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Sunday, May 29, 2011

Hiking at Blendon Woods

My friend and I walked today at Blendon Woods.  It was hot, but not humid.  It was a beautiful trail, and most of it was shaded.  It was GREAT!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Cactus Flower!

When I was in Nashville for my birthday, my best friend gave me a piece off of a cactus.  I came home and "stuck" it in a pot.  Viola`!  I noticed yesterday that it is getting ready to bloom!!  How beautiful!!


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Hines Wins DWTS !!

Yaaaay Hines Ward and Kym Johnson!!!  What an awesome job on Dancing With the Stars!!  This was the first season that I watched every single show!  (I even have kept the recordings every week on DVR, so that I can now start watching the re-runs!!). 

I was so excited last night after they announced the winner, that I went to bed and dreamed that Hines and Kym came to my home after the show and had dinner with me and my family!!  How funny!! 
Star Tracks: Star Tracks: Wednesday, May 25, 2011 | Hines Ward, Kym Johnson

Sunday, May 8, 2011

My Mother....

I am so blessed to be spending Mother's Day with my mom.  I love you mom.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

...more birthday pictures

more pictures from the birthday party....

My birthday cake was an Oreo cookie ice cream cake!  It was delicious!!  Couldn't forget the big "50" though....

Thanks so much Chris and DJ, for spending my birthday with me.  You guys are like family to me.

...and to Michelle and Annie - thanks for coming, and thanks Michelle for keeping me in line (and not writing on my face with fingernail polish!)

and to Debbie and Danny - thanks for the "Chip n Dales".... that was special!

and Trina.... thanks for putting up with all of us and for staying and celebrating my birthday with me.  I love you girl!

and most of all THANKS to Betty and Dave.  Thank you for making my 50th birthday something that I will remember (with a smile!)  Thanks Dave for not "dogging" me the whole weekend (and thanks Betty for keeping him in line so that he wouldn't "dog" me).  I love you all so much.  Thanks for making my birthday a very special day.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Smyrna, Tennessee

This is a picture of "downtown Smyrna" that I found on the internet.  I just got back late last night from visiting my best friend in Smyrna, TN for my birthday.  I love going down there - and hate coming home.  They had a 50th birthday party for me and decorated the patio outside with "50" banners and we celebrated with Beer Can Chicken for dinner and an Oreo Ice Cream Cake.  I had a wonderful time, and turning 50 wasn't near as bad as I thought it was going to be.  :)   Thanks to ALL of you for a GREAT birthday! 

With my co-workers celebrating my birthday last Thursday and Friday at work, and the weekend in Tennessee, I really did celebrate my birthday for almost a WEEK! -- what a GREAT start to my 50th year!  Now let my 50th year BEGIN!!  (click to see my "50 by 50 List" , everything that I want to do this year!)

Visit my blog everyday this week for pictures of my 50th birthday bash in Tennessee!!

I love you guys!!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

More flowers

I like the colors in this picture (above) the dark of the sky, white clouds, and flowering trees.

Friday, April 29, 2011

Flooding along the bike path....

The little river that runs along the bike path next to where I work..... it can't take too much more rain.  The weatherman said the other night that we had only had 6 dry days in April, which beats a record that's over 100 years old!  THAT'S alot of rain!

Sunday, April 24, 2011


My son and his family stopped by to say Happy Easter.  Kellan is getting so big.  He is starting to walk already. 

My brother is the grill master in the family.  I had to have a picture of him doing his thing. 

Thursday, April 21, 2011


These are pictures outside of my apartment.  I love all of the flowering trees in the springtime.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Grandmother's doilies

these are doilies that my grandmother made back in the 1970's and 80's. Wish I knew how to make them.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


This little guy is next to the walkway leading up to my apartment door.  He doesn't see much action down here on the ground.