Sunday, March 30, 2008

Pirate Bowling With Harry & Jack.

Griffin was invited to Harry & Jack's 4th Birthday Party on Saturday.

It was held at the local bowling alley and the theme was Pirates.

Harry & Jack's gifts ... I wanted to dress the bags up "pirate-y" so I made a colored copy of Griffin's t-shirt (it read Pirates Arggggh Cool) and decorated it up a little bit.

The birthday boys ... Harry & Jack ... with their Daddy.




Griffin bowling ... yep that's me behind him (trying) to guide him.

Some of the partying pirates ... devouring yummy hot dogs, french fries, cake and ice cream!

Griffin with H&J's Daddy ... looks like a strike to me!

Darius is such a dare devil! Here he is on one of the games in the game room as Keisha, Roxanne and Griffin look on.

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Birthday In A Box

Wow ... Griffin received even more mail ... this time it's Birthday in a box!

Aunt Joy, Harley and Stephanie sent Griffin an awesome gift. Joy emailed me this picture of her and Harley from her cell phone ... Stephanie isn't pictured.

One of Griffin's favorite things in the world is Matchbox cars ... and Aunt Joy took care of that for him.

But really ... do you think he really NEEDS more cars??

Wow ... what's in HERE??

He also received some really cool camo Matchbox croc-like shoes ... he's been wearing these everyday since he received them ... sometimes even with socks when it's cold outside.

And look at this cool John Deere shirt ... he wore it the day he got it ... in the picture of Nana, G and me, he's wearing it.

Thank you Joy, Harley and Stephanie ... we love you!

Easter In A Box.

Griffin received a surprise in the mail from his Grandma Bett.

Look ... it's Easter in a Box!

He loves this soft fluffy bunny!

I actually bought this antique bell while we were in Florida for 25 cents ... I had forgotten it at her house so she included it in the package. Griffin LOVES playing with it!

She also included this handmade sign that I made like 10 years ago. I keep meaning to ask her where she found it. I couldn't believe it ... how appropriate is it? It was probably one that I had messed up on and put to the side as you can see it's smeared.

See ... Look ... Missy Made It!

Friday, March 28, 2008

Country Boy.

I am SO excited ... I've been looking for this John Deere t-shirt everywhere for Griffin!

I found it on Ebay today ... and I'm bidding on it! I really hope to win it. I prefer to "Buy It Now" ... however that option wasn't offered.

I have to have this shirt for our little Country Boy!

He truly is truly a Country Boy ... and I think he will look dang cute in it!

We are off to the YMCA today to meet some friends for swimming. They still have the dome over the pool and it's supposed to rain today ... so it will be a great indoor activity for us.

Luv'n'stuff ...

Thursday, March 27, 2008

My Addiction.

Okay ... I admit it, I have a new addiction ...

83 words

I can NOT stop doing this ... I *know* I can type more than 83 words a minute, but that's all I've been able to achieve. It's fun ... why not give it a try?? Let me warn you though ... it's highly addictive.

Okay ... so I wanted to share this picture. Really, for no other reason than I think it's super cute. We were at the park yesterday and Griffin got into a mud bog ... I mean really ooey, gooey red clay mud and he was covered up to his ankles in it. Here he's showing his wonderful mess to me.

And tonight ... I'm very excited about the Celebrity Apprentice finale. This show seems like it's been on F-O-R-E-V-E-R ... but tonight we find out who wins!! The last two are Trace Adkins (country singer) and Piers Morgan (British A**). Donald Trump has kind of set us the "good" vs. "evil" situation. Guess who I'm rooting for???

More stuff to come soon ...


Wednesday, March 26, 2008


Spring-A-Ding-Ding ... don't you just LOVE that saying??? I saw it on a Pier One Imports ad and it's just stuck in my head since then. So ... Spring-A-Ding-Ding to you!!

