Sunday, April 24, 2011


We've come a long way since Molly's first Easter :)

We listened, on the monitor, as Jack woke Molly up.
My kids have serious bed head.

Then, off to church and an egg hunt.

Then, to Nana's...

for egg decorating, more egg hunting, and a yummy ham dinner.
Molly also decided that she could "juggle".

Happy Easter!

Saturday, April 16, 2011

thank you, Facebook

I was really itching to take some newborn photos.
So, I made it my facebook status.
You can see more here.

(15 day old, Noah!)

Friday, April 15, 2011

Fingerprint Friday

There is a song by Steven Curtis Chapman that says:
I can see the fingerprints of God
When I look at you
I can see the fingerprints of God
And I know its true
You're a masterpiece
That all creation quietly applauds
And you're covered with the fingerprints of God
So look around you and see where YOU can see God's fingerprints. Is it in nature? Kids? Animals? Where do you see them?

We had Papa Red's service today.
He and Grandma Purple will be buried together at Riverside National Memorial.
I was really doing ok during the ceremony, until my Jack got weepy.
My sweet, sensitive boy...
We tell him he will carry Papa Red in his heart forever,
and because they share a middle name,
that is something very special.

Listening to the summary of my grandfather's life...
Fingerprints. Everywhere.
We miss you, Papa Red.
Very much.

For more fingerprints, visit The Rusted Chain.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

if the shoe fits

We spent the morning celebrating Ali's 5th birthday!
It was at a sweet little tea house...every girls' dream come true.
A whole room of dress up clothes, make up, hair, manicures...

Molly couldn't be bothered with any of it.
Except for the shoes.
She LOVED trying them on!

But, when she found these,
her search for the perfect pair had ended:

After the fashion show, it was time for tea.
What a fun time, listening to these little girls, giggling away,
pretending to be grown ups.
Molly loved the pink lemonade!

Happy Birthday, Miss Ali!
We had a wonderful time!

Saturday, April 9, 2011


I am working on scanning LOTS of old pictures for Papa Red's memorial.
I am having fun looking back on so many memories.
I found these 4 pictures...and had to share them.

Way back when I was in 3rd grade, all I wanted was a Cabbage Patch Doll.
But, they had just come out, and there were wait lists and they were VERY hard to find.
This is me. After all the gifts had been opened at my grandparents house.
Could I look any sadder?

My Grandpa Purple waited a few minutes and then sent me to
the back bedroom, for one more present for Papa Red.
I remember that moment like it was yesterday.

And I still have that doll.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

don't you want one?

I am not a huge jewelry person.
But, a few months back, I went CRAZY
and bought 2 necklaces for myself!
This one:
and this one:
(well, mine has a "j" and an "m")
And today, the Rusted Chain is giving away some gift certificates...
and I am pretty sure I am going to win this time.

So, I am debating between this one:
or this one:
Don't you want one, too?

Friday, April 1, 2011

our third Prom picture

The official photo has been released.
This years Mother & Son dance picture.

And, because it's fun to compare:
Here's my date in 1st grade.
And here he is in Kindergarten.