Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Enjoying Life

DSC00091_edited-1 {a couple of pages to share with you from two of my on-going art journals}

Ah, home again!

Been gone for three long, glorious weeks…time very well spent, I can tell you!  Time with my own family, my parents (and their 52nd anniversary!), siblings, nieces & nephews…

Time road-tripping, boating, Yellowstone-seeing…

DSC00088_edited-1 {a page from my Moleskin journal…no water coloring in this one…so fun to write and doodle my way through Yellowstone}

…relative-visiting, playing, eating (waaay too much eating!), wedding reception going, not sleeping, shopping, fire-watching (far too close to us—yikes!), bison watching…

 image {taken from our car…This ENORMOUS bison was just walking down the middle of the road!  I could have reached out and touched him…my husband took this picture from the passenger seat—I was driving!}

…walk taking, old friend seeing, rainstorm loving…so many wonderful things!

Yes, time VERY well spent!


SO nice to be back here with you all!  Looking forward to seeing what you’ve all been up to!

See you soon with something new…



  1. Welcome back! Sounds like you had a wonderful three weeks. Amazing what you see what down the streets (or on the beach) these days. :) Best wishes, Tammy

  2. Dear Julie,
    Good to see you are safe home ,after a most wonderful vacation with family and friends.
    Love your pages ,and your qoute!

  3. Sounds like you have had a very busy few weeks, filled with lots of fun and family times! Looking forward to seeing what you have for us next! Lots of love and hugs coming your way from sunny (???) UK! xxoo

  4. I love the quote from Sister I miss those two dear people. My eyes still fill with tears when I think of them. People like President Hinkley make me want to be a better person.

  5. Then I embarrass myself by spelling their last name wrong...must be the tears.

  6. Sounds like you had a fabulous time! It's nice to have a peek at some new journaling pages. They are always so creative.

  7. Julie, You were missed! What a lovely vacation destination. You are having such fun with your doodling. I have always been tempted to pick up an instruction book about it. Such a cute page. Again, glad you are back! Elizabeth

  8. Yellowstone is just gorgeous! Our best friends have a ranch about an hour north and we zip down to the park when we visit. Just a lovely place! Sounds like a wonderful time! LOVE your doodling! :) Hugs.

  9. How wonderful to see you again. I have missed you, I know I haven't been around in a while. But looks like you have had a wonderful holiday with family & friends. Love your journal pages ;0) They are huge (bison) what a lovely treat to see one so close ;0)

  10. Sounds like a wonderful vacation you had. FILLED up with lots of memories. Yellowstone never fails to excite whoever goes there.
    Cool, that you "doodled" your way through the park.
    love that.

  11. I always wanted to visit Yellow Stone. You have really beautiful handwriting. I love your journal pages! I used to spend a lot of time doing this but I never thought to take pictures of them!

  12. I love your journal page and quote. I know too many days I wish my life away to the weekend to enjoy some family time away from work. So glad you had some wonderful family time.

  13. Julie - Love your doodle journal! You've just inspired me to create one for my next vacation!

    -pamela ;)

  14. Hello cool was that to just see a Bison walking by like you guys were in the way...too cool! Love your follower!

  15. Oh my! You're doodle journal is adorable! :) I wish I could have the patience to do stuff like that :)