Saturday, May 4, 2013

Photo A Day In May - Day 4

As the day of the arrival of my first grandchild approaches quickly. The pressure was on to find the perfect Grandma Cookie Jar.
As I have said before, for some odd reason the very first thought that came to my mind when I was told I was going to be a Grandma was. I MUST FIND A COOL COOKIE JAR!
People, this is the way God created my mind to work, I do not know why.

So while searching for serving pieces for Kelsey's graduation party, I came across this little beauty!!!
It was love at first sight! It's Pink! I mean seriously, even if I wasn't going to be Grandmatized within the next few weeks I still would have bought this little beauty!! I am proud to say it is already full! I need to make sure when Cole is old enough that it is full every time he comes over!! Even if it has Oreo's in it!

Friday, May 3, 2013


                              Normally my photo a day consists of photos I take that day.
But today is different. Today I must take time to acknowledge a dear family friend that passed away this last Tuesday in a hit and run motorcycle accident. 
Tim loved his motorcycle probably  more than anything else. Even as a small child I remember riding in his side car on his BMW motorcycle. I recall being terrified of Tim and I don't really know why. He was the sweetest, kindest man with an incredible sense of humor! 
I guess as a kid he must have seemed intimidating. He was a very self assured and confident man. Something I recall writing in one of my journals as a teenager while visiting them in Virginia. Stating that I wanted to marry a man with confidence like Tim Halpin. 
As a matter of fact, I did. 
Thank you Tim for being an incredible friend to our family. I will never forget our lunch under the bridge in Washington D.C. while visiting the Halpin family after they had moved to Virginia.
We were touring D.C. and I can't exactly recall all of the details on how we ended up eating under the bridge, all I remember is that it was raining and the bridge was near by so we took shelter under it.  This has been a story we have laughed about for years! 
Thank you Tim for the rides down the Potomac River in your awesome boat! I have never been so burned in my entire life as I was that day but It was the best boat ride I have ever been on! 
You always knew how to make everything fun. 
My heart is saddened by the loss but I know we will see each other again and ride your BMW on streets of gold one day! 
This is earth was not your home anyway and now you know the fullness and beauty of our Creator. 
You will certainly be missed.
We love you dearly. 

Thursday, May 2, 2013


Well this is rather anti-climactic, but this is our over night snowfall. 
It still seems hard to believe it is cold enough to snow on May 2nd.
My snow laden tulips are just about ready to pop open and burst the front of my otherwise blasé house with amazing color. 
With this recent snowfall, I am not at all certain as to the life my tulips.
Will they open?
Will they live?
Do I need to cover them?
Is it to late?
All I seem to picture is the scene from Father Of The Bride where Franck (Martin Short) is frantically blow drying the freshly planted tulips due to unseasonable snowfall in San Marino California.
I know that if and when they do pop open, this ridiculous snowfall will have been long forgotten. 
As I will be enjoying my colorful view from my warm front patio. 
So I can assure you there will be another Tulip picture in Photo A Day In May 2013.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013


Well here we go! I am attempting Photo A Day In May again!
This should be fun!

I really wanted to get a picture of the snow fall accumulation here in Minnesota on May 1st, 2013!
But thankfully nothing has accumulated so far! Possibly tomorrow's photo will include snow :(

So I decided to go with this:
Franklin's favorite friend was here for a couple days for a visit while his mommy and daddy move. 
This picture pretty much sums it up! Looks like something out of a doggie horror movie! 
Photo A Day in May!