Thursday, July 31, 2008
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
When E fell in love with these two on Grease; You're The One That I Want her daddy bought her tickets to see them on Broadway. After a year of performing those roles they are both moving on to bigger things. Goodbye Max and Laura!
Below is Ashley Spencer (the runner up to Laura as Sandy on the reality show). We saw her as Amber in Hairspray. She now will be taking overfor Laura in Grease. Go Ashley!
Here is E, strolling down fifth avenue munching on a Hot Dog from a vendor. Gotta love NYC!
My favorite stop was definately Serendipity. It is not overrated, the frozen hot chocolate really is to die for!
This trip was a chance of a lifetime for me, my mom and my daughter!
If you would like to see our entire trip, click here to view my Shutterfly book.
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
These bloggers are amazing young people!
If you want to check out some great stuff, go here, and here for literature, here for some great cooking, and here as an example of service, and here for making earrings to earn money, and adventures that we only wish we could go on.
I am so overwhlemed by the wonderful character and vast talents these young adults have! I am proud that my daughter can see the example of them. Can you even imagine what these kids are going to be like when they are our age????? You guys rock!
Check out here for a fabulous tutorial for something you will be able to use over and over. Thanks French Garden House!
Lastly, another favorite blog is hosting an observation project. See here for details. It is the entire reason I blog and buy book and look at magazines!
Saturday, July 26, 2008
Friday, July 25, 2008
Which leads me to another wind of change. A great pal, and fellow blogger, announced plans to move. It makes me so sad as she is rock that I have come to take for granted. Now that she has announced this, I realize how different life will be without her and her family. BUT thank heavens for blogging! We will still be connected! I support you whole heartedly C family!
E went to her first school dance yesterday. I himmed and hawed about letting her go, but since I work at the school I was assured by my pals that she would be watched closely. AND, at this point in time, I trust her. She has a strong conviction of right and wrong and is a true leader. Okay, okay...it was adorable to drop off her friend and her (they ran screaming to the door = not yet worried about being cool, which I LOVE!) At the dance you could buy a polaroid for $1 so the girls gathered and then decided to ask their sixth grade crush to pose in the picture with them. He is adorable and said, "sure". She talked and talked and talked all night about what fun they had dancing for 1 hour and 50 minutes straight! Wow, I should try to work that in to my daily workout routine.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008
- I will exercise 6 days a week in some way,shape, or form.
- I will have personal scripture study daily.
- I have no excuse to have a messy house.
Monday, July 21, 2008
I have always dreamed of having a wrap around front porch. Sigh Tis not so, both of my houses have had stoops. :(
Although we do not have a FRONT porch we do have a couple of back porches. This particular one has been used for many things, none of them included relaxing. For the last few months it has been completely empty due to lack of inspiration and lack of funds. Until I found these chairs, again at World Market. The aqua is so calming and they were on sale!
My daughter's room has french doors that open out onto this spot, as well as a door from the loft. I can't tell you how simple it feels, yet these adirondack chairs are nothing but comfortable!
Saturday, July 19, 2008
One of my favorite things about summer is our neighborhood movies in the park. Last night we watched Ratatouille on the big screen, outside, with a gorgeous moon shining. Ahhh, this is the life! With free drinks and popcorn (and a general store for any candy craving) who could ask for more? If you live close by and want to join us for E.T. let me know!
Even though D is in school, summer boredom still rears it's ugly head. He is obsessed with stuffies so when I saw this kit at World Market I jumped at the chance for him to make his own. It was a bargain and he did the project completely himself!
Wednesday, July 16, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
...there was! Isn't this the most precious bird nest you have ever saw? I swear...it looks fake, but it is not. And the adorable little eggs lead me to exactly what I DID NOT want to happen...I became attached! AND the darn things weren't even hatched yet. I am still mourning my goldfish that I stepped on in sixth grade, I have issues!
So I tried not to monitor them too closely but wondered when the little miracles would hatch, begin to eat and soon learn to fly.
Then... yesterday...D was riding his bike in the backyard and he ran into the house saying, "Mom I found a dinosaur skeleton!" I assumed this was one of his imaginative ideas but when I went out to the yard he showed me a little 3 inch skeleton and I knew it was one of the little birdies. I was tempted to take a picture of the little skeleton since it was in perfect, pristine condition...but it is a visual I would rather soon forget. Of course, D cheered me up by saying, "It's okay Mom. He is much happier flying and playing with other birdies in Heaven."
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Thursday, July 3, 2008
- saying a prayer for those who serve our country
- telling a veteran or someone in the military thank you
- putting out your flag and repecting it
- respecting our National Anthem and teach your children to respect it
- remembering that the 4th of July is not just a holiday to bbq and have fun, but a holiday to honor the land we live in!
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
I actually like the simple lines, it goes well with our colonial style house. But guess what? Hubby does not like it. So I told him that he could totally go up there, get it, and fill in the holes. I guess it will be there for awhile...
update: I have blown through all of my summer reads. Any suggestions?I like them light and fun!
Peel and slice your peaches~ just the smell is worth it!
I had some extra so I filled a ramekin. These would be great for a summer dessert!
May look a mess, but it was tasty! I omitted the ice cream or whipped cream. Can't have all your treats for breakfast...can you?