Saturday, May 7, 2011

A Bento, a Wedding and Spring Flowers

Hi everyone, I'm back!!
In the nurses office at the elementary school that I work at they have us call it the health room. I guess it's not legally a clinic because no doctor works there and of course we can't diagnose anything. We need to tell the parents that, (oh yeah we do) they always send thier kid in to see us for something that happened at home and wants us to do something about it.

Anyway we have a senior in high school that has an internship with us in the health room, because she wants to go into nursing. She would come in and eat snacks and her second lunch that her boyfriend's mother would pack for her. On my computer my screen-saver is a collection of photos and a couple are of my bento boxes. I like the kids to see what a healthy lunch looks like and how much fun it is to ear. Alysia saw my bentos and was intrigued and so I made her one...

It was just a small one because this was her second lunch, but she ended up eating the fruit and taking the rest home. I used the Longhorn pick because that was one of her favorite pigout places restaurants. I also had another little box with a salad for her. She was thrilled...and it is so simple. She said she never had rice noodles like this before. She thought my dumplings were scary.
Last Saturday we were in Grand Rapids, Michigan for my nieces wedding. Maranda and I were able to fly up for a long weekend. The weather was unusually cool for this time of year and it was even cold for them. The day of the wedding there were blue skies.

Not a good shot but the lighting was better in this one. I had to fight the back lighting of windows during the wedding (I was asked to video tape it for them) and here at the reception. This was just before the toast.

The tulips are usually in full bloom at this Holland, Michigan I believe the Tulip Festival was moved up to this week because in the past they were almost done because it was too warm. Go figure Mother Nature!

These were in my sister's yard...

they had some beautiful purple full hyacinths decorating the chapel for the wedding.

A quick shot of my family without the kids. Me, dad, mom, uncle and aunt. Then cousin, younger sis, her husband, older sis, her husband and my cousin's wife.

The weeping cherry trees were almost in bloom, this one was outside after the reception. I'll bet it wasn't long after we left that they were in full bloom.

Back home in Florida this is what we woke up to...our San Pedro cactus in full bloom. It's a shame the blossom only comes out at night and then closes in the morning and that's it.

Hope you all have a wonderful Mother's Day!


  1. You're so sweet, Lyndsey, making a bento lunch for Alysia :)! And what a beautiful wedding, I love your niece's wedding dress...!

  2. Happy Mother's Day Lyndsey! I hope you have a great day. Love the photos you shared. Looks like you had a great time. You have a beautiful family. Enjoy the day!

  3. CG - aww...nice of you to say. Her dress was stunning. I should really post a better pic to show it off.

    Katrina - thanks Happy Mother's Day to you too!

  4. That looks like a beautiful wedding! I love that you shared bento with one of your students :) That's so funny that she thought your dumplings were scary. What a cool story.

  5. Lovely post, full of happy times and radiance (you look so great in the family pic)! Nice to read about you spreading bento love to Alysia.

    Love, as always to see the splendid flora and fauna of your area here. You have such an eye for nature's beauty...

    Hope you had a really lovely Mother's day, Lyndsey!

  6. OhayoBento - Thanks, I know I am showing her some new things. I'll get her to eat dumpling before long!

    Bentobird - thanks you so much! Always nice to hear from you Jenn! I'm so glad you enjoyed it. It's funny how Alysia was so interested in my bentos, she did like it!
    I'll show a picture from Mother's Day in my next post. It was relaxing (which is what I needed and wanted)

  7. I love the healthy Bento lunches. I also wish your
    niece the very best for her and her husband. That was quite a responsibility to be the video person. It must have been nice to see everyone. Blessings, Catherine

  8. Yay, you're back! And went off again??? ;) It's so nice of you to make your 'co-worker' a bento! And that she found your dumpling scary made me giggle. :)

    Did you have a nice Mother's Day?


I love my bento friends and I love to hear from you. I appreciate your input, thanks!