Sunday, February 27, 2011

How Wonderful Is This????

I have a birthday coming up in a few weeks.

One of my DIL's asked me what I wanted.

Hmmmm.....that's always a hard one.

But, I really wanted a laptop sleeve, so that's what I told her.

I mentioned I had seen some at Bed Bath and Be*ond.....

Umm, yeh.
She MADE me one.

As in sewed it.

And it is FABULOUS!

Take a look......

How wonderful is this????

Sweet Time

We had a sweet time celebrating birthdays this weekend!

Our youngest grand and his mommy and daddy couldn't make it so they sent us this:

He's serious about missing the birthday party!  :)

Saturday, February 26, 2011

Happy Birthday Hubs!

Today my man is 57.

He's the better part of me. Really. He's honorable. And real. He procrastinates, but when he gets it done, it's done right. He is honest and funny. He gets things right...a lot (just ask him):)!! He loves me. He is better to me than I am to myself. He loves Jesus. And old people. And his pets...when he had pets. He has compassion for the elderly...and the needy. He loves our children well. And adores our grandchildren. He would drop everything for any of them... at any time. He loves golf. And cycling. And chocolate. He has big dreams. For Us. He wants ME to be happy. He spends a lot of time making that happen. He loves television. And movies. And all kinds of music. He can cook gourmet meals that are so good it has made me not even want to eat out! He has a feminine side that allows him to understand me. That's cool. He wants people to succeed. He is tender. And loud. And if he is your friend, you can count on him. At any time.  

I am so grateful that in this 57th year of his life, I have spent 36 of them with him. 

I cannot imagine my life without him.

Happy Birthday Hubs.

I pray that on this day you know without a doubt how much I love you.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Oh The Things I Wish I Could Do!

Copy Cat! Copy Cat! That's ME!

Saw this on Courtney's blog and decided to copy her
(though she REALLY DID ask us to!)

Here are some of the things I WISH I could do.

~ Speak another language. Spanish in particular. My son-in-law is fluent. So are his parents. I wish I could converse with him and others in Spanish.
   I've tried a mini class. I'm too old to learn.:)

~ Live in the same city as my grandchildren. Very envious of those who do.

~ Smock....boy that would save me some $$$$$$$!

~ Draw. I'm like Courtney.  I can't draw a straight line with a ruler!

~ Travel. Lots. And take my family with me.

Oh well, one can dream!!

What do you wish YOU could do?

 Leave me a comment telling me!

Wishes really DO come true!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Happy Birthday Mom!

Mom turns 74 today.

I am so blessed and so thankful to still have my mom.

This picture is of her Sunday afternoon!

We celebrated with family, cake and gifts.

I pray she knows how loved she is.

And how blessed we are to call her Mom and Nanny.

Happy Birthday Mom.

I sure do love you.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Lime + Salt = Popcorn

Oh my word.

A new favorite.
Where have you been all my life?

But 15 fat grams?????.....
Come on now!!!!

Have you tried this?

Can you say FABULOUS????

Thursday, February 17, 2011

In Real Life Blog Friends!

I just realized how many bloggers I know IRL (in real life).

I love all my IRL blogs so I thought I'd share them here.

If you know me IRL, and you have a blog

PLEASE let me know!!

WOW! I had no idea I knew so many IRL!

Some of these friends don't update often...

...but I still keep them on my blog roll in case they begin again!

Check out my In Real Life Family and Friends

I think you'll be glad you did.

Give me a shout out if you know me and I've left you out...

......Or, if you know me and I've listed you here!

Do YOU have IRL friends you'd like to share?

I'd love to hear!

One of my other favorites!!!

Monday, February 14, 2011

36 Years Is A Long Long Time With The Same Valenheart....

.........and I pray for 36 more.

Happy 36 *Valenheart's Days* honey.

You are the better half of me.

We've danced in some mine fields.

It was harder than we dreamed

and sweeter than we dreamed.

and I'm so thankful you were God's plan in my life.

There is NOONE I would rather spend Valenheart's Day with!!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Love Being Nonny....And Poppy!

 Our three year old granddaughter came to spend the weekend with us.

We don't know who had more fun....her or us.

But we DO know this:


Saturday, February 12, 2011

A Valentine Treat!

February favorite! I Triple Heart it!

I found these trays at Michaels.......

I ordered these fabulous cookies from All About Cookies

And made these for my kids...and their kids!

Just a little something that says 

i love you.

Sunday, February 06, 2011

His BANNER Over Me Is Love

Song Of Solomon 2:4

*He brought me to His banqueting table...His banner over me is love*
  My DIL and I made banners. I got the inspiration from this card (laying on my felt above)

Cute. Simple. Fun.

Friday, February 04, 2011

BEST Banana Bread. Period.

I guess everyone thinks they have the best recipes for things.

That's why we use the ones we use.

But I challenge you to find a better banana bread recipe than this!

It makes two loaves of the BEST I have ever had.

I have made this recipe for years and made two loaves last night.

It will not disappoint.

(Don't be discouraged by the # of ingredients. Most of them you probably have on hand.)

1 1/2 cups oil
2 1/2 cups sugar
3 beaten eggs
1 TBSP vanilla
1/2 cup buttermilk
3 (RIPE) bananas mashed

3 cups plain flour
1 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
1 cup nuts
1 cup coconut

Mix first six ingredients. Add in dry ingredients. Pour into two, greased loaf pans.
Bake at 350 degrees for 1 hour and 10 min.
You will not be disappointed.

....two loaves ready to go this morning!

Thursday, February 03, 2011

All Three Littles Are Sick

Please pray for my grandchildren.

B is nine weeks old. He has RSV.

A is 14 months. She has a sinus infection, cough and fever.

E.C. is three. She has the flu and double ear infection.

Pray for their mommies and daddies too.
It's tough when your children are sick. 
Sick children+ no sleep=tired parents.

Nonny and Poppy are praying for you sweet babies.

Lovin' My New Kicks!

Needed some new kicks.

Saw these on Opr*h's Favorite Things show.

They are designed to mimic barefoot running and are light as a feather.

I LOVE them!

(I don't RUN...but they are great for walking and other exercises!)

How about YOU? Do you have some favorites?

They are N*ke Free Run