Wednesday, June 18, 2014


This past weekend marked a big milestone in our household. The oldest kiddo graduated high school.  It was not without drama.  There was some serious concern in the few weeks before the end of class about whether she would pass her math class or not.  It would come down to her grade on the final exam.  Fortunately, she squeaked by with a B on the exam, which was just enough to get credit. 

She had no classes on Friday, and used the time to help setup and decorate for her party.  Saturday morning dawned gray and cloudy, but turned into a beautiful sunny time for the ceremony.  The venue was packed with friends and family.  Mr. Snippity and Jedi boy rode their bikes to the park and got in line early to score good seats.  We were 4 rows from the front on the shady side of the audience. (Good Job, Mr. S!)  Teen had to be bussed from the school with all the other grads-to-be, so I dropped her off while I went to the church to take care of a few last minute party items.  I rode over to the theater, parked and was seated about 10 minutes before ceremony started.  Perfect timing, I think. 

The ceremony was short and sweet...with cheers ringing out for all the grads.  It was bittersweet to hear the band without my kid being in it, but sweet relief for me not to have to take her to band practice or fuss about homework. 

The party went well, and we were so blessed to have friends help setup and breakdown.  Not all our family was able to make it, but we enjoyed the ones that did.

So, without too much further commentary, here are the pics:
The Venue
Shaking hands with the important people
Mom and Grad
Pic display at the party

All our kids, Me & Mr.

Granny and Grad

The yummy chocolate cake with Hershey bar icing

Workplace recognition :)

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Holy Houseflies!

So yesterday was beautiful. We were in and out all day long... sunshine and flowers and all that beautiful spring jazz! Until this morning. Somehow we have about two million house flies! So disgusting! I've been on a rampage all day. I think I've killed about 10 and there are a few that are just too sneaky to get under my fly swatter. Who knew spring could be so cruel.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Breakfast with Bacon

Inspired to have breakfast with bacon this morning. Here I present my sandwich from the bottom up:
Toasted white bread, cheddar cheese, crispy bacon, sauteed onions, thick slice of tomato, salt, pepper, iceberg lettuce, mayo & toasted white bread. It was delicious!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Beach in October

We usually get some nice weather in October...but this day is exceptional! The water has a little chill...but not uncomfortablly so. Sun and sand memories to help make it through the winter.

Saturday, September 14, 2013


Grocery deal today: all the above seasonings for $7.47.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Eat Your Broccoli!

I found the most awesome way to get my preteen boy to eat his broccoli. I assured him it would give him gas. If you know any boys in the 11 year old know the attraction. :)

Friday, August 2, 2013

Dealing at Staples

I think my favorite store in the world is Staples. (Harris Teeter is a close second.) So, for our tax free school supply shopping I went to town! I got all the stuff pictured plus a 20 pack of toilet paper and a backpack for less than $97! (the phone dock/clock was 30 something by itself!) There were a few things not tax free, but still good deals. Combined with a few deals I picked up earlier this summer, we should be set for school supplies plus paper crafting for the daycare for a nice long while.

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