Thursday, April 16, 2009

{month in review}

It has been a crazy, busy month for us!

I am now working part-time, which I wasn't looking to do. But as the saying goes, "You have to do what you have to do!" :) And so far it has been going well. I don't have a lot of extra time for hobbies such as blogging...unfortunately. But I am actually able to keep up with my housework, which I believe is due to better management of my time. That is a positive! :)

Below are highlights of what has been going on in our lives this month....

{Harlem Globe Trotters}
I was about David's age when I last saw the Globe Trotters.
Several weeks ago, they were playing at the local college, and Kevin and I took the kids.
They were very entertaining and David thought it was the best thing ever!

Oh, yes, it is that time of the year again.
Last year, just a bunch of the girls from Ashley's school went together. This year, they had dates with guy friends from their class. Being 5 minutes from the school, our house turned in the central dressing and meeting place, i.e. GRAND CENTRAL STATION! After the prom, Ashley hosted an After-Formal Party at our lake house. They are a great group of kids and we always enjoy having them....and feeding them! LOL!
Below, Ashley primping until the last minute....
Ashley and her date share a laugh,
...and I caught the moment!
I think the kids get a little annoyed that I always have a camera in hand, but they are getting used to it! LOL!
Ashley and Zach
Our niece, Katie and MIL, Frances came down for the afternoon.

One bunch of happy girls...

The limo arrives...
Ashley's date rented a limo for all to ride.
(Just a few have their licenses.)

Loading up...

And they are off to the prom....
Ashley and David continued the tradition of coloring eggs.
Ashley's creations....
I finally found my Easter Decorations.
They were in Kevin's warehouse, between two old tractors. I think they had "help" getting there, and it wasn't by me! Leaves me to wonder....
I just happened to find them by pure accident!
Today, I am cleaning and packing them away for another year.

Soap dish in the Guest Bath

My Grandmother B. made the ceramic eggs years ago when I was a child. They are certainly a treasure of mine!
$2.00 Yard Sale Pillow! :)

Hope everyone had a wonderful Easter!

I missed my ONE YEAR Blogging Anniversary, which was at the end of March. And I am quickly approaching my 200th post! So I will be hosting a Give-Away next week to celebrate the two! ....stay tuned!

Sorry I'm not able to blog and visit consistantly! Miss you all, and will be around when I can!

~Rhonda :)


Vee said...

Sounds as if life is full and busy. Don't worry about a thing. We'll visit you until you can find some spare time. Has anyone ever told you that Ashley looks like a young Elizabeth Taylor? My goodness, she's beautiful!

Take care and have as much fun as possible at that part-time job.

Michele said...

Awesome pictures! Ashley is so beautiful! My Mark is going to prom next month...can't wait for those pics!

Take care...hugz,

Darlene said...

I LOVE all the prom pictures....they are awesome! How neat to have had them all at your home getting ready and primping.

I work a very part-time job and love it. I always hope I don't end up having to go back to full-time. Hopefully you will get used to yours quickly.

We saw the Harlem Globetrotters a couple of years ago and they did put on a GREAT show.

Amelia said...

Been missing you and what all that was happening in your life and the life of the family.

With working - even part time - there are not enough hours in the day.

Enjoyed catching up - pictures were great. The children are really growing up.

Don't know what kind of work you are doing - but try to enjoy it as much as possible.

Shelia said...

Hi Rhonda! Wow! What a busy life you're having> I'm glad your new part time job is working out!
Ashley is so beautiful for her prom. Sound like they were having a ball. Oh, the young! Your Easter looks so cute too! Now I always enjoy it when you show your beautiful house!
Take care and visit when you can.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)


Hi Rhonda,
I missed you!! Everyone looked great for prom.
Happy Early Birthday!!! Bet I'm older than YOU!!!
Congrat's on your blog-anniversary!!
Thanks for visiting me...I hope you like your job..that's always a plus when you have to work.
Take care
Deb :)

Picket said...

