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Sunday, May 31, 2009

Lilacs and Rhubarb Pie



End of May.... Already!

The month of May went so quickly. My intentions to blog more frequently just aren't coming to fruition... but I will keep trying. It is lilac time here, and time to bake anything with rhubarb. Our annual neighborhood Memorial Day picnic is traditionally held at our house and this year was no different.... great fun with a group of long-time friends on a beautiful day ... not too hot, no rain and just enough breeze to keep the mosquitoes at bay! I will post some photos today of strawberry rhubarb pie-baking and lilacs, of course.... they are so fragrant!

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

My Granddaughter, Emily


Here we are, Emi and Nonna! Three weeks old and already she is growing out of her
0-3 mo. onesies and sleepers! What a thrill to spend a few days with her in Arizona.
Parents are doing well and baby is sleeping in good long stretches. What a precious
blessing she is!

I am back home thinking Holy Jet Lag! and preparing for Emi's visit later in the summer
when it is way too hot in the desert.

Sunday, May 10, 2009

A Crisp Sunny Mother's Day




Talked on the phone with my kids who are far, far away.... will see them soon along with that darling new granddaughter. In the meantime, the cherry blossoms are beginning to pop. I will get some pictures posted soon. Spent a little art time this afternoon making these collages. Hope all mothers had a peaceful, happy day today.

Friday, May 1, 2009

May Day & Plane Tickets


It was a glorious first day of May here today with only a light jacket needed! Sunny, crisp and beautiful. Remember the custom of leaving a May basket of flowers on a neighbors' doorknob anonymously? When my dogs barked this afternoon, I went to investigate and there was this lovely basket of pansies and a note "Happy May Day!" Thank you, Mary Ann, my mystery friend.

On another happy note, I purchased airline tickets (yes, reasonably priced - surprise!) to go visit my wee newborn granddaughter soon!