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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

Friday, April 2, 2010


Florida! Our first stop was to spend time with my parents. Oh, how I miss them. Can I just say that they are the BEST.:) Sweet Lindsay called me (all the way from England) while I was there! My parents met her last year when she and her family were vacationing at Disney World. Lindsay asked if I could take some pictures of my parent's house so she could have a peek. Here you go, dear sister.:)
This is their lovely pool complete with hammock and Adirondack chair for relaxing. Adirondack chairs are not the most comfortable to sit it but they sure are charming! My girls love the hammock but I have a hard time getting out gracefully. tee hee...
I could spend some serious time right here. One evening it rained while we were there and it was the perfect spot for enjoying the storm. Comfy chairs and a covered area for snuggling and reading. Bliss. Bubbles ready and waiting- just in case.:)

A quiet little spot.


My Mom had the house decorated for Easter. She did not overlook a thing. It's amazing how she makes even the smallest things so very special.:)

This is a view from the kitchen table. I love my Mom's "Napoleon Ivy" china and the pool is not bad, either.:)

Katie loved helping Grandma make french toast at Bilbo Baggin's restaurant. That's what the girls call it when we get together with my parents. I'm not sure when it started but it's certainly stayed with us! Don't you love having special names and expressions that are just for your family?:)
Love the colors in the picture below. I can't wait to pick blackberries this summer!


Anonymous said...

your parents house look beautiful! And it looks from the first picture that the girls love disney! I hope we get more pictures 80)

Ruby Red Slippers said...

How much fun you are and will be having!!!
This is the first time in 13 years we didn't go to Florida in the winter...So have enough fun for my family too-
Happy Easter!

Tristan said...

Wowzers..such a pretty place!!

MORE posts about Fl!!!!

Cherrie said...

Great post! Thank you for sharing with us! Makes me miss my parents!

Jen~ Lipstick and Laundry said...

and you left??? Wow I think I would want to move right back in with my parents, if they had a "pad" like that! Awesome!

Yarni Gras! said...

wonderful, have fun!

Sherri said...

Lori, what a wonderful visit with you parents! The pool does look wonderful!

Fran. said...

What a blessing your parents have a house in Florida!! I can almost hear the excitement in your voice as I read this! You are always on an adventure and fun ones for sure! Thanks for the happy birthday wish! I'm working on the Nancy Drew swap and having fun! Amy is so sweet and fun! Have a Happy Easter! XO Fran.

Polka Dot Moon said...

What a wonderful place to spend time :)

Love all the pictures! And what I'd give for a good ole' storm right now. Our temps are creeping up fast.

Easter Blessings to you and your family Lori!

Darlene said...

Your parents home is gorgeous! Sounds like your mom has all the special touches. Hope you have a wonderful time visiting. Have a great vacation!

Connie said...

What a beautiful house! I'm sure you are having (had) a glorious visit! There's something special about returning to Mom's home and getting pampered for a while.

Blessings to you and your family.

Unknown said...

I love the view of the dining table overlooking the pool! How lovely!

Hope you are having a wonderful time!



p.s. you asked about the napkins on my blog...yes I did make them. Thank you for your sweet comment.

Robin Beck said...

Ronnie, Noelle and I want to go vacation at your Mom's place! Loooooooooooove it!

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Lori
Thanks so much for taking the pictures so nosy little me could see!
Your parents house is amazing. The pool is gorgeous and the little covered area looks perfect for relaxing. Jessica loves the hammock. I love how they have a view of the pool from the dining area. I could never tire of that view. Now when I think of your lovely parents I can imagine them sitting right there eating or relaxing outside.