Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Two and Six Equal Wonderful!

Six of our eight Grands have Oct/Nov birthdays!


These boys turn two on the 25th!

How did they go from this:

To this:

In just one year???

These two TWO YEAR OLDS are a joy.

They are a ball of energy and full of life!

There are so many things I love about them.

I love how as soon as they hear an ambulance 
they clasp their little hands together and say *Dear Jesus.*

I love how they love everyone and their smiles light up a room.

i love how they look for each other when they realize
brother is not close by.

I love how they think their reflection in the mirror
is the other twin.

These boys are adored!

Happy Birthday Big Boy Twins!

Lots and Lots of people love you!


On the 27th our oldest granddaughter turns SIX!!!

She started kindergarten this year!

Our family has grown by leaps and bounds since she was born.....

But, we will never forget how special that first baby girl was!

12 hours old!

I love how happy she was even early on!

.....and how much she loves her sister!

And, I love how she loves playing dolls and dress up!!

This girl has a heart of gold

and an innocence about her that I love!

Happy Birthday big girl!

Nonny and Poppy adore you!

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Love Me Some Pumpkin!

Sharing my love of all things PUMPKIN here!!

Up first are these:

Have you had these?

My daughter told me about them so I had to try them!

They did not disappoint!

Toast them and spread with butter!

They are fabulous!!!

Only one grocery store in our area carries them
 so, I had friends
looking everywhere for them!

They found them and now I have a few packs in my freezer!

Next up are these:

I am NOT a big flavored coffee drinker.

I drink my coffee black.

BUT, my mom gave me these and they are GREAT for a chilly afternoon!

Just a touch of fall!

Do you make PUMPKIN DIP?

It's my favorite!!!

2- 8oz. Cream Cheese
4 cups powdered sugar
1- 30 oz. can pumpkin pie mix
2 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp ginger
(makes 7 cups)

Using a mixer,
mix the powdered sugar with the cream cheese.
Add remaining ingredients.

Now yall, you can use gingersnaps or graham crackers.


I ONLY use these from Trader Joes':
They are THE BEST I have ever had!!

Mom's Pumpkin Bread is another favorite!

Our family has made this for years and years!

We love it with cream cheese spread on it. 

You can add chocolate chips to it too!

3 cups sugar
1 cup salad oil
4 eggs
1 can (2 cups) pumpkin (not pie mix)
3 1/2 cups plain flour
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp nutmeg
1 tsp allspice
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground cloves
2/3 cup water

Cream sugar and oil. 
Add eggs and pumpkin.
Mix the above.
Sift and add dry ingredients to pumpkin mixture
alternately w/water.

Pour into TWO greased and floured loaf pans.

Bake at 350 for one hour.

Remove from pans after 10 minutes.


One more thing.

Have you had these?

I just bought them yesterday at Target

So I haven't tried them.

But, they are pumpkin

So, what's not to love?

Do you share my love of all things pumpkin?



And yes, I do drink this crack:

Friday, October 11, 2013


They are rolling and crawling and babbling 

and keeping mommy on her toes!

They are precious beyond words

and I am having a hard time believing it's been


Thursday, October 10, 2013

We Mourn And We Celebrate

Nine years ago today 

My big sister died suddenly

 On my baby sister's birthday.

Today we mourn

And we celebrate.

A life we miss dearly

And a life we enjoy daily.

Happy Birthday Amy Beth!

We miss you Vicki.

Tuesday, October 08, 2013

And The Winner Is................

Amanda blogs at

Go visit Amanda and get to know her!!

Amanda, I have emailed you!!


And thanks to all who entered!

I may have another giveaway closer to Christmas!

Monday, October 07, 2013

One More Day Until Drawing!!! Great Giveaway!!!!!

Scroll Down to October 1st post !!

I draw tomorrow!!!!

Sunday, October 06, 2013

Six Years!

......Since they said I DO.

Now look what God has done!!

photo by: jennyconklin.com


We are all so blessed!

Love  the five of you!

(p.s. the giveaway has two more days! go to post below to enter!!!)

Tuesday, October 01, 2013


(No...not the babies!)  :)

I don't love a Giveaway.

Too much trouble.



I love my DIL and I LOVE her new site!!




All you have to do is go to her site HERE.

Go to the *blog* tab at the top of her page.

Leave her a comment and me a comment.

That will enter you in a drawing for ANY item on her new site.

(Excluding photography)

I will draw on October 8!!!

Good luck!!!