Oh Scooter loved reading all about the happenings in your life this past month!!!! Oh that daughter of yours is gorgeous just like her mama! It was so good to hear from you sweetie...don't worry I won't forget you....I don't have time to visit blogland as much as I use to and I miss everybody so much but...I think this time of year everybody is busier and with the weather being warm and things blooming you just want to sit on the porch and rejoice!!!! lol Have a great weekend sweetie!

Nancy said...

Hi Rhonda,

I do understand about life and blogging! Just do it when you can....some days I have more time then others, but mostly NOT :)
It was fun to see all your happenings...Ashley looks gorgeous and her blue eyes are stunning!
Your Easter decor is beautiful!

Blessings, Nancy

Melissa Miller said...

I have missed you Rhonda!
It's great you're back today with an update.
Your daughter is gorgeous with the prettiest Blue eyes.

Congrats on your one year blogging anniversary!
Your new blog dress is so pretty and fresh.
I'll keep a lookout for your giveaway.

I have not been to Wilmington's Target in a very long time so I don't know if they carry the birdies.
They were out here though.
I hope you find a pair. They are cute aren't they.

Have a wonderful weekend.
~Melissa :)

mysteryhistorymom said...

Sweetie- I was thrilled to see you stopped by! Doesn't Ashley look absolutely gorgeous! I love the pictures before prom and the fact that the kids all congregated at your home. Perfect!:)

My kids are used to the camera, too- lol! Lori

onlymehere said...

I'm sorry my music nearly blew you out of the chair. I actually think I'm going to get rid of it soon. I never have time to listen to it bz when I'm checking blogs I usually have my headset on bz I'm at work waiting for things to download. I hope you're liking your new part-time job. You're right that we do what we have to do. That picture of Ashley sitting in the limo was absolutely stunning and my favorite of the bunch!! They look like a good bunch of kids. I've never ridden in a limo, ever. It wasn't an option when we did prom. Sorry I blabbered on so much, but I missed you and I'm glad to see you back! Cindy

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Just popping in to say Hi Rhonda ! That Ashley is so pretty !

Melanie said...

I sure enjoyed your pictures.
The last one of your daughter looking out the limo is just gorgeous.
Beautiful eyes!

Smilingsal said...

You packed everything into one huge post! Ashley looked so sweet and pretty for her prom--big night.

I love the ceramic eggs.

Rue said...

Hi Rhonda :)

Ashley looked beautiful! It looks like you HAVE been really busy, but fun busy ;)


Kathi said...

Rhonda, Your daugher is beautiful!! The pictures are so lovely. It looks like they were all having so much fun.

I'm working part time too. I've missed you. I've been so out of touch with my blogging friends. I'm trying to change all that. Kathi

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

I picked a great weekend to pop in... I got all caught up in one post!
The prom pictures brought back years of memories and smiles.

Nance said...

Your Ashley is so beautiful, Rhonda!...must take after you. ;)
I enjoyed looking at all your Easter decor.

Pearl said...

Hi Sweet Rhonda...
So good to hear from you! I really enjoyed your post, and catching up on some of your activities. You'll have to email me, soon, and fill me in on your new job details, please. Hope it's going well for you!

Ohhhhh don't you know that I just Love those Prom photos... Ashley is beyond Beautiful, inside 'n out, and I know your heart swells with Love 'n Pride, as it should ♥ ... YAY! You found your Easter decorations! Do let us know when you discover how they ended up hidden so well ~chuckles~ ... Those ceramic eggs that your Grandmother made are Lovely, truly a treasure to behold.

CONGRATULATIONS on your blog anniversary! I just had mine, too, and am also preparing a give~away... I just don't move as fast as I used to... tee~heeee! I'm sorry that I missed sending you some Birthday greetings 'n Love... I seem to not always be on top of things as I should... I sure do hope it was a happy day for you, and that you were blessed with wonderful gifts and much joy!

Please know that you remain in my heart 'n prayers... I miss you and think of you often...
God bless...

~hugs 'n prayers~

April ~ AUTISM Awareness Month~

Pearl said...

Ooooooooh... I'm always forgetting something!!

I LOVE your new blog Background! So classy with a pop of fun!

Pearl... Your Girlie-Bird ♥