Friday, September 19, 2014

still crazy after all these years . . .





When I was thinking about what we could do special for our anniversary . . . 
I realized that we are already doing it . . . 
"All you need is LOVE ~ LOVE is all you need."

Thursday, September 18, 2014

all orange . . . all day . . .

Just putting all my orange together . . . loving this color right now. 
 It must be in anticipation of Halloween!  

"Orange is the happiest color."
~ Frank Sinatra

Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Orange . . .

With Halloween just around the corner . . . I guess everyone thought I needed to get in the holiday spirit.  I came back to work this week and everyone brought me little gifts they found over the weekend.  These two little figurines . . . 
 This dancing Snoopy . . . it plays a fun tune - (that Charlotte loves.)
. . . and this fun skeleton ring.  So cute . . . why wait until October - I wore it today!
I walked through some antiques stores yesterday and couldn't help but get excited about all the cute Halloween stuff . . . and the color orange.
 I've had the color orange on my mind ever since.  :)




I guess maybe I should have had that pink nail painted orange . . . 
maybe next time.  :)

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Play-Doh with Charlotte . . .


 Charlotte's first time playing with Play-Doh.  She wasn't too sure at first . . . then decided it was so much fun that she didn't want to put it away.  Today is actually "National Play-Doh Day".  I guess we celebrated a day early.  :) 

Monday, September 15, 2014

My Little Mae . . .


I just love watching her . . . 
I look at her and see a little of  Luke when he was young - (actually, quite a lot). 
 I look at her and see the world in a completely different way. 
 I hear her call me "Amma" . . . and all is right with my world.
Happy Birthday my dear, sweet "Mae".

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Celebrating Family . . .

 Happy 2nd Birthday Charlotte!




Being a family means you are part of something very wonderful.
 It means you will love and be loved for the rest of your life 
. . . no matter what!

Today . . .

Outside my window . . . it’s sunny and heating up – it’s going to be a scorcher today.
I am thinking . . . it’s a great day for a party! . . . even if it is going to be HOT.
I am thankful for . . . all my kids!
From the kitchen . . . breakfast burritos
I am wearing . . . a grey maxi dress.
I am creating . . . paper cranes.
I am going . . . to completely enjoy my weekend!
I am reading . . . nothing at the moment – (I better find a book.)
I am hoping . . . it isn’t too terribly hot today, but I think hoping won’t help.
I am hearing . . . an old Disney cartoon that Charlotte is watching on my phone.
Around the house . . . party decorations, making salads, tennis racquets being strung . . . just a fun mess!
One of my favorite things . . . Bag of Bones white cheddar Cheetos  J
A few plans for the rest of the weekend . . . trying out my newly strung racquet, fun with family, and just relaxing!!!
From my picture journal . . .




Thursday, September 11, 2014

Us . . .


I fold paper cranes . . . he strings his tennis racquet.  (he is so excited!)
I sit and read . . . he yells at the TV watching sports.
I pile on the blankets . . . he sleeps with only the sheet.
I like to stay up late . . . he goes to bed early.
I grew up in a small town in Iowa . . . him - a city in California.
 . . . somehow we always seem to make it work.

mug of the day . . .



Richard bought me another new coffee mug . . . I so like this one.  
I don't know what it is with me and coffee mugs.  I am going to need more shelves soon.  I have an old dresser and also an old hutch that would be great to use for a coffee station.  I just need to paint one of them and rearrange a little bit.  "If you give your wife a new coffee mug . . . "

"As long as there was coffee in the world, how bad could things be?"  ~ Cassandra Clare, City of Ashes