Sunday, April 29, 2012


Almost every year we have met LaMon and Barbara at Mary Eloise Butler Garden in Theodore Worth Park, Minneapolis.  One year there was even some tornadic weather conditions!  We usually go on Mother's Day but Justin is in town and the spring season is early, so we went today.  It was fun to take my new lens and have some quality time with it.  We need to become better acquainted.
Barbara is always one up for a good time.
Blue bells.
A cardinal in flight.
 Family hiking around the top.
 Fiddle head fern.
Justin trying to get Jacob away from the siblings.
Rocking a new facial get up.  He's wearing my glasses (which I don't like btw).
Marsh marigolds and snake grass.
This turkey was very vocal and even plumed his feather a few times.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

It's Here!

This is a lens I've been wanting for ages and years.  I initially wanted the IS version, but after some research, this one was more for me. 
 I like to tell Justin that "if you wait, it will come."  This seems to happen often that if you have patience a deal will pop up eventually.  I didn't have to wait long for this one, maybe a week after serious looking.  There was a sale on the Canon refurbished site with an additional 20% off coupon.  This hardly ever happens, btw.
 I took it out for a spin this afternoon in the yard and am already head over heals in love.
Here are some of my faves: 

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Girls Goodbye Gone Gallactic

or other wise known as GGGGG. 
I had the best girls night party last weekend.  Me and four other great friends got together and partied it up Saturday until Sunday.  It was so FUN!
We met at Erin's got pedicures. Can never go wrong with that!
Then drove into North Minneapolis and ate at a yummy restaurant called Chino Latino.

 The best sauce on the chicken lo mein.  I'm drooling right now thinking about it.  Literally.
We walked around Uptown some checking out the stores.  There is great atmosphere here.  
Fantastic for people watching.  
I saw a guy gay couple holding hands, and a pack of models, none less tall than about 6'.  One girl, I swear her legs went up to my armpits.
Back at Erin's house, Lyea pulled out her jewelry making stuff, which is extensive and we all made something, except Lyea who had to help the rest of us.
And can you believe it?!  Bart gave each of us (except Lyea) facials/peals!  Squeal!  It was so fun!
Lyea and Kristy went home while Erin, Becca, and I stayed up late chattting.
Erin slept in her own bed...pregnant party pooper, and I was bunk buddies with Becca.  We stayed up until around 4am and were woken up several times over the next five hours.  One of those times including a light for a plant on a timer.  Now that was wake up!
Waffles for breakfast!  Becca and I were delirious and laughing lots.  There always has to be drama with girls, and of course that included me.  I was so sensitive and overly tired, and hate to make people feel at all bad about themselves, especially when no offense was intended.
All in all, one word:  Awesome.
Thanks my friends!  I'm going to miss y'all!