Saturday, February 27, 2010
Oh, to be eight years old. Girls, do you remember when you were around eight years old and you went to your first slumber party? What innocent fun. At this age there's none of the worry that you hear you should worry about with teenagers nowadays. No worry that boys will crash the party, or alcohol being sneaked in, or worse. No, at eight years old it's just all about having fun eating pizza, playing games, watching movies, painting your nails, and staying up past your bedtime.
My daughter turns eight years old today and last night she had her first slumber party, and boy did she have fun! Actually it's 8:40 am right now and the fun is still going on...they're playing hide-and-go-seek upstairs, laughing and squealing. I feel sorry for the cat. She's probably seeking solace under our bed.
As you can see by the pictures, everyone had a good time. Even the dog is wiped out! I think we'll all be taking a nap this afternoon.
Posted by Mary at 8:56 AM
Tuesday, February 16, 2010
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Saturday, February 6, 2010
Well here's what's been going on around here for the past 20 hours. 6 inches of snow so far with more coming next week. I know this isn't anything like what the east coast is going to end up with, but it's enough to slow us down for a few days. It's about one of the prettiest snows I've seen in a while. I love how it sticks to all the branches. My husband admits it's pretty but that's about as far as his compliments for it will go. For some reason having to go out and shovel the white stuff off the driveway makes him less than fond of it. I for one love it. But then again, I get to stay inside under a warm blanket and look at it through the window. So don't listen to me.
Posted by Mary at 8:57 AM
Friday, February 5, 2010
This week's episode of Gina K's "Stamp TV" is how to cover a notebook and make a matching pen. This is my attempt at it and I have to say I really like the results! If you haven't signed up to get her weekly videos you really should. They are very professionally made and contain complete step-by-step instructions. I never miss one of them. Follow the link on my sidebar.
Posted by Mary at 9:56 AM
I remember with longing the days when I had this kind of flexibility. When I was a kid I could sit on the floor with my knees out to each side like a big W. I would seriously hurt myself if I tried to do that today.
I've never seen a dog lay like this. It makes me laugh every time I see it. I don't know if it's just comfortable for him or if he's trying to cool himself off by having his belly flat on the cool floor or what. All I know is that it's darn cute and I'm envious.
Posted by Mary at 9:48 AM
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Aren't these cows just the cutest? They remind me of my parents. That sounds bad, I know, but it's said in the best way possible I promise. My parents are retired, and to me these cows look like they're out enjoying the day and doing what they please...just like my parents are doing. Plus, my Dad was born and raised on a farm, the very farm he now owns. My parents don't live there but my Dad goes out there almost every day during summer to work on it "just for fun". I don't know how sweating, grunting, and getting dirty can be fun, but to each his own. My dad doesn't have any animals on his farm now but he did when he was a boy. And he loved the cows the most, still does. He thinks they're cute. And I have to agree. So to this day, whenever I see a cow I think of my dad. I'm not sure how he feels about that, but again, it's meant in the best way possible. "Look, cowies!" (inside joke meant for mom and dad)
By the way, this image was a free download from Pioneer Woman's website. I just printed it out on cardstock. I also wrote the saying on Word and printed it out as well.
Posted by Mary at 1:06 PM