Saturday, August 15, 2015

Day 227, Saturday, August 15, 2015

I had wood grilled shrimp tacos at Red Lobster!  They were awesome and I will definitely have them again!

Day 226, Friday, August 14, 2015

Earlier in the week, my shelf in the laundry room exploded!  Jim and I removed and reinstalled all the old hardware and fixed the shelves so they would be double rung!  Love it and yes, they are in color order.

Day 225, Thursday, August 13, 2015

OMG!  We are going to have a bunch of tomatoes!

Day 224, Wednesday, August 12, 2015

This is a Facebook post from today!  LOL

Day 223, Tuesday, August 11, 2015

Coco is sleeping while I rest on the couch with him!

Day 222, Monday, August 10, 2015

I have an inventory of my Kiwi Lane Design templates.  I have been buying the templates that are on sale each month.  

Day 221, Sunday, August 9, 2015

This is my circle journal.  We each did a layout in every journal and now have our own back.  There are four of us and we each have the same paper to complete this layout.  Love to share with my artsy friends!

Day 220, Saturday, August 8, 2015

I got home from the Barn around 2:30. p.m.  We had a party at Tyler and Christen's to celebrate the soon to arrive baby, at 3 p.m.  At 6 p.m., we went to John's 40th birthday day party.  They have an amazing group of friends and family!

Day 219, Friday, August 7, 2015

I went to the Barn for an overnight stay.  It was BYOS, bring your own steak, for dinner.  Kellee is such a fabulous cook!  We enjoyed our steak and all the fixings! 

Day 218, Thursday, August 6, 2015

I completed this page in my journal.  I did a similar one in my friend, Kellee's circle journal.  I am loving the process of art journaling!

Day 217, Wednesday, August 5, 2015

I painted this canvas at Leo's Art Studio with my friend, Carol.  It was so much fun!

Day 216, Tuesday, August 4, 2015

We got new doors installed at school.  They completely removed the doors and frame and installed four new doors and two windows in the spots above the doors.  You can see that the interior doors have thin windows.  Our outer doors were like that, too. The replacement doors have the top half of the door as a window.  There is so much light coming in this foyer now.

Day 215, Monday, August 3, 2015

Jim sent me these pictures of the pumpkins!

Day 214, Sunday, August 2, 2015

I have all the layouts done from that 2007-2009 photo box.  I will put them in the appropriate albums soon!

Day 213, Saturday, August 1, 2015

Today is the St Jude run.  There are lots of runners who are making their way to Peoria for the telethon.  This is the crazy sock leg of the Pekin to Peoria run.  Yes, I was laying on the ground to get this shot!

Day 212, Friday, July 31, 2015

Save the Date for Aly & Kirby.  They are such a cute couple!

Day 211, Thursday, July 30, 2015

This is a thank you card I got from one of the runners we support for the Pekin to Peoria run.  I can't run, so I support the runners by making a donation in Johnny Mac's name.

Day 210, Wednesday, July 29, 2015

This is my little friend, Knox.  His momma was a co-worker, who I miss very much.  Knox is such a cute little guy!  It was fun to see them both and enjoy spending time with him.

Day 209, Tuesday, July 28, 2015

I have a tooth that is bothering me.  It really started hurting last Friday.  I went to my dentist yesterday and to see about a root canal today.  He said he would try to do the root canal, but wasn't sure he could get through the tooth.  I will be having it extracted and an implant put in soon.

Day 208, Monday, July 27, 2015

It was back to work for me this morning.  UGH!  Nate planted tomato plants kinda late this spring.  We have a couple of tomatoes on each plant.

Day 207, Sunday, July 26, 2015

Back to Illinois this morning. It was a great weekend!

Day 206, Saturday, July 25, 2015

Today I got to cross something off my bucket list!!  I have wanted to feed a giraffe for a while.  4 years ago, I was standing in this same spot, about to feed a giraffe and it started raining.  The animals ran to the barn to get out of the rain, so I didn't get to feed them.

Day 205, Friday, July 24, 2015

Jim and I stopped in Brownsburg, Indiana, on our way to Indianapolis at Arby's to eat lunch.  We were so surprised to see my younger cousin, Mike.  He was on his way home from a church camp in southern Indiana!  He lives in Washington, IL.

Day 204, Thursday, July 23, 2015

This is Pat, my brother-in-law.  Pat and Jill are off on a trip to the Smoky Mountains.  They stopped in Metropolis.  Super Man!

Day 203, Wednesday, July 22, 2015

This is my swap card for the month of August with my Chirpin' Chicks!

Day 202, Tuesday, July 21, 2015

I don't know who this Salvatore is, but he enjoys my walks with Coco as much as I do!

Day 201, Monday, July 20, 2015

Peyton and Coco love to play together.  I enjoy spending time with Peyton, even if he thinks he is too old to visit Aunt Aprile!

Day 200, Sunday, July 19, 2015

This is another page I completed from my photo box that I have been working on.  I love those Kiwi Lane templates.

Day 199, Saturday, July 18, 2015

We have had so much rain recently that all of the flowers are amazing.  These daisies aren't mime, but I enjoyed looking at them.

Day 198, Friday, July 17, 2015

We spent the day yesterday in Galena.  We left this morning after visiting a warehouse where there were all kinds of metal sculptures.  We stopped at Dyerville, Iowa at the Field of Dreams, where the movie was shot 25 years ago.

Day 197, Thursday, July 16, 2015

Jim and I watch American Pickers on TV all the time.  We stopped at their shop in Le Caire on our way to Galena.

Day 196, Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Peyton and I went to see the new Minion movie. He doesn't like animated movies anymore, however, he couldn't wait to see this one with me!

Day 195, Tuesday, July 14, 2015

There is a bird cage at Morton Terrace.  This bird is so colorful!

Day 194, Monday, July 13, 2015

This is one of my Kiwi Lane templates that I have using alot.  Mr. Coco helped himself to this one and chewed the heck out of it!

Day 193, Sunday, July 12, 2015

We went to Buffalo Wild Wings in Pekin.  This was the first time Jim and I went to BWW's together.  As with many new places, the service wasn't the best, but I am sure they will improve.

Day 192, Saturday, July 11, 2015

I have been working on my scrapbook pages.  I have a photo box full of pictures from 2007-2009.  My summer goal is to get this one box finished.  I have been using my Kiwi Lane Design Templates.

Day 191, Friday, July 10, 2015

I went to get a pedi this afternoon.  I also got my finger nails done too, which I don't usually do.  It felt so good to have my feet massaged!

Day 190, Thursday, July 9, 2015

My mom is playing a game in the activity room at the Memory Care Unit in Morton.  She was having fun throwing the ball into the bucket.  If she got all four, she got a prize...which was a cookie!

Day 189, Wednesday, July 7, 2015

Peyton came to see me this afternoon.  We are playing monopoly on my ipad.  He loves to play with the ipad...because you use a "credit card" and the $$ amounts are in the millions, instead of hundreds.