Tuesday Tidbits #225 Memories and Recollections


As you all know, I took a week off from blogging to be with our family. I chose to stay in the present and make memories.

Family time is the best, and our family gathering brought me great joy. It went by quickly, but I savored every minute. I’m so glad I take many pictures because I relive and feel it again with each photo.

“Every moment of life is unique…a kiss, a sunset, a dance, a joke. None will ever recur in quite the same way. Each happens only once in the history of the universe.”

— Stephen Nachmanovitch

Moments spent with family are so precious, aren’t they? The kids don’t know it, but their time spent with us was a gift. My Momma heart is full!

We sat for hours sitting outside and chatting.

Our Oasis!
Our Backyard View!

We enjoyed breakfast and many meals on the patio.

Delicious! Al Fresco dining on the patio.
The kids made these yummy Bloody Mary’s!

We showed them the sights and sounds of beautiful Arizona. And to our amazement happened upon new restaurants that we thoroughly enjoyed as well. Awe… life is good.

Lake Watson in Prescott, Arizona. If you zoom in, you can see snow-covered Humphrey’s Peak.
The Granite Dells of Prescott, AZ.
A local Rodeo.
Roadrunner Rodeo!
The Patio of The Lazy G Brewery of Prescott, AZ.
Lazy G Brewery Patio.

Even though our time together ended, we will always have endearing memories.

“Family memories are treasured heirlooms.”


Then This Happened!

“Blog Buddies!”

Speaking of memories, I made even more memories with friends from this amazing blogging community. This was our third gathering, and we talked and giggled like we had known each other forever. We giggled over dogs, cats, crest white strips, and so much more. I am now calling this group the “Blog Buddies!”

We are such a fun group! Left to Right, Janet from This, that and the other thing, Donna from Wind Kisses, Marsha from Always Write, Jodie from Jodie’s Touch of Style and her husband Rod, and myself, Nancy from Two Trails One Road.

Cinco De Mayo

More Al Fresco Dining!

After I came home from lunch with the “Blog Buddies,” later that afternoon, I made Sweet Man and I a snack for Cinco De Mayo before we headed out to a friend’s to enjoy more Cinco de Mayo fun. My lovely friend had just given me this gorgeous and multicolored scarf, so I grabbed our cute margarita glasses, along with our Fiestaware, then added chips and salsa. So festive, right? And guess what? Sweet man and I made more memories while also enjoying our backyard.

Isn’t that scarf gorgeous? Thank you Mary! And the dish was a gift from my sister as well as the napkins. Thank you Sis!
Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Oh, and That’s Not All!

You probably can’t believe our weekend could improve even more, but it did. With fancy hats on our heads, we headed to a Kentucky Derby Party!

Kentucky Derby Fun!

I made delicious Mint Juleps for the crowd while we enjoyed Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Kentucky Bourbon Sauce and many other culinary delights. Once again, we made fabulous memories!

Fun gals! Fun hats!
Fun guys!

Make Those Memories

When we look back on our lives, we think about special times -those unforgettable moments. Everything we own can never replace the memories we make with friends, family, and travel. Be present and experience all the moments right there in front of you. Enjoy the simple pleasures of life and make special memories.

Happy Mother’s Day!

Happy Mother’s Day to all of you lovely Moms! Enjoy the pampering and enjoy the special moments!

My Mom’s heart pendant, which she gave me on Mother’s Day many years ago. She wanted me to place photos of my boys in it. I celebrate my Mom and being a Mom when I wear it!

Thank You

As I always try to convey… we sure do appreciate all of you. Thank you for joining us for another Tuesday Tidbits.

Life is Good!

Wishing all of you a wonderful week ahead. Enjoy what this upcoming week brings to you. And whatever you have planned… make every day count and be thankful for your Blessings. Make Special Memories!

49 thoughts on “Tuesday Tidbits #225 Memories and Recollections

  1. Thank you for this post full of great times and memories, Nance! Family and friends make the world go round with smiles, yes, indeed. Here’s to your great Derby hats!!

  2. Fun memories in wonderful photos. Rodeo and bull riding. What fun. Cowboys are a tough bunch.

    1. Oh my goodness, they sure are! A few almost got kicked by the bull. Yikes!
      Thanks for the visit! Happy Tuesday, Tim!

  3. Oh, Nancy! What joy! You know how to live a fulfilled (and very colorful!) life! I loved every photo — all the family activities, friends, color in everything from food to the nature scenes and beyond! Big smiles!

