Monday, April 25, 2011

The Weekend Happenings and WIP

We had the most fantastic Easter/Anniversary weekend celebration!
We grilled out back and the weather was absolutely perfect. Family surprised us with a gorgeous anniversary cake. They had the cake made special to order..just like our engagement cake from many years ago! We were so surprised!
I have been working on a stitchery for our anniversary, but I have not gotten very far along on this project. My life has been so busy lately!
Hope to put a few more stitches in it today.
I am glad to be off from work today with my kids and enjoying every minute of it. My son treated me to lunch at a local restaurant.
I will be studying all this week for my upcoming exam I will be taking.
My DMIL surprised me with the cutest birthday present for my upcoming birthday.
She knows I love turtles and ladybugs..
Look what she found!!
This will look just perfect by our front door.

Happy Monday everyone!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

My new dining room!

I am so excited! My dear sweet husband has been working so hard on our dining room. He installed an oak floor, and put moldings and painted. He worked so hard on this project and it came out so beautiful!
I remember when I was a little girl and I dug up a broken piece of blue and white china in my parents backyard. Ever since then I have always loved blue and white together. I dreamed of having a special dining room of blue and white with matching china.
Well, at the end of this day, my dream has come true!
My husband worked for hours on end till the project was completed.
He kissed me and said "Happy Easter and Happy 25th Anniversary!"
I could not believe my eyes with the finished results.
I believe the most perfect color blue was chosen!
I wish you all an Easter filled with blessings.
Looking forward to our celebration tomorrow!

Bunny Peep Crochet

Well, here is my first attempt at making a bunny peep in crochet. He is sort of a funny looking fella!
Not exactly the way I thought he would turn out..but I have never made something of this sort before.
I think he does have character though :)
You can find a link for making one yourself here:
Bunny Peep Crochet Pattern

Looking forward to a beautiful Easter Sunday. We are having a big party at our house to celebrate Easter and our 25th Wedding Anniversary.
It will be a grand day!

Happy Easter!

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Treasures From Our Trip

My husband was wondering why I wanted to bring lots of beach sand and shells home with me..
He should have known I had a plan!

This is now sitting so pretty in our master bathroom.
Love it!

Beach Vacation!

We had the most wonderful time staying for the week in a beach front hotel!
We decided we are going to plan these trips more often, and not wait so long to make the trip.
It was the most enjoyable experience ever!
We stayed at the Hilton which was very nice indeed. The staff at the hotel were so pleasant. We went to sleep every night with our sliding door open, while we listened to the sound of the waves right outside our room. We got up early every morning to watch the sun rising. It was AMAZING!!!
We spent time on the beach, gathered up shells and enjoyed every minute of it.
Breakfast was made to order right in front of us. I chose the everything omelet..what a treat! Eggs with mushrooms, onions, peppers, tomatoes and shredded cheese cooked just right. There were muffins, cinnamon rolls, sausage, bacon, pancakes, home fries, cereals, fruits (watermelon, my favorite!). Fancy teas to choose from..I chose a Thai spice tea. YUM!
Here are some pictures from our trip:

I have plans to do something with all the shells I have collected...
come visit again and you will see what I have done. I shall post about it soon :)

We are back home now, and I need to get working quickly on our Anniversary sampler!
25 years coming up as Mr. and Mrs.! Lots more planned for us...


Goodnight everyone,