Thursday, May 31, 2012

Safety Patrol

John Sam has been inducted into the Honorary Safety Patrol at LCE!   He’s wanted to be in the safety patrol since the first week of 5th grade.  When he put on the yellow belt, he also put on the smile that brings proud mama tears to my eyes.  I’m glad he was so excited about wearing it that he didn’t remember to be embarrassed by his mom taking (more) pictures.   My little man has turned into my medium man…..because he’s just not little anymore.

It may seem corny, but these kinds of moments are soooooo special to me.   One of the hardest parts about going back to work was my fear that I would have to miss a lot of the everyday-yet-one-of-a-kind events .  The kind that moms get to hold in the keepsake part of their hearts.   Or that the kids might believe I thought my work was more important than they are.   Or they would think my schedule is more of a priority than their accomplishments.  I take so many pictures because I want to make sure they know I’m always there for them no matter what else is going on.   I want to be a part of all their special moments that I can - because the keepsake part of me will never get too full.


Welcome to the 20s

Happy Birthday to my niece Christina!  She is now 20-something :)

Here are some cupcakes for the Cutest Cupcake evah!


Here's another cupcake created using paper art called quilling.  I saw it on Pinterest!

We all love you very much, sweetie.  Enjoy your special day-

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Repeat Ravenous Reader

Caroline received her class award tonight:  Ravenous Reader!  This is her 2nd reading award because she was RR back in kindergarten too.  You may recall she received the Wonderful Writer award in 1st and 2nd grade.  She is still a wonderful writer, but this year was all about the books.  She reads anything and everything, and even reads some books over and over.  She was also on the A/B honor roll for the entire year.

We are so proud of our smart cookie!

P.S. It was actually 90% about the books and 10% about the glittery shirt and girly-girl skirt...


Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Memorial Day Stars

Resembling the Beatles somewhat are my chickadees with their Memorial Day sunglasses.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

The Celtics advance

and they will take on the Miami Heat for the Eastern Conference Championship.

I could post a stock photo of the Celtics mascot right here, but I'm too tired.   After I get a good night's sleep, I'll round one up and post it.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Following orders

I was instructed to remove a link on my "Sites I Love" sidebar.

Your wish is my command! 


Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Go Mami!

Update:  This link was removed.  Email me if you want it, I'll give it to the highest bidder.


Monday, May 21, 2012

Mad at Dwight

I tweeted this.  And I Facebooked it.  But in the event anyone is unclear, I am mad about Stan Van Gundy being let go as head coach of "Our Orlando Magic."

Because this kind of thing has happened before.   Does the name Penny Hardaway ring a bell?

Tonight, I sulk.  Tomorrow, I let it go.  ;-D

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Nine Decades of Life

Tomorrow--May 21, 2012--is Nana Shuman's 90th birthday.  How lucky and blessed we are to have her in our lives!  She had children, then celebrated as her children had children, and celebrated more when her grandchildren had children.  Not many families can boast four generations.

Special birthday love to Nana Shuman!  We love you very much with all of our hearts <3

Monday, May 14, 2012


Here is the proof that I really did scrapbook a teeny tiny bit when I said I did. 

I know - hardly any REAL scrapbooking.  But now I feel ready to create some more!  :)


Wednesday, May 9, 2012


I'm not making this up. I scrapbooked some tonight.  Can't post any pictures yet - will have to wait till after Sunday.  ;-)  BUT I have already scanned the first two projects.  Neener neener!

xo xo

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Swish, swish

Swish, swish = the sound of sweeping.  As in, the Orlando Magic being swept by the Indiana Pacers.


Sunday, May 6, 2012

Happy Birthday Laura Jean!

Happy Birthday to my little sister!  I love you very much!  I won't mention numbers at this moment if you agree not to mention them in August.  (Ahem.) 

Once I got going on this, I really outdid myself.   Hope you like it.   :) and... lmfao!

Happy Birthday L.J., with
love from your B.B.S.!!

See the real goodies at Edible Arrangements

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Supermoon on May 5, 2012

A big happy birthday shout going out to Ms. Tokyo Jones!  We love you!

The two best "Supermoon" pictures that I took tonight:

Sneakin' over to tweet these and then - popcorn city.  :)

xo xo

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Happy May Day

Happy May Day.

And that's all she wrote.