Thursday, April 24, 2008

Francis Girls ROCK

Back row left to right: Violet, Juliette, LaVonne, Nancy, Lydia, Maureen, Dawn, Britt, front row: Kelly, Grandy, Sal, Kirstin (sitting in the middle) Bonnie!

I did the official count and even with the new baby jj ...we will be 23 girls to 21 boys! 44 total in the immediate family! YIKES!Girls ROCK!

Kirstin bridal shower

Food and Flowers

The Francis Girls certainly out did themselves at this shower! Thanks Bonnie for hosting it!

Kirstin's bridal shower

The cake
Sal, Bonnie and Nancy getting the "nuts" ready!
The "Peta" girls
Brit and Bonnie
Violet, Sal and Aunt Barb

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Happy Earth Day

Did you do anything to help Mother Earth today? I just enjoyed the fact that we had snow (and alot of it) and ice here just 10 days ago and now Spring is really here! Look at all this gorgeous green stuff! The good bit of news for us is that the local township is finally able to recycle plastic! Yay Recycling! We have a pick-up once a month! I sure miss the weekly pickup we had in Redondo. I am still working really hard to use my own cloth bags and not bring home the plastic bags from the grocery store. Every little bit helps!

Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Ode to Grandpa Harold

Remember Art 101 your freshman year of High School? Will just finished up his first woodblock linoleum cut. He started out with an old photo of Grandpa Elliott and put a modern rasta spin on the final print! Ya Mon!

Monday, April 14, 2008

April in Paris

Oh I love the little sidewalk cafes in Paris where you can sip caffe latte and eat fresh french bread or croisants with real butter and preserves! On Saturday I felt like I was in Paris, but was right here in Buffalo. Our little French antique shop called The Atelier had a wonderful April in Paris event. The food was prepared by the shop owners son who is a gourmet chef! D...licious!
You should come next year!

Continuing with the photos

More photos from April in Paris

Sunday, April 13, 2008

Spring Break?

More snow. Will asked me if it was normal to have a snow day AFTER spring break? I don't know if it is or not!!!

Monday, April 7, 2008

My Dad is all done with the radiation treatments!

Word of the month for April

This month I am working on making my little business BLOOM...last month my word was SPROUT and I did have a few little shoots being sent out with a few jobs, I got my new (used) MAC and now it is really time to BLOOM! Just in time for Spring!


Saturday, April 5, 2008

New music for April

I found some great new songs and a twist on an old classics for the month of April! Enjoy!

Friday, April 4, 2008

Antique Barn in Buffalo

Here is what we see when we drive into Buffalo! The sun is shining, the snow is melting and the birds are chirping. Spring must be around the corner?

Hannah, Grace and Claire

One of the best parts of moving back to Minnesota is to be around some GIRLS! Holly was in Washington D.C. but I got to hang out a little with Hannah, Grace and Claire. We took Claire to Auntie LaVonne's kindergarten class and then headed off to our favorite spot, The Black Sheep. Hannah and Grace had hot chocolate and a cinnamon roll and I had an egg and ham bagel!

Now we have to go back to Grandy's house and clean!