Thursday, December 30, 2010

Can I come too?

Kman says change your plans people!  I'm coming to Indianapolis for New Years too!!!!!

Monday, December 27, 2010

Fwd: Elizabeth's stocking stuffers

From left to right, Elizabeth got a wine journal, a wine label remover for the wine journal, a small wine notebook to take with her to record quickly her thoughts at a vineyard or while we're at Napa Valley, and in her mouth is a 6 month membership to a wine club that will deliver 2 bottles a month beginning in the last week of January.

Do we sense a theme here?

The wine journal has COOPER monogrammed on the cover, and we'll be able to keep a record of all our special wines....a scrapbook of sorts. Like the bottle from Jean Farris we purchased on our anniversary,  or the bottles we shipped from Tuscany at the vineyard we visited.

Just wanted to share!

I received some wonderfully comfortable fleece pants, house shoes , a good heavy hammer, a Charlie Brown mug (now my most favorite mug), and a set of C clamps to use with my new saw horses I received from Tom and Terry yesterday.

All in front if our gift from Santa keeping us warm on a white Christmas!!!!

Merry Christmas!!

Elizabeth Ann Cooper

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Cheers gaucho

Presents Under the Tree

Getting thing gathered and heading down to Somerset to have Christmas with my family - Sarah, who has to work. Exciting yet hard to believe its already here.

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Still decorating.

Barry hung two white shelves I had ordered last week today I decided to make them look festive.   Its never to late to decorate right? ! 

Monday, December 13, 2010

Re: Shop

Forgot the pics!  :)

On Dec 13, 2010 6:04 PM, "Elizabeth Cooper" <> wrote:
> We came to Victorian Square to Christmas shop. Fun times! I love that I
> have a 2 hr delay!


We came to Victorian Square to Christmas  shop.  Fun times!  I love that I have a 2 hr delay!

Snow day

The first snow day of the year.  Barry decided to stay home too and we made velvety pumpkin soup and truffle oil bread for lunch.    Yummy fun.   NOW if only the sun would go away and the snow would stay.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

My boys

They were cuddling on the floor tonight :)  I made Barry's birthday cake tonight and we watched Rudolph.   Lets hope its tasty!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


December 1st and we have new logs upstairs and downstairs!   Yay!   They're so nice and cozy I may have to sleep here tonight!   Merry Christmas to us!

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Monday, September 6, 2010

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

MEXICAN tomatoes

A student of mine name Hayride has been talking about his huge tomato and jalepeno garden.  I had told him how much I love tomatoes and he brought me a bag this morning.  :)  So sweet!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

How to make your Cricut Mats Sticky & Reusable Again!!

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Good tip to remember instead of buying a new mat each time!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Laura made me cheese soufle and we enjoyed good wine purchased for me by Chris for my birthday.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

happy Bday Eve to me.

Barry got me this very unique bottle of Italian wine.  Its quite yummy to boot.  I'm grilling mahimahi in an orange lemon balsamic sauce made by me.  So Granny this is my Thursday birthday celebration.   :) Love you all

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Monday, July 26, 2010

lake night with the girls

We came down Friday night and had way too much fun for one evening....5 bottles of wine were consumed making the rocking of the boat on Saturday quite awful! We had a fun time though and on Saturday Mom and Dad came down as the Lauren and Paige left. Paige laid the news out there that her and Eric are getting a divorce. It's a sad and worrisome situation.
Mom and Dad gave me my bday gift early.....a sewing machine! It's really nice and Mom taught me a few things on Sunday morning. Barry surprised us and decided to come to the boat from State Dock after the bachelor party ended. It was a great day and we got a small visit with Elise at the end as well. The weather was perfect and hot! Loved it!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

the whole family is on the couch reading and napping. what a great way to spend a Rare Sunday morning of relaxing.

good morning

Happy Summer Sunday! mmmmm

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Pure Summer

Spending some time on the houseboat. We are soaking up the sun, splashing in the water and creating watermelon cocktails! Mmmm

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

blonde in traffic

bright light ;)

After being a brunette for a while I decided to go back blonde. Wow it feels sooooo weird and it looks like a light on top of my head. However I know this is the color that makes me feel, well ME!

study buddy

My ever present research partner is keeping me going today.  What a pal eh?  

