Wednesday, August 31, 2011


We had a breaker problem and so last night my computer wouldn't come back on.  I was so bummed since it was the last day of the Photo Challenge.  I got this picture of my grandson, Addi, jumping on the tramp at horse therapy.  Look at how high he gets!

Monday, August 29, 2011

Day 29 - Photo Challenge - purchased

I got a new outfit that I'm wearing tomorrow.  I'm not usually a fan of peach but I like this outfit.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Day 28 - Photo Challenge daily routine

At the end of each day I scrapbook at least one page.  I am so far behind but it is a nice way to end my day!

Garage Sale-ing


Over the last month or so, Andrea and I have been hitting garage sales looking for special things.  After following several blogs, we've seen so many really neat things so we thought we'd start collecting.  We have found some really cool "OLD" chairs and tables.  On Saturday, Andrea found a desk that she has been looking for to use as a sewing table.  We worked for a long time trying to sand the top,  it was not an easy job.  I found a really neat fold up chair for $1.00 and painted in black for my bedroom.   It is so fun even though our guys think we are just buying other people's junk.  Oh well it is fun and put's a smile on our faces.   The simple things!!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Friday, August 26, 2011

Day 26 - Photo Challenge - something old

The chest was my grandfathers and has been passed down to me.  It is a beautiful piece.  It has lots of scratches and nicks but I still love it.  My grandfather died in 1964 after a tragic accident so I'm guessing this was his about 20 years before that.   I wish I would have known him better but from the stories I've heard he was a gentle man.  Thanks Grandpa for the beautiful chest.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Day 25 - Photo Challenge - sunflare

A little sun coming in my kitchen!

Embrace the camera - From St. Louis

I saved this picture of Molly and I from last weekend.  She is always so excited to see me.  I love it.  So this embrace the camera is for Molly.   I love you sweetie!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Day 24 - Photo Challenge - Smile

Gigi's first day of Pre-school.  She had a great day!

I love this picture.  She has learned to blow raspberries.   

Molly with every kids favorite ice cream
This is the most current picture I have of Addi.  But look at his smile!

My favorite smiles are on my 4 grandchildren.   Their smiles warm my heart.   I know they will warm your's also.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Day 23 - Photo Challenge - Sunset

Well there is not going to be a sunset tonight.  We are getting ready for some storms so I took a picture of the cloudy skies.  Sorry!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Weekend in St. Louis

I spent this past weekend in St. Louis.  We had so much fun.  We had a picnic at Forest Park.  It was so beautiful.  There was music playing, boats, ducks, good food and great company.  Then on Saturday we started our day at the Dentist (yuk) but it was Molly's first appointment and she did great.  Then we had lunch and a special treat of Jilly's cupcakes.  They won the cupcake wars on the Food Network.  And then in was off to the mall.   It was so good to spend time with Molly and Delainey.  I don't get to see them enough and of course it was great to see Missy and Andy too.  Thank you for a great weekend, Dallners!

Day 22 - Photo Challenge - trees

I love trees.  I have some beautiful big trees in my yard.  I had to take a few of my little guy in front of it.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Day 21 - Photo Challenge - pretty pattern

I couldn't decide which one to use.  I have a new dress I'm wearing tomorrow so I used the top of it which I think is so pretty and a bright print on a skirt I have.

I'm linking up here

Day 19 & 20 - Photo Challenge - where I slept and what I read

I've been in St. Louis so I haven't gotten to do the photo challenge so I need to catch up.  This is my bed and my favorite pictures of my grandkids 2 years ago in Hilton Head.  I need to add one of Lainey Bug now.

I'm currently reading the third book in The Hunger Games series, Mockingjay.  I love them.  I can't wait to see the movie.  I strongly recommend these books.

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Day 18 - Photo Challenge - in my bag

Today I'm packing to go to St. Louis and whenever I go see Molly I have to take surprises.  So I have a new dress for her along with some Cars toys.    I plan on doing a little shopping for little Delainey while I'm there but I can't walk in without a surprise for Molly.   So today in my bag are a few surprises and the rest of my clothes.

Embrace the camera - My sweet little grandson - Addi

I love this little guy so much.  I love it when he wants me to tickle him or when he wants to sit on my lap.  He just makes me smile!  I'm linking up with the Anderson Family Crew.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Day 17 - Photo Challenge - On the shelf

Today I get to share my fireplace mantel that I have just recently redone.  I took some of my ideas from Pinterest.  I did it all in white.   I love it and am so happy with it.  

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Day 16 - Photo Challenge - What I ate

Today I wanted to show you my steak dinner.  But more importantly, I'm doing a 6 week challenge with my job.  We have to eat 5 fruits or vegetables each day for 6 weeks.  It started yesterday and so far I've been doing pretty good.

Monday, August 15, 2011

Day 15 - Photo Challenge - shoes

This couldn't be more perfect for me.  People who know me know that I love shoes, especially high heels.  I love the way they look and I love wearing them.  Here are a few of my favorites.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

45 years and counting

My mom has been working at CVS/Revco/Hooks for 45 years this August 29th.  The girls at CVS decided to put together a dinner to surprise her for her years of service.  They invited our family so Claude, Sara, Andrea, John and I went to help surprise her.  She was beyond excited and surprised.  It was so nice to see her with everyone.  One of the guys ask if she was retiring and we all said "NO".    Congrats Mom, we are so proud of you!