Tuesday, August 25, 2015


As with Facebook, Pinterest and now Instagram, I am late to the party.

Are we all not beguiled by the lovely Anita at

for me, she and most of you as well,
are a source of inspiration with all the beautiful things you post
I love to look at pretty things!!!

so I asked my baby bo peep to clue me in on the fun
and it's like I couldn't get enough of the instagramming
and then I read the etiquette of it and it specifically states not to over gram on the instant

we ended summer with our annual learning vacation
spelunking through Southern New Mexico
with Betty

I'm pretty sure she's wishing for a road trip with Poppy and B

she keeps a notebook of our trips
this warning was given 30 miles from home...as we began!
thanks trooper Ed for not giving Mr. PV a ticket
and thank you Miss Betty for filling in the blanks

our first stop was Coach Been's house in Lubbock
they were gone on their own trip so this was a fun instagram surprise to them

it seems blue became the theme 
oh my the lovely colors of the magical enchanting 
New Mexico!!

If you could see how high this cliff was at the Blue Hole
you would be so proud that Miss Betty, 8, was brave enough to jump off of it

The best Mexican food on the planet

New Mexico
we explored you for 8 days and still didn't discover you all

kind of like Instagram
so much more to learn!
like...how to add the gadget to the blog

as our summers come to an end and a new school year begins
I hope yours was the best summer ever and that your fall holds all the good things
we are feeling in the air these days


Anonymous said...

you are having a super summer, wonderful photos!!! Enjoy the rest of summer!!! Thank you so much for sharing!

Karena Albert said...

How fun I am so glad you are having a great summer with your family Gina! Oh and I adore Anita, she is a longtime blog friend!!

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Down On The Farm said...

Looks like a GREAT TIME!!

White Lace and Promises said...

What fun and what a brave man you have there! The blues are beautiful especially the toes and turquoise. Cute, cute!

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Oh my how pretty your photos are. Anita is a delightful friend and yes one who inspires us all. Personally I am on the fence with Instagram each blog post takes me around two weeks and I'm still doing design and art and it seems time is such a precious gift it's either blogging and sharing my poetry written for each post or just sharing photos on Instagram. Whatever you decide Gina I know I will enjoy and follow you.

Heather - New House New Home said...

Looks like an awesome trip!!! Blue is not a colour I would have thought of when thinking of New Mexico. More orange and rust. But these pics prove me wrong. What's your handle on Instagram so we can all join in on the fun?

handmade by amalia said...

Sounds like a great summer!

Minha vida de campo said...

Adorei sua viagem de férias. Lindo país e o México. Estamos no inverno, mas esse ano não fez frio por aqui. Temos tido dias com calor de mais de 30° graus.
Bjos tenha um ótimo fim de semana.