Okay ... dangit ... I have SO much I want to share ... but I just haven't had chance to resize my photos yet. I want to share Pop & Nana's visit, Easter, Kevin, Melissa & AJs visit, the RAK I got from Judi, the sweet handmade Easter card from Andi, the wonderful Easter package Griffin received from Grandma, the awesome birthday gift package Griffin received from Aunt Joy, Harley & Stephanie (loved those cool camo croc-like shoes, the John Deere shirt and HOW many Matchbox cars DID you send???), the handmade toy box that Pop made for Griffin while they were here (hand planed cypress, mind you!!), our NEW couch and recliner ...

See ... ALOT to share!! And I will ... it's nice to have some stuff to blog about!!

Okay ... so I did take a little time to work today ... and I'm cleaning out a few of my scrapbooking supplies. If you LOVE Quickutz Dies as much as I do ... then I have a great deal for you!! I've listed a bunch of them in
MY EBAY STORE and I've started them at only $5.00 each!!

And ... I've had a bit of a creative block lately ... but I did get a few things made today and they are in

Okay ... so I'll be back tomorrow with pictures of some really great times!!

Luv'n'stuff ...

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

It's Tuesday.

It's been a view days since I've last blogged, so I'm popping in just to say hi!

(Me, Griffin & Nana Jeri)

We had a very nice time while Ray & Jeri were here ... and I have ALOT to share!!

As soon as I can get all of the pictures resized, I will share everything with you!

Friday, March 21, 2008

Pop & Nana

Pop & Nana (Mike's Dad and Step Mom Jeri) are here for a visit ...

I will post more about our fun adventures later!

Hope you all have a GREAT weekend.

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Easter Egg Hunt.

We met a group of friends at the park yesterday for the 3rd Annual Easter Egg Hunt.

We started with a very windy day, added a bunch of really sweet kids, mixed in some fun easter eggs and a GREAT time was had by all!

Harry, Griffin, Samuel, Jack & Joey hunting eggs ...

Griffin finds a bright blue egg ...

Looky ... what's inside!!

Another egg filled with candy ...

Samuel & Darius showing off their loot ...

Griffin enjoying a cupcake that Miss Cyndi made

Jack slip sliding away ...

Harry & Spencer sharing a toy ... Joey, Samuel and Darius playing in the background

Peek-A-Boo ... courtesy of Griffin

The curly slide is SO much fun ...

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

The Redbud Tree.

In the spring of 2003, Mike and I had just made the decision to relocate to Central Virginia and we were looking for a new home. One of the first things that caught my eye about the area, were these beautiful lavendar flowering trees. I asked the realtor we were with and she said they were Redbud trees. Actually she said "Red Buuuuud Trees" ... she is very southern.

Immediately it made me think of that Chevy Chase movie "Funny Farm". Does anyone remember that they lived in the town of Redbud? LOL ...

Anyway ... ever since that day we've been on a quest to find one of these trees for our yard ... and we finally found one at Lowe's this past weekend!!

In a few years our tree will look this pretty!

Mike and Griffin planting our redbud tree

Griffin moving the dirt back over to cover the roots

And then a little sprinkling of water

Teamwork makes it happen

I've decided I really like working outside with flowers and plants. And those people that truly know me ... well, they know I do NOT have a green thumb. But this year might just be different!

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Planting Pansies.

Sunday was deceptively warm looking outside ... but in reality it was freezing cold!! The temperature may have read in the 50s ... but brrrrr ... it sure felt colder than that.

We took a trip to Lowe's to pick up a redbud tree (will blog about that tomorrow) and some pansies. I thought it would be great fun to create a little garden with Griffin.

This is the area where the pansies will go ... a little plain, huh?

We loaded up some of the pansies in Griffin's little wheel barrow to move them over to our planting area

Yes ... an honest to goodness picture of me and Griffin together. Here I am dressed in all of my Sunday glory ... sweats and all ...

One of Griffin's favorite discoveries were the worms living in the soil that we dug up ... he was SO happy.

A closer look at his wormy little friends ..

And here's Griffin showing them off to you ...

After planting it was time for Mike and Griffin to water the pansies ... another favorite thing for Griffin to do.

And here you see our sweet little flower garden ... it's amazing what a little color can do to an area.

One of my favorite sayings of all times is:

The earth smiles in flowers ...

And I truly believe that.