Monday, August 7, 2017

Girl Time

Last Friday Emma & I spent the day together. 
 We call it girl time.
I taught her how to play checkers.  She won the first game.  She kept saying, "This is fun!"
We played 4 games.  Our final tally wins were 2 for Emma & 2 for Nana. 

We watched a Hallmark movie, Nutcracker Christmas, while we ate lunch.
Emma is very interested in ballet.

We made chocolate chip cookies.
She did most of the scooping & plopping.
You giggle a lot when you bake cookies!
When can we eat some dough?
When Papaw got home from work he treated us to dinner at Braum's.
Yum, that shake is so delicious! 

It was a fun day!
This Friday is Ethan's turn.  

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Hello August

75 & rain showers, not a bad start for a usually hot month!
School starts today in our state's capital, Oklahoma City.
I think that's too early.  Just my opinion.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Special Weekend

Our fun weekend began Friday evening when our grands stayed with us while their Mommy & Daddy went out to celebrate their 12th anniversary.  They picked up Everly later & Emma & Ethan spent the night. 

Saturday we all went to my hometown to celebrate my Aunt Norma & Uncle Earl's 65th anniversary.
Uncle Earl is my mother's brother. He is the only remaining sibling of the 3.  
Reaching this milestone is rather rare & something to treasure.   
Great family photo with my cousins, Kelly, Ross, Kim & Tony.
My cousin, Leslie & her husband Kyle came all the way from Texas. Leslie is the daughter of my Mother's sister, Dorothy.  So good to see them.  It has been many years since we've seen each other.
            The day would have been perfect  if Leslie's sisters, Nancy & Becky, and my sisters, Mary & Susan had been there.     
These cookies were so cute.  
My hometown.
The kiddos loved the cookies.  
Ethan's acting a little shy, but the girls are also ready to pose for a picture.

"The love in our family flows strong and deep, leaving us memories to treasure and keep."
anonymous

Friday, July 28, 2017

Purging Feels So Good

Purging feels so good, but I haven't been able to do MAJOR purging because of my Rheumatoid Arthritis.  Earlier this month my sister, Mary came for a 4 day visit.  She is a pro at  purging & organizing.
Thursday morning the purging project began in our office/library/craft room.
When I woke up I heard Mary stirring around.  She had already moved everything out of the closet.  
We worked all day & got rid of a bunch of stuff/junk.  I think we made 3 trips to Goodwill.
I even said goodbye to this cute little lamp that I used in my classroom for years.  I hope whoever finds it at Goodwill will enjoy it as much as I did.
Purging for me is therapeutic.
It feels great to be organized.
We found this beautiful lamp at Home Goods.
We also found these curtains.

More purging happened on Friday & Saturday.
Several more trips to Goodwill.
Now, all the closets upstairs are organized.  Sunday afternoon Bob & I took 5 more bags to Goodwill.
Purging feels so good!.
Thank you Mary for all your hard work.  Love you!

Our motto,
"Git er done!"

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Sunshine on a Cloudy Day

It's overcast & gloomy today. 
But, I've got sunshine in the dining room.
I played with my daisy dishes & some pretty table linens.
The chandelier gives off a bright glow
as well as the rose bowl faux candles.
Thanks so much for visiting! 

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Hello, I'm Back

Hello,I'm back.  
It has been 15 months since I've made a blog post. 
I know, shameful.  
Where have I been?
Just living life.  
Enjoying my family.
I've been sharing on Facebook 
& Instagram. 

I got inspired to come back to blogging when I received a new fall magazine in the mail.  I don't know who sent it, but I sure appreciate the thought.
The Cottage Journal for autumn is filled with lots & lots of beautiful decorating ideas.
I'm already dreaming of fall, my favorite season.
In the meantime I'll continue enjoying summer.
Love this Holly Hobby plate.
"It's a star spangled day when you share it with a friend!"
I'm back to blogging!
Thank you for stopping by!



Sunday, April 10, 2016

Words That Inspire

 Happy Sibling Day to my sisters, Mary and Susan! 
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Wishing you a day filled with sweet memories . . . 

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Words That Inspire

All I have needed . . . 
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Great is his faithfulness; 
his mercies begin afresh each morning.
 Lamentations 3:23

Wishing you a day of renewal . . . 

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Words That Inspire

It's really very simple.
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 If we say we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us.
1 John 1:8

Wishing you a day filled with clarity . . . 

Sunday, February 28, 2016

Words That Inspire


The truth . . . 
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 “…and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”
John 8:32

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Wishing you a week of blessings . . . 

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Words That Inspire


The LORD is near to all who call on him,
 to all who call on him in truth.
Psalms 145:18

Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. 
For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, 
but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.
Romans 8: 26

Wishing you a Sunday filled with peace that only He can give . . . 

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Words That Inspire


Love is patient, love is kind. 
It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered,
 it keeps no record of wrongs.
1 Corinthians 13:4-5 | NIV 

Wishing you a very Happy Valentine's Day. . . 


Sunday, January 24, 2016

Words That Inspire

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Be of good courage, 
and he shall strengthen your heart,
 all you that hope in the Lord.
Psalm 31:24


Wishing you a day filled with hope . . .

Sunday, January 10, 2016

Words That Inspire

The Shepherd and His sheep . . .
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 I am the good shepherd; 
I know my sheep and my sheep know me-- 
John 10:14

Wishing you a week full of comfort knowing that He watches over you . . .

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Words That Inspire

See if I will not open the
windows of heaven for you
and pour down for you an overflowing blessing.
Malachi 3:10
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The best things are nearest;
breath in your nostrils,
light in your eyes,
flowers at your feet,
Duties at your hand,
the path of God just before you.

Robert Louis Stevenson

Wishing you a warm Sunday . . .

Sunday, December 20, 2015

Words That Inspire

Love came down at Christmas!
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For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son,
 that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
John 3:16

Wishing you a day filled with love . . . 

Thursday, December 17, 2015

Fun Days With Grandkids

I had a super fun day on Monday with Emma & Ethan.
Their mommy finished Christmas shopping while we played.
The kiddos helped me make a list of 10 things to do.
One of the 10 items was the Santa project.  They counted all the Santas in the house.  After counting they found a total of 61 Santas.  Most of those were on the 2 Christmas trees. 
Next, they created a Santa mask with a paper plate, construction paper, cotton balls & glue.  They had a blast.  

We did finish all 10 fun things on the list.  

Tuesday was another fun day.  I went to their school to watch the Christmas program.  The sweet sound of children singing is so inspiring. 
Jingle Bells
Away In a Manger
bell ringing
Smiling with pride!

Making memories is priceless.