Friday, February 3, 2012

Winter Piano Recital

The girls had their winter piano recital on January 29 and my camera was giving me trouble.  Needless to say I only have Jordan's performance and it starts out unfocused.  Bear with me, it gets better. Click on the link to watch.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Springtime is here

Check out this photo that was taken on January 27, 2012.  This has been an incredibly warm winter.  I usually see my crocus's in March.

Yummy eats!

My the time flies when you are having fun!  I can't believe I have not posted anything since November of 2011.  Well, here are some recent events that just called for pictures.

 Monday nights have become Pretty Little Liar nights for the girls and I.  We head over to the Lindahl house (since we do not have cable) and are treated to some delicious baked goods by Ellinor herself. It has become something that we look forward to plus it is totally a girls night!  The cupcake above was lemon with white frosting with a little lemon added to flavor it up. She makes all of it from scratch....blows me away! I'm lucky if I get dinner on the table. :)

The above was made by my loving hubby Kirk.  It was quick and easy and looks so good. Tilapia wrapped around asparagus and served with brown rice.  Very yummy and healthy!  I also must mention the plate, I absolutely love the rectangular shape.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Advent Halloween

 Our small group of girls dressed up as flamingos for the Halloween party at church.  We were out pretending to flock the church before everyone arrived. Great fun and lots of horn toots from cars driving by.
 Here is our great group of girls....aren't they cute!  Minnie is one of ours also.
 Here is my sweet kitty adorable....I just want to hug her!
This costume got a lot of laughs.  Are those my jeans on your arm?

Halloween 2011

 The annual picture in front of the fireplace. Kelsey, Jordan, Maddie, Caroline and Emma.
 Jordan is a cross between a Roman goddess and an Egyptian princess.
 Kelsey is a mad lady in black!

Well, it has been awhile since I have posted anything.  Life has been very busy, but I felt I needed to post the annual Halloween costumes.  The girls have been so busy with school that we did not even crave pumpkins this year.  The first time in their young lives. These costumes were put together in roughly 5 minutes....not too bad considering.  It was good to hear them laugh and crack stupid jokes. You would have thought this was their first time to trick or treat!  Afterwards, they all came back and swapped candy that they didn't like and watched The Sing Off.

Friday, June 3, 2011

Hiking in the Georgia Mountains

To wrap up our trip in Helen, we decided to quick hike Anna Ruby Falls.  It will cost you $2 a person to enter but is worth it if you have gone that far.  The hike is mainly uphill but is on a paved path while you are surrounded by the lush forest.  It is less than 1/2 mile so anyone can do it.  I know if I can, you can.  This used to be the one spot we would take our visitors from the North when we lived in Atlanta.  Enjoy the pictures.

Stay tuned for our latest letterbox adventures!!!!

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Wedding of Bev & Ryan Quinn

This past week-end we celebrated the marriage of Bev Taylor and Ryan Quinn.  They were both students in my Sunday School class at Messiah Lutheran.  This is just making me feel a little bit older. The wedding was held in Helen, GA so we were able to make a mini-vacation out of it.  We tubed the Hooch two times, once on Saturday and then again on Sunday.  It was incredibly hot outside so this cooled us down.

 The View from the top of the mountain where they were married.

 Looks like the FBI showed up...wonder what trouble those two kids might have been in?
 The mother of the groom, my good friend, Cheryl Quinn with her son Trevor.
 Pastor John from Messiah Lutheran Church.

 The anticipation, waiting for the bride to come baking in the heat!

 Brock and Donna. I took their wedding pictures almost seven years ago.

 Is he not the cutest little ring bearer?

 These girls could not have been cuter!  They did their job well.

 The father of the groom gets a first peek at the bride...and is happy.

 The bride and her father. I think weddings are hard on all dads with little girls.

 We did it! Yey, it's official!

 This is where we stayed and where the reception was. Our room was on the second floor near the tree. Great view of the river and all of the tubers.

This is also the same place where Kirk and I stayed on our very first trip to Helen almost 23 years ago.  It has not changed much.  Great location, right in the middle of town. 

We could not pass up the yummy baked good at the German bakery. The girls each got a chocolate cream puff and Kirk and I got eclairs.  I ate mine in honor of my father. That was our treat growing up.  I'll never forget the time we ate them in Door County.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Piano recital

Today, I finally uploaded some film I took of the girls at their recital.  Check it out.  They have come a long way. for Kelsey's and Jordan's

Monday, May 23, 2011

Kelsey's Birthday

Today my baby girl turns "Sweet 16".  I ask myself where the time has gone.  We toasted "Cokes" to her day and spent most of the morning outside because it was another glorious morning.  The birds were singing all around us and then a cool wind kept us refreshed.  The baby bluebird eggs were missing this morning.  I sure hope a big, mean Blue Jay did not eat them.  There were about 4 eggs in one of our gourds near the deck.\

Both girls were off to swim team to help with guppies and then have their own practice.  Home to shower, Panera Bread for dinner and then to top it off, Pirates of the Caribbean for entertainment!

I've also found a book that I find myself picking up every time I have a minute.  It's Split Second by David Baldacci.  I think I may need to read all of his books this summer.  Nothing like a good mystery.

Here is my sweet 16 baby!  I even made the cookie cake and homemade frosting.....what a mess!