Thursday, May 29, 2008

Of shopping & zippers!

During my two week blogging break I had a lot of fun spending time with my daughter's. One of the highlights was a Saturday shopping trip to Altoona, PA. Altoona is about one hour away from our town. Many people here shop there because of the bigger mall and a better selection of stores. As well as a Target, Kohls, a Micheals, and an AC Moore. I could go on and on! One of our main objectives was a white dress for Lori's Senior Class Dress up Day. Senior Dress Up Day is a tradition in our schools. The senior girls wear White Dresses and the senior boys wear white shirts. The white outfits set them apart from the rest of the students and there is senior luncheon. The white dress is a nice idea but I don't think anyone realizes how hard it is too find a white dress!

We found the "perfect" white dress after only 2 stores. It took a little longer to find the "right" shoes. Everything in shoes was either too casual or too dressy. We finally found them at Kohl's. ON SALE too!

The day before the dress up day, the zipper on Lori's "perfect" dress broke!

Lori and I were both in a panic. After the shopping trip to another town four days before where were we going to find another "white" dress?? I have no talent for sewing so fixing it myself was out of the question. I called several friends and finally got the phone number for a new shop opening in our area. The nice lady there fixed the zipper for us and we could relax!


Thank heaven for people who can sew!

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

She DID IT! & Where I've Been!!!!

Where have I been??? I took a little blogging break over the last two weeks! Why?

This is why:
She did it! Lori graduated last night from Allegany High School as part of the Class of 2008 with a total of 210 in her class!

Pomp & Circumstance!

Diploma in hand!!

Mom & Daughter at her graduation dinner!

The day is done and the graduate is tired!

The last 2 weeks have been fun as Lori finished up her high school days. The last 2 weeks of getting out of bed at 6:30 am to wake Lori up for school. The last 2 weeks of fighting the morning traffic to get her to school. The last 2 weeks of dodging the school buses trying to get other kids to school!

It's sad but happy all at the same time! I've been getting one of my three children up and ready for public school for the last 22 years. I've stood with them and waited for a countless number of buses! I've watched them as they walked to school! And I've transported them back and forth. I've loved every minute of those 22 years! All things come to an end even if the ending is bittersweet! Now it's time for the next chapter in our life - Grandchildren!

Here's the whole family at Lori's graduation dinner!
Paul & me in the back!
Sara, Lori, & John

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Bloomin' Tuesday

I bought these flowers 2 weeks ago! I need to get them potted but we've had cold and wet weather. Hopefully this weekend.

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Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Bloomin' Tuesday - Dogwood Trees

It's Bloomin' Tuesday!

The Dogwood trees are in bloom in our neighborhood.
These photos of the pink Dogwood were taken at Restlawn Cemetery.

I took these pictures of the white Dogwood on my walk home from work last week.

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Saturday, May 03, 2008

Breakfast for Lunch!

Strawberry Crapes!

Need I say more?

They are delicious! I had them today for lunch at Bob Evans. If you've never tried them run out to Bob Evans as fast as you can and try them. Take my word if you love strawberries you'll love their Strawberry Crapes!

I do!