Look at those gorgeous green eyes!
Saturday, March 29, 2008
Friday, March 28, 2008
It's also the best place to take a nap in the middle of the day. Just ask Libby. She stays there much of the day.
It's also the best place to take a bath. Just ask Stewart (who looks a bit surreal and bluish in this picture).
Unfortunately, it's not the best place for humans to sleep. Just ask my aching back. Oh, for a new mattress! But THAT is another post.
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Here's a picture I took that came out really shadowy. I Photoshopped it and added a soft focus. I liked it because it looked like a painting. Brooke didn't like it. But it's my blog, so pfffttt.
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Mother and me.
Morgan and her Gran.
Monday, March 24, 2008
"Hmm....there is something I'm supposed to do," says Steve, "but I can't recall what it is."
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Saturday, March 22, 2008
1 cup virgin olive oil
1/4 cup butter (NOT margarine)
1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp. crushed rosemary
1 tbsp. herbes de Provence
salt and pepper to taste
5 cloves garlic, minced
Heat slowly. Do not burn garlic or you'll have to start over.
Add 1 pound of peeled shrimp or prawns. They'll cook in 3 minutes.
3 tomatoes, peeled and chopped
1/2 pound asparagus, each stalk cut into thirds and lightly steamed
1/2 - 1 cup white wine
1/4 cup lemon juice
The shrimp should be done. Just heat through for the asparagus and tomato.
Serve over hot cappelini pasta with plenty of crusty French bread for dipping. YUM!!!
Aunt Caryl also has an adorable calico cat. She is a "senior citizen" cat (Aunt Caryl's second she has saved from untimely death simply because they were aging) and she is the sweetest thing. Morgan just loved her to pieces.
She has kidney disease and drinks "special water" with her medicine in it. But what a lucky kitty to share her last years with my lovely aunt.
Friday, March 21, 2008
Michael and Morgan reluctantly stop for a picture.
I love this little trail along the river.
Skunk cabbage - pee-you!
Look how well this little guy is camouflaged!
I absolutely adore forsythia in the spring. We don't have it in Louisiana.
The ornamental cherry trees were simply stunning.
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
My Grandmother was quite a woman. She had many challenges in her life, but always faced things head on and made the best of any situation. She was very intelligent and loved learning new things. She loved working crossword puzzles to keep her mind "sharp." She spoke bits of French, German, and Spanish and was a BIG geneaology buff, going back in both her and Granddaddy's family history to the 1500's. One of my greatest treasures is the geneaology book she put together for me. For someone who was adopted and wondered about where I came from and where I belonged, this book is precious.
The picture above is my spunky Grandmother and my gentle Granddaddy on their wedding day.
Monday, March 17, 2008
I'm supposed to write 7 things people may not know about me.
1. My favorite feature is my eyes. I have my Dad to thank for them.
2. I was adopted. Both of my precious adoptive parents died by the time I was 17.
3. I was raised as an only child.
4. I have met both my biological parents and have good relationships with them.
5. I'm the oldest of ten children! What a surprise after being an only for so long! And I never had to fight over the bathroom with any of them!
6. I came to Christ after meeting the man who later became my husband. He told me (after eight years of marriage) that he had given God a deadline for me to get saved or he was breaking off the relationship - I made it by four days.
7. I cannot stand having my hair in my eyes. I usually get it cut every 4-6 weeks. I'm well overdue. See photo above. I go for a haircut on Tuesday. It's driving me CRAZY!
If you are reading this, consider yourself tagged. Post a comment so I can check out YOUR seven things!
Friday, March 14, 2008
...or pink. Same kids, one year later. This was fun. Brooke, on the other hand, was duly mortified.
Page Recipe: Stamps: Doodle This, Letterpress Alphabet and Numbers (on the pink page), Headline Alphabet and Numbers (on the blue page). Cardstock: (Blue page) Bordering Blue, Certainly Celery, So Saffron, Whisper White, Sarah Designer Series Paper. (Pink page) Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White, Rebecca Designer Series Paper. Inks: White craft, Certainly Celery and So Saffron for blue page (Chocolate Chip and Regal Rose for pink page). Accessories: Ribbon, On Board Accents, Pop Up Glue Dots to hold chipboard, white Uniball gel pen.