Thursday, June 30, 2011

bubbles anyone?

i think someone added a little something to the water-
photo taken at fountain on peachtree street near the spring street merge

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

what i like right now: cupcakes

those who know me, will attest that i have had a long standing affair with these tiny cakes. today i went to gigi's cupcakes in buckhead to redeem my living social coupon. today i chose Birthday Surprise, Chocolate Cream Pie, Hunka Chunka Banana Love, Kentucky Bourbon Pie, Lemon Dream Supreme, and Texas Milk Chocolate.  the only problem i have with cupcakes from bakeries is that i really don't like all that icing, i love the cake with just a tad, so i'll be scrapping most of the topping off, which is a sad waste.  i've already had the birthday surpise which was yummy good. pictured l-r: hunka chunka banana love, birthday surprise, kentucky bourbon pie, lemon dream supreme, texas milk chocolate, and chocolate cream pie.

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

what i like right now-croissants

on the friday we left for our annual family gathering at dillard, i stopped in at bakeshop for a snack while i was waiting for steve. i love this place-buttery flaky croissants with local strawberry jam, self serve of coffee and the farm table styled seating. i usually sit at the counter that faces the street so i can people watch. have to be careful not to eat to many of these (or of andrew's yummy biscuits)

Monday, June 13, 2011

monday moment. #7

kathy and i both got our numbers today, and we're in the same start group-she'll have #693400. this will be #7 for me and #1 for kathy-watch for us

Saturday, June 11, 2011

what i like right now-pizza

other than "cheap" mexican, pizza is my favorite "junk" food-but not your elementary school pizza, i like mine with adult toppings. between andrew and i we try to make our own dough, but i always make my own sauce.  friday nights are scheduled as pizza night, but this week we changed things up and had pizza for saturday's dinner. i made a caprese pizza (fresh basil from our patio garden), proscuitto and mushroom (pictured) and for the "boys", there was a pepperoni and a sausage. as long as i have yeast, flour, salt and cheese, and canned tomatoes, i'll always have something to eat. what do you like on YOUR pizza?

Thursday, June 9, 2011

the merry merry month of may

a long over due photo post of may madness. . .

PJ turn 18-'sup? complete with brownies with cream cheese frosting (thank you little bro)

celebrating 20 years-well sorta-it always gets smushed up in there somewhere, but lovely cards nonetheless

Mother's day-see the anniversary notation-always nice to get the lovely cards.

Andrew got his braces off-finally!

Andrew celebrates "sweet"16-he used to really smile for the camera-back in the day, guess i'm glad i took photos when i did-celebrated with hot wings and pecan caramel bourbon chocolate souffle cake-omg-soooo good.

 we also went bowling to celebrate.

graduation party for the seniors of our church- an eagle for Ga Southern, and GSU hat, Woody ( a childhood favorite) Lion King (PJ's favorite movie from when he was 2)-scrapbook of photos, certificates and awards, cross country shirt, baseball gove and shirt from little league, and GSU fabric for a future quilt for pj and project bag for me (how cool is that to have college fabric?!) we had 11 kids graduating from our church and 2 from college.

jean celebrates a birthday and receives lovely flowers from a friend that moved last year (we do miss lynette and charlie bunches)

this year i did something different, everyone got a balloon put on the mailbox on the day of their birthday, also added are a mother's day balloon i got from one of my bosses, and a graduation balloon for PJ. the graduation balloon has the high school logo on it which is an A with a sabre.

andrew gets his license

pj graduates from high school (this hasn't really sunk in yet)

may wrapped up with a lovely weekend, and long standing tradition at Dillard (and formerly callaway gardens), we had a party for pj, drank wine, sangria, ate great food, walked, did some knitting, played games, watched tv, and most importantly of all had a chocolate mousse throw down, i think roy was quite pleased with the dishes, and each had a special category.

                                                          Karen, Andrew, Sara and Roy (the judge)

even though the month of may is (and has always been) very hectic, i try to cherish each special day as it's own special memory. here's to getting back to a normal routine (finally!)