Monday, July 30, 2007

Go Mimi, It's Your Birthday

This is
Steph here, taking over Mom's blog for the day- it's her birthday!

Mom, you don't look like you could really be 51 years old now, but I love how proud of your age you are. You're a wonderful example that life only gets better through the years, and age is just a number. You'll always and forever be a kid at heart.

So eat all the frosting off your birthday cake today!

I love you!

Friday, July 27, 2007

Getting Ready for Vacation

I am getting ready for my Big vacation with my Sister and have been too busy to Blog lately. This is a dream for both of us...A Sister Vacation in Florida on the sandy beach....I will be flying out tomorrow to her home town and then we both will be driving the trip to our paradise for 6 days. I will post our vacation pictures when I get then....Everyone have a Great Week....Stay Safe....

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Wordless Wednesday

In Memory of a precious little girl named "Hannah"

Friday, July 20, 2007


I was tagged by Amy

Four jobs I've held:

  1. Daycare/Pre-school teacher

  2. 2nd Grade Teacher Assistant

  3. Insurance Customer Service Representative

  4. Administrative Assistant

Four movies I can watch over again:

  1. Four Seasons

  2. Steel Magnolia's

  3. Beaches

  4. Home Alone

Four places I have lived:

  1. Chicago, Illinois
  2. Dolton, Illinois
  3. Northwest Indiana
  4. Northwest Indiana

Four t.v. shows I watch:

  1. Food Network/Paula's Homecooking, Paula Deen

  2. Will and Grace

  3. 7th Heaven

  4. Big Brother

Four places I've been on vacation:

  1. Orlando Florida-Disney World

  2. Colorado Rocky Mountains

  3. Gatlinburg Tennessee/Pigeon Forge

  4. Virginia Beach

Four favorite foods:

  1. Miller Pizza Co. Deep Dish Cheese Pizza, when Not following Weight Watcher's

  2. Egg Plant Parmesan (Olive Garden)

  3. Chicken Alfredo

  4. Fried Ice Cream

Four websites I visit:

  1. Amy at my wonderful men
  2. Steph at Adventures in Babywearing
  3. Lori at Glass Half Full
  4. Sheryl at peanut butter and jelly boats

Four people I am tagging:

  1. Kimmy at Melchert family
  2. Shana at My 3 Wiseman
  3. dawn at dawn and jimmy
  4. anyone else want to play????

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Throwback Thursday

I came across this picture even though it is not a way back was taken Jan. 2006 while babysitting my grand-sons, Noah and Carter. My daughter came home and found us like this, so she grabbed her camera. I just love this picture of my 2 little angels. Gray must have been with his mommy & daddy....I would have had to stick him in the middle. I will try to put an oldie but goodie up next Throwback Thursday. Thanks pinks & blues girls for another fun Throwback Thursday!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007


Is this the life, or what? Happy Wacky Wednesday! Don't forget to check out Amy's Wacky Wednesday

Saturday, July 14, 2007

My Family Table

These are our Family Table's. Lori at glass half full is hosting a Family Table assignment. Mike and I have dinner in the kitchen. I usually start dinner at 5:30, when I get home from work. He will not start eating until I sit down. He is very respectful and patient. Sometimes it takes a little longer for my food to cook since I try to follow the Weight Watcher's program, but he still waits until everything is finished before he starts eating. I remodelled our kitchen with a fun Fat Chef theme and really like being in my kitchen.

When our family comes for dinner, we sit in the dining room. We have the grown-ups table and the grand-kids table. I love being in the dining room cause it is a calm airy room.

I have to say
that when I was taking pictures for this post, I was cleaning up the kitchen table to make it look perfect, but really, it is perfect when the family is sitting around the table and we are saying Grace, holding hands and wiping up messes! Thanks Lori...this was fun!

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Throwback Thursday - Unkie Nake

This is my son, Nate with my grand-son Noah, who is now 6 years old. He is a very Proud Uncle to his now 4 nephews...This is such a sweet picture with Noah's hand on Nate's cheek. He is also a very proud daddy to Abby, who is 4 months old. He loves to visit the toy stores and look for what he can get the boys. I still have all of Nates toys at my house that he had growing up, so now they are passed down to his nephews who are always saying "I love to play with Uncle Nake's toys" special...I told him when he has a boy, he can take all his toys back...
Don't forget to visit pinks & blues throwback thursday....they are the founder of this fun day.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

"Wacky Wednesday"

This is my grand-son Carter after his first haircut. What a face! Thought this would be a good Wacky picture......He turned 5 years old yesterday! Don't forget to Visit Amy's Wacky Wednesday...A Must See!

Sunday, July 8, 2007

I had another fun filled weekend, starting at 5:30 on Friday. We took dinner to Woodland Park in our town with Steph and the grand-son's. They had so much fun playing. This is Gray behind a plastic bubble. Every time I would walk away from him, he would cry for me. This look says "I love you Meeee Meeee".........Noah had his tongue out in this picture of he and Carter on the space shuttle. The boys were so in awe of the skateboarders as we watched them do tricks before we left. I love Friday Summer evenings such as this...simple, but fun. Then, Saturday morning, I watched my little Abby girl so her mommy could work at her yard sale and her daddy went golfing.....Mike and I went to see Shrek 3 in the afternoon, then Abby came back over while her mommy and daddy went out for dinner...So like I said, it was a very busy Saturday. My kitchen floor needs some attention from being ignored, but who cares??? I have learned to not swet the small stuff and enjoy what is important, my family!

Thursday, July 5, 2007

The Body Shop/Vera Bradley contest at pinks & blues girls

Check out the great contest over at pinks & blues girls. They are giving away this fabulous Vera Bradley purse and Coconut Body Butter....go to and check out Sheena's The Body Shop Consultant Site. Find out Monday, July 9 if you are the lucky one...I don't know about you, but I could use a Summer pick-me up!

Throwback Thursday

The picture on top is my husband. It is a "Way Back Throwback"....LOL... The picture on the bottom, is our grand-son Carter...who is going to be 5 years old next week. Can you believe how much they looked alike? Carter has a lot of actions like his Grampa.
love the Throwback Thursday's.

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Happy 4th of July

Happy 4th of July! I am Proud to be an American and the Freedom we have. I hope everyone has a safe and happy celebration today.
We are also Celebrating my grand-son, Carter's 5th Birthday. He is such a precious gift from God. He is the comedian in the know what they say about the middle child? I am a middle child as well...
We will go to the fireworks tonight after his party. It will be a Great celebration...

Monday, July 2, 2007

Abby & Gray Weekend

This was a very busy, fun-filled packed weekend. My grand-daughter, Abby spent the night on Saturday. It had been a while since having a baby ALL night. She slept off and on for 12 hours....had 3 feedings. I of course slept very light so I could hop up if I heard her. She slept only a few feet from me....Her daddy picked her up at 8:30 Sunday morning, then it was off to church. We had a family day which started with meeting for lunch then to my house. I had Mimi duty again while Steph, Jeff, Noah and Carter went to see a movie. Gray kept me on my toes.....Abby came back over with her parents and we had a fun visit and you could tell, by the looks of my living room. Gray didn't want me to hold Abby, but he eventually gave in. When the whole gang left, Mimi was in bed by 7.....I love my grand-kids and I am glad I am young enough to run and play with them. I bought this red car that Gray is in at a yard sale . He loved it! It is a 57 Chevy....