Monday, January 31, 2011

Rag garland...

I know....I'm a little behind on this craft
I think it's been around awhile but I'm just getting to it

I cleaned out the linen closet and instead of throwing out some
old sheets and curtains I cut them into strips
and started tying
whew.....and tying and tying..haha!!

it's looking pretty cute I think
so this one will hang somewhere in the guest room since it's mostly green and white.
but next I want to do a red and green one for Christmas
I have some different ideas on decorating for
Christmas 2011
yep..I'm always thinking about Christmas! haha


Sunday, January 30, 2011

Sunday, Jan 30th....

Here's my Chrissy girl enjoying her usual Sunday morning breakfast
yep...she gets scrambled eggs and a tiny piece of bacon
on Sundays

apparently all I seem to post anymore is pics of the dogs
or wedding stuff....


Saturday, January 29, 2011

Wedding planning....

who knew there was so much to do!!
when I married 32 years ago you reserved the church
ordered some food and a cake
and flowers

married in the church
ate in the church reception hall

left for your honeymoon!

nowadays, there is a lot more to it and a lot of details
and don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining
this is fun!!
I sure wish it had been more like this when I married
I would have totally had an over the top event....haha!!

It's a little different too when you're having a destination wedding
so we have planned 2 trips to the Outer Banks
In April we will meet with the Cake lady, the florist, the photographer and the wedding coordinator at the Hilton

Then back down there in May to have the final mtg with the florist
Jacquelyn and Bucky will go get their marriage license
will meet with the DJ, the minister and the Hilton to pick out the food.
And Jacquelyn will do her trial run with her hair.
I made all of these appts over the past 2 days so we're all set

and the dining room table is turning into wedding central

here's a pic of mine and Johnny's wedding topper, our very tarnished silver goblets and the bottle of champagne from our honeymoon!

so very different than nowadays....


Thursday, January 27, 2011


Chrissy and Bella are really getting along pretty good now
don't get me wrong...Chrissy will put Bella in her place

but they also have times that they play


Wednesday, January 26, 2011

yes...more dog pictues...

Our little puppy Bella Boo sure keeps us laughing.....
the other night when I put her paper plate down with her food
she crawled under the utiity stool and ate her supper
funny little pup....

sorry...I know...too many pictures!


Tuesday, January 25, 2011

More wedding planning........

Jacquelyn and I sat down the other night to plan out from now to June
and it's busy....
we have a full calendar starting in February
including a trip to the beach in April
and then again in May
to meet with the vendors....

But right now our focus is the invitations
there are so many beautiful designs to choose from

We've been receiving samples in the mail so now it's up
to Jacquelyn and Bucky to make their decision....


Saturday, January 22, 2011


I found it!

I found my dress for Jacquelyn's wedding!

so excited....


Saturday, January 15, 2011

More wedding photos.....

here's some photos of my kids at the wedding on 1/1/11
I love seeing my little adults all dressed up!

even when they are being silly.........

more silliness.......and I swear they are not throwing up gang signs..haha!

Tyler, Jake, Johnny and Bucky........cuties!


Thursday, January 13, 2011

Doggie toys....

Most of the time when I'm out shopping, I'll pick up a toy for Chrissy girl
Usually something from the dollar section at Target
always pink, of course

But now we have Bella Boo

So the other night when at the pet store, we picked up 2 toys!
and they were all happy when we got home
pink for Chrissy and lavender for Bella Boo

when I came home from work today, this is what I found...

Chrissy the diva had both of them
and whenever Bella came near, she growled


Monday, January 10, 2011

New blog...

check out this new doggie blog
a real cutie

I've only met Indy one time but he is precious
he's fast, hyper and sweet

follow this blog and I'm sure you'll see some real cute pictures!!


Sunday, January 9, 2011

A wedding........

I photographed a wedding on New Years Day
and I was very, very nervous!
I did it as a wedding gift to a very dear and sweet friend of my daughters
and pretty much like family to all of us.
Did I mention I was nervous.......whew!
I LOVE doing photos for people but a wedding, way too much pressure
I'll stick with outdoor photography please

Such a sweet, sweet couple....


Saturday, January 8, 2011


I love Photoshop!
I've been working in it for awhile now
and I just recently took a class
but there always seems to be something new to learn
and now I've discovered yet another new item
can you spot it



I added some sun flare!
I've played around with a lot of the filters before but just never noticed that one before

pretty cool


Friday, January 7, 2011


Bella Boo has been sleeping in a playpen since we brought her home
the other night she started crying in the middle of the night
very unusal for her
Johnny, bless his heart, got out of bed and took her outside
and it was cold!
when he put her back in her crib, she cried
so the softie that he is, he put her in bed with us
I knew then that we had come to an end with the playpen
so yes, she has been sleeping on our bed and doing fine
but really, how could anyone resist such cuteness


Thursday, January 6, 2011


We love pomegranates
But they sure can be expensive
so we are always checking out the price when at the grocery store
yes, we are old like that
and always in January the price drops.....oh yeah!!

we have lots of them now

Wednesday, January 5, 2011


We have a TV in our kitchen...but it was a little 13 inch TV.
So when I was cooking or washing dishes I really couldn't see very well
I especially couldn't see the football games.......or the scores!

Santa knew this so look what he brought me...

I love Santa!


Tuesday, January 4, 2011

The sky....

looked like this around 6:30 this morning......


Sunday, January 2, 2011

The Chapel....

The Chapel at the University of Richmond