Friday, December 19, 2014


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Christmas Fun


Thank you Linda....Linda's life Journal...
A bookmark painted by Logan....
One of her adorable Quad grand babies...I will treasure it always...


Merry Christmas from our redneck family....

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Throw back Thursday

My son 1986





My sweet babies...my son turned 31 on 12-13-14....time passes to quickly





With JD and Bliss ...we sure miss them


Awesome memories.....

Wednesday, December 17, 2014


This is the time of year for reflections....
And for family and friends....

Sunday, December 14, 2014

 I can't believe this sweet young lady...
is old enough to get married...

 she is graduating from college this year...
she will be a Teacher...
a very good one too...
she is a dancer from my daughters studio...
I remember her as a 10 or 11 year old...

 her future husband is a really sweet guy...
he was very patient and co-operative...

 they both grew up theater kids...
The Dallas Arts District is where they went on dates...
in high school...
so what better place to have photos...

 Young love is so sweet...

they also showed me a new spot...
a reflection pool...
the possibilities are endless...
I had a great weekend...
Fun Girl Christmas party...
with Ugly Sweater contest...
White Elephant gift exchange...
we had so much fun!
Linda from Linda's life Journal was there...
we all adore Linda...she is so much fun...
and such a sweet lady!
I almost ended up with one of her paintings...
but it was swiped away from me....
lots of fun coming up next week...
Linda's Christmas Tea...
Stringbeans Christmas program at school...
Christmas with my Dad....
I am a blessed girl...

Friday, December 12, 2014


 when you are a 4 year old boy....
you can find an adventure...
in just about anything...

 there is always something to climb on...
hang on...
crawl on and under....
sometimes you come right out of your boot...


sometimes you just need to wear a basket on your head...

 you have to stop for Bunny kisses every now and then...
Buster is happy to oblige....

 a walking stick and a shovel...
so many possibilities...

 sometimes you have to change your clothes...
a few times...
so you grab a green hat to match...
your shirt and boots....

flying on a swing...
wearing your hat...
just icing on the cake...

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

 what better way to spend a dreary Sunday afternoon...
at a Christmas Dance Gala...
it is a good thing I don't have a grand daughter...
my pocket book would have been a lot lighter...
I did win a door prize....
a girly basket of goodies...
will be perfect gift for my great niece...

 the studio was a packed audience...
lucky for me I'm short...
I managed to wiggle my way to the front...
to sit on the floor...
so I could see these cuties dance...
or....
 cling to their teacher...(my daughter)...
the triplets started the crying....
 not at all impressed by an audience....

 this one didn't want to leave the stage...
once her dance was over....
so she stayed and danced with the next group...

 there were cameras...and phones...
snapping and recording...
lot's of laughing and clapping....

they also had a silent auction...
I was in a bidding war with a 8 year old boy...
at the last minute I won...
he was not real happy with me...
but I really wanted the basket...
and I wanted to donate to the dancers...
and no I don't feel guilty about it...
the basket will be split with Stringbean and my niece...
 I do not have my tree up yet....
we are getting a live one...
I want it to still be fresh on Christmas...
we will get it this weekend...

 Stringbean and I decorated his play room...
we have made Christmas ornaments...
a Christmas village...
made with frosting...ice cream cone turned into a tree...
sprinkles... Peep trees...chocolate santas...
he did a great job...
Today we baked Sugar cookies...
I cheated a bit...
bought the roll of sugar cookies...
then we rolled them out...
cut...and added sprinkles...
he was happy as a clam...
 after several snags...
my Christmas cards are ready to mail...
just have to add a stamp...and send...

looking forward to our Fun Girl Christmas party on Saturday...
with a Ugly Sweater contest...
I have mine already to go...
Keeping Stringbean Saturday night...
so my Son and DIL can celebrate...
my son's 31st birthday...
now just how did that happen????
Next week it Linda...from Linda's Life Journal...
annual Christmas Tea...
this will be my third year to go...
so excited to see her amazing Christmas house...
she decorates every room...including her Gazebo...
you could spend hours just wandering around....
enjoying all the beauty...
Lot's to look forward too...


Sunday, December 7, 2014

Santa Baby....or Mr. Claus....

 Saturday was our annual Christmas Parade...
 the big man is always the star of the show....
 I'm learning to use the manual modes on my camera...
lots of photos get deleted...
this is a big step for me...
I've always had a hard time deleting...

 there are so many tutorials on Youtube and pinterest...
some are extremely helpful...
some are just above my head...
 Hubby and son call it being "Youtube certified"

we had a really nice day for a parade...
afterwards was the Tree lighting ceremony...
with fireworks to finish...
I didn't take my camera to that part...
it was a long walk down...
me with a stiff neck and shoulder...
not a good combination...
Enjoy....one of my favorite Christmas songs...

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

 It is December....
and we still have a lot of leaves on the trees...
even after all the wind we have had the last few days...

 I have been playing with manual settings...
also with using my tripod....
I'm feeling more comfortable with them both...

 Stringbean and I have started listening to Christmas music...
reading Christmas books...
 We usually wait till 12 days before Christmas to put up our tree...
I love Christmas...and I don't like to put it up to early...
or I get tired of it...
the tradition was started when my son was little...
him having a December birthday...
I wanted to keep the two separate...
when he was 8 or 9 he told me he didn't care...
but I liked the way it was...
so have pretty much stuck with it all these years...

there's no better love...
thank grandparents love...

Sunday, November 30, 2014

 one of my Fun Girl friends invited me to take some night photos....
I've been very excited about it...
we did it tonight...

 the Dallas skyline....

 we got done there early...
so we got some before the sun set...

 She taught me a lot about shooting night shots....
I've been working on using my manual settings..
using my tripod and remote....

 it has been a busy weekend...
I helped my daughter with a Festival on Saturday...
it was set up in our downtown area...
Small Business Saturday...
it was really nice seeing so many come out to support...
local small business'....
she was selling for her Dance Team...

I worked on Friday...
got a lot done in the office...
I had no distractions...
it's amazing how much you can get done...
without the phone ringing...
or people around...
I've enjoyed the long weekend...
I think I need a day to recover though...