Thursday, March 31, 2011

Java's Hop, for US over 40 bloggers!!!!

Don't forget to link up with Java at Never Growing Old!

Fridays Hop

I will be linking with: DollCas's thoughts!



1. Are you a bath or shower person?  

I am a shower person. the only time I take a bath is when I am so cold nothing else will warm me!

2.  Do you bathe/shower in the morning or at night?

During the work week, I shower both morning and night.  After 10+ hours of taking care of my patients, I crave a shower and that is the first thing I do when I get home!

3. Do you have a hot tub or swimming pool?

In Loveland, we have a Hot Tub that has never been used. It was there when Hubby bought the house, it's in a fenced in area that is just a little bigger than the tub,  not very user friendly.  I do not know if it works and would pay someone to come and get the darn thing.
At the Condo, we have a pool that the grand kiddo's LOVE!


A Trip to the American Girl Doll Store!!!

Today was Girl's Day Out!
Four Girl's enjoying a beautiful Spring day.
One little girl had to make a very hard decision.
So many dolls to choose from...
A little girls dream store!

Miss S..the decision maker.
Two older cousins..along for support.
She searched up, and down, every aisle. She looked at every doll in the store, then narrowed it down to two.
Would she pick Emily, a doll with a story book, or #17 a Look Like Me doll.  She sat on the floor, studying each doll and then very quickly the decision was made...
a Look Like Me Doll.
This doll has red hair and blue eyes, just like Miss S!

You may ask, what was the deciding factor..this dolly has an interactive game on the computer.

She will log on to this site.

The sales person told us Miss S will be able to log on to the above site, register her doll,  then the image of her doll will pop up on the screen.  She will be able to play games with the doll, bake with her and have a great interactive time on the computer. They did not have a demo, but it sold Miss S.

After we finally got through in the store, it was off to lunch! We were all very hungry and right next to the store was a "American Girl Doll..Friendly" restaurant. 
In New York, where we took the older girls, the Doll store had a restaurant with unbelievable  food.

Two years ago in New York

We had such a great time!

The decor, food and service was amazing!
Even though the American Girl Store, in Denver, does not have a restaurant,  The White Chocolate Grill was fantastic!

Wonderful Food.. every dessert on the menu had White Chocolate!
Waiting for our table.
Yes, even the doll gets a booster seat.

Dolly had to look at the menu too!

Jay and Miss S
Nana and the soon to be 14 year old!

As usual, I forgot to take pictures of our meal. I remembered after I had nearly devoured my....
Portobello Mushroom( to die for) sandwich!
EM..enjoying a burger

Jay loved the French Fries!

Three happy Girls and one new baby doll!
I hope you had a wonderful day......
I know I did!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Tuesday Hop on the train

I will be linking to

Quick recap of the last 24h

As you read, two of the Colorado Granddaughters spent the night last night.

We have been playing Words With Friends on the internet and having a great time! Who would have thought you could play scrabble with the Grands..even when they are not here! Emma set up my ipad and we have been playing for the last 24 off and on!

Also, last night they made vanilla cupcakes with chocolate cream frosting. We are still trying to find the perfect receipe, and last night they came pretty darn close.
Mixing the batter in my MINI KITCHEN!
Eating the Frosting!

After much debate on what we would do today, they decided to make a craft before going to Miss S's dance recital. We went to Michael's which did not have anything that turned their crank...after searching every nook and cranny of the store, they decided on Tshirts with iron on transfers.
Unfortunately, I did not get a picture of them because we were in such a hurry to get to the recital.

Introducing Miss S

Getting pretty
Looking tired

The final number..a tap dance!

Meet Me On Monday hosted by Java

I love to start Mondays with Java@ Never Growing Old and her fun hop!
Java will add a linky so we can follow who participates and get to know them  better!!  Be sure to link the POST and not just your whole blog!!

Meet Me On Monday

Question #2 (Do you scrapbook) compliments of Helen at
A Crafty kind of Truffle   Thanks Helen!!!

If you have a question suggestion please email me at: and if I use your question I will give you a shout out!  


1.  Crunchy or soft tacos?
I like Crunchy Tacos. I used to fry my own shells, but now (fried=FAT) I buy the pre-made shells. Maybe not as tasty , but better on the waistline!

2.  Do you scrapbook?
No, I do not scrapbook. I am so addicted to the computer, I do not know where I would find the time to scrapbook.

3.  Do you take any daily medications?

Yes, I take Levothyroxine, for my thyroid, and Cymbalta for Fibromyalgia
Daily Medications

4.  What is your favorite sound?
My Grand Kiddo's laughing!

Years ago!

5.  Where were you born?

Anybody that has been reading this blog knows that I am a Desert Rat...I was born in Phoenix, Arizona!
stock photo : Saguaro silhouette in red sunset lit clouds.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Monday's Hops!

It is Monday and time to hook up with some Hops!



St Francis Cathedral, Santa Fe New Mexico

And;Canadianmom for her Motivational Mondays

Joy is a net of love by which you can catch souls.
- Mother Teresa

I will also be linking with:  Tami Marie @ The Things We Find Inside
Another fun Hop Is;
The Things We Find Inside>

Pure Bliss

Hubby cooking dinner and two of the Grand Kiddo's chilling in the bedroom!

Life can not get any better than this!