Thursday, May 20, 2010
Kora and Nick are getting married at the Olympia Country & Golf Club this August so they had to buy a year membership there. So far, it has been great to have that. We have been able to enjoy some GREAT food with a view. They also have a pool, so Kora and I will be bathing beauties for most of the summer. On Mother's Day, they had a beautiful brunch set up, which we attended as a family. The sun was out and it was a beautiful day. We were able to celebrate Kimberly and Kyle's birthday (they are weird twins with birthdays on different days) along with Mother's Day. It was great.
Here is a picture of my Mom and Dad with their three grand children. I really do have an amazing Mom, who was able to raise six children, keep a clean house, all of us fed, all of us happy, and make it look easy. When I was little, I would wake up and lay on the couch watching Seasame Street while the older kids got ready for school. She would bring my breakfast in on a tray for me, complete with a little pitcher of milk for my cereal. Once the big kids were off to school (who all had a lunch in hand prepared by her) she would run a bath for me to play in. When I got out of the bath she had my clothes all ready to go, she even put my shoes and socks on me!! Geesh was I a baby, or what?!?!? For lunch she would set up a blanket in the living room with all of my Fisher Price Little People around it and I would play for quit some time. When it was time for Days of Ours Lives to come on, she would bring my lunch in on a tray and we would watch the soaps together:). She was, and is, great!!! Everything she does has a special touch on it.
I only hope that one day I can be half the mom she has been.
Mom, you are amazing. Thank you for everything that you do!!!
Rock out with you Hawk out!!!! Getting ready to leave...if you can't tell, she fell asleep about two minutes after getting in the car!!
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
I really like how this room has the ribbon and wrapping paper hanging on the wall, so you can see it and it is easy to access. However, that is really only most practical for your go to wrapping paper, so some cute container to hold the rest of the wrapping paper is a great idea as well. Here is a great idea to utilize shelf space. It makes everything look neat and tidy because each item has a container to separate them.
These are just some ideas that have been rolling around in my head for awhile now. My Mom is totally the go-to-gal for anything gifts and wrapping. She has all the supplies on hand and I know she would feel better about using them if they were more organized and visually appealing. I definitely think she works better when she can see all her supplies, so it is important to have some visual organization:).
Her and I both have the summer off so hopefully this will be a project that we can work on!!
By the way, I only have 30 days of work left until summer!!! Whoot Whoot!!!!!!! Gotta love being a teacher:).
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
This was the last day. Alyssa and Ian had already headed back home so we are sans one girl. Zerba cellars.
It was such a fun weekend. Good friends, good food, and good wine. How could you go wrong?