Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Cruisin' Together

On a quiet morning in January, my husband, Duhgall and I went to our favorite neighborhood restaurant for breakfast. Not "our" neighborhood, but one that we cherish our strolls through. Nothing beats a good walk to burn up the huge breakfast!! And nothing beats a good walk so honey can test out his new camera that I had mentioned some posts back. Come along....enjoy.

Cherish YOUR special moments together and take some

time to LOVE those around you!!

(PS: Continued thanks for all of the prayers and heartfelt comments. I just love you all!!!!!)


Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

A beautiful neighborhood. Wishing you peace in the simple things.

Jean said...

Sweet Becky, We cherish you. You are a special giving lady . What a beautiful walk you took us on today. What great photos. I just love watching Doogs stroll along, and how is Miss Fiona settling in?
Blessings for you and yours,
Love, Jean in virginia

Esther Sunday said...

Love ya back! Love, E xxxoooo

Miss Jean said...

Oh, Miss Becky! There are lovely vintage homes out there with our names on them. I just know it!!! When you walk or drive by, they whisper your name. They are just waiting patiently for us. Duhgall certainly looks at home. We'll have to all meet for breakfast as soon as Miss Fiona J. can venture out into the world.

The photos are just beautiful. I have serious camera envy there Mr. B.!

DebraBee said...

My dear SIL ~ I love you and miss you. Hugs to you all.

DebraBee said...

My dear sweet SIL ~ I miss you and love you even more. I would love to have breakfast with you and take that nice stroll.


Blondie's Journal said...

I can absolutely see why you love this neighborhood, the homes are beautiful! I love all the architectural & garden detail your husband caught with his new toy! Hee hee! :-)

Just scrolled back and met your new addition, Miss Fiona Jordyn. Now that is a little face after my own heart! Duhgall will get used to her. We had Milo for 2 years before Layla and he is starting to act like he likes her (well, sort of), but don't tell him I said that!!

Hope all is going well with you and your family! You sound happy!!


^..^Corgidogmama said...

Very good eye to catch interesting sites and details!
Doggie is adorable, and hope that Spring will help a little.

♥ miss.michelle said...

...hi becky!

So you pictured my "favorite" house in Modesto. The first picture you took on Elmwood, it "was" my favorite before they painted it :( That cool french-y green/yellow that it was before. Do you remember? Do you know who bought that house? *sigh*
Elmwood is my favorite street :) I actually bought an old street sign, when the city was selling their old street signs. It hangs in my living room. Check out the house on the corner of Caroline & Fairmont (I think). The address is Caroline, very very pretty tudor. I'm sure you've seen it.


My Shabby Roses said...

I always love your little neighborhood tours.
Thank you for stopping by. It was so nice to hear from you Becky.

emmasgemsvintage said...

Love the photos! Looks like a great place to take a stroll. I also love that version of Cruisin' with Huey Lewis and Gwyneth Paltrow! Thanks!

Storybook Woods said...

What charming homes, I would go for walks ther too. Very inspiring !!! Clarice

Sue said...

Thanks for sharing "your" beautiful neighborhood- lovely homes but more importantly, lovely time together. Thanks for the reminder. As an aside, I am aching for a puppy and loving that Scottie of yours!! Not sure what breed we will end up with but our home is missing a doggy.

quiltingnana said...

glad you and hubby had such a nice walk...the pictures were lovely

Lisa ~ A Cottage to Me said...

Beautiful pictures! What a lovely way to spend time together. My husband and I do that too. We also do the breakfast thing on occasion. Those are treasured moments!
Have a great day!

Shelley said...

Hi Becky,I would love to cruise through that beautiful neighborhood. Thanks for sharing it with us.I always love seeing pictures of Duhgall,he's such a sweetie pie! I am still thinking of you and remembering you in my prayers,God bless....


Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Those are some very fabulous homes! I love all of the arched doorways and windows. Great pictures too!

OH MY #6 said...

these are fabulous photos. And, that scottie of yours is so sweet. I have always had scotties.

Thinking of you and sending you healing vibes.


the wild raspberry said...

those are so great...i love the one with the light on at the front porch. i just did a post about some great historic houses-hope you can come see them. they are truly amazing.

Valerie said...

Thanks for the picturesque stroll! It reminds me of a custom-built home in my parents' subdivision that I just adored when I was growing up. It was a total Hansel & Gretel house! So cottage-y! But it was the inside...oh the inside, that I just absolutely loved. The home was small; a story and a half, but the "half" was a loft where my friend and her sister shared a bedroom. It was a magical place to play! I am going home this weekend (St. Louis, yeah!) and I am going to take a picture of that house and post on my blog next week. I will revisit your blog and let you know when I post...you will love it, Miss Sweet Cottage Dreams!

Hope Miss Fiona Jordyn is doing well and getting along with Mr. Dughall. Take Care and Blessings from Kansas!

osagebluffquilter said...

I love to look at homes. Your post is beautiful. What eye candy!
And then it's always fun to cruse with the one you love.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

What a lovely neighborhood to walk through. I love that witch weather vane.
♥, Susan

Cass said...

