I love all the different shades of green in this plant. I don't know what kind of greenery it is, but he comes back every year and it spreads. It helps cover the nightmare our neighbors created in our back yard!
Saturday, June 29, 2013
Wednesday, June 26, 2013
The cars from the Great Race stopped in Peoria on the river front this afternoon from 12-2:30. I went to see some of them, there are 99 different cars and drivers participating in the event this year. They begin at St Paul, Minnesota and end their journey in Louisiana. This was my favorite car...and to think...none of them had air conditioning!
We went to the St Louis Zoo, this morning. It has been at least 25 years ago that we took the kids there. The Zoo has changed a lot since then. Jim took my picture in front of the giraffe's. It is on my bucket list to feed a giraffe!
Peyton and I got to go out to the CAT hanger and see the private planes. Stacie is working there now and we thought he would like to see the planes. This is a 2012 14 passenger plane. It is really nice inside. Peyton was impressed because there are ipods in this plane.
I started organizing my photos for the past 18 months or so. I have fallen so far behind printing and scrapbooking them. I have about 1,800 to print. It will take me a while to get them all printed, but the end result will be great! I have burned all of the files to my external hard drive through today!
John, Jim, Stacie and Nate in front of Cracker Barrel! Love these guys so much, but sometimes they are silly and today was one of those days! We met today for Father's Day, since John and Stacie are going to St. Louis tomorrow for a few days.
When I got home from work, I made Coco a new toy. He has been chewing on his fleece blanket, so I took a tennis ball and wrapped it up in a scrap of leftover fleece, tied a knot and cut the ends into fringe. It looks like an octopus and he loves to chew on it.
This is a pile of snowmen that I stamped for some Christmas cards I am working on. Our swap for November is holiday cards. I have been getting all of my cards done for the rest of the year, so when I start summer vacation, I can scrapbook for 6 whole weeks!
Jim and I ate dinner at the Burger Barge. I have been there many times to eat lunch, however, not really recently. They do have awesome burgers and fries, but they are not weight watcher friendly. I got the mini moo, which is a very small burger. And to think, I would normally eat a full size burger and an order of fries! Jim liked his burger and would like to go there again sometime. Maybe when they open the new place...not on the river front!
Coco and I went for a walk at Coal Miner's Park this afternoon. There is a foot bridge that crosses the creek at the beginning of the trail. We walked 1.7 miles. I am sure he walked farther, because he walks from one side of the path to the other. Never in a straight line!
Thursday, June 6, 2013
Nikki called me! Our order came in...I got 4 different stamp and punch bundles. They were 15% off and Nikki gave us a 20% discount and free shipping and handling...couldn't pass up that deal! Now I just have to get busy making some cards!
Joe's Crab Shack! for lunch...it was awesome! Crab legs, shrimp, potatoes and corn on the cob. After lunch, we walked to the new Riverfront Museum to view the black and white photos that were taken by Ansel Adams, during his photography career. Amazing photos, he was very talented.
Nikki had an open house today for the Stampin' Up! new catalog. We got to see some of the new products and play with the new items. Nikki does such an awesome job of inspiring us to create great cards and projects! Can't wait to get my order!
The truck arrived today with the rubber mulch for our playground. There were 22 bags of rubber mulch each weighing 2,000 pounds. The city loaned us a backhoe and operator to get the pallets off the truck. He also hauled the bags over to the swings and playground equipment and dumped the mulch out of the bags for us.
We celebrated the retirement of several of our fellow employees. Cindy Bridges, Kathleen Wright and Deane Flynn all retired at the end of this school year. We had dinner at Mashi's and danced until 11:30 when the band retired! Thanks, Kathleen for hiring the band for the evening. Wishing them rest and relaxation in their retirement!