Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Memorial Day trip to the Zoo!

Despite the threat of crowds, we decided to venture out to the Philly Zoo on Memorial Day. Scott had to pick his mom up at the airport anyway, so we invited Scott's brother and his fiance to come with us. We had a great time and got some awesome pics:

This is how the Coca-Cola bear relaxes:

This one's for you mom:
This bird never goes anywhere with out his toy:

Watching the wild dog take a nap:

I love this guy!
This kangaroo was just chillin'

As you can see we saw a lot of animals and the weather held up nicely. We can't wait to go back!

Wednesday, May 21, 2008


I've been tagged by Dana!

So here's my list of 4's:

4 Jobs I have had in my life:
1. Waitress
2. Scrapbook Store Owner
3. Retail Store Manager (you know the one!)
4. Bank Teller (FYI- I absolutely stank at that one)

4 Movies I’ve Watched More Than Once:
1. Elizabeth
2. Dazed and Confused
3. Clue
4. Care Bears

4 Places I’ve Lived:
1. Exeter, Pa (Rabbit Lane)
2. Exeter, Pa (Mimosa Lane)
3. Exeter, Pa (Apple Drive) See a pattern?
4. East Stroudsburg, Pa

4 TV Show I Watch/Watched
1. Lost
2. ER
3. The Riches
4. Party of Five (ohhh! I am getting nostalgic!)

4 Places I have Been:
1. OC, Maryland
2. Disney World
3. Williamsburg, Virgina
4. New York
(I lead a sheltered life!)

4 People who email me regularly :
1. Colleen
2. Jen
3. Jackie
4. Scrapbook Manufacturers (Do they count? I have no life!)

4 of my favorite foods:
1. Tuna Casserole
2. Soup (any kind. I love it!)
3. Cold Stone Ice Cream (soooo expensive...but so scrumptious!)
4. Mile High Salsa Pie

4 Places I Would Like to Visit:
1. England
2. Jamaica
3. Germany
4. California

4 Things I am Looking Forward to in the Coming Year:
1. Spending time with my family
2. Going on a cruise (Please God!)
3. Getting a new camera (again with the hope!)
4. Scrapping

4 Friends who I’m Tagging:
(I sadly do not know anyone else who blogs besides you guys so I am tagging back)
1. Dana
2. Michelle
3. Gess
4. Jackie (Ha! I DO know someone else!)

Monday, May 19, 2008

Dorney Park

Well, most of you probably already know this but my family doesn't have the greatest luck. In anything. Cars, contests, furniture, appliances, electrical equipment, you name it it's broken. So anyway, I should have expected it to rain when we had the chance to get cheap tickets to Dorney Park from the Girl Scouts. And. It. Rained. Excuse me, it didn't just rain, it poured buckets of cold water from the heavens. But we plugged along anyway. And as sometimes happens, we were rewarded for our (stupidity) perserverance. Two hours into our day at Dorney, the torrential downpours changed to a drizzle and then miraculously the sun came out! We were completely soaked to the skin but we ended up staying another four hours and we really had a great time. I even used a hot air hand dryer to dry my heiney while Scott and Bridgette drove the antique cars!

So needless to say, I was not about to bring my camera into the park when it was pouring. Thus, we have no pictures of our fun day except these three from the parking lot as we were leaving.

Bridgette was a little bummed that she couldn't ride the really big roller coasters because you had to be 48 in and she was only 44 . That girl has no fear! I was 14 before I would even think about riding a roller coaster. But I ended up taking her on the "kiddie" version of a roller coaster called the Dragon and boy was it scary! I totally was surprised when it whipped us around and down this little hill. It was so fast. Yeah, I told you I'm kind of a wuss!

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Mother's Day

I had a wonderful Mother's Day this year!
On Saturday me, Scott and Bridgette went to a few flower shops and got some flowers to plant. Scott always plants flowers for me for Mother's Day every year because I love flowers but I hate to plant them. So, I wanted brown-eyed susans but apparently they are hard to find. So we searched around and found these pretty purple flowers:

These lillies were a special treat. When Scott and I first met nine years ago, he worked for a Country Club in Kutztown. One day (this was back when he was trying to woo me.) he asked me to come to his dorm room and when I did, the whole room was filled with these Stargazer Lillies. The room smelled wonderful and it was gorgeous. It was one of the nicest things he ever did for me. Of course, I was 19 and didn't know anything about flowers so it took me several years to find out what kind they were. And when I did, I found out they are pretty expensive. But this year Scott decided to treat me! I am one lucky gal!

I also got to spend the whole day scrapping while Scott took B and his mom and his brother on a hike!

I hope everyone else had a great Mother's Day too!

Sunday, May 11, 2008

The Playground

After the art show we played on the playground a little. Scott "spotted" Bridgette and my dad took these pictures...

I can't believe how grown up she looks sometimes. Time goes so fast.

Saturday, May 10, 2008

Lorane Art Show

It's been a while since I posted but that is a good thing because the store has been busy!

The Lorane Art Show was this past Thursday and Bridgette had three pieces of beautiful art work displayed:

She was very excited to show off her creations Vanna-style!