Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Friday, October 14, 2011

Something Beautiful

I've had a pretty uneventful week around here. 
The beautiful leaves have all fallen off the trees leaving them bare
and wintery-looking. 
It's raining and cold.
Winter is definitely on its way. 

Watching the last of these days disappear
feeling the air get colder
seeing the world get darker.
Memories of lying on the grass
of the sun warming my closed eyes.

Now, the warmth is gone
the sunshine is gone
the world has turned into something new
something colder, something darker
something different,

something Beautiful.

I am linking up with Java @ Never Growing Old for her Follow Friday: 40 and Over...

Are you a blogger over 40? Yeah, welcome to the club. 
Please join in the fun and get to know your fellow bloggers.

The RULES to join in are very simple!

1. Grab the button
2. Add your link to the list
3. Visit as many other blogs as you can
4. Follow the ones you like (and comment on their blog to say that you are following)

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Monday, October 10, 2011

Don't Wish it Away

We've been having absolutely beautiful weather here for the past week. I've been trying to take in every bit of these 80 degree days. I know they are coming to an end and it will be a long 7 -8 months before they come again.

Since the colors are so gorgeous we got out there and took a lot of family pictures. This is one of my favorites from the week. It was actually just a quick shot I took as we were walking into the woods on our way to the "posed" pictures. (Which I will be sharing later this week.)

It is hard for me to believe that my baby has his own little precious gift from God. I remember so vividly the days of him holding his Daddy's hand like this.

I know how it is when your children are small and you can't wait until they are older so they could "take care of themselves more."  Take it from me....."Don 't EVER wish your children older." It will happen so fast it will make your head spin. Soak up EVERY second with them when they are little. I know that is my motto with my grandchildren. Don't sweat the small stuff and my BIGGEST motto for raising children......"Pick your battles."

Friday, October 7, 2011

Little Frankies

 A few of you commented on my "candy corn" nails in my last post so I decided to show you my latest creation. I can't take the credit for the idea, I found a tutorial on youtube. It was actually very easy to do since I have zero artistic talent. The hardest part was painting my right hand. Does anyone else have a VERY uncoordinated left hand?

I found a whole new world of nail art. Now I just need to grow some nails so I can try some of the really cool ones. This pic is my hand with Kylee's on top.

 Then once Felicity saw my nails she had to have hers done.
It's a bit tougher with these tiny little nails.

 And then she had to have her toes done...
there was NO WAY I was going to try to paint those faces 
on those little specks of toenail.
So she got polka dots.

And one last shot of my hand with Felicity's on top.
I can't wait to go find my next nail art project.....

Tuesday, October 4, 2011


 Why are all three of my grandchildren sitting on my lap?

 Because I have chocolate frosted Rice Krispy treats!

 Needless to say I didn't get to eat much of them.

I wouldn't have it any other way.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Meet Me on Monday

Blogging  is a funny thing...we tell our most intimate thoughts for all to read  and yet most of the time we find ourselves sitting and wondering, "who is  this person!?"  I know them...but yet I don't know them!  I want  to know who the person is behind all those words so I thought I would join Java at Never Growing Old for Meet Me on Monday for a great  way for all of us to "meet" each other!


1.  I can't stand when someone ________?
 Doesn't use cruise control.

2.  Do you do daily, weekly or monthly grocery shopping?
 I don't have a schedule for grocery shopping. I go when the cupboards and fridge are getting bare. Sometimes that is quite often when we cook for the village a lot and sometimes I go for a couple weeks without shopping when I am home alone while Brian is gone for work.

3.  What kind of car do you drive?
A 2001 VW Beetle. I bought it brand new and I STILL love it ten years later.

4.  Crunchy or soft tacos?
 Soft, definitely.

5.  What's the habit you are proudest of breaking?

 I don't think I really have many "bad" habits. 
I would have to ask Brian since he knows me better than I know myself.

The one habit I would LIKE to break is too much sugar!

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