Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Jordan's Landscaping

This is Jordan's latest yard improvement. For those of you who have never seen our house this is where the trash cans sit. It was a muddy mess before but Jordan turned it into something beautiful. Jordan along with the assistance of Madison carefully laid these bricks and built the planter. Chris and I were both so impressed!!! He made sure everything was done correct and that the crawl space door will still open. The best part was the two of them actually worked together on the project. Jordan at one point did say to Maddie "could you please just stop talking and work?" It was pretty funny!!

Madison and Beauty

Madison had her first riding lesson on Monday. She had a really nice and somewhat stubborn horse named Beauty. She was a natural at riding and is looking forward to next week!!!

Spencer's Graduation Hilton Head SC

The last few weeks have been so busy!!!! It is amazing how fast the summer goes by... if only the cold winter days were like that :) Well a lot has happened in the last few weeks. Spencer graduated from high school, I can not believe I am even typing that! It seems so strange, where did time go? We had a wonderful time in Hilton Head for a few days with the family. We were a little disappointed that it rained for graduation. They had to move the graduation inside and each student was only allowed to have three family members come in to watch. Chris, my mom and I went in while Dad, Jordan and Madison watched the video footage. Unfortunately the video went out a few minutes in to it and so they just had to sit in the auditorium. I am just glad he graduated and am looking forward to taking him to the Citadel in August.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Creamy Italian Dressing I - All Recipes

Creamy Italian Dressing I - All Recipes

I wanted to share my favorite salad dressing recipe. I was just getting ready to make it and thought I would post it before I forget. I leave out the whole onion and substitute onion powder that is the only change that I make. This is super easy and makes several salads for our family.... It is really good if you use romaine lettuce, artichoke hearts, black olives, croutons, Parmesan and tomatoes.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Our Ninth Anniversary

We celebrated our 9th anniversary on Saturday May 15th, 2010. We had a really wonderful time.... We went to Sullivan's for dinner and then to a movie. Sullivan's was pretty good, I think the service was actually better than the food. We told them it was our anniversary when we made the reservation and they made it really special. The manager actually came out and told us Happy Anniversary and then gave us a free chocolate souffle with a cream anglaise sauce. It was really good! Not as good as the chocolates that my sweet husband brought to me on the night before our anniversary. You can see the pictures above, my favorite was the strawberries.
We went to see the movie "Letters to Juliet". It was one of the best movies I have ever seen. It was romantic but really funny too. It was kind of a chick flick but there were actually other guys in the movie other than Chris. There has been a few times that we have been to a movie where he was the only guy! It is just another reason I know he loves me!!!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Madison's New Shoes

Here are the shoes that go with Madison's new dress. We went to TJ Maxx on Saturday and actually had a good time! She picked these out on her own and I must say I think she did a great job!!

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Madison in a Dress!!!

Okay... so while I was typing my last post about the dress shopping Madison actually put the dress on. Nobody even held a gun to her head!! She looks so beautiful ..... and she has extremely long legs as her brother had to point out. It makes me a little sad to see her so grown up looking. It seems like it was yesterday that she was wearing cute little ruffle dresses, black shiny shoes and big bows in her hair. Where does the time go?