Sunday, August 9, 2009

Finally home..

...and hoping to have the family back on a schedule soon, since school
will be starting next week. Macy and I have just returned from Des Moines,
Iowa where she competed in the Junior Olympics. Tired, but never too
tired to see a new movie! We viewed Julie and Julia on Friday night.
Please run at your earliest convenience to see this precious movie! Meryl Streep and Amy Adams star in this very delightful movie.
As usual, Meryl Streep gives a wonderful performance and has
you believing she is Julia Child indeed! You need not be a fan
of Julia Child or cooking to enjoy this movie. I can't wait for it to
come out on DVD and even went to the bookstore after the movie
to purchase Julia's cookbook. Not to be seen as the only over eager
Julia fan, two other women raced over to the same bookstore and
the three of us about cleaned them out of Julia Child cookbooks.
I plan to make Boeuf Bourguignon in the near future!

Switching gears back to the Des Moines trip. After the competition,
we headed half way home and stayed in St. Charles, Missouri.
A feast for the eyes with its main street charm. How about a police
officer on horse......very nice.
We didn't eat at this restaurant, but I loved the sign and such a cute name.

The flowers were beautiful to gaze upon and if I had more time,
I would have loved to rest on this bench and take in all of
the scenery on Main Street.

There are many stores in this city, and I found 2 sewing stores side by side.
Yes, I would love to have this pretty in pink Atlas sewing machine, if only
just to gaze upon it everyday.

I also enjoyed this wall of many choices!

Here's my sweet daughter marking her spot for the long jump competition.
She is the one in the middle with the blue warm up suit on.

We had a wonderful mother-daughter time together. Although, I could forego
the early wake up call of 5:15 am!! It was a vacation after all. But a mom
must do what she must to support her favorite girl!


  1. Sounds like you two had a fabulous trip. I love that sewing machine, those buttons and that sign especially! Thanks for sharing - have a great week! I will be painting the studio when I can find some time this week!! This should be fun :-)!!

  2. How did she do there?? daughter and I are off in 30 minutes to go see Julie and Julia! My husband wanted me to see GI Joe with him, but we are opting to see the Julia movie! :) Will let you know how it goes!!

  3. I can't wait to see Julie and Julia!! Happy to hear it's as good as I expected. Going with my girls later this week.

  4. Good to have you back! Though it isn't fun that vacation time is almost over, what do you think? Here we have 6 weeks ( the kids), but in Belgium they have 2 months, now that is what I call a vacation for starters! Never mind, we just have to accept it, that the days of early rise routines are about to come again. You seem to have had a lovely time, great that your daughter is doing so well at sports and you all are enjoying it! Have a lovely day and enjoy vacation time while it lasts!

  5. Kana I missed you! How did your daughter do at her meet? I'm glad to hear you made a vacation out of, your photos look fascinating. I think I would have MADE the time to sit on that bench surrounded by those beautiful flowers. I love to sit and "people watch", oh I could have spent hours there!
    I haven't seen the movie because I really thought it was about cooking but now since you differ, I will have to go check it out. Well, I'll put it on my "to do" list and if I get a break, I will go see it.
    I hope you get into the "starting school" routine and everything runs smoothly!!!
    everything vintage

  6. Hi Kana! So glad to see that you're back! School next week? Yikes! Where did the summer go? I'm enjoying the Jenni class-would have loved to go on the "real" field trips!!! I think I'll sign up for the SFAS tin swap...I'm already eating the new 'dark chocolate mint" Altoids....just for the tin of course :D Would love to do the ArtsyMama Halloween swap but a girl can only commit to so much. My swaps were great fun and I am so lucky to have met so many great women (including you) through blogging and Flickr. I'm going to host a Christmas swap early in September...hope you'll join in on that!

  7. What a charming area! I, too, would love to sit on that bench and enjoy the scenery. I must say that the photo of the sewing machine brought back memories to me. When I was 13 or 14, I begged my mother to buy me a sewing machine. My first sewing machine was a similar color. I made a lot of my clothes during my teen years and enjoyed it tremendously. I wished I had kept it up during all these years - I would love to be an expert seamstress. I take it out every now and then for something simple but I still enjoy it.



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