The Answer to Life, The Universe and Everything

Today I turn 42 and what I have learned so far about the meaning of my life, is that the most important things are to:

  1. Love Yourself!
  2. Take care and love of your family and friends
  3. Be kind
  4. Respect the Earth and all its creatures (except spiders ;-))
  5. Chase sunsets

I have so much gratitude and appreciation to all of you who have sent me Birthday wishes.  Thanks for showing me sooooo much love.

xoxo,

Em

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Take a walk

I started building this blog a year ago. My goal was to kick it off on my trip to Iceland in early January of 2014, which I did.  My next goal was to spend the year building content for this site of all my favorite pictures that I captured along the walk in 2014.  This will be my last post of 2014.  I’m looking forward to the next phase of this project in 2015.   Enjoy and thanks to all who have taken the time to look at my pictures.  I truly enjoy capturing these moments in life 🙂 Wishing you tranquility upon the terrestrial sphere and a Happy New Year!

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My Happy Story

This is Cookie.  She is my Chihuahua and came to me in April 2012.  She was taken from a home in California because the person observed the abuse she was receiving from the owners and could not take it.  She was shot at by bb guns, abused and forced to live in a cage and not allowed inside the home.  She had so much fear in her head when I met her that she would spin in a circle and pee on herself 😦  I don’t even want to know the rest of what these people did to her.  It just breaks my heart and soul.

Two years later I’m happy to report that with lots of care, patience and love Cookie has come out of her shell.  Her favorite thing in the world is to play fetch with her brother Paco.

Last September (2013) Paco was given to me from a elderly couple in Tucson, Arizona.  He was only a puppy and came from a very good home.  The couple didn’t have the energy for a puppy and realized they were in over their head which is why I adopted Paco from them.  He doesn’t have any pre-disposition to fear like Cookie did.  He has been an amazing buddy for her and now they are attached at the hip and inseparable.  His confidence is very good for Cookie 🙂

I’m sharing this story because it makes me happy to tell.

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My Sugar Cookie

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Sometimes I look over at her and she is just staring at me like this 🙂 she loves her Momma.

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My Motivation

Why I can do what I do.  My Mom.  As I have been going through my old pictures and other artifacts I have collected along the way. I came across this card.  For a brief moment I imagined her writing it.  I then realize that these writings are the only thing we have left that comes from their soul.  We have pictures yes! but feelings on paper are rare for most.  I’m happy to come across these  when I do 🙂 We all have cards stashed away I’m sure there is something we could do with the good ones…Here I go again…thinking of my next project 🙂  Just like Mom.  I miss her every day.

Happy Birthday from Mom

Mom