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Monday, May 24, 2010

Alphabet Weekend

A is for Addiction. My addiction to another "A". Army Wives. Can't get enough of it.
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Briggid Brannagh as Pamela Moran is my favorite Army Wife!
B is for Bargain. I went to several yard sales and found the BEST bargain. See letter "G". Gotta love pinching pennies!
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C is for Campfire. We had our first campfire of the summer with some friends. The sound of laughter, tales of shared memories, and the smell of campfire does my heart good.
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(image from Alana Elliott at Flickr)
D is for Daughter. I have been minus one of them for a couple of days. Emma spends a lot of weekends in the summer at the lake with her Nana and Papa. She loves it. I miss her though. Nana called and said that she is taking to swimming like a fish!
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Last year at the lake
E is for Exercise. No, I haven't been shredding with Jillian this weekend, but I have been sweating BUCKETS while edging out the flower beds with a 50 pound spade. I think it was more work than shredding, if that is even possible!
F is for flower fun. Planted sunflowers, poppies, zinnas, and a butterfly mix for Emma to play amongst. Last year, she LOVED to pick my zinnias and they are plentiful enough that I don't mind. By the way, did you know that zinnias used to be referred to as "old maids"?
G is for GeoSafari. I found one at a yard sale for $1 and it STILL WORKS! Did anyone else play with these in school other than myself???? My husband thinks I am crazy for getting this excited over an educational toy.
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H is for HUMIDITY! I haven't even BOTHERED with my hair the past couple of days. Hello, SUMMER!!! Humid Hair is not hot. Even on Courtney Cox.
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I is for Ice Cream. I allowed myself to indulge in a yogurt ice cream sundae yesterday. If I had to name one sweet that I couldn't go without, it would be ice cream. Favorite Flavor? Caramel Caribou. To DIE for!
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J is for Jalapenos. Can't WAIT for try out some homemade salsa this year!
K is for kids. Emma's school year is over, so kids will be EVERYWHERE. Keep those kiddos safe and be aware while driving!!!
L is for Lowe's. We got a new wheelbarrow. Hubs says that it won't last as long as our marriage. :-p Needless to say, the quality just isn't there.
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Ooops. Different Lowe, although definitely more fun to look at.
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There. See, you liked the other pic better too, didn't you?!
M is for Mulch! We got new hardwood mulch for around the plantation (no, it definitely ISN'T really a plantation) and it is BEEEE-YOO-TIFUL!!!! Nothing spruces up landscaping like newly laid mulch!
N is for Nair. Don't ask.
O is for O...Well...We WERE without Child #1 for the weekend...
P is for Porch Swinging. I heart my new porch swing! Thanks again, Mom and Dad!
Q is for sQuare Foot Garden! I cheated, I know. But I am so excited that I had to put it in. It's finished! Stuff is IN THE GROUND! Here's praying for a bountiful harvest!
R is for Rabbit. She's still hangin' in there, waiting for her house to be built. Just for those of you who were wondering!
S is for Summer. IT'S HERE!!!!!!!!!! It's also for Sumo. :o)
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(Evvie's standing on her own now!!!!)
T is for Topsy Turvy. Yes, I bought one. I will let you know how it works out! Mainly, I just couldn't think of a better way to plant my strawberries.
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U is for Ugly. Ugly is what our landscaping was pre-weekend.
V is for Vegetables, of course! I have about EVERYTHING in there from leeks to tomotoes to broccoli to ivory and chocolate peppers! I am excited to give those a whirl!
W is for Wish. I WISH I had an irrigation system instead of having to roll out a hose. Come to think of it, WATER is another "W". I WISH for WATER.
X is for Xylophone. Heck, it was the only thing I could think of.
Y is for Yearn. I am SERIOUSLY yearning for a new car. My folks got a new Lincoln MKZ.
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I think I'm in love.
Z is for Zoo. I tried to take the girls to the zoo again on Saturday, but there was not ONE parking space. It was raining off and on all day, so I figured that it would be a good day. I thought wrong.

Couple more photos from the weekend:
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Thanks for tuning in!

4 comments:

  1. This alphabet weekend thing is sooo cool Andrea. Would you mind if i make one too for my blog? I enjoy reading yours.

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  2. Love your alphabet weekend post! Very creative!

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