Monday, June 18, 2012

New House!

Father's Day in Atlanta with Jen and Alan

Here is a photo of Alan and Jen with the dads, and then with the moms.

They just bought a new house in Atlanta. we went over yesterday to see the house for the first time. We had seen the outside, but they just closed this week so they just got the keys. The photos I'm posting here are from the posting of the house when it was for sale. It's a beautiful house and I know they will enjoy fixing it up and making it a home.

I have always wanted a screened in back porch -- so their screened in porch is
where I am going to be most of the time when I visit!
The previous owners had a baby grand piano, but Jen's mom and dad have a baby grand piano they are giving Alan and Jen so I would think it may go in the same place.

I attempted to make a cake that "looked" like their house --it wasn't great, but it wasn't good enough to show here but it served the purpose long enough for us to cut into it.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Bucket List revisited

Back in July I posted this bucket list:

Go to Australia
Win a tennis tournament
Shoot a hole in one
Meet Maria Shriver
Own a red Mazda Miata
Have a screened in porch
Be skinny
Make a difference to someone

I've decided to revisit it since many have commented on it.

List now:

Go to Australia - DONE
Win a tennis tournament -DONE -- actually several people pointed out that I have won several tennis tournaments when I was younger -- so I guess this didn't really count.
Shoot a hole in one
Meet Maria Shriver - DONE
Own a red Mazda Miata
Have a screened in porch
Be skinny
Make a difference to someone (this one is weighing pretty heavy on me right now)
Visit the Grand Canyon
Go fishing again - my son bought me a new rod and reel for Mother's Day so I'm ready!
Travel to Europe again
Go on a girls weekend somewhere fun
Have all of my girl friends over to my house at one time for coffee
Have more patience with myself and my family
Learn to sew
Hopefully someday become a grandparent -- but that is definitely out of my control

I need to work on some of these -- some I can make happen -- others we'll have to wait and see. What's on your bucket list?

Monday, June 11, 2012


No I am not Missing in Action. I just haven't gotten around to putting my thoughts down lately. I can't seem to get everything organized in my brain -- I'll be back shortly.