Friday, April 29, 2011

Royal Wedding

Glad to be on the East coast as I didn't have to get up at 3am to watch the Royal Wedding.

Up at 5:45am- just in time. Was able to see Catherine go from the hotel to the car. Beautiful!

Loved seeing all the fancy hats!

Glad I was able to witness history and see the kisses on the balcony of Buckingham Palace.

Congrats the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge!

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


My Dad lost his battle with cancer on April 15, 2011.
He is going to be missed but grateful he is at peace and didn't have to go through much pain and suffering.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Saturday, April 09, 2011


Eating lunch at the big table. The Gnome had to eat as well!
We went to the garden center and got some starts.
The plant up close that looks like a blade of grass is garlic. I planted it in the fall. The whispy grass behind are leeks.
Bright Lights Chard and Lettuce
Me mad that the mower won't start!

Friday, April 08, 2011


April is going to be the month for traveling. I never travel and this month I am doing it twice.

Once for work. I am going to Southern Oregon- Ashland. Have not been there before. The farthest South I have been is Florence and that was the coast. I think Medford is a bit inland. I have heard nice things about Ashland. Medford is the the ugly step sister to Ashland. I will let you know what I think when I get back.

From Ashland I go to Bend. Central Oregon. Hopefully the snow will be done and it will be easy travel between the two. Looking forward to some time alone and also to see some friends and family in Bend.

Second trip or technically the third trip is back to MI at the end of the month. My Dad is loosing his battle with Cancer. I need to go home and be with him. Looking forward to seeing my sisters as well. Might squeeze in a friend or two as well.

All of this travel is going to be nice as it's been a long time. The hard part is my little guy is going to stay home with his Dad. I have never been away from him so this is going to be total torture. My little work trips will be the test for the week I am in MI.

Parenting is about teaching our little ones how to be and act. I know this is going to be good for all of us as I cannot always be there for him. He will have to know that others can take care of him just as well and that I will come back. At the end of it all he will probably do great and all my worry and tears will have been for nothing. Then I can cry about why he didn't miss me. :(

Most parents I talk to think this is a good thing to get away, relax, be myself. It's super hard for me to feel okay with it all. It's going to be a growing experience for me.

I will report back on my thoughts of Ashland and also if I survived being way from my little guy. Wish me luck!

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Ready Steady Go!

That is what I have to say about Spring. Enough with the rain and cold.

We made it out for a walk and to the park once this weekend. Ready to do it every day!

Haircuts and Birthday Parties took up the rest of the weekend.

Sleepy Boy didn't nap either day- by 7pm he was telling us he was going to bed. Tonight he was ready to sleep in his jeans. I was able to talk him into pj's and a couple stories and then off to dream land.