Monday, February 22, 2010

Stress Relief

There is nothing as calming as strolling down the
paths of Paris while the orchids are in bloom
(even if it is a "mock Paris" at the Botanical Garden).

Come and take a look at what Deb & I saw on
our mission to de-stress last week.

Did you think there were so many types, colors,
shades, and shapes of this lovely flower?

One was more beautiful and unique
than the other.

We even got to see one of our favorites
in the stages of bloom.

The RX for stress-relief worked.
We both walked out happy from our little journey,
each of us bringing home our own potted orchid
to remind us of the beauty we saw today.

Friday, February 19, 2010

Camillia in Bloom

My sweet little Chloe's middle name is Camille.
We took her to see all the pretty
Camillia's in bloom at the botanical gardens
last week. She was so excited to see
her namesake flower.
I still think she is the prettiest one in bloom.

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

If I were Rich & Skinny

This is what you would see me wearing on the first day of Spring.
I love those boots.
But, since I can't seem to kick my m&m addiction,
or have a spare $790 laying around for a single outfit
I guess I'll just stick with
my cut off sweats and flip flops.

Must be the cold weather and all this snow getting to me.

Sunday, February 07, 2010

The Postman Rang Twice

Chloe loves to get packages in the mail.
Today she hit the jackpot.
Not one, but TWO packages
came addressed to her.

The content had been anticipated.
Flat Petunia was returning from her
visit to JoLynn way across the
other side of the state.
JoLynn and Flat Petunia had some
wonderful adventures,
including a trip through two other states.

She traveled all over, learning about
things that were made in Kansas City,
gathering chocolates from their factories,
visiting a Presidential library,
working in the Pembrook Hill School bookstore,
taking a trip to Crown Center,
seeing the beautiful fountains,
going to a minor league stadium,
checking out the best barbecue spots in town,
and visiting some very fancy shops and lunch spots.
She even got stranded in a snow storm in
Iowa with JoLynn and her other friend, Loydene!
She was exhausted when she returned home.

I wonder, if I lay under a steam roller,
would I flatten out enough to be mailed
in an envelope?

Thanks so much, dear JoLynn,
for making this a wonderful and educational
experience for my little girlfriend.
You're the best!

Friday, February 05, 2010

Monday, February 01, 2010


This little girl worked for her chocolate.
She wasn't really in the mood to pose that day
until I showed her the tube of m&m's I had
hidden (from her mom) in my pocket.
Just scroll on down and you will see that
I am the one who was rewarded.


her beloved Belle

champion twirler

this pose got her a bonus extra handful

loving the fancy tutu

Thank you, Isaboo, for sharing
your Saturday afternoon with me.
I sure had fun.