Sunday, July 28, 2013

Sunday Smorgasbord!

I'm linking up with Michelle at Fabulous in First for her Sunday Smorgasbord link up!

My life is NOTHING, if not RANDOM!

This week, I got to spend some time with my SUPERFLY nephew. He is so wonderful. Full of questions, funny comments, and more questions! We went to the public library on Monday since it was raining.
He was set on getting a book about ANTS. We picked a fiction and a non-fiction book, among many others. He was so proud of the books that he chose!

Tuesday night, the Hubster and I set out for an after-dinner drive.
This time of year is so wonderful for cool, evenings in the country. 
The smell of fresh-cut hay and (lately) freshly rained-on fields just smells like home to me.
It began to rain as we left but I knew it would only be temporary. 
I grabbed my camera as we headed out the door.
One good thing about a summer of rain is that I've been able to see so many RAINBOWS.
Call me silly, but I still get a little giddy when I see a big, bright rainbow in the sky.
That evening provided me with some pretty shots of clearing summer skies.

Wednesday night was all about family! My cousin Lauren was getting married this weekend and everyone got together for dinner to celebrate my Grandma's 85th birthday. 
My Dad & Sister. 

There is no shortage of cute kids in my family!

These three. Nothing but laughs. Constantly.

The bride-to-be! Loving on Logan.

Cupcakes were a HIT with the kiddos!

My gorgeous Grandma! Fabulous, as always!

Lots of pretties for her birthday!

There was strawberry pie, too! 


Becks meeting Logan for the first time. Precious!
Thursday I headed to my classroom for the FIRST TIME since school got out!
I must say, the break was wonderful!
Now I'm ready to get back in there. I'm getting excited for the new school year.
This is definitely the "before" picture!
I also made a really tasty, SUPER easy dessert: apple tarts!
I took a sheet of puff pasty and cut it in half.
I sliced apples, really thin, and mixed them with brown sugar, cinnamon, and a little lemon juice.
I piled the apples on the pastry sheets & in about 15 minutes I had THESE little babies:
Add a little ice cream and oh, my goodness! 

Friday was another day with Ian. I love him so!
We went out to lunch and headed to our local bike-walk-run trail for a nature walk.
We saw birds, trees, flowers, and looked for fish and turtles with no luck.
He had a blast!
Love adventures with him.
Saturday was wedding time! Love getting our family together to celebrate! 
How cute is Ian in his little suit!
They brought champagne flutes of milk with cookies on top for the kids for the "toasts".
Such a cute idea!
Lauren was so thoughtful and had so many special touches for her big day!
A beautiful wedding for a beautiful couple!

And here we are! Sunday!
Our plans include yardwork, and maybe a movie. 
It's Sunday funday! Let's GO!


  1. Alisha, your blog is so cute! Thanks for sharing your Sunday Smorgasbord! Love all those sweet kiddos. :)
    Have y'all seen any good movies lately?
    I'm your newest follower! I'd love if you stopped by my blog, too.

    Mrs. Thompson
    Adventures in Teaching (A First Grade Blog)
    My TpT Store

    1. Hi! No, we really haven't been to the movies in ages! We're thinking of going this week to see "The To-Do List". It looks pretty funny!

      I checked out your blog- really cute! Glad to have found another first grade blog!

      Happy weekend!

  2. Hey girl! I found your blog on the Sunday Smorgasbord linky! I am excited to have found another first grade teacher to follow! :)

    Your pictures from your drive are gorgeous and I love that idea for a date! And oh my goodness...I will probably be making your desert this week! It looks A-MA-ZING!

    Looking forward to reading your posts!


    First Grade Fancies

    1. Hey Roxy!

      I'm glad you found me, too! :) Gonna head over to your blog when I'm finished writing this! Seriously, make those apple tarts! They're so easy and delicious!

  3. I saw a rainbow too! Those Ohio skys :) I wonder if it was the same never know :)
    Curious Firsties

    1. It's very possible, Em! Seems like we've been getting 10 kinds of weather every day! Ohio weather is nuts! :)

  4. Your photos are gorgeous, your family is adorable, that dessert does look downright yummy, and your blog is super cute! Looks like you have had an awesome week!

    Kindergarten A to Z


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