Saturday, January 30, 2010

Grammy’s on Sundays

Some Sundays in my City

we go to Grammy’s 8

‘Grandmas are moms with lots of frosting.’  ~Author Unknown

We play 2

And we eat the best rolls on the planet.

‘A house needs a grandma in it.’

~Louisa May Alcottgames

‘There's no place like home except Grandma's.’ 

~Author Unknown

We do 1And play some more 4 We 3  We tell Mommy to ‘Put The Camera Away!’

games 5 Of course we 6 And try to steal the remote from Pop Pop!games 7 The Sundays we visit Grammy…

well, they are our very best Sundays.

There is no one quite like her on the planet.

And she is all ours.

We love our Grammy!

What did you call your Grammy?

Will you share a Grammy memory today?

sunday citar

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Girlfriends are the Best Friends…

Friendship isn't a big thing -

it's a million little things. 

~Author Unknown  regi and tiff black and white

Lolli’s Best Shot of the week.


Which picture do you like better?

I Heart Faces is having a fabulous

Lens Giveaway!

No kidding!

You should TOTALLY enter.

Unless you want me to win.

Which is FINE with me too! : )

Go check out the friends on Flickr!reg and tif in hats

What are your best friends names?

My best girl friend is Jen.

And my best boy friend is David.

And my best internet friend is Drew.

I am so super-duper blessed.

‘Are we not like two volumes of one book?’

~Marceline Desbordes-Valmore

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Beginning again.

Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead, I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.
Phillipians 3:13,14


Aren’t you glad that we can start over each day?

I know I am.

abc 7 clown

Monday, January 25, 2010

A Cure for the Winter Blues!

Today was such a bleary day.true story tuesday final

I thought maybe I should come home and

do some yoga

winter 1 except, I don’t know how

to do yoga!

So. then I thought about coming home and

jumping on some furniture.

That would definitely be sure to relive stress, right?

winter 2 Unfortunately, I got there too late!

There were already furniture jumpers!

So then I thought maybe I would have a drink.

That would be sure to relax me, right?winter 3 But then I remembered.

I don’t drink.

I made some chocolate chip cookies

for the couch jumpers instead.

winter 4 Are you getting tired of winter?

Or are you just fine?

O, wind,
If Winter comes, can Spring be far behind?
~Percy Bysshe Shelley

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Beautiful Smile

I've never seen a smiling face that was not beautiful. 

~Author Unknown


sofia final white shirt 2

Theme this week: Textures.

Enter : )

It is so fun.

I met Drew there.

And she helps me all the time.

With pictures.

With textures.

With life.

I heart her.

Thank you for being my friend Drew.

You make the world

a more beautiful place.

Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart. 

~Kahlil Gibran

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Is it Friday yet?

 I don't know why Cupid was chosen to represent Valentine's Day. When I think about romance, the last thing on my mind is a short, chubby toddler coming at me with a weapon.

Paul McGinty, Comedian

jessi 1

Scene: A conversation between two of my friends.
Friend #1: Are you visiting us tomorrow? Do you need directions?
Friend #2: I'm all set. I have the address, a GPS, and a GPS override.
Friend #1: What's a GPS override?
Friend #2: My wife.

Balasubramanian Venkataramanjessi 2

Q Who’s the patron saint of e-mail?
A: St. Francis of a CC.

Terry Sangster


These jokes came from Reader’s Digest

And these pictures came from Jessi,

the neighbor

who hates her red hair.

She is so pretty.

Happy Weekend One and All!

Do you read Reader’s Digest?

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Hats on for Haiti

Kaishon’s school is hosting

a Hats On For Haiti event on Friday.

If you donate .50 you can wear a hat.

This morning I was trying to hand Kaish

.50 to hand in.

And he said he already had some money.kaishon black and white

It turns out

my sweet Kaishon

had $42 in his pocket to donate.

He was donating all of his Birthday money.

Every single penny.

And you know what I did?

I tried to talk him out of it.kaishon 1 black and white

I really did.

I said,

“Honey, that is ALL of your money.

Remember that Ben Ten toy you want at Toys R Us?”

And he said,

“I’ve seen how bad it is on TV Mom.

They need it more than me.”

