October 31, 2016

Going Home....

oing home is something I've longed to do but just could not afford.
My son said, "I'd go back in a heartbeat except my kid is here!"
 "Me too" I replied.
The dry weather would be so much better for my spine.
I spent a good portion of my life in Utah and half my heart is still there.It is my home just as much as New Jersey.
My daughter who travels a lot for work just went home to Utah and saw our extended family there...
all 50 of her first cousins and even more of the next generation as well as her grandma.
Seeing photos of my tiny 5 ' 1" daughter tower over her grandma was such a hoot.
Yup, Grandma is teeny tiny.
 She brought back messages, wishes, love and photos to share with me and now I will share just a few of the hundreds of photographs with you.

My sweet little girl climbing around in Provo Canyon.

And she took a little video for me inside the Tabernacle in Salt Lake during organ rehearsal which is always open to the public.  As I am an organ fanatic, I love this stuff and this organ is one of the finest in the world.   The acoustics in the tabernacle are perfection itself.


  1. This post resonated volumes to me.....
    'Going Home' two little words that represent a lifetime of memories, tucked safely in my heart, until I can return once again.
    Simply gorgeous photographs, I listen to the Tabernacle Choir each Christmas Eve, it always fills my heart with joy.

  2. I guess I would consider upstate NY home but my heart isn't there. It is where family is in Tennessee. It's strange, but for me, that is going home. I have a poster that my daughter in law made me that says "I wasn't born in the Smokies but I got here as soon as I could." Love the photos of Utah and the rehearsal at the Tabernacle. I remember taking a cross country road trip many years ago and I remember Utah as beautiful with the tall cliffs on either side of the highway. Have a good evening.

  3. Oh wow, breathtakingly beautiful. My dad asked me the other evening if we ever thought about coming home (FL is where I was raised and they still reside for 41 yrs)---home is here in NY...I just can't see myself anywhere else right now...

    Thank you for the smiles, friend. Have a beautiful day.

  4. In this age of far-flung family,home seems to be a place you create for yourself.
    I am blessed to live near dear friends who occupy my thoughts and time,while living in a sun-splashed little house with a warm kitty...that's home !!

  5. P.S.- Those photos of Utah are spectacular !
    No wonder you miss it .

  6. What a beautiful, beautiful post rich in meaning and in charm, dearest Annie, the nature you share with your shots is simply stunning and the video is gorgeous, thank you !

    Hope your week is off to a good start
    I'm wishing you a most wonderful month of November
    with much love

    Xx Dany

  7. Hi Annie; What a beautiful breathtaking country Utah is! And I always thought you were born and raised in New Jersey. I could just see you painting that beautiful landscape. Your daughter is lovely. Thank you for sharing such wonderful photos. Have a day of blessings my friend.

    1. Hi Toni!
      I was born in New Jersey and raised here for the first parts of my life but I spent a significant portion of my life living in northern Utah.

  8. Your photos of beautiful Utah are spectacular!


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