Tuesday, May 27, 2008

*Box Turtle*

Yesterday, I had a visitor in my garden :) a box turtle...this isn't my own picture...I got this from the internet...I was so excited that I forgot to take a picture of her :( but she looked exactly like this one.

She came, walked around a little bit and in the shade next to my fence she decided to stay, digged a whole with her back feet and sat there for about 4-5 hours...I think she layed her eggs...after that she put the dirt over it and left :(

I was reading about this kind of turtle and I read that they will hatch in 75 - 90 days...I have to mark the spot where she put her eggs that I don't go over with my lawn mower!!! That would be too cool if those little turtles would make it :)

The funny thing is, that my husband and I went to Jykell Island here in GA and we visited the turtle hospital...they mostly have big loggerhead turtles....I will attach a blog from them so you can see what they are doing...you will see a loggerhead turtle with a device on her back...I saw this particular turtle and they told us that they will release her on the 24th of May...I wish the turtle good luck and lot's of fun in the big water :) I'm sure she missed it...


Sunday, May 25, 2008

*A difficult day...*

...today I had to drive my husband to the Airport...his 18 days of R&R are over...those 18 days were the fastest days in my life! I wish I could have stopped the time, it was wonderful to have him around, we had a great time together!

He has to go back to Iraq for another 8 month...my heart is heavy...I know it is his job but it is so hard to say "I see you later" to a loved one knowing that he is going back to a very dangerous place!

I hope times goes by fast...I will give myself a few days to get used to it again and want to go back doing what I love to do so very much *Creating and making Dolls*...I have lot's of ideas in my head :)

Please keep our brave Soldiers, Men and Women, in your thoughts and prayer for their safe return...

Thank you
hugs Ivonne :)

Friday, May 23, 2008

*Memorial Day*

Memorial Day is much more than a three-day weekend that marks the beginning of summer. To many people, especially the nation's thousands of combat veterans, this day, which has a history stretching back all the way to the Civil War, is an important reminder of those who died in the service of their country.

God Bless America and all their men and women who are serving in the Armed Forces for our freedom.

Saturday, May 17, 2008

*St. Augustine*

Arent't this horses beautiful?
I also love the picture of the American Flag with the Palm :)

Friday, May 16, 2008

*Trip to St. Augustine, FL*

Today, we visited the US oldest City *St. Augustine in Florida* and the 2nd most haunted city in the US!

Unfortunately we didn't have time to participate in the Ghost Tour...we are planning to go back again sometimes to see it...I heard it is very spooky...BOO :)

The Spanish influence is seen in the architecture, street names, food, and art. It is a wonderful city...I even found real italian ice cream *Gelato" I looove italian ice cream!

I wanted to share some pictures with you...emjoy :)

Sunday, May 11, 2008

*Happy Mothers Day*

...to all of you Mom's out there... my thanks and appreciation to those who have the most important job in the world!

I hope you are showered today and always with affection and attention from those you love...

Hugs Ivonne

Sunday, May 4, 2008

*Gone Fishing*

Finally...my husband is on his flight to come home from Iraq for his 18 days of R&R...I'm sitting here and I'm waiting anxiously for his phone call!

We have reached the 6 month mark now...another 8 month to go and he will be home for good! YIPPEE

Hopefully all our brave Soldiers are coming home safe and sound very very soon!
Thank you for all the best wishes...I will let Kevin know :)
I will be absent for a little while...so I have my sign *Gone Fishing* up...
will be back soon with tons of ideas :)
Have a wonderful sunny Sunday...