Warmth. And doodles.

I like to be warm.
Inside and out.

Tulips are my favorite flower.
I love flowers with all my heart.
I find it strange that I have many many flowers in my gardens,
but I don't have tulips!
Because you are supposed to plant them in the fall,
and I always plan for it too late!
Frost hits, and I slap my forehead every stinkin' year...
Can you plant them in the spring? 
 Please let me know
if you can... 
I would love it if you can...

Tulips warm my soul.
And so does this sweet little patch of sunshine.
Spring is coming friends...
The birdies are telling me so.

My youngest is now 8 years old.
I remember when my oldest turned 8.
Wow, was she a big girl.
But your baby is your baby, you know?
As I watched her perform in her 2nd grade play, I was overcome
with emotion for a bit.
Will this be the last grade school play my kids are in?
It is possible.
Enjoyed every tasty morsel of that innocent, joyous 8 year old play.

My littles are growing.
Aren't they beautiful?
And sweet, sensitive, giving, & happy.
I am blessed.

As my JoBugs sits in her sister's room,
they talk.
And as they talk, she absentmindedly grabs the whiteboard
and dry erase markers.
And she doodles.
She doodles the cover of the book sitting next to her
on the floor.

Man do I wish I could doodle like her...
and on a whiteboard too...


Tasty Tennis.

We left town again.
And headed to Indian Wells in Palm Springs, California!
Gotta get me some BNP Paribas Open tennis!

We went with Joanna, Justin, Karen & Jason.
Here we are ready to watch some amazing tennis.

Thought it was a great shot to get Nadal, Wozniacki & Simon
all in one picture on the practice courts.
It's funny how we amateur tennis players think we can hit a ball.
Until we see the pros hit a ball...

I love Caroline Wozniacki.
Even though she has dropped to #4, I still cheer for her.
She is one of the smiliest, friendliest pros
you see out there.

Here we are cooling off with Lemon Ice.
Luckily this year wasn't as hot as last year.
It was so nice to feel the sun.

And yes, I got to see my fave, Roger Federer!
The sight of him does strange things to my pulse.
Do you recognize the cute blonde on the right?
Elizabeth Shue!
Remember her from the 80's?
She is a tennis fan and she also promotes tennis for kids.
She got to meet with him right off the practice court.
Lucky Elizabeth...

Jo & I.
Don't you love the guy photo bombing in the back?

My favorite match to watch was the Bryan Brothers.
They are twins and they happen to be the #1 doubles team
in the world.
Lots of positive energy and lots of fun.

They are so cool.
Last year when we saw them play they stayed until every last
fan had an autograph from them.

And this was the coolest.
After the match, you know how they sign 3 tennis balls and hit them into the stands
for the fans to catch?

That's right...

See you next year Indian Wells!


Just yesterday.

To all you parents of  little children...

I came across this picture,
and I'm pretty sure it was taken just yesterday.

You may have heard this before,
but I'm going to tell you anyway.
It's super important...