Saturday, February 27, 2010

Random stuff.......

This is what is left of the snow from Feb 10th.
"They" are now telling us we could get a major event on Tues/Wed
We'll see...........
Maddox stayed with us last night for a few hours.
after some shopping and dinner out, it was time to come home for cookies!
Doesn't he look like he should be strolling down Bourbon St listening to some cool jazz.
I'm now toting this around.........
Can't wait to read this one! If you want to learn how to take good pics with a digital camera, Scott Kelby is one of the best. He explains things in such an easy to understand way....with a bit of humor. I love reading his books and look forward to reading this one...volume 3!

later.......

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Word of the week........

Jake told me a couple of weeks ago that he wanted to expand his vocabulary.  And since I'm forgetting words as I get older...haha, I thought it would be a great learning event for both of us.
So now I post up on the frig a new word each week and we try to use the word as much as possible all week.

here's our word this week...........
later........

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Chrissy girl....

Whenever I go to Target, I always pick Chrissy girl up a new toy. And always pink....just because she's such a prissy dog! Now...she has quite the collection of pink toys to chose from.......


later.....

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Yep....

it's about that time of the year.........


later......

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Betcha didn't know........

 **an update....please make sure you go on youtube and listen to k.d.lang's Hallelujah and let me know if you love this song! Every time I listen to it, I have tears in my eyes...it gives me chills. I sat here tonight and cried...I cried for the love that God has for us, I cried because I miss Jamie and I cried for anyone who suffers in this world. I'm not even sure that I know what the song means or what all of the words mean...I just know that this song moves me. Ok...enough of the mushy....go, listen....you will love it!




 
here's a little game from Amber over at Raising Rascals............she lives in a boy crazy household and gives us a little peek into her life with some random "betcha didn't know" stuff about her life.
so here's a little betcha didn't know about me........
  •  that we have had 3 major snow storms and a couple of little ones and I'm hoping for more! while everyone around me is moaning and groaning and wants spring to hurry the freak up, I want another snow storm! Ummm...yeah, one even bigger than before! oh my...
  • that I am totally addicted to Nabisco mini preimums and I cannot stop eating them...seriously, there's no way I can even tell you how many boxes a week I eat.
  • I am a rock and roll kind of girl or old lady as it may be but.......that's not the point. The point is I love good ole rock and roll and some bad ole southern rock but that performance by KD Lange at the opening ceromonies of the olympics just haunts me. It was out of this world and if you did not see it, you need to google it and listen.......haunting I tell ya!
ok Amber.....there's 3 about me! Hope some of my readers tell some betcha's!

later.....

Monday, February 15, 2010

This post is for mom....

Mom - these are the hooks........you can just clip them on anywhere on the fabric. I found them at Lowes and I think they are about $8 per pack. There are 5 rings in each pack and I used 2 packs per window....
I love them....
later.......

Old silver.....

I am still digging through my MIL's old silver and I came across these little spoons. They are only 5 inches long...click on the picture and you can see the little elephants on the end of them.
Does anyone have any info or places I could check for old silver?
would appreciate it....

later.......

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Love, love, love..........

On this day before Valentine's Day......here are just a few things I love, in no particular order.......

  • Johnny boy
  • the beach
  • my kids
  • coffee
  • Chrissy girl
  • my home
  • my job
  • my parents, siblings, nieces and nephews
  • my sister in laws
  • pretty earrings
  • a snowy day
  • cold beer on the deck in the hot summer time
  • Italian food
  • patience
  • love
  • peonies
  • the color yellow and the color red
  • 800 count sheets
  • life
later.......

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Hard to believe....

but we are having more snow!
It was in the forecast but then they kind of downplayed it a bit.
then they said sleet, then they said rain, then maybe snow
so about the time I got home from work yesterday we had sleet and rain.
Rained during the night
got up this morning and it was just a dusting of snow
Schools weren't closed and they said it would be done by 8:00 or 9:00
So I got ready for work
ummm....it was looking bad outside.
But the little children in the neighborhood were braving the snow at the bus stops.
So I started my drive into work (photo at the top)
and then I had to stop behind a school bus.
when time to let off of the brake, I started sliding
went sideways on that road in the top photo
almost slid into a snow plow
decided I really didn't need to go to work!
So I went home and then found out work was closed until 10:00 and then later they updated that to 12:00
but I worked from home all day
My grandson Maddox went to school but before he got there, they closed school so the bus brought him home.
we have 20 to 30 mph winds with gust of 40 mph. So at times, it really looked like a blizzard.....2nd photo.
this has been a crazy day and a very crazy winter for us folks here in Virginia!

later.....

Monday, February 8, 2010

We heart kisses....

this is the pic I am entering in the I heart kisses photo contest. That is if I can figure out the correct way to link it....

later........

Sunday, February 7, 2010

Super Bowl....

I did all of my cooking early so that I could sit back and enjoy the game. Fixed snacky kind of food........chicken wings, veggies and dip, cheese tray, bread sticks, cupcakes, potato skins with cheese and bacon...yummy! I love eating appetizer kind of food.

Look at Jacquelyn....didn't matter that the Cowboys didn't make it to the Super Bowl.....she still showed her dedication by wearing her Whitten jersey!

We had Bucky "googling" all Super Bowl trivia facts for us
and yes, he needs a haircut.

Here's my Chrissy girl with her new haircut...check out her bling bling on her collar.
and here's me....ready for some football action! And what a great game....I loved seeing the Saints win!

later........

Why yes, there are more snow pics....

When I went out to get the paper this morning, this is what I saw. And yes, in 12 degrees weather, I still carried my camera with me!
and this is what our street looked like....solid ice!
and this macdaddy here can go anywhere in the snow and ice!
I love taking pictures with the sun peeking through.

and this is the last snow picture.......well, until the next snow storm!

later.......

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Picture overload........

If you are tired of snow pictures, you might want to check back another day because I just can't get enough of them!
here's Nicole leaving our neighborhood
Johnny and I ventured out today once the snow stopped coming down. Look how heavy the trees are with snow....and weighing down on the power lines!
Here we go....driving down the road
The trees are so elegant....though in another way, it reminds me of that movie the Shining!
I love the contrast of the white snow and the dark bark of the trees.
Our house all decked out in the snow!
I keep my little trees on each side of the front door lite up all winter. Looks so pretty with the snow on them.
hope you enjoyed my pics.
we are expecting more storms Tuesday and again Valentines day!

later........

Friday, February 5, 2010

here we go again.......

another round of snow....
are you tired of my pics yet? (click on the pics, they just look way cooler)
I know, they are just the same pics but a different day!
that's because I only open the front door, and then the back door.
too cold to go out!
maybe on Sunday I'll go out for a walk with Chrissy.
It's supposed to snow all day tomorrow
enjoy.......

later.......

Thursday, February 4, 2010

More snow....

just can't believe it......we are supposed to get more snow tomorrow, then sleet, then more snow.

Saturday, yep, more snow.

Tuesday, another storm

wow....this NEVER happens in Richmond, VA!

I'll post pictures tomorrow of the event

later.......

Monday, February 1, 2010

Iceeeee.....

We have killer icles .......


later........