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Tuesday, April 16, 2019


Did you know if you spell H A N N A H backward it still spells H A N N A H ? That is our youngest daughter, the pre school teacher. She isn't a wild thing but a weird sense of humor, sort of like her father.  Do you know any words that spell the same forward and back ward? Share them here please.
We were suppose to have rain mixed with snow. I would really like the snow to go away and stay there til next Winter. But the rain can stick around as long as it doesn't flood. Water is so unpredictable.
When Harrison was a tiny baby he loved music. I would play a song and if he loved it he would calm down. If he hated it he would scream. I made a play list just for him. As he grew older he loved to crazy dance with me. Some of the very best memories I have are with him. This song by the Serendipity Singers was a favorite. I still sing this song for him.
Here is an example of crazy dancing to bubbles!
Alastor Avery, enjoying the sunshine.
I have always loved this song. Auntie Ang taught me this song as a young child. I sang it to all my kids and now the grands and great grands.

Who doesn't love Snoopy? I love sharing this crazy comic character. So does my cousin MaryJo.

Holy Week is here and this has always been a very favorite Scripture to share. Do you celebrate Easter?

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday Show and Tail and Happy Tuesday

Leo says he doesn't get enough blog time. So here he is in all his glory. He loves getting his teeth brushed. Isn't that so funny? He is a gentle soul unless wild rabbits are involved. Than he is on a mission! So in honor of Tuesday Show and Tail here's Leo!
I never get to do what I want! Leo can pout like a toddler.
Yoga for a Happy Tuesday
This is some good food for thought.Always be thankful.

Maxine, I agree with you today! I have never been a fan of ironing. Years ago my friend Mary E. took her clean laundry to a lady who ironed her clothes. She did not like to iron either but apparently she knew someone who did. I had a cousin who had her mom iron her socks! W H A T ????

Strong bones are the best bones. Unfortunately, I don't have those bones. I had to have a bone density earlier. You know you are getting old when the tech's name is Carly. But she was good at her job and I will hear from my doctor tomorrow hopefully with results.
My mom had bad bones. Just my luck. Getting older is the pitts. I was at Target earlier and chatting with one of the sweet cashiers, Jovita.  She lost her son in a shooting at a local Wal-Mart. over a year ago. she just lives day to day and makes the most of it. She was telling me about a customer, walking out of the store. She said the lady was 96! Wow! She looked 56 and acted young too. Good genetics. We had a good chuckle over that.
A little police humor.

In his tent playing with Blaze Trucks. This child is growing up too quickly. Love my Harrison James.
Alastor Avery loves this Papa. I think he is going to get some pearly whites pretty soon. He is drooling everywhere/ If you love baseball, you will love this child. Prop him up on a sturdy pillow and he will watch a ball game with .

Matthew 19:14 says Jesus loved the little children. This is such a powerful verse. A beautiful share.

Monday, April 15, 2019

Aww.....Mondays and More

This guy is always napping. He has the purrrrfect life. He likes laying around by some of my Cabbage Patch boys and the Bronco Bear. I don't have sewing talent but I wish I knew someone who would make a couple of these Bears for me. The gal who made this one is no longer in business. She did great work and was very reasonable. That Bronco Bear was instrumental in the back to back Bronco Super Bowl wins in the glory days, before political correctness took over the NFL. Stop by Aw...Mondays and say hi to Sandee and friends.
If baseball is on or I can go to a game, I am not interested in much else. This is a real truth in baseball.
Love is...reads my mind! I sure miss this sweet comic and the artist who created it. Kim Casali created this sweet comic and did the artwork as well. She has been gone since 1997. What a tremendous loss.
HA HA HA! That would probably fall under "illegal" things your car would say to you if it weren't against the law!
Does your mind ever wander like this?

Watching what you eat is tough ! I love Gummy Bears and I love Cheez It crackers. I know more exercise and more healthy veggies are better for me !
This pinterest find is a cute blue sock monkey.  Oh to have the talent to create such cuteness.....sigh I am thinking of Sally today as I do most days. She was the best hostess for the Blue Monday meme . I think I admired her so much because she was burdened with serious health issues and yet she was cheerful and she encouraged each one of us. She also made the rounds and commented on every blog of every person who participated in the Blue Mondays. She was a rare find. When she passed away she became even more of a real hero to me. So many people came to her phamily and shared their thoughts on Sally. She was an incredibly kind CHRISTian. she reached out to each invididual person and she cared, she truly cared. I am missing her today.
A blue rose in memory of my friend  Smiling Sally who left this earth for her heavenly home three years ago.
There are baseballisms and this is a favorite Sallyism. Missing you and hope to see you in heaven someday Sally.

Friday, April 12, 2019

Feline Friday and Fun

Mr. Kitty was a storm watcher Wednesday!But the storm passed over us except for some snow and cold. So he decided to nap. I am late posting with Feline Friday but had to visit Sandee and Brian and everyone sharing their favorite feline.
Pink tea cup and saucer with pretty colorful teacup and saucers and a beautiful pink rose. I love all things tea related and am sharing with Pink Saturday
This google image is interesting. If you live in Utah, they say you will know what a Swig Sugar Cookie is. I found several recipes to vouch for this yummy looking cookie and it is frosted in pretty pink frosting. The cookie is soft and delicious and is known for signature rough edge. I love learning something new everyday.
Maxine has an opinion on cookies too! She loves 'em!

