Friday, June 26, 2009

ahhh, 4-H camp

Picked up Young Boy from 4-H Camp today. This was his first "real" week away from home (with no phone calls or anything!) 4-H Camp hasn't changed since I was a young one...a little trip down memory lane for me. Young One had a blast and this is my first experience unpacking WET stuff from big plastic bags & suitcases. Yuck!

Oh, and what sort of mother would I be if I didn't take the child to lunch on the way home? Oh look, there's an antique store across the road!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

the best dad in the land

Happy Dad's Day, Papa!

nifty quilt show & the rainbow purse

Mom & I went to a quilt show yesterday. While the quilts on display were incredibly detailed & intricate, I got lost in the vintage booths. Such gorgeous old fabrics!

Favorite vendor spot of the day...Nifty Thrifty Dry Goods. Oh. My. Goodness. Ribbons, trims, pincushions & BUTTONS all arranged by color. YUM! (And it was nice to meet you Jacqueline!)

Funny story of the day. When we got there, there were people everywhere! It was gay pride weekend in Columbus. It hit me as I saw Mom getting out of the car...she had a rainbow purse! The irony...I'm easily amused.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

did you think...

Loving this new print from persimmon & pink. Visit the etsy shop here. Great stuff!

Photo courtesy of persimmon & pink. Thanks, Susan!

Friday, June 5, 2009


Wishing you a weekend filled with simple pleasures.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009


A year ago you went to Heaven.

Today, I choose to remember the lady that you were and the memories that make me smile.

~horoscopes in our birthday cards

~Christmas packages with leotards & long plaid skirts inside

~weekend phone calls, excited for our turn to talk

~California visits in the summer

~your wrap skirts & espadrilles

~your crazy-big sunglasses

~your ever-freshly-applied lipstick

~your never-ending glass of iced tea

~your love for the game of golf

~your pool & tea house

~your Japanese water garden

~the neighbor kids, Jenny & Sarah

~Mt. Diablo from your window

~Grandpa Jack's nursery

~Lake Tahoe & playing with the chipmunks

~the house boat


~the Golden Gate Bridge

~the Silver Dollar Saloon

~crepes at The Magic Pan

~Zee and Hyka

~your bottle of Chanel No. 5 that you gave me when I was a tween (all because I said it smelled good)

~Kleenex, you were never without one

~your ever-classic exclamations (like "Oh, say!" and "Neat-o, Tam!")

~and, good golly...that Cadillac

You are loved. And missed.