Friday, January 30, 2009

He should be a model...

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Looking through pictures the other day I realized just how many treasures I have from my Grandma's and Great-Grandma's

Flowers from Grandma Wheeler's garden. As long as I can remember she has grown beautiful flowers at her house. I have always loved spending time in their yard looking at them.

My Grandma Beasley's wedding ring.
I love this. I wear it every day. It originally had diamonds in the center but they were taken out to make another ring. After my Grandma died my parents had these yellow sapphires put in for me as a present for my 21st birthday.

A book given to me by my Grandma and Grandpa Wheeler.
I love American History and am very patriotic so this book was a wonderful surprise to me.
It belonged to my Great Grandma Wheeler.

A sewing kit {that really belongs to my mom - I just borrow it. A lot.} That I believe belonged to my Grandma Beasley. I love looking at all the vintage thread and needle kits in there.
I also love the tape measure pinned just so -she pinned it that way and I probably wont ever use it for that reason.

Do you have any treasures from your grandparents?
What are they?
Are there any that you will pass along to your children one day?

Friday, January 23, 2009

June Bug

* Just a note: I hate hospital lighting.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

June Bug

Since they don't have their own blog - I get to be the lucky aunt to post the news for them :)

June Leila Garner
was born yesterday around 1:20pm
7lbs. 15oz.
21 1/2 inches long
full head of blond wavy hair


Shelly laughed and sang through the delivery
{so Shelly!}


Tanner said it's the most disgusting thing he has ever seen
{so Tanner}

*Pictures are forthcoming

Monday, January 19, 2009

Something in the water...

Is it me or is EVERYONE either
1. finding out they are pregnant
2. about to have a baby
3. just had a baby?
Really... what's going on here?
My lovely sister-in-law Shelly falls under the "about to have a baby" category
Her shower was last week - and she found out that people LOVE shopping for girls...
Her crib full of presents...
from Grandma Garner

and Aunt Linda
Then came the most popular and surprising* gift of the day
baby Monkeys...

Shelly and June will soon be the proud owners of the entire collection of these bad boys.

Apparently they are collectors items and quite costly.

*no, Shelly did not ask for these

**Note to anyone who may be attending any future baby shower I may have:
Please, no monkeys.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Like a 1st grader after school...

I eat an "afterwork snack"
and it usually really is something a first grader would eat - like Graham Crackers and Milk.
I thought it was a good choice...

see - the box agrees...

I might grow up one day.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Mmmm Chocolate!

If you've never tried Abuelita hot chocolate... now's the time!
This has been a favorite of mine for a while and this year I decided to share my secret with Benson and some of our friends & family.
Everyone has been a fan so far.
It's mexican hot chocolate so there is cinnamon and other spices in it which make it de-licios
It's great with home made vanilla whipped cream

A very merry un-birthday

My mom, dad and niece all have birthdays within the week after Christmas
{as well as Benson's dad and sister - 3 of those birthday's falling on the same day}
So this year to celebrate - per Libey's request - we went bowling.

Notice I got two strikes in a row...
Don't notice my total score....
{I bowled horrible the whole game - got three strikes in a row out of nowhere - then went right on back to being horrible the rest of the night.}

Libey and her Hello Kitty Cake
{also per her request}

Seriously guys, Benson made this cake.
Like, baked the cake, frosted it, decorated it - the whole bit.
I know.... he amazes me too.

Happy Birthday!!

*Melisa - the rest of the pictures from the night are online here :)

Friday, January 2, 2009

I'm such a girl

My favorite things from christmas are all house things like...

This amazing shelf the Benson made... {seriously the coolest present I have ever gotten}
The coolest juice glasses

and the cutest green tea kettle ever.