Monday, March 29, 2010

Busy Busy Busy

Wow the last few days since my birthday have been really busy. Friday night Meg and Drew took me to my favorite restaurant for my birthday dinner. Mexican of course. Gotta have some chips and salsa for my birthday. Wouldn't be a good day without it.

Saturday Meg and I did some shopping. Then Saturday night Drew had some friends over to watch the UFC fights. There was way to much testosterone in the house. A couple of the guys Drew hadn't seen in two years. They had fun reminiscing about high school days. It was funny to listen to their stories.

Sunday we went to Devin and Heathers for the kids birthday party. Aspen and Brennon's birthday's are just a few days apart so their brave parents had a birthday party for both of them on Sunday afternoon.
We had so much fun watching the kids open all their presents. Aunt Meg had these beautiful individual birthday cakes made for them. Heather made the best peach cobbler and these mini apple and cherry pies. All was so good. I love this picture; Brennon is so patient until his candles are lit.
Today was a day of cleaning and organizing summer clothes. I have packed away most of my winter clothes. Another snow storm is sure to hit now. It feels so good to have all my spring and summer clothes washed and ironed and hung in my closet in order by color. The only part I did in this spring cleaning endeavor is iron my clothes; Meg is the organizer. She can have your closets looking amazing in a short amount of time. I am sure I have mentioned this before; but I am continually amazed at what she can do.
Feels like spring this week. It makes me so happy!


Thursday, March 25, 2010

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Princess at the Zoo

The princess is spending the night with us tonight. We are having so much fun playing with you and watching her and Drake play together. I just love being a grandma. Not sure if I have mentioned that before.

Monday, March 22, 2010

The storm blew in a head cold.

Friday was a beautiful day in the mid 60's with the beautiful sun shinning so bright. Then we awoke Saturday morning to about 6 inches of snow! Along with this storm that blew in I have a bad head cold. So most of the weekend I was on the sofa. By the time the weekend was over we had 11 inches of snow and I wanted to just die with this cold.
Today I am feeling better. Still have some stuffiness; but I did manage to get myself off the sofa for a short time to do some organizing in my bedroom closet. I have visions in there of black baskets on all the shelves that line the back of the closet. I will work on that as soon as I stop sneezing. Meg and I love to watch a show on TLC called "Hoarders". This puts both of us on a cleaning and organizing spree. Well I should say that Meg organizes and I supervise. Its what I do best. Now don't misunderstand me. Meg is the talented one here at the zoo for organizing. I just tell her all the things I want to keep, throw away or donate.
The temps are above freezing so each day the snow is melting. It all should be gone by tomorrow. I sure hope this is the last snow storm.


Friday, March 19, 2010

Art Museum and Movie

Today was a very busy day. Meg and I went to the big city to the art museum. Her great grandmother on her fathers side was an artist. She started drawing self portraits late in life to cope with an illness. As I was walking around I realized that I don't know enough about art to appreciate it. There were really strange pieces of art everywhere. I will say that the museum itself was a very beautiful old building. But I guess the idea is to admire the art not the building.
The fun didn't stop there because this afternoon I went to Devin and Heathers. I was really starting to miss the kids. We decided to watch "The Blindside". It was an awesome movie. I cried. A couple of times. I just love true stories like this one. I just may need to watch it again.
This day was such a perfect ending to a pretty uneventful week.
Winter is to return tomorrow with several inches of snow. I am not sure I can make it through another snow storm. This winter has been way to long.


Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Wednesday Words of Wisdom

Hope is ours for the taking every single minute.
It's the assurance that things will make sence when
there's no sense to make of things.
--Luci Swindoll

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Another bad word.

Cancer; that is the bad word for the day. I truly hate that word. I know what it is like to have been told that I have cancer. Now a family member heard it today. The word first puts you in to shock. Then in disbelief that it is happening to you. I am hopeful that this was detected early and the out come with be full recovery. However it doesn't take away the sting of the word cancer or the steps and treatment until you hear that you are all clear. Until then; once again I will be on my knees in prayer. It's all I got. It's what comforts me in times like this.


