Monday, September 28, 2009

Happy Birthday Grandma!

Recently we threw a birthday celebration for my mother-in-law at our house.
Some of us are truly blessed to have great M-I-L's.

And I am happy to say that I am one of those people!
So we thought she deserved a little celebration where her own son could cook for her.

Happy Birthday Grandma Louise!

Louise with sisters Kalie and Courtney (the youngest & oldest grandchildren).

Gotta get Biggles, the dog in there too!

Yummy ice-cream cake!

Louise with 5 of her 8 grand-babies.
(Summer, Zach, Kalie, Brittney & Courtney)

I shopped my house and yard to come up with this centerpiece!

I re-used the pom-pom decorations from Summer's birthday party.

Works just as good as balloons!

Ready for dinner! Aw darn, I forgot to take a picture of the food!

Happy Birthday Grandma!
You're the BEST!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

For the Love of Retro Fans, Asparagus & Italy

This weekend was our neighborhood garage sale. I didn't sell anything this time, but I was happy to grab some friends and go shop around the 'hood!

I found this pretty, retro looking fan right across the street.
It was filthy-dirty, but it came out shiny-new with a good washing!
Isn't she gorgeous?

I also found an asparagus steamer (something I've always wanted!).
And a guidebook to Italy, from my friend, Nancy (she gave it to me free!)...I plan...I HOPE to go back to Italy within the next few years.

That was all the deals I found. My daughter and her friend sold all their old toys and clothes in our drive-way and managed to make over $80 combined!

Guess I should have sold some stuff to help pay for that trip to Italy!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Pumpkin Progress

Look how my spooky pumpkins turned out!
Their "scars" have healed over, and now
they look positively goulish!

Don't they look FABULOUS?!

I LOVE the drippy, GOULISH look of this one.

And how about the SLASHER look of this one?

Here's my FAVORITE one...
A special birthday gift for my 42nd birthday.
I love it!