Sunday, August 31, 2014

Saturday, August 23, 2014


I'm enjoying the colors  
to the end of the growing season.
The Knock-Out Roses have kept me 
in fresh flowers all summer long. 
This is my favorite orchid -
from the Miltonia Family

A Brown Cymbidium

Every summer, I have a Begonia growing 
in the fork of the tree.

Every February, Danny cusses the Crepe Myrtle 
as he cuts it back to 36" in height.
But we love the privacy it gives and especially enjoy the color and pollinators that come to visit.
I planted the Black-Eye Susans years ago on the other side of the azaleas and sidewalk.
As the azaleas filled in, 
the Black-Eye Susans have migrated towards a sunnier place.

Last, but not least - 
this is the 2nd summer that I planted 
tomatoes in a pot.  
And it's the 2nd summer 
that I bombed at growing them. 
There won't be a 3rd try;
I'll buy delicious tomatoes 
from the Farmer's Market! 
Going to the Farmer's Market is always 
an adventure anyway!

Saturday, August 16, 2014


I have finally found dishware for my Grandbaby 
that isn't made in China.
They are colorful and -
*FDA-approved recycled plastic
*Dishwasher safe
*Perfect for toddlers 
*Non breakable 
*Made in the USA
I found mine in Kroger's, but have been told that 
they are also sold at Walmart. 
Everyone is careful about what the child is eating!! 
But we also need to be concerned about 
what the child is eating on - 
when the food item is hot.
I've run it through the dishwasher 
and am thrilled with mine. 
Re-Play offers a Starter Set that will 
be perfect for Baby Showers and gifts!
Various sets can be ordered directly 
through the company itself.
Check out 

Thursday, August 14, 2014


I'm linking up with GOOD FENCES #21!!   ! 
The shrub hides the 
wooden fence which is connected 
to the chain link fence along the side of the yard! 
Good fences and gates protect pooches 
who love to run!! 
Visit TexWisGirl!

Saturday, August 9, 2014


Call it a clan, call it a network, 
 a tribe or a family.  
Whoever you are, 
whatever you call it,
Isn't it fun being part of one!
When our kids were younger, 
we would get together every summer.
Now the kids are having kids 
and our gatherings are fewer.
1st Cousins + Mom
3rd Cousins - born one day apart! 
"Like branches on a tree,
our lives may grow in different directions,
yet our roots remain as one!"
YES!!! We have Family T-Shirts!! 

Beach Baby!

"You don't choose your family!
They are God's gift to you!"

Sister and Hubby
"An ounce of blood is worth more
than a pound of gold!"
Sisters + Baby

"Life affords no greater responsibility,
no greater privilege, 
than the raising of the next generation!"
-Everett Koop

Monday, July 21, 2014


 Every so often, 
fate brings two souls together - - 
kindred spirits whose paths
are never disconnect. 
We don't have to talk every day to know
the other is only a phone call away.
It's just a fact: we would drop everything 
for each other if needed.
Yet when we do connect,
we pick up right where we left off. 
Our conversations begin and end mid-paragraph.
We both know where to start up again-
like we were never apart.
What a comfort it is to have you in my life!!!
You are a wonderful blessing. . . 
a fabulous friend!! 
I love you Karen!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014


My summer vacation has been scheduled 
around taking care of GrandBaby on Tuesdays. 
All trips began on Wednesday and 
I would return home by Monday.
Today was our last sleep over for the summer 
and I hate to see it end.  
Teachers return to school on July 28th 
with students starting on August 4th.
I've seen so much growth these last two months. 
Amazing how quickly they grow 
and change these first couple of years.  
She's the Light of my Life!! 


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