Friday, October 7, 2011


The Sun is shining bright today...How did it get to be October already??
Hope your day is Sunny and Bright!!..Enjoy!!!

Monday, May 2, