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User Image dremilyjones Posted: Apr 21, 2012 6:25 PM (UTC)

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User Image dremilyjones Posted: Jan 20, 2018 3:46 PM (UTC)

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Selflessness • • • I adopted Lily early November and thought she would enrich my life without altering it in anyway. What I have learned over the past several months is that is not true. She has taught me to be selfless. I come home at lunch sometimes to check on her, I take her for walks after work, I get up early take her to the dog park before alone Saturday away.

I’m learning there is more to life then my own desires. I’m amazed how much she keeps me grounded and in a state of reflection.
What keeps you grounded in life?
User Image dremilyjones Posted: Dec 24, 2017 11:52 PM (UTC)

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Merry Christmas from Lily and I! Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend. 📷: @a.a.manalili
User Image dremilyjones Posted: Dec 13, 2017 3:28 PM (UTC)

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Miss Lily has been with her cousins for a week and I can’t wait to have her home tonight! I guess I got attached to her and miss her a lot.
User Image dremilyjones Posted: Dec 9, 2017 10:10 PM (UTC)
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Childhood dreams becoming a reality! I grew up listening to Adventures in Odyssey and today I got to visit Whit’s End. It was fun to get Wod-Fam-Choc-Sad. Thanks @donnalasit for going with me! #whitsend #focusonthefamily #oolalife
User Image dremilyjones Posted: Nov 28, 2017 5:59 AM (UTC)

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Tis the Season; but what season.
Last year at this time I was right in the middle of a big transaction so I didn’t get any of my Christmas stuff out. The past couple days have been challenging for me and what I think about the holidays. As I thought about Christmas I was not sure I wanted to get my Christmas stuff out and go through all the memories in the the boxes.... Yesterday I started by just going to a tree farm and looked around, and went knowing I was not getting a tree. It was a baby step to think about the holidays and all the traditions of getting a tree. I was thinking I would see if I could get a free tree stand and if I could get one I would get a tree. Thanks to Grace I got one! So today I got a tree from my favorite parking lot “tree farm”. I left the tree in the car for several hours while I allowed myself time to think more about the holidays. I ended up spending time outside get drenched in rain and building the courage to go through the boxes.
I’m now sitting and enjoying all my decorations. I was surprised at the emotions going through the boxes and setting out the different Christmas stuff I have acquired over the years. There where moments of grieving, sadness, joy and happiness.
All emotions have been present today. I know today will not be the last time for lots of emotions as I go through this month, but I’m open to feeling them and processing through them. As much as it was hard to get out my Christmas stuff I know it will put a smile of my face tomorrow night when I get home from work and everyday day till I take it down.
Remember it is always acceptable to feel the feeling of the holidays. Keeps your friends close when you need help talking and walking through them. No one needs to walk alone.
I have been able to talk with several friends today about what’s going on in my head and they have offered a listening ear and support. #oola #oolalife #oolafamily
User Image dremilyjones Posted: Nov 22, 2017 3:13 AM (UTC)

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When it's been a long week and it's only Tuesday... what do I do?! I bust out the thank you cards and send a few. It is a reminder of all I have to be thankful for and that life is actually really good.
User Image dremilyjones Posted: Nov 18, 2017 4:23 AM (UTC)

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User Image dremilyjones Posted: Nov 6, 2017 1:03 AM (UTC)

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Lily is the newest addition to my family! She's a ball of fun!
User Image dremilyjones Posted: Nov 2, 2017 9:38 PM (UTC)

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Playing in the leaves! I have not done this since I was little. In the middle of wreaking leaves in he rain I decided to play in them! Doing yard works brings me back to the joys of family time doing yard work growing up. I am loving life! #oolafun #oolalife #yardwork
User Image dremilyjones Posted: Oct 30, 2017 4:06 AM (UTC)

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20 gallons of paint + family = 1500 sq foot home painted! I could not have done it without all the support. We pained all the walls, ceiling and trim. I am blessed!
User Image dremilyjones Posted: Sep 2, 2017 10:38 PM (UTC)
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Prepping for the next phase of life! #Oola is helping me set my goals and be realistic about the expeditions. I'm glad I have simple ways to set goals to make sure I don't bite off more then I can handle. Pines Colombian Mocha touches the spot and keeps me alert. #oolalife #oolafamily #oolafinance #pinescoffee
User Image dremilyjones Posted: Aug 29, 2017 11:18 PM (UTC)

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Family Vacation is the Best! We have enjoyed so many things over the past several days.
User Image dremilyjones Posted: Aug 10, 2017 10:07 PM (UTC)
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Who puts on makeup, does her hair and then insists on wearing gym cloths today with absolutely no intention of hitting the gym today?! This girl!! 💪🏼👆🏼 Some days we need to work to be who we are and relax with the expectations we feel others put onto us. Most of the time those expectations are in our head and are not even things people think about us.
Today I'm enjoying the sun at a coffee shop, reading a book, pondering what God is saying to me, and talking with a good friend on the phone. #coffee #rest #oolafitness #oolalife
User Image dremilyjones Posted: Jul 24, 2017 5:06 AM (UTC)
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Nothing like enjoying the beautiful Northwest on a hot summer day. It was great to be on the Deschutes River great friend and get some night under the stars. #fulcrum #fitfam
User Image dremilyjones Posted: Jul 15, 2017 6:19 PM (UTC)
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Enjoying a beautiful Saturday involves good coffee, a challenging book, a journey to write out my thoughts and an afternoon walk in the sun!
User Image dremilyjones Posted: Jun 30, 2017 2:36 AM (UTC)
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Know what you need! Last weekend I want a dog so I did a "rent a dog". I borrowed a friends dog and went to the farmers Zander and my sister joined me. It's cheaper and easier to borrow a friends dog.
User Image dremilyjones Posted: Jun 4, 2017 3:17 PM (UTC)

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7 days, 3 countries, 3 quilts and many fancy dinners with fun shows. Cruises are a blast and traveling with my Grandma was a trip of a lifetime. #USA #Mexico #Honduras #libertyoftheseas #quilting
User Image dremilyjones Posted: May 28, 2017 8:09 PM (UTC)

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Let the adventures begin! I'm ready for a fun week and sea while traveling to Mexico and Honduras. #libertyoftheseas #oolalife
User Image dremilyjones Posted: May 27, 2017 12:47 AM (UTC)
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First day of vacation! Sitting and reading with my Grandma! It's great to be able to relax and let my soul rest. Her one request was that I didn't think about work! That I can do!
User Image dremilyjones Posted: May 17, 2017 7:08 PM (UTC)

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I love my Grandma! Her and I leave in 10 days for a cruise together. When I grow up I want to be just like her!