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Thursday, February 27, 2014

Who Grew Up with Mr. Rogers? Won't you be my neighbor?

Love this article in RELEVANT magazine today...

10 Mr. Rogers Quotes You Need to Read

A gentle man everyone loved and admired.

Gal 5:14 For the whole Law is fulfilled in one word, in the statement, “YOU SHALL LOVE YOUR NEIGHBOR AS YOURSELF.”

Monday, February 24, 2014

Disney Animal Kingdom Outing

My husband and I joined another couple on Saturday morning for a safari and  couple of hours at Disney's Animal Kingdom.  Here are a few unusual photos from our outing:

First time I'd ever seen the male and female lions together on the safari ride...

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 When you need a nap, you need a nap...
My P52 photo for this week
I'm #23 on the Week 9 page

Tonya Travelstead P52
Conservation Station... I think I'll pass on this game...  :)

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Surgery on an animal at the Conservation Station....

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This bird was a little TOO close during our lunch...

My P52 photo for Week 10
I'm #35

Tonya Travelstead P52 Week 10

First time to see the Finding Nemo show... excellent!

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And of course, more animals...

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Daily Chores: Make Your Bed

I'm always surprised that everyone does not make their bed each morning.  What a difference this makes when you come home from work or class or even just walk past your bedroom door during the day.

Rebooting an old post on this topic HERE.

Monday, February 17, 2014

Stained Glass : Church Windows / P52

I love stained glass... I take photos of it pretty much whenever I come across it.  I discreetly took these during a funeral we attended last week because I thought they were so beautiful.   The words come from 2 Timothy 4:7-8

  I have fought the good fight, I have finished the course, I have kept the faith;  in the future there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous Judge, will award to me on that day; and not only to me, but also to all who have loved His appearing.

I chose the bottom photo for my P52 Sweet Shot Tuesday photo, Week #8 HERE.  My photo is #20.

Tonya Travelstead P52 
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Tonya Travelstead P52

Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Ironing: A Lost Art?

Just reboosting this older post about ironing... does anyone iron anymore?  I sure do!

The article from 2011 is HERE... a simple way to get this "un"pleasant chore done.  It almost makes it fun!

Monday, February 10, 2014

Local Event: Michael Andrew and Swingerhead

My husband and I attended a fun Valentines concert on Sunday afternoon in our local park featuring Michael Andrew and Swingerhead.  Lots of sights and fun Frank Sinatra / Tony  Bennett type music.  We've attended in years past and have also seen the performers with our local symphony as well.  A very enjoyable afternoon and a sweet start to Valentines week!

Pulling this photo out for this week's P52 Sweet Shot Tuesday.  :)  Week 7 #18

Extreme Shoes Tonya Travelstead

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Rainy Saturdays : Breakfast and a Movie

Lots of choices when it rains... catch up on chores, sleep, read... we opted to go out to breakfast with relatives this morning...

This sign was in the cafe where we ate.  Cute.  :)

...and then catch a matinee of The Monuments Men. Really enjoyed this sleeper  movie with an all-star cast (and breakfast, too).

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

P52 Sweet Shot Tuesday 2014 : Week 6 : Bloom Where You Are Planted

Spotted this bright yellow daisy amidst the dead winter plants, the only color in the group.  As a  plant has to blossom wherever it may have been planted and endure all kinds of weather, so a person must sometimes stand alone where they are for what is right, for what is true and noble and good.  Fear not. Be bold. Be strong.

Tonya Travelstead Bloom Where You Are Planted

Ps 118:6 The LORD is for me; I will not fear
What can man do to me?

Week 6 of P52.
This photo is #40.

Sunday, February 2, 2014

iPhoneography 101

iPhones take pretty good photos, even untouched without filters.  I didn't have my camera with me last night when we went out for coffee.  We just had to stop and see this gorgeous sunset over Lake Maitland.

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