Monday, April 21, 2014

celebrating easter...

We had a lovely Easter weekend and celebrated with my parents and sister over an amazing ham dinner.
There was the lovely flowered cross at church in the morning...
We enjoyed little Easter decorating...
Julianna's gorgeous deviled eggs...
Emily's amazing key lime/ lemon meringue pie...
Mom's paska... So good!
A chocolate bunny or two... You've heard the joke, I'm sure... "My butt hurts" "What?"... I know, harhar...
And some Easter egg styled nails just for the occasion!
We also (finally) celebrated my mom's birthday...a little more than a week after the fact. It was a wonderful weekend!

Saturday, April 12, 2014

last week...

...Emily went to Washington DC for a long anticipated band trip. It was her first flight that she will remember. It was time spent with the best of friends. It was gold medal band performances. It was entirely paid for by her (thank goodness for last summer's job!) And it was memories to last a lifetime.

So good to have her home safe and sound!
And last week we took a little hike with some great family friends. It felt great to get out and stretch our legs a little, and even greater that they didn't feel it the next day!




And the volleyball in the river... totally inevitable!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

planning ahead...

I've been planning ahead in regards to starting with Jamberry Nails, and I've been sewing little rice bags... They'll be used as a heat source for applying the nail wraps.
...lots of little rice bags...
Now if only my Jamberry Starter Kit would hurry and arrive, I could put them to the test! After all, there are lots to choose from... not that they're for me though. My hostesses will have the cutest little rice bags in town!
Who me? Impatient? Oh, not much!