Sunday, May 31, 2009

Another Day on the Dock

Just a quick hello, and a little update from the weekend. Saturday was another beautiful day at the bay. I decided to go down and check out what was going on, and snap some pictures.

When I got there, I found Amy reading every one's horoscope.

These are a few local boys Amy has become friends with. Very, very nice.

Stella just hangin' out.

Me and Stella

This beauty is Amy's roommate, Jackie. She came to spend the weekend with us. Very funny girl! I love funny people.

Katy, my niece. She is going back to Kansas City tomorrow. She will be back, I think she wants to move to Philadelphia.

Me and my wonderful kids.

I hope everyone had a great weekend.


Friday, May 29, 2009

Happy Friday & Happy Birthday!

I want to say Happy Birthday to a very talented and sweet person. This is her Birthday month, and she is inviting everyone to her birthday party! She is also having a "All Things Summer" give-away. So stop on over and R.S.V.P. to the party!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Thirsty Thursday!

Classic Margaritas
On the rocks, straight up, salt, no salt. All good questions to ask. Straight up is served without ice and in a martini glass. On the rocks, means over ice and can be served in a wine glass or old fashioned glass. To make it salt rimmed, simply rub a lime wedge around the top of glass and dip it into a dish of coarse salt.
Makes two 3-ounce drinks

cocktail shaker filled with ice
2 ounces fresh lime juice
1 ½ ounces triple sec
2 ounces tequila
2 lime wedges, to garnish

Doesn't this look so refreshing? I think this is on the menu this weekend!
Have a wonderful day!

Monday, May 25, 2009

Weekend Update

Here is Amy and Sarah, a friend from Maryland enjoying a refreshing cocktail on the dock.

We had a wonderful long Memorial Day weekend. The weather held out beautifully. Lots of family, friends and great food! It was so nice and relaxing to have my whole family together for 5 straight days under the same roof. There was never a dull moment.

Here is hubby and son taking a little spin on the water.

Relaxing on the dock.

This is my beautiful niece Katy, visiting from my hometown of Kansas City.

Stella is very intent on knowing who is coming down the steps to the dock!

A view looking up to our house from the dock.

A view looking down to our dock from our yard. The steps are very long and steep to get to the bottom.

My son and nephew enjoying a swim. On Saturday it was a very warm 85 degrees outside.

On Sunday our neighbors Mike & Amber with a friend, came for a boat ride with us to visit my brother-in-law's house. He lives about 10 minutes down the river.

Mike & Amber with random people. We went to see the new kitchen in my brother-in-law's house.

A little peck before the boat ride home!

This little sweetie is Lilly. She is an 11 month old pomapoo. So cute, but it was past her bedtime.

I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend. Summer has officially started!


Saturday, May 23, 2009

Saturday Tea Party

Every year on Memorial Day Weekend, our local town has a Tea Party. Here are a few pictures of the festivities. Lots & lots of booths of goodies.

Great grilled food.

Center town.

Nice pottery.

Humane society.

Hand made artifacts.

More humane society.

Beautiful quilts.

More pottery.

The most beautiful wood work.

So many wonderful artists.

It was a wonderful day today. It was a little hot, a little crowded, but all in all, a great day!


Friday, May 22, 2009

Dog Humor

I hope this makes you smile today!


Thursday, May 21, 2009

Memorial Day Weekend!

I have to keep this short because I am at work. I just wanted to tell everyone to have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend. I'm off to Maryland after work today (early dismissal today at 1:00, YEAH!)
I will update on all of the festivities this weekend, which we have a full schedule.
Be safe.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Happy Hump Day!

Happy Hump Day everyone! I hope you are having beautiful week! This weekend kicks off the beginning of summer. I hope everyone has a fun filled, happy, and safe weekend!
(I really hope that this post doesn't offend anyone. My apologies if it does.)


Sunday, May 17, 2009

A Walk in the Park

Today my son John, Stella and myself went to Fairmount Park in Philadelphia. We took a nice 2 1/2 hour walk and snapped some great pictures. It was a little cool today, around 60 degrees, but the air felt great! Fairmount Park is 4180 acres, the largest landscaped park in the United States. We went to the Valley Green section of the park, which is near Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia.

Heading to the park.

Beautiful scenery.

Valley Green Inn

Beginning our walk on Forbidden Drive. (the path in the park)

The Valley Green Inn is located on Forbidden Drive. There was a wedding going on today.

The Mrs. & Mr.'s.

Wissahickon Creek

Beautiful waterfall

Neat wall along the path.

Guardhouse on the path.

Stopping for a little break.

Snapped this picture of Chestnut Hill Academy on our way home.

I hope everyone has a super Monday!


P.S. I forgot to tell you that while we were on our walk, someone broke into my car and stole my credit cards out of my wallet! Thank God, I went to get an ice cream cone and noticed. I called and got them cancelled. What a pain in the butt!