Wednesday, May 11

These Girls


                           Over 8 years apart - 16 and 8 -  A sophomore and a 2nd grader

               Share a bedroom with bunk beds - which can get interesting, but I think has made them closer...



brown eyes and blue eyes - blonde and brunette -  but sisters, no doubt

 

                  They make a lot of the same expressions and both have a very silly side -though                one is much more carefree and crazy :)

One is the "Mama" and One is the Baby... they have a Boy in between them to even it all out :)

She told her teacher just the other day that her Best Friend in the World is her Big Sister.... Nothing makes me happier.

Saturday, April 2

Weekend Reflection --


Our circumstances are not an accurate reflection of God's goodness. Whether life is good or bad, God's goodness, rooted in His character, is the same.

Helen Grace Lescheid

Thursday, March 24

Mom's Apple Pie

 This is pure love made my sweet momma :

 Strawberry Swirl Cake with whipped cream frosting and Home Made Apple Pie for my and Kate's birthday lunch.




Absolutely scrumptious! And quickly all gone. 
Thank you, Mom, for always making my birthday special :)

Tuesday, March 22

like, fer sure...

For "Decades Day" at school during Spirit week...my 80's girl.  She was bragging to everyone that her mom LIVED in the 1980's!! She was super cute -- and I even pegged her jeans for her, which she did not quite understand, but went with it because I am her 80's icon :)

Saturday, March 19

cail√≠n √Čireannach {irish girl}


*a little background: I love St. Partick's Day. I love the celebration of my Irish heritage. The fun, low stress, just happy and fun mood of the day. It's my favorite, non-religious holiday. I can't put it up there with Easter or Christmas, but for a day of celebration, I love, love, love it! * 
So -- Started St. Patrick's Day with this:




 The picture doesn't do it justice...but Jamee (my friend and co-worker)  decorated my desk with ALL kinds of Green Goodness...and gold coins all over the place... and a sweet little Leprechaun perched on my monitor. I was giddy with excitement. (it doesn't take much, people).

Then... St. Patty's Day Happy Hour (s)  at West Port with Jamee and Jill...



Which included *Fireworks*!!! (isn't St. Louis the best???) 
The tower was all lit up Green -- there was a blues guitar guy playing -- we sat OUTSIDE all evening -- just a fabulous, fabulous time. 

Here's a few Irish proverbs just for fun: 


A friend's eye is a good mirror.



God's help is nearer than the door.


Even the longest day has its end.


You've got to do your own growing, no matter how tall your grandfather was.


Brick and mortar make a house, but the laughter of children makes a home.








Monday, March 14

We haven't been to the movies much over the past, well... 10 years.... but we did see Academy Award winning "The King's Speech". It was wonderful and highly recommend it.

The King is played by no other that Mr. Darcy himself, Colin Firth. 
(Swoon) ---

Now, you know my deep affection for Pride & Prejudice and the timeless romance of Miss Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy. Literally, I could have that movie on every day and never get tired of it. I've also been thinking that it's been while since I've read it and need to begin the journey again . 

But, let's talk a bit about another great Colin Firth movie (not Nanny McPhee, though we love that one, too): 
The Importance of Being Earnest 

We happened upon it on again and oh, it is a joy. Smart, witty, romantic. 
(stars a young Colin Firth, Rupert Everett, Reese Witherspoon, Frances O'Conner and Dame Judy Dench) - based on the 1865 Oscar Wilde play.

If you haven't seen it, or haven't watched it in a while, give it a go. It's lovely. 

{I'm happy to say that Hannah has developed a love for these movies, too. It's fun to watch her enjoy the costumes, romance, & English humor. I consider them "fancy" chick flicks :) }