Saturday, April 21, 2007

the signs of Spring...

It is so warm today...time to take the top off the car and go for a ride...the signs of spring around my yard...clothes drying on the line, the daffodils blooming in the yard and gardens and the rhubard sprouting in the garden...has winter finally gone to bed? Time to sleep with the windows cracked and to keep the screen open on the door? I love winter and snow...but only so much and only during the real winter months...not creeping into Spring's time!
"And everything that’s new has bravely surfaced
Teaching us to breathe
What was frozen through is newly purposed
Turning all things green
So it is with You And how You make me new
With every season’s change
And so it will be As You are re-creating me"
Nicole Nordeman

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

My thoughts and prayers...

What else can I say? This is such a tragedy and sparks all kinds of feelings in me. I have a college age child and another on the way there and security always concerns me. What could have been done to keep those kids safer? And from one of their own!? It is a very, very sad thing and I feel for all those affected by what happened. Especially those parents. It is just not natural for a parent to bury a child, it just isn't normal, it isn't right! There hasn't been a lot of questions from my kids on this tragedy yet, but I do think once it really sinks in there will be lots of talk...especially Matt. He feels things so deeply!!! But since he is on vacation this week his only concern is getting to jam with his band! I will keep all those who were affected by this madman in my thoughts and prayers...keep holding on!!

Monday, April 09, 2007

Did you see what came in the mail today???

Can you see what they say? No? Hum, let me see if I can give you a clue. I turned my kids on to rock and roll and now my son has a new appreciation for my 70's rock bands....

Never thought I would see the day when I share CD's (never thought I would see the day when I refered to my music as CD's and not ALBUMS!!!!) with my kids, but I do, so I heard these guys were coming to town and I HAD to get tickets and take my son...they are one of my all time favorite rock bands! LOve them still!!! Still don't know...I'll give you a better clue

YES THOSE ARE RUSH TICKETS!!!! Thanks for asking. It's been a while since I've been to a real rock concert. I took Krista to see Backstreet Boys when she was in Middle school and have seen some bands from the 70's like America in the past few years...but Rock 'n's been a while! So, Matthew and I are going to see RUSH!!! Can't hardly wait till July!

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Happy Hoppity Easter!!!!

Dinner is at my house this year (last minute change of plans) and so I set out my best china and crystal for this lovely spread!!! Good thing my mom is still making the pies! I have still not mastered the art of "pie crust 101". But I have mastered the rest of the cooking and have that down pat and so Easter dinner is gonna be great!!! Instead of trying to find just the right napkin rings this year Dan suggested that I do a fancy fold instead and then he surprised me with these awesome foil covered eggs for the center. If you want to learn how to fold like this you need to go here:
Have a great Easter!!!!

Monday, April 02, 2007

Ready for Spring???

I am so ready. I am craving some warm weather....some warm wind.....sleeping with the window cracked. The bulbs are starting to pop their heads out and ready to pop, the trees have some buds on them....the robins are back...I am ready. The weatherman today said "colder temperatures are coming back!" What the *&#@!!! I don't mind winter, as a matter of fact I love snow....but all in it's own it is Spring and I want it to be Spring!!!! Easter is almost here and I want to wear white shoes!!! Dan brought me home my own little bit of Spring!!! Pretty soon their sweet smell will fill the room and I will smell Spring!!!! Can't hardly wait!