What a charming neighborhood. Lovely pictures.

I am glad to see you posting. Although I don't know you, I, along with so many others, shed many tears for you and your family this past month, as our hearts broke for you.

May God bless you and yours,

Thimbleanna said...

Wow. Your pictures are gorgeous! I love the ones of Dughall. Sending big, big hugs your way. {mwah}

Sugar Bear said...

What beautiful homes! I love how they are all unique and not carbon copies of each other as you so often see in my area of the northeast.

PamKittyMorning said...

Such a charming neighborhood. It looks like a lovely walk.xo

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a wonderful neighborhood!

Lallee said...

That was a beautiful stroll--oodles of charm. Hubby is doing great with his new camera! Thank you for the important reminder at the end.
Love you,


Wow what a perfect little neighborhood! Thanks so much for the walk, I enjoyed it (; Your still in my thoughts and prayers, we all cherish you too!

Brenda@Spareminute cottage said...

Becky,Looks like a lot of fun.I love to drive to town and walk through the older neighborhoods and look at the houses.
Sometimes the simple things are the most enjoyable.

ginger at enchanting cottage said...

I love when you go for walks. We get to see some beautiful homes.
Your family is still in my prayers.

Susan said...

What a lovely neighborhood! Thanks for sharing with us.
Hugs, Susan

Anonymous said...

I love old craftsman houses--enjoyed the stroll! It looks like it was a beautiful day. Blessings,

cindy said...

What a wonderful stroll...I can feel the crisp air and taste the french toast! :D Thanks for taking us along, it was lovely!


Raggedy Girl said...

What a lovely tour and I hope you keep blogging even if just every once in awhile. I continue to pray for you.

Roberta Anne

Michelle said...

What a beautiful stroll around such beautiful houses. Your fur baby is so adorable!

Elyse said...

hi becky,

wonderful photos!!! love the details.

now, let's hear about that big breakfast! (i love big breakfasts!)


Abigail said...

What a shot in the arm this post is, been a stressed day and these warm images are doing me good.

Betty Jo said...

What a beautiful area for a walk. My prayers continue for you and your precious family Becky. ♥

skoots1mom said...

so peaceful .. love ur pics!

white o'morn cottage said...

Lovely photos and lovely houses.

sharon said...

I follow your blog and totally enjoy my time visiting!!
I am praying for you and your family!

Vintage Linen Treasures said...

What a great neighborhood that is! Wow, such sweet cottage homes. I enjoyed the music, too. Took me WAAAAAY back to when I was in high school many, many moons ago.
Patricia :o)

Love and prayers to you

Kass said...

So nice to see you OUT AND ABOUT!! What a lovely neighborhood, and picture perfect shots!Cant wait to see the Miss Fiona walking as well.

Anonymous said...

I do not have a blog, but like
reading yours and seeing your
handsome Doogs and now your
beautiful new baby scottie Fiona.
You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Lisa said...

I love the stained arched window. It looks like such a quaint neighborhood. Thanks for the grand walk, I needed that!! Big Hug, Lisa

Tracey said...

What a lovely neighborhood to take a walk in....love the houses!! and your walking companion is such a cutie!! I hope your new puppy is settling in.
Take care,

Susie Q said...

You always take the best little tours sweetie...I ooh and ahh along with you and enjoy each moment!


Sonya said...

What a beautiful neighborhood. Still thinking of you so often during each day and praying for strength for you all.

Liz said...

Well that would be my favorite neighborhood too! Such cute houses!
But I have to say... It really doesn't matter what camera you have... I don't think you can take a bad picture of MR. Doogs! :)


Stephenie said...

What a beautiful neighborhood. I loved seeing your dog, how cute!!!! You pictures turned out great. I'm trying to get better with my photo's.

Two Velvet Bunnies said...

And we love you precious! Looks like a fun walk! How is Miss Fiona settling in?


Dene said...

Dearest Becky,
I love the walk, I'm working so much that I really appreciate the chance to take a virtual walk with you. Miss Fiona needs her picture added to your collumn with Doogs and Socks.

Pink Slippers said...

I hope we remember those words you wrote. To love those around us. We NEED to do this everyday. ME included. Praying for you!

Leigh Ann said...

What a lovely stroll, thank you. I have and will be praying for you daily. We too, lost a son. It has been 12 years and he was an infant.
My heart goes out to you and your family......take care and be good to yourselves and each other.
May God's loving grace be with you.
Leigh Ann

Denise said...

Oh your pictures makes me "spring sick" I am so ready to be outside and digging in the dirt...... Me and my DH are thinking about having a little Scottie dog after this Schnauzer we have...... but I need to study them a bit..... I need a dog that is hypo-allergenic..
Schnauzers do not shed..... I have such allergies........

Praying that your days are peaceful and full of the tender arms of the Father to heal the heart.........

