Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Happy 95th Birthday!

My mother-in-law's husband, Dick, turns 95 this week.  Wow!  Right?  It is amazing the life he has had.  We celebrated by going to Cracker  Barrel - his choice.  He always gets the same breakfast - his favorite.
We're singing happy birthday to him before he blows out the candle on his dessert.  
Happy Birthday, Dick!  You are looking remarkable!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Main Event in Tempe

Every year my employer hosts a "company picnic/event" for employees and their families.  This year we went to The Main Event in Tempe.  I took Katie, her boyfriend Steve, and Kimberly.  We had a great time.  Some of the highlights:
 Kate and Kim
 Steve and me
 The three of them are waiting to do laser tag.
 Kim and I are riding the Typhoon
 Steve and Kate and driving race cars - Steve is SO serious - really concentrating.
 My co-worker, Josie, and her youngest daughter, Sarah, playing skew ball.
 Kate and Steve on the Typhoon - really enjoying it.
Kimberly loves playing Doodle Jump and does it very well - even on the large screen!
We had a really nice lunch and and  fun afternoon.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Volleyball at its best!

Friday night, I went to Myah's volleyball scrimmage game, which was held pretty close to my home.  So, of course, I had to go.  A few photos...
 Little sister, Kylee, used her Kindle to video most of the games...
I was able to catch this video of the girls - really made me chuckle!
I think they loved the counting as much as playing the game.
Victory is sweet, right?
video
Nice job, Myah [and teammates]!
I really enjoyed the evening.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

The weather here has been really nice...

if you are in the shade.  Maybe even if you're not in the shade.  I don't normally get away from my desk, but this past week the weather was so beautiful and I wanted to sit outside.  This is the view right outside our building...
So I sat on a rock and ate my sandwich - very relaxing.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Happy Birthday, Susan!

Susan is my sister and no, she doesn't normally wear a sombrero.  We went out for her birthday - to Serrano's - and of course, they sang to her and made her wear this hat.
We had a great time - Susan, her husband Jim, her daughter, Leslie and her family (Rick, Tristan, and Mikaela).  And our dinner at Serrano's was great.  
Happy Birthday, Susan - and MANY more!

Monday, April 6, 2015

What a GREAT weekend!

You might wonder why I would say that.  Well... it was the first weekend in a very long time that every minute was not accounted for.  I started off meeting a friend for dinner on Friday night, finished by 7:00 and stopped on my way home to buy dog food for Sophie and Jack.  I'm sure that made them happy.

On Friday night I received a text from my friend, Kathy, asking if I could stop by her garage sale on Saturday and since my calendar was open, I went.  Kathy is one of my "crafty" friends - she is always working on something and I just love to see what it is.  She showed me a photo book she was working on - a sisters' trip to Chicago.  And then she also showed me this quilt she made - evidently with a pattern from one of my books.  It is actually a combination of a rag quilt and a traditional quilt.  It is beautiful!  She said this is a great way to use up your scraps.
It is such a nice weight and the colors are some of my favorites.
It is always fun to catch up with Kathy.  The garage sale wasn't very busy, but that gave us time to visit.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Happy Easter!

I don't normally do Easter baskets for my girls anymore - they get a gift just not in a basket.  However, I decided this year to do things a little differently.
And I needed to include Kate's boyfriend.  Couldn't forget about him.  So the baskets were waiting for them this morning when they came over for brunch.  Kate invited a couple of friends, so we had a nice, small group for Easter.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Nope, that's not my birthday cake...

but today IS my birthday!  
Happy Birthday to Me!
Happy Birthday to Me!
Happy Birthday, Dear Jeanie!
Happy Birthday to Me!

I started "celebrating" a few days ago by starting with a pedicure, a wonderful luxury.

It is also the birthday of Starbuck's Frappucino - it is 20 years old.
So they came up with a birthday cake Frap with raspberry whipped cream.  
I decided I deserved one and picked one up yesterday.
And guess what?  It was free since it was my birthday.  Even better.
It was very good and tasted just like a birthday cake.
FYI - if you want to try it, it is only available this weekend.
Tonight I am celebrating with my family.  
Saturday with my friend.
You would think I was a kid with all of this birthday hoopla.  
Still...
Happy Birthday to Me!

I had a large group of people over last weekend...

for a waffle bar!  Now I also had lots of other things, but the only picture I was able to take was this one...
I took a picture BEFORE I started cooking and preparing the breakfast.  My frog was really packed! I have two refrigerators - this is my favorite - and they were both full.

Sad to say, I was so busy in the kitchen I did not get pictures of my friends and family.  It was a fun day and I had great helpers, which made it all possible.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Kylee had a birthday this week...

A large group of family and friends gathered a Oregano's to celebrate Miss Kylee's birthday.  We sat outside and it was absolutely gorgeous weather to do just that.
 Big sister, Myah, is helping her coordinate her birthday cards.  She actually got some very nice gifts.

 And, of course, the birthday girls gets a pazookie - which she is thoroughly enjoying!
Happy Birthday, Kylee!  You are another year older and that much closer to being a teenager.