Monday, February 1, 2016


We are selling these at the gift store.  They are unique and each one is different.  I got one for my MIL to hang on her door.  Earlier this week, she moved into her new place at a nursing home.  So far, so good!

Friday, January 22, 2016

HAIR Action!

For most of Peanut's freshman and sophomore years, his hair was very short.  He has enough hair on his head for 3-4 people.  Love the character it has!  Not sure if he knows what he is doing with it, but it makes me smile.  This pic was after a shower with absolutely no product in it!

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Flat Tire

I backed out of the gararge last week and hopped out of the car to get something I forgot.  It was then that the flat tire caught my eye.  I don't remember the last flat.  It turns out there was a nail in the tire.  We were able to get it fixed and back on our way.  The little portable compressor was a godsend making it very easy to pump it up!!

Saturday, January 9, 2016

Driving in Style

Pumpkin got a car while he was home.  We have to take care of it for a few months.  So, we drove it to the grocery store last week.  Like the ride!  Still coming to grips with reality, my son bought a car!

Monday, January 4, 2016

Dinner at Ecco on Overton Park

One night when the boys were home, we went to dinner at Ecco on Overton Park.  It is one of my favorites.  There is a roasted veggie on wilted greens.  It is my go to and it is yummy.  The best part about this meal is that we were all together!  I hope to make it back there soon!!

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Holiday Highlights 2015

I miss the holidays.  I miss all that it means and I miss being with my boys.  But, we have some great memories to cherish.

*Pumpkin tried to surprise me and fly home early.  I caught on when I checked his flight info.  I got to greet him at the airport.  I think I would have flipped out if he walked into the mission.

*Peanut finished up exams with his big brother at home.  It is tough to focus when all you want to do is hang out.

*My three boys played 18 holes of golf.  The weather was great.  The players were rusty.  They had fun anyway.

*Pumpkin made some yummy applesauce in the crockpot.  Peanut made some holiday cookies.

*Pumpkin bought his first car!!!  We did not see that coming!  So impressed.  He negotiated, stayed within budget and made a great choice.  For the next few months, our driveway is a parking lot.

*Peanut wrapped packages with duct tape.  They were wrapped well and generated lots of laughs.  Pumpkin made excuses for his wrapping skills.  Guess he needs more practice.

*My boys give gifts from the heart.  More importantly, they are happy to receive gifts from the heart.

*We served at the mission on Christmas Day.  It was a welcomed change of routine.  After serving, we came home.  We put our jammies back on and enjoyed the day opening presents, playing and eating a lovely dinner.  I did not want the day to end as Pumpkin flew out the very next morning.  Saying goodbye doesn't get easier.  We are very proud and grateful.  Both boys are doing well.  They get along and we enjoy spending time together.  That was the best present of all!

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Winter Training

Pumpkin is wrapping up a week in Florida for winter swim training.  I know they worked hard.  We got to see a few pics of him.  Hard to imagine him with a beard.  It'll be gone by tomorrow evening when he heads back to CGA.  Safe travels back to CT, sweet boy!