Friday, December 31, 2010
Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Laptop stuff aside, we had a wonderful holiday. Made up luminaries on Christmas Eve to light in the evening. Our street has the most beautiful glow -- it's so special. We spent Christmas Eve and Christmas with Cboo and Maddy, visited my dear sweet parents on the 26th and had Christmas with Philip, Catherine and Janie on the 28th. We are spreading out the joy and it has been fun! Would post tons of photos, but I didn't get many and, oh yeah, haven't figured out how to get the photos from my camera to the laptop! (Another big duh, for me, eh!).
Miss Muffy, our Scottie, had a great Christmas too! She's enjoying staying home with us this week out of puppy daycare. At least, I think she's enjoying it! :) However, the yard is taking a beating. You know those little solar lights you might have in your yard? We had some --had being the operative word as she has pulled them out and chewed up whatever she can. Yes, I am buying her some more outdoor toys! She's also chewed up mulch, torn apart tennis balls and hunted down squirrels -- I'd say she's having fun!
We are looking forward to all the possibilities and promise of the new year!
Monday, December 20, 2010
A fun trip to Chicago completed our summer where we met up with Amy and Grace and Cboo too! You girls know how to have fun and showed us that you can be Big City girls! From now on, a "girls only" trip is going to be our summer tradition every single year!
Friday, December 17, 2010
They sang from the altar and Mr. Tennis said the altar was full of angels -- he was right!
It was a wonderful program and the songs filled the air and our hearts with the joy of season.
Wow -- I'm getting a little mushy, aren't I!?!
I can't help it -- it just gets to me every single year!
Her love for the kids and teaching shines through every single day.
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Monday, December 13, 2010
Maddy and I are trying to train a little bit. She loves treats and will sit and stay.
Monday, December 6, 2010
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Monday, November 29, 2010
Wednesday, November 24, 2010
Tuesday, November 23, 2010
Any special recipes?
The last few years, I've also started to make a marble cheesecake.
Do you kind of get the idea that desserts are my favorite parts of Thanksgiving dinner?
Thursday, November 18, 2010
Just what every tween girl needs -- some chocolate lip gloss!
Hey look, I am hitting the four basic food groups with my love of all things chocolate!
Monday, November 15, 2010
Wednesday, November 10, 2010
Here's the photo above in color!
How time flies! This photo of Mr. Tennis and Maddy was taken when we went out to lunch after her Nebraska adoption hearing in November, 2003! Those two are so adorable!
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
[On their wedding day! No wonder I have curly hair, eh!]
She's an amazing Mom! She had to find a job and go to work when I was 10 years old because my Dad (a/k/a Al) fell off a roof, broke his hip and was laid up for quite some time. She became a working mom way before it was the norm.
She encouraged me and my brothers and sisters, always telling us we could be or do anything we set our minds to do. She listened and commiserated when we called her with tales of woe. Shortly after Mr. Tennis and I got married, we moved to Philadelphia for the Hubs to attend law school. One disaster after another on the road led me to call her crying repeatedly (at least two or three times, maybe more). After one of those desperate telephone calls, I do recall that she questioned whether the priest actually signed our marriage license and said maybe I could just come home and leave the Hubs to deal with a broken-down U-haul in the mountains of Pennsylvania! Funny!! She didn't really mean it, but it did make me feel better!
She's had many health issues over the past ten years and especially the last year,
and I am so thankful that she is with us and able to celebrate her birthday!
Love you Mom!
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Whoa --we've been having the most fabulous fall weather ever!!
[Husker cheerleaders -- so pretty and sweet!]
It was a blast! What could possibly be more fun? Well, the parking lot was packed, so we parked at an alternate location and got to take a shuttle bus!!!! Oh my -- it reminded someone of Disney** and made her (and me) wish we had a trip planned there too!
[Do you recognize the Nescafe bunny? He gave out chocolate milk!]
Happy Halloween! Beware - Ladybugs can be scary!!