Off to the city we go.
Arches and weddings await us.
I am off to a Volunteer Brunch that I got a personal invitation to. Can I just say, I love having children, & a wonderful school for them to be in!
It is wonderful when you truly enjoy the people around your ‘community’. It makes ‘volunteering’ actually fun with friends.
When I was a young teenager I remember telling everyone who would listen: ‘Once I am an adult I am moving out of poe-dunk USA Midwest, I am going to the city’. Now although I have not moved to the city, I did move about Three Hundred miles away. I also remember my father telling me upon hearing this: ‘One day you will appreciate your hometown and grow to love it.’ Then he made a comment about me missing it if I really did go to a city. Now that I am no longer that mouthy teenager, I am beginning to realize that Father Indeed Knows Best!
Now like I said, I am not a city girl, and I am still surrounded by farm land 360, but I do…
long for my hometown,
miss my home county,
When I drive that long 300 miles, I am transported back in time. I see the things that hold such strong memories for me. In fact, now that I have a decent camera, I want to pull over every few miles, to capture every. single. one. of. those. memories.
Here are a few:
Sometimes just looking at a picture can open the flood gates on memories, guess that is why they say a picture is worth a thousand words.
Can I just take a minute to express how much I love having two little girls?! I love the fact that they get excited to watch “Cupcake Wars” with me… I love that my little one asks when “Sweet Genius” is going to be on. I just love the fact that I have prissy little girls that love to get excited about the same things that excite me!
I hyper colored this picture to give you my view point of this tree!
I am in. love. with. this. tree!
Can someone out there in the blog world tell me what kind of tree it is? I seriously want one for my yard.
A couple days back, I was tootilin’ about my garden, & picked just a few pieces of lettuce. As I was walking back into the house, I spotted my cilantro, and picked a bit of that as well.
Thinking, thinking, thinking… what’s for super? hmmm Opened the freezer, and the shrimp smacked me in the face. This got me thinking about a post the other day from a friend, Cheesecake Factory: Shrimp Tacos!
Absolutely. I found what sounded close enough for me over here. I had all the ingredients listed, besides limes, but I did have lime juice, so I dove in.
They tasted wonderful, especially knowing that my shrimp were from Whole Foods, and not farm raised. It was also satisfying that the greens were from my garden.
I believe that the only thing that would have made them taste any better? A margarita would have finished it off, of course!
Here are the centerpieces for the other baby shower I went to. I really wish I would have taken pictures of all the diaper cakes. Every single one of them were different. The one I was sitting in front of, there were two ‘NUK’ food-mesh-spoons crisscrossed on the top. Again, wish I would have taken pictures. I was running around visiting with family, and didn’t have the camera enough. But, the point is, all of them were very cute.