  4. What a wonderful time you’ve been having! So glad you had such a special family time and that lake is absolutely stunning! I love your Cinco de Mayo cocktail table and all the hats at the Derby party! So fun to have a blog group get together, I have a couple of good blog friends near me and we meet for lunch every few months, it’s so much fun! Have another great week Nancy, and Happy Mother’s Day!

  5. Good morning, Nancy! It looks like you have been celebrating life and having such a wonderful time! I know you treasure your time with your children and made such happy memories. I hope you have a blessed rest of your week and a Happy Mother’s Day!

  6. You really had a busy week with your kids, Nancy! Your backyard is so gorgeous–love your firepit table! Those bloody Mary’s look delish. thanks for the tour of Prescott–I’ve visited many of those areas with Marsha (last summer in the heat). I love the rodeo and the KD party! How cool you got to meet up again and add Donna to the mix. Now I’m a bit jealous! You are so right about taking pics of activities then looking back an reliving the wonderful moments. Have a wonderful week!

    1. Oh, Terri, we sure did miss you!! And when you return, we will meet up!
      Thanks so much for following along.
      Happy Mother’s Day!

  7. Nancy, you have been in a whirlwind of fun times. Your son and fiancé are a
    beautiful couple. Meeting with blogging friends, rodeos,
    and partying must have been amazing! I am so happy for you and wishing you a joy-filled week!

    1. Oh Pam I wish you could meet my kids! They are so sweet.
      It was a wonderful few weeks!
      Happy Mother’s Day!
      And hugs!

  8. Wow, you’ve been a busy gal. It’s always great spending time with the kids. Sounds like they had a fun time visiting. Sorry I missed the blog meetup. Hopefully, I’ll catch the next one. 😊

  9. Great post Nancy….loved it. The pictures are always great and time with your family couldn’t have brought a bigger smile to my face!! I cherish those moments and am glad we are up in Seattle near our oldest daughter and husband, our youngest daughter and husband and our newest grandchild….he turns 1 year June 1st. The other aspect is we still spend a fair amount of time with our middle daughter and her husband in LA (we have frequent flyer miles with all the trips we take between SeaTac and Burbank)!! Friends and family….to me that’s what life is all about! Thanks for sharing!!

  10. What wonderful memories you made this week-end Nancy! And what fun! Beautiful pictures, my friend and isn’t it fun that the sweetest memories are those you make with your life partner? I love the Margaritas alone with Sweet Man before going on to your next week-end event. Thank you for sharing your week and week-end. Hugs Kari

    1. Hello sweet friend! I am going to miss you both while we are at the lake.
      Enjoy your week! Blog Buddies or The Blog Tidbits! It all works!

  11. A full week. It was great to get together, and I died laughing over Crest White strips. We all manage to bring real life into our gatherings. I was looking to seeing your Cinco De Mayo decorations were brilliant. Love the colors and the photos that say “welcome to my home”. Love you hat for the derby. This was a great post, reflecting totally YOU. And yes…family is the best. Nothing like mama time. All the photos were great, but wow, great capture of Watson in your feature. Loved every word of this.

    1. Oh, Donna, you just made my day! Thank you! I’m so glad you enjoyed.

      We do bring real life to our gatherings with lots of laughter! I’m going to miss all of you this summer!
      Thanks for all the love!

  12. Sounds like a great time, Nancy, as much fun as it sounded like it would be when you told us about it. Another year of a grey horse not winning the s derby but an exciting race nonetheless. Your backyard is beautiful. ❤️

    1. Thank you Janet. It was fun. And there were many more gray horses then usual and still no winner.
      Happy Mother’s Day!

  13. What a fun May you are having so far! Those bloody Mary’s are impressive! Every photo gorgeous as you are 🙂

  14. Gorgeous backyard, but what I really love is the hat and the hair. All you ladies look like Southern Belles with your broad hats and white strip teeth. Wait till you see mine next time. They will blind you with their brilliance! You need to link to my purple post this week with that gorgeous scarf, and then link again to Terri’s post coming on Sunday! Till we meet again, Blog Buddy. You doused us with your joy and brilliant droplets of sparkling personality. 🙂

    1. Marsha! You are just the sweetest! Thanks for all the love and I will link to you both!
      Until I see you again… Hugs! 🤗

  15. I agree Nancy, family time is the best! What gorgeous scenery, Lake Watson is beautiful! We would love to visit Arizona one day. Wishing you a Happy Mother’s Day weekend ♥

    1. I am so happy you stopped over. Thank you for spreading kindness as well! Thank you so much! Hugs to your girls! 🤗

  16. So much fun! Your backyard oasis looks heavenly, well thought out and easy to maintain. Looks like the perfect desert garden. What a lovely week you had. You also seem very busy, and happy. Thank you for sharing these lovely memories.

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