Friday, March 27, 2009

Saint Mary's

I graduated from Saint Mary's, a small all-girls school boarding school in Raleigh, North Carolina. It truly is a beautiful school steeped in a lot of history. I came across these photos from a recent snow and wanted to share them.

Photos taken by Mary Virginia Swain

Happy Friday

balloon string, originally uploaded by Micah A. Ponce.

Here's to a happy Friday. It's been cloudy, rainy and foggy here for days, so I'm hoping for a glimpse of sunshine really soon!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

An Interview

I am in the process of putting together a photo book for the oldest darlins' First Grade year, so I thought I would interview her.

Me: How do you like your first grade year so far?
Her: Good

Me: What is your favorite thing about school?
Her: Science

Me: What do you like to do when you're not in school?
Her: Play

Me: Are you ready for summer?
Her: Yes, because I want to go to camp

Me: What is most important to you?
Her: Homework

Me: Do you have a most favorite person in the whole wide world? (trick question)
Her: No, I love everybody (maybe she has a future as a politician, so diplomatic)

Me: Do you have a favorite book?
Her: Mommy, that is too hard

Me: What do you want to be when you grow up?
Her: A Dance Teacher

Me: Do you like being seven?

Her: Yes, because I'm older

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

My Heart Felt Heavy...

when I read this.

Dreaming of Green

Our Vegetable Garden, originally uploaded by weathertation.

Spring is here and once again, I want a garden! Before we moved to this house four years ago, we had a beautiful garden. Nothing thrilled me more than to wake up early, put my boots on and head out there with my coffee. It was a lot of work, but so worth it! Our yard at our current house is a lot smaller and does not get the same amount of sunlight, so I have been a bit timid to take the plunge not knowing what the outcome may be. I'll keep you posted...

However, it is exciting that gardening is coming back around. With the economy and the aim to eat locally grown foods, a lot more people seem to be starting a garden. Where we live it has mainly been the older folks that have been gardening their entire lives. But thankfully that is changing. Gardening is en vogue, even the First Lady is doing it! So, come on Recessionistas, manicures are expensive anyway, let's just get our hands dirty!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

More Celebrating

Since our Anniversary and the hubby's birthday falls within the same week, we decided to spend a weekend at home, sans kids. We are lucky to have wonderful parents and family who are willing to take the kiddos for a few days. It is nice to go away together, but sometimes it is even nicer to stay at home together. We did a LOT of eating, spending time with friends, napping, staying up late, sleeping in late, no laundry, got a massage, let a few swear words slip (that is freeing to me because I NEVER do that when the kids are around). It was a perfect weekend that culminated in a Birthday Boy Cookout with family.

8 Years

This past Tuesday, Saint Patrick's Day, the hubby and I celebrated eight wonderful years of marriage. Wow, the time does fly. I am a lucky, lucky girl.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Inspiration Board

I've been thinking of ideas for the twins 4th birthday party and this is what I came up with for a "Farm Party".
Kids Farm Party
Kids Farm Party - by glasspony on