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Becky,

I recognize the neighborhood. My husband and I came very close to purchasing a home in the same location. Is it a beautiful neighborhood indeed. Its good to get out for a walk between all the rain drops.I've had a full week of rain. If its not raining at home then its raining all day at work. I commute to the bay area every day and its been non stop rain.
My husband and I also will take a stroll from time to time in same area so maybe one day we will run into each other.
Enjoy your day,

Michele said...

What an absolutely gorgeous neighborhood. I love those huge houses. Don't you wish sometimes, you could just knock on the door and ask to see around the place? Glenn thinks I'm nuts when i say I want to do that!

Thanks for taking us along on your walk...Duhgall looks like he's have a fine time! You're still in my prayers....


Deb said...

What a beautiful neighbourhood to walk through with sweet Duhgall. Little Miss Fiona is absolutely precious :-)

Anonymous said...

Such a sweet neighborhood and great pictures! What kind of camera did you get?

Judi said...

I loved that tour. The pictures you took captured so much that others might miss. You found those extra special details and love put into those homes. Just lovely. Thank you for taking us along with you.

How is the puppy doing? How is housetraining going?

have a lovely evening..*Hugs*

Sue said...

What a beautiful neighborhood...Loved the witch weather vane....Hope you and your family are doing well...Enjoy the new pup!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Those are something out of a fairy tale....so much character. You are right...we need to rejoice in the here and now with our loved ones...thank-you for that sweet reminder...Hugs to you Becky! Cherry

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Charming, charming homes and beautiful photos. Thank you for sharing them. I know you and yours are working through your grief and will be for a long time, and I still have you on my prayer list. laurie

Anonymous said...

One of the loveliest and most romantic neighborhoods I have ever seen... thank you ever so much for sharing it with all of us.

The Blue Ridge Gal

Barb said...

Great walk today,great photos.Take care of yourself....Barb

FourSistersInACottage said...

Hey Becky!!!!
Just a quick hello to check in on you. I was so happy to see you are posting.
Just when we are ready to give up on the blog, everyone pulls us back in and it's SOOOO WONDERFUL to have this "extended family" there for us all the time.
Love you bunches, Amy

IsabellasCloset said...

Hello Becky,
I hope you are feeling up to stopping my blog, I have a well deserved award for you..
I love your blog & all your creativity!
Hugs & Blessings ~Mary~ :-}

debbie said...


Dee said...

Good Morning Becky,

Just wanted to send you a smile this morning :) or two :) and a big hug from Florida.


Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Becky.. :) Good morning! We love you too! If I didn't know better I would think you were right here on one of the wood streets in Riverside. For one moment..
How good it is to see you back. There is even a house that looks so much like yours. Just built in that era of course.
One even has two little Scotties that run out and talk to me when I walk past. Thank you for taking us on your walk with you. If you see any of that precious rain up your way, be sure and send it to us. We have had such a dry Winter..and here it is nearly Spring. We need the rain for the poppies and other wild flowers.
Love and hugs,

The Old Painted Cottage said...

My dear Becky, I just love looking at the world through your eyes..it's such a prettier place that way.


Linda Crispell said...

That looks like a fairytale!

Ginger said...

Hi Becky:
I love the homes in that neighborhood, and the manicured lawns. I got a kick out of the weather vane with the witch on it.
The last picture of Duhgall is precious.

MyJourneyBack said...

Oh thanks so much for sharing this beautiful walk with us! I loved every moment! Can't wait to see more pic's of Miss Fiona and Dughall. BTW he was adorable on the walk.
Many Blessings and a Big Hug and lick!
Sherry and Daisy

Kathleen Grace said...

Adorable houses! But where is little miss Fiona?

Karen Carter said...

I have been new to your blog. And wanted you to know how much i have been praying for you and your family. As a mom of two boys almost the same age your story really hit my heart. We have never met, but I feel your pain all the same. Praying God keeps you in his mighty grip! Karen~

Anonymous said...

Dear Becky,
I hope you are either reading about grief or getting some grief counseling... I remember going to a counselor and telling her how I was forgetting everything, or would just start crying out of nowhere. It was a great comfort to hear;
' no, you're not cracking up! That's perfectly normal. Part of the grieving process.'
If I can be of any help, please email me.

cottage farm villa (cottagecharm) said...

So happy to have taken this stroll with you, hubby and Mr. Doogs. It is the simple things in our life that can lift our hearts for moments at a time. What a lovely neighborhood you choose to walk.

Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

I enjoyed the stroll Becky, such a lovely neighborhood!

Little Fiona is just precious. She DOES look like an antique teddy bear!! Gorgeous color!

My Maine Cottage said...

Thanks for stopping by! Yes, of course you can use the picture :-)
What a lovely neighborhood! And Mr. Duhgall is looking quite handsome!

Momovthree said...

Such beautiful pictures! What a lovely place to go for a stroll.

Row. said...

I am in Love with the fifth picture, I want that adorabe home!
myself and family also take walks and drives around our favorite areas, it's nice to dream, i always love the simple homes with charm over ANY big fancy home.
I am glad that you are bogging.
you and yours are still in my thoughts ad prayers.