Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Fall, Life and Books!

Hello readers! 

Life has been interesting the past two weeks, Justin and I both came down with colds, our dryer broke AGAIN and our kitchen sink is leaking...

Fun, fun, fun!

I also did my little brother's engagement portraits and I'm currently editing them. Collin and his Fiancee are way too cute- my goodness. Brings back memories of my engagement. Ah, the young puppy love stage :) it is simply too cute! I am so beyond excited about my brother's upcoming wedding. Sarah is so very sweet and she fits in with our family incredibly well. They definitely belong together! 

Our weather went from gorgeous to yucky. Mildly warm and humid. Personally I want my cool fall days back ASAP! The leaves here are getting so beautiful though, some really rich colors are starting to appear. It still is mostly green with mini explosions of red, orange and yellow here and there. 

Justin deep cleaned our home last week and it looks beautiful. Still have a bit more decluttering to do but we are making progress. I am so very thankful that my husband takes pride in running our home while I am dealing with this back pain. He is also an amazing cook and I am so very thankful for that as well! 

I have been doing counseling with my pastor on a twice-a-month basis. It has been a blessing. I did try to start going back to church again but the pews are just not good for my back. We are trying to find another option for seating for me. In the mean time I still have the anxiety to deal with. I wish I knew what triggers the panic attacks when it comes to church. I am thankful though for the support of my church family. It is very precious- Don't EVER underestimate what a kind word, note or card to a fellow member of your church can do especially in times of trials or illness. I highly encourage you all to send a card to somebody you know this week. 

October is here and I want to do a "Booktober" theme (lame name I know! lol) I will be posting some book reviews during this month and if you would like to write a guest post book review or even write posts for "Booktober" on your own blog email me! (my email is on my Contact Me page) I have a pre-written book interview if anyone is interested :)   

I hope you all have a great day! 

Love, Rebecca

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Friday, September 26, 2014


My favorite season has begun!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I love this time of the year, the colors, smells and cool weather are very comforting. 

What is your favorite season?

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Monday, September 22, 2014

Mystic Aquarium - Part 4

These photos are probably what you have all been waiting for! The beautiful tropical and coral reef fish :) I decided to save the best for last so I hope you enjoy this final post of photos from our trip to the aquarium.

Sturgeon fish- such a lovely shade of yellow!

These glass sculptures swayed in the water ever so slightly.

Look at this beautiful Copper Banded Butterfly Fish!

So pretty and peaceful.

I really enjoyed this tank,

On to the BIG tank- this one went from floor to almost ceiling and was very wide.

Hey look Dory and Marlin! lol

The beautiful clown fish tank, it was hard to get a good photo of them.


Such crazy little sea creatures...

Here is an upside-down jellyfish.

The sea horses are always a personal favorite of mine,

They are just so dainty and cute.

Sting ray tank!

The one on the left was huge

That wraps up all my photos from our anniversary day-trip!

Love, Rebecca

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Mystic Aquarium- Part 3

Aren't poison Dart Frogs so pretty?

Look at that pattern!

There are two frogs in this photo!

Some Piranhas...

This tank was filled with such pretty fish

Look at those soft colors!

Some very bright freshwater fish!
One of my lovely readers informed me that this fish is formally known as a "Discus"

This fish was massive!

Barracudas and Moray Eels! 

One last set of photos will be posted soon!
Justin and I have been righting colds this past week- not fun. I hope you are all in much better health! If you are sick then big get-well-soon hugs.

Love, Rebecca

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Mystic Aquarium- Part 2

At Mystic Aquarium there is an exhibit that has various types of parrots that you can interact with! 

Look at this adorable Budgie!

We were given these little sticks with Millet attached to the ends.

This Parakeet really liked Justin!

It took a while but a parakeet eventually landed on me.

He was so cute!

You may have noticed that I am sitting in a wheelchair, because of the recent knee injury I have been unable to walk as much as I'd like without severe pain. So I could enjoy our trip we rented a wheelchair. I am so thankful we did because it alleviated alot of worries about dealing with pain.

This is my favorite photo- look at this little girl all poofed up!! :)

This one budgie kept climbing into Justin's pocket!

Justin with the would-be-stow-away. They weren't kidding when they told us to check all pockets and purses to make sure we didn't have stow-away birds!

The birds really liked this teddy bear!

So many birdies!

So many birds!

Look how blue he is!

There were also Kookaburras in a separate enclosure. They were very cute! 

I LOVE birds so this was a very fun portion of our trip.
More photos to follow of the fish!

Love, Rebecca

Do you like birds? What is your favorite kind? 
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Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Mystic Aquarium- Part1

For our 3 year wedding anniversary Justin took me to Mystic Aquarium. I have been wanting to go there for a very long time now so I was very excited about our day trip there!

The Beluga whales were doing little things like spinning around and it was so cute!

A sea lion!

In the outdoors area of the aquarium there is a "swamplands" exhibit. There are many water lilies, cat tails, lily pads and other pretty plants.

There are also various fish, frogs, turtles and birds that live in the exhibit

Look at that yellow underbelly! 

These african Penguins were very active when we stopped by.

I LOVE this photo, this little penguin swam up close to the viewing glass.

There is a basement area where there are giant windows to let you see inside the penguin tank. 

Look how cute they are!

When people put their hands near the glass the penguins would swim right over and it looked like they were curious!

My handsome husband :)

More photos of out trip to follow!! 

Love, Rebecca

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