Thursday, July 25, 2013

Kids who observe their parents being thankful are likely to be more thankful.
(this quote came from a divorce atty who came into our office.  I wanted to share it)

Wednesday, July 17, 2013


I get inspiration from a number of places......
 your blogs
family and friends
beautiful pictures

this was something that INSPIRED ME TODAY


Monday, July 15, 2013

Here's the view from the window at 
my office....from the 4th floor.

Sunday, July 14, 2013


Tried this new recipe for dinner tonight......
it's a keeper!!

Bacon Ranch Foil Packet Potatoes

3 sheets of heavy-duty foil
10-12 baby red potatoes, thinly sliced
6 slices of cooked and crumbled bacon
1 packet ranch dressing mix

Salt and pepper to taste
3 tablespoons butter
Sour cream for serving, if desired

1. Spray each sheet of foil with cooking spray. Top each piece with equal portions of potatoes, bacon, and ranch dressing mix. Add salt and pepper to taste. Add 1 tablespoon of butter to each serving. Wrap securely.

2. Grill for 20 to 30 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes before serving. Serve in foil, topped with sour cream if desired.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

4 o'clock

Today is Sweetiepie's birthday!

We had a visit from his son and daughter-in-law for his birthday and surprised him with a birthday dinner at Texas Roadhouse and a Rattlers game.

Hartley caught a game bal;
(lucky dog)

They played a special tribute to the 19 fallen Fire Fighters during half time
These are Fire Fighters from all over the state....
it brought tears to our eyes.

This was a tribute to his Dad for his birthday!

Beginning at 4 o'clock and lasting all evening....
it was a special birthday for a special guy!


Habits.........Yeah, I have a few........

 I crack my knuckles (don't judge)
I'm not proud, but I'll tell ya, it seems to make my hands feel better.

 TRUTH: There is no evidence that proves that knuckle cracking leads to arthritis! HURRAY! 

 This is a new habit........
I gave up Diet Cherry Dr. Pepper...
(haven't had a soda since I was in the hospital in Dec., I've replaced it with 
actually, it might not really be a habit but an 

and probably the worst HABIT of them all......

I love, love, love to crunch ice!!  
I guess it's better than smoking,  but not much..............

At least I'm not a quitter~

Thursday, July 11, 2013

I wore this!

I wore these footie socks today.....
and it's a kbillion degrees outside.....
so why do I have on footie socks, you ask.....
because I cannot stand to go barefoot!

I had some oral surgery today.
I have a new dentist, Brian Goodman, D.D.S.
He's awesome!!! 
 If you're looking for a good dentist, he's your man.
I took it easy today, but really, no pain.
Hard for me to believe!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013


Look at that baby smooth skin!
.......and the flowers are beautiful too!
(ps.  You're probably sick of seeing pictures of Maisy-but I'm not). 

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

......I learned at 63

1.    Birthdays aren't as bad as I thought they were

2.  Burger House (in Globe) have the best green chili burros in the whole wide world

3.  I am blessed beyond measure 

Monday, July 8, 2013


This path I'm on is especially beautiful.......
hasn't always been.
There have been a few rocky, hot, dirty, miserable steps along the way, but all in all I wouldn't change it for anything. 
Some of you that have been with me on this path know exactly what I'm talking about.....
but for now.....
it's paved with beautiful green grass, plenty of flowers, places to sit and rest along the way, people to hold hands with and walk along beside me, lot's of fun and love to be shared.
I have so much to be thankful for and I am blessed beyond measure!  So glad I've had good company along the way!! 

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Fav smell

My fav smell is sweet, clean babies.....
especially when those babies are my GRANDS!


 These are the loves of my life......
Maisy and Papa
 Tanner and Rylle
We celebrated my birthday today with dinner at
 Meghan and Sean's home with a family dinner.
Best way to spend a Sunday evening!

Red White and Blue

She's Red White and oh so Blue!

Wednesday, July 3, 2013


I tried and tried to remember the last time I was cold...
nothing came to mind....don't remember the last time.

But this is COOL.....
Miss Maisy...1 yr old taking swim lessons.
I think it's a great idea.....she is not  a fan.
First time I've ever seen swim lessons with a binky in your mouth, but looks like it did the trick!

Found it!

I found the cable for my camera......
Lucia put it where it belongs......
go figure.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013



 I love shoes......
I hate to wear them!

I much prefer to be barefoot!

Happiness is........

Happiness is......

Gonna give this blog stuff another try....
I promised Jenny
then, went to post and can't find the USB port to download photos......but here's a few I already had downloaded.

Happiness is being a GRANDMA!!
Love these kiddos!

Tanner and his Momma....this kid is Papa's partner 

Maisy and her Momma and Dad....
this little girl brings the light into our family!!  
PS...and she's spoiled rotten!
 More GRANDS from New York came for a visit.....
loved every single minute of it!! 

 Miss Mallory.  She is such a good example to her little brothers and to this grandma!!
Then there's Rylle.........he's 14......need I say more......crazy kid!