Thursday, May 24, 2007

8 random things

Tag, I'm it! I have no idea what to put on these things, thanks Kim! ;)

1. My husband and I eloped in Reno and had a wedding 3 months later. Most people did not know we were already married. (I was not pregnant, by the way)

2. I was on the high school gymnastics team in the 9th grade.

3. I used to have a nose ring.

4. I was an AmeriCorps volunteer for one year.

5. If I were trapped on a desert island and could only have one food for the rest of my life, it would be macaroni and cheese.

6. I am such a white girl, but I love Kanye West, Jay-z, Common, Mos Def and other hip hop artists with a conscience.

7. I despise doing the laundry.

8. I can be a perfectionist about anything I produce: work, sewing, scrapbooking, knitting etc.

There you have it, 8 random things about me that you might not have known. Is your life richer for that?? I hope so.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Happy Happy Joy Joy

Happy Belated Mother's Day! I love Mother's Day, the one day that I don't have to feel guilty about thinking about me first.

The Happy Happy was sleeping in, breakfast in bed and cards and gifts (necklace, DVD, things Lily made at school) from my beautiful girls and hubby.

The Joy Joy was the satisfaction of working in the yard with my family. We purused a few garden centers and finally ended up with some annuals for the front and a flowering cherry to add to the back. I am not in love with yard work or the landscape planning, but I do love the feeling when you plant something and watch it grow. Can't wait to see the new tree in bloom next spring.

To cap off a perfect Mother's Day we made snowcones and enjoyed them on the patio while admiring our new tree.

This is the life!

Wednesday, May 16, 2007


So, I had been planning a surprise party for my mom's 60th birthday with her boyfriend, Mark, for months and it was not easy keeping it a surprise, but I think we actually may have pulled it off. She really seemed shocked!

The best part for me was learning how much she means to everyone. Every single person we invited said they would definitely be there without hesitation. My sisters came in from the West coast, her siblings came from Maryland with their families and all her friends were there.

The weekend was capped off with a trip to the zoo the next day with my husband and girls, my sisters and my mom's brother, Mike, and his family.

Does it look like they are having a good time?

Here are a few more pics from the shindig.

My mom said it was her best birthday ever! Ahhh!