Monday, July 27, 2015

Family Our Grandma




What a person that has touched my heart. Catherine Conroy (grandma) has known me sense I was 20 years old. When I became a new mom for the first time she helped me along with the 'TO DO's" of being a new and young mother. I will say at first it was very overwhelming. I thank you for everything Catherine Conroy.
While grandma was in the hospital we all gathered outside in the lobby taking turns to go in and visit with her. Even though the situation was somewhat sad all of us being together was a happy moment. I am happy that I captured the photos that I did. They are great to look back on.
Grandma I send peace .... PEACE BE WITH YOU.


How cute. Grandma share some special thoughts with me that was very touching. We also talked about rosary beads. I captured in this photo her trying to look for a extra set of beads for me in her purse.


Thank you Will for wanting to snap a photo with his uncles and cousins while he was here in town.

Pictures Of My Food

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YUM! Today me and my sister went out to eat at McGrath's. I say every time I'm not sure why I look at the menu. I get the same thing every time. BBQ cheeseburger with bacon. To be honest I really like the taste of McGrath's burgers. I pretty much leave nothing behind on the plate. 
This was my first time eating Jimmy John's (www.jimmyjohns.com). I spent today scrapbooking with my friend Joan and this is lunch that she provided us. I typically don't order roast beef sandwiches, but this sandwich was good. A totally different taste than Subway. I'll defiantly order again. Did I mention they deliver?





Spinach and artichoke dip from the Broadway Grill & Brewery restaurant in Portland. I've had better but I enjoyed it.

Breakfast food. Who doesn't like that anytime of the day? This morning my niece and I went to Shari's. This is my standard breakfast order... pancakes, eggs, hash browns and bacon extra crispy. This time I tried the sausage. FYI, I'll be sticking to my bacon.
Olive Garden tour of Italy. That's their special they have going on right now. Mmm good. I do fettuccine all around. 

My favorite soup from Olive Garden. Gnocchi.

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Look Who Has A COACH

Yes this little mama my granddaughter got a COACH bag for her 5th birthday. Who does that? LOL. Maliyah carries it so cute and loves it. I asked what was inside and she was happy to tell and show me. TOYS! Lots of them. The color is so cute for her. Now let's see if she can keep up with it.

Monday, July 6, 2015

Mother's Day





I'm thankful to see another Mother's Day. My plans for the day is to do NOTHING.


Here's the look I went with for the day. It was colorful and comfortable. The weather was perfect.  High 70's. So my attire felt perfect. 



Nothing like having a Mother's Day Starbucks drink (A plan that I made). It's a great cap to the wrapping up of a perfect Mother's Day for me. 



Time to chill. I'm In bed going through my photos and organizing them by weeks for my Project Life album and mini books. Another warm cup of tea and fruit to eat on while I go through this process. 


Friday, May 29, 2015

Memorial Day

Today this 2015 Memorial Day I went and visited my grandparents grave site. As I'm driving to their site I felt the urge to snap a photo of the view I seen while waiting in line of all the swaying flags. For me it was emotional. As I kept going seeing love ones standing or sitting with their passed away family or friends brought tears to my eyes. YOU ARE LOVED!

I've parked and walked up to my grandparents site. I just break down in tears. I cried for about 30 minutes. I miss them so much. I found myself standing over them looking down with tears falling. When I go to visit I like to snap a photo of my looking down view of their grave site. Taking a picture of myself with my hand on their grave stone makes me think I'm touching them. YOU ARE LOVED & MISSED.
 
When I sit here I think . I think of my feelings, the memories and my life sense my grandparents have been gone. I wish they could be here to see their great grandkids who now have kids of their own. I feel sad that they aren't here. They would be pleased.  GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Voo Doo Doughnuts


Maliyah and I woke up Sunday morning and the first thing that came to mind was Voo Doo Doughnuts (www.voodoodoughnuts.com) . Well enough said we went and bought some doughnuts. We stood in line for 20 minutes and I was totally ok with that. There's something to be said about a sweets craving.

The location on Sandy is the one we went to.

I love my granddaughter Maliyah. She was such a trooper while we waited in line.







It's looking better. We can now at least see the inside.


Look at all these yummy choices.There's so much sugar spinning around. WHO CARES!

At first I thought this doughnut would be to much for her, but she proved me wrong and ate the whole thing. What a big girl.



Can you say YUMMY?  Selfie eat a doughnut picture.



After my mom heard me talking about how yummy my bacon maple bar was she wanted one. This was her first time there. We snapped photos so she could share with her sisters in Florida. Aniyah (my niece) didn't really know what to think. Lol

Friday, May 8, 2015

Kipling 100 Pens Pencil Case






  Can you say LOVE IT! After seeing multiple people on social media with the Kipling 100 Pen Pencil Case I said enough already I WANT ONE! That's exactly what I did. Went on a hunt for it. My first and only stop was Amazon. SCORE! 



















These pens I'd love to put all of them inside my Kipling but unfortunately I need to make a choice. 









These Creative Memories pens (in the containers) are my true favorite. For a while there I misplaced these pens and luckily I found them. 














Captured a photo showing everything I'm storing in my Kipling. It's pretty packed. 

1). Midori Travelers Notebook Passport size
2). Amy Tangerine mini stapler
3). Ali Edwards journaling cards 
4). Simple Stories journaling pen
5). Amy Tangerine mini scissors
6). Yellow Paper journaling book
7). Heidi Swapp acrylic stamps 
8). Heidi Swapp mini number wooden stamps
9). Technique Tuesday acrylic journaling lines stamp
10). Twine 
11). Post It note pads
12). Stabilo point 88 pen. Fine 0.4
13). Papermate mechanical pencil 0.5
14). Black Sharpie 
15). Uni-ball SIGNO white pen
16). Papermate comfortable ultra 1.0m
17). Marvy CALLIGRAPHY pen 3.5
18). Washi tape
19). BIC white-out
20). TOMBOW N15 pen
21). Sticky thumb mounting tape
22). Amy Tangerine date stamp
23). Amy Tangerine glue stick
24). Papermate pink pearl eraser
25). Heidi Swapp interchangeable stamp
26). Clear stamping block















Every thing is in. This will be perfect for me on the go.
 








For those that are wondering which Kipling I got I'm including the label. They come in various colors but as always I went with black.