Wednesday, May 29, 2019

From April to May

Remember my plan to use Mondays for blogging?  FAIL.  I'm off from work this week.  It's the week between the regular school year and extended school year. I'm going to try to catch up.  Again.

I loaded all of these pictures weeks ago!  I don't even remember doing it. So I'll try my best to summarize these events from so long ago.

On Sunday April 28th, Michael and I went out on a coffee date.

On the 29th we went out on a breakfast date.  I don't even remember why.  It was a Monday.  Why was Michael home?
I also took a picture of my new Lush soap that day.  I don't think I bought it that day though.  

If you don't know about Lush you should definitely start using their products. This soap smells like warm milk.

Elliott got scanned for a new palate expander on Tuesday the 30th. 

We went out for dinner as a family and then Michael and Spencer went to go see the Yankees vs the Diamondbacks.  

I was driving to work on May 1st when I saw this truck.  Orth is the name of a city at Arizona Boys State.  Someone must have had a profound experience in their city!

Spencer had an appointment with his ENT that afternoon.  He is doing so well with his asthma.  The doctor doesn't want to see Spencer again until January!

On Thursday the 2nd I decided I would try once again to locate a replacement piece for my broken Polish pottery.  I took all of these pictures to try my luck on the internet once again. 

Unfortunately not even the Polish Pottery import companies can identify the factory or find me another piece. 

At least I had cute shoes that day. Thanks Target.

Brownines I baked that evening.  I don't know how that crater developed on the side. 

My manicure that evening. 

We went to a party at Joni and Blaine's house on Saturday the 4th. They live at the base of South Mountain. 

Their tortoise, Dozer. 

Maryellen and I were sitting on the couch when all these guys wearing basically the same outfit came into the kitchen.  It was funny. 

All of Blaine's guitars looked like a modern art piece. 

OK.  At least we are in May! 

Monday, May 6, 2019

Wrapping up April

There is nothing like enjoying a nice holiday, just easy and breezy with your family, and then BAM! the next day you're at the dermatologist wearing a paper gown and having your skin analyzed.  

While I was waiting for my appointment I was laughing at this woman who was reading her Daily Reminder book from 1974.  
Elliott's palate expander fell out on Easter Day, so on Tuesday the 23rd I picked him up at school, took him to be fit for a new one, and then took him back to school.   I'm already tired of all the orthodontist appointments.

Spencer being a goof with my phone on Wednesday the 24th. 
Yoga toes for me that night.  I've actually started taking magnesium to help with foot and leg cramps.  It seems to be working. 
Joni and I went to a continuing education class together on Thursday the 25th.  I now have all the hours I need to renew my Department of Education certificate.  
Michael and I were both off from work on Friday the 26th so we went to the opening day of Avengers: Endgame.  Michael was very, very excited. 
Since it was opening day there was a Disney rep outside of the theater handing out surveys.  I like a hefty dose of work with my movies. 

I was mostly excited about my new shoes.  But, I did love the movie too. 

And finally, my new Arizona shirt on Saturday the 27th.  

Thursday, May 2, 2019

A festive Easter house- 2019

Due to Easter being so late in the year, we had an Easter-tastic house for an entire month this year. I put everything up when it was still March and took everything down the Saturday after Easter.  Now the house will be "normal" until mid-June when I break out the 4th of July stuff. 

The front yard

The entry way

This little runner was new. 

Living room

Elliott made many trips to those little candy dishes. 

Entry hallway closet

Entry way bench

Dining room

We "lost" these glasses until halfway through the month.  And when I say "we lost" I mean I asked Michael to look in the cabinet where we keep holiday dishes and he said they weren't in there.  They miraculously appeared when I looked.  The two clear wine glasses in the middle are new. 

The collection of foot chicks. We're due to make more in 2021. 

Pantry door

Laundry room door

Kitchen cabinets

Above the kitchen sink

Behind the kitchen table

Kitchen table

The place mats were new.  I think I bought them around Valentine's Day. 

Ginger got a little bunny of her own. 

Family room

The new shower curtain in the hallway bathroom. 
I had towels and soap dispensers in the bathrooms too, but I forgot to take pictures in there before I packed everything up. You'd think I would have done it when I was in there taking the picture of the shower curtain.  You would think wrong.