Sunday, February 19, 2017

Day 366, Saturday, December 31, 2016

On our way to see John in Chicago, we had to make a stop at IKEA.  I wish I could say that John was doing better, be he isn't.  Praying for John.

Day 365, Friday, December 30, 2016

We have gone to Logan's Roadhouse since they opened their doors.  Tonight, I saw these posters and stopped dead in my tracks.  They have been on this wall by the restrooms and I have walked by them every time I have eaten at Logan's.  This was the first time I noticed that these posters were from Hatch Show Print, in Nashville, Tennessee.

Day 364, Thursday, December 29, 2016

Thursday at Raber's is Sizzler day.  We have been shopping the deal of the week since last year.  Peyton always goes with Rob to pick up another deal.

Day 363, Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Peyton and I went shopping to use his gift certificates from us.  We went to Best Buy, Target and 5 Guys for lunch.  He made some very good choices with his money.

Day 362, Tuesday, December 27, 2016

John went to the University of Chicago Medicine by helicopter this evening.  He has been in the ICU at OSF since Christmas night.  We are hoping for some answers from the doctors in Chicago.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Day 361, Monday, December 26, 2016

I took down all of the decorations today.  I changed the pencil tree into an ocean tree.  I have been collecting ocean related ornaments for a few years.  There is a star fish at the top and a fish net at the bottom for the tree skirt.

Day 360, Sunday, December 25, 2016

Peyton and Kyler opened the gifts from our family and then the adults had their gift exchange.

Day 359, Saturday, December 24, 2016

Rachel and Mike and their family were with us for Christmas Eve.  Jim is opening his gift from the gift exchange....hoping it isn't anything sharp.

Day 358, Friday, December 23, 2016

I went to the Christmas party at Pekin Manor.  My mom was wearing reindeer ears and didn't even know it.  We had some treats and she opened a couple of presents.  I fell flat on my face on the way into the nursing home.  I will be sore for a few days, I am sure.

Day 357, Thursday, December 22, 2016

Coco likes to sit at the door when we have it open.  Today you can see our little moose that we got a couple of years ago.

Day 356, Wednesday, December 21, 2016

We have several decorations on the outside of our house.  This is one that we have had for a long time.

Day 355, Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Jennifer gave Cindy and I a gift card and a pretty Alex and Ani bracelet for Christmas.

Day 354, Monday, December 19, 2016

This is the first cardinal we have seen in our yard since putting out the bird feeders.

Day 353, Sunday, December 18, 2016

I got a new stamp and die set and couldn't wait to make thank you cards for the gifts I receive at school during the holidays.

Day 352, Saturday, December 17, 2016

We ate lunch with a good friend, today.  John came to visit and we meet him at Railhouse.  It was great to see John and catch up with his life.

Day 351, Friday, December 16, 2016

Cindy brought her finished canvas to school.  She is going to give it to her granddaughters for Christmas.

Day 350, Thursday, December 15, 2016

My parents are celebrating their 60th wedding anniversary. We took a cake to Pekin Manor to share with everyone.

Day 349, Wednesday, December 14, 2016

I enjoy changing my Happiness Is... ornaments every month.  December is one of my favorites.

Day 348, Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Rob and Cyndi invited us to a wing party at Kouri's this evening.  There were 18 people with 11 eating wings.  There were a lot of chicken bones on the table afterwards.

Day 347, Monday, December 12, 2016

I finished my Christmas Canvas over the weekend.  We had a fantastic time on Friday night.

Day 346, Sunday, December 11, 2016

Coco is not to sure of all the changes in our house from Christmas decorations to the number of visitors we have had recently.

Day 345, Saturday, December 10, 2016

Jim went to the Greenhouse to buy a fresh wreath for our front door.

Day 344, Friday, December 9, 2016

Cindy and I put up the school Christmas tree.  This is the first year in many years that we have had a tree in the hallway.

Day 343, Thursday, December 8, 2016

I am planning my Christmas Canvas for tomorrow night.  A bunch of my girlfriends are coming over to create a canvas for the holidays.  Mine will have Tim Holtz's crazy birds.

Day 342, Wednesday, December 7, 2016

We filled our school potato head.  Jovie got to wear her PJ's to school today.

