Tuesday, August 31, 2010

So cute!

This bird is so cute! Turn your volume up so you can here her voice. Adorable!

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Happy 86th Birthday Grandma!

Today is Grandma's birthday! She is 86 and as beautiful as ever! We had a family get together and it was fun! The food was great and the company was great and fun was had by all! LOVE YOU Grandma!

In this one, my Uncle David is helping with the blowing out of the candles!

BTW....the cake is a chocolate pecan praline cake made by my Aunt Cynthia.....she is a great cook! Chocolate cake covered in chocolate ganache and then covered with pecan praline icing.....HELLO....YUMMY!!!


So Mom retired the end of June and her birthday was the first of July. Had to find a present big enough for both. So my Grandma, my aunt and I went in and got her a new big chair. She had one that needed to be replaced desperately. The old chair is below:

It is not a bad chair but the arm is a little punched down. AND btw...that is a shadow in the bottom left corner...NOT a stain on the carpet. I don't know what happened there. The main problem is the ottoman. It was a nice ottoman until evil happened upon it. Below is the evil:

When the evil twins were about 1 they did this to the ottoman:

They did this about the time we were first letting them stay out of their crates while we were at work. Thanks Kids!
So for Mom's surprise, I had to find a way to let her know we were going shopping for chairs. I wasn't going to go shop and buy one for her. She needed to have her stamp on it. I was thinking a card with a "gift certificate" or a message in the card, then I thought about creating another blog with pictures of lots of chairs. I went to all these furniture stores and took pictures and created this:
I think you can copy and past the link to see it. I put the website in a card and made her pull it up on her computer. She was confused at first and then she got it and was very excited!
We went shopping on July 3rd. We hit several places. The last place we went was La-Z-Boy. If you ever need furniture, they have some beautiful things besides recliners. I will say some of the recliners though are pretty cool. But she wanted a chair and a half with ottoman. She got to try several out and picked the one she liked best. What was great though is that she could also choose a fabric and have it made to her taste. It was sooo much fun picking out the fabric. Once chosen, it was going to be 6-8 weeks before it was delivered. They were not kidding about that....ordered July 3rd.....delivered FINALLY this past Thursday. It is beautiful!

Here is a close up of the fabric:
I love the fabric and so does Mom. It blends with the Tiffany lamps and the eggplant couch. It is girly and feminine and it works!
Happy Birthday and Retirement Mom!!

Monday, August 2, 2010

The Shuffledesks

I know this is not a very important entry to most people, but it is sentimental. Mom and I have these Shuffledesks. They are a VERY, VERY early version of lapboards. Dad bought these for us way back in the day. He died in 1976 so these are super old. They have finally had it. The material is shredding and I have tons of little white beads coming out of mine. The dogs have them stuck to their beards and they are all over the carpet and chairs. Sad as it is....we decided to man up and get new ones. We use the lapboards for our laptops and it has been kinda sad to let the old ones go.

Here is the top of Mom's. It is cracked and beat up all around the edges. It was used well for all these years. Loads of crossword puzzles have been conquered here!

Here is the back....she had the handkerchief motif on the back:

Now here is the top of mine.....a little more destuctive I am. I scratched in "WOW" and then there are a ton of other scratches....got nothing. Have no idea why. And the Winnie the Pooh stickers? Again....don't ever remember putting them on there.

The back of mine was Raggedy Ann. What I hate is that you can no longer see where I wrote "I love Erik Estrada" and "I love Shaun Cassidy". I loved "Chips" and "The Hardy Boys" and I had all of Shaun's albums (yessss....ALBUMS!!!) Speaking of albums...I was rocking The Osmonds and Leif Garrett! WOOT!!

Those have been replaced now with these cool ones from Barnes and Noble! Love 'em and added new cool wireless mice because we hate the touch pad on laptops.....

Every Ding Dang Night

You see that pink flamingo pillow.....that is MINE! Where are the pups every night right before I crawl into bed? They are in MY spot! Have to move them every night!! Nerds!

and THEN they go and do something cute like be snugglebugs!


Help me! I have a face on my leaf!!!!

HA HA HA HA.....Awesome!

First saw this contraption on "Bert the Conqueror" on the Travel Channel. He is a hoot! But here is an extreme.....poor girl....and the boys....they are trouble- makers! Bless her unaware heart!