Sunday, September 30, 2018

Catch Up Photos

Life has been busy! 
Wonderful in many ways and not so wonderful in others. 
Blogging has taken a back seat but I don't want to quit.  So I'll just do some photos of the last few months and catch-up!
Annie got a new toy and loved it.  The feather wand swings around under the blue fabric and she is fascinated by it.
I turned 68 and all I wanted was a Flamingo float for the pool!

I was also lucky enough to win a free canvas print and I chose this Flamingo Flower!
I've set up a Flamingo corner in my living room, it is so fun. 
My friend Lorraine sent me this Flamingo she painted on a rock.
Love it!

Scout and Grammie had a date night!  We watched Frozen and had all sorts of fun surprises.
Starting with her Elsa nightgown
Dancing and singing along with the movie!
Breakfast!
Teddy Bears and Friends 
Tea Party
 My Little Pony Parade!
Watercolor Painting
(dress off, painting messy)
All in all a wonderful time.
She talked about it for days. 
I can't wait until we do it again!
Tiger picking grapes at the neighbors vineyard
Stomping those grapes!
They made grape juice!
The wine comes later for the adults!
I got this used IKEA desk for my craft room.  Some big changes coming in there soon (I hope)!

Tiger is in 2nd grade and loving school.  Scout is in 3 yr old pre-school and is starting ballet lessons.  She loves it! 

Mom is doing well as she approaches her 88th birthday in October.  I'm doing okay and hoping some of my health issues will continue to improve.
Meanwhile I love visiting all of you who still blog.  I won't promise to do better about posting but I hope to do better! 
I did visit Ashleigh in Cali but that will be saved for another time.

Wishing you JOY,
Linda

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Paris When It Rains

Paris!

While I was in Paris a few years ago, it rained several days, but what better place to be in the rain then lovely Paris.  Here are some photos I took as I visited a few museums and just walked the streets of this amazing city.
The street my apartment was on...
Rue St Dominique!
The Museum d'Orsay 


 I believe most of the 'locks of love' have been removed from the bridges now


Passerelle de Solferino 
 Jardin de Tulleries

Bassin Octogonal
Place de la Concorde


 View from the Pont de la Concorde
Walking on the Quai Anatole France
This pair of shoes was sitting on this wall.  I made up romantic stories about the girl who wore them on my walk back to the apartment. 

Truly an amazing day.
I'm joining Paris in July
at Thyme for Tea and the lovely Tamara who hosts this sweet party each year.


Saturday, July 7, 2018

Come Dine With Me!

I am joining Paris in July this year and can't wait to go and read all the great blogs.  Check out the fun Here

I'm going to share some of the Paris themed tablescapes I've enjoyed in the past several years! 

Some simple black and white plates found at HomeGoods got me started.
Most everything else was thrifted on the table as you know I like a bargain!

This time red and black.  These plates were thrifted and I love them! 
Dreaming of Paris as always!

Waking up to a Paris themed breakfast tray is always fun!
These cute square plates were a gift.

I really enjoy setting a fun table and Paris is one of my favorite themes.

Join me as I share memories of Paris in my posts this month! 

Linda

Sunday, May 13, 2018

Mother's Day 2018

This Mother's Day finds me feeling a bit nostalgic.  I decided to share these photos!
My Mom Virgie with her first born..
me!!  June 1950

With my first born 
Ashleigh~May 1979

My second born 
Sara~February 1982

Sara with her first born
Tiger~April 2011

Sara with her second born
Rosemary Scout~April 2015

We love being
Mothers and Grandmothers.
  
Wishing you all a wonderful 
Mother's Day!

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Celebrating April!

April is a busy month for our family!
Three Birthday's
Easter
Spring

Easter came very early this year but we had a lovely day.  Church with the family.
Tiger, Scout, Sara and Blake
Tiger had been asking for a new shirt, tie and vest.  He looks so grown up.  New yellow dress for Scout!

Easter dinner that afternoon, but first Easter Baskets from Grammie!
Tiger is very into Harry Potter as he and his Mom have been reading the books together.  So he got some Harry Potter glasses and a wand in his basket.  The family got a movie and popcorn.  Scout got a pink bunny and cute pretend food for her kitchen. 
Oh and bubbles for Scout, she loves bubbles!  They loved their baskets.
Dinner next door at BB's!

April 3rd is Blake's birthday so we celebrated that day also.  
April 7th was Tiger's 7th birthday!
He had a party with some friends and it was wild, crazy and fun!
Pizza then CAKE!!
He was so happy!
Gifts!  Mom and Dad got him a new bike.  He has gotten so tall and outgrown his old bike! 
Who couldn't wait to climb on it?
Scout!! 

Next we have Scout's Birthday!
She turned 3!
We went low key with a trip to
Chick-fil-a!  They have a playground.
I got Scout a basket filled with all sorts of goodies with a Mermaid theme. Towels, book, Mermaid doll...she loved it all!!
Give that girl an ice cream cone with sprinkles and she is happy! 
She had cake at home later but this Grammie had gone home already.

It has been a good month.  My cousin Joletta has been here for a visit and will fly home to Houston on Tue.  Mom had the second surgery for her cataracts and it is going well (all those drops drive us crazy but we do it of course).

I'm doing pretty well and that is always a good thing! 
So that my friends has been April.

Wishing you Joy,

Linda