Friday, March 30, 2012

My Friday starts Thursday.

Every week.
Bring on the weekend!

My camera has become my iphone.
I've had a hard time getting pictures taken with the real mccoy, so this works.

Monday evening included Monday/Sunday School for Tia during which I ran to WalMart.
Low level parking lot lighting when box store moves to higher end neighborhood.

I had a few hours this week to start working on a project which I'm anxious to finish and share!

While I've been creating and building, the ants have been doing the same. Ant homes are popping up all over the place in the yard. A sure sign that summer is around the corner.

A few evenings of having my hair done. A great conversation time between mother and daughter.

Thursday 3.29.12 at 6:53 pm.
Summer is certainly on its way.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Shopping in earnest.

We headed to Desert Ridge yesterday morning. I really was on a mission to find something. Walked through store after store and only found a treasure at JoAnn Etc.
Am I the only one that does that?!

My find? A roll of magnetic tape. I pinned this idea on Pinterest a while ago. The memory department had to do a little work to actually get it done. 
Now the challenge is to see if the girls will actually get their pin bobbies where they belong.

While I was browing through stores finding nothing, Jari was at the other end of the parking lot doing some bang up business.
This one is worthy of an entire post in itself.
Trust me.
This is the beginning of a whole new challenge.
I was suppose to pick up a bike as well yesterday and didn't.
I didn't get one today either, but I will.
We are going to start biking together.
We will be biking around town ....

... while Jari is going to be training for a long distance ride.
I'll be home blogging about the experience he's having.
Suits me perfectly.

The cactus are loving the warm weather we're having.
We had a few days of rain the beginning of the week and, although the skies are cloudy, aren't likely to see any more for quite a while.
90's outside on the patio and over 80 inside.

Doesn't really make a person really motivated to do some strenuous activity around here, but I am looking forward to making some Prickly Pear Jelly at some point.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Dear God,

thank you for giving us friends. 

Tonight the girls and I were at an engagement party for Logan & Bethany.
Did I get pictures of the soon to be wed couple? Nope.
I did get one of Logan's mom, Janet, and a bunch of girls trying to borrow car keys!
Life has so many moments to be thankful for.

Now that it is 11:02 pm, and I've been up since 4:30 this morning, I've got the itch to
drag out the sewing machine. That's what happens when you have a few inspiring conversations
with a bunch of women in a kitchen around the coffee pot.
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Monday, March 19, 2012


For some months I have been pondering where to continue sharing our lives with you.
Perhaps I should say I have pondered a name for this place I like to write.

While we will always carry the love of Alaska with us in our hearts,
the dream of living there has been achieved.
It was time to start something else.
A fresh beginning for the next few years.

A name is an incredibly difficult thing to come up with.
Now that I've nearly got this up and running, with a name attached to it,
I remembered another blog name that at one time I thought would be neat.
Maybe in another time or another place.
For the here and now, I'll be residing at
430 Breezy Lane

Thanks for sharing our walk.