Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Snow ...

We left the Chesapeake Bay on Sunday morning as
they were calling for a good size snow in Richmond
yes....finally, SNOW!!
it would be our first for this winter

but as we drove home I kept reading that the storm was falling
apart and wouldn't be as large as they thought

we just haven't had the bitter cold this winter

but still, it did snow and we ended up with about 4 inches
of slushy snow. Woke up on Monday morning to a winter
this was the first time in snow for Pippa lou and she loved it
as much as Bella. My old girl Chrissy doesn't play in it as much
as she used to....too cold for her!

at one point Sunday night, we got 2 inches in one hour
it was coming down fast!

and then the next morning
the dogs had fun but were in and out all day long!!


Chesapeake Bay ...

Last Thursday Johnny and I headed down to the
Chesapeake Bay after work

My brother in law and his fiance have a house on the bay
So along with them and another couple, we planned on spending
the weekend just playing cards, relaxing, cooking and eating!!

here's a pic I took early on Saturday morning
you can't tell where the water ends and the horizon begins

their house is on Harvey creek and just beyond the sand bar
on the left and the trees is the Chesapeake Bay

Tommy and Johnny had to clear a bunch of leaves off
of the cover of the pool as it was clogging up the pump that
keeps water off of the cover

We had such a good time and enjoyed playing cards

love spending the weekend with good friends!
nothing better.......


Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Teddy Bears ...

Everyone knows I have 2 teddy bear dogs
they are part Shihzu and part Bischon

A friend of mine from work also has 2 teddy bears
but hers are white and brown, but mostly white
they are precious and came over to meet mine
Bella Boo was cautious but after awhile wanted to play

But Pippa go! She acted all shy and scared and mostly
just wanted to stay in my lap

I think doggie socialization classes are in order

Below is my friends daughter and the 2 pups
Bandit and Daisy!

and then they all attacked Jake!


Monday, February 20, 2012

Been MIA .....

I can't believe I've neglected my blog!!
But I do admit I get sucked in to Facebook too much and then
forget about this little spot on the web

and this little spot is so much more important to me as it documents
my family's life!

So what have I been up to since Feb 9th......
well these 2 little girls keep me pretty busy

and trying to get the house back to normal after all of the
re-modeling and holidays!

and really, besides working, we haven't done much of anything.
went out to eat the Saturday before Valentines.

When I came downstairs on Valentines morning, this
is what greeted me......

We also went to a surprise 40th birthday party for my niece's husband
she hosted the party at Havanna 59...a really cool place in
downtown Richmond

Alex loves cigars so Aimee has his cake done with fake ones.....

and a good time was had by all.......


Thursday, February 9, 2012

Eleven ...

I was tagged on my nieces blog so I'm going to play's The Rules:

1. Post the rules

2. Post 11 fun facts about yourself

3. Answer the questions the tagger gave you in their post & then create 11 new questions for the people you tag

4. Tag 11 people and link them in your post

5. Let them know you've "tagged" them

my eleven facts....

1. I am at that stage where I hate my hair one day and love it the next. Trying to decide if I should change it.

2. I LOVE snow so this has not been a very happy winter for me

3. For the first time in my life I had a sinus infection. Now I know why people always complained about them.

4. I am soooo in love with my new kitchen

5. I love my family so much and wish we could all get together more often than we do!

6. I am OCD on certain numbers. The dryer time has to always end in 2. The volume on the TV has to always be on an even number ... and that's probably enough to share!

7. I can almost go into a panic attack over having to get a shot.

8. I love Fridays because of the anticipation of the weekend

9. My favorite colors are yellow and red

10. My most favorite place on earth is the Outer Banks of North Carolina!

11. Currently Revenge and Parenthood are my favorite TV shows


and now below are the questions from my niece for me to answer....

1. What is your favorite office supply? (I'm obsessed with sticky notes!) Felt tip all of the colors!

2. What is your guilty pleasure? (a certain food? a tv show? pinterest??) Right now it IS Pinterest. So dang addicted but on the good side, I've gotten some great recipes and some really great ideas for re-doing the den.

3. If you could live in a different era, what time period would you choose? I'd go back to the 50's and 60's because they were just a great time to live!! very carefree...but then again, maybe that was because I was a kid then.

4. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be and why? Anyone who knows me knows the answer is Kill Devil Hills, NC

5. What do you like to do on a rainy day? Stay home, cook something comforting and just hang out and watch TV or read
6. If you could be really good at one sport, what would you choose? snowboarding

7. What is your favorite season, and why? The fall of the year.....the best time to go to the beach and then the weather changes and the anticipation of Thanksgiving and Christmas.

8. If you could trade places with any famous person, who would it be?Shaun White.....he has it made!!!

9. Do you prefer the Summer or Winter Olympics? Winter Olympics...I love the snowboarders and the skiers ... do you see a theme here

10. Do you have a favorite dish you like to cook? I love to cook so there are way too many to list!!

11. What would you do for a Klondike bar? kiss that sweet polar bear!
I am not going to tag anyone but I'm going to leave 11 questions for anyone who might read my blog. And if you decide to answer, leave me a comment so I can visit your blog and read the answers. go ahead, it could be fun.
here are my questions to YOU........

1. What is your most favorite vacation?
2. What is your favorite breed of dog and their best trait?
3. What is the longest tenure you have had in a job?
4. What kind of car do you drive?
5. Who is your favorite actor and actress?
6. What is your favorite beach?
7. Do you think the toilet paper should go over or under?
8. Do you coordinate your bath towels in your closet in color order? Because I that weird
9. What is your favorite ice cream?
10. Nikon or Canon? or....
11. What is something you hate to do?


Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Saturday ... birthday party!

Saturday night my family gathered together for
my mom's birthday!

And what was really wonderful was Jake, my son, did all of the
cooking. We had a taco bar with beef and spicey chicken,
lime/cilantra rice ..... and then all of the fixings!

We had fun....and just love being together
and we are LOUD!!

I did not take any pictures but my daughter Nicole did.
She doesn't really know my camera too well so the focus is
all out of whack but it's ok....still good pictures!

I can seat so many more people around the table now since
the kitchen rennovation!

love my family!