Dress of the week April 30th !

Good  morning  Ladies !!   You  join  me  this  morning  from a   wet and  rainy Minnesota .  We   had a  few  sunny  days  during the  week   but  the  temperatures are  staying on the  cooler  side  for  April.     So I look  forward  to  tomorrow and  the  first of  May  and   warmer days  ahead!

be good to yourself

 

I  started  last  weeks  post  on Saturday  but it  did  not  publish until the  middle of the  week when I finally finished it !    I  finished the  post  telling  you about our daughter spraining  her   foot. It  was  scary at  the time to find out  she  hurt her    foot  at  a  friends house  after   missing  a  step. It  came close on the  heels of our  son  fracturing his  shinbone in November so you can imagine what I  was  thinking “Here  we  go again!”  We  picked  her up     and  got  her to   the  emergency room.  It  turns out it  was  a  sprain only and  nothing  broken !    She  was  sent home  with  crutches   and  had  to use  them  for  the  first few  days. Then  she  was  able  to  walk on  her  foot  and  is making  great progress. She  will be able to  get  back to  playing  softball in a  few  weeks. 

 

On  Sunday  morning  we  went  to  Church  and  also   to  the  coffee and  donuts  provided afterwards. We  had a  nice  chat with another family from the  parish.   Our  youngest  had  swim lessons in the  afternoon   and  we  had a  relaxing   day thereafter. We were  back to the  weekly  grind  on  Monday .  Our   9yr old  had his  first  baseball  training  session of the  season,  he  has a  few  friends on the  team  so is  happy about  that , but it is  good  to  meet  other  kids  that he does not  know yet.   He  also has  training on  Thursdays .  Two of our  3  doors  were  installed  during the  week on the  basement  project  and  we also have  carpet picked out for the  new  bedroom  and our  main floor office! The   carpet  company   owner is coming on  Friday May 6th to measure   the areas we are installing.  You will have to wish me luck today ! I am  undertaking  to  grout  the  tile  floor in our  new  bathroom  today !!    I will  look at  some  online  videos for the  correct  technique ! Hopefully  I will have  good  results  next  week !  

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  Have  a   beautiful  weekend  and  a  lovely start  to May !   Best wishes, Terri xo. 

Dress of the week April 23rd !

Good morning Ladies from a sunny Minnesota ! I am glad it is going to be a nice day after a lot of rain yesterday . I said rain not snow so you can tell the temps are rising ! There is a silver lining!

At the  end of Last weeks  post   I said   we  were  working in the  basement  painting .   We  did  get  two  coats on the  bedroom . In the  bathroom  we  made a last  minute  decision to put  wallpaper on the  sink  wall.  We  have it ordered   now.  We  also  have the  doors  ordered  , and  will pick  carpet  soon. 

On  Sunday morning we  woke up early  and  when it  got  light we  noticed  the  Easter  bunny had visited our  house  with   eggs in the  front  and  back yard !  We  went  to the early 8am  mass  at  church.  It was a lovely mass  to  celebrate the  risen savior ! After  Mass  we  came home  and  the  kids  went on the Easter  egg hunt.   After  a  few  minutes  they had  full   buckets !  

 

Soon   after  we  got packed up  and  made the  90 minute  drive to my Brother-in-law and  his  family’s  house to  celebrate  Easter  with all the  family.   It was a  lovely afternoon  together , the  Easter  bunny  had  also   stopped  by their house so there  was  another egg  hunt  for the  kids .   It  was a   as  we  had  snow a  little  later ! 

 

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 We  spent  a  few  hours  and  then it  was  time to make the  trip home   to get  ready for  another  week!  It   went   pretty  standard   as  it  does  during the  school year. We  did  treat ourselves  by going out to eat  on Wednesday  evening.    After work on Friday   was  different!  We  went to  look at  carpet  samples in the  showroom   part of the company i work for! It  was  nice  being  there after  hours  and  getting a   chance to look at  ease. We are  still  deciding on  a  carpet for the  basement. Decisions !!   On Saturday we worked on the  basement  bathroom  by installing  a  tile  floor! We  rented  a  tile  cutting saw  and it  went  smooth!  here is the  result  below ! 

 

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On  Saturday  evening  our  daughter  went to  a  friends  house  and  after  an hour  we  got a  call  that  she had  hurt  her  foot coming off a   step  awkwardly.  So   we  brought  her to the  ER  and it  turns out it  was a  sprain, I am glad  there  was  nothing  broken ! 

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  Have a  beautiful  week  and I will chat  again at  weekend !!

Dress of the week April 16th !

Good morning Ladies from a cloudy Minnesota this Easter Saturday ! We have been having a lot of wind here this past few weeks . We also have had some nice sunshine during the week.

I  wanted to  add  the  video  above ,  telling the  story of  Easter  week  and  the resurrection   of  Jesus on Easter  Sunday.   It is a beautiful  Hallelujah . 

 

I  finished  last  week  with  a  late  Sunday post.   Monday   was a  busy day  with  work  . Then in the  evening  we  started to prime the walls  in our ongoing  basement bedroom/bathroom project!  But it is exciting to finally be  painting.   Tuesday  was  similar  with more  priming   in the  evening, I was  tired after  the  second  evening !!   Wednesday  was  the  kids  last  night  of  Church  class  for the  year! I want to thank all the  teachers  who volunteered  to  teach our  kids in  their  faith  journey in 2021-22 !   Maybe someday I will have the  conviction to  do the  same!  

 

On Thursday evening it  was  the  feast of the  last  supper .   Jesus  last  meal with his  disciples . Holy Thursday celebrates the institution of the Eucharist as the true body and blood of Jesus Christ and the institution of the sacrament of the priesthood. 

