Wednesday, August 28, 2013


The girls came to visit for a few days.

Unfortunately they were sick while they were here...

So, we didn't get to do the fun things we had planned.

But, in between bouts of fever we did this:

The oldest grand started K5 this year.

She wears a uniform every day.

I love that!!

Hubs and I were in a magazine shoot....


Yeah, that's what I say too!

But somehow we got ourselves into being the grandparents 
for a photo shoot in a bridal magazine called 
Southern Weddings.

(Sibi, at Pearls and Grace, is SOMEHOW responsible!! :))

Can I just TELL you how wonderful this magazine is?!

And how talented and amazing their staff is?!

The magazine comes out once a year.

Look for it mid November....

I can't wait!!!

We are still excited and looking forward to grand #8.

She is due to arrive the end of November.

My daughter and her sweet family are counting the days
until baby sister arrives.

That's life lately for us.

How about YOU?

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Twinkies X 2

LOOK how they have grown!!!

Four Months Already!!!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Two FABULOUS Desserts!!!

We tried some new recipes at the beach this year!

You can find both of them on Pinterest...

But, I will post them here!

The first one we tried was

Key Lime Pie Dip!!


1 can Eagle Brand Milk
1/4 cup plus two tablespoons Key Lime Juice
(I use Nellie and Joe's)

1/2 cup Marshmallow Fluff
(I use FLUFF... which is different than Marshmallow Creme)


With a wire whisk, mix milk and juice.
Add the fluff and stir with a wooden spoon.
Serve with Ginger Snaps
(I use Trader Joes Triple Ginger Snaps)

You can also serve with Graham Crackers or fruit!

Homemade Frosty:

1 8 oz Cool Whip
1 Eagle Brand Milk
1/2 gallon chocolate milk
(not low fat if you can find the full fat)
Chocolate Syrup
(I used 1/2 of a large bottle)

Just mix all above and put in ice cream freezer.

This tastes JUST LIKE a Wendy's Frosty!

I hope you enjoy these as much as my family did!
Have you tried either of them?

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

There is a Firetruck in my Bathroom

Life is busy.

I am trying to live INTENTIONALLY.

If you remember, that was my word for 2013.

I blogged about it HERE.

I received this in the mail yesterday from a dear friend:

Such a sweet reminder hanging in my kitchen!

Thank you Teresa for your sweet gift!

Recently I kept the two oldest granddaughters.

Sometimes that involves lots of driving and changing of plans.

My sweet son-in-law met me to pick them up

And brought me this great Starbuck's mug:

(along with a gift card)

Thank you Big Al for noticing and appreciating.

Our oldest granddaughter lost her first tooth yesterday.

She is five.

This is a big week for her.

She starts kindergarten this week too!

Hubs is back to cycling now after six weeks of recovery from his bike accident.

He is like a kid in a candy store.

Back in the saddle again!

The oldest of the second set of nieces starts her freshman year...


at college.

Such an exciting time for her!

We only live about twenty minutes away from her school

And we can't wait to take her to dinner...

Or maybe wash some clothes!!

We sure do love you KiKi!

Yesterday was a doozy....

Is that a word?

Anyway, I kept five of the seven grands yesterday...

I was deliriously tired and happy when I got done....


There is a FIRETRUCK in my bathroom!!!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Beach 2013

This might be the longest I have gone without blogging!

We just returned from a wonderful beach vacation with the family.

I won't lie, it was chaotic at times....

Well, most all the time.

But, we have seven grands in the same house 

And the oldest is five.


I love that these cousins are growing up together though

and fighting together

and learning to love together.

It's the best gift.