Wednesday, July 27, 2011

the opi's are on the move

bon voyage
hasta la vista
catchya on the flip side
see you later gators

we are off [Betsy and I that is]

England bound
Hello Aofia
British Accents
H&M/Top shop
Fish and Chips
Bath spas
Prince harry, william and kate
harry potter's home
high tea
and anything else that catches our fancy [according to Aofia!]

good bye bloggerooo for ten whole days!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

miss bachelorette!

had an awesome party!
sitting in the sun
making wonderful food
and lots of laughing
can't wait for her big day!

Sunday, July 24, 2011

it's fruity

meaning it is good for you!

Thursday, July 21, 2011

please accept my sincere apology

is what the note attached to this treat said....
You see yesterday was Joey's 30th birthday
Yesterday I was informed because i didn't bring in a treat that it was the worst day/birthday ever

Will this do?
seems as though it has, since it is 10:12 and there is a now only a quarter left!  Don't you wish you worked at MES!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

heat wave

everyone is talking about the weather, lets face it.... it is hot hot hot!
yesterday 108 when i got in my car...i will be yearning for a day like this come January and that is why I am not complaining [or the fact that i work in an air conditioned office all day!]

here are a few ways we avoided the heat this weekend/week:
Traverse City!

The scenic outlook that I want to stop every time we pass, finally did and lets be honest it was a bit of a let down...

Lipinski pool, Ben loves the water!

Family dinner, relaxing and watching the cars!  Look at me guys...I am standing!

Friday, July 15, 2011

if i would walk 500 miles

then I would start by determining the perfect destination.
the whippy dip or as the rest of the world knows the cone shop.
the way there was a piece of cake. We had ice cream on my mind [malt mix and chocolate], we had plenty to talk about [the bogo is departing from me without communication for almost 3 weeks btw Brazil and UK, tear] and it was a beautiful night.
the way that is another story, filled with many distractions
[1] speedy. Refrained from 44oz and went for 32oz, extra weight to power through
[2] ace hardware caught our eye...things we learned. They close at 8 but if you stand in front of the automatic door and act dumb [or just clueless in our case] they will let you in. They have a bridal registry. and best of all they do carry the scrubby we were in search of!
[3] upward battle of the hills and reminiscing of reeds lake walks
[4] smell of doughnuts, seriously you are killing me
[5[ over all fact by this point the old ladies [betty and dolores] were just tired!

once we arrived back to Betsy's house we decided that it would be a good [and patriotic] thing to go down to Betty Ford's memorial
So we put our walking shoes back and headed downtown [well we drove, then walked] I am glad we went down. It was neat to be able to see and experience.

Fun night all around, not going to lie. At one point I was [i say WAS because Betsy corrected me!] an athlete...not I am not sure legs were tired!

PS: I think I saw secret service at the Y this morning....he was a fitness manic! had to be secret service. If i never see him back at the y, I am confirming it as truth!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

CORRECTION - Feeling like the jelly doughnut

i never post twice in a day...but it has been brought to my attention that I may be misleading my readers [aka betsy and my mom! love you guys!]
anywhoooo here is the correct info straight from the American Girl Doll guru:

YOU"VE BEEN MISLEAD! While they ARE discontinuing the original girls, they're really just getting REPLACED! with a new girl in the same era! yeah, slap in the face! Out with the old, in with the new hip girl! I feel like my childhood is discredited or something! this is why I'm a little disgruntled about the whole thing! oye. Like my stories arent good enough anymore

Feeling like the jelly doughnut

Seems as though that is always the last one to go of the bunch when our favorite sales rep brings down the infamous golden ticket to get in the door MARGES! Yummmoo

Anyway the other day I felt like the Jelly doughnut, why might you ask??
It was because I felt like I was the last in the world to know something…..see as I was panning through the American girl doll catalogue [thanks to my parents who still get this catalogue] and discovered that my favorite doll Kirsten Larson wasn’t there.
I promptly emailed dear Betsy to ask what the issue was and she responded back that they are discontinuing dolls one at a time.
sad moment in American girl doll history.
How can this be???
How will all the new little girls of the world learn about the Pioneer Era?
It is a sad shame....I am still copping with it all…but I feel as time passes I will manage!

Sorry if I am the barrier of bad news….but someone had to tell you [right Betsy]

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

thank you good weather weekend


an outdoor concert at the Meijer Gardens:

Biking and brunch with B & Kim [and an inaugural stop to Van's Pastry!]

a Baptism of Liliann. Such an adorable little girl and such great parents!

Monday, July 11, 2011

brownie for breakfast

seems legit

have you had your fiber today?

friendly reminder:
today is seven eleven two thousand eleven
meaning capitalize on the free slupreeeeee

Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Firecracker frenzy

Fourth of July weekend

Saturday spent the day at Jason's friends cottage:

Sunday spent the day on the boat with his fam:

Monday the big day, I had on my blue bathing suit and used a red, white and blue towel:

tree cutting on holiday?

A beautiful day let the fun being

watch out for the furious minnows that bite the buns

cheese and crackers and smores...nice combo and friends

bring on the sparkling 'gold' eyeshadow colored fireworks

Saturday, July 2, 2011

it is recommended that you eat

at least five servings of fruits and veggies

i try to follow this recommendation daily....

[1] strawberries

[2] strawberries and cream for Wimbledon

[3] Zucchini

[4] what...are you looking at me?
just a quarter, quarter of a cent cherry !

[5] channeling my inner elf

Friday, July 1, 2011

things that amaze me...

that somehow it is already july 1st. please slow down!

that people at the y.m.c.a. [workin on your fitness, she's my witness] use the elevator. mind boggling

that the word friday instantly makes me happy

that the Meijer seafoam code is ingrained in my memory. on cue to the cashier yesterday #1227

that Mcdizzles can have a broken ice cream machine and then think it is legit to offer me a pie instead. i.don'

that every word to N'syncs 'here we go' was remembered and yelled out [motions included] last night

that two girls can eat half a loaf of zucchini bread just while standing in the kitchen

that art van is having the largest sale ever. big big big. never before.

that my nephew has two teeth coming in...but you are just a baby, little peanut!