Friday, April 16, 2010

where have you been all my life?

My sweet mom called me the other day and told me a neighbor of hers was getting rid of a tea cart. My mom took it for me, sight unseen. I have to say I trust my mom wholeheartedly, but I was a little nervous. Especially since I am not usually into wood tones...there's always paint right?
But when I saw it, I knew just where it would go...and it is perfection just as it is! This corner of my dining room was empty. The proportion and size are perfect! Plus, I love how all the woodtones highlight the whitewashed dining room set.

Have your ever gotten something unexpectedly and then wondered how you ever lived without it? The best part it shows off my Grandmother's china. Isn't that what our homes are all about? Displaying the connections we have with those we love? Now I have another treasure from my sweet mom that I will cherish.

Oh and by the way, that painting hanging above it was painted my Grandpa (the one who was married to my Grandmother who's china it is)

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

"they" said it couldn't happen~ my 300th post!

Do you see what I see?

Three years ago I planted Peony bulbs with hopes of glorious blooms one day! Many told me that they just don't grow in our zone. The first spring, nothing. The second spring, a small bud that never bloomed. The third spring, THIS spring, I have 6 buds that look strong enough to bloom! I am so excited!

anything is possible!

Yosemite, CA

You know blogging life is bad when a friend writes on your Facebook wall to make a blog post! I don't mind gentle reminders since they tell me that people are actually still reading! So sorry I have been a blogging dud lately!
E and her 6th grade class took a fieldtrip to Yosemite a couple of weeks ago. She had so much fun! She really wanted to take us and show the family all that she learned. Grandma and Grandpa happen to be in town on their way to Idaho so they joined us too.
Since we are only 2 hours away, it made for a fabulous day trip! We are so lucky to have a gem so close by!
El Capitan

The temperature was about 70 degrees but they had just had a snowstorm the week before. Perfection!
On E's fieldtrip they had climbed the boulders to lower bridal falls. So we had to do it again. It was a lot of fun!

Not bad pictures for an iphone!
According to hubby we couldn't leave Jupiter behind! He really had a great time too!

Friday, April 2, 2010

My Spring Break To Do List

Happy Spring! I have to say that this is my favorite time of the year! Sadly I have not felt it since our temperature has turned chilly AND the fact that I am working full time between now and May. But I have 9 more days of spring break so here are the things I plan on doing-
  • Watch General Conference in my jammies!
  • Make rice krispy treats for hubby's birthday (they are his favorite)
  • Read Brava Valentine by Adriana Trigiani
  • Run 9 miles the first Saturday and 10 the next
  • Eat some See's chocolate from my Easter basket
  • Go to the eye doctor
  • Take a day trip to Yosemite
  • Hang with my sister
  • Many, many, many Wii tournaments

I am sure more will pop up, but for now it sounds perfect to me!