Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Choir Concert

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Look at my son singing with the boys choir at the school performance. He was so cute when he came out onto the stage, he waves at me and says, "Hi, Mom." I really didn't know if he would do it, but he sang, and as you can see, got down with a little boogie too. My husband and I had ear to ear smiles on our faces. We were so proud. I was very grateful to his peer tutor standing to the right and the choir teacher that let him perform with everyone else. It was a great night for us.
There were times that we thought he would never make it to this point. In hindsight you can always see the miracles in life. 

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Best Sugar Cookies


Seriously the best sugar cookie recipe I’ve ever found. I make these, put them in individual baggies, freeze them, and then use them for lunches. Way better than the store bought version. No preservatives!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Up, Up, and Away

 
 
 
 





Can hardly believe I did this!!! I really do not like heights, but I figured it was a once in a lifetime chance. So I went up! Gotta say my knees were shaking, I was a little frightened, but wow the view was incredible. Probably should have worn something more appropriate for climbing. Had to tuck the dress between my legs as I was getting in and out of the basket. Maybe I will use the experience in one of my novels some day.

 


Monday, May 20, 2013

Book Cover Reveal

Hey, everybody!
Join my book reveal and blog tour schedule to keep updated on all the goings on for the my new book Good Ground coming July 30, 2013!

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Thursday, May 9, 2013

My New Love



I am in love!  . . . a long legged, compact beauty, with elegant flare. My parents came to visit all the way from Tennessee for my daughter’s birthday celebration, and when they came they had a wonderful surprise for me! Packed carefully in the back of my daddy’s truck was a vintage 1920s stove in perfect working condition.  Because I don’t have a gas hookup and because my kitchen is so small, I put her in the dining area. I was telling my husband that I should name her. What do you name a sleek little model that’s nearly a hundred years old that has still kept her function and her looks? He suggested Audrey. I will think about it and see if it feels right.


Monday, May 6, 2013

Shabby Chic Party

 
 


My baby turned 8! This is a huge milestone for us. So in honor of her big day we threw a party for a few family and friends. Though I would have liked to do more, money was tight, so we made do where necessary. For instance, the lace table clothes were actually plastic. I used a few of my own vintage table clothes over the top of the plastic ones to dress it up a little. My friend d helped me make banners and swags out of paper with her excellent scrapbooking skills.  I used my great-grandmother’s depression glass and my sister found the cutest paper plates that I couldn’t get in the USA but she could get in Canada. My daughter was delighted that it was all desserts. I think that even though it was simple it was also very sweet.



 

Friday, May 3, 2013

Yippee! I Got My Hair Done

Before
 
 
After

 

I know they say the middle part is coming back, but I think the side part is way more complementary to my very round face. Thanks, Harmony, my go to gal! I couldn’t trust my crazy hair with anyone else.