Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Slow, but sure, wins the race...

I am slowly setting up my craft room at the new house.  I have boxes of craft stuff on the back patio just waiting to be unpacked.  I started with the Scrap Box... unpacking those boxes first...
I started working on one of the book shelves.  I have two, but there is only room for one in this house.  I put it in the second bedroom which I think will work just fine.
 This room/den has a closet with shelves because the previous owner also used this room as a craft room.  What a blessing that was!
 I unpacked my books, catalogs, etc. and placed them on a book shelf.  I will need to re-organize that, probably many times over. 
You can see they used cellophane/shrink wrap when they moved the craft stuff.  I am so thankful they did because it has kept everything nice and clean and dust free.
 This is the outside of my house.  It is very nice and I have really enjoyed being here. 
It is such a cozy neighborhood!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

A Few Highlights of Kim's Graduation Party

So here are some pics from Kimberly's grad party...
lots of friends, family and fun...

 And here she is.. the Graduate!
Congratulations, Kimberly!  We are all proud of you!

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Just something green

I just love this water color/art work.  I'm not sure why, but I can only guess that it is because it is simple and it is green, which is my absolute favorite color - it has been for years.  All colors of green, but this kelly green just really speaks to me.  It means things are alive.  So you might think I have a green thumb.  I don't, but I do appreciate people who do.  I mean... I can if I put my mind to it.  I used to have house plants all over, but haven't done that for years.  I have been thinking about planting flowers in pots for my patio.  This may have given me the nudge I need.  (I found this photo in a blog, and I couldn't tell you whose it is, but I appreciate their abilities.)
Have a great weekend!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Breakfast at Four Peaks...

You heard about Kimberly 's party - we had a great time and lots of friends came by.  BUT it was not at my house because I have been in the middle of a move.  So my very good friend, Pat, offered her home.  As a small token of my appreciation, I took Pat out for lunch and a movie.  I had never been to Four Peaks Brewery in Tempe and had heard wonderful things, so that's where we went.
Meet Pat...
It was an absolute beautiful day to eat outside.
 This is my attempt to take a photo of the two of us with my phone. 
The first one did not turn out well - this was the best of two.
 We split the special - cheddar biscuits with sausage/jalapeno gravy with a side of scrambled eggs.
It - was - to - die - for!
 My daughter, Kate, said we had to try the Stoutamisu, which we did. 
It is Four Peak's version of Tiramisu made with Stout Beer. 
 It was a huge piece and it was VERY good!
We had this left over, but not because we didn't like it.  It was not sweet, but very rich.
I would like to make Four Peaks a weekly tradition, at least while the weather is nice.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Lots of stuff happening...

As you know I moved - I will provide pictures once the house is considered "acceptable." Right now there are boxes and paths in almost every room. I am, however, working on my craft room first. :)
I have gone almost everyday over to the "old" place to finish getting stuff and cleaning.  I believe tonight will be the last night.  How did we accumulate so much stuff?  And who needs all that stuff?  It has really made me think about it. 
Kimberly graduated from ASU on Friday night, so I have a few photos from that...  Here we are getting ready to walk into the Phoenix Convention Center...
After graduation with her sister, Kate, and mom... 
Kim, the graduate!
We had an open house the next morning, but I have not downloaded those pictures yet. 
In spite of it being a lot of work, we did have a great time.
Other big news?
Our friends, Nicole, Sam, Myah, and Kylee, got a dog on Saturday. 
Meet Shadow...
She is so very cute!  I haven't personally met her yet, but I'm guessing that might be Saturday.
More news?
I went to Kate's class and took donuts (donated by Dunkin' Donuts - yeah!!!).  Very sweet kids. 
We made bookmarks as a small craft for them to do...
 In these two pictures, they are holding up their bookmarks - hard to see, I know.
 And, of course, the donuts...
Samples of two of the bookmarks...
 J.B. are not the initials of the student - J.B. stands for JUSTIN BIEBER! 
He was pretty popular on these bookmarks.
And ... a photo of them lining up for music class.  You can almost hear the "shhhh" sounds.
I have been very busy during the month of May, I still have a couple more things going on, but I am looking forward to less commitments and deadlines.  Can't wait to get my craft room in order so that I can start working on my June card class!
Take care, everyone!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Still moving...

Okay, so this last weekend was actually "moving weekend," not "moving day."  I moved some large items on Saturday with help from my friends, and then hired a moving company to come in on Monday to hopefully finish it out.  I still have a small amount at the old house, but this is a photo of the truck as it left Point A, moving to Point B.
S still don't have the computer set up, but soon.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

I'm still alive...

I am just in the process of moving - my computer has been disassembled and I am contemplating getting a new one...

Thanks for your patience - I am only taking a short break!