Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Wordless Wednesday

the birthday girl

all the junebugs

Saturday, February 25, 2012

in my element

A few of the minor projects underway this weekend...

Friday, February 24, 2012

Drive By

I can call you Betty,
and Betty, when you call me
you can call me Al.
We haven't seen each other since October, so it was a happy thing that Linda was able to meet up for breakfast on her way south to a workshop.  Can you tell where we spent about an hour and a half catching up and laughing?

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Excellent! Again!

Congratulations to E.W. for earning a place in the Circle of Excellence! Guess that shows that history does repeat itself.  

Looks like last year's award has a new friend.

Let's take a closer look.
So proud of my man!

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

A Splendid Morning

What a good time Emma and I had this morning!  She's just before having enough confidence and balance to be a full-time walker and is quite proud of herself.  Saying bye-bye and waving is now in her repertoire, so it won't be long until the chatter begins.  So fun watching her grow and learn.

I also got hugs and kisses from Ellie before and after school; I love being a grandmother!

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Weekend Rewind: Well, that was nice.

E.W. and I went on a last-minute weekend getaway with friends; 
it was so nice to wake up and see this...


Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Crazy Good

This is the best drink!  It's crazy that all you can taste is the yum of the fruit and all you can see is the green of the spinach. I make it in a Mason jar (so glad I learned that tip).  It's a couple of handfuls of spinach, a banana, about a cup of frozen fruit (this one has pineapple and strawberries), a spoonful of honey and a little water.  So good. You're probably skeptical; I was, too.'s delicious. 

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Weekend Rewind: Little Girls and Big Girls

What a splendid weekend.  The weather was beautiful and best of all, we had two very special little girls at our house!  

The weekend was a whirlwind!
(I have no idea why this picture turned out all swirly,
but I kinda like it!)
We biked and strolled around the 'hood and spent some time at the Womack's 'playground' - sadly it was a school and work day so they weren't home to join in the fun.  After school, C came over from next door and was a huge help in the entertainment category!  Ellie was fascinated to  have a Big Girl playmate and Emma even warmed up to her, so it was all good.  Plus, I got to indulge in a favorite activity: baby in the sink.  Emma enjoyed it even more than I did!

Friday = Funday
Saturday morning Ellie went next door for a playdate with the Big Girls.  After lunch and nap, we all went for another bike/stroll/walk around the corner for some more 'playground' action...and this time got into the sand box.

Saturday Scenes
I think Ellie had a good time.  When her parents came to get her and I was explaining that C and MM (aka the Big Girls) were going back to their house, E.W. and I were staying at our house, and that she and Emma were going home, she asked me, "What am I going to do there?".  When I told her she was going to hang out with mama and daddy, she looked sort of puzzled.  I asked her if she wanted to stay here, she smiled and nodded yes.  I don't kid myself; I know she was anticipating more fun with C and MM!

Hey, don't forget.  I'm nine months old now!
We also celebrated Emma's nine month milestone Saturday.  So serious, too.  :)

Can't resist adding this nine seconds of video.  Apparently Emma was happy when Ellie got up from her nap; I think these two sisters already have a bond!

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Who knew Phyllis Diller was so far ahead of her time?

When I was in junior high (yes, in the olden days there were junior high schools), my friends and I used to make such fun of  "Phyllis Diller Boots" - who knew they would be in style one day and available in many styles and colors?  Eeek.

Phyllis in the 60s and her 2012 counterpart

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Wordless Wednesday: On the Fence

Bowers Cemetery, Elizabethton, TN
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