Showing posts from May, 2010

Bed Rest

Lindsey is on bedrest.  She’s not due until July 22 – if she makes it that long, it will be a long bedrest.  She reads books, magazines, sorts things, and she knits.  She doesn’t like sitting alone very much….it gets pretty boring.  She and Em will be expert knitters when the next few weeks are over.


My mom has been visiting for a couple of weeks.  She goes home on Tuesday.  It has been fun having her here.  She’s not used to cold weather, so it’s a good thing it’s been 90 zillion degrees lately.I love this lady.  Here are a few mom facts:1. She’s terrible with technology. I mean ter ri ble.2. She has a huge addiction to Dairy Queen ice cream every single night.3. While visiting, she read the entire Twilight series in books – in 4 days.4. She swears we will never see a gray hair on her head.  (they are all purple)5. She loves lipstick and long fingernails.6. She snores like a bear.7. She can make some mean fried chicken.8.  I noticed today that for an almost 70 year old woman, she has really nice legs. Dang girl. Why didn’t I get those legs?She doesn’t like it when I take her picture.  But, I think she’s beautiful.


Congratulations Abbie Michelle!  We are so proud of you!!!!!!

Have I mentioned….?

It has taken me a little while to mention this.  Not because I haven’t WANTED to, mind you… but because well, there are other things I’ve had to be busy about and mentioning.But, soon, I will be a Grandma for the very first time.  My daughter Lindsey is expecting her first baby.This experience of becoming a Grandma… I’m glad it takes nine months to complete because it is somewhat surreal.  I can imagine that only the Grandmas out there fully understand this.  I know I didn’t get it before now completely.Lindsey is 7 months along now.  And she’s on bedrest.  She gets a little bored.  Just two days ago, she asked me if I would braid her hair.  It was like a movie…I kid you not.  I was braiding her hair and I kept having flashbacks to when she was 3 – 4 – 6 and I braided her hair.  And now, my daughter is having a baby. She is going to be a mommy.  And I…. a grandma.It sounds musical doesn’t it?  I have so many things I want to do as a grandma.  I started a journal entitled “Dear Grandda…

In Bloom

I just realized yesterday that my Hawthorne tree is blooming for the first time.  I know it isn’t much of a tree.  It’s small, thin, wispy… but it’s blooming… and that makes me smile.In other garden blooming news… I moved my fern from the house to the front porch.I planted… a hydrangea…this thing that I don’t remember the name of (note to self: keep the tags)…and the daisies are blooming too…And I’m sad to say… my vegetable garden is off to a shaky start.  I’ve decided gardens are just life…sometimes you have time to care for it and other times you just make do with what it is.  This is one of those “make do” years.  We’ve had a lot going on and a lot to do…. the garden has been neglected in the beginning few weeks here.  I have planted tomatoes, peppers, onions, lettuce, potatoes, beans, peas, cabbage, broccoli, sunflowers…. We tilled up a separate pumpkin patch this year…. and haven’t bothered to plant it yet.  It’s covered with grass again and we’ll have to till it again if we dare…

It’s your birthday – kill the fatted lamb

It’s our son-in-law’s 27th birthday today.  We’re just like a lot of families… birthdays are a good time to choose what you want to eat.  His request? Kabobs. Panera Bread style mac and cheese. German Chocolate Cake.  Good choices.He got a new tatoo…  (doesn’t he look tough?)Happy Birthday Joe!  We love you!

Gucci Lou

She’s so spoiled.  And she’s always willing to pose for pictures.

Our sweet graduate

I don’t know if it’s just being circulated over and over in various forms… and I guess it doesn’t really matter that much.  And if I am reprinting your poem without permission, I am sorry.  I don’t know who you are.  But, this really hit home as we prepare for our sweet Abbie’s graduation.Dear Father: It seems like only yesterday when I addressed the World, to whom I bequeathed one little girl. The scope of my vision has expanded, as has hers. Remember? In a crispy dress…with two blue eyes…and a happy laugh that ripples all day long…and a flash of light blond hair that bounces in the sunlight when she runs.The dress has been replaced mostly by jeans and T-shirts. But, she did look stunning in her first  dress… all crispy and fresh.Her eyes now sparkle with a special depth; as the possibilities of a world filled with opportunities grows in her imagination.The happy laugh reaches further, now; an effortless laugh, which bubbles all day like an eternal spring of hope-filled waters.And, t…


We’re planning a Grad Party. Next weekend.  I can’t believe she’s 18.  Seems like just yesterday…

Mother’s Day 2010



I tested out my new lens on the way home by taking a few pics of my BFFs.  My loves…. the ones I cannot live without.

New Laptop

I have a new laptop.  It’s pretty fancy schmancy – super duper fancy schmancy. Sometimes new computers can be a lot of fun.  And sometimes, they can be really really frustrating…like when you can’t figure out how to move your entire itunes library over to your new computer.  That can be really frustrating.I got all kinds of new things actually… on Mother’s Day.  I bought myself two new lenses for my camera.  As soon as I figure out this fancy schmancy new laptop, maybe I’ll actually post some pictures on my blog.It’s been a long time yall… since I’ve had a new computer.  My other one was a hand me down from my husband… and the one before that was a family one we bought a million years ago.  So, I’m pretty sure there are all kinds of new things on laptops these days that I have to figure out.  Oh… I also bought some new flip flops.  They are pretty cool.And… I got some sweet new tools for the garden.  And some garden gloves – and a flower.

Prima Ballerina

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May 4th

May the 4th Be with you!Okay... I didn't just make that up. But, I still think it's clever.

The Wedding

It was perfect. Absolutely perfect. So perfect, in fact, that I don't know where to start.  My aunt works at a florist in town.  They did our flowers. The only thing Lindsey knew she really wanted were blue hydrangeas.  They were stunning.The food... we decided to do a appetizer buffet. It was a feast to say the least.   Something for everyone.... even Shawn's aunt, who is a vegetarian, had great compliments! But, try as I might, I could not get the punch to be blue. So, we had greenish punch.Lindsey's favorite color since she was tiny, has always been blue.  We searched high and low to find blue floral dresses, but couldn't. These were still perfect....The decorations were beautiful.... all the tiny details were so perfect.The groomsmen....  And the sweetest flower girl you ever did see...And at the end of the day.... they were married.... and will live happily ever after.Technorati Tags: