Saturday, April 19, 2014

Vintage Easter


This is from 1970
Easter egg hunt in Lynwood Washington
Not sure which is worse
the hats
the coats
or both
I imagine in 1970 that was the look!



New Jersey Easter egg hunt 1974
I think I was too scared to get close to bunny 
But my sister in red hat was front and center..
again love the mustard color coat
 I think I'm rocking some serious bell bottoms!



Katelyn age 4 in Sandy Utah 
notice the snow in background...
and the fact she is squeezing the life out of the bunny! 


Katelyn age 6


Katelyn and a few of her cousins



Love looking at old photos.....most of mine are glued down in scrapbooks or in books fading away...
Some day I hope to scan and everything! At least the most important ones before I had my first digital camera.

Happy Saturday!  

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Today



Today the sun is shinning but it's bitter cold
only in the mid 30's

We decided to bundle up and take a walk 
Behind our house is a Llama farm 
and across the street from Llamas is a goat farm...
They are the noisy neighbors
Not the humans but the goats! 



video



Couldn't resist a couple selfies with the Llama or two! 








They were pretty interested in Sophie
or maybe they were admiring her cheetah sweater 





Hard to believe it's Spring 
Yesterday we had snow 
and today I wore my down parka and gloves
It's April 16th Mother Nature...
ENOUGH!

I hope your TODAY was just as fun! 

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Look who's hanging out this week!


She is home on an extended Easter Break...
 She goes to a Catholic College
so they are off all the holy days
and her Wednesday classes were cancelled 
and her Tuesday class well 
I guess according to Katelyn they aren't doing anything in right now
 plus she is getting an A sooooooo
She is home!!

And her Mom and Dad are just happy to see her
 it's been a long eight or so weeks!


I have my instructions
making all her favorites 
of course there will be some shopping

I'm gonna be busy doting....
It's a job I'll happily do! 

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Happy National Sibling Day!


This is my family
Four sisters.....
Love them all dearly
Can't believe it's been since July 2011 since we've all been together
Happy Siblings Day
xoxo

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Happy Wednesday!

Joining Joyce @From This Side Of The Pond today



1. April showers bring May flowers, or so the saying goes. When did you last 'shower' attention on someone or have attention 'showered' on you? Did you love it, or did all that attention make you squirm?

My husband is pretty good at showering attention on me all the time. Some times I love it and other times....I'm like give me some space! lol! Katelyn is coming home for Easter break and I plan on showering her with lots of mom attention. She will hate and love it. 

2. Share a favorite 'spring break' memory. Not talking about just the 'college spring break' thing, but any favorite spring break memory you'd like to share. Keep it family friendly please!

I loved our Spring Break Katelyn's junior year of HS when we did all the college tours. We did the marathon from Buffalo to Pittsburgh across the state of Pennsylvania ending in Philly and then spent the weekend in DC. It was a whirl wind. I just remember thinking how can she be thinking of college we just signed her up for kindergarten yesterday.....it went so fast....now she is just registered for junior year of college! 

3. It's National Pecan Month...are you a fan? If so, what's your favorite dish that calls for pecans?

Yes I love a small slice of pecan pie but my favorite meal is making pecan crusted Salmon....I probably make it every other week

4.  'Put all your eggs in one basket', 'egg on your face', 'rotten egg', 'walk on eggshells', or 'a good egg'...which egg-spression could most recently be applied to your own life?

As of lately I'd say eggs in one basket...especially being on the job hunt. I seem to go on one interview and it's hard to keep the momentum going because I want to see what happens with the one interview....it's such a process. 

5.  In my experience___________________________________.
Karma doesn't exist

6. What's a  favorite song with the word rain in its title or lyrics?
Two songs with the word rain in it remind me of my younger days
First is Eurythmics-Here comes the rain














And Prince Purple Rain
















7. What does the word hope mean to you?

Hope is not a word I try to use a lot. I live with a science guy and that word doesn't hold any weight to him. I think hope has let me down but I still hold out hope for certain uncertainties! 


8.  Insert your own random thought here.

I have been trying to lose a few lbs.....been working out 6-7 days a week. Trying to make better food choices but this time of year is tough because I believe in supporting the Girl Scouts so theres that ! Then I'm I big supporter of Easter candy....I love Peeps and Cadbury Mini Eggs! But with that said I'm really proud that I have kicked my jelly bean habit so theres that! Needless to say come April 21st.....It's gonna be a new day!


Happy Wednesday!

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Wednesday Hodgepodge





1. Since these questions are posting on the first day of April it seems only right to ask-when was the last time you did something foolish? If you can't answer that one, try this one-when was the last time someone fooled you?

About two weeks ago when I accepted a job that wasn't exactly what was presented to me and after three days I'm on the job hunt again!! A smarter wiser and a little bruised but it is what it is....

2. What's the last biography or non-fiction book you've read? Was it any good?

I don't typically gravitate towards biographies so looking at my book shelf I have Rob Lowe Stories I only tell my friends....I seem to remember liking that. Must have or I would have donated to my local library. I also have several Frank McCourt book which I loved. 

3. Garlic-friend or foe? What's your favorite dish made with garlic?

As long as both hubby and I are having garlic then yes bring it on. It's when only one of us has....yikes! I like garlic in my spaghetti sauce...any sauces I make I put a dash! 

4. Several Spring flower festivals happen in the US during the month of April. Of those listed, which would you most like to see in person...The Skagit Tulip Festival in Skagit Washington, The Dogwood Arts Festival in Knoxville Tennessee, The North Carolina Azalea Festival in Wilmington North Carolina or the Daffodil Festival Weekend on Nantucket Island, Massachusetts?

Daffodil Festival sounds nice.....I've been to Kuekenhof garden in Holland, it's amazing and the Azaleas in the Rhododendron Park in Bremen had the most amazing Azaleas......I'd love to visit any really! 

     

















5. How do you choose which blogs to read?  What is something that will make you stop and read every time? Something that makes you say, 'eh, think I'll skip this one and move on to the next'?

I don't like really long ones...I like ones with photography.....how do I choose....can't remember how I did in the beginning. Expat, deco, recipes.....I like a variety!  

6. April is National Mathematics Education Month so tell us, when did you last use math? 


Deciding which bag of Pecans to buy...ounces vs. cost etc....I stood down aisle for a while so it must have been some serious math! lol! 

7. In honor of the A-Z challenge kicking off on April 1...choose one word beginning with the letter A to describe your yesterday.

An eyeopener .....in my job hunt.....I really check the reviews of places I'm applying to...I just can't be apart of some place that has bad reviews and lacks customer service. Also there are a lot of scams out there!

8. Insert your own random thought here.


Either my hands have gotten bigger or these Girl Scout cookies have gotten smaller! 
Just saying! 

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Hello April


Happy April Fool's Day....
I'm not really a fan of pranks being pulled on me....
My hubby knows this.....
Katelyn usually was the victim of his pranks....
I'm watching my back today! 



I added a new addition to my Hand Painted eggs from Austria



I'm all decorated for Easter 
Now if Mother Nature could melt the snow
and 
green up this place!

Maybe a flower or two pop up...
all would be good!

I was so happy to turn the calendar to a new month
In two weeks Katelyn is home for Easter break....
I know winter wouldn't be here forever but it certainly felt like it! 

Happy April!

Friday, March 28, 2014

20 years ago TODAY




This girl came into my world and forever changed it....
I never thought I could love another like I love this girl...
She is my world
She is my everything
She is my baby
Happy Birthday Katelyn
I love you! 




Friday, March 21, 2014

Friday Fragments


Happy Friday
Joining Mrs. 4444's @ Half Pass Kissin Time 
For 
Friday Fragments! 


This is my last selfie as a unemployed person! 
I start my new job on Monday the 24th! 
I can't wait....
I'm excited to finally not be working for a crazy person 
and actually getting paid my worth.....

On another note I'm not in love with my new hair cut
It seems to bring out my five head instead of my four head! 
Oh well C'est la vie! 


I might have mentioned a time or two how much I love my Husband
These are the beautiful roses he got me for our 26th anniversary! 
They are gorgeous and smell amazing!


Sophie is not happy about my returning to work....
On Wednesday I had to go there for several hours 
She went to daycare and than was left alone while we
went to our anniversary dinner
Needless to say Thursday Sophie started her hunger strike
 in protest of the day before events
At least that is what I'm gathering...
She knows something is up
Today she is eating but hasn't left my side!!


Happy Friday!!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Happy Spring


So word on the street is that TODAY
is the first day of Spring.......

My Chalk board is ready for the occasion....
(thanks artist Katelyn)

I'm ready for the new season......

BUT 

Mother Nature missed the memo...
It's currently snowing 
and I'm done....
I'm throwing in the towel.....
I know we are not alone....
BUT 
seriously
enough is enough !

Happy Spring!!