Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Heat Wave!

It's hot! The first day of summer came in with a vengeance that won't be leaving until the weekend. Right now the heat index is 107 degrees! It's making me lazy and in need of a nap. We have roughly 5000 square feet of house (not all livable) and 4 window air conditioning units, 2 downstairs and 2 upstairs. Usually this is enough to keep us comfortable but today I closed off a couple of rooms to keep our living space a little cooler. My computer is in the spare bedroom so I'm typing this in a stuffy room.

I think the heat is getting to me because I'm really struggling with my wording and just can't think of anything spectacularly interesting to share.

Here are a few random pictures of some of my favorite possessions.

One of the handles of my desk

I was just "gifted" this school desk (I now have 3!)

A peek inside my china cabinet - I love that little book

One of a pair of vases we received for a wedding gift from a wonderful friend. Do you see my french door in the mirror? I love those too but I wouldn't dare take a picture of them in their current condition!!! You'll just have to trust me...

My Great Aunts bronzed gloves and my Grandmother's 8th grade school book

One of my Baby Ben's

My free piano that still needs tuning

I love this linen chest!

A comfy chair

My Great Aunt and Uncle's Wedding certificate from 1941

I think I'm going to take that nap now... stay cool!


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Summer break 2010

I was going to label this post Summer Vacation but really It's not a vacation for me. I get to fill up the next 3 months with fun activities for my kids and try to get my regular work done in between. So far, it's been good. The kids are getting along (for the most part) and we have been passing the days happily. I know in about a week they will get itchy so we'll have to go find something to do. But for now they are happy swimming, reading, playing games and of course, watching TV.

We had a very busy weekend, we celebrated our friends Frank and Sherry's marriage. They filled up three days for their family and friends with so many activities we were all exhausted by Saturday! We had a wonderful time and got to meet a lot of new friends.

Here are a few highlights from our vacation so far.

Louisa at Marty's school program

Marty and Louisa with his 3rd Grade teacher

Filling up the pool!

A cool day on my porch

Catching "Flyerflies" (as Louisa calls them) with new friends

Bug catching device

Being 8!

Lunch at The Deck, enjoying the Parade of Sails

Parade of Sails, Harborfest Portsmouth, Virginia

A birthday party

My little Princess

I'm not sure what we are going to do the rest of the week, I think recover from the events of the weekend. It's going to be hard to top that!

Have a wonderful Summer Break - I need to go call my Mother and apologize for all the pranks we pulled each Summer!

Monday, June 7, 2010

Trash & Treasure Monday - Marie Antoinette

The past week I was busy trying to clean before my son was out of school for summer break so I really didn't go anywhere to buy anything! I did however pull out Marie Antoinette and once again ponder on what to do about her appearance. After you see her picture, you'll know why I call her Marie Antoinette!

Marie was my Mother's doll, although I'm not sure when she was given to her I do know that my Great Grandmother Annie made her clothes and hat. As what happens with most of these dolls, the rubber band that held her arms and head on have dried out and fallen apart. I was going to glue the arms and head back on but my husband said I should take her to be fixed. I'm not sure it matters because I'm just going to put her on display, I would never let anyone play with her!

If she were yours what would you do?

Marie with her head

Marie without her head

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

126th Annual Memorial Day Parade

If you have ever been to Portsmouth Virginia you know we are steeped in History and surrounded by Military. It's a great place to live! I grew up here, my husband is a Navy transplant but now calls Portsmouth home too. My Dad grew up in Portsmouth so I know a lot about our town and could probably be a tour guide! One of the things we look forward to every year is the Memorial Day Parade (the oldest in the nation), it's small by comparison but so is our town.

This year was no exception so we found a nice spot in the shade and proceeded to cheer for anyone who passed by! It always chokes me up when the WWII Veterans pass by, their group keeps getting smaller.

This year I was impressed by the amount of young people who are in the High School ROTCs. It seems to me that the youth of our generation are too self obsessed and for the most part, lazy. So to see that so many still think the military is a great choice made me feel good.

Here are a few highlights from our Parade!

Shameless picture of my Son's school float!

I hope whatever you did yesterday you also took the time to remember all of the fallen solders and sailors. They are what helped shape our Great Country and what Memorial Day is all about.

Have a great week!

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