A Bit of Everything (Personal Update and Glam French-y Rooms)

Monday, April 6, 2015

This is going to be a long one! 

First, Ellie turned 10 yesterday, on Easter. I can't believe how quickly the time has gone. We are finally, after years of begging, getting her a puppy, a shorkie (shitzhu/yorkie). The puppy was born March 8 and will come home to in late June.  I have no words to tell you how excited Ellie is.

Here is Coco (her official, full name is "Coco Princess Consuela Banana Hammock Kramer Curran" - don't even ask! :)

And here is my baby, one day before turning ten:

Next, we got back from a week in the Bahamas Saturday. My family has been going for maybe 35 or 40 years to a time share my parents bought there when I was very little. I wanted to show you some highlights:

This is Bobby doing what he does best - thinking about football. Tom Brady was two doors down from us on Paradise Island, but despite my constant posts on his Facebook wall, we couldn't find him. (Funny if inappropriate story: Bobby talks about football all the time. One day recently, during the playoffs, he was nonstop chatter about strategy, etc. My husband looked at him and said, "Dude. You're 14. Aren't you supposed to be thinking about sex, too?") Anyway, my future football GM:

This next one cracks me up because she's been trying to get him with the bunny ears her whole life. In so many photos her hand is behind him reaching up, but she is too short for the fingers to show. She finally got him, and was SO proud :)

Sweet girl wearing Mommy's shoes to dinner - very exciting. My dad didn't approve, but who cares!

Big celebration because she hit the ping pong ball. Never mind that it went ten feet past the table before bouncing ;)

My handsome man:

And my other handsome man. I love when he looks at me like this:

And here are the rooms. Despite the post title, not all of these lean french, but a lot of them do. It seems to be what I am drawn to lately (of course, now that my home is almost completely transitional!)


Aren't these the cutest gifts from only $18? I bought one last year, but am wondering where in the world it went. I wish patio umbrellas were priced like this!

Diane Haynie said...

Looks like everyone had a great time. They just grow up way too fast!

Deb said...

The rooms are gorgeous, as is your family!

Karena Albert said...

Never mind the glorious rooms, your family pics are amazing. You all look so happy and I can see you're having a great time!

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Katherine said...

Great pictures of everyone. Especially nice one of you and hubby. Your daughter is maturing so quickly.

I love the dogs name. I used to have a Yorkie who's official kennel name was - Sir Toto The Wiz Kid. He was lovingly know as Toto.

Merlin said...

WHAT A FANTASTIC POST!! HAPPY B-DAY to my "twin day!!" April 5th is my birthday, too...and we shared it with "that bunny this year!" I LUV your new family member...we had a Shih Tzu and that was one of the BEST things we ever did "Pardes Dar-Ling Toi Boy"..our Toi. Ahh...Paradise Island...we've stayed there..paradise, indeed!! franki

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter...my your children are so grown up!!..and congrats on the newest member of the family...Glad you had a great time in the Bahamas!....

Pura Vida said...

I enjoyed your sweet family photos. A precious puppy like that deserves such a spectacular name!

Minnie Peters said...

Happy Times for a Happy Family..... Minnie