This boy had a couple of good hits...plus he pitched 3 innings and got 8 out of 9 outs! Woohooo Ian!! :) (And good job Clay catching that fly ball for the 9th).
2. There was yard work.
The hedges are officially done. Such a big yucky job. The plum tree is pruned. The Preen has been applied.
And these little pots from last year: came back! I have 4 of them...and even if they were perennial plants, I had my doubts. In fact, I almost threw them out about a month ago. They were D-E-D looking. Brown, ugly...not coming back. But they did. And I'm so excited. :)
3. A badminton net was raised.
Not a very good net. Nor a very tall net. Belle put it all together...and several rousing rounds of badminton were had by all.
This is my "I'm waiting for the birdy-thing pose".
4. Easter eggs were stuffed.
And Easter Peep cupcakes were baked:
5. And there was PROM. :)
And when I asked for a 'nice' picture...this is what I got....
Love you Shelby...so glad you had a great time. <3
Happy Monday... Drive safe back to school Luke...glad you had a fun Easter!
No sneaky pictures yet...BUT we got the dress, the shoes, & the jewelry! Done. And she is going to look soooooo pretty. :) But I'm biased that way. AND, she let her sister come along on the shopping expedition. And both sisters survived. huh.
2. It's one of those afternoons.
The 'be in 3 different places at once' kind. Somehow it will all work out...it always does.
3. Oh how I hate painting.
Priming is the worst. Priming new drywall is the worsty-worst. I found the primer made for new drywall AFTER I was done. Of course. Actually I take it back. Priming new ceiling drywall is worstiest-worst. Because then it spatters in your face. (Because I couldn't find the extension pole for the roller.)
One nice thing...the ceiling paint that goes on pinky-purple, and dries white. Lovely stuff. You can see where you've been. Why couldn't I have been the person who invented that? Genius.
One other nice thing...the main color I chose for the bathroom is going to work. I did a sample patch and I like it. Yay! You know how you pick a color from those little swatches...pay $35 for a gallon of paint...get it on the wall & hate it...then have to buy more paint? Not this time! ha! I feel like I've won a major victory here, but I'm not sure why.
Was a rerun Monday night. Egads! Don't they know we are waiting for Tom to know that Lizzy knows that he knows???
In other disappointing news...there is absolutely nothing on on Wednesday nights. So I caught up on The Originals and Call the Midwife.
Has new scrapbooking stuff. Don't fall over. Some new Teresa Collins stamps...and tons of new Heidi Swapp goodies. Thanks Alissa, for the tip. You cost me $50. (But it's all on sale, so it's a good $50!)
Have a fabulous Thursday.... Good job on the scholarship Luke :)
I bought a 3 bag combo set at Fred Meyer for $20. One had a hole and lost suction (I emailed Ziploc...they were awesome, called, emailed, and are sending me a replacement bag.) The large one I made the mistake of sitting on my closet floor. The cats then saw it as a jumping off place for the closet shelves, and it was full of holes in no time. :( Now this morning the jumbo one has lost suction. Not sure why...it was up in a high place. Hmmmm.....I know it has 2 little holes in it. I can hear the air escaping after I suck it down. Duck tape doesn't work. So frustrated. Should have taken my $20 and just sucked it up the vacuum. :( I love the concept...wondering if a different brand would be better?
2. Happier news...
The Groupon this morning was for personalized M&M's! Perfect for Shelby's graduation party. It was $15 for $30 worth. Woohoo......
3. Starbucks with Mom.
Always love Tuesdays...a nice hot chocolate, and then some errands in Bellingham. I want to finish up the kid's Easter baskets, and I need to pick up some ceiling paint. We are remodeling the main floor bathroom. It will be a home for Ian's toothbrush and deodorant...and where he showers, but it won't be HIS bathroom. Does that make sense? I'm going to try to keep it nice and more of a guest bath. Ian is MUCH neater than the previous occupant (coughcoughBELLEcoughcough)...so it should be ok.
Belle will move into Shelby's bathroom down the basement...but only after July when she leaves for West Point. I think she has already painted and decorated it 12 times in her head. The latest color scheme is yellow and gray. We shall see.
4. Random date night photos....
Belle always does some interesting angles...
Is your neck crinked yet?
Ah, that's better.
Happy Tuesday. Happy Tax Day. And Happy Birthday to my brother Karl! :) Do your homework Luke...are you starting to get packed? Not much longer....
Friday night was Mother/Son dodgeball at Ian's elementary school. And I'll admit, it was NOT my idea to go. But I am SO glad I went. :) We had a blast!
My good friend Shauna & me after dodging and throwing. They had hot dogs & chips for afterwards. So fun. :)
Ian & his buddies...Lane (left) and Cameron (right).
Belle had soccer games on Saturday & Sunday...
They lost :( So they will have optional practices...and a break for a bit until try outs next month, for next year.
Shelby had a track meet 3+ hours away on Saturday. Iz & Ian went...she won with a throw of 123-something, I think. She's just frustrated, as she wants to pass her best mark of last year. Then they all got stuck in traffic on the way home...2 hours of sitting due to power lines down on the road. Ugh. I think they got home at midnight.
And randomly...it's finally feeling like spring! The sun has been out (although they're calling for rain the rest of the week)...and the spring colors are so pretty. :)
Love these colors too...
Happy Monday... Hope you got your paper done Luke...you know, somewhere in the middle of watching 17 episodes of SHIELD?
Found these while looking through some picture files last night.
That's Dad holding me...
And Mom. I think I mentioned before she was 44 when she had me. She turned 88 March 31st...I turn 44 next month. She doesn't know it yet, but there's going to be a little photo shoot coming up. :)
Ok, I loved that poncho. I still may have it somewhere. Do you remember those ribbons? Doesn't my Mom look happy? I think this was taken at my Aunt Theresa's house in Iowa...I'm remembering that lamp and chair.
I was just 2 years old when my niece Jenny was born. At first she was semi-cool and all...but as she began taking up space in my Dad's lap, the cool factor went away. (Love you like a sister Jen!)
My Dad always had lilies. Lilies & iris were some of his favorite flowers. I still can't smell a lily without thinking of my Dad.
Now there is official proof, that I was indeed.......the cat's pajamas.