This is such a tiny photo but I found it while searching ancestry and it is my grandfather's mother and three sisters. My mother was only 13 years old when she lost her father. All these women were so strong. The youngest sister Theresa lived in Ohio but Francesca and Margaret were in Colorado. Mrs. M as I knew her, was my mother's aunt and she lived in Colorado Springs and raised a large phamily too. Margaret had two daughters, one who was a nurse and the other a county judge in Teller County. It was interesting because my husband had a newsletter from the office where he works, with attorneys and my mom's cousin, "the Judge" was featured in it. I enjoyed learning a little more about her even though I knew her when I was a child. In this photo Theresa is seated next to her mother but I am not sure which of the two older sisters were Margaret and Francesca. I sure love learning more about my phamily.
Forgiveness is something the world needs today. So much discord . Just because you think differently doesn't mean you should hate the person who thinks differently. We all have opinions but those opinions won't change anything. Actions will change and love always leads the way.
Today in the grocery store, a lady who usually stands around helping customers with questions and sometime is not the friendliest person. But today the one cashier was headed to her break so she took over cashiering. As she checked me out, she asked if I found everything ok. Than two older women approached her and they started to chat for a moment. The one lady hugged her and than came around and hugged me too, because I had to wait on their quick chat. I was smiling from ear to ear. What a thoughtful person. I knew the other lady must have been the cashier's mom. I was smiling that she is so blessed to have her mom and a good friend to stop in to say hello. Kindness, no matter how small, can brighten an otherwise drab day.
Oh how I love the innocence of Phamily Circus. Out of the mouth of babes, as they say!
Those years fly by so quickly.

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Aw....Mondays and More Fun

I have to catch these two lil ones when they are up and being playful. He is so much bigger than his sister. I Missed Aw...Mondays but adding it into my Happy Tuesday and my addition of Tuesday Show and Tail. Missing Angela as our host. She is a busy lady  but I love this so I will triple the fun!
Jeremy shared this cute lil Brody bunny with me recently. He is such a sweet boy. Love those ears! Harrison would never wear those ears and now he thinks he is a real celebrity shooing me away saying "No photos, no photos". This handsome fellow is more flexible.
I think if I had a huge home, I would add a pool room. I loved playing pool when I was younger. Love is....has all the right moves and they are right on cue!
Snoopy is always cool. I love this timeless comic.
I believe this and always think of Annie at McGruffy's Reader when I post something positive.
The Golden Rule. Live it!

Friday, April 5, 2019

Grateful Heart and Pink Saturday

I have a grateful heart. I am never going to stop trusting God, leaning on Jesus and praying hard and than harder. This past month I had a scare. I had my annual mammogram. They needed more info. I started contacting everyone I could think of who had to deal with this dreadful disease. AA few people truly scared me but people like my LuLa friend Cheri Burrell and sweetheart friend Angela Vickers set me on the right path.
I am my father's daughter. Today is the 34th anniversary of his passing. Lots of things weighing heavily on my mind. He was a true believer but he was caution and he was a worrier. He always took such care of our phamily. He loved my mother the way I had hoped I would be loved by a husband one day. God is good, he gave me the very best faithful parents and a hubby to match!
My hubby puts up with me and his teeny tiny closet space. He knows I love clothes and shoes. Handbags too, and uh um jewelry. Hee Hee Hee! I treats me so beautifully and he let's me have my way more than he probably should! But he is kind, like my dad. He is logical, like dad was. He is a faith provider to his phamily, just like my dad. I feel very famous, because God blessed, just like my mother told me he would. As long as I was faithful to God, loved Jesus and remembered to have a grateful heart. She would say, live and let God. But I took the bumpy road, like dad. Always concerned over this or that or the other,
I have learned nothing goes right without God. Absolutely nothing! Believe me, when I was younger, I tried it. I didn't like it!
So here is a toast, whether it is cranberry juice or pink champagne. This for each and every single person who prayed for me during my difficult moments. People like Diana and Myra  Sandee and Brian. Everyone of you, each person that was so thoughtful to stop here and comment and pray. It means so very much to me.
Our grandgirl Addy loves unicorns. She has a birthday coming up shortly. I Love unicorns and sparkle too. So this is also for all of you prayer warriors. Thank you, and Addy too!
Oh Maxine, you are a real character.  But make sure you are doing these yearly exams. every woman needs them and it is so vital to your good health. When the doctor gave me the great news, I wanted to jump for joy! A little hard to do with that snazzy white robe they give you and of course, being topless on that ultrasound table! Grateful to them for allowing my sweet hubby to be there with me. Please stop by Pink Saturday and share some pink goodness.

A favorite photo of my dad from 1983. Missing you today and every day.
Dad from his baseball days. He was such an amazing man.
The wedding day of my folks. Miss them so very much.