Saturday, May 28, 2011



Then and Now
Then 2001....

May 26, 2001
St. Dominic's Church
Benicia California




These two pictures were taken from a little scrapbook put together by my good
friend Becky from Michigan whom I haven't seen for so long! 


Then 2002.....




Then 2005.....



Then 2006.....



and now....



Easter 2011





May 26, 20011
Castello di Amorosa Winery
Napa California

On Thursday we celebrated 10 years of marriage. It is hard to believe it has already been ten years. On the other hand, it is hard to remember life before. 
Life before "Jim and Carol", before "the kids"....
That was then. All foundational to what is now.
But now? 
Wouldn’t change it for the world. 
Happy Anniversary to the King of our Castle, 
from your Queen!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

round button chicken

{pretty, happy, funny AND real}


Can you see those pretty flowers? I got THREE bouquets for Mother's Day. 
And see all those happy smiles? We had a great day!
Now, for those funny cards in my hands. Have you ever heard of hoops&yoyo? I was queen for a day, an "Amazing Mom" (sung to Amazing Grace), called by many different names in funny voices, and declared the best in the world after an exhaustive search. Lots of hoops&yoyo laughs that day!!
And now for the real. See how those sweet children are dressed so nicely? Their Mama dressed them that way for Mass. But she couldn't keep her Mass clothes on one more minute...if you look closely, she is wearing her "holy" jeans instead. Yes, we are nothing if not real around here!

And now...in the category of real funny...


I like to call this one "Give me the camera please!"....said in a REAL patient voice, of course.

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