I woke up today all a-flutter with a long list of to-dos. When I went downstairs I was greeted by this beautiful sight… Shammie was in full bloom to wish us off to her homeland!


We had to drop off the pooch with our friend Cara… Which when he saw her was so excited and jumped up on her. But he knew what was happening and tried twice to get back into the car. 😦 Then he kept on jumping on us giving us kisses. Broke our hearts!


Once we got to the airport, the nerves went away and we started to relax. One city to the next…


Now we are waiting in the Delta Sky Club for the overnight flight to Dublin. Dinner was actually very good at a place here in the airport.


More to come tomorrow!!


I got SO much done today. I researched, booked, planned, downloaded, synced and packed. I updated the GPS with a map of Ireland and programmed locations… I paid bills, drank coffee, took a long nap, shopped. Shammie (who is 6 years old) is very excited about our trip.



Diohgé had a very restful day and then a couple of hours in daycare. (lots of rain) But we did play a lot!



So, last night I showed everyone my new Lytro camera… Now today, I want to show you some of the photos I took with it! Amazing!

This new technology is made possible through light field technology and the letters L, A and W. (Lytro, Awesome and WOW!) You can read more about it at http://www.lytro.com

For our blog today, I’m going to add in 3 photos… Once you get the photo to load, click on different portions of the photo and you’ll see them focus in different spots. AMAZING!

First photos… My one plant that hasn’t died in over 6 years… Shammie! Click on the shamrocks closer and then farther back again.

And of course, I had to take some photos of the Pooch for my good friend Mary. She loves seeing him on the blog! Click on his nose and then again on his eye.

And last one of the Pooch… Click on one paw, the second paw and then again on the toy tiger in the back.

Finally, you can hold down your mouse on each picture and it will move around like you are live. This is all done with ONE PICTURE! So excited…