Thursday, March 27, 2008

A Few Easter Photos

Easter was lovely and peaceful. Kayla got up early with me and we made Apple Dumplings. These were the apple dumplings that were featured on the Pioneer Woman's Blog and shared by Tabitha. Thanks Tabitha - these were excellent!!! The ham turned out fabulous, too. The Easter Bunny left baskets for all the kiddies. What a wonderful day!

Friday, March 21, 2008

Good Friday

Our Lord has written the promise of the resurrection, not in books alone but in every leaf in springtime. ~ Martin Luther

I hope you are enjoying your day!

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Ham Glorious Ham!

Are you cooking Easter dinner? Brunch? I serve the meal early afternoon and then we make sandwiches in the evening. And I do it sort of open house so the kids can come and go as they please.

Tonight we will be dying eggs with Ben. He will not be with us this weekend, so we will color eggs tonight and then give him a filled basket next Wednesday.

On the diet front, I have just 2 more pounds to lose to reach goal. I lost four more this past week (cut out all Starbucks - oh, the withdrawal)! But it was worth it. I have a whole new wardrobe, suits I haven't seen in years! And it all fits! Now, I if I can just get through this Holiday. . . Ham, glorious ham!

I have been scrapping. I am currently working on three CJ's I am determined to have in the mail come Monday. Two recipe swaps and 3 layouts that are all in mid-construction. Feels good to be creative again after that winter long slump.

The kiddies are all well. Horton Hears a Who was delightful! We bought Dan in Real Life - loved it! and The Bee Movie - that was real cute!

Okay, back to work. Have a wonderful Wednesday!

Friday, March 14, 2008

Show and Tell Friday

My show and tell today is a lovely clock that my son gave me for Christmas. Now, I don't know anything about this clock, don't know if it's old or what, but I love it. The little drawer (hiding behind the candle) really does pull out and holds Kayla's change and other little trinkets. The tablecloth is vintage, crocheted, belonged to my Gram. These sit on the corner of the buffet.

Last week's crop was FUN! FUN! FUN! And I completed 22 layouts, started a 23rd and made 17 recipe cards for a swap. It was a very productive, sleepless weekend.

Tonight, Mom and I are going to the Mellon Arena for a Night of Hope with Joel Olsteen. I've only heard bits and pieces, and only good things about him. I am looking forward to it.

Sunday afternoon we are going to see Horton Hears a Who. This will be Ben's second movie at the theater. Last time, he was so scared when the lights went down, it was not good. Hopefully this time will be better.

Tomorrow, finally, I pick up the bunk beds. Will Kayla sleep in her own bed all night? We shall see. Amanda is afraid she'll fall out because she moves around so much. Hope not.

Made the arrangements for Kayla's upcoming surgery. Her pre-op is May 15 and the operation is June 4. She was so upset because it's a week before her 10th birthday. We'll have a big party way before that.

Well, I got to work. Have a great weekend!!

Friday, March 7, 2008

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Rain, Rain

It's wet here today! Really wet! There's a flood watch - the Wharf will flood, most definitely. And then it's supposed to turn to snow. Please not at quitting time! Last Friday's commute home was awful!

That's what I started to do last night. Gather photos; embellishments; papers. Going cropping this weekend to Columbiana, Ohio. This one is a favorite! You can find the details here. We also attend the Austintown crops as much as we can. My main priority will be working on an album commissioned to me by a cousin to scrap her grandson's first 12 years. I also have recipe cards and I hope to start on our Christmas album. Ah, so much to do, so little time.

Like now, gotta work. Oh, weigh-in today. Fingers crossed!!!