Saturday, June 2, 2012


In March, we had Little League in full force!  Ryan had a great year and was excited to play baseball.

He did a great job and won 3 team balls for his outstanding hitting

Danny came out and watched one of his first games.

This year, Ryan learned how to be catcher!

And did great in the outfield as well.
Now we will take a break until fall....the summer heat is unbearable!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Love is in the air!  My husband got me these a day before Valentine's Day!  He said he wanted the best ones before they got picked over the next day.  So thoughtful!  Instead of going out, he cooked my meal and cleaned it up, and I must say I was impressed!  I had Coconut Encrusted Tilapia, Artichoke Salad, Potato and a vegetable.  It was as good as a restaurant's!  My youngest son had a fun time at school exchanging Valentines and getting lots of candy.  I had one piece - an Almond Joy!  Yum!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

So long 2011, it was a pretty good year!

We had a pretty good year this year when looking back.  In March, our oldest son Danny graduated from college with an accounting degree.  He is now getting his masters and CPA.  He worked an internship for Deloitte and has been offered a job when he graduates up in Boston.  We are so proud of him. 

This is him and his girlfriend at the time/now fiance Sarah!  They make a great looking couple.

2011 also brought some sadness to our community, with the ending of the Space Shuttle program.  This is the last rollout of the shuttle a few months back.  A lot of friends lost their jobs, and had to find other ones all over the country.  It was so beautiful to see the launches all of these years.

The Space Shuttle on the launch pad.

In September, Danny asked his beautiful girlfriend to marry him and she said YES!

We are so excited to have a wedding coming up in May of 2012!

Happy New Year!!

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Merry Christmas!

This year we are blessed to add Danny's fiance Sarah to our family photo!
Blessings to all this coming year!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Santa and Frosty Hot Cocoa Treats!

My youngest son went to see Santa a few days ago.  He always likes to figure out whether it is the REAL Santa, or one of his elves dressed up as Santa!  This one he decided was an elf, because the REAL Santa does NOT have blonde hair!  :)
Most kids I think tell Santa just one or two things.  But no, not this boy!!
He had a list as long as Santa's!  Notice the shorts?  It was in the 70's here.  And yes, we have the air conditioner still running in the house.  Wishing it was colder out...then the Christmas season would really feel more like Christmas! 
For Ryan's Holiday Winter Party at school, I'm making the treat bags and decided to make little Hot Cocoa mixes with a candy cane, a snowman peep and a packet of hot chocolate.  I saw something similar to this around Halloween time when they used the ghosts, so when I saw the snowman peeps at the store, I knew this would work out perfect for the kids!

Here it is packaged up with little boxes and snowflakes found from the Dollar Store.  I added a large candy cane, some different kinds of mints, and put it inside a clear plastic bag tied with white curling ribbon.  Sweet and easy, perfect for our winter snowman theme!

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing everyone a wonderful Thanksgiving!  We are so thankful for family, friends, God's provision and good health!  Today we are going to our future daughter-in-law's family's home for Thanksgiving.  We are so blessed!!
A quick picture of my foyer

Happy Thanksgiving!

Saturday, November 19, 2011

Fall in Florida

At the end of October, our little community had a fun Movie in the Park day, with vendors, games, a pumpkin patch, costume parade, bounce houses, hay rides and watching Ghostbusters II!  It got a little chilly by nightfall, but it was a fun time with lots of friends all gathered together.

My two beautiful girls - my daughter and future daughter-in-law!

All of the kids together!

Alivia and Sarah enjoying the time before the movie starts -- really just waiting for their Chick-fil-e!

Next up was Fall Festival at Ryan's school the first weekend of November.  Every year my kids get their picture taken in front of this wonderful scarecrow display!  So cute!!

Of course it is all about the games...    Hamster Ball

Angry Birds

Laser Tag

And where was I?  Running the Bake Sale inside the Cafeteria!!