Just Life

sunday update.

…first the brunch and stampin up! review. Wow – the liquor bottles are overwhelming the beautiful food and smiles? Sorry, we had creme de cassis and peach schnapps to add to the prosecco … a new-to-us version of mimosas! Delicious food, too! Quiche lorraine, blueberry muffins, three-fruit (blueberry, strawberry and peach) muffins and fruit salad. What’s not to love about summer food?! After we ate, Karen and I dove into the new catalog. LOVE! and can’t wait to use the new colors! Inspired me (at some point over the next few weeks) to go through the inks and papers I have and consolidate. Clean house. Get down from the 48+ colors I have today to the 16-18 colors I really use. Makes me feel better just thinking about it. And think of all the room it will make for other stuff?!

The photos. So – I was giving myself too much credit for being organized before. Turns out the photo box wasn’t organized by time. That first sleeve of photos from 2004 was just a random first sleeve. There are photos from 2002 through about 2005. Except for a HUGE missing chunk from about fall 2004 through early summer 2005. Not a single photo to document Christmas, Katie’s 18th birthday, senior prom, graduation…near as I can tell, the entire year is a blank. (Except I do think there may be a few photos from Sara’s 13th birthday…of course that might be #12 or #14…). If anyone has any photos from then to share, please do – I’d be grateful. So now the project is taking a more defined shape. About 500 pictures – even with the gap…and two new albums! Heads up, Mom, I may be bringing it with next weekend!

…the first photo – summer 2002 beach trip (Sara is 10, Jillian 11 and Paula 7?)

and the last – from the hat’s debut last week…

Marc left for his business trip in the dark early morning hours. So Sara and I are on our own for dinner. We made a quick stop at Trader Joe’s (after the Dick Blick stop for the new albums) and have hummus quartet with vegetables and tortellini with fresh tomato sauce on the menu. Made even better because we’ll eat on trays while we watch Little Miss Sunshine.


  • Anonymous

    Oh, help!! All of your comments about the good food leave me weak…how am I supposed to compete with this? I thought I had some good menus planned but now I wonder. Maybe 25 years from now you’ll know where I’m coming from. No, I won’t let it bother me as I will just continue on with what I have planned. Mother

  • Lydia

    The crepe myrtles are beautiful, no idea on the flowers, could be something a bird “dropped”. I have some graduation party photos I’ll get to you. I finally got my photos caught up. Need to do 2006, which is primarily our cruise, no photos of the move. Think with the blogging, I’ll have more for 2007. Enjoy Florida.

  • mere2007

    Mother – I’m sure the food will be lovely and delicious like always! Please no worries on that front – after all, who taught me what I know?! -m.