Friday, November 07, 2014
It seems kind of crazy that it has been 9...NINE years since I first started blogging here at Dragonfly.
I have loved having this space to express and share and connect. Looking back, it wasn't clear what I would really be doing here. Just wanted to have my own blog because it reminded me of my passion of journaling. Since then, I've been able to record my days and moments...The big, the small, the good, the not so good. Mostly, I've been able to capture the celebrations of life and the people who fill my heart...many of them live here next to the words I pieced together on that day over the last nine years, and they even make repeat appearances.
For this space, I am grateful.
For those who stop by every so often, I thank you.
For every word, and every post in the near future, I appreciate you and do not take anything for granted.
Monday, October 13, 2014
The only photo we took as a group and it doesn't include the newly newlyweds Dex and Ashley. This is the fourth year (that I can remember) that we've gone to the Food & Wine Festival as a team. Awesome day!
Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Last year at the EDC BBQ (above photo), I had the opportunity to meet some of our very own Orlando City players. Soluna and I ended up talking at length with Rob Valentino, #22, Defense and Captain of the Orlando City Soccer team.
Today, it was announced that Valentino will not continue with the team as it heads into its first year as an MLS club. Of course, I am disappointed since he is by far my favorite City player. I remember specifically asking him about this transition and how he hoped he would be a part of it all.
Now that the news is out, I want to publicly thank Rob and the other City players who have helped build this team over the last several years. You all have been amazing for Orlando and you will be missed. All the best in whatever is in store for you.
Monday, September 15, 2014
This past Thursday and Saturday, families and friends gathered to say goodbye to a sister, a daughter, a wife, an aunt, a mother, a friend and a beautiful person.
We will miss you Erin. Your spunk and strength and compassion. It's hard to put all of what I'm feeling into words. Instead, I will post my favorite photo that I came across at her and her husband Stephen's home. It was taken at the annual Blessing of the Animals at St. Paul's Episcopal Church in Daphne, Alabama. Chloe, Erin and Stephen's dog, was blessed that day.
With love and peace.
Saturday, September 06, 2014
|Amber H., Beautiful Bride NC, Katharine and me|
|photo credit: mckenzie stewart|
The ceremony was beautiful and the reception was intimate and full of fun, dancing and photo booth action. Good food too!
To Nicole and Chris: Mr. Wonderful and I wish you lots of love and happiness in the every day, through the years of moments and may all your dreams for each other and together come true as you grow in love as a married couple.
|their first kiss as husband and wife |
(photo credit: Jenn Sugarmann)
Thursday, September 04, 2014
|photo credit: fetti/photo planet|
Tuesday, September 02, 2014
|Post Yoga pic: Kimberly, Nicole, Shannon (Instructor), me and Andrea|
For a lunch class, it was very well attended and we focused less on Vinyasa's and more on some deep stretches and my favorite - half moon/balance poses.
Thank you Shannon for a great class! Congrats NC on your wedding this week! All the girls hope it's a beautiful day for you and Chris!
Possible wedding day photo idea...
Monday, September 01, 2014
|Celebrating friendship with my honorary cousin, So, and my sister-cousin, Tan-yo in Downtown Orlando at Monkey Bar in 2012. These ladies make me smile and never cease to amaze me with all they do for the boys in their life.|
Character is so largely affected by associations that we cannot afford to be indifferent as to who and what our friends are. They write their names in our albums, but they do more, they help make us what we are. Be therefore careful in selecting them; and when wisely selected, never sacrifice them.
- M. Hulburd