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 

Sunday, September 17, 2017

Babies, Weddings, Wonderful Life Events

A baby at 17 weeks in utero is the size of a pomegranate. It is about 5.1 inches long  and weighs about 5.9 oz. I share this tiny tidbit of info with you because our son Jeremy and his wife Brittany are going to be parents in March 2018 of a baby boy. What shall they name this child? The names are already getting shared but nothing is 100 percent yet. We just hope and pray for a healthy and happy child.
My mother taught me this when I was small. It is still good advice today.
This would be Rebekah with her favorite person, her daddy dear. When our kids were small, we often cooked breakfast on the weekends and danced throughout the house.  Rebekah especially loved dancing and still does today.
We were taught from the bible  at a very early age. There is much wisdom there.
Wise words when raising children.
I had to get a new laptop and it is hard loading photos into it. My days go by so quickly, I look up and the sky is black and night falls fast. I am going to come post here as much as I can and also at my original blog. I will celebrate a blogaversary on November 1st this year. Time has gone by too quickly. I am not tech savvy so that doesn't help me. I need to scan my photos so I can make a file on this new laptop.
This small fellow can maneuver a desktop as quickly as he can scroll through photos on an iphone. He is a joy in my life even if it takes me two days to recover from his quick energy.
A Pinterest poem share. These words hold true for me. Sometime the simpliest things in life make you the happiest. God bless you all and have a beautiful week.