Thursday, March 28, 2013

Photo Shoot!

Hi Nenna, Not much to write about. Just got off the phone with you. Took some pictures as promised, and here they are. . . . .

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Happy Tuesday

Hi Nenna, 

 Sorry I haven't posted in a week. I haven't been sitting at my computer much this week, that's cos my computer is actually now Jason's computer.Well, let me explain... my computer has gone down to the basement, Jason has brought his computer (along with his 3 screens) upstairs and put it where my computer used to be. That's so he can easily work on it when he comes home from work, instead of going downstairs where we can't see him and feel like he's never in the house with us!! If that makes any sense. It just means that I can't really blog on a night time while he's working (cos I don't go downstairs much either), but I can blog while I'm sitting with Kristen during the day. 

We have been invited over to friends for Easter dinner (did I already tell you that?). We'll be going over on Sunday at 4.30. Other neighbors we know will be there so it will be a nice afternoon. Not been up to much else lately. 

 I'm trying to find bedding for your room, I mean the guest room (Jason laughs because I call it 'Nenna's Room) ;) I can't find anything? Not even sure what color I want to do it in yet. I am leaning toward yellowy bright colors, and white sheets, with daisies in the room or something? Got any ideas? I'll have to keep searching... got some very special VIP's coming to visit in June :) 

I've just been putting laundry away, changing bed sheets etc. so I'm going to put my feet up for an hour. Dinner is in the crockpot, I'm roasting some pork to make tacos with. I keep meaning to call Mam, but never get round to it. She never seems to want to talk much when I do call, so I just keep putting off and getting on with stuff around the house. I'll try to call her tomorrow. 

I'm still not finished painting the basement but here's a couple of pictures I took of the one side I got done. Still stuff on the table there, so ignore that....

and ignore my cardigan on the bar ;-)

I'll take lots more pictures when it's all done. 

Here's a few photos to make you smile :) Bye for Now xxxx

Monday, March 18, 2013

It's Monday!

Hi Nenna,
Hope you got my email from yesterday. I haven't been on much over the weekend so no pictures to share from that. I did mention I'd been painting and I'll try to take some photos today of the basement. 

Sun is shining (it's 8.30am) but it's quite chilly out there this morning. We will be just doing school and going for some groceries today... rather boring, but such is life during the week. 

Easter is coming up soon, so I thought I'd share some pictures from a few years ago. This one was taken in 2003, we were just off to church that day. Kristen was just over 3 years old. 

Here she is opening her easter basket. Do they do that over there? I know we only got easter eggs but we never got a basket of goodies from the easter bunny... that's what they get here. And they go on egg hunts. I would hide eggs around the house so Kristen could look for them on Easter Morning (sunday). I won't be hiding eggs this year, but I'll be putting some goodies in a basket for her. I think kids as old as 18 still get Easter baskets from their parents!!!

2004 (below)

2007 with Boo

and my favorite.... her very first Easter.

Some Bunny Loves You :-)

Have a lovely Day Nenna. We love you.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013


Hi Nenna,
I forgot to show you these photos I took last week when I was taking Kristen for her testing. I had to kill 4 hours so I walked around the mall for 2 of them. This is the nearest mall to us, but I don't go that often. To be honest there's never much I need there, so I might only go every few months now. It looked pretty with the sun streaming in though, and I was standing there thinking how you would love to be here shopping with me, even if we didn't buy anything.

Can't wait for you to get here!
Love Neicey

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Crazy Girls!

Hi Nenna, I'm sure these photos put a smile on your face :-) Your girls are crazy.... wonder who they take after? I took these back in 2008, when we came over to visit. They just insisted on showing me how they could touch their noses with their tongues, and well, in Joanne's case, she can actually pick her nose too, so talented, LOL :)

I'm going to my WW meeting in half an hour. It's nice and sunny outside even though it's freezing. It will be nice though as it should be still light when I get out of the meeting now that the clocks have gone forward here. Not sure if I will have lost anything or stayed the same? I didn't stay on plan at the weekend and today is that time of the month, so I might be a bit heavier, who knows. I did do a workout today and hope to do one every day, so that should help. I'm determined to fit in to my jeans and capris that I was wearing last summer. It just gets harder the older you get, as I'm sure you know.

Not much else to write about today. Kristen is feeling better, we go to her last testing tomorrow but it's in the morning!! We have to be there for 7.45am. Last week we were going in the afternoon but didn't get out of there til nearly 5, so morning might be nicer. I'm always awake at 5am anyway.

Have a lovely day, and know I'm thinking of you and sending you love and hugs.

Saturday, March 9, 2013

Happy Mother's Day

Saturday : 6.30pm

Hi Nenna,
Happy Mother's Day. I hope by the time you read this you have been spoiled rotten by your lovely kiddos :-) It's been snowing here all day, think we've got about 8 inches again. I just wanted to post a couple of pictures for you. I thought I'd share some of my mother's day photos (although I won't be celebrating here until May).

Yes, this was my very first Mother's Day :-) Kristen was 6 months old, and I was 37!!! Gawd, I look so young, lol :) 

 I love these two pictures, it's like we're having a good old girly chat.

Fast forward 12 years ... last year we were actually visiting Denver for the first time to look around, when it was Mother's Day (I think!). This picture was taken when we went out to lunch, and I had a mimosa, and prime rib for lunch. 
 I've had a picture taken with Kristen EVERY mothers day (just like I take one of her every Christmas Eve). Pictures below were of my 2nd Mother's Day. We'd been to church with some friends and Jason took these in the back yard before we went.

I'd love to share all 12 years with you, but that would make an awfully long post. I hope you enjoyed these ones, and I hope you've enjoyed your very special day today too. 

Love you

Friday, March 8, 2013

Hi Nenna :-)

Hi Nenna, I've made a new blog.... and it's JUST FOR YOU! I figured since I usually just post for you, and I don't really care if anyone else checks my blog, I would make a new one, that no one knows about (no one being my online bloggy friends). This way I can write about whatever I want and show you pictures that others might not be interested in. I will probably for now just leave my Daily Blog alone. Until I want to blog on a regular basis again. But to be honest I haven't been bothered about doing that for a while now. My online time is spent at knitting blogs and groups. 

 This week from Wednesday to today, Kristen has been testing for maths and english. I had to drive her to the University of Phoenix, which is about 25 minutes away. She was in there for over 4 hours with other kids, so I had to kill some time. On Wednesday I walked around the mall for 2 hours,(didn't buy anything), then went back to the university and sat in the car and knit. Yesterday I went to Kirklands, (a home decor store) and bought some house stuff. Got some pictures for 'your room', and some other ornaments for downstairs, for when I finish painting it. It's our last day for testing today, I might just sit in the car the whole time and knit as there's nothing else I really need to shop for.

 I haven't taken any photos this week, so I thought I'd share a couple of my favorite ones from a few years ago :) (I can't post and not add a photo for you, now can I?)

Yes, I know the photos are all of me and you.... that's cos you're my favorite :-) I might just make some posts and reminisce about your trips to America, or show you places we can go when you come over, or pictures of the house as I decorate, or outside in the garden, once the weather starts getting nice. Or even just some silly photos I have that you might not remember or have even seen before. It will be fun, and exciting (never knowing what I'll post about next!), so check in often and I'll try to be creative and post as much as I can. 

Love Niecey