Thursday, April 30, 2009

Goals for May

My daughter and niece have been doing this for several months with good results.
I am giving it a try for the first time this month. Wish me luck.
Focus for May:
1. Organize furniture and garage sale items for neighborhood sale at the end of May.
2. Read two books - one fiction and one non-fiction.
3. Send a package of goodies to Arkansas for my cute granddaughters.
4. Exercise three times a week, every week.
5. Plan healthy meals, get groceries and eat healthy.
6. Downsize crafts and tag for craft sale (see #1).
7. Plan and take one day-trip with hubby to nearby MN historical site.
8. Study, study, study for certification exam.
9. Post furniture for sale on Craigslist and get it out of here.
10. Donate books to library or Veteran's Hospital.

I plan to do all of this while working forty hours a week at my day job.
How about you? Any special goals planned for May?

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Happy Birthday to Me!

Dinner at Perkins with Melissa and Nicholas.

Events of the day:
Lunch with a friend at TGIF.
Dinner at Perkins (see photo above).
Chocolate cake and ice cream at home with hubby and Sarah.
Numerous calls from family and friends - thanks for all the well wishes.
New blog header (right here) compliments of niece Emily.
Blog wishes from M and L for Grandma Jan from 'WE Holman Family' blog.
Happy Birthday, Grandma Jan song on my cell phone from granddaughter M.
She sang the whole song - precious! with a 'happy birthday' from my son and 'I love you' in the cutest three-year-old voice ever!

Happy Birthday photos and smiles from my two favorite little girls.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Garage Sale Today

Today was the first day of our two-day garage sale. It was cloudy and cool but it did not rain during the day. We had lots of customers and got rid of several big items We have one more day to get rid of more...
Here I am - outside all day and in my jacket.
It's still COLD here in Minnesota and it's almost May!

There are still lots of items here. See anything you like?

Stop by and see us tomorrow if you're in the area.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Just 10 Days Ago

Trip to Arkansas:
It hard to believe that just 10 days ago we were in Arkansas with our granddaughters.
We did visit recently, yet it seems like months since we spent time with them. How can that be?

Halfway there and Bill checks the map to make sure we are on the right road - We weren't!

In Arkansas and warm weather -- It was worth the stop to capture the flowers in bloom.(Minnesota has yet to see any flowers in bloom - but then it's only April.)

Time with M and LG - Just the best:

We're Not in Minnesota:
Green grass, flowers blooming, leaves on the trees - we must be in Arkansas!

After the drive the day before and a tour of the town, it's time to relax before dinner.
Father and son asleep during the golf game. They didn't even know that I took the picture.

Easter Egg Hunt:
We had an egg hunt on Saturday. Everyone had a great time.
LG is happy to share in the fun.
Grandpa helps find the eggs.
Megan shows off the eggs she captured.
Time to relax by the pool.

It was a great trip with lots of family time, tour time and even time to relax. That's my kind of fun.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Easter Weekend with Our Granddaughters

Bill and I were able to travel south safely to see our family in Arkansas. It's a long trip but well worth it.
Here are just a few of my favorite photos:
Dinner with M and LG Thursday evening after arriving.
LG (7 1/2 months old) has breakfast the next morning.
Daddy (my son) and M
Grandma Jan and her girls
Bill and I enjoyed our tour of the city.
Happy Grandma and baby

I took lots of photos and I have more to share.
I'll post again later this week after I unpack and rest up from 853 miles twice in four days.