Sunday, August 29, 2010


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"Always keep several get well cards on the mantel... so if unexpected guests arrive, they will think you've been sick and unable to clean." Maxine

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Good Morning Sunshines!

This is what mornings at the beach was like!

Happy girls in their pajamas!

Good morning SUNSHINES!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Healthy Lunch (That LOOKS Good Too!)

I work every day at my husband's office. I got in the real bad habit of eating lunch out a lot. There just aren't a lot of healthy options. I have tried to make a conscious effort to eat a healthier lunch. It's a challenge. Some days the food is just so blah! It is a mental thing for me. So, I try to make it at least LOOK attractive. I love the *bento* boxes that are so popular. I had an old one in my cabinet so I have been using it. It's amazing the difference it makes when you make your food look more attractive. On this day, I had some pieces of grilled chicken with peppers and onions(left over from dinner the night before), spinach, tomatoes and feta cheese. I brought a whole wheat pita pocket and stuffed it full!! My dessert was kiwi and strawberries. The cloth napkin helps make it look a little more appetizing too! The next day I had tuna mixed with avocado....YUM! That's it. Just tuna and mashed avocado. Try it!!

Do YOU have any great lunch ideas?

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


New chair.

New mommy.

New life.

New *little* for us to love.

We can't wait until Dec. 2!

Saturday, August 21, 2010


I was tagged by Melissa @The View From Five Two to answer these eight questions. 

So, here goes. 

I'll warn you...I'm pretty boring!

1. What is the best book you have ever read? 

I am going with fiction here. I have three favorites. *Redeeming Love* by: Francine Rivers. *Wisdom Hunter* by: Randall Arthur (life changing).  And, Karen Kingsbury's *Redemption Series.*

2. What is your special talent?

Taking care/loving all the *littles.*

3. What is your dream job? 

I use to think I would like to run a Bed and Breakfast. Now that sounds like too much work!!!

4. If you could have dinner with anyone, dead or alive, who would it be?


5. What is your best memory from this summer? 

On the last night of our summer beach trip my daughter asked my two year old granddaughter what her favorite part of our beach trip was. She said *NONNY*.:)

6. Do you prefer football or basketball, or neither?

Basketball. College...specifically ACC and Duke.

7. Winter Olympics or Summer Olympics? 

Both. Love the human interest stories.

8. What is one thing you hope to accomplish by August 2011?

Redo my bedroom.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Have You Heard Of These?

This is a Krispy Kreme Doughnut Burger.


They sold them this year at the Wisconsin Sate Fair.

At first I thought *UGH!*

But then I thought *Hmmm. Maybe the sweet and salty would be good together.*

Now, I KNOW this is bad for you. But besides that, what do you think? Would you try it? I think I would. The combination of sweet and salty might be good. (Not good FOR you. Just a good taste.)

Am I crazy?

Would you try it?

Wednesday, August 18, 2010


Talk about random. That's how my mind is today.

Here goes.

I love school supplies. The #2 pencils and the fresh boxes of crayons. The little paint strip with a brush. The pencil top erasers and the spiral notebooks. A fresh package of lined paper and a new bottle of glue. Just to mention a few. I don't even have a school aged person to buy for, but I still look....and sometimes buy, new school supplies!!!

Mornings are darker now...UGH! I get up early...real early. I start my mornings with a work out at the Y. It's dark now for a lot longer. I don't like that. At all. It's going to be a long winter if I'm not careful. I need to try to be positive about the time change when it happens.

I want a KINDLE. You know, the hand held thing you read books on. I was sitting at the pool one day and the guy beside me was reading his Kindle. I was a tad bit jealous. So, I've told hubby I want that for Christmas. I'll let you know if I like it.

I am blessed. I was looking back at my beach pictures, reflecting on my trip and it struck me how very blessed I am. My family is NOT perfect. We have some very strong personalities and most of us are very opinionated, but we love each other very much. Do you know what a blessing it is to have family that loves and cares about you? I hope you have that.

These girls make my heart sing.

How about you? 
What are YOUR random thoughts today?

Sunday, August 15, 2010

A Little Version of ABC....

...wet hair

...short version of ABC

...squeezing sister

...just an afternoon at the beach.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

We Are Home!!!

This is what I miss already......


What a fun time at The Big Ocean!

Thursday, August 12, 2010


My oldest granddaughter is 2 1/2. She LOVES the beach this year! That's quite a change from last year. Last year she loved everything except the water! This year she can't get enough of the BIG OCEAN! She wanted Nonny to wear a float too....SO, of course, I did!


Tuesday, August 10, 2010

A Day At The Beach

Painted toes with JiJi

The Tent Crew

Picture time!

Nanny and Granddaddy

 Wagon Rides

Repeat again today!

Saturday, August 07, 2010

Remember THIS????????

We're about to do it again.


For a week.

See you at the sand.

Thursday, August 05, 2010

I NEED This Nonny!

OF Course Sweet Baby Girl!

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

We Have House Guests!

AND MOVED in seven days.

To the first people who looked at it.


So, they are our house guests for a while.

They promise to be out soon.

Or at least by the time they have their 5th child.


Sunday, August 01, 2010

He Still Makes Me Laugh!!!!!!! :)

It was raining the other day.

I got in the car and this is what I saw:

He still makes me laugh!