Thursday, December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas

Whether you are just stopping by to find Bishop Ken's homilies or you are a close friend or family member, you have enriched my life so much.

It has been heart warming to see so many people leave this site to read Ken's words. It makes me smile. May each of you find what you need most in his words.

To my visitors and my family and friends God bless you during this holiday season.

Merry Christmas to all.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Trip to Flint Children's Museum

We had so much fun with Javier and Ayva at the children's museum on the campus of Kettering University in Flint.

There were so many ways to foster imagination. A full size stagecoach, costumes and a puppet theater.

I loved the sort of creepy science area where the kids got on a bike and looked through a transparent mirror. It reflected a skeleton on the other side of the mirror that was moving in conjunction with the person pedalling. So it looked as if you could see through your own body to see your skeleton.

Christmas Quiche

There are seven quiches in the oven.  I always buy too much cheese!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Didn't do too bad!

Well, I ate too many chips.  But I ordered the San Jose Special with no beans or rice - so I say it was much better than the last trip.  LOL - of course I kept getting brain freeze from the Lime Margarita, it was YUM.

Oh I can't believe I didn't take a picture again - my oh my, we will have to return!

It was a very nice evening with friends.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Dinner Again!

We are going to El Potrero for dinner tonight with good friends. We were just there on Tuesday for Jesse's birthday celebration. You know when Jesse chooses this Mexican restaurant every year for his birthday that it is the best.

Even though we have to go to Owosso it is worth the drive.

I'm going to be smarter tonight - no chips, no beans, no rice. Just two little tamales - oh yeah, like that is going to happen.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Santa Oh No

So Caroline went Christmas shopping with Joanna. Santa was going to be at Crystal's work so we went with Jesse and the kids.

The little boys wanted nothing to do with him. Javier was too old to sit on his lap. Ayva was just right...

Until we got in the car and she said, "Was that the real Santa? Cause I think that beard was fake. It was falling off him."

So I explained how Santa had to be at the North pole making presents with the elves. This guy was his helper.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Javier and Ayva Come for a Visit

We have Javier and Ayva for the evening. We have the art projects done.

Javier and I made buns for chicken sandwiches. Then we had dinner.

Now Papa and Javier are making popcorn.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Salmon and Potato Frittata

Oh yum. We had leftover salmon from dinner last night so I made a Frittata for breakfast.

First I diced onions and potatoes and sauted them in butter. Added salt, pepper, garlic, parsley, Mrs. Dash.  When those were done I added four eggs with dill and salt.

After almost set I topped it with the salmon and shredded cheese and put it under the broiler.

It was delicious.

On Her Way

Look at those heels!
The Great Aunties would be proud!
We took her to Detroit this morning. She is on her way to Arizona to see Conner.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Christmas Lunch

When Clarence and Elinor planned a Christmas lunch we were so happy it was going to be at Fandangles'. We had the nicest time.

And of course, it goes without saying, the food was delicious.

I share Clarence's picture below. What a great way to start the holidays.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Writing All Morning

I am working on my book today.  Thank goodness.  It has been very difficult to even think about writing at the moment.  I love Pinterest.  This morning I was up around 3:00 and searched for "Writing Inspiration" and when I saw this, I just laughed.

So after a short nap and then coffee with Paco, I started writing.  It felt good to spend three hours at the computer.

I decided it was time to give Noah a day out in Okinawa.  Thankfully, Caroline made a Pinterest board for places Robbie might want to go to while in Okinawa.  So I chose one and put it in the story.

Then I had to to look up yen conversions and read up on sea glass.  Looking at the Google maps, it looks as if Okinawa is actually closer to China than to Japan.  It has been an interesting morning.

Now, time to take a shower and get ready to get my haircut.