Thursday, February 28, 2013

did NOT hold up to its name

BUT still had a great time away in the Sunshine state

First day was filled with lots of relaxing
and my parents stopped by for the day!  So glad they did, fun to see them.
also visited a landmark from the college days: The fountain in Celebration

Second day EPCOT! and a little sunshine
Disney adventure traveling around the world!
Spent almost 12 hours in the park including the grand finale of fireworks

a little Italy

A little French...french pastries

Third day filled with some rain, so we shopped.
Perfect.  Hello outlet mall
and out to dinner for one more night

Then it was back to a snow storm!

Friday, February 22, 2013

diaries of water the PLANTS cont..

weekly update
BECAUSE the plants were actually dropped off to me last Friday when my parents were still in town
only adding time and pressure to the duration of keeping my eye on them
but that leaves me now with THE one week in update

Here is the results photo one week in...

Plant one: Still has FLOWERS!!! VICTORY!!! fist pumps to the air
Plant two: looks the same [dead...mother says it is on its come back]
Plant three: well I kinda notice that the leaf on the far right has some yellowing...should I throw my hands up in the air...not yet.  The rest of the plant [to me] looks the same and that plant STILL has two of the three buds!  That in and of it self is a victory!
Plant four:  well I also notice that there may be a little yellowing in the leaf in the back [ha i turned it so it looked better in the picture] other than that I personally feel it looks the same

So what to do about this yellowing?!?!  I mean if each week there is little by little...THEN..see where I am going with this train of thought...
I may have to consult with the plant guru herself

But after today I leave them in my Aunts care for the first part of the week, when we actually head to the sunshine state....hoping that TITLE holds true!

until next week
4 weeks....5 days ...19 min! 

Thursday, February 21, 2013


on a beautiful sunny winter day
with Little man
and nana and papa
first time out this year and LOTS of fun!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

diaries of watering THE plants

Toughest task yet
So today my parents leave for the sunshine state for over 5 weeks!

I was left with a few easy tasks like open their mail, pay a few bills, put out the recycling 
all stuff I can manage and happy to do

BUT there is just one task that i was left with that I ask or whine WHY ME! 
TASK/challenge: water my moms prized plants, four of them
bc they need watering every 2-3 days or until the leaves look droopy she delivered them to my work in effort to help keep them alive.

Here is the picture on DAY ONE upon arrival
Beautiful and healthy

NOT pictured
But after day one of water I already goofed.  As I went to water the plant on the far left I broke off one of the stick/bud thing, seriously   already I throw my hands up in the air.  mess up number one!  

Don't worry it only takes about 6 months for that bud to produce, quotes my mother

man alive.
Let the documentation / mission begin!
wish my luck only 5 weeks 2days 21 min left :)

Sunday, February 17, 2013

heart pink day.

filled with lots of loving this year
from the hubby, to my favorite peanut, to the family and friends

[Cookies compliments of Busy Bees Kitchen, decorated by me]



Surprise visit and valentine delivery from peanut

HUGE piece of chocolate from B

Dinner date with Hubby at Bistro Chloe
 My Dinner: PORK CHOP
Wonderful way to celebrate PINK day

Saturday, February 16, 2013

celebrate good times

come on.

Beautiful Sunsets

Baby shower fun.
Congrats Linds...Moses is so cute!

MSU Winter Tailgate
and Kirk Cousins awesome speech 
[neat to see someone so influential be so open about is faith]

SNOW...more snowshoeing fun

Successfully creating the impossible frosting

Father in laws birthdays!

LOTS of fun celebrating was had 

Monday, February 11, 2013

sixty years young

That is my madre
She turned 60 on Friday

So we had to celebrate her
We had to celebrate her for being a great mother
we had to celebrate her being a wonderful friend to me
celebrates lots of fun and laughs!
celebrate a 'general'
and just a genuine great person
Love you tons mi madre!!!
wishing you many MORE years 

Celebration on the official day
and Arnies cake

Official big celebration 
with the whole family 

Happy Birthday Mom!!

Thursday, February 7, 2013



That would be the title that my husband gave to the ZIT on my face this week

True words of endearment right there folks.

ok had to laugh, it was true.  
it has gone away
we are on the clear

happy Classic Joking Thursday from my gem of a hubby

WAIT this is not only a classic joking Thursday BUT also
BETSY to the BOGOs birthday!

HAPPY birthday dearest dear
from Preschool to MOH wedding duty
to giggles and baking
love having you as a dear friend

so today is your day!
hip hip hooray
eat cake
be spoiled

Wednesday, February 6, 2013


came and visited at work on Tuesday
walked in the door with out a flinch said, "Hi Auntie" 
and ran down the hall

if you can't tell I LOVE this peanut to pieces
this time around he was wearing his Birthday clothes [shirt and jeans!]
 from Auntie and Uncle Jason

the cutest BATMAN

or as he says, I am Batman!

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

commercials and super food

at the Superbowl
with SUPER friends!

or maybe not so super commercials
but super half time show
and super exciting game
and the super POWER OUTAGE heard around the world

if you haven't gathered
it was a SUPER fun filled night at Jim and Gwens!

declaimer not pictured B and the boys

Monday, February 4, 2013

wished for snow

for the weekend
and we GOT IT!!
lots and lots of snow
made for a great day of snowshoeing
over an hour on a beautiful Saturday afternoon

Saturday, February 2, 2013

Black Fluid

 such a delayed post.  
Actually can not believe it has taken this long to show one of my proud to have Christmas Gifts
Lady Gaga Fame
Black Fluid perfume

Smells good
comes out black
so cool to have

with the two bottles came a carrying case & long black fingernails

You can officially be jealous JK
or go buy your own!