Monday, March 10, 2014

Ten on Ten - March 2014

Start of the day.....depositing 120+ checks from our clients for services rendered in February.  Time consuming, but certainly necessary!

Lunch with both cutie-pie nieces (plus parents and my sister), but this little imp in Grandpa's hat just needed to be photographed!

I now work at a landscaping/lawn care business.  We are just beginning to ramp up for our busy.busy.busy time of the year.  The next few snaps are from outside around our offices.....

And, today was my once a month platelet donation thankful that I can still donate my time and part of my body to help save lives....

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Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Ten on Ten - December 2013

Well, I had big plans to take photos today.....or to post photos from the Christmas party last night.....or to at least post a tour of my Christmas decor.

But, since I'm on day 7 of a new job (really day 6 since we had an "ice day" last Friday), we have had some crazy icy weather the past few days and the annual Christmas party was at my house last night (first party in the house).......I'm completely wiped out, so you are just going to have to wait for a more extensive post later.....

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Ten on Ten - November 2013

starting the day with worship

Eternal Threads global marketplace

with Anna at lunch

Emily teaching me a clapping game at lunch

celebrating Heather's birthday

my rose bushes are still blooming!


thankful for a dishwasher.....even when I procrastinate the unloading

thinking about how I'm gonna decorate my fireplace for Christmas

that delicate balance of tea that is hot enough to soothe my sore throat, but not so hot it burns my mouth

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Saturday, October 26, 2013

{Early} Birthday, Fall Festival, Etc

Anna's birthday is so close to Christmas that (for now, at least) we are celebrating somewhere around the 3/4 mark.  So, today was the day for her 3rd birthday celebration - even though the actual day isn't until Dec 19.

{the last two photos - of me with Anna and Emily - were taken by the girls....not too bad!}

Then tonight was the Fall Festival at Emily's school.....

this clown costume was actually made by my mom for me 35+ years ago.....worn by me, then Heather, then Emily and now Anna!

with Emily's teacher Ms. Cagle

And some beautiful clouds on my way home.....

Sunday, October 20, 2013

15 Years

Just finished a busy ACU Homecoming weekend ..... it was my 15 year reunion, so it was extra special.  Friday I took off work to prepare for my houseful of guests.  Enjoyed lunch at Bogie's with Mollie and Sara, then Sara and I ran a few errands. Katie met us at Rosa's for dinner before we headed to the Sullivan's house for our casual dessert reception.  The crowd was small, but it was good conversation time catching up.  Sarah met us at the Sullivan's and Dara joined us at home later.  Fun evening catching up again with my girls!

Saturday morning dawned bright and early (and cold!) for the parade.

hanging out - waiting for the parade to start

Sara, Sarah, Katie, Mollie/Mattie, Astrid/Laura, Jenni/Anna

Some of the girls went on to chapel after the parade and then we all came back to my house for lunch - with the addition of Kristen (who drove in on Saturday morning).  A yummy lunch of Hickory Street Cafe's famous chicken salad and zucchini bread, then we all split to enjoy our afternoon pursuits - some to the football game, some to visit other friends and family.

Then it was time to get ready for our reunion dinner.  It was held at the 181 Pine Event Center - songs, laughter, Sing Song memories, truths of God's faithfulness shared, and photo booth silliness rounded out the evening.  Here are a few snaps:

Such a fun idea - and so thankful Katie has a box full of props!  It was a relatively small crowd - looking forward to more of my classmates making it back for our 20 year. Then ACU had a post-reunion dessert concert and fireworks back on campus.  It was a fun way to mix and mingle with folks from other reunion years and enjoy some yummy treats.

After church this morning, everyone scattered to head back home and I've been crashed out on the couch most of the day in between transferring loads of sheets and towels -- I do LOVE having guests, but there is a bit of work to do putting the house back together when they all leave.