 

Good  Friday   was a  day of fasting  as it is   during  all  Fridays in lent for  Catholics .   Our  Church had  an afternoon  celebration of hte passion of Jesus, but I  was  not  able to make it to that one.  I went to a  nearby  Church  where  they  had a  7pm offering. It was a  beautiful  and poignant  event, with everyone getting to  go up on the  altar  to kneel in  veneration to Jesus on the  cross. 

 

Today  we  will  probably complete  the  painting in the  basement  with 2  coats of finish  paint !   Tomorrow  we  go to my in-laws  for  Easter .   

 

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  Have a  lovely  Easter everyone,  Terri xo. 

Dress of the week April 10th !

Good  morning  Ladies!  I am  back  again after  another  2  weeks  since  I  posted !   Last  weekend  was  one   where I was   busy and  did not  get  around to  writing . It looks  like  spring  is  here ,   but I am  guarded  with that  word “looks”   as  you  can  never  tell  when   your  next  snowfall  will  come in Minnesota.   We  did  have a  few  skiffs  of  snow  during the  week   but  they  went  away  quick. this  morning it is   just  above  freezing  at   35F.    Our  grass is   slowly turning to a   shade of  green  from   brown, yay! 

 

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Waiting for these beauties to show up !!

 

 When I left off   2  weeks  ago   I had  said I  was  going on Saturday  with my son to  his  new  sport  trap shooting. They  shoot what is  called  clay pigeons ,  little  discs  not  the  birds  thankfully !   He  has  struggled  in  other  sports  but is  really enjoying this one. I want the  best  for  him. The mid  week was    busy  with   work   and   school  for us .  On last  weekend , Saturday we  had   visitors in  our old next  door   neighbors  Paul  , Patricia  and  their  4  kids, they are  busy having the  same  number  kids as  us  but  their  youngest is  nearly  2  , so still in  the  busy stage.  it  was  nice  to see them again in a relaxed  get together  at our  house.  They  liked our house so much  that they  are  now  looking  to  move  close to us if  the  right house  comes up!    On Sunday we  went to  church  and  they  had  a nice pancake  breakfast  afterwards, we  look  forward to it!  Our youngest  had  swim  lessons in the afternoon. Monday morning  came  fast  and  another  week !    There  was  not  anything  out of  the  ordinary  that  happened during the  week. On  Friday night we invited our  friends Brian and Crystal over along with their  kids  for  game  night , we  had a lot of fun,   with the game  spoons  being the  best , you have to be  fast  ! On Saturday(yesterday )  we  started  painting in our  daughters  new  bedroom !!   We  got one coat on the  ceiling  and  are  going to apply  a second one.   We  did  not  get too  much paint time in  as  we  we were also entertaining  yesterday afternoon  /evening! ( Seems  we  are  becoming  quite the  hosts!)   Chris, Jen  and  their  kids  came and  also  Eric , Sarah  and  their  daughter  visited.  We  had  not  seen them  since  early 2020 , after we  were all robbed of  friend time  for  the  past  2  years , but  everyone is  getting  back to normalcy Thank God ! We  chatted , had  some good  food ,  and  for  the adults not  driving  home a  glass of  wine or  beers for the  guys!  We  also did  some  games , beanbags (cornhole)   and other  board  games, the  kids also got out on the  trampoline  as  the weather  was  nice!   They left  around 9pm  after a  lovely time together! 

 

Now you are up to  date, I will finish our Las Vegas  trip review !  On the Sunday morning  we  were  there I woke  before  everyone and  went on a early morning  walk. It was  pretty quiet on Las Vegas Boulevard . 

It  was  a  really  nice  day !   I got  back  to the  hotel  and  got  ready for  Church.   Went to a   Lebanese  Catholic  Church nearby, it  was  slightly  different  but  a  lovely   experience. 

 

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After  some  food  and   relaxation  we    took on the  90 minute  journey  south to  Bullhead  city Arizona  to meet  friends  from Minnesota  who were  nearby. They  were bringing  their  son to  Arizona  for  a  college tour   and  we  arranged to    both  drive    and  meet  in the  middle !   We  had  lunch  and   chatted   , then went to Scooters   fun park   where  the  kids did activities  from  batting  cages to go carts    and  mini golf ! I  played the  mini golf  too actually !   I was  able  to  take this  photo below of the  beautiful sunset  before we left to  return to Vegas. 

 

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  We  got  back to the  hotel late ,  and  were  ready for  sleep!  On Monday  we  went to  the  strip  area  and    Mandalay Bay.    We  walked  around  the  grounds   and  some of the  stores inside , then  we  went to  the Irish restaurant I had  been  wanting to go to !! The  food  was  very good , I also got to meet the Irish Bartender ! 

 

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  We  came  back to the  hotel  and  relaxed in the pool  and  hot tub   for the  evening.   The  next and last  day we  went to  Krispy Creme for some  guilty pleasures , donuts !! We  used to have one  here  but it  closed a  number of  years  ago.   You can  watch the  doughnut  making in progress  but  we  just  missed that  part, next  time !  I was  able to capture the  snow capped  mountains in the  distance from Krispy Kreme, just in case I was  missing the snow  from  home!

 

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It  was  then time  to go  back to the hotel  and  do a  clean up    and  then  eventually  go to the airport. Of course there was some more window shopping to do! 

 

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That was  our  trip  , I would  definitely go back again in March to escape winter  ! 

I started this post in the early morning and it is now  early  evening. We went to Palm Sunday Mass  this  morning it was a lovely poignant  reading of the passion and  Christ’s  ultimate death on the cross  for us.

 

 

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Have a beautiful week ahead , Terri xo.