Wednesday, May 29, 2013

The BIGBOY Twins

I just spent a couple of days with the bigboy twins.

Those boys are a hoot let me tell you.

They never, ever stop.

Like ever.

They are the most precious boys.


Not that I am partial or anything.....

Funny how I can see their personalities even from behind.

THANK YOU JESUS for the *bigboy* twins.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Guess What????? Exciting News!!

We are over the moon excited about welcoming grand #8 in late November!

These two girls will be big sisters!

We cannot even BELIEVE we are being blessed again!

THANK YOU JESUS for these girl grands and their new sibling.

And for their parents who have hearts big enough to love them all well!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Enough Said

I started, and finished, the 30 Day Squat Challenge.

It was truly a challenge.

But, I did it.

Listen to me people, 

250 squats is a challenge.

Enough said!

Do you read NieNie's blog?

I just read her book:

*Heaven Is Here*

It was good!

However, I started reading it on my flight to Nashville last week.

That was NOT good.

It's about a plane crash.

Enough said!

Speaking of the plane ride to Nashville:


It was everything I wanted it to be.

The speakers were amazing.....

Women who trusted God to give them the courage to share their stories.

God showed up.

And blessed our socks off.

And there were pearls 

AND Peonies.

Enough Said!

Remember when I told you about baking the four ingredient bread?

My mom was excited to make it....


I gave her one of the enamel pots for Mother's Day.

She made the bread.

It did not rise.

She made it again.

Same thing.

She bought new flour, and yeast, and bottled water.


Then, she went to a different store and bought different yeast.

She sent me this picture:

Enough Said!

I have lots more to share and some REALLY exciting news.

But, for now, 

Enough Said!

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

All Together For The First Time!

All seven grands together for the first time.

Nonny and Poppy are blessed!

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day

To Mom

"You painted no Madonnas 
On chapel walls in Rome, 
But with a touch diviner 
You lived one in your home. 

You wrote no lofty poems 
That critics counted art, 
But with a nobler vision 
You lived them in your heart. 

You carved no shapeless marble 
To some high-souled design, 
But with a finer sculpture 
You shaped this soul of mine. 

You built no great cathedrals 
That centuries applaud, 
But with a grace exquisite 
Your life cathedraled God. 

Had I the gift of Raphael, 
Or Michelangelo, 
Oh, what a rare Madonna 
My mother's life would show!"
--Thomas W. Fessenden

Happy Mother's Day Mom.
I love you.

Saturday, May 11, 2013

My Sweet NIECE, M, is turning SEVEN!

This FIVE pound baby girl turns SEVEN today!

She stole my heart immediately.

Miss Angelove adores you!

I am so proud of you!

Happy Happy Birthday!

(She chose a Starbuck's Gift Card as her gift from me.)

(WHAT????????? She is SEVEN!!) 


Friday, May 10, 2013

Silly Girls

If you have read my blog for very long 

you know I am in love with these two grandgirls of mine!

When they go out anywhere they are always dressed so cute!


When they get home, (or their temporary apartment home)

 Their very favorite thing to do is chose what to wear.

THIS is what they look like.

Every. Single. Day. 

Silly Girls.

Love them!

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Happy Birthday to Our Girl!

Our only daughter has a birthday today.

There are 33 candles on her cake.

We are so proud of her.

She has been a wonderful daughter to us and an equally good

wife and mother.


We celebrate her today and all she means to us.

Happy Birthday Sis!

We love you dearly!

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

A Weekend With Baby B

Baby B needed some time away from the new twins.

He spent the weekend with Nonny and Poppy.

We had a blast!

I think he did too.

Just in case you thought it was all fun and games.....

Here is what happens when you tell a two year old the rides are over:

I'm pretty sure he thought the world had ended.


Monday, May 06, 2013

Bench and Chair Redo

As part of my bedroom makeover I decided to cover a bench top and a chair.

Side note: 
My Mamaw won the chair years ago in a ballroom dance competition.


Hello 1970's.
Give me my material back.


Much better!

FOUR Ingredient Bread...A M A Z I N G!

A friend told me about this bread recipe she found on Pinterest.

It only has four ingredients.

I am NOT a bread maker, BUT, with four ingredients

I thought I would give it a shot.

I bought a new Enameled Cast Iron Pot.

B J's had them on sale for $29.99!!!!

Grab one before they get gone!

I made it last night.

Here it is after mixing the four ingredients....

Bread flour. Salt. Water. Rapid Yeast.

I let it rise overnight and here it is 18 hours later:

The finished bread:

There are a lot of variations of this bread.

I plan to try them soon!