Saturday, May 29, 2010

kicking off the summer!

WOOHOOO!!! Its memorial day weekend. I couldnt be happier! I LOVE SUMMER!
Looking forward to long weekends and warm sunny days at the beach! Starting TOMORROW! We'll be picnicing at the lake. I have a lot of work to do tonight so that we can go to the lake early and spend the whole day. My hubby doesnt really want to go, but its just down the road, so I figure he can stay home and show up to cook and eat! Such a party pooper! Once he gets there though, he'll be happy to be there. Its so relaxing.
Lets see, we'll be having, zwiegles hots (and cheddarworst for my friend Torrey!) And I'll be making strawberry jello pretzel dessert, brocoli salad, tossed salad, deviled eggs and baked beans, plus whatever anyone else decides to bring! I decided to do our picnic cookout tomorrow instead of monday cause the weather is supposed to be beautiful tomorrow. monday it could rain in the afternoon. i thought we can still cook out at home on monday if the weather cooperates.
Tonight I'm going to make my salads and pretzel dessert. But first I'm heading out for a bike ride! I love riding my bike.. I had thought I was riding two miles but my daughter clocked it for me and I was going a little over 3. This morning I up'd it to 5 or maybe even a little more. but thats where I'm heading out too soon!
Do you just love these little dolls? They're made by "vintage by crystal" I just love them. I think I'm going to have to have a whole collection of them!

And, how about these two cuties!! they are the sweetest little pumpkin heads ever! and look at frannies growing belly! I figure in about two weeks we should have another big litter! SO Excited!! I wonder if Figgy will be father of the year again???
I'm reallly excited about next weekend.. Its our Niagara sisters retreat!
and I only have to work 3 days this week.. off monday and friday! But I still have to work on my special swap piece to take with me!
Ok.. my bike is calling to me before it gets dark out! If I get all my work done tonight, I'll be back to do some blog hopping! see yas later!!!


Maija said...

I can't wait to see you Viv!!!!

natalea said...

Have fun Viv! and I love the vintage-by-crytal stuff! I have the rose cat girl and love her!
anyway, isn't this weather awesome!? can't wait to get together next weekend, I so need it!!! it's gonna be tough to keep me in control! woohoo!
talk sooon! can't wait to see you!
happy weekend, xo nat

AwtemNymf said...

oh my goodness- Frannie is preggers again! Wowie!! Congratz! Hugs! ~S~

Lisa said...

I really cannot believe that this year is almost half over! Welcome summer! Before you know it the Halloween will be in stores!!! Enjoy the warm weather!!
Hugs, Lisa

bojojoti said...

Happy Memorial Weekend!

Anonymous said...

Happy Memorial Weekend!

Lori said...

Viv, i hope you are having a wonderful time at the lake...your menu sounds your vintage by Crystal dolls, they are so cute...i can't wait to see those babies!!!

Fran said...

The little dolls are THE CUTIES!!!
Vintage-by-crytal stuff is great.
Vegas hit 90 degrees today. I guess it's up hill climb in the temps now. Not looking forward to the 100++ temps.

Frannie & Figgy are so cute together. Their pictures together are so sweet. Kat is now 30.3 lbs. He put on .3 lbs. He's my boy.

Have a WONDERFUL FANTASTIC FUN MEMORIAL DAY. We are going to a movie and then have some friends over for a Bar-B-Q. You and your family have a HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY!

Kai said...

OMG! I can't decide which is more adorable - the dolls or the kitty-people! I think BOTH! Sounds like you are all set up for a BLAST of a weekend! I'm GLAD! Altho' I LOATHE Summer as much as most people LOVE it, I am happy for all who are ready to enjoy it! Me, tho'? I'm holding out for AUTUMN/WINTER! LOL! Have FUN and tell us all about the weekend! LOVE YOU, lil' Viv!

Cathy said...

Hi Viv,

Just loving those felt dolls. OMG!!! How stinkin cute!

I hope you had a wonderful Memorial Weekend. We couldn't have asked for more perfect weather here in MA. I'm just loving it!

xo Cathy

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

Hi Vivian,
Thank you for stopping by this morning. I always love swinging by here to see all the fun things you've been up to.
These felted dolls are too-cute-for-words!!! I LOVE them!!
I got a kick out of your bike riding adventures (below)... especially the part about yelling "hello little deer friends". You're so cute! : )
I hope you took photos at the lake yesterday. It sounded like a day in Heaven. : )
Happy Memorial Day,
Mary Lou

Creative Breathing said...

Vivian! I love that you are an over the top, gather everyone close, have a great time type of gal! My most favorite people always are! You are fun with a capitol FUN, and I hope you have a great Niagra girls weekend. Do you have to have passports now? I love your new collection! Oh my gosh are they ever cute! I think you are like me with Magpie-Ethel. I don't think I can have too many! Have a great short week! E

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

I know you had a lot of fun. have a great week...m....

Mica said...

Happy belated Memorial Day Viv!!! Hugs,Mica

Jingle said...

I hope your holiday weekend was fabulous! These dolls are so wonderful!

Sandy Michelle said...

I am counting down the hours until we get to misbehave!

Sandy xox

barbara burkard said...

such fun!!!! and baby kitties tooo!!! (fathers day is coming, Figgy!!!)

Lenae May said...

Hi Viv!
Just dropped into to see what your up to...great little characters in your post!

Jackie said...

I can always count on you to bring a brightness to the morning. Thanks for keeping life light and happy...

Now...the bike...I'm off to wake up the hubby to get my bike down from the rafters.
Do you have streamers and a bell and a basket? There is nothing like whirling down the sidewalk with streamers flying. I put my chihuahua in the basket in a blanket and she is happy as can be.

Yes, I love the charm of the memorial day dolls...folk art and uniqueness rolled into one...

From my lala land to your lala ya! Come on my Cupcake Walk...all in the name of HAPPY!

Julie said...

Can't wait to hear about your adventures!!

kathy said...


Little Lovables said...

goodness, you are one active girl! and yes, those dolls are beautiful. thanks to you, I am now in the mood for deviled eggs :)

LuLu Kellogg said...

I can't wait to see pics from the retreat!

I always LOVE seeing pics of Frannie and Figgy!