Monday, June 21, 2010

What a week!

Well, the busiest week of the year has finally passed.  My oldest son, R, slipped in from Indiana to be here for his sister's graduation party - what a sweetheart.  We had VBS all week, and I was trying to get the house in order for the party, so I didn't have nearly enough time with my boy, but I'll take what I can get these days.

I was determined to get a current family picture while he was in - the last one is two years old.  I also did not get a picture of the children at Christmas, so I wanted that, as well.

Finally, on Saturday night, before he left out on Sunday morning, I made everyone sit for a picture.  It was 10pm, we were all tired.  No one was dressed for a picture, the girls' hadn't had their hair brushed or fixed, and neither E nor I had a drop of makeup on.  I didn't care - I wanted a picture.

So, after much coaxing, this is what I have:

One big, happy family :)

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Pictures, pictures, pictures

It's amazing how many pictures we take - thousands.  Unfortunately, getting them printed is another story, altogether.  So yesterday, I ordered 110 pictures.

When I did that, I got three codes from three different companies, offering me free or reduced price prints.  So today, I'm once again going through digital photos, choosing those that we will have printed - I need 270 today, so that's my goal - find 270 photos to have printed.

I'm so excited to get these, and begin making collage frames to hang on my bare walls.  I'm hoping to have this done BEFORE the big graduation party next Saturday.  Of course, the party will provide even more pictures that need to be printed...

Tuesday, June 8, 2010


Yesterday was spent with the oldest daughter, who graduates next Saturday...

Husband was off work, so he offered to watch the children.  We went with a friend to a Talbot's Clearance Outlet, and she was able to find some beautiful things!  She's so tiny, it's difficult to find her size at most stores, but not at Talbot's.  They sell size 0 - disgusting, I know. After shopping, we had lunch at Panera Bread - they have a new Poppyseed Strawberry Salad that is amazing!!!  I wish I'd had three...

Back home, it was time to make dinner and catch up for the day.  Until tomorrow...

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

It's Birthday Season

Here in our home, we celebrate at least one birthday every month, except for February and April.  The birthdays fall somewhere between 2 weeks and 6 weeks apart, and began this year in March, when D was born.

We are now in full-birthday mode, having celebrated A's 4th birthday two weeks ago, and preparing for L's 7th birthday tomorrow, followed by H's birthday in two more weeks.

Add to that the fact that we have a graduation celebration on June 19, and this mama is up to her elbows in cake.

I also make cakes at my dad's restaurant at least a couple of times each week.  Too bad someone didn't start a tradition of Birthday Broccoli instead...