Final Summer Fling

So life gets busy. I had this understanding that summer is supposed to be that slow "off" season of the year. Oh boy did I have that wrong. Saying goodbye to summer this past Labor Day weekend was my chance to actually spend a bit of quality time with my husband. We escaped the world for two days, Monday and Tuesday, to Galena. A quaint town in Northwest Illinois. We spent time actually catching up (for those of you who don't know, we are on pretty much opposite schedules). We walked and talked. We toured a vineyard. We sipped on wine. We shopped. But the best part of it all? We connected and we dreamed. I like to dream big — it's one of my gifts. Dreaming big energizes me and I had the time to verbally express my dreams to someone who believes in me — who believes in my aspirations — who has trust in my lofty ideas...Complete bliss. Thank you Husband.

To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream;
not only plan, but also believe.
Anatole France

To my dear husband: Thank you for the time away together. Our final summer fling is something that I will always hold in a special place in my heart.

Dreams are journeys that empower the soul.


  1. Wonderful photos to go along with your great memories! Glad you two had a end of summer getaway! (Now I am eager to see your pictures from our mid summer trip to Puerto Vallarta!)

  2. Great pictures (as usual)! Looks like a good time.