Day 341, Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Coco never gives Jim a break when it comes to his 8-8:30 potty break.  Every night this scene is repeated.

Day 340, Monday, December 5, 2016

Our card swap Christmas potluck was tonight at Vicky's house.  We had a wonderful meal and exchanged a $10 gift.  We enjoyed talking, laughing and eating with our friends.

Day 339, Sunday, December 4, 2016

It was snowing most of the day.  I was so happy I did my errands yesterday.  If you look at the bottom of this bird feeder, you can see that big fat squirrel who has been eating all the bird seed.

Day 338, Saturday, December 3, 2016

I had a whole bunch of errands to do today.  I ended up going to JoAnn's to look for some Christmas flowers for a couple of my containers.

Day 337, Friday, December 2, 2016

I am so sad that Rachel has gotten a new job and will be leaving our school district.  She is a fantastic co-worker and friend and I will miss seeing her everyday.  Best of luck in her new job at CEFCU.

Day 336, Thursday, December 1, 2016

I have been working on my Christmas cards for this year.  I didn't get many made during the fall and I have been making them with every spare moment.

Day 335, Wednesday, November 30, 2016

My brother sent me this picture of my dad.  If you look really can see the cat laying on the foot rest at his knees.  Apparently, Emmie has a new friend.

Day 334, Tuesday, November 29, 2016

This is the first picture I took with my new iphone.  A beautiful sunrise this morning.

Day 333, Monday, November 28, 2016

Jim bought us new iphones on Saturday.  I am not sure how the 7+ is going to be size wise.  I am excited about the camera and the storage.

Day 332, Sunday, November 27, 2016

This M&M's are my new favorite.  They are peanut butter flavor and are the best ever!

Day, 331, Saturday, November 26, 2016

Stacie had a vendor show at Georgetowne today.  We were lucky to have Santa Claus stop by and snap a selfie with us.

Day 330, Friday, November 25, 2016

We put up the Christmas trees and all the decorations, today.  This is a new pencil tree that I bought last year after Christmas.

Day 329, Thursday, November 24, 2016

Happy Thanksgiving!  We had our dinner at lunch time as we usually do.  Stacie brought this pie over in the evening.  Shawn had brought this pie to her and John.  It was good, but hard to cut.

Day 328, Wednesday, November 23, 2016

I can not possibly have a good experience in the kitchen when I am baking!@!

Day 327, Tuesday, November 22, 2016

I found some Christmas leggings from Lularoe.  The Christmas leggings have been very difficult to get in the Tall and Curvy size.  I am happy to have gotten these.

Day 326, Monday, November 21, 2016

Rachel, Mike and Jordan are in South Carolina for Thanksgiving.  I thought this was appropriate for them for the week!

Day 325, Sunday, November 20, 2016

Jim has started using the bird feeders in our yard.  This one has been hit several times, by a big fat squirrel!

Day 324, Saturday, November 19, 2016

Cody, Aly and Kirby stopped at Gram's to eat lunch with her.

Day 323, Friday, November 18, 2016

This was in my news feed this morning.  I had no idea that the time zones were created on this day in 1883.

Day 322, Thursday, November 17, 2016

I enjoy taking photos.  I enjoy being a scrapbooker.  The two go together like peas and carrots.

Day 321, Wednesday, November 16, 2016

I don't know why this little guy always has to have his body under my blanket.  He just has to be as close to me as he possibly can be.

Day 320, Tuesday, November 15, 2016

We had Grandparents Day at school today.  The students enjoy having their grandparents come to school to share a meal and visit their classroom.  The kitchen staff make these little tiny pumpkin pies for dessert.

Day 319, Monday, November 14, 2016

Happy Birthday, Cindy!  There are always lots of scrapbook supplies for birthday gifts.  And well, chocolate is usually involved as well.

Day 318, Sunday, November 13, 2016

The Riverfront Museum is hosting the Titanic exhibit with the opening this weekend.  The movie Titanic was shown in 3D twice this weekend.  Jim and I are wearing our 3D glasses for the movie.

Day 317, Saturday, November 12, 2016

In the kitchen at the Barn, there was a mishap with some rice.  We didn't really know what happened to the rice.  However, the rice we ate, was delicious!