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Family Chaos

Easy Spice Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Icing

February 21, 2012

It is not that I am sitting around baking up a storm over here. We just had a few birthdays in January. No, really! And tomorrow is my granddaughter’s birthday…..1st. She already had the traditional first piece of cake but might she need another? I have never seen a baby love cake like she did [...]

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Grandchildren Are The Bomb

February 6, 2012

I spent the day holding this little jewel.

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Visiting Venice on a Breathtaking Day

January 7, 2012

In case you hadn’t heard, we went to Italy.  I know people who travel all over the world and I am sure this is old hat to them but for me, it was a trip of a lifetime.  I enjoyed it so much, but mostly because I was with my kids.  My daughter-in-law is like [...]

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My Favorite Little People at the Pumpkin Patch

October 21, 2011

 

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Me, 3 Daughters, 5 Grandchildren…..and the Mountain

July 31, 2011

I was in the mountains of New Mexico this past week with my 5 grandchildren and 3 daughters.  It would have been perfect and complete if my daughter-in-law could have joined us as she has in the past.  Here are a few photos of the trip:                         [...]

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Nothing Like Getting Rid of Needless Knick Knacks

July 21, 2011

I hired a good friend to come over and help me clean out two walk-in closets and my pantry.  Even though my closets are “walk-in”, I could not even step a foot into them.  And my pantry…..just “n” for nasty.  I had some pretty old canned goods.  Don’t you love to shed a few things [...]

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Fossil Rim Wildlife Center

May 25, 2011

  My oldest granddaughter turned 5 this week!  So, we took her and her little sister to Fossil Rim for a little animal action.  Her mom made this cute little birthday shirt for her.  You can buy her creations at http://www.etsy.com/shop/txmom2claire Fossil Rim is an awesome drive through animal park and great fun for the [...]

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Zippy, Zany Birthday Children

April 6, 2011

My little Cat had a birthday last week and she is a grand total of 2 years old.  So, for Alphabet Thursday and the letter Z, I thought I would share a few birthday photos. The birthday was held at Cat’s other grandmother’s house and they have a chicken coop.  The kids loved it.  The [...]

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Arrival of the Newest Granddaughter

February 22, 2011

Well, we welcomed the arrival of the newest family member today….a little girl….weighing in at 6.2 lbs.  She is a tiny little thing….our littlest to date.  She came a few weeks early but is in perfect health.  She has black hair and it appears to be curly, like her mom…..my #3 daughter (Nurse M & [...]

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Quotations Out the Ying Yang

February 2, 2011

Today is the anniversary of the first date I had with my husband 35 years ago.  It seems like it was yesterday that he asked me out and I said, “No”. In fact, I said that 3 different times over the course of a semester of college.  What can I say?  I was a studious [...]

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