Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Grandbabies are here

Don't have much time........
 but wanted to let you all have a peek into our little *nest* full of babies.

Mattie & Charlie

  Annie & our 2 Grandbabies came in from Germany last week. 
 Her brother Aaron and his family came down for the weekend
Aunt Becky and her girls came up from California
Great Grandma Gee Gee &
Great Grandpa Ernie came.....

Opa spent most of the time in the garage..
he couldn't find his ear plugs!

Meet Charlie Man 3 1/2 months old
This is what he does 99% of the time

He smiles like this the rest of the time
Pure joy 100% of the time

Great Grandma

Great Grandpa

The cousins Karli & Laney

Aunt Becky

Mattie & Charlie have the same big blue eyes
The cousins meet for the first time and bond over the i-phone

Matthew had a bit of a time adjusting to other babies in Oma's house

Mattie is a year old than Matthew and look how much taller he is!
Melanie is such a good story teller that even
Violet and Spanky are into it....
or maybe it's what Mattie has in her hands????

Trying to get a group picture is not
for the faint of heart....lots of time

Mattie has been out of the country for 2 years and there
is a lot of new technology to get caught up on.....

Oma's favorite thing to do
I think I need that hat for my outfit?

Saturday, June 12, 2010

................ A beautiful Wedding

This beautiful girl and my daughter
 have been friends since pre-school.
She was Annie's maid of honor 3 years ago...
It was sad for me today because Annie wasn't here to share this wonderful day with her
 So many memories of those girls

has found, and today, married her man
It was a glorious, glorious day today...the nicest day of the year in the Puget Sound area
The wedding Gods were smiling down on us
These Catholic Churches are so beautiful
reminds me of

After a beautiful wedding they are
off to the reception

And what a reception
 Murano Hotel

Is stunning

All the details were so beautiful

The married couple arrive


The beautiful Mother of the Bride

A magnificant ring to seal the deal

The very happy couple    


Best Wishes !

Friday, June 11, 2010

Garage Sale-ing on Friday

I am hooking up with Debbiedoos weekend garage sale fun.....

I am a bit miffed at Debbie for creating all this anxiety 
trying to get me to one-up the girls........
If it wasn't for her I wouldn't have had to be up so early this a.m.
heading out to find the best deals before they are gone....
Her blogger friends are the best and I can never keep up with their great finds 
but I must try......

Ok my Madeline *Mattie* needs a bed when she come to visit me in less than
 2 Weeks!!!!!!

First up was not exactly what you would call the
*best deal*
but it was absolutely what I was looking for. 
A little toddler bed for the room that got a make-over for Madeline to use when she gets here.

I couldn't believe it was at the first stop, just waiting for me to take it home. 
 It will make into a crib,  I have all the parts and instructions for when
 Mattie leaves and Matthew comes for visits. 
There are 2 mattresses, sheets and a mattress cover for

 Like I said not the best deal but it came from such a nice clean home & it fits perfect...
now to find some pretty bedding. 
 Check out my daughter-n-law Melanies blog to see how she created this entire room.

Next up a Jogging Stroller

$20 bucks
Melanie has been coveting one of these now that the weather is shaping up....
Matthew will love this!
I found this online as I am too lazy to go out to the garage & take a picture of the real thing...
think red

I found a pottery barn rug for Matthew's room that is done in an airplane
 $6....... after some haggling.

Dickens "Antiques"
All the lights work!

A big bag full of adorable clothes and winter boots for the kids

The cutest shower curtain and hooks I have ever seen for
I have a Niece with a birthday coming up that would LOVE this!

A pillow sham with my Son's name on it.....too bad it didn't say Matthew but the Aaron part will work for when "Daddy" takes naps with Matthew.
$2 dollars

These were the majority of the finds for the day.....
a bit too much $ spent that didn't have to be
Lots of fun thanks to Deb..I guess I'll forgive her....

As I look at all this stuff there isn't much for me, still all baby stuff...
Grandmas tell me something, when do we go back to buying for ourselves and forget about the Grandbabies?