Thursday, June 11, 2015

Happy Birthday!!!

Yep, today is my birthday and I'm now 58. Nice number. I like the even numbers and 5 is my favorite number so win-win! Unfortunately, I have noticed lots of signs of aging. I have varicose veins, some sagging skin and even my hands aren't the youthful, smooth beauties they once were.

I really wish I had taken a pic of my hands about 20 years ago. I'm such a memory keeper fiend now. Lots of "I wish I had pics of this or that". Oh well. I'll have to remember to tell Jenn to those sorts of things. I am pleased with how my workouts are helping me build some muscle and my running is kicking in. My last run was, run for 8 minutes, walk for 3, run for 8. I'm now working on push ups. Ugh, I can't even do one on my toes! I'll get there as I AM NOT GIVING UP!

The basement is coming along nicely! I went to Home Depot with Paul to look for tile for the wet bar back splash. Came across these awesome tin looking sheets!!

I'm so happy with the way it turned out!
So, the plumber should be here either today or tomorrow to put in the faucets in both the wet bar, bathroom sink and shower.

Some pics of our progress...

Lighting going down basement stairs.

My soon to be workout room..I CANNOT WAIT!
So, that's all for today. Jenn is coming over to spend the day with me and her and her friend Jess are subbing for some people at Bunco tonight. All in all it should be a great day!! 
As always...

Saturday, June 6, 2015

March Project Life 2015

So, here's March's layout. I didn't have a whole lot going on in March but as you'll see, Emmy lost another tooth, we're getting a pergola installed and the basement is coming along nicely.

The 2 page spread
Left side
Left side
Oh, and I did finish my very first pair of knitted socks! They're too big for me so I got Paul to model them for me. Is he a great guy or what?

As always...

February Project Life 2015

I'm finally posting my February pages. I keep forgetting to post them as soon as they're done. Notice I had to add a couple of photo inserts at the bottom? That's what happens when you take a lot of photos in one month. It's ok. To me, the more photos the better! :)

Left side
Close-up of monthly title
Right side
Close-up right side journaling

Close-up right side filler card
First side of additional insert
Second side of additional insert
Thank you so much for taking the time to peek. As always...

Friday, June 5, 2015

Long time no see!

Not sure if any of you would remember that phrase. It has been a really long time since I've blogged. And, a lot has happened during the last month and half. Not bad things mind you, just a lot. I'll try not to bore you or burden you with too many photos.

We took a trip to Virginia to see the grands for Easter. Loved EVERY SINGLE MOMENT! My heart aches for Logan and Emmy, but anyway..moving along. We got there just in time to color eggs. FUN!!


So, the next morning was Easter and the hunt was on...

We had a lovely day. We went to church where Jessie's sister's hubby is part of the band and I think her in-laws are affiliated somehow. It was a nice service.

We then headed over to Jessie's other sisters house for a big egg hunt with all the nieces, nephews and cousins.

We had a very nice ham dinner. Everyone was running around having a good time. Logan asked me if I'd play some corn hole with him. It was a kid sized board and wouldn't you know, I couldn't even get a bag on one of the boards, let alone get one in! The score was 7-0 Logan's favor. Then 9-0. Each time Logan would announce the score (he was the scorekeeper after all). It got to 13-0 and Logan says "Mimi, you're gonna have to keep track of your own score"! I just about died laughing! He looks at me with those sweet eyes and asks "why are you laughing so hard?". "Because I don't have a score to keep track of" I say. It's a story I'll never forget because it was just so typical of Logan.

I remember when he was 2, visiting Paul and I in California. We were taking Winston for a walk and Winston was digging and sniffing in the grass. I asked Winston, "whatcha doin' Buster Brown"? and Logan says "He's not brown Mimi, Winston's gray".

We made sure we got a hotel with a pool so we could play with the kids. Eric and Jessie worked Monday so we got them all to ourselves.
I had asked Emmy if she's ever built a bear. She said no so I made it my mission that day to take her to make one at the mall. First you pick out your bear. Then take it to the filling station and the girl there fills your bear with stuffing. Then...
You get to give it a bath and spruce it up.

 You then get to pick out some clothes out of about 1,000 outfits, shoes, hair accessories, you name it. Emmy decided she wanted just shoes, and a headband for her bear...

While I took Emmy to get her bear, Paul took Logan out to find a toy.

We were told the very first ice cream cone machine was made close by. So, we headed to this little diner of sorts called Doumars. For the first time ever, I had an ice cream in a warm cone! Oh it was yummy! The gentleman making the cones was the son in law of the owner. He loved his job and it showed! He was very enthusiastic and explained the process in detail. It was fun to watch him.

So we had a wonderful weekend. I will post pics of our finished pergola and how the basement is coming along soon. Hugs and as always...