And he walked out the door.

I am ashamed that I tried to talk him out of it.

You see, I did give to Haiti.kaishon 2 black and white

But I did NOT give everything like Kaishon did.

He teaches me lessons constantly.

He is my heart, that child.

My heart.  


My friend Lisa, a fellow Pennsylvania girl, is hosting

a weekly black and white picture event.

You should go visit her at The Long Road to China.

It is a beautiful blog.

Her story is lovely.


Tuesday, January 19, 2010

All I can think of is: A Baby

Seriously.a new baby 1

Pretty soon I am going to get kicked out!

They are VERY strict over there

at ABC Wednesday…

My sister, Allison, is having a baby.


You know that her name is NOT Allison!

Alright, Alright!

I just thought I would try to sneak another A

into this post!a new baby

Let me tell you something about Betsy.

We are VERY different people.

Like so different,

sometimes I think I was adopted :)

but then I look at my Daddy

and see myself,

so I know that can not be so.

But anyway,

this beautiful sister of mine

does not like girls so much.

When she found out she was having a girl

she cried for a while (like a week or so)

and then she started getting excited!a new baby 2

And pretty soon

we will welcome her baby girl into our family.

And her name will be


Ok. Ok. This is getting ridiculous!

No more A’s!

Her name is going to be Brooke.

For real!a new baby 4

Not an A, but a B!

We can’t wait!

Brooke will be joining

Ben and Levi.

a new baby 3 Levi is ESPECIALLY excited.

abc 7 clownIs your family welcoming any new babies

any time soon?

Monday, January 18, 2010

A Dirty House

true story tuesday final     Baloney asked me

if there are always kids in our house.

And I told her

When we first moved in,

I assumed it was because

Kaish is SO cool!kids 2

(And maybe me too!)

I mean I DO make the fiercest

chocolate chip cookies on the planet…

but one day,

when the kids were being just a tad too bit

LOUDkids 3

I suggested they go play at a different house.

And that is when I learned the truth.

Apparently the other mothers

do NOT allow

the hyper children in their houses…

they like to keep the houses clean!

Go 4


Becky with a Dirty House

filled with happy (and LOUD)


PS Do the neighbors play in your house?

This question is ESPECIALLY for

Grandma J ‘cause I just know her neighbors

are all about playing.

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Celebrating the family !

LG_I_Heart_Faces kimmys family

I love families.

Big ones.

And little ones.

This is my friend Kimmy’s family.

They are especially nice.

Here is a joke for your week:


Two friends meet in the street. One looked forlorn and almost on the verge of tears. The other man said, "Hey, how come you look like the whole world caved in?"

The sad fellow said, "Let me tell you. Three weeks ago, an uncle died and left me forty thousand dollars."

"That's not bad."

"Hold on, I'm just getting started. Two weeks ago, a cousin I never knew kicked the bucket and left me eighty-five thousand free and clear."

"I'd like that."

"Last week my grandfather passed away. I inherited almost a quarter of a million."

"The how come you look so glum?"

"This week - nothing!"

How often do you get a family picture taken?

We haven’t had one taken since

our vacation in 2008.

I am not a big fan of pictures of myself.

Even as I type that though,

I realize how selfish that is.

We will get one the next time

we have a person available to snap one!

And I will show it to you, OK?

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Life is uncertain. Eat dessert first. ~Ernestine Ulmer

sunday citarMy best friend Jen

is a fantastic present cream kit And by fantastic, I mean,

if there is a present with a zillion pieces.

or ridiculous mess capabilities,

she will get it for Kaish!ice cream 1 And he just loves her cream 2 This Christmas she got him this Ice Cream making kit.

ice cream 3When I say it was messy,

well, that just barely covers what it was.

Messy to the max!icecream Jonathon, Shoshi, Maecy and Kaish

had a wonderful time

MAKING          A         MESS!ice cream 4 concocting ice cream cream 5 The only thing was…

they turned out so terribly

that no one could eat a bite!

Thankfully, we found some ice cream in the freezer

and called it a day!

I wonder what we can do next Sunday.

SundaysinmyCity Do you eat ice cream in the winter? 

I wish I could say that I didn’t…

but I do!