Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

I hope everyone has a lovely Easter!

I wanted to show a couple or three pictures of my Easter decorations.  I limited decorating to one of my curio cabinets this year.  I don't have kids at home anymore so I'm really the only one who cares about it, and I decided I didn't want decorations scattered throughout the house.  For one thing, my three cats love to mess with anything I put out and I don't need the aggravation. They're worse than toddlers! Hehe.  Also, I can sit in my living room where the cabinet is and really see them and appreciate them.

Well, that's about it.  Stop by again soon and enjoy your day!

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Favorite Children's Books, Part II

I'm finding it harder and hard to post due to time constraints, so I apologize for all the delays.

Here are some more of my favorite books from childhood:

Stand in the Wind by Jean Little

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The Betsy-Tacy-Tib series by Maud Hart Lovelace

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The Trixe Belden Mystery Series by various authors

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The Ginnie & Geneva series by Catherine Woolley

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Ellen Tebbits by Beverly Cleary

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Enjoy my walk down Memory Lane!

I hope that tomorrow I will get a chance to post my Easter decorations (just in time!).

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Favorite Children's Books

What are some of your favorite books from childhood?  I've been thinking about this a lot lately.  I've collected some of my favorites throughout the years, and they are among my most valued treasures.  Here are a few:

Striped Ice Cream by Joan M. Lexau

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From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg 

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The All of A Kind Family series by Sydney Taylor

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The Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander

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Those are just a few of many.  I was quite a reader as a child and I still love all of these books.  What are some of your favorite children's or young adult books?

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Happy Birthday to My Daughter

My daughter turns 20 today.  She's my baby and it's hard to believe the teen years are behind us and she is a junior in college.  I know the future holds great things for her and I'm so excited to see where her road leads.

Happy birthday, Amy!  We love you more than you can ever imagine.

One year old

Four years old

Age 8 or 9...with her brother at the beach

Age 14

Senior prom

Senior picture

You have been a wonderful, loving, inquisitive, bright, amazing child.