Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Happy Valentines Day and Pinterest Try Thursday

Oh my!! Where Have I been? It's been almost 2 weeks since I posted. I think that is the longest I have ever gone without a post. Life just gets in the way sometimes. Been having some fun and doing some not so fun but necessary things too. 

Superbowl weekend found us in Sacramento for a Gymnastics competition for 6 yr. old Jack and a much needed visit with my cousin and brother-in-law. I know...those of you who read me regularly know that Superbowl Sunday is the Parks Family Holiday. However this year we were split up so we could go to Jacks meet.  It was worth it though. Jack earned his first medal getting a "superior" on rings.

Mr. SS and I drove up on Friday to have some time with my cousin before my son Brandon and his wife and kids came on Saturday.
My cousin Judy asked to take us to dinner for Mr. SS's birthday. She asked what his favorite food was.
That's easy..."Ribs", I said.
She right away said she had the perfect place to take us. It was a place called Ludy's in Woodland not too far away from Sacramento.
It was a cute historic town that I would like to visit sometime during the day.
Mr. SS enjoyed his plate of ribs and they brought him his own bib. Isn't that so funny.

Being still on Weight Watchers, I had the BBQ Chicken Salad.
As soon as we sat down, I knew I had to get a picture of the curtains. It was the perfect country western decor with red and white checked tableclothes, a country western group singing and
these cute curtans with horses. They were hanging on branches with horseshoes for corbels and rope rings.
I just loved the whole place...perfect place to celebrate Mr. SS's birthday.

This is a little zip bag I made Judy to match the bag I made here last fall.

When we got home, I had to run to Target to get some candy for my Valentines decorations.
Look what I  found. They were on clearance and look like reproductions of refrigerator jars.
 I love the colors...aqua, red and yellow...perfect for my little blue trailer.

And the red one was perfect for some Valentine Candy.

Now to my Pinterest Try. I'm sure if you have been on Pinterest lately you have seen these.
They are a variation of Peanut Butter Blossoms using Dove Chocolate hearts.
I made some cookies for Mr.SS

and some in my miniature cupcake pan and took them down today for the grands that live in my front yard.

I saved the best for last. With inspiration from Suzanne @ Notes From the Patch and Amy @ Nana Company (Click their names for tutorials) I came up with this bib for my Emmy
I had to draw it myself because both of theirs were too small for my big girl.
I had a stripped piece left from my mug rug so inspiration came from that too.
Pam Kitty Love fabric made it Sew Sweet for my Emmy Lou.
She will be 3 in March and I don't know how much longer she will wear a bib.  What will I do??

I am really behind on visiting all your blogs...well I have visited, just haven't been having time to comment, but I promise before my next post I will get caught up with all of you.

This post seems kind of disjointed, but wanted to get so many things in. I will be back to normal(whatever that is) soon, I hope.

I just had to add this to my Valentines Day post.
Look what I woke up to on my bar this morning.
Mr. SS, who usually goes to bed before me, stayed up until I was snuggled in bed reading my book and wrote this, knowing I would be up first this morning to make his coffee.

Happy Valentines Day

God is Good!!
Life is Good!!


Stacey said...

Beverly, too much good looking stuff on this post! That food stops me in my tracks. The boy hanging upside down reminds me of my son who was on a gymnastics team for years. The containers from Target almost got in my cart one day but I held back. I need to go to Target again.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Suzanne said...

Jack's form is perfect! You must be very proud of that boy! Love Emmy's bib. I know, how sad when she decides she's too old for bibs = ( Welcome back. You've been missed.

luvtoquilt said...

Happy Valentine's Day, my friend. Love the bib. Sounds like you've been busy, as always. Kudos on your good menu choices. Will I see you next week at SP?

Michelle said...

Happy Valentine's Day. Love the look of those cookies and that bib!

Nancy B said...

I've missed you! Love the post. Congratulations to Jack! Are you booked for after Bernina Club? We still need to have that coffee.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Susy said...

Hey girlfriend. I've been out of circulation too ~ it's nice to have time to post and comment again. Although I'm doing it at 3:00 in the morning. We're going to see The Temptations tonight~ I'm going to need a nap! Have a blessed weekend. xo

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Beverly,
You have been a busy girl. How wonderful that Jack is builing a strong body and won his first medal. I bet he had the biggest smile on his little face! (I have a nephew named Jackson "Jack")My niece was in gymnaatics for 25 years and went on to teach. I know what you mean about life just keeping you busy, it happens. You are on WW so am I, joined 6 weeks ago Gary too. We were getting a bit too fuffy LOL.
I love the bib how cute is that. Ribs oh my goodness how I love ribs! my favorite too.
I finished the quilt I was working on and now I working on a quilt for my Grand-daugher. Next I have aprons on my mind for my girls.
We really need to get together some day I know we will.
Sending you hugs, Elizabeth