Monday, August 1, 2011

128/365 May 7, 2011

Okie Dokie, Artichokie!

127/365 May 6, 2011

Coffee and art....

126/365 May 5, 2011

"C" is for chicken and Chipotle.

125/365 May 4, 2011

A Rainbow Connection?

124/365 May 3, 2011


123/365 May 2, 2011

Zeus. A picture of a picture of my "Grand-Kitty."

122/365 May 1, 2011

A Birthday Requirement

Friday, May 6, 2011

106/365 April 15, 2011

I love our kitties. They each have a very different personalities....

105/365 April 14, 2011

My hubby sends me flowers. I hate to let them die in vain. This will be complete soon and ready to hang on the wall in my new home.

104/365 April 13, 2011


103/365 April 12, 2011

Thank you to my beautiful friends who have supported me when I needed it most. Thanks for singing those words back to me lately....because I have forgotten them.

I love you.

102/365 April 11, 2011

Another coffee tag. ..... that makes me smile.

101/365 April 10, 2011

I love words!

100/365 April 9, 2011

Beauty is everywhere.....

99/365 April 8, 2011

Secret Buddies.

98/365 April 7, 2011

Every once in a while ya just have to pause for a bit of sillliness.

97/365 April 6, 2011

Coffee Tag

96/365 April 5, 2011

They won!

95/365 April 4, 2011

Home Sweet Home....for just a little while longer....

94/365 April 3, 2011

Let them eat cake!

They chose their wedding cake today!

93/365 April 2, 2011


92/365 April 1, 2011

Experimenting with new techniques....

Friday, April 1, 2011

91/365 March 31, 2011

Is it just me? Or does this little boy need a great big squeeze?

90/365 March 30, 2011

She plays soccer.

89/365 March 29, 2011


87/365 March 27, 2011

Love it!

Thursday, March 31, 2011

86/365 March 26, 2011

He Paints

I went to Quincy's conference and got nothing but praises. He is reading at above grade level. I hope that continues forever! :) When I started to leave, Q's teacher explained to me that the children are working on a program to be presented in a few weeks. Part of the unit requires the kids to have a cutout of themselves of paper to represent what they want to be when the grow up. Quincy had a really hard time making his decision. Finally, after much deliberation, he made plans to create a police officer. Throughout his entire Spring Break, Quincy begged and pleaded to do his homework.

We rolled out the paper on the floor. He laid perfectly still. I traced his form. He gathered up is paint sets and a jar of fresh water. Patiently, and with much determination, Quincy painted his police man. After the watercolor paints dried, he carefully cut out the shape.

He was so thrilled with his creation. I was proud of him for having the determination to do the assignment and complete it with such care.

Good job, Q!

85/365 March 25, 2011

I love to run.

84/365 March 24, 2011

Vintage Toy Horse

This was the coffee shop where I sat with my sister and my Gramma so many years ago when I decided to decorate my kitchen to look like a coffee shop. E. Steamers was my inspiration.

My sister and my mom and I try to get together every other week for a good cuppa joe and to visit with one another. This time, my hubby got to join us. I really enjoyed just sitting and looking around at all the interesting things to see. I spied this curious little fellow behind the corner. He looked as if he had poked out his head from behind the curtain to see if it was playtime yet.

83/365 March 23, 2011

It's been a tradition for a few years now to hike Castle Rock during Spring break. This year, Rob joined us. The weather was perfect.

82/365 March 22, 2011

Perty Truck

81/365 March 21, 2011

Slip Slidin' Away

This is probably not the most flattering photo of me, but the smiles are bright and genuine. Quincy and I had a good time sliding down the inflatable slide. He had a wonderful birthday party with lots of friends and family surrounding him.

Happy Birthday, Q-Man!

Monday, March 28, 2011

80/365 March 20, 2011

She got her ring!

I was at the gym when I got a text message from my future son-in-law. He included a picture of the lovely ring that would symbolize their marriage. He wrote: "Hee hee! Amanda thinks I am at work!" My heart leapt! I was so excited for Amanda! I knew she was so eagerly anticipating receiving this beautiful piece of jewelry.

They went for a hike in Castlewood Canyon where he surprised her with her ring. Afterward, they came by to show me and have a grilled dinner with us.

When they pulled up in the street outside my house, I heard the loud bass bumps, I squealed, "The kids are HERE!" I tore outside and ran to the passenger side of their Dodge Durango. Amanda stepped out and exclaimed, "Look at what I got!" I grabbed her and pulled her close for a bear hug and we both started jumping up and down. I pulled back to see the joy on her face and she was crying great big tears. I was crying great big tears. I said, "I know! I KNOW!" I finally got to really look at the ring. I told her it is GORGEOUS! She wiped a tear from her cheek and she started to tell me the story of how he surprised her with her ring and then gasped, IT WAS PERFECT, MOM!"

What a wonderful, happy day!

Congratulations, Amanda and Brad! I love you both to the moon and back!

79/365 March 19, 2011

March 19 Coffee Tag

We found this beautiful hand-thrown pottery mug at the gift shop in the mini mall at Fort Riley. I absolutely love it. The Kansas state flower is the Sunflower. I didn't know that until this last trip to Kansas.

78/365 March 18, 2011

March 18 Coffee Tag

I sure love enjoying a slow cup of coffee at home in the morning.....with my hubby.