Friday, April 29, 2011

Much Ado about Royal Weddings

I remember when I was a little girl and getting up very early in the morning to see a very Royal Wedding. Today, I got my girls up for another Royal wedding. Those British sure do know how to put on a very beautiful event! But it really was very early in the morning for us Americans.

I had no problem getting them up for the wedding.
Not awake yet!
Tea for a beautiful wedding!
Royal Crown Crumpet!
The Wedding is just about to start!
My fascinator! This should catch on in much fun!
Starting to finally wake up!
Very fun sleepy morning ...but Fun!

Making fun memories always help me....

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Wednesday's Walk - A Beautiful Resurrection Sunday

I hope and pray that everyone had a blessed Resurrection Day this past Sunday. We surely did. In fact, it was one of the best days I have had in a long while. I love special days with my family. This one was extra special because it was also my daughter's birthday. She was very excited that her birthday fell on this day this year. She asked for a white dress to wear and we tried to make it a little extra special for her.

Making some pretty eggs with Auntie!

Grandpa teaching my guy how to swing....too cute!
My Beautiful Kids...I just love them so much it hurts!

A very yummy dinner together! And yes my kids did mix all sorts of weird beverages in their glasses. We also had wonderful sugar free birthday banana cream pie (soo good) and we hid all her presents.
I had to make sure to take some pictures of me with my kids....there are not many sadly!
Happy 11th Birthday, beautiful girl!
Aunt Jenni is the best!
My daughter wearing the necklace my dad gave me when I was a young girl. We gave it to her because the next time her birthday lands on Easter will be when she is 95. A special present for a special day!
John's parents!
My parents!
Love This!
A beautiful birthday party and celebrating Jesus conquering death and the grave with my family helps me....

Have I mentioned how much I love my new best camera! Thank you sweet friend for helping me always remember today.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Not Me Monday- Swimming Edition

I would never do a "Not Me Monday" on a Tuesday and break the rules...I would never do that!

I would not sign up my kids for swimming lessons with 2 out of 3 kids not wanting them.... Nope not me.

My hubby would not think it was crazy to sign a toddler up for swimming lessons. And I would not then make him do the first lesson with him. No I would never do that to MY husband.

My baby would not scream the whole 30 minutes of his first lesson (poor daddy, what a guy to endure it). My son doesn't fear the water at all....not my child.

Last nights lesson would not be more of the same, except he was with me this time in the water. I would not feel like an idiot during the whole thing; because I didn't know what was going on and I couldn't hear the teacher because of the SCREAMING....not me at all.

My son did not master the art of getting out the pool!!!! Nope not HIM!

I would not be so wrapped up in getting him to calm down that I didn't realize where I was. I would not then back into the pool wall where I crushed another mom and her not me.

The teacher would not stop a portion of the lesson, yell out that we were doing it wrong, yell out that we were going to do it right and I would not be the reason we where doing it wrong, Yikes! That would just be terrible and I would not have anything to do with it....not me!

At the end of the lesson we would not have to dunk our precious children under the water. I would not cringe at the thought. I would not let the teacher do it twice. And I would most certainly not tell the teacher, "Might as well, He is crying anyway!" I would not see the look of pleasure the teacher had as she submerged my child under the water. What a terrible mother that would be....hehehehehe...Not me!

And none of those parents will be happy we are not there next Monday because of District Council....Nope not them.

I would not then ask my son, "Do you like swimming?" He would then not shake his head no several times....Nope not my son!

Swimming Lesson....not so sure they help me....
maybe more of a headache. LOL

(He actually did better this week...He only cried half of the time. Hey, I think we are improving. He even smiled, participated and played during steps, literally baby steps!)

Welcome to Not Me! Monday! This blog carnival was created by MckMama. You can head over to her blog to read what she and everyone else have not been doing this week.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

A Very Merry Un Birthday Party!

A very merry unbirthday
To me
To who?
To me
Oh, you

A very merry unbirthday
To you
Who, me?
To you
Oh, me

Let's all congrulate us with another cup of tea
A very merry unbirthday to you

Now statistics prove
Prove that you've one birthday
Imagine just one birthday every year
Ah, but there are 364 unbirthdays
Preciselywhy we're gathered here to cheer

A very merry unbirthday
To me?
To you
A very merry unbirthday
For me?
For you
Now blow the candle out, my dear
And make your wish come true
A very merry unbirthday to you

The decorations turned out so cute!

Well, after this I should think nothing of falling down stairs. - Alice

A very Mad Hatter Tea Party!
We had fun party favors....
Drink Me Bottles, Cheshire Cat notebooks (thanks Target dollar spot), White chocolate rabbits, and fun flower pens I made.

Clean cup, clean cup. Move down.

If I had a world of my own, everything would be nonsense. Nothing would be what it is because everything would be what it isn't. And contrary-wise; what it is it wouldn't be, and what it wouldn't be, it would. You see? - Alice

Family that loves her much more muchier!

Fun Gifts!
There is a place. Like no place on Earth. A land full of wonder, mystery, and danger! Some say to survive it: You need to be as mad as a hatter.....Which luckily I am. - Mad Hatter

Fun craft made out of cards!
Off with their Heads!- Queen of Hearts!

Sweet Friends celebrating their unbirthday as well!

Happy UnBirthday my sweet eleven year old!
Have I gone mad? -The Mad Hatter

I'm afraid so. You're entirely bonkers. But I'll tell you a secret. All the best people are.
- Alice
I can't wait to celebrate your real birthday soon!
Get Joy!

I'm late, I'm late, For a very important date. No time to say "Hello." Goodbye. I'm late, I'm late, I'm late.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Favorite Art- Ron Dicianni and Friends

My favorite Christian artist is Ron Dicianni. In many ways, I feel like he is very similar to my overall favorite artist Norman Rockwell. I love pictures that grip my heart and make me feel. Ron Dicianni's pieces really challenge me and my faith. When a piece of art does more than look pretty on a wall...then that is true art.

I have had the honor of meeting some full time artist in my life. Danielle, I met when we first started youth ministry. I loved hanging out with her and talking about her art. She is an amazingly wonderful woman and just fun to hang out with. She gave me a signed print of hers and I love it.
Danielle Spohn Moes can be purchased here.

I met Christy Perrine at National Fine Arts this past year. I blogged about the event here. She is an amazing artist as well. I was a little surprised about how awesome she is. I had fun talking about her art with her. I personally hate using the medium she uses, pastels. I think it is messy and hard to work with. But Christy can do amazing things with those pastels. Her work is simply beautiful!

You can check out her gallery here and actually buy a piece! Wouldn't you just love to have these hanging in your home?!

How Fun!