Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Happy 31 Day

First of all - HAPPY HALLOWEEN! Chloe was very excited this morning because she is going on a field trip with her first grade class to the pumpkin patch. Costumes are ready to go for tonight. Just have to go get some candy. A is looking happy these of the reasons is pictured above. :)

Yesterday I signed up to do Weight Watchers online. So far so good. Bad headache yesterday because I am CHOCOLATE deprived, but will get through. I'm getting the house ready today for mom's homecoming from a month long stay in the hospital following back surgery. I'm setting up the loft outside her bedroom here with a table and chairs for eating and scrapbooking.

We just redecorated her bedroom and I've added a couple more surprises for her that she hasn't seen yet. I'm so excited to be getting her home! We've missed her hanging around.

Monday, October 29, 2007


I am reading a book right now that says I should do "joyful" things.
Sunday morning I received a phone call from my oldest friend, I'm talking second grade, asking me if I'd meet her to help her out with her new camera.
Jumped out of bed, grabbed my camera and spent the entire late morning/early afternoon with her. I promised not to post the pics I shot of her - even though she's beautiful (inside and out) but ran across this shot of the raspberry iced tea I had purchased in a little coffee shop we stopped at. This spot is where we ended our day, chatting, laughing, and planning our next meeting - which needs to be sooner than later. This photo will now bring me joy as a reminder of the day I spent with my friend.
She had bought me a shirt at this lovely store we stopped in called "Life is Good". The shirt reads "Yesterday's history, Tomorrow's a mystery, Today is the day"
How appropriate.
N - thanks for putting joy in my Sunday.

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

A nice surprise

While sitting on the front porch, reading a self-help book, Chloe looked up to see who was pulling into our driveway.............
Our boy, Tommy, in his new Ford Ranger!
More for a test ride.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

8 days old

I had the pleasure today of meeting eight-day old Nicholas Stephen.
He was the BEST baby! No crying, no fussing with this one. He let us
pose him and play around for over an hour. What a trooper - just like
his mamma who carried this nearly 10 pound little guy to work with
her up until 4 days before he was born.
Couldn't wait to proof before showing him off.........
more later.
Congrats to the proud, happy parents - Emily and Steve.

Tools for Fun

My favorite mechanic fixed us up with this big, old tire to add to our wonderland we are building in the back. They have had more fun with this than anything I've purchased so far this year at Target!
A road map, a two hour drive, girlfriends, and the 3 c's ....... chocolate, chicken, and comforters!
Detouring from the original roadmap, the shopping twins scored big.
Give 'em guns, shells, clay pigeons and they are good for a weekend. This is their "Coach, Polo, Old Navy" rush.

I'll leave you with a bit of humor from the Amish gardens I visited this past weekend. A sign posted in the middle of the cockscomb read,
"She's the kind of girl who doesn't care for a man's company - unless he owns it."

Sunday, October 07, 2007

Give a girl some glitter..........

Who is the Fairiest seven year old of them all? This little miss celebrated her birthday in style with the help of her fairy godmothers - mom, g.aunt cindy, aunt linz, aunt abby and of course the grandma pam fairy. There were so many sparkles and so much glitter that I was even brushing it out of the dog. Jeff was a real hit with his buddies at the weekly football watch today when he came walking in with leftover glitter all over his legs from what was lingering in his car. :)
Several of her little girlfriends came to the celebration. Under the fairy canopy they made fairy crowns, fairy wands, (if you think you have enough glitter for 12 little girls let me tell you right now to double the amount!), hunted for the hidden birthday fairies in the garden and played fairy limbo. Of course the fairy stuffed a pinata full of goodies and more fairy dust. Peyton was there covering security. He kept a head count of all the little fairies (wink)
Amy made sure that all the little girls had a pretty ribbon on their magic wands
Don't you just wish you could be seven, barefoot, and carefree?
October is a big birthday month in our family. On Monday this handsome nephew of mine, who is genuinely sweet, smart, and an all around great kid, will be turning 18. Hard to believe all these little guys I used to tease and throw New Year's eve parties for are getting ready to go off to college next fall. I'd better enjoy this last little bit of time with them.........
Anyway, Happy 18th Birthday Aaron! xoxo from Auntie Pam

Thursday, October 04, 2007

Happy Girls

Libby and Samantha - a couple of cuties!
Chloe and Lexi doing the Happy Dance!