Friday, June 25, 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Today is the day that I had a ten pound one ounce baby girl. She was always on the move from day one. And with her curly hair...it didn't take her long to get people wrapped around her little finger. She was a good baby, sleeping a lot more than her brother Justin did.
Today is the day that we discovered the meaning of Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice. Well, okay...not everything ....lol. But still baby girls are wrapped up in their own blanket of wonder. I am so proud of my daughter because she has worked hard and is raising my precious grandson to be a wonderful little boy!
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
A SHOUT OUT to: Blogger: Becky Kazana...over at The Fab Miss B. I just discovered her blog a week or so ago and she has a bit of everything...really fun to read!
A SHOUT OUT to: Real life friends...Aaron, Missy and Sherry....are you reading Ginger's Journey? If not...how are you keeping up with life?
A SHOUT OUT to: Lisa (blogger & MHH member)...Check out her blog: My Little Corner of the World. Cute stuff!
A SHOUT OUT to: All my friends going to Cozumel with me!
A SHOUT OUT to: Mel over at Mel's Backyard....fun blog to read...
A SHOUT OUT to: Daughter Katie who has a birthday Thursday June 24th!! Happy Birthday early!!!
Okay off to ....do housework.....boo hiss....LOL
Monday, June 21, 2010
"Life is a journey and you hold the map."
The red head and I get along perfectly because we think so much alike. I've been rambling on for years here at Ginger's Journey about ....well.....about life being a journey. The red head was telling me how we all hold our own maps...and where we go is certainly up to us. We sometimes get pushed around a bit but in the end...the destinations are ours to choose.
I know sometimes it doesn't feel like that. Sometimes it feels as if we have no choices at all....but the red head says...WE DO....so as you travel along this week...make sure and pause long enough to think of where you are going and decide is that is where you really want to go.
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Saturday, June 19, 2010
So each week...the little red head will have a picture....or at least a commentary about something to share with you here at Ginger's Journey...sometimes the head may be joined by some of his friends....I look forward to blogging Head-Shots and hope you will enjoy reading them...Just remember all views are the head's and not necessarily the views of this blog author. LOL
Friday, June 18, 2010
Thursday, June 17, 2010
But my love of summer goes beyond the "events" that happening. It is a love of lazy days. A love of staying up late and sleeping in. A love of warm sunshine and fresh air, and flowers that bloom in colorful tangles. A love of green grass and blue skies. A love of the sense of minutes trinkling by without the feeling of dread. I know that people who work year round do not usually experience what I am talking about. It is in essence, the feeling that we used to get as kids when school let out for summer and we felt free, free, free. I am lucky. I know that. I get to experience that feeling every year. Others are not as blessed.
So today I am grateful for summer. For time, for adventures that make memories, for stories to tell and stories to make, for laughter and conversations, for a chance to blog, for the beauty of a good book and a glass of tea. For the chance to get a little more done around this place we call home, for the ability to "put things off" if need be to enjoy time with others, and for this opportunity to share my thoughts with you Ginger's Journey readers. Thanks for sharing a bit of your summer time with me!
Wednesday, June 16, 2010
So tomorrow I am going to see Wicked in St. Louis....hmmm....I think at the Fox Theatre...mu niece Cindy has like second row seats and she called today to see if I could go...so I thought for a brief moment and then said YES....of course I had planned to clean more tomorrow but what the heck!
Then my young friend texted earlier to see if I Kelsey and I wanted to go out to grab a bite to eat and since I hadn't even started cooking dinner yet...I said YES....okay I'm spending money like crazy right before my Cozumel trip but I am confident it will ALL work out fine!
Then tomorrow evening after the Wicked performance, we will have our regular MT night with friends! Just a bit of chit chat and some drinks and food. But it's always FUN!!
Friday....I'm off on another adventure....a celebration lunch and afternoon with my friend Barb who got back from Afghanistan about two weeks ago!!
I don't know....being spontaneous....this house may never get cleaned...I suppose I should try to do more with it during the dreary school/work months and then I'd be free as a bird during summer!! Well it's a thought....but anyway...for right now...it is....what it is....And I'm having a good time.....
If I am REALLY good and accomplish some chores and mundane things...I'll be back this afternoon with my Harry Potter picture.....I love it!!
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
We went to Navy Pier. I decided to pose with the city in the background. Chicago is a busy busy place. Evan enjoyed riding the Merry Go Round. Katie and Kelsey rode a giant ferris wheel and got some cool pcitures up above the city. We stayed at the Wyndam Hotel, which was a great location because we could walk to almost everything except Shedd's Aquarium. We took a bus there.
I love this picture of Evan in the Children's Muesum. There were tons of things to do and he had a blast. Here is putting out a fire! There's also a water room where he wore a little green overcoat and played with boats!
Here's a group shot after we ate at the Rainforest Cafe. Evan freaked out when we first walked in because there was a huge snake hanging from the ceiling and he thought it was real. Well, it was moving. We enjoyed a very nice meal in a great atmosphere!
Here's another great spot...Gino's East....serving Chicago style pizza.....man it is filling!! Lots of crust and cheese! Also we all wrote on the wall and then posed for a picture together!!
Have a lot more pictures...so hopefully...I'll share a few more before moving on to the next adventure!! In Chicago, we basically got to do all the things we had planned to do....so a VERY successful trip.
Saturday, June 5, 2010
This summer, like many others before it, will slip by in the blink of an eye. I have had busy summers with lots of plans or projects. I've had slow lazy summers without any thing much to do. I've had summers that have went astray and no matter what I attempted I couldn't get them back on track. I've had summers of adventure and summers of boredom. Regardless, they have all slipped by quickly. This one will be no different.
As I move into summer mode, I am trying to be very organized because there are several trips, our annual backyard bash and some other day excursions. I also have a few home projects to accomplish. All in basically two months. I have always noted that the more organized one becomes the more aware one is of the passage of time. Two months seem like nothing when the little dates are filling in. But the alternative is to NOT be organized and let the days slip by unnoticed. The problem with that .....summer still comes to an end and then you look back and feel as if you have wasted time.
So I have my calendar and I have my plans and two months of glorious time.
Thursday March 12th was our first full day in Shanghai and it was a whirlwind of activity. We headed to Starbucks first for a taste of home ...
Kelsey was home for a few days at Easter so we headed out on Monday for a few stops and to enjoy the beautiful weather. Our first stop....Oa...
I wanted to share with you today my creative recipe planner/book that I am creating. It's by MAMBI Create 365 which also makes the Happy...
I just wanted to share my LOVE of planners and journals! Oh me oh my....these are just a few of my wonderful collection. The planner t...