Thursday, April 4, 2013

Spring Break Doings

 On Tuesday I took some wedding photos for my dear friend and neighbor's daughter.  They are both busy physicians (the bride and groom) and they are having a big party at City Park later on this month.  They wanted a quiet, family wedding at home.  I felt so honored to be there shooting photos.  Doesn't she look happy?  She is THRILLED and so in love!  
 Cake!  Isn't this little "wedding" cake pretty?  Why don't I eat more cake?  It's so versatile!
 I forgot to tell you that I went to Boulder with Kelli and the girls for an egg hunt.  My sweet niece Amy's husband is the pastor of a nice big church there.  Some of their church family members put on this Easter event.  What a gorgeous setting it was!  I just love our Amy.  She is the first of my parents' grandchildren and she is an astounding wife and mother.  She gives and gives.  She is just the right combo of conscientiousness and laid backness.  Does that make sense?  Well, I'm also thankful that I get to see my sister (her mom!) more now that Amy and her wonderful husband (and their four great kids!) have moved to my neck of the woods.  
 See what I mean?  It was the perfect country setting for egg hunting!

 We ordered our garden redo.  The dirt arrives next week.  Bill said, "You had better plant bunny proof plants."  He's right.  There are already a zillion rabbits around here.  
 Sob, sob, sob.  My spring break is nearing its end.  Kelli and I went to lunch.  Jenny made my crown (for my tooth!) and assisted the doctor as she drilled away on my decades-old fillings.  Millie Rose is coming over for dinner tonight because her sisters have an engagement at school.  It's opening day tomorrow so Kelli and Bryan are going to the baseball game and I'll hang around their house for the afternoon, watching the girls.  April is taking me to tea on Saturday!  I'm excited about that!  I'll take lots of pictures.  I hope to see Jenny and her girls on Saturday night or Sunday.  Samantha is so smart and funny these days and Lizzy is six months old - a perfect age for babies, don't you think?
I have been ironing a lot.  I watched A Midsummer Night's Dream and Nanny McPhee.  Oh!  I watched Lark Rise, too!
I am knitting one little dish cloth.  So much for finishing a cardi!
I'll post again soon.  My camera battery is dead.  I have a fun little toadstool to show you AND some doodles.  
Thank you for popping in.  I hope you are carving out some moments to read and think.  We can always use more moments to read and think, I always say.  


Bonnie said...

Just knitting no reading here. I need MORE TIME.... What a nice egg hunt. Family is precious isn't it. You are lucky to have a close knit one.

GretchenJoanna said...

My gosh, Pom, I can nearly feel the spring-y air in you pictures -- that sky!

I am ironing a lot, too - how did I get so behind? I have the ironing board set up in the LR so I can half-watch the baseball game with my husband and get caught up and together with him at the same time.

Kit said...

So glad you are enjoying your break! They are always too short. But summer is coming! Kit

Lisa Richards said...

I LOVE reading and thinking!
I went to a little Foursquare Church in Boulder for several years back in the '70's. I have fond memories of "old Boulder" before it got big. The flatirons always make me feel a little homesick although none of my family lives there anymore.
(Well, my stepson and his wife live in Longmont.)
If spring break is over can summer be far behind? Yay!
(Are you guys getting a weird pop up ad when you post comments? I tried informing Blogger, but I'm not sure what they can do.)

no spring chicken said...

I just sent my girls off in a big 'ol van full of home schoolers to the museum an hour away. With drive time and 'look and learn' time I figure I've got a good 4 hours or so to think and read! Bliss. :)

Blessings, Debbie

Attic Clutter said...

oh how fun a wedding love the cake too..
seeds LOL
oh yes time will tell if mine survive (:)
and if I remember to keep em wet ..

Gumbo Lily said...

Reading and thinking... Yes, I just finished reading Square Foot Gardening and I'm so enthused and excited to start.

What fun to be the photographer at your friend's family wedding. They DO look happy. Such a sweet cake. What flavor was it?

Enjoy these last spring break days. (I know you will)

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Such a lovely post, thoroughly enjoyed reading about the beautiful wedding couple, the cake looks delicious and the children hunting eggs...what a wonderful time everyone looks to be having during all. love it!

melanie said...

The egg hunting looks so fun, and the weather looks lovely! It is just starting to get sunny here, though it is still very cold! I hope you have a lovely weekend :) xxx

Sue McPeak said...

Hi PomPom...what a wonderful spring break post. Loved all your reports and photos. Just think it won't be long until summer!

I’m back to CollectInTexas Gal for the month of April with the AtoZ Blogging Challenge. My theme this year is based on two of my favorite subjects ‘Vintage Quilts and Texas’…AtoZ LoneStar Quilting Bee. I’ve missed visiting you and receiving your always welcomed comments, and I hope you will have a chance to come by for a visit and meet the ladies of the LoneStar Quilting Bee. I’ll be there, too.
Sue CollectInTexasGal
AtoZ LoneStar Quilting Bee

Maggie said...

I'd love to have some moments to read and think but life has been too busy lately! We are having a break away this week so I will be packing my kindle and really want to do some quiet reading. Loved hearing your news and seeing your photos. xx

A tale from toadstool house said...

Dear sweet Pom pom, the holidays have gone by way to fast here too. Back to routine tomorrow . I hope your tooth is alright now? I m looking forward to the toadstool :) much love Julie xxx

wayside wanderer said...

Wonderful picture of the happy bride and groom. The cake looks really tasty!