Elizabeth Ann Cooper

Saturday, June 5, 2010


this is what my garden looks like thanks to working and gradschool.  some icky green worm is eating wholes in my cabbage too!  lots of work to be done and so little time to do it in.

Friday, June 4, 2010

our day at the pool

Yes we were beyond excited to head to the pool to celebrate being out for the summer.....but just as we stepped down the stairs Laura and I heard thunder. This turned into a huge storm which had us sitting in her living room drinking sangria in swimsuits and sweatpants instead. We still had a good lil get together!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Barry picked a bouquet of trees for me.  As I worked on the dreaded paper he weeded a bed and planted my daylilies......too sweet!

Monday, May 31, 2010

Cherry Pickin Good

I spent the beautiful day watching the sun shine on my yard from the dining room table.  My research paper is due Thursday with an assignment for Tuesday coming up and one big one due on Sunday as well so type type type is what I shall do this week.  Barry went to play golf with his Dad this morning at Keane and then came home for a bit to say hi.  His mom fixed a big lunch and he went over there to eat as well.  I wanted to go but was feeling the need to keep typing along.  He came back with BPA free food containers his mom purchased for us filled with yummy leftovers.  :) 
After a bit more typing and feeling like I got to a nice stopping point Barry and I went over to Granny and Pepaws to pick cherries from their trees.  Of course no stop is ever brief there......and I will never complain about that!  :)  We picked and picked and Granny and Pepaw helped us too.  Pepaw told us the story of those cherry trees and how one of them is a sweet cherry tree and the other is tart but you can't tell the difference in the taste at all.  However the birds know the difference and pluck the sweet ones first. 
Being Memorial Day and post martini Pepaw was in the mood to tell some good old Navy stories.  He talked about how he signed up for the Navy and how he left.  He was at odds with his father because he had wrecked his car, and in 1951 at 19 years old he decided to hitch hike to enlist in the airforce.  When he got there the people in the recruitment office told him everyone was out to lunch, so he walked across the hall to the Navy's office where people were standing and enlisted with them instead.  :)  How funny, and to think how different life maybe almost was for him. 
The day he was to leave his mother called him at Granny's parents house to tell him he needed to come home because his father thought that he hated him.  He had 40 min. before he had to get on the road and when he arrived home his dad was up in his room sitting on his bed.  Pepaw went and sat on his fathers lap and they both cried and mended their hearts till he left.  The entire bus ride to Great Lakes, Illinois for boot camp he cried, and when he arrived there he cried, and as he got on board his ship everytime he thought about it he cried.  When he arrived home his father was so very proud of him and they never had any problems after that. 
He told us about how rough the seas would get and seeing air craft carrier propellers spinning like helicopter blades as they came flailing over the top of waves as a big as mountains.  Once in a typhoon he recalled laying there watching the boat tip at 48 degrees, knowing that one more degree and the boat would flip sending them all into the ocean.  The picture he sent this morning of the USS Buck in rough seas was interesting to see and he said that there were times when the waves would dent the firing cannons on the front and bend the rails that were around the decks.  The night time was scary knowing in rough seas or when the thought of a mine or bomb would enter his mind. 
Pepaw said that when he would come back home to the states he would immediately change out of his sailor uniform into civilian clothing.  He said that things were similar to the way they were with the soldiers in Vietnam. Coming into port in San Diego families would line the docks to greet the sailors, but nobody was ever there for him.  "I was just a poor boy from little Ironton, Ohio."  When he got off the train in Ironton after being gone for 9-10 months at at time, nobody was ever there to greet him, and at times he would get home to his own home 1:00 in the morning or not, and all the family would be asleep, nobody greeting him.  He had told me before and it saddened me just as much to hear it today.  I'm not sure why Granny wasn't there to greet him, I know that there was a time when they had split up while he was away in the war.  I know I wish I could change that for him, but he said times were just different back then.  With one car in the family if his Dad was working there was no way for his family to get anywhere either. 
He told these stories with tears in his eyes, and at times on his cheeks, with Barry, Granny and I moist in the eyes as well.  Before we left tonight Pepaw gave me a patch with the symbol from the flag of the USS Buck.  It was a symbol created by a contest his captain had to see who could come up with the best design for the ship.  All the shipmates voted and a bucanneer riding the ship one.  They had that flag flying each time they came into port.  At the reunion this year Pepaw bought eleven of them, one for each grandchild.  What a neat thing to have, and as he and Granny said, maybe someday we'll have a son who will think it's neat as well. 
This is the msg that was sent from Pepaw after I sent out a video of anchors aweigh this morning. 
---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Tom and Pat Miller <>
Date: Mon, May 31, 2010 at 9:58 AM
Subject: Re: At Maw-Maw's
To: Elizabeth Cooper <>, sarah marie miller

