April 12, 2011

{virtual coffee}

Blog people are so cool.  Like they come up with these fun ideas like having virtual coffee, since we're all friends but we can't have coffee because we live in opposite sides of the country...or the world.
And we have our real-life friends over for coffee right? Well, today you're comin over too.

What's the first thing you always talk about at coffee....weather? Right?
Well yesterday's weather was definitely something to talk about...gorgeous sun, light breeze, 70 degrees.
My kids were out for most of the afternoon.
They slept like rocks!

I sure sign of spring at our house: freckles are back.

Just for the sake of fun, I decided to shoot all my photos in manual yesterday.
It's not that easy for a newbie, so I was pretty impressed that 20 out of 100 pics turned out.
I do love learning something new and photography has been a blast to learn.

Yesterday I made my kids french toast for breakfast.  I was feeling pretty good about myself, preparing a real, hot breakfast....num!  Sorry, I was too busy with the french toast to make you anything...sorry.

Oh, these? Ya, my hub brought those home from work the other day.
It's only the last of about 4 gifts he's bought for me in the last month or so.
I don't know if I should be worried or what...he's a great gift-giver, but it's never usually random gift giving...it's usually bday, anniversary, etc.
But ya, in the last month I've gotten the new Adele cd (lovin that!), a photography book, flowers, camera accessory...hmmm. Should I be worried?

We've been working on some springy projects around here.
More of these later....

I'll be waiting on the sidewalk for my mail carrier all week this week....
something important is on it's way!
More on that later too.

I had a very productive day yesterday.
Don't you just love those days??
I stripped all the bedding, washed it, made beds, dusted and vacuumed all the bedrooms,
had a light salad for lunch....

This week is our last week of the Middle Ages for school.
I let the kids go through the 5,000 activity/project books I'd bought for this year and let them pick things they wanted to do.
Noah's working on a pretty complex catapult.
I think today we're making swords and shields.

Well that's it, I guess I'll leave on the swords and shields note.
Thanks so much for coming over for coffee.
You know I wish I could have you over for reals.
But virtual coffee is a great idea :)

See you next time!


Jennifer S. said...

I am a new follower and I wish I could remember where I found you. I love to visit your blog, it gives me a sense of peace and joy. Thanks for having us over for coffee :)

Deborah said...

Good morning Alicia!
Im sipping my french vanilla/hot chocolate with you!
Loved visiting with you....and it was just as if I was there :)
I love these little get-togethers and chats with my friends.
Your photos are beautiful and your freckled sweetie.
So sweet of your hubby to give you those love gifts!
Have a great day hun!!

Deborah xoxo

Frivolitea said...

Yes, I would join you for tea at your coffee. But silhouette mug. And I enjoy Tazo also. happy spring!

Katie Z said...

Thanks for the coffee! It was delicious! After our kitchen remodel project is done you'll have to come over for a real cup:)

Sheri said...

What an awesome post. You totally rock :)

Lisa said...

i too enjoyed having coffee with you this morning! i love the adele cd also (so much that my 4 year old keeps asking if we can listen to "something new...you know, that we haven't heard already") have a wonderful day!

Colleen said...

Hi! Hopping over for coffee... or tea. Love tazo's chai.

Great job using manual. The manual setting scared me for so long, but once I started using it, I couldn't stop. :)

Love your fish salad and the adorable freckles.

Have a great day!

Colleen said...

PS... I love your playlist, so I'm keeping your blog up in the background. Great music!

Allison said...

Thanks for the coffee, mine has lots of hazelnut creamer. I am loving getting outside with the kids, yours are adorable (and I too am the biggest fan of freckles). Your photos are beautiful...I love the catapult, what a great idea!

Susan said...

Nice to meet you! I'm trying to learn to use my camera on M, too. It's so hard. I'm thinking of taking a class this summer. I love it when I strip the beds and clean the rooms.... it's a great feeling!

Heather said...

I enjoyed spending a coffee break with you! I need to learn how to use the manual mode on my camera too. I've tried it here and there, but haven't had real success. Wish I was truly there so you could show me because your photos came out beautifully!

virginiamae said...

Thanks for the coffee! It's finally getting a bit warmer here as well. Today is my day of getting things done, stripping beds, laundry, etc. Enjoy your day!

~Rosanne said...

I just discovered how to use the manual setting on my camera and I am lovin' playing with it.

Thanks for coffee!

And I applaud you because you homeschool your kids - that takes a gift that not everyone has. Bravo!

Farmgirl Paints said...

If you can do manual you are a rock star in my book...yikes;) Loved having coffee with you. No worries about your sweet honey. Just be grateful! Now I need to go wash MY sheets.

Marcie said...

I would love to have coffee at your house. Even if it is virtually.

The Bodhi Chicklet said...

Maybe your husband has a case of spring fever. What ever it is, enjoy every minute/gift! My tulips are coming up but it will still be a few weeks until there are blooms. I may have to go and buy myself some before!

robYn! said...

Your pics look great!

the lowes said...

love your blog and i LOVE that tin "vase"...sooo cute! :)

thetwistedruffle said...

oh, i would love to have coffee with you in real life. i haven't been around in a while and just saw your post over at tatertots and jello. i just made my kids new chore charts!! it's going really well! i don't know about having the money out in the open. i can just imagine the problems that could pose....

Patty@sewingseeds said...

It's nice to meet you. Great pictures. I just got a new Nikon D90 and have yet to venture into manual...what photography books have been most helppful so far?

Patty@sewingseeds said...

It's nice to meet you. Great pictures. I just got a new Nikon D90 and have yet to venture into manual...what photography books have been most helppful so far?

Jessica said...

Thanks for "inviting" us all over for virtual coffee.This is such a great idea:) Looks like you guys are enjoying spring a lot on your side of the globe, its got to be good to get out in the sunshine again after the cold winter days:)

Virginia said...

Ooh, I just love when freckles pop back out on noses! Your daughter is adorable!

Thanks for the coffee! It was nice to "meet" you. :)

sunnysidemom said...

bikes, freckles, tulips, oh my!!! I had a productive day yesterday too..it sure felt good. I ave a couple of sick little ones though...so some of my productiveness was out of necessity. Sounds like maybe your mans love language might be gifts! ;) I've enjoyed following your blog, Alicia! I'm a newbie to it. :)

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