My Farmboy and I just returned from a sunny vacation with family in California.
It was fun to come back and see so many new blogger friends that found us through the giveaway! Between Tara and myself, we have tried to get over to your blogs and say hello.
First of all, let me tell you, it was fabulous to get out of our rainy Northwest weather and get some SUNSHINE! My sweet Aunt J hosted us at her lovely home and we got to do a lot of this~
The pool was surrounded by magenta bougainvillea bushes and night blooming jasmine. Also in the yard was a Meyer's lemon/orange tree and a grapefruit tree.
I picked this grapefruit off the tree to go with my breakfast one morning. I didn't even have to coat it in sugar!!
We got to spend some quality time playing in the backyard with my aunt's darling King Charles Cavalier puppykin, Lizzy; and her sister the cat, Lucy.
No visit with my Aunt J will be without horsin' around time!
My sister and I "cowgirling up" for the ride.
My Aunt J, our hostess with the mostest, on her dashing Quarter Horse, Jesse.
Aunt J even let me ride her beautiful bay mare, Shanna Lady!
Even though I snagged a desert yellow bloom to tuck behind my ear, of course crazy me just had to fill my cantle bags with sprigs of wild lavender!!
Well there was plenty relaxing, great home-cooked meals, and site-seeing. But enough of my vacation and on to the giveaway winner as I know you are eagerly waiting.
The winner is.........
Amanda from Girl In Pink!!!!
I had never met Amanda before but just checked out her blog and oh boy, it's delightful and pretty! And she's a Washington native, too! How cool! Amanda, be sure to send me an email I have some details to gather from you!
Have a fabulous week everyone, I hope you get a little sunshine in your corner of the world!