Saturday, March 7, 2015

Bucket List!

Good Morning everyone and welcome Saturday!  I am so happy to see the sun this morning and hope that a lot of this snow melts away today.  I also hear that our temps are going into the 40's, which is wonderful news.  YAY!

I am here today to share Challenge YOUrself's challenge #16:

Challenge YOUrself #16:  The Bucket List 
What are some of the things you want to do in your life?   
Or have you recently achieved something on you bucket list or a goal?  
Tell us about it.
Remember to include YOU in the photo :)

Here is  my layout.  I included my bucket list on the tag - it's from when I was 30 years old:

To me, there is nothing more important that for John and I and our family to enjoy each other.  I have checked off what I already accomplished on my bucket list and there are still some things left to do!!

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And since it has been so long since I last posted, I would like to share some moments in pictures that have taken place in our family since last month:

Anne celebrated her 12th birthday on January 15th and had her first girls' sleepover:
(I can never understand why it is called a sleepover when very little sleep occurs!!)  

We have been given a lot of snow & ice this winter, Anne and I decided to make the best of it: 

Anne has been enjoying reading this semester and especially likes the Hunger Games series:

♥ We went to NYC last weekend to celebrate our 25th Anniversary.  
The hotel knew that it was our 25th anniversary and this is what we found in our room:
(WOW!  We were so excited!!!)

♥ And here are some more photos from our weekend:
 (Here's Anne on the ferry to the Statue of Liberty.  Look at the ice on the water!)

  (Seeing the Statue of Liberty was an amazing experience and one of the items on my bucket list!)

 (We ate at "The Spotted Pig" for lunch and had a delicious meal!)

 (This was one of the views from the top of the Empire State Building!  Spectacular!!!)

( . . . and to show you just how cold it was last weekend - here is the fountain in Bryant Park!)

♥ We missed having Katie home, and we were sorry that she couldn't;t come to NYC with us, but we know that she is having some amazing experiences at Penn State this semester!  LOVE you , Katie!!!
(Katie with the Lion!)
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♥ Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today.  I can't tell you how much your visit means to me!  I hope you are all having a nice weekend.  (And for all of you scrappers, if you have a chance, please check out Challenge YOUrself this month!)  HUGS!! 


  1. Love love love your lo! I just got that collection and LOVE it!! And loving your NYC photos!! I miss it there so much!!

  2. Your layout is so beautiful, Sharon! It looks so spring-y! We all need some spring here and, like you, we are supposed to get a taste this week! Congratulations on your anniversary. It looks like a fabulous trip to NYC! Isn't the Statue of Liberty amazing? My father came into New York as a young man past that statue in 1920! It always moves me to see it.
    Have a wonderful weekend, my friend! Enjoy this beautiful sunshine and your lovely family.

  3. Love the background and the your photos are just way way awesome.
    I can see you had lots of fun in NYC, who wouldn't? I lived there for 8 years and still go back once or twice every year, I just love that place!

  4. Your layout is gorgeous! I am so loving your photos too - they are absolutely wonderful! xxx

  5. I'd say your bucket is full of blessings, Sharon! I loved this post. Your Anne is such a beautiful young lady; I especially liked her magic wand! 8-)

    Sending blessings from here on the farm where the ice and snow are GONE! Yee haw!

  6. Hi to you over on the other side of the sand pit! Your photos of snow look wonderful as our summer seems to be hanging on here! Love your layout, the background is amazing with your corner photo and happy anniversary too! And I bet there was a huge amount of giggling at the sleepover too! Take care!

  7. Hello Sharon, so good to read your post and see pictures. Happy Anniversary!! Great pictures of your month and trip. Our anniversary is coming up next month, not sure what we will do, Disney would be nice but not possible at this time. I'm ready for the snow and ICE to melt too, miss seeing the grass!!! Great idea having a bucket list, always fun to do and cross off. Pretty layout!!
    Hope all is going well and your mom too. We are doing ok here, just waiting for spring. The Middle has been good too, sad to see Susan and boyfriend break up though. Take care friend, love and hugs.

  8. What a gorgeous page full of charm!! And thanks so much for sharing your amazing photos! Happy 25th Anniversary!

  9. LOVE your layout and your gorgeous photos! The magic wand is awesome and the frozen fountain is unbelievable, but my favorite is the one of Anne reading.

  10. You know how much I ADORE ur photography skills... NY ones rock - Anne reading double rocks:) And ur LO TRIPLE rocks!!! Beautiful:):)

  11. I always love visiting your blog. Tons of eye candy! Your NY photos are just incredible and your layout is gorgeous. Thank you for the comment on my blog. Things are going well, I just picked up a part time job to help with the kids' medical expenses so I haven't been around much.

  12. love all the photos. happy 25! sounds like things have been going well. love your bucket list layout. have been thinking of my bucket list recently....

  13. What a lovely layout! Love the whimsical feel to it! And thanks for sharing the family photos...they are beautiful and I'm glad life is treating you well my friend! :)

  14. Oh Sharon, Your bucket list layout is AWESOME - I LOVE the design! I hope you get to check off everything on your list soon! Thanks for sharing your AMAZING photos - they are Super Duper Gorgeous!!

  15. I love that you make your beautiful art about your family and that you cherish them
    Thanks for the photos of a different world from here. Gosh, look at the fountain!

  16. Awesome work!! Lovely layout and photographs!!

  17. Your layout is so cool. You have really developed a style of your own and I love it. Love the photo's, my goodness it looks soooooo cold. Especially love the photo of Anne reading
    Mary x

  18. Hi Sharon! Happy anniversary! Sounds like you had a fantastic trip! I'd love to visit New York City some day! Your pictures are so beautiful, and so is your bucket list layout. Thank you so much for sharing! Hugs to you!

  19. We are finally having springlike weather here, and I'm glad that you are, too. Though from the looks of it, you managed to have fun in the snow, too. Your page is certainly springlike, with the flowers and the puffy clouds. Looks good!

  20. Love the challenge and your take on it. Your photography skills are just amazing! You have such a way of capturing light-gorgeous!

  21. Great page Sharon and think you did an awesome job with it! I have the same patterned paper and was really wondering to myself how I would actually use it! Beautifully done! Love your amazing photo's as are so talented gil! I really wanted to say thanks for always popping in to leave me love on my is really appreciated and always puts a smile on my face! xx

  22. I love your Layout and your NYC pics are amazing!! Happy 25th Anniversary to you!!

  23. I don't know how I missed this great LO and your fantastic photography.
    Fantastic LO Sharon and great pics,I wouldn't mind some cold weather benn hot here for Autumn 32 today roll on winter!

  24. Oh my - fabulous page, great pics of your daughter's party and knockout photos of your trip! Amazing!

  25. Such a gorgeous LO, Sharon!! And, your photography is simply amazing!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    Garden of Grace


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