As usual, I've been going six ways to Sunday...

We've had Ashley and the grandchildren visiting with us for the past three weeks and enjoying our grandbaby time with all of them.

Her hubby/daddy Kent has been in training in Los Angeles for his new job, so Ashley and the grandkids have been visiting with us and Kent came down on the weekends to reunite with his family and enjoy the weekend with us.  He took the train the second weekend away and drove down the third weekend down to hang out and to pack up everyone to head back home.

They are in Las Vegas (the halfway point for them) tonight and will arrive home tomorrow.  I know they will be glad to get back to their home sweet home, and Kayla dog, and their own routine.

I was sick for a week of their visit and got little Aaron sick too. Pooh on me.  Sweet Sarah turned one year old on the 18th and mama got her some cupcakes to celebrate.  We shipped her gift home to her (since it was too big for them to take back with them) and they are going to host a party when they get back home.

What I lived off of for over a week...felt so crummy for about 5 days. 

We celebrated grandson, Ethan's 1st birthday this weekend too!  Cousins, Sarah and Ethan are only two days apart.  His party was hosted up at Lake Poway and it was a gorgeous day for a party!!  Weather in the 80's with lots of California sunshine!
Sweet Birthday Boy, Ethan!

Our other birthday baby, Sarah was "diggin'" the yummy cake--already an old pro with cake eating after her own birthday!

It was delicious cake, to be sure!!

Sarah and Daddy...such a sweet photo

Aaron playing with his cars.  A smile for Memaw.

Sweet kiddos cheezin for Memaw back at home

The 3 Muskateers playing together!

We are now going to start getting into gear for getting our backyard ready for summer (establishing shade, planting grass and setting up our pool!)

We have A LOT to organize and get ready for the summer months ahead!  Stay tuned, peeps!  I promise to post pics. I'll post some "before" pics soon.

P.S.  I have my finished drapes for my office, ordered my drapery hardware and will be hanging them and completing my office transformation very soon.  I still need to find the "perfect chair" for my writer's office....and that, my friends, is the challenge....oh, yeah, and a lamp for my desk. I want something unique.

I ordered a ceiling lamp for the office nearly three months ago from Restoration Hardware.  They sent me an email that said it should be here by May 13.  I sure hope so. I am getting impatient.



We hosted an Easter brunch and egg hunt at our house this year and the grandkids had so much fun looking for their eggs!  Grace, Aaron and Sarah are here visiting for three weeks and Ethan got to spend time and play with his cousins! 

We miss our sweet grand-daughters, Em and Kay (who live on the east coast) and wished that all of our grandbabies could have been with us for Easter!

Maybe next year, with their baby sister, who is expected to be born July 2nd!

They are so cute dressed up in their Easter clothes!  Her are our precious grandchildren Easter morning.

Let the egg collecting begin!

Everyone found lots of Easter eggs!



Friday was the day I set aside to finish refinishing my desk. 
I only  had the final step of color glazing to do, but I was surprised how long that step took.  I finished after four hours of application and wiping off until I got the perfect look I had in mind when I started this process.
Here are some photos I took before I moved the desk into the house.

And here are a couple of photos of the desk in my office space.  I still have a ways to go before the office is completed.  I am still looking for the perfect chair but wanted to see how the finish was going to end up before I bought a chair.


 I'm really pleased with the way it turned out and it was worth all of the hard work I invested into making it just the way I envisioned. 

Next project?  Hmmm...