Happy Halloween from Italy
For lack of anything substantial to post on Halloween, I decided to post a rarely-been-seen image of me visiting the Italian Air Base in which my Dad was the Commander, Ghedi A.B. This photo was taken while I visited Mom & Dad and had the ABSOLUTE TIME OF MY LIFE touring around Italy, the Vatican, and throughout Europe - an experience as effervescent in my brain as trick-or-treating back in the day.
The Fourth was Totally with Us
During our annual family fireworks display last night, we managed to capture some magical DSLR slow-shutter images, sparkler-style. And despite all of the warnings against handling these so-called fiery sticks of doom, we played with fire anyway and had a ton of fun doing so.
Holiday + Cheeseburger Craving
Oh how I would love to have a burger this fine Fourth of July weekend, preferably one similar to the Juicy Burger I ate in Honolulu at Burgers and Things. Definitely one of the many reasons to return to Hawaii. Meanwhile, perhaps a Swiss Mushroom Burger from Runza will suffice.
Mother's Day 2017
Not wanting to get caught up in holiday crowds, my guys (Hubbie & son) started Mother's Day early by taking me to lunch on Saturday at Olive Garden, a personal favorite restaurant that rarely disappoints. And not only were we impressed with the usual amazingness of the breadsticks, salad, and entrees, but we were also presented with a perfectly welcome new treat: Ziosk, the tabletop tablet that let us pay without the help of our server, a good thing because we all had better things to do than wait around to pay for our meal.
Now, if only Ziosk could burn off all the extra calories, too... wishful thinking?
Sitting in my church pew alongside family during Easter mass yesterday, I found myself making mental notes about what fellow parishioners had chosen to wear, which was really quite a fascinating treat. Then later in the afternoon during my Sunday power workout I thought, "Heeyyy, blog material - I should post!" So here it is, my list of Easter fashion observations from the pew during mass:
So I am thinking God is all about grand finales? Because... wow. Even my J.Jill Wearever printed Empire-waist maxi dress can't top Fredericks.
I am Brenda Swenson and sometimes I blog.