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Sunday, April 24, 2016


Java,  Joe, Cafe,
                      anyway you spell it, 

                        it speaks for itself

From McDonald's to Canlis
Large or small
Breakfast, lunch, dinner
or all alone
On the sidewalks  of  Rome
or in your own backyard

In the desert at the seashore on a mountain
There is nothing like it
 Beverage of choice !
Come on over
The coffee will be ready
and treats...

Then let's read together
Matthew 5:6 Blessed are they who hunger and thirst after righteousness , for they shall be filled.


Thursday, April 21, 2016

conversation with a five year old

we had to make a decision
Where shall we have dinner?
Home or away?
Let's go to Bellevue Square.
Good idea.

On the way, we past a nice navy blue Mustang convertible

No, that is not a Mustang,  that is a Lamborghini.
They are fast.
Lexas and Mustangs, they are fast.

In the parking garage he quickly spotted 5 Mini coopers
They have a Barca  on them  ( I found out later that stands for Barcelona )

Let's go to the lasers before we eat.

So we went to the Microsoft store, but the guns were in use
  then we found a spot to play a race car game


He knows how to work those games

Then it was our dinner time.
Ordered Uncle D's favorite and ate every bite

Had one more errand.  Special candy to take to Aunt Pat for her 92nd Birthday.
The Lego Store.

He became so engrossed in the car ramp area that 
he did not hear me say it is time to go
he did not notice that i had walked out
It was 15 minutes of me peeking through the display window and finally realizing he did not miss me before I thought that his time was up.  
 More than up.
I walked back into the shop, made sure he heard me and then I walked out.
Soon a little hand was holding mine and we left the mall. 
We had a little chat in the car
He noticed only one Mini Cooper was still there. 
The conversation continued about his Dad and all of his car wrecks.
He also talked about how brave his Dad was one time.
I was sort of lost until he mentioned that
 all the ladies were in the bathroom. And the door was locked.
 And the bad guy got caught. The police came.
This part of the stories was true. His dad had been very brave many years ago, when a disturbed and potentially violent man, marched into the escrow office where he worked.  While Dad distracted the man, the ladies locked themselves into  the restroom and called the police.
That story was worth remembering and retelling.  


 A little dish of ice cream.  

Grampy does the honors at bedtime

Sweet dreams for all. 

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

A Celebration to remember

The Evening begins with proper attire .

Our Handsome escorts 

Rog and Barb

Hubby and me 

When we arrive,  the Valet is waiting...
                   We enter the lobby and fresh, very fresh flowers 

gathering in the Ladies Lounge 

Shoes, darling shoes 

Excitement outside  ↑

Excitement inside  ↓

Mystery gown
Beautiful girl
Great shoes 

The Queen and her men in Tuxedos 

My Aunt and 10 women who love her very much 

She leads the way to dinner
and a gracious elegant  way of life

The celebration is happening 

No one shares these popovers.
 Steal maybe, but share? never. 

First course 

Second course

Entree. Mine, Filet and yes, I could not wait for the first bite.
No disappointment 

And she blew them all out 

Another treat we do not share 

The final treat. Once a year. Celebration finale 

Our birthday girl at 92
We love Aunt Pat
She loves us

Around the table we find...


Kris and Lorraine 

Mona and Steve

John and Nancy

Aaron and Jennifer 

Roger and Barb

Fred and Carole 

Andy and Julia

Gus and Mel 

Mom and Mom in the making 

fun shoes, fun lady

Aunt Pat and the cousins 

Bouquets for guests. Such a fragrant and beautiful party favor
( along with candy and nuts )

And Memories to last for a long time