Friday, April 30, 2010
Wednesday, April 28, 2010
There is a serious problem with my new job. I work in the afternoons. For you see, that is coffee time for me. (I just made a rhyme!) My system is used to that dark, hot, creamy, sweet cup of loveliness most afternoons at 2:00 sharp. It is like my poor body is going through withdraws. Heck, it probably is. HA! Anybody out there who understands my plight?
As a mother of a teenage daughter, I did two things today for the first time. First, I made an appointment with a "stylist" to have my daughters hair done for her 8th Grade formal dance this Saturday night. She would like to have an up-do.
Second, I enrolled my daughter in driving school!!!!!!! She will start taking her lessons in July. It just seems like yesterday we were driving cars like these in Disney and soon she will be driving the same vehicle that I do. Strange I tell you.....just strange.
Monday, April 26, 2010
Today was the big day. The one I knew was coming. The one my daughter was looking forward to. The one my husband did not want to come since they are soooooo expensive. :)
Braces Day!! This is her before......
And here is her afters. How pretty! :) She went with pink and orange. She already has her colors picked out for the next time. Now that is being organized if I have ever seen it.
So far so good. She is still pleased with them and happy she got them. She is brushing her teeth after every bite she puts in her mouth. (Wonder how long that will last.) She has only taken Tylenol one time. Yeah for her! :)
Sunday, April 25, 2010
My friends and sis came up this weekend for a visit. We were supposed to have one more but her son broke his nose playing baseball and she had to stay home. We were all sorry that she could not join us. We missed her!
I thought it might be fun to go see Lake Michigan and go to a sweet little beach town to shop in some of their little stores and drink coffee and just visit and laugh and enjoy each other. The rain held off until our drive home. Yeah!! :)
We saw a sweet little sign about friends that was cute....
We went to a greenhouse in my little town that took our breath away when we walked in! There was color color color everywhere our eyes could see. It was amazing! We talked about how God could come up with all those different colors for our enjoyment.
We stopped on the beach to see the water and the lighthouse. The sand looked so inviting. We told it we would come back to play another day when the impending rain was not hovering over our heads and the weather was a bit warmer....say 30 degrees or so. :)
As usual, our time together goes by so quickly. I am thankful that these dear gals drove the four hours up to see me. I miss them. Someone asked me if I missed my home town. The answer I gave them, rather quickly, was "No, I don't." Now, if you ask me do I miss some of the people in my home town my answer would be completely different. God had revealed something to me these past few months. Some people have come into my life for a reason. If only to bring me joy and laughter and compassion and strength when I am so very weak. This group of ladies have brought all these things to me. For however long they are in my life, I am so very thankful. I found this song and I thought it was perfect for my friends. All of them.
(you will have to pause my playlist on the side to listen)
Monday, April 19, 2010
Here is the before. Dark dark dark! Builders cabinets. No handles. Nice...but not me. This is me!
Here is the kitchen sink and faucet....still in their boxes. Soon they will be in. I was going with a farmhouse look. Because that is me. White, bead board, milk glass lights, big kitchen sink, tin backs plash and wide window sill for sitting pies to cool when they come out of the oven. Or, maybe for my furry kitty to sit upon and gaze outside.
Thanks for visiting my kitchen. I would make you a cup of coffee if you came by and chances are you could have a soft warm cookie to go with it. :)
Thursday, April 15, 2010
For an old girl of 12...she is one smart cookie.
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
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Sunday, April 11, 2010
The ice cream truck!! How lovely!! I have a feeling we may get to know the fellow who drives this truck-of-joy around our neighborhood quite well this summer. And the little tune he was playing was Pop Goes The Weasel. Now it is stuck in my head!! UGHHH!! :)
Saturday, April 10, 2010
Home Depot had some pretty things out yesterday. I tried really hard to ignore them...I really did. But, the top ones are called English Daisy's. I mean, daisy's are my favorite flower and pink is my most favorite color....so what's a girl to do?
And pansies are nice to! Purple and yellow and burgundy colors on my deck. So much better than the white stuff I showed you the other day. Right? :)
Ah Spring.....I can not wait for your arrival. Flowers and flowers and flowers! Please hurry!
Monday, April 5, 2010
My sissy brought up a bunch of eggs that we filled with coins and candy. My hubby hid them all over the downstairs for them to find when they got up. He did a fantastic job at hiding them to!
My kitty looks wild with his red eyes....but he was part of the celebration as well.
Nana and Papa left sugarless bubble gum wrapped in money for the kids. They were thrilled with that!! And, I was excited that something they got today was sugarless for their teeth!!
My sissy had to have a little treat from the Easter Bunny as well. I found this adorable chick for her and a yummy chocolate bunny. I put it on her bed so she could find it when she went back into her room. She loved it.
We made the kids wait at the top of the stairs until all us adults were seated and had cameras ready and our hot steaming coffee in our hands. Then we let them come down and the candy frenzy began!!
She was the first one to have peanut butter eggs stuffed into her mouth. This girl loves her chocolate.
Taylor cleaning out her eggs and counting her coins.
My sweet nephew was also here to celebrate with us. It was fun to see a boys basket. He got a movie and a cool muscle shirt and candy and a ball that bounces 75 feet in the air. He also got a Nerf gun that was really cool as well.
Easter is over. Our house was filled with loved ones. We made more memories to store up in our hearts until the next time we can all be together. Happy Easter!!
Sunday, April 4, 2010
I am happy to report that both girls were cavity free. The only one who got a beautiful white new filling was me! Ugh. The problem with getting fillings is that I know to much about them. I knew what was coming every step of the way. That can be fantastic if you are a dental assistant and the doctor is waiting on you to hand him what he needs. But, when you are the
My mother said this was a first for her. She had never ever cut hair on a cooler before. :)
We also watched some of the basketball playoffs while we were home. We just had to root for Michigan State. They won the game while we were home...but lost last night.
We also played some games while we were at Nana and Papa's house.
And, my sister and I went to our little antique shop and I found this little refrigerator while we were out. She is a bit weathered, but I have big plans for her none the less.
Let's peek inside. Isn't that just the cutest thing.
And, that is it. I got to see a whole bunch of people that I love and miss on our little trip home. Got to spend some quality time with my parents and sister. Got to get my teeth all pretty (thanks Debbie!) and my chipped tooth fixed (thanks Dorenda and George!) and got to spend time with my dear friend Lori. Life is good! :)