Monday, April 25, 2011

My Long Weekend

My weekend officially started on Wednesday at 3:00pm! 
Spring Break for those in the school system!  So we had off Thursday, Friday and Monday!  So five whole days to sleep in, organize, socialize, and get tons accomplished!!!  Thursday I spring cleaned my house!  It was in dire need of some tlc!  I even paid my lovely grandma come help so we had two people cleaning cleaning cleaning!  I washed windows, cleaned up the kitchen, wiped down walls and tons of other things!  All in all it was very productive!!!  Friday I spent my morning working with my new client at work and then spent the afternoon baking in preparation for Di's Bridal Shower!  Friday evening we had dinner with my parents, then finally got my new table upstairs (thank you Wes for buffing it!!!), and then went to buy birthday gifts for my dad and my hubby's dad!

Saturday was so splendid!  Di's Bridal shower was excellent and she got tons of great gifts to start out their new life together!!!  On Saturday evening we celebrated birthdays (my dad and Jon's mom have the same birthday and Jon's dad's birthday was the week before) so we did a big family dinner and had cake!  It was really nice!  On Sunday we had Easter Service at church and then had lunch at my aunt and uncles and dinner at Jon's parents!  It was great day and oh so glorious weather!  That brings me to today where I am doing absolutely positively nothing!  I wanted at least one day to relax before getting back into the hustle and bustle of work!  I've done pretty good job of relaxing today...I slept in, watched a movie, took the hubby lunch, read, blogged...and eventually I will get up and attempt to make something for dinner!  I truly dread going back to work as its been so nice to have a few days off!  I just have to think to my self 6 1/2 weeks to go...6 1/2 weeks to go.... 6 1/2 weeks to go!!!  I can do summer will be here before we know it!!!

 My new table and chairs!!

 The Spread!!!

 Raspberry Brownie Kabobs!

 Cucumber Dill Sandwiches

Peacock cake!!! It was chocolate filled with raspberry filling!!! So Yummy!!!
(A lady at my church made this!!!)

Saturday, April 16, 2011


Dear Rain,

Go Away!  You have ruined my brothers hard work of putting down mulch and have created hard work for my hubby.  We are agitated with you and are really ready for the downpours to stop. 


Yes that pile of red mud mixed with mulch used to be our patio...

Saturday, April 9, 2011

The Fonz

So last weekend I took my dear doggie to get a haircut!  He was getting quite...gross.  Haircuts are quite an ordeal for him and leave him utterly exhausted!  Its usually a 5 hour process!  We drive for 30 minutes to the PetSmart.  He despises this part because usually he rides on my lap when Jon drives but since I was driving he rode on the passenger himself (I might add that he was very verbal on the way there because he is so unhappy that he has to sit by himself).  After arriving at PetSmart it usually takes between 3 and 4 hours!  This particular day it took 4 hours!  After picking him up he again sits in the passenger seat but this time he was so incredibly tired he just curled up and slept the entire 30 minutes back home!  After getting home he napped all evening!  He's certainly all tuckered out!  At least he actually looks white again!  Thankfully he only needs haircuts every 3 months! 

 How can that be comfortable?
  Sooo sleepy!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Favorite Season

So my dear gal pal Kels has posted a $25 Starbucks Card Giveaway on her lovely blog AND I have decided that who doesn't love $25 to spend at Starbucks so I will comply with what the blog wishes...  According to K we had to post on her blog our favorite Starbucks drink (mind is a Grande iced white peppermint mocha with whip) and one of the other things we had to do was to tell our favorite season which I figured I'd blog about. 

What is my favorite season?  Tis a very good question.  I've always thought that it was Summer with the lusciously warm weather and time to spend at the pool but as I've aged I've begun to appreciate each season with the respect that they all deserve!  I truly adore every season (by the end of the season I am usually ready for the next).  There are so many splendid things that accompany each season!

Spring-  We are entering into spring full force around these parts and it is so exciting!  The hints of new growth, fresh flowers, mild temperatures, April showers and lots of birthdays (both of my parents birthdays and both of J's parents birthdays are in the spring)!

Summer- I love summer for so many reasons!  My birthday happens in the summer, its hot, the sun shines almost every day, I get to go to the pool (this year more that most! woot...and that means Kels I am coming swimming at your house this summer), spending time with friends, making homemade ice cream, gardening and canning!

Fall- The colorful foliage gets me every fall!  It is so magnificent!  Fall brings lots of fun craft festivals, cooler temperatures, my anniversary and the start of a new school year.

Winter- Its one of those seasons that is much anticipated and then after many many months of it I am ready for spring.  I love sitting by the fire, reading good books, sipping hot cocoa (or starbucks coffee) and watching the snow fall.  I love getting snowed in and I even like when the lights go off for just a few hours!  I find it very exciting!   

There are so many great things about each season that its hard to pick a favorite!  :-)  I am certainly glad that Spring is here!  I have new grass growing! Woo Hoo!!!