Life Is Good


I firmly believe that this is one of the most gorgeous places in the entire world.

Have I said how much I love Colorado? After a really fun wedding and a reunion with Mom’s side of the family, we are able to spend a couple days with Dad’s side of the family here, at the family cabin on Electra Lake. Engineer Mountain in the background. Sharing a place that is a part of my soul with my daughter.



Here he is… my future son-in-law. She’s apparently a sucker for a sharp-dressed man. =)

Oh, and the wedding reception was a lot of fun. Little sister turns out to be quite the dancer. She danced basically every dance. We had to sort of physically restrain her for the bride and groom’s dance, the father/bride and mother/groom dances, but the entire rest of the evening saw her out on the floor.




We had a number of very sweet and patient boys willing to dance with Little Sister. She kept them on their toes!

Hubby is going to have his work cut out for him in the future… the little girl boldly solicited dances with Every Single Boy, and quite a few of the men, in the room. She was quite the sensation. Danced until she had blisters on both feet, and picked out her future husband from amongst her 2nd cousins. Good times.






It’s been a great few days. So pleased that Richard won his Saturn Award, and Lord, what a gorgeous man he is. Dayum. I still remember the days when here at the cabin, we had a community phone line and you’d pick up the phone and have to listen for a moment to see whether one of the other 99 families with cabins was on the line before making a call. Now I have a wireless connection and cell service. Just a couple of years ago that was impossible, but it is rather nice to be able to keep up with my Richarding here at the lake.

20150628_205958It’s getting late here, though, and I’m rambling. Too full of good wine and good company. And enjoying this spectacular view as the sun goes down.

Yes, Life is Good.


  1. Chrissy · June 29, 2015

    Such wonderful photos of a truly beautiful place. Glad you had so much fun at the wedding – your daughter is a true star!! And what a bonus to be able to do some Richarding … it always makes the day even better!! Thanks for sharing xxx.


    • jholland · June 29, 2015

      Thanks, Chrissy! It really was fun, and it’s awesome to get to have time with both sides of the family. It’s been 3 years since I’ve been to Colorado and visited with everyone, and last time we were here, Little Sister was a toddler. And yes, Richarding does make the day even better. Loved those couple of interviews, hearing his lovely voice and enjoying his gorgeous crinkles. =)


  2. Guylty · June 29, 2015

    What a gorgeous place! Tbh I had imagined Colorado much less lush and green. (Time for a trip stateside, methinks…) And your little girl seems to be a party girl… your genes *winks* ? Keep enjoying your time with the family – best of both worlds, thanks to mobile phone coverage 😀


    • jholland · June 30, 2015

      Oh, yes. If you make a trip to the U.S., you can’t go wrong in southwest Colorado. It’s gorgeous here. And actually, Little Sister is far more sociable than I ever hope to be. LOL. I’d rather die than ask a stranger to dance, but she’d apparently rather die than sit out any dance. =)


  3. Helen · June 29, 2015

    Wow, it certainly is beautiful. And so is your daughter- absolutely adorable! 🙂


    • jholland · June 30, 2015

      Thanks, Helen. She believes herself to be irresistible, and apparently she’s right. =)


  4. linnetmoss · June 29, 2015

    Great photos and yes, you’ve got a Star on your hands! I love her rainbow dress 🙂


    • jholland · June 30, 2015

      LOL. Well, and it worked out pretty well given the recent Supreme Court decision. I have an aunt who’s gay and she especially appreciated the Rainbow dress!

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      • linnetmoss · June 30, 2015

        Yes, I thought of that too. It was perfect and very pretty!


  5. Servetus · June 29, 2015

    Lots of beauty in this post!


    • jholland · June 30, 2015

      Thanks, Serv. I love Oklahoma, but it’s not for the scenery. =) We had a lot of fun getting all prettied up, too. I’ve never been a girly girl, but somehow or other I find it really rewarding to indulge girly girl business when it comes to Little Sister. But I won’t lie… if she’s this boy crazy when she hits the teen years, it’s going to be scary for everyone. LOL


  6. Perry · June 30, 2015

    Sounds idyllic. So glad you’re enjoying family time in such a beautiful setting. Little sister looks charming.


    • jholland · July 6, 2015

      Thanks, Perry! Turns out the wireless connection was kind of wacky, and I just now saw this comment! We did have a lovely time, and I’m excited to be returning for another brief visit in August when my Aunt is going to be married to her long-time girlfriend on a mountain-top ceremony. =)


  7. Esther · June 30, 2015

    So beautiful! All of it… scenery, party girl, the sentiment of this post. 🙂


    • jholland · July 6, 2015

      Thanks, Esther! Yes, that scenery blows my mind every time. When we return for my aunt’s wedding in August, the Young Love will have his turn to tear up the dance floor. Can’t wait! Lol


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