Monday, July 29, 2013

Ellie and the Birds

Do you remember my dog, Ellie and her saga with a frog? If not, you can read it  HERE.
The story continues with the birds…
There once was a dog named Ellie
Ellie loves to chase the birds.
The birds chirp in the trees and laugh,
"You can't catch me!"
Birds sit on a garden post asking,
"How fast can you be?"
Another takes a bath,
right in front of Ellie.
 Ellie jumps and barks right back,
"I only want to play, Bird-ee!"


Sunday, July 28, 2013

Cake Push Ups {Sunday In My City}

My friend, Heather is starting her own cakery business.
Lucky us!
We get to try out all the new treats!

Unknown Mami
"Share your city/town/suburb/you name it! Think of this as a photography carnival or photography meme (with or without words) that not only lets you share your part of the world, but lets you visit other parts of the world virtually." 
-Unknown Mami

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Family Reunion

A family reunion was overdue for the Miller clan!  It was great catching up with cousins, aunts and uncles and a whole new generation of little ones.
Todd's parents and cousins.
 Our family.
In case you are wondering: 
YES, it was over 90+ degrees outside and Zachary was wearing a winter beanie and sweatshirt.  

Todd's brother, wife and nephew.

More cousins.
Don't we all have one of these characters in every family?

There was a really cool playground that the kids (and even teenagers) played on!

The pavilion was really nice with charcoal grills, picnic tables
 and even electric outlets to plug in crock pots.  
Zachary used it to plug in his laptop. (wish I got a picture of that!)

How about you? Have you gone to any family reunions recently?

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Wednesday Hodgepodge

1. July 24th is Amelia Earhart Day.  Earhart was the first female to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.  What's something you've recently accomplished solo? 
I started my own business. Well, it was in 2009 but I am very proud how is has thrived since then.

2.  What's one product you use that never ever fails?
Clinic products.  I contribute it to my skin looking as good as it does. If I don't use it, I get very oily and prone to acne.

3. Have you found your place in the world? Where is it?
A place to go?  I would say Ireland.  We took a trip there many years ago and it was like heaven.
A place where I belong? I'd say a preschool classroom.  It is very rewarding and satisfying.

4.  Worst movie you ever saw?
Any movie Will Ferrel is in.  I don't like that type of 'comedy'.

5. What's the last fun thing you did?
Having dinner and playing cards with our best friends.  It was a great time and WOW, did we laugh!

6. The month of July is named for Roman Emperor Julius Caesar...ever been to Rome? What's your favorite Italian dish?
I've never been to Rome.  I do, however, l.o.v.e. Italian food.  You name it, I will eat it!

7. What is one piece of advice you'd offer new mom Kate Middleton?
Take time to enjoy the little moments.  They only come along once.

8.  Insert your own random thought here.
It has been a long time since I have participated in Hodgepodge. I'm glad to be back!


Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Happy Anniversary to my Husband

July 23, 1994
We were much younger then.
Both of us had a dream to make a great life and a happy family.
The day of our anniversary reminds me that I am the luckiest woman on the earth to be married to a man who makes me as proud as my husband does.

He is my rock, my comfort, my everything.
He has helped me become the woman I am today.
I am so thankful to this wonderful man.
Looks like we are in it for the long haul.
Happy Anniversary!

Monday, July 22, 2013

My story posted on Dangled Carat

Hilary from Feeling Beechie wrote a humorous memoir about her attempt to convert the ultimate commitment phobic man into a husband.  She launched a new website Dangled Carat as well as a new Facebook fan page for the site.

The purpose of this new site is share stories about dating, relationships, commitment phobia, engagements, marriage, love, advice for others - anything. My vision for this site it to help other girls (or guys) who going through relationship drama.

I shared my story and was a featured blogger!  

Click HERE to see my story and many others.

Everyone has a story! She is looking for others to share their stories (any story that has to do somehow with relationships). Drop her a line to share yours. 

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Sunday, July 21, 2013

Thursday, July 18, 2013

{Friday Fragments}

Unknown Mami


I cannot believe an entire week went by without me making a blog post!  What's up with THAT?
Isn't she precious….
This is one of my day care angels. We went to a local playground and she had a blast!
I am doing a happy dance….

I was a guest blogger (my very first time) at Dangled Carat!  You can see me HERE.

Visitors from Ireland…
A high school friend of Todd's moved to Ireland and got married in the early 2000s.  Joe, Kate and the kids came home for the 4th of July and stayed for a few weeks.  We were able to spend an evening with them. It was very nice to catch up with old friends.  When they go back home Kate promised to send me my favorite Irish Tea. =)

My garden is growing cray, mutant zucchini...
I have made 5 loves of bread, zucchini burgers (really good by the way), zucchini cake (like carrot cake, topped with cream cheese icing) and zucchini cupcakes.
My heart is broken...
Mr. Adam Levine is now engaged.  You can read the sad news HERE.
And I just got that new iPhone case too!!
I wish you all a Happy Friday.  Me?  I'll be in mourning.