Monday, March 15, 2010


Life keeps throwing me lemons and I am tired of lemonade!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Quiet Week

It has been a real quiet week around here. The temps have been cold the last couple of days and we have been having too much rain. I just haven't felt good. I thought spring was here but I can't find it.
So I got nothing here; unless I need to list all the DVR shows I have been watching lately. That has been the most exciting thing that we have done this week. I need to start a project.

I will think on it over the weekend.


Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Wednesday Words of Wisdom

May you choose to see beyond life's storms, to
uncover the blessings that the rain brings, and
during all of life's twists and turns, may you
always choose.
---Michelle Sedas

Sunday, March 7, 2010

New Zoo Member

Meet Taz; our newest zoo member. Devin and Heather got this little cute bundle over the weekend. He is just the cutest puppy.

Speaking of the weekend; it was awesome! The weather was in the 60's both days. I could really feel spring in the air. We worked outside for a while on Saturday trimming bushes and cleaning up the yard from the long winter. I made a list of all the spring outdoor projects that I want to get done this month. Lots of painting; the porch swing needs a new coat of paint as well as the patio furniture. I think I will make new pillows for the porch swing and maybe a quilt to lay over the end. I can't wait to sit out there on that swing on a hot summer day with a cold glass of lemonade. I can almost feel it.

Today D had his first Bass Tournament of the year. He won first place. I am so proud of him. He has been waiting for months for this day and when it arrived he won!

Blessings to you,

Friday, March 5, 2010

Feels Like Spring!

Today it was in the upper 50's almost 60 degrees. I could feel spring in the air. The sun was shinning and I couldn't help but be outside. So what did I do today; went shopping of course. Meg and I went to a couple of children consignment shops. We bought many Gap clothes for Drake and Brennon at unbelievable prices. Many still had the original price tags on them. Gotta love that!

With Easter just around the corner I picked up a few things for the kids Easter baskets. Sidewalk chalk; bubbles and candy. It is so fun to shop for the babies. I can't wait for Easter. I love family Holiday's.

Last night D and I went to Devin and Heathers to see her on her birthday. It turned out to be the best birthday she has ever had; she received a call from her mother wishing her a happy birthday. She hasn't spoken to her in 3 years. I was so excited for her. I know that she has prayed for a relationship with her mom. Doesn't everyone want that. One that is healthy and not controlled. I know there are two sides to every story. I know that so many times there are small misunderstandings that go on for far to long. But there are also parent child relationships that are just not healthy. And in those cases you have to make the tough decision to pull away in order to live your own life. When the love that you have from your mom is so conditional that it becomes unhealthy then you have to do what is best for yourself.
Ummm am I still talking about Heather and her mom or have I went to far and discussed my own?

Blessings to you all,

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Happy Birthday Heather!

Happy Birthday Heather! Welcome to our family. Looking forward to many birthdays together!

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Some Wednesday Wisdom

"....But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all things will be given to you as well. Therefore don't worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own"

Matthew 6:33

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Heavy Hearts

There has been several families that have been on my mind so much lately. They are weighing heavy on my heart and I am finding myself on my knees in prayer. They are Becca; the sweet young lady that is fighting Leukemia. My nephew and his wife that are expecting a baby with a birth defect. And then yesterday a lady that I used to work with; her daughter had to deliver her baby at 24 weeks because of complications. Gwendlyn born yesterday afternoon weighing only 1.7 pounds.
I know our God has a plan for the lives of each of these families. In times like these and with own difficulties in my life I turn to a quote that gets me through.

"Live on divine purpose. Rest, sit still and trust-GOD is working out a plan for your life; you can not hurry Him. It will only expend energy of your soul to know purpose. In Him time, the best time, He shall give you the desires of your heart."

We were never promised an easy life. I will trust in him and continue to pray for these families.


Monday, March 1, 2010

New Bedroom Furniture

Meg and Drew were in great need of new bedroom furniture. They bought this last week. It is so beautiful. The headboard is wood with leather. Now she is in search of new bedding. I believe she is wanting something in Blues with touches of Browns. This comforter set is all wrong and we know it. It is a work in progress. That's the fun part.

Last week Devin completed his extra police training. He passed with flying colors. I knew he would. We are so proud of him. Tonight he is back on the streets after a week off. I know he is ready to get back at it.