Sunday, April 29, 2012

The Girls! Part II


After spending five fun filled days with my grand girls, while Beth and Kim had a lot of fun in DC, it was


good to have this little momma back home! Beth was glad! I was glad and Carter and Emme were DELIGHTED! Their mommy is the most beautiful woman in the world. They can’t get enough of her!

Wednesday, her first day back was a busy one! Last January, Beth was hired to coordinate her first  wedding. If you have ever planned a wedding you know this is quite a task! A particularly large one when you are the mother of two young children but Beth enthusiastically accepted the brides offer and began planning what would turn out to be the most beautiful wedding I’ve seen to date! She did lot’s of research and home work. Taking no shortcuts, her standards were set high. With a keen eye, smart style sense she made impressive decisions. Determined for success and taking on everything but the cake and photography, Beth happily orchestrated many details. With the wedding only four days away, we hit the ground running! Running lot’s of errands, viewing the wedding site, making lists,  phone calls, brain storming, plotting and planning took up most of the day. The highlight of the day was making an after school run to Lowe’s and stuffing the car full…Carter’s face says it all!


By the time 7:00 came we were SO EXCITED to prop our feet up and watch Kim on Survivor! Episode 10 proved to exciting as we watched the weekly drama unfold.


Though our eyes were glued on the TV, our hands were busy working on wedding decorations! Making 30 plus paper Pom Pom flowers! FYI these Martha Stewart kits are great but don’t wait until the last minute…very time consuming.


Thursday was another busy day as we marked one thing after another, on our ‘To Do’ list. 


Occasionally thinking about Kim, who had was traveling to her first Nascar event to join Coach, Clint and Jenny and family friends. They loved it and were wowed by the experience! Needless to say, with millions of people watching the 24th season of Survivor One World, Kim was noticed. Did I mention we’re proud of her?


Friday was a BIG day! At 7:30 sharp, we pickup the fresh flowers Beth had ordered. I LOVE flowers and I was in heaven. I’ve never been surrounded by so many fresh flowers and just knowing that we were about to make 20 plus arrangements was sending me over the edge….the happy edge.


We had garden roses, peonies, larkspur, tulips, hydrangeas, sweet peas, anemones, ranunculus, Queen Anne’s lace, seeded eucalyptus, succulents and flowering branches. All in shades of white, pink and green.

We unloaded the flowers, soaked blocks of oasis in the bath tub and starting snipping flowers. Five hours later we finished up, pleased  but with no time to spare we headed to the wedding rehearsal!


Coming up: The Wedding! You don’t want to miss this!


Sunday, April 22, 2012

The Girls! Part I


Recently, while my girls took a much need vacay , I gladly volunteered to grand-sit! 

Eagerly I reported for duty, rolled up my sleeves, took a deep breath and jumped right

into their busy little lives.  Balancing schedules and routines with domestic duties and

playtime is a big  job! One that I’ve forgotten how to do, but after numerous calls to

“mommy” I got into the groove. Soccer game, birthday party and a Easter egg hunt didn’t

phase me once I figured out how to get Emme to sleep.  In truth I enjoyed it and treasured

the opportunity to love on all of my girls at the same time. Both present and afar.


On Saturday, while Carter enjoyed Ruby’s birthday party at the Kiddie Park, Emme  enjoyed

riding solo for the first time and ate cupcakes while I painted lot’s of cute faces at the party.


Kids are full of energy and non-stop fun but eventually they get tired and rest. During nap

time I tackled laundry, floors and the kitchen sink…knowing how appreciated they would be.


Easter Sunday was a special treat to have lunch and an egg hunt with friends. The girls had


lots of fun and candy. Later they came up with a new rumble tumble game on the trampoline

which kept us laughing for a long time. I took several videos. Now if I can figure out how to

get one on here!Smile


Five days went by quickly and though we had a wonderful time, everyone was happy when

Mom came home!

Sunday, April 8, 2012



I  am grateful for my constant companion and provider who is always with me and for me.

His love is constant. He is the same yesterday, today and forever. Thank you, Jesus.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Marburger Farms


Yesterday, friend Lori Dean and took off bright and early for the bi-annual Antique Show at Round Top, Texas. It was a beautiful day for a road trip. The bluebonnets, indian paint brushes  and lush green grass covered the road sides in a display of spring beauty. Chai tea and chatter completed the picture!

Marburger Farms was great, as always. Creative vendors set up elaborate displays out in the big middle of nowhere. Well, it use to be nowhere but now it’s somewhere that people come from all over the country to sell buy and sell treasures! It’s really amazing and kind of hard to imagine so I took a lot of pictures!


Truly fabulous! But there is no way these do it justice. If you can get away now through Sunday, you should go see for yourself. FYI wear comfortable shoes, sunglasses, hat and cool clothing. Take plenty of water, sunscreen, hand sanitizer and if you have, a rolling shopping cart! You can’t possibly see it all in day but you’ll have fun trying!