Time Well Spent

Recently, my daughter and I spent some time together, and I’ll always
cherish our mom/daughter 
moments. On this day, the weather
cooperated as the sun warmed us with its rays, instead of raindrops
raining on our parade. We walked around, browsing in stores, while
talking and acting a little silly, too…
After all, what’s life without smiles and laughter? 

happiness

happiness

the mallards

The Mallard’s house (so cute) and pretty Koi fish

turtles

turtles, too

fun photo booth

silly faces – of course, anytime a photo booth is near, we jump in!
You know the quality isn’t good when you’re only paying a $1, but
the fun and faces are worth so much more! 

“Silliness is sweet syrup that helps us swallow the bitter pills of life.” 
~ Richelle E. Goodrich

happiness is mother daughter time

Lauren Scott © 2018
“Cherish those precious times with
loved ones and find time to add silliness
into your serious schedules.” ❤ 💜🧡💚💙💛 ❤

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Renewing

new yamaha guitar for Lauren Oct 2017

Recently, I’ve been inspired to renew an old passion of mine, playing the guitar. I used to play a little when I was younger – late teens, early twenties, along with my ultimate passion for singing. But then life happened, and I chose a different path, which, just so you know, I don’t regret.

Those earlier years, though, instilled the love of music in me, which then was passed onto my daughter, who also loves to sing. My husband and son don’t sing or play an instrument, but they love listening to music. This form of art has always been a big part of our family.

So, a few days ago, I spontaneously went to “just look” at guitars. Bananas at Large is the go-to place for musical instruments and lessons. Well, so much for looking because I came home with a brand new Yamaha acoustic guitar. Since many years have passed, I’m a beginner again, so it’s a great start, not to mention that it’s beautiful. Since then, my daughter and I have been doing 30-minute sessions each night, starting with the basics. My excitement immediately inspired her, so it’s also turned out to be a fun mother/daughter time. I’m also currently looking into lessons, perusing all the teachers at Bananas to find the best fit for both of us.

I am so excited that I feel like a little kid! Seriously! My singing voice has changed, but maybe I can even get it back into gear as I learn the guitar. Now of course, the worst part is conditioning the fingers. Some of those chords, OUCH!

Thus, do any of you play guitar? Do you have stories to tell of when you first learned and your fingers were screaming at you? Any wise words of wisdom or gentle advice? Have any of you renewed an old passion, lately?

Here’s to Renewing Old Passions, and knowing that You’re Never Too Old!

Lauren Scott 2017

(p.s. wish me luck!)

 

Windy Fog & Duck Faces :)

Happy Friday, Everyone! I’m grateful for every day, but I can’t deny how glad I am when Friday rolls around. Anyway, for some “end of week” smiles, I’m sharing just a few photos taken yesterday at the Marin Headlands with my daughter and our dog, Copper…It was real foggy and super windy, but we still had a fun time. Although, I think Copper had had enough of the wind. 🙂 Gorgeous views even in the fog, which adds mystery to the photo, I think..you’ll see the Golden Gate bridge is trying to push through and make itself known and the sky couldn’t have been bluer. The last photo is Copper and I making duck faces, while my daughter looks beautiful. 🙂golden gate in the fog

view of bay and bridge

blue sky above fog

lauren and copper duck facesWishing you all a Fabulous Friday and Wonderful Weekend ahead! Thanks for all your visits and a big Thanks to all my new followers, as well! ♥

Cookie card

 

Love and Blessings to you all, Lauren ♥

Happy 21st Birthday to My Daughter ♥♥♥

You were a bundle of baby powder
so sweet smelling and cuddly
with rosy lips curved
into the perfect infant smile

that was only the beginning
of our hearts melting

Your beauty became more apparent,
not only on the outside, but on the inside, too
Your heart grew big enough
to share love around the world
You were an adorable little girl
Then within days,
You became a gorgeous young lady
ready to take on the world

You are the moon at it’s fullest,
pouring light over us
on the darkest night
and a country melody
just right for line dancing

You are the brightest sunflower
adding color to the garden of life
or the white stallion
prepared for any challenge that greets you

You are a dolphin,
gliding gently through life with grace
or shimmering sterling silver
Your soul never to tarnish

Our daughter, our creation from love
Now Twenty-one
“You’ve got the world by the tail,
Your Grandpa used to say
So move forward with passion
and make your own way

Our love for you is larger than life,
Mom and Dad

♥ ♥ ♥