Thank you honey. We old veterans like being recognized. For a lot of years we felt unappreciated. It's better now.
The picture below is the USS Buck in some pretty rough seas.  Now and then I still have dreams. Some of my shipmates at the reunion said they still dream and ask if I did. I was telling one of my them about one I have and he said that's not a dream, that a nightmare.
Love you,

Elizabeth Ann Cooper

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Happy Memorial Day. Thankful and proud of Pepaw. This picture was of him in bootcamp. The ship was the U.S.S. Buck where he protected our country.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

company while I work

As I plug away on this research paper my little pup stays loyal and true.  :)   Dogs are great and so are husbands who water all the plants. ......again. 

I love this to remember

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

eos products - shave cream, lip balm and natural body lotion

eos products - shave cream, lip balm and natural body lotion

My new lotion purchase today. I like the fresh scent, smooth finish and light quality all while really feeling moisturized. Must be all those chemicals left out right? :)


So since I've been freaking out about parabens, aluminum, pthailens, etc I've been doing more and more research on what I can do for me. Obviously I'm afraid of cancer skin, lung, breast, colon, all of which are in my family. I know I can't and shouldn't be worried about all of these things because what's a girl to do, but I feel like the more informed I get the better decisions I can make about what I put into my body, and my future children's bodies. So I found this site the daily green today and think it will be a valuable resource not to mention the skindeep site discovered two surf nights ago, which gives info on all products with parabens and other chemicals. I found a new lotion today at meijer and thought about going organic on deodorant too but felt I needed more research before making a possible stinky mistake. :) I'll post my lotion pic in a bit.

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what a job!

Can you think of any other profession where some little cute thing like my Yadrianna will look at you and say "Your my favorite Mrs. Cooper, I love you win all my heart!" ?  What a great job I have been blessed with.  I'm going to truly miss all my kids and their families this summer.

Monday, May 24, 2010

spring and happy

It's spring time for sure! As much as I'd love to be planting my new flowers and herbs I'm trying to get going on a research paper inside.....hmmm but instead I blog. :O) Well only to remember that today I cut the most wonderful smelling pink roses from the far side of our garage. That climbing rose bush is beautiful and it goes crazy this time of year. ( I love old houses!) Barry being the sweetheart that he is watered all of our new plants and the beds tonight while I worked, he also dead headed the knockout roses in the front and the back! He's such a sweetheart!

Toni flies home tonight from Colorado. I cannot imagine the pain she must be in, only a week after complicated open heart surgery. She's a tough person, but I hope she will realize this is the time to let us all love her and help her.

