Tuesday, October 30, 2007

"Rhonda & Amy Going Red"


Amy, my co-worker and partner in crime and I decided to go RED....
Last week Amy told me I would look good if I went to a darker color in the red family, from my blonde color and she had wanted to go Red. So, we both thought, why not? We did it last night and came in to work this morning to compare our colors.....She loved mine and I loved her's. Her's is more of a strawberry Blonde, while mine is more of a Strawberry Shortcake Red. I am really not sure if I like mine....You be the judge...what do you Really think? Some comments today were, "Did you do this for Halloween?" For those who know me well, know that I am a daring person...you only live once....Who know's what color I will be next....

Monday, October 29, 2007

Weekend in Michigan

This past weekend was spent in Frankenmuth Michigan, visiting Bronner's Christmas Wonderland. My husband, son, daughter-in-law & grand-daughter made the almost 4 hour trip. This is an unbelievable store with every ornament and decoration you can think of ever. They personalize ornaments for free. I had self control and only got myself 1 ornament. I collect snowbabies, so I found a retired snowbaby ornament that I didn't have. When I walked in I was in Awe of this attraction and started taking pictures of the ceiling, walls, etc. My husband asked me if I was going to shop. At times it felt overwhelming with everything, didn't know where to look first....so much... Afterwards we went to an outlet mall and I did pick up a few Christmas gifts for the family. We spent the night in Saginaw Michigan about 10 minutes away....next to a Hobby Lobby and ended up going to look around in there....Needless to say, I am all shopped out!
I have no idea why I took this picture, but it is our cart on our way to fill it up....my Coach purse enjoyed the ride! My camera was doing strange things in that store...a lot of my pictures were blurry and couldn't be saved....oh well, next trip, I hope to have a new camera....
Abby loved playing on the bed in the hotel room....Isn't she just a cutie and she has already had her first haircut.

Thursday, October 25, 2007

"Throwback Thursday"

This is my son Nathan holding my grand-son Noah at the pumpkin patch October 2002. He loves his nephews! I can't believe he is now a daddy. Happy Autumn Everyone!
Visit pinks and blues for another T.T.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

"Wordless Wednesday"

That ice cream was sooooo good!

Saturday, October 20, 2007

Pretty Penny & Handsome Hank

Hank & Penny are our kids. Penny is proud of her new look. She got beautified today at the groomer. Hank is a short haired mini-doxie and Penny is a long-haired mini-doxie. They love to lay in the bed while I am on the computer. Hank greaves when he can't see me.
Three years ago this month, we adopted Penny. You've probably seen her in recent posts. We were blessed to be able to adopt Penny from a breeder who was retiring her from having puppies. She came at just the right time in our lives. We spoil her and treat her like a queen.....afterall, she deserves it, after having many liters of pups. I am truly thankful for Miss Penny....

Thursday, October 18, 2007

5 interesting things about Mimi

I've been tagged by crooked eyebrow for a meme.....Where do I begin?
  1. I started singing at a young age and was in a traveling Christian youth group. I won teen talent in our region at age 17, by singing a solo. I have been singing at weddings and funerals since age 16. The older I get, the less I do. I also play the piano by ear. I use to play piano for a local church and nursing home ministry.
  2. I have been to the Oprah Winfrey show 4 times....I stood and talked 2 times.
  3. I use to work down town Chicago, comuting by train. I come alive in the city....One of my favorite places.
  4. I have a few dream jobs that I would love to pursue. One is rocking Babies in a hospital nursery. One is working for Make a Wish Foundation. The other one is a model...yes, at my age and size...would love it! One of my favorite jobs I have held would have to be an assistant 2nd Grade teacher...It was so rewarding. I have a Medical Records Clerk certificate. I loved taking medical terminology. I would also love to volunteer at Children's Hospital in Chicago.
  5. Some day, I would like to drive a convertible.......I now drive a mini van, which is very handy with 4 grand-children. Well, that's all folks...

I am going to tag Ashlee and Robin for a meme....What are 5 interesting things we don't know about you girls? Spill it!

"Throwback Thursday"

This is a throwback to 3 years ago....Can you pick out my beautiful daughter, Stephanie?
Her mother-in-law, Barb, holding her grand-daughter, and I gave Steph a baby shower when she was expecting Grayson...(look how cute her tummy was). Some of her closest friends and realatives blessed her with some wonderful gifts. This was such an intimate and special day. Can you guess the other Bloggers in the photo? I will give you a hint...Sheryl is sitting next to Steph, in the green. Lori is standing behind Sheryl.
Thanks pinks and blues for another fun T.T.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

"Wordless Wednesday"

Carter sneaking the duck food at Lake George...

Monday, October 15, 2007

Another Fun Weekend

My weekend started with a nice quiet dinner with hubby on Friday night after work. Saturday I Abbysat with my adorable grand-daughter. I had her ALL day. I planned it so I could get most of my housework and laundry started before she arrived, which meant up at 5 am. I forgot how much work a 7 month old can be, but I loved every second of it. As you can see, she is sucking on a teething bisquit and loving it. We played, she ate, she played, she napped (on me). My husband said I needed a sling. At the end of the day, Abby started doing this funny thing with her mouth, like she was saying "Oh". We realized that she was imitating me because I have a habit of looking excited when I play with her and do my mouth like that. Her mommy called it her "mimi look"...made me feel special.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Gray's 2nd Birthday Party

Gray's Birthday Cake made with love by his mommy...It was delicious! Ginger, coconut, macadamia, carrot cake.
Gray is busy playing with his birthday presents.
This is one of Gray's gifts we got him. He loves to pretend he's cooking along with mommy in the kitchen.
Tonight we celebrated Gray's 2nd Birthday, It was also Steph & Jeff's 8th Wedding Anniversary. Gray is enjoying his special chocolate cupcakes.
Abby was a party pooper and fell asleep on her daddy during gift opening and cake time.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Happy 2nd Birthday Grayson

Today is Gray's 2nd Birthday......Mimi loves him very much...

Thursday, October 4, 2007

"Throwback Thursday"

Noah & Carter enjoying ice cream cones and listening to music at the Sunflower Festival
Oct. 2006.

Last October at the Sunflower Festival...Mimi, Gray & Noah
Thanks pinks and blues girls for another fun TT.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

"Wordless Wednesday"

Healthy & Happy Noah, on his 6th Birthday.