Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Kristi's Birthday Dinner

We had a very eventful weekend and part of that weekend was
celebrating Kristi's 30th

We started by having a delicious lunch and cocktail at Miguel's on Friday.
Riley calls it the purple restaurant
and has been wanting to go for weeks.
I think the girls just like to walk around the lake afterward. 

 We always
sit outside and the weather cooperated
As we were walking around
the lake I was kicking myself for not
bringing my camera with me. 

Sean made it home for the weekend to enjoy the
birthday festivities. 
His birthday was on the 1st and
he couldn't make it home, so we all went down
to San Diego with a
birthday cake made by Kristi for his birthday.

Back to Kristi's birthday....
on Saturday we had her birthday dinner. 

She requested:

Salad - fashioned after BJ's barbecue chicken salad (so yummy)
Spinach Raviolis in Browned Butter
French Bread

I set the table in happy yellow and black

and got no pictures of anything that evening. 
We actually had a blast,
which is probably why
I took NO pictures

Notice the black marks on the tablecloth?
Kristi has a fear of bees...
so while I was setting the table
I was cracking myself up. 
The tablecloth and napkins
have an adorable bee embroidered on them.

So funny

Happy Birthday Kristi...
can't believe you turned


By the way...the rest of the weekend included
A Rose Garden
New sconces
and an Oscar Party!!!
and I did get pictures of those.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Happy Birthday Kristi!!!!!

 Dear Kristi,

Happy Birthday.  
I wrote you a one minute poem.  
My creative juices weren't flowing this morning 
but my heartfelt
birthday wishes are there just the same.  
Enjoy your day!

To Kristi:

You turned thirty today we need a massive celebration
Wonderful wife, mom, daughter and friend, 
wow, you also need a vacation

Thirty has come too quickly for me to digest
But upon reflection of you my darling, I am truly blessed

Your life, as I had hoped is filled with love and joy
Even though you haven’t yet decided on another baby (boy)

You have so many talents, I can't name them all
You are beautiful, creative, and I must mention tall.

I look forward to all the good things the future will hold
but please slow it down, you know I am getting old.

Have a great day, surrounded by those who care most
And I raise my glass and offer you a birthday toast. 
(maybe at lunch)

I love you and am very proud of the woman you are,
In my book you are the most shining star.


Thursday, February 23, 2012

Still on the list...

Well the painting of the molding is still on the aggressive list, but everything else got done. 
I actually made
4...count'em 4 meals for the week. 
I will share those because they were not only yummy,
but Weight Watcher friendly. 
I found them on Pinterest,
which is my guilty little pleasure. 
If you haven't gotten your invite, do it now...
fun ideas, pics and recipes.

Monday, February 20, 2012

Too Aggressive ???

Finding myself with an extra day off, I felt like accomplishing something.

I may have been a little too aggressive.....but I shall see
when the day is done :)

1.  Do Laundry (boring but necessary)
2.  Iron golf pants (again boring but necessary)
3.  Plan and make 3 meals for the week
4.  Feed roses (my favorite thing on the list so far)
5.  Caulk shower (soooooo necessary)
6.  Go to Z Galleries and look at picture (and hopefully purchase with the help of a friend...any volunteers???)
7.  Put out new "stuff" in living room (Very Very Fun)
8.  Paint moldings in entryway (alas this has been on the list for the last 2 weeks)

Wish me luck.....

Friday, February 10, 2012

I Believe....

Since I was Riley's age I have
always loved fairies.

I know princesses are all the rage now,
and fairies are always playing second fiddle.
But really, it doesn' t get spunkier than a fairy
and they can fly too.

What princess can say that?
Princesses today have come a long way from the princesses of my day, but still....fairies are so fun.

Disney has done such an amazing job
bringing Tinker Bell to life....
bigger and better than just Peter Pan's sidekick.
And have you met her friends?

I play a game with my grand daughters
when I babysit,
before they go to sleep we go through the fairies.
I name the color of the fairy
and they tell me which fairy I'm thinking of.
It goes something like this.

Green - Tinker Bell (my favorite)
Blue - SilverMist
Pink - Rosetta
(it's always a toss up between SilverMist
and Rosetta as the favorite)
Yellow - Iridessa
Orange - Fawn
and like every group of characters
you need one a bit adversarial
with a bit more attitude than the rest.
Purple - Vidia
Since putting in the playground for the girls
I have always wanted one area
as my very own Pixie Hollow.

Pixie Hollow is the place that Never Fairies live.
I know, enough about the fairies already,
but hey I love em...

In fact, I love them so much I decided to make
fairy houses with the girls to hang in
my very own Pixie Hollow.

So with some paint and lost things
we assembled our fairy houses.

Riley decided she wanted to do a
house for Rosetta, and since
Rosetta is a flower fairy and is pink...
her house needed flowers and lots of pink.

Pop Pop, not being a fan of fairies but
definitely being a fan of the
girls decided to stop by and
see what we were doing.

That look on Riley's face is hysterical...
no telling what Pop Pop said.

Madi was in her own little world.
Do you know how
much bling can fit on a fairy house?
Just ask Madi....lots and lots and lots.
And we haven't even
put the pixie dust on yet.

Can you see the pixie dust in the picture,
glitter that comes in every fairy color

I think Madi wanted as much bling
on her house as was on Rileys outfit.

The houses turned out darling and we
had a great time making them.
As soon
as the weather gets a bit warmer,
the girls
and I will head out to Pixie Hollow and hang
them. I hope the fairies enjoy
them and visit often.
Because the fairies know, in this house
We believe!!!!
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