Tuesday, April 26, 2011

I Gave Up Blogging for Lent...

Not really, but it would've been a good excuse, huh?

I DID give up soda though & I am not a coffee drinker so I'm going to have to admit that the iced tea thing really didn't keep my caffeine levels quite high enough to meet the needs for my existence.

So now that I'm 2 days into the Easter season, I'm here to tell you....

Alleluia!  He is Risen!
(and I am caffeinated!)

Catch up with you guys soon!

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Today's the Day!

Oh.  My.  Goodness!

I can't believe it!

You've GOT to be kidding!

Don't tease me, Young Lady!

Ah!  Ha!  I see you winking!

So, it can't possibly be true, right?!


There is just NO WAY...


That my first born child...

My Beautiful Megan the Munchkin...

is 21 years old today!

Happy Birthday Meggie!  I am so proud to be your mama!

I love you!

Now, be good!  :)

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Today's the Day!

Happy Birthday to my very best friend.

I'm a lucky girl!

I love you Michael!

You Capture: Cold

You may remember that last week I was wondering how I would possibly come up any good photos of  "Cold" with a forecast like this:

All week I fretted.  As I soaked in the sunshine.  hahahahaha!

Actually, it's been pretty rainy and miserable all week, but the temps stayed pretty reasonable, so I guess I can't complain too much. 

I was all set to give up & not participate this week, but at the last minute I decided to try this...

I got that one shot & then...

Obviously not a happy puppy.


Then I got out a bowl & filled it with ice to try to get some cool macro shots.  

I won't even share them with you they were so UGH.  But on the way back to the kitchen with the bowl, I wondered if Bentley would enjoy some ice...hmmm.

There you go!  To find more COLD pics, hop on over to Beth's.

In the meantime, I'll be working on next week's challenge: Warmth.  I think I can handle that.

Monday, February 7, 2011

Menu Plan Monday

The shopping isn't done yet, but the list is.  That's half the battle right?

BBQ Chicken Pizza 
(this was on the list last week, but it got pushed back because Michael had an unexpected business trip)

Southwestern Taco Pot Pie (a family favorite)

Drum Lesson & Youth Group, Ben & I will grab something in between.


Hamburgers on the grill
Tator Tots


Homemade Mac n Cheese
Stewed Tomatoes with Zucchini & Onion

To find more menu ideas, head on over to orgjunkie.com's link-up.

Thursday, February 3, 2011

You Capture: Red

 When I found out this week's theme for You Capture was RED, I got even more excited than I already was about going to the Gasparilla Parade on Saturday.  While there was tons of red there to go around & I got some good shots, I loved these red boas hanging off this vendor's cart.

These flags were in front of that house on Bayshore with the military gathering..

And of course my You Capture post would not be complete without any shots of Bentley...

here is Bentley & my caffeinated beverage of choice while we were out playing one morning.

and the pup looking over our neighbors fence, trying to make friends with those darn yippy dogs.  

I'm not a fan of those yippy dogs, but I do enjoy their pretty tree, still looking like it's fall here on a February Florida morning.

Check out this week's other You Capture posts here.   I love going through all the linked blogs every week & seeing everyone's shots.  Such fun!

I just read that next week's theme is COLD.  Here's my local forecast for the next 7 days:

Looks like some creativity may be in order.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Today's the Day

These 2 kids got married 31 years ago today.   

They blended their families & headed south for a fresh start to their lives.

Two harder working people, you'll never meet.

Two more generous people, you'll never meet.

When Michael & I were first married, we lived with them for 3.5 years!   3.5 years!

With our baby girl.  Then our other baby girl.

3 and one half years!!!!

And they never complained (well, at least not to us)...

I love these two!  And so do their 4 children & 6 grandchildren!

Happy Anniversary, Chris & Jim!  
Love you!