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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Before/After Swing

Remember when I bought this swing  at an estate sale a couple of months ago?Porch Swing
I knew it was a diamond in the rough...
 So with a bit of scrubbing, some black spray paint and a trip to the store for some cushions....whalaa... My Refurbished SwingSuch a peaceful place to sit each morning as I spend a few moments swaying back and forth while drinking hot cocoa in this corner of my garden.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

The Birthday Boy

Happy Birthday to one dapper dude....

The Birthday Boy


 Grilled Zuccini and Salmon

Plus friends and family......
Celebrating With Friends

Equals a fantastic way to celebrate.

  Birthday Flags

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

I am One Proud Mama

I am one very proud mama
I am One Proud Mama

This girl got her Master's Degree in Public Policy from Georgetown University

The Graduate
A beaming graduate

So fun for our families to celebrate this momentous occasion.
Family Celebrating with the Graduate

After the pomp and circumstance we headed over to the Supreme Court for a tour

At the Supreme Court

Washington DC is such a fabulous city for sight seeing...

Martin Luther King Quotes
Martin Luther King Memorial at night
Martin Luther King
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The "I Have a Dream" Spot
The spot on the Lincoln Memorial steps where that famous speech was delivered.

Listening to the Radio at the FDR Memorial
FDR Memorial (we have one of those radios sitting on our shelf..came from DZ's aunt)
The Scarecrow's Hat and Boots in the Wizard of Oz
The Scarecrow's hat and boots from the Wizard of Oz at the Smithsonian American History Museum

Sophie at the Vietnam Memorial
Vietnam Memorial
United States Botanic Garden

Under the Blackbird
Under Blackbird at the National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center

We had a fabulous trip.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Bagels for Breakfast

This is what I had for breakfast this morning.

Monday, May 14, 2012

My Beautiful Mother

My beautiful mother today
My glowing mom

And from years past
Backyard Picnic - 1978

We honored her by gathering around the table in my parent's backyard on such a lovely spring Mother's day

Picnic in the backyard

A place where many family gatherings have been held over the years.
Picnic in the Backyard 1962
Backyard picnic circa 1962
We showered her with pink tinged presents
Mother's Day 2012

Including a tribute book .

Me and my mom on Mother's Day 2012
We wrote of our love for our mother/grandma and pasted our favorite pictures of our lives growing up.

Karen and Martha did a beautiful job...

Our lives together...sewing and ironing

We topped off our celebration with homemade strawberry shortcake..yumola.
Our dessert...love strawberry shortcake

I love my mother.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Yellow Table for My Sewing Room

Picked up this vintage sunshine yellow beaut 
at an estate sale a couple weeks ago.

I love how it...
Brings a bit of sunshine into the room 
And provides a nice surface for creating
Really love how my "sewing cave" is coming along.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

A Baby or Two in the Oven

Have I piqued your interest?  
Sorry, not that kind

I was outside 
Doing some weeding around the roses
Enjoying the scent of beautiful new blooms
Birds started squawking overhead
I looked up and noticed one of the birds fly into this house.
The mom and dad were nervous about me being too close to their treasure.
Can't wait to hear that sound of "peeping" in a few weeks.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Happy May Day

A day of celebration for those all those fellow flower lovers.