Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Ready For Soccer......ALMOST!

So what if she has on her pajama top and an orange bow....

So what that she has her shin guards OVER her socks.

She's STILL the cutest soccer girl I know.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

It's Pinterest 's Fault..........

I browse Pinterest.
And I see things.
I'm not crafty. 
But Pinterest makes me think I am. 
And then I get the crazy idea that I can actually MAKE the stuff on there. 
But then I come to my senses and I realize I can't.
So, I don't.

I saw this today and I knew all it would take was $9.99 and some magnets that I already had.

So, I was off to buy an *oil drip pan* the automotive department at WalMarte'.
It's like a gigantic cookie sheet. I'm going to hang it on the playroom wall.

I'm not crafty, but I can spend $9.99!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Good People

We went to a 50th birthday party last night. One of our customers was turning 50. Her husband had just spent months having a HUGE workshop built behind their house. He threw the party for her in the shop. This is no ordinary shop. There was Blue Grass music and yummy food.

Good grief! I'm a city girl. It is what it is. 

But this party, these are God's people. This is God's land. These are GOOD PEOPLE. They are blessed. I am blessed for knowing them.

The shop....amazing!

The birthday girl and her husband.

Blue Grass Band.

Thank you Lord for Good People.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

LOOK What I Found!!

I have searched and searched for an old, wood, Sunday School table to use in my playroom.

My mom thought she may have found me one.


My friend said he found one.


I called churches. And old schools.
I looked on E Bay. And Craig's List.

Nope. And Nope.

I posted on Facebook.

Nope....only a friend telling me she had one she could not part with.


Until yesterday.

Looked on Craig's List one more time.

There it was.
Two miles from me.

A lady named Chen, who use to have a Daycare in her home.


Here it is.......

I had planned on painting the table. But I think maybe I will paint the chairs each a different color and leave the table as is. What do you think? And what do you think about my FIND?????

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Baby B Is So Smart.......

...............Look what he sent us.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

BEACH 2011 Part II

I took over 300 pictures on our family beach trip.

Mostly of them:

But we ALL had a great time!

Warning: Family pictures ahead!

Oldest son, DIL, Grandson

Youngest son, DIL, twin BOYS

Daughter, SIL, GrandGirls

Mom, Dad, Niece

Nonny, Poppy and The Littles

All 14 of us spent the week together at Holden Beach, NC.

Memories made.

Happy Times.

God is good to us.

We are thankful.

We are blessed.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011


I'm NOT a movie person.

Weird. I know.

Hubs will watch any movie. On television or the big screen.

I'd rather read a book. Or blog.



I read the book. It was VERY good.

I saw the movie.

Oh. My. Word.

Maybe it's because I grew up in the 60's.

EVERYTHING looked familiar.

I could actually go back and watch the movie with no words.

Just for the visual.

I'm not sure my words will do the movie justice.

It was about COURAGE and LOVE and FRIENDSHIP.

It was about COMPASSION.

And caring for other people.

We should all be like Skeeter.

I would want Skeeter on my side.

Wouldn't you?

photo courtesy of

Monday, August 15, 2011

Hair Feathers

Surely by now you have noticed the *FEATHER CRAZE.*  I think it must have become popular after Steven Tyler wore a feather in his hair on American Idol this past season. I see them in girl's hair everywhere!! Apparently they are put in with a bead clamp as an extension and last for six-eight weeks. 

Funny what catches on isn't it???

One of the nieces got a feather:


What do YOU think about hair feathers???

Saturday, August 13, 2011

My Name Is *Wisa*

This is granddaughter #2. She is 20 months. The girl is hilarious.

Her name is A...... It begins with an A...but it is NOT Lisa. She knows it.

But, to be funny she tells you her name is *Wisa* (Lisa).

Last week in the doctor's office a lady asked her name.

She promptly said "Wisa."
Her mommy said "Your name's not Lisa. Your name is A."

A said "No, it's Wisa."

Then, she laughs.

She will finally tell you her name is *A*...but not before she teases you a little.

Here she is on video.

*Wisa* has my heart.

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

BEACH 2011...PART 1

We are here.............

With THEM............

And, THIS Nonny is HAPPY.

Friday, August 05, 2011

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

Before And After

Long post. Lots of pictures. Be forewarned.

We recently put new siding, windows, front door and porch overhang on our house.

It really changed the looks of things around here.
When we moved here, over twenty years ago, the siding on the home was blue.
Yeh, who does that?

Over the years it had really faded and was in desperate need of being replaced.

A strong, spring storm helped us out a little by tearing siding off one end of the house.

Here are a few pictures of the redo along the way.

We "skinned" the bushes to get ready for the work.

Building the porch roof/overhang. New windows have gone in.

Porch roof built. Old siding torn off. (The wood underneath was blue too!)

Shutters and new front door. (Threshold not painted yet.)

We still have to repair the threshold and paint but we've come a long way!

My very favorite part is the front door. We saw one just like it on another home, but could not find one anywhere. So we had a good friend, who is also a builder, make it for us. He did such a great job and made it EXACTLY like we wanted it!

We love our updates and are so thankful to have been able to make some much needed repairs.

Monday, August 01, 2011

Look Who Started Kindergarten Today!!

This picture of my niece, M, came bright and early this morning!

It's a BIG day for her.

Miss Angelove loves you M.

Can't wait to hear about your big day!