Saturday, June 28, 2014


A beautiful rainbow. And it's thundering and darkening to rain again as I post this. 

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Merry Month of May

May has slipped by and a few happenings were left out of my documentation of life.

Birthday bash for Brandon:
An adult child in the family had a birthday. This made 34 birthdays in his lifetime. We celebrated well with a little oooing & ahhhhing over his life achievements with food, cake, and gifts. 
Happy Birthday.

(That makes mom seem old. But I am only as old as I feel. And I don't feel old at all.)

New house for Trent:
Another adult child in the family bought a new house. We helped him move in and set up housekeeping.  This is the model home. His is similar. 

Of course I babysat:
For my own remenescing, I have some little ones picture of our play date. 
I call them my AR (Accelerated Readers). FYI: AR is a school implemented reading program which my kids were in in their elementary days; and it's still a part of the classroom today. I'm starting these two out early. 

Enjoying snack time.

And primping in the mirror.

And the next two pictures. 

And taking care of stuff going on that one does just because it comes up and needs ones' attention. 


Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Happy Days # 21 - # 24

I'll eventually get to the 100th Happy Day picture. Today I've got #21-24.

 While driving into the city, I stopped at an Antigue Shoppe. I wanted practically everything in there. Some things weren't even antigue, just cute things like handmade painted signs and such. I settled on buying nothing.  

Small towns are so quaint. And small. Literally one Main Street with one of a kind shops and a few doctors' offices and a bank thrown in the mix with the railroad crossing a block away. 

Mail delivery makes for a Happy Day. Didnt know that 2 yards of glittery poodle fabric would make my day. I'm going to be sewing this week for sure. 

As soon as I finish this one. 

Seventy-six more Happy Day pictures to go. 

Friday, June 13, 2014

New Arrival

Baby grand #3 arrived 10 days ago, June 4. We're thankful for a healthy bouncing baby girl weighing in at 6 lbs 25 oz 20 1/2 inches at 12:44 am via emergency c-section. Her name is Brynlee Rae.

We made it to the hospital to keep big sister and wait in the waiting room. We looked at all the magazines, ate Zoo Cookies and water from the vending machines, and showed a few acrobatic skills. Big sister stayed up the entire time until we left at 2am decked out in her pjs.

She wasn't fussy at all and never showed any signs of sleepiness. 

We had one section of the waiting room to ourselves and had enough space to run around to pass the time. 

The magazine scene before they kinda got torn up. 

Baby and mom doing well and get to come home in a few days.

While I get to keep big sister all to myself for a few days. 

So since this post is about the new arrival , I must add one more picture of her.