Life Lessons

"Figuring out our gifts in life is part of our journey to becoming enlightened human beings.” – Allison DuBois

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

My Boys

A friend recently sent me some old photos from our family vacations. I came across this one of me and my middle son, Jon. He was the kind of kid that should of been in the movies or at least commercials. Cute as a button, if I do say so myself! He had a "big" personality and thought outside the box. He was always thinking deep thoughts like "Exactly when did that cow lick me?" and after a few minutes of scratching my head, he explained that the girl who had just given him a haircut told him that he had a cowlick. He was about four at the time.
On another occasion when he was deep in thought, he asked "Just when did the world turn into color?" Mmmm....where did that one come from? When I asked him what he was talking about, he responded with "You know how it used to be black & white and now the world is full of color!". After discussing this with his father, Mr. B, we realized that he had seen old photo's and old TV shows (like I Love Lucy) which were in black & white. Makes perfect sense to me now that a smarty pants kid like this would think that the whole world was void of color and suddenly one day turned into full spectrum color just like in "The Wizard of Oz"!

Love you Jon-e-b......hope you're enjoying the challenges of college!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Rocking in the Real World

June and Lily  - my two nieces' daughters
June couldn't love Lily enough...her very own baby doll!

Easter Sunday....thank you to my dear brother, Tim and my incredible (and I do mean incredible!) sister-in-law, Donna for having the whole Crawford gang over to your wonderful home and beautiful garden for a relaxing day.....well at least for the rest of was relaxing! It is amazing how having a few young children around, lift your spirits and gives you that pause of wonderment! 

Calvin and Tim dropping the Pinata

 "April in Paris" Rose.....from Donna's garden

Dad, me & Tim all in pale yellow shirts (unscripted!)

I was greated upon my return, by my garden
with a wonderful bloom of Sweet Peas, Lilacs, Wisteria, Roses, Iris, Climatis, Dogwood......


Bearded Iris


However, after being home for a week now, I need to say how much I miss my traveling buds, Jackie and Syd. Both sisters and wonderful, fun, intelligent, creative friends!  Jackie got a "bonus" burlap dress for buying two coats.  It reminded me of the "I Love Lucy" episode when Ricky, Fred, Ethel and Lucy are all in Paris and the two girls want a "runway" dress but the guys suprise them with "designer" dresses and hats made of burlap.  Well after a good laugh, we left it in Paris!

And Sydney with her Parisian Flea Market "deal" that she carried over her head to get onto the Metro, then
spent two days and probably quite a few Euro's to bubble wrap, tape and wrap her purchase for traveling.  She carried it to the airport and had to go to several "oversized luggage" desks to transport it home.  Luckly she had found a discarded box that already said "tres fragile" on the box!  So determined and sweet!  Thank you both for such great memories and great times!

Sydney after 30 hours of travel and still a smile on her face at the airport

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