Friday, May 24, 2013

Meet me in St. Louis

Off to the city we go.

Arches and weddings await us.

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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Happy Thursday…

I am off to a Volunteer Brunch that I got a personal invitation to. Can I just say, I love having children, & a wonderful school for them to be in!

It is wonderful when you truly enjoy the people around your ‘community’. It makes ‘volunteering’ actually fun with friends.

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Home.

When I was a young teenager I remember telling everyone who would listen: ‘Once I am an adult I am moving out of poe-dunk USA Midwest, I am going to the city’. Now although I have not moved to the city, I did move about Three Hundred miles away. I also remember my father telling me upon hearing this: ‘One day you will appreciate your hometown and grow to love it.’ Then he made a comment about me missing it if I really did go to a city. Now that I am no longer that mouthy teenager, I am beginning to realize that Father Indeed Knows Best!

Now like I said, I am not a city girl, and I am still surrounded by farm land 360, but I do…

long for my hometown,

miss my home county,

When I drive that long 300 miles, I am transported back in time. I see the things that hold such strong memories for me. In fact, now that I have a decent camera, I want to pull over every few miles, to capture every. single. one. of. those. memories.

Here are a few:

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Sometimes just looking at a picture can open the flood gates on memories, guess that is why they say a picture is worth a thousand words.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Having girls

Can I just take a minute to express how much I love having two little girls?! I love the fact that they get excited to watch “Cupcake Wars” with me… I love that my little one asks when “Sweet Genius” is going to be on. I just love the fact that I have prissy little girls that love to get excited about the same things that excite me!

Monday, May 20, 2013

This Tree!

I hyper colored this picture to give you my view point of this tree!

I am in. love. with. this. tree!

Can someone out there in the blog world tell me what kind of tree it is? I seriously want one for my yard.

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Friday, May 17, 2013

Shrimp Tacos!

A couple days back, I was tootilin’ about my garden, & picked just a few pieces of lettuce. As I was walking back into the house, I spotted my cilantro, and picked a bit of that as well.

Thinking, thinking, thinking… what’s for super? hmmm Opened the freezer, and the shrimp smacked me in the face. This got me thinking about a post the other day from a friend, Cheesecake Factory: Shrimp Tacos!

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Absolutely. I found what sounded close enough for me over here. I had all the ingredients listed, besides limes, but I did have lime juice, so I dove in.

They tasted wonderful, especially knowing that my shrimp were from Whole Foods, and not farm raised. It was also satisfying that the greens were from my garden.

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I believe that the only thing that would have made them taste any better? A margarita would have finished it off, of course!

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

More baby arrivals

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Here are the centerpieces for the other baby shower I went to. I really wish I would have taken pictures of all the diaper cakes. Every single one of them were different. The one I was sitting in front of, there were two ‘NUK’ food-mesh-spoons crisscrossed on the top. Again, wish I would have taken pictures. I was running around visiting with family, and didn’t have the camera enough. But, the point is, all of them were very cute.

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