Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Woodlawn 2

I just noticed on Woodlawn's website they have a link to photos of the exhibit in Flicker. I have attached the here if you are interested in visiting online. So many gorgeous entries....hard to resist.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt

We have lived in our neighborhood for 4 Easters. The first Easter we were here there were just a few kids only about 15 houses in the neighborhood. For our 2nd Easter here our neighborhood began to put together an Easter Egg Hunt the weekend before Easter. They do one on Friday night for the older kids and a flashlight is required. For the younger children (under 5) on Saturday morning they had their Easter Egg Hunt. This is the first year Lance was able to participate the Friday night Flashlight Easter Egg Hunt. He was so excited he had his flashlight ready three weeks ago. When I got home Friday night at 5:00 he started when do we do the egg hunt as he called it. I kept telling him it had to be dark out. Finally we were able to head down at 8:00 for the 8:15 start. Here he is as we make the walk down. I just now noticed same sweatshirt he had on in the photo with my mom. He hates coats and I am just happy to get any sweatshirt we can find. He also loves John Deere, but I assure you he has plenty of clothes.

It was hard to believe how many children are now in the neighborhood and it is only about 1/2 way completed. There were probably 60 children along with their parents. I didn't include photos of the true insanity of all the children running around, because I didn't know how some of my neighbors would feel with me posting their children's pictures on my blog. Needless to say it was mayhem I talked to some of my neighbors while the kids took off. John our middle son who felt he was too old to participate was willing to "help" Lance out. So Lance pulled in quite a haul. What you don't see in the photo below is that he is actually coming back and his basket is completely full of eggs (which includes candy....lots of candy)

Friday, March 26, 2010


Last Saturday was my guilds turn to docent at Woodlawn's 47th Needlework Exhibit. Every piece entered in the show was absolutely gorgeous. Unfortunately, pictures of the needlework are not allowed to be taken so I have no photos of the pieces which were exhibited. I had a great time we were short one docent so my mom joined me. She is not a member of our guild, but I think I am going to have to join her up anyway. She knows how to do cross stitch, but she prefers quilting. Funny how we come about our love of needlework. For as long as I can remember my mom has always made stuff, but her love is quilts. My love is antique samplers and reproductions. I have tried to quilt and I do not have patience for all the cutting and piecing. I do love how the colors and textures come together but I would prefer to work on sampler any day.

After we fulfilled our docent obligation we both enjoyed the tea which Nellie's Needlers put together for those visiting the show. We had a great time.

I didn't think to have someone take a picture of the two of us together. This is a photo I took of her and Lance during John's string concert this past January. As I have gotten older I treasure the time I have with my mom. I am the only girl so I get her just to myself. We usually talk on the phone everyday and I honestly don't know what I would do without her. Fortunately, she had me when she was young (I am also the oldest) so she only in her mid 60's and I pray everyday that means I have at least 30 - 40 more years with her.

A touch of Spring we found in the front lawn at Woodlawn. After our day of docenting and tea we headed to In Stitches what better way to end the day?

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

It's been a while....

Well as you can tell by the infrequency of my posts
things are a little hectic at my house.
Since my last post our oldest son celebrated his 19th birthday.

Here he is blowing out his candles. I had to take the photo quickly
because he is not a fan of having his picture taken.

However, his requests for his birthday was a humungous
lens for his camera. He enjoys taking photos, but does not
like to be in the photos - go figure ??

I have also started to decorate for easter - can you believe
it is just around the corner??

Here is a photo of an easter basket I put together.

and here is one of my side board...

I love old silver platters, trays and tea sets so much so that my mom
picks them up whenever she goes to estate sales, yard sales or good will.
It never ceases to amaze me what people will get rid of.
My aunts always give me pieces for Christmas as well...
usually from their own collection which makes it mean so much more to me.
I told them to just go ahead and give me all of their silver
at once and just get it over with.
Apparently I am the only niece that they feel appreciate
such things and as a result I am the only recipient.
Considering I have about 23 female cousins that says a lot!!

Last night our youngest got to bring buddy bear home
to spend the night. Each student in his class gets to
bring buddy bear home and write in his journal.
Lance was very excited and we took a few
photos of him with Buddy Bear.

What you don't see in this photo is the leash on Shuey
(our Shih Tzu) behind Lance's back so Shuey
would stay there. Shuey was more interested in
the sandwich my husband was eating.
Can't you see it in his eyes? ummm roast beef