Okay, so even if I started immediately, I could never really catch up now could I? I am trying to be a better blog friend and visit you all if even for just a few minutes. It seems as if everyone is ready for Spring and counting the days until it's arrival! Our weather has warmed and the sun felt so good today...even Kipper enjoyed it. he wanted to just lie on the grass instead of doing what we went outside to do! Ahem. Speaking of Kipper, he wants to thank you all (I do too!) who voted for him. He wants to say hello to all of your dogs and cats *waving to Max, Susie Q's collie* and thanking them too. After all, they let you vote for HIM! He is honored and as humble as a little dog can be.
It is a busy week with so much to do in preparation for Grace's 11th birthday AND my nephew Boo's 6th birthday! Yes, they share the same day! There will be a party for Grace on Friday evening and one for Boo on Saturday morning. Nothing fancy but fun and happy never the less.
W are having a family dinner for Grace at one of her favorite places (Her decision) and dessert here at home. Her BFF will share in it with us and also stay here for the night so the two can giggle well into the next day.
On this note, last weekend was Grace's BFF's, the lovely Miss K, birthday! We were with her family for the day and had a wonderful time. They are a large extended family and we never fail to have a great time with them.
This little darlin' is Miss K's doxie, Amber. Here she is, safe in Grandma's arms. Amber and her "Grandma Miss K blowing out the candles. High School Musical 3!!! Whoo Hoo! How exciting is THAT? Well, Miss K is excited as you can tell!
Best Friends Forever...Miss K and our Gracie. Grace got Miss K this shirt as part of her gift. Grace got hers and wore it under the jacket. When K opened her package, Grace revealed her matching attire! They each wore the short to school on Monday.
The shirts say, "Friends Make Life Sweeter."
How dear is that? Go on...say Ahhhh...you KNOW you want to.
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~On Sunday, after church, we had a nice lunch and then decided to head for Columbus. We wanted to see the Norman Rockwell in 3D exhibit at the Ohio Historical Museum. It was a great deal of fun for everyone and quite a crowd of people were there. There were representations of his Saturday Evening Post covers in sculpture and in human form! Lovely music played and the human entertainers were such a hoot to speak to. Just a nice thing to do on a cold and windy March day.
We left the museum and drove over to the campus of The Ohio State University. My Mom graduated from the school in the 40's and has such a deep love for the campus. It was far too chilly to walk so we just buzzed here and there, stopping every now and then so Mom could share a story or two with Grace about college life in the 1940s.
This was the amazing sunset that greeted us as we rounded the curve to our house...how glorious is that? The sky seemed to be ablaze...
I will try to be a better poster/visitor as the weeks go on but please know that none of you are ever far from my thoughts, prayers and heart. I am blessed to have your support, your friendship, your inspiration and ideas. My life is better because of you. Thank you all so much for that.
Love and Hugs,