On a I'm a wuss note, my shoulder has been hurting for a couple days now and this headache on the right side of my head will not go away. Hope I can find a comfy position to sleep in. Zzzzzz

Sunday, May 23, 2010

We have had a good weekend here at home. Friday night couldn't have come quick enough with the end of the school year approaching the days drag on forever! We went to dinner Friday with Drew and Lauren at Saul Good where Barry and I both got "the usuals". It was a good visit with them and we were home in time to watch Dateline with Keightley and fall asleep on the couch before 11:00. :) Saturday morning we awoke slowlllllllyyyyyyyyy.... Crawling out around 9:30 I was able to do a few cleaning duties and start in on my reading on the patio. It was a beautiful day to be outside with the previous nights storm clouds rolling out to reveal a warm and almost forgotten about sunshine. I met Paige and Laura at L's pool as I attempted to read some more and caught up with the ladies, all while sipping a raspberry rita! Mmmmmmm! Barry played golf with his dad at the Bull, and though he was dissapointed with his game I know he had fun. I left the pool to finally stop and pick up tomatoes and peppers that were long overdue in planting. I was able to get them in the ground and set out a new white knock out rose for the big white bed in the back. We grilled out after being worn out and dined on orange roughie, grilled brussel sprout (which was an adventure and rocked my socks off) and blanched peas. We tried to watch some t.v. but again were both wiped out tired and ended up asleep around midnight.
This morning we woke up around 8:00 and decided against going to Katherine Sandefer's graduation after confusion about tickets etc. So we stayed in bed hung out in a cave of sheets and got up around 9:40. Smelling coffee and bacon while watching CBS's Sunday Morning was a nice way to start the day. I then got ready for the HOT 87degree day and read articles outside with the pup. We went to Barry's parents around 1:00 for lunch and had a great visit with them. We left Kman there and went to Laura's pool for about 2hours I got a lot of reading done for my research, got a bit of a tan, and was able to hang out with my handsome husband. Karen sent us home with a truck load of daylilies, mint, purple salvia and a large bush with pink flowers. I have lots of digging to do this week in my spare time.....which I have none, but it's always a nice break from studying! I've been trying to find a groove in researching this evening and have had little luck, which means more work for the rest of the week. So off to bed I go with hopes of being well rested and ready to tackle this week. I am so thankful for a great weekend with a loving husband, a cozy home, great family and many wonderful things on the horizon! :)

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Mama's 93rd!

Today Mamaw Scherer is 93 years wonderful! Granny, Pepaw, and Dad went to visit her.  I stopped by Granny and Pepaw's yesterday to drop off flowers and a card from us.  They took her to Cheddar's for lunch where she got a chocolate sundae which she loved.  I sure wish we got up there more to visit her.  I hate knowing she's lonely and on her own.  Hopefully I can make ambetter effort with the time I'm blessed left with her. 

On other news Freida announced she's retiring today! Many changes ahead for our school.  It was beyond time for a change I'm just hoping they give us someone who can handle the job. 
I'm off Bo dream land for a few hours and am blessed to do so win my baby's arm around me and a fuzzy dog next to me.  :)

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Martinis and manicures Tuesday with Jennifer.  It was such fun and a much needed break from work.

Monday, May 10, 2010

We had a lovely Mother's Day weekend though it wore us both out. :) Friday spent in Louisville with the Zeller's and Saturday we played clean up crew. We cleaned inside, outside, planted things, mowed, went to the grocery, prepared menus for Sunday, and crashed at 11:30. Sunday we went to a great service on parenthood, and came back to the house to prepare the house even more and get the food prepped. Mom, Dad, Katie, Lucas, Elise, Don, Karen, Chris, and Patience were all here for a great cookout. I made a risotto asparagus dish which I will never touch again. ( the recipe said 30 min easy) I spent most of my time in the kitchen cooking but really enjoyed having everyone here to enjoy a celebration of our Mother's. They are both so loving and have given me such happiness. I hope to have a little of both in me as I grow older. :)

Tonight I read and post .............for the 4th hour in a row. So sick of looking at words, but it must be done. Sooooo off I go, enough stalling for the evening. :)

Saturday, May 8, 2010


Long time no type. Long week. Long days. Long face.

A brief run down for me to remember. Grad classes are in full force and between that work and a social scene I'm 100% exhausted.
This has been a very long week and a sad one too. Jodi and Lindsay gave birth to their little boy Tuesday morning at 23 weeks old. He survived four hours in this world before quickly going to heaven. So heartbreaking. They have been on our thoughts and prayers each day. Tonight we went to Louisville with a gift basket and dinner. Hearing Lindsay break down about it made me want to curl up on the couch and cry with her. I can not imagine what she is going through or how hard the road ahead might be. 30 years old, picking out a grave, to bury your first son. :( I love you Lord but this is so very hard to understand. They are definetely my favorites out of all of Barry's Louisville friends. I hope that we can be there for them through this time. Lord lift them up, give them rest, and give her peace.

Sunday, April 25, 2010


I had a wonderful weekend of wine, female friends and family. Jennifer's bachelrette was a blast and I spent time white them as I found out the news that Katie is engaged through Facebook.  but that's a story for another time; )  
Today we spent a lazy morning looking at hotels in Rome and then went to Granny and Pepaws for lunch where Mom, Dad. and Elise joined for a great day! So blessed and thankful.

Thursday, April 22, 2010


We went to see Phoenix tonight at the Palace in Louisville.  It was a super entertaining show and special to share no constellation prizes with my Baby!  We had a good time too knowing that Cal just signed Marcus Teague making Pitino want to crawl in a sewer!........ Barry also booked our flights for ITALIA!!!!! JUNE 15 - 26 So excited I can't begin to imagine what memories we will make on that trip! So thankfully blessed.

Friday, April 2, 2010

Last suppe

We just finished a wonderful seafood dinner at Islamorada Fish Company.  Our last meal on a great trip......always sad.  I AM SO BLESSED to have such a wonderful family and then to marry into this fabulous set of people........well it's just amazing. I love my life, I love the sun, I love the sand, I love my husband, I love my family!
Barry and I both look like candystripers, as the sun zapped us streaky in unwanted ways! LOL I hope we sleep well tonight we will rise early for the flight back to the Bluegrass.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

My sunny day!

74 is the high today so we decided to stay pool side and relax where the drinks are at our reach.  We went to eat last night at Pawnbroker win Don and Karen and then rented paranormal activity,compliments of Ppat!  LOL.   Good days!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Home in the south

Our visit with Mom and Dad was much needed and perfect timing.  We were able to spend the weekend watching the first round of the NCAA and enjoyed some Cat stompings!  We saw Katie and Elise Saturday and boy did Elise look cute.  She is trying to walk and seemed like a happy girl. She loves playing with Keightley and he likes to lick her.  Katie left with Elise before the game started to go to Lucas's. She had a Duffel bag with her and I asked if she was moving out jokingly, she replied yep.  Little did I know it was true.  After the game mom and Dad told us she moved in win Lucas that night.  They are tired,underappreciated and worried.  I hate it for them and Elise, but I pray God's takes care of her and that this situation will cause her to grow up, and begin to appreciate all mom and dad do for her.  I'm glad Barry and I were there to let Mom and Dad know how much we love them and to assure to them that they are wonderful parents they are.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Loving it!

  Loving some time with the family!

Demarcus cousins is ready! And so am I.
We play wake forest today in the second round game of the NCAA tournament. Its not going to be an easy game and they're very similar to us in size and play. We are heading down to Somerset this morning to spend the night and ill be happy to see he Family!

I was able to finish my Linguistics and PHP papers yesterday and turned it in, this after working non stop to finish and not being able to go to Bobby's bday in Louisville.  Laura and I went out to celebrate with sushi,raspberry cold semi, and Louisville losing to Cal !  Great night!

Thursday, March 18, 2010

not all fun and games this march

Well we have our first tournament win under our belt with a 100-71 score over East Tennessee!  The boys were shootin the lights out of the threes tonight!  Many close games already tonight and our road ahead doesn't look easy but the bracket has us standing in the winners circle. 
Now on to the real fun and games.  Barry just went to get me some Diet MT. Dew and Twizzler bites ON TOP of the 5 hr energy I've taken down. Let's get this project finishing party started!  I will be sooooooo happy to turn these in!

Elizabeth Cooper
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Wednesday, March 17, 2010