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Mysteries, polka dots, California Rolls, TJ Maxx, cozy blankets, rainy days and getting the first spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar make me smile. Spiders, rude people, cold fingers and toes, baby leashes, people that don't wrap their packages before going to the Post Office, poison ivy and Math (pretty much all of it) make me want to scream. My perfect day would be spent with my wonderful husband and sweet girls- watching movies in our jammies! Of course, having the movie theater to ourselves would be great, too. Please pass the popcorn and M&M's.:) I am saved by the grace of God. He is my constant companion and hears my every prayer. What a blessing! I'd love to hear from you! Lori at toosillysisters@cox.net

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

13 and Counting....

There is a teenager at my house now.

I don't know how this happened.
(Darling Gandalf plushie from Heather.)

13 years old! I'm still stuck at 16. My Mom is 30.
Someone pressed the fast forward button.

My sweet Amanda. You will always be my Mandy Moo.
She had her first massage today. A whole hour.
She loved it.
I'm still too scared to "share" myself with a stranger.

Then, she had a manicure done. Deep purple and blue.
It looks amazing on her.
Think blue would work for me? My toes need some

Mandy and Katie had pedicures together.:)

My precious sweetheart. You are growing too fast. You are kind, loving, and caring. You make me laugh like no one else can! I love that you enjoy a good book and a great movie. Nothing scares you. You are always up for an adventure.
You rock, even when you ask me to call you Yuki.:)
Happiest birthday to you.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Message in a Bottle

A Message in a Bottle...

sent off by a young lady desiring to make new friends.:)

We wonder where it is now?

Just think of all the sea creatures it will encounter...

Sharks, whales, dolphins!

Playing "The Amazing Race" game for the Wii. I found it at Wal
Mart and highly recommend it! Love that show...

Jellyfish mines were all over the beach. I have never seen anything like it. The oil spill aftermath?

Mandy even snuck in some body surfing.
It snowed at home. I was bummed.

We love the Alabama Gulf Coast even though I am an East coast girl.

We packed for winter. Someone forgot to tell the beach.

We stay at Martinique in Fort Morgan and it is lovely. Even the signs are charming.

I love this picture. I adore my family. We do have "bumps in the road" but that makes the good times that much sweeter.

We celebrated the girls' birthdays.

Wish they always got along this well!

Good times.

Do you say "cha cha cha" after you sing the birthday song?

They were so excited.:)

Buttercream or whipped icing?

My parents play with real candy in Candyland. If you land on certain spots
you get a treat. Genius. Now everyone wants to play.

Here is a little trip through "our" house. Wish it really was mine!
Our bedroom...

Little cutie in the girls' room. The Crow's Nest...

Katie slept in the daybed as there was a tiny spider on the head
board of her bed at bedtime on our first night. I was able to "slay" the dragon, but it makes you wonder...

Katie brought the argyle style pillow (left) from home and it matched
perfectly! The crisp, white with the pink and green was so lovely. sigh...

Sitting area on the second floor.

Do you see the top landing? That's the girls' room.

I love the pot rack. The owner really has the most wonderful taste. She liked "The Help", too! I met her at the pool last May. Lovely lady.

Great spot for blogging. If I just had more time. Plus, my computer was at home. I love my keyboard. The "finger thing" for laptops is not for me.
Katie made the "BEACH" sign for my Mom.:)

The clouds started coming in and we got a bit of rain.
The temperatures dropped on Black Friday.

Winter arrived in the South.

We did a bit of school work. The girls were not thrilled. We are studying ocean animals and what better place than the beach?

The Pink Flamingo

Shopping in Fairhope, AL. Charming!

Beignets by the fountain...

They were divine! Good thing I don't know how to make them...

It's so nice to be home again. It was fun to get away but Christmas preparations wait for no one. I have a To Do list that that would curl
your toes!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Matryoshka Love

This book is precious. I read it years ago with Mandy.
And fell in love.
These sweet babies are going in the shop tomorrow.

I made one for Katie for her birthday.
She loved it.

I'm thinking of making one for me.

Perfect little stocking stuffers for little girls...
and big girls.:)

They come wrapped and ready for gift giving.

$11.99 and free shipping if you buy them before they go in my

Contact me at toosillysisters@cox.net if Santa needs some help. I'm
taking custom orders and would love to help! Lori:)