Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Welcome Spring!!

Lots of daffodils blooming here to welcome Spring! They are a cheerful and welcome sight after such a long and snowy winter!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Saying Goodbye

What a wonderful Spring Bouquet!!

That's what I will be saying to my career at the end of May. I turned in my resignation today stating that I would be retiring at the end of the school year. It was sure a hard decision, and one I didn't make lightly. I have been thinking about this for quite some time and just decided that the time was right for me. I want to be able to enjoy some more time to do the things I want to do. Our younger daughter and her family sent me these lovely flowers at work today. It was a really pleasant suprise and one I really appreciate! All of my family has been very supportive during this time of decision and for that I am grateful! A close-up!

Do the Roar!

This is awesome! The Lion used by the local Lion's Club at their meetings. the fur around the neck appears to be the real's teeth are missing and some of the fuzz is worn off on parts of it's body. I am thinking they have had this thing around for quite some time. Anyway, I think it is awesome! you can also see part of my "red" display that I had on our front table for February. I have a green display up now for Spring and St. Pat's Day.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Respect the Squirrels

A furry visitor to our Oak tree late this winter. Looks like he is taking his afternoon nap. Probably after he stocked up on the sunflower seeds from our birdfeeders!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Good bye old wrapping paper

This is some wrapping paper that must have been a huge roll. Seems like we have used it forever! I used the last of it wrapping our older daughter's birthday gift. I think we have used this paper off and on for at least ten years......surely I must have had more than one roll?!

Friday, March 18, 2011


Molly the dog and Jack the cat seem to be friends in this pic. The thing is they both want to sit close to my husband and sometimes both try to lay behind/beside his chair.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Feed Me.....Or Else!

This gun was on it's way to the gun safe....Jack took a nap by it, right before this he actually had one of his paws draped over it...too funny! He is one tough hombre!

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Valentine's Day

This is the chocolates my husband gave me for Valentine's Day! You can see the box it came in was personalized. I plan on using it to store pictures or something like that. You can see that it was 45 yummy pieces of dark and milk chocolate! Hmmm you can also see by the second picture that the top of our dining rom table really needs refinished! Retirement project?! We'll see!!

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Birthday Boy

I know I am waaayy behind on my are some pics from Tyler's first birthday. Richard and I got him this Little Tykes car. We think he liked it pretty good!

He had his own little cake and the rest of us enjoyed this cake! We sure had a nice time at his party! His parents had everything so fixed up and decorated so nice. And of course the meal was great!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Life in a small town

Just got home from the Shrove Tuesday pancake dinner at our church. What a wonderful thing it is when we can get to see both our daughters, their husbands, and our grandson for a while on a weeknight. Life in a small town can be great....saw families and neighbors all visiting and enjoying themselves. I never want to take for granted all the special people that make up our family and the community in which we live!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Birthday Girl

Happy Birthday to our oldest daughter! Twenty-five years ago today I became the Mother of an extraordinary little girl! We have had some great times together! Here's to hoping the next twenty five years are just as good! Happy Birthday! Love you, Mom