Monday, October 8, 2018

Double Trouble

The expression "double trouble" often refers to twins or two people  who get into mischief. Having two blogs have been my  double trouble. Very much like social media, instead of making things simple these internet sites make it more difficult. I think I have conquered a couple of these "bugs" that have been bugging me!
Chip n Dale are the cute lil chipmunks from Disney who gave Donald Duck a big headache! This is a google image of a super cute t shirt.
I have always loved this shirt. My husband's paternal great grandmother Hazen was a full blooded Oglala Sioux Indian. One of these days I will find her obituary and post it here. In her day people did not trouble themselves with political correctness. Instead of changing and rewriting history, why don't people change the way they act and make history better instead of worse?
Thomas American Horse was an Oglala Sioux. This photo courtesy of trialsanderrors was taken in 1899 and found at google images.
One of the kindest bosses I ever had the pleasure to work with was Bessie Smith. She was a full blooded Navajo Indian and grew up on a reservation. She spoke fluent English as her second language, having spoken Navajo only until she was in the 2nd grade. She was often called to the emergency room of the hospital where we worked and other departments whenever someone spoke Navajo and she never tired of helping others. She was a very well educated and very successful business woman. I will always remember her fondly. This photo, courtesy of the  Navajo People is a woman and her child circa 1904. Look at the beautiful piece of jewelry the mother is wearing. I always wanted to be able to afford a squash blossom necklace. So incredibly beautiful and completely handcrafted.
My oldest daughter has this t shirt. It is quite a conversation starter.

Many of you love coffee and others love tea.  I am getting ready to host a giveaway for my blogaversary. But first I need to blog more! I have been here 9 years as of November 1, 2018.
I love seeing sweet friendships blossom here.
A little tea humor
Coffee humor.

Saturday, March 10, 2018

Strong Willed Women

Most days my life seems random. I can't seem to get it together to post to each blog at least once a month here and weekly at Phamily Blog.
I'm a day late but all day yesterday I thought about all the wonderful women in my life and their strong willed personalities and all their accomplishments.
I don't know Danica Patrick personally but I have loved auto racing since I was a kid! She was in a commercial recently. My great grandboy Harrison saw her and said Vroom Vroom! I said, do you know her? He said Uh-huh! I said, is it because she drives cars fast? He said Yeah, vroom vroom!
My youngest girl and me. She is quiet most times but she teaches little ones and she loves that job even though there is not a lot of money in it. This is a favorite photo of us.
My beautiful grandmother Cecilia, the mother of my mom and all her siblings. She was the strongest women I ever knew. I celebrate her every single day I live.
My mom loved Babe Didrikson Zaharis. Although she is more famous for her golf game, she was a superb athlete . She was outstanding in basketball,baseball, golf and track and field. My mother loved baseball and played it well. These are some of the women I celebrate.
My folks were sterling examples of good faithful people. My mother always stood by my father and she raised wonderful children. She was a people person, an athlete and faithful mother to her children and a devoted wife. She loved the Lord and reminded me everyday to "pray".
My childhood hero Annie Oakley.  As a kid I wanted to be just like her. She was amazing and never backed down when compared to men who were sharpshooters.
Rebekah and Noelle, my two older daughters. This was a cute candid shot at Rebekah's wedding in December. Both of them work in insurance and they are both smart and sassy. Love my phamily.
Pray for this sweet grandboy. Babies always need prayer. Here is telling his dad he is not interested in sleep but rather playtime.
I share Scripture with Harrison everytime he is with me. He loves his little bible, it is designed for his small hands. I hope one day he will cherish it as I treasure my first bible.
Come visit Beverly at Pink Saturday and share.
A sweetheart of a friend I met at blogging and Pink Saturday sent me this beautiful bible. Although she asked that she remain anonymous I cherish this gift and that sweet lady too. The cover is so soft and exquisite and I read from this bible daily.
Check out the pink sofa peeking in this Scripture post and visit some Pinkies today.

Saturday, November 4, 2017


I came over to post and tell everyone who has followed me thank you. Originally, before my make over was complete, I was able to see comments. I keep posting and I am not seeing comments, I was frustrated because I have zero skills for this type of technology. So since I am knee deep in a Tea Cup/Tea Mug Exchange with Sweet Stephanie and ran into a little glitch regarding delivery, I decided, I would remain faithful to the vendors I use and take a breathe and offer a giveaway related to tea here too.
Am I confused? Goodness, yes! Trying to make decisions with the upcoming December wedding  for Rebekah and Zach, has my brain on overload.  I thought a nice giveaway would be in order.
Chocolate may be involved too.  Here are the easy peasy instructions to enter this giveaway. Please please follow me here, leave a comment but in that comment tell me what type of chocolate is your favorite and also what is your favorite color!  Finally, do you love tea and/or coffee? Any favorites? If you do not have a blog leave your e mail so I may reach you if you are one of the winners! Just answer those easy questions in the comment section. I will make an announcement at Face Book and Instagram too so everyone can be included.
I hope you will come over and visit me occasionally.  Although  my plate is full,  filled with wedding dazes and new babies coming our way , I try to post at each one of my blogs. It is ultimately a journal for me to look back on and I love my blogs and all the friends I have made as a result of them. I hope my children and grands will use these blogs as a peek into their heritage here, I love when my relatives tell me they have stopped by. It means a lot to me to have so much love in our sometime scary world. I love knowing each one of you that do blog and hope we can all continue this journey.

Monday, October 2, 2017


Thursday, September 28, 2017


So much to be grateful for. Today my top three were:

1.) Faith : No matter what happens I know God is always with me

2.) Phamily: No matter how rough a day can be or things happen which I can not control,
      I know I have a support system.

3.)  Wedding Plans:  The Middle will be married before we know it. It is a great time to
       reflect on our phamily and look back on all the memories we have made.
I like laughter, whether a baby is cooing or a toddler is laughing hard! I have a couple girlfriends I can actually get teary eyed with. Laughter is good medicine. It is good for the soul. The Family Circus has always given me something to chuckle about. Sometime laughing out loud too!
Simply put, this is my life.
When I am talking on my phone and looking for it, I am always grateful God is in charge and not me! I think He has quite the sense of humor.
I felt this way after I lost my job. I knew bitterness and negativity would not help me. You do what you do because often "it is what it is" and we can not change it. One of the members of the boy band One Direction has those very words tattooed on his neck. Just a little FYI in case you wanted to know something not earth shattering today!

Pinterest makes me smile with these tea time finds. I joined Stephanie's Tea Cup/Tea Mug Exchange for the third time. I am excited to send my gifts. I always get excited like a little kid at Christmas. I am not sure everyone does appreciate it, but I put a lot of effort into finding things I think the other person will love. So far I have found some things I am hoping these two ladies will enjoy. I can never have enough tea cups and mugs and I never forget who gifts them to me.

Snoopy is one of those lovable characters from when I was a child. He has his own Instagram page. I am finding Pinterest and Instagram steer away from "touchy subjects".  I love hanging out there.
Weddings and babies, our phamily are expecting two new littles, in October 2017 and March 2018 and of course, the wedding in December 2017. Goodness I sure love my life.

Sunday, September 24, 2017


Have a happy Monday! Say hello to Sandee and everyone at Aw....Mondays!
Ah...something terribly terribly lacking in our world today. L O V E

On always have such sassy thoughts!
A man who taught me so much, everything good I know about life he was instrumental is telling me about it. Hard working, faithful, wonderful husband to our mother, humble father to his children. He loved his grand kids and would flip over the additions to our phamily today. He would be sad to see one of his favorite sports football going down the politically correct tubes. He taught me so much about sports. SONday October 1 I will feel his spirit with me as I watch our hometown Rockies in one of their last home games. He would have loved knowing Colorado had a MLB baseball team. He will be in my thoughts at that baseball game. I will remember all the conversations I had with him over it. He will be in my thoughts all winter long as I wait for Spring to return and treat me to the all American sports of baseball.
I feel so sad for our country. We are allowing others to destroy it from the inside out. Nothing matters more to me than my faith. It is hard to stay on track with all the craziness in our world. So much sadness. I wonder how many NFL players ever bent down to hand some money or even smile at a homeless person sitting on the sidewalk near their fancy million dollar lofts downtown?

Thursday, September 21, 2017

A Wedding Milestone

This is my kindergarten photo. Now this post is about a wedding anniversary , but the reason I posted this photo is to show you how long ago I met this wonderful girl named Carole Dean Schnackenberg-Drummond.
Somewhere in my treasure trove of photos I have Carole's kindergarten photo too. But she was a pretty and popular girl in high school and still is one of the most kind hearts I know. Knowing someone for 57 years says a lot about the way we were raised. While I was raised with four older siblings and a mom and dad, Carole was raised a bit more unconventionally for the times. Her mom along with her grandmother and two aunties raised Carole and her two older and one younger sisters. Carole is blessed in so many ways,  Her mom Betty is 90 plus years young and still having good times with her girls and grands. They were raised in a tiny house in BoJon town, 8 women and the girls became some of the most wonderful people you would ever want to know. They were raised, very much like I was , with good strong role models and lots of love and laughter too.
Today Carole and her hubby Bruce celebrated 42 years of marriage. Don't you just love this coffee mug? I was so happy reading her social media share that my heart was smiling! Sticking it out with someone for that long says something for a sweet girl I met in 1959 when we were schoolmates at Saint Mary's Catholic School in our hometown of Pueblo.
I lift my glass to Bruce and Carole and wish them 42 more plus years of marriage with beautiful sons and grandkids.
Marriage is a wonderful institution. I am happy to be here for the long haul.

With a wedding in my own phamily (daughter Rebekah) this December 2017 and a new grandbaby in March 2018 (son Jeremy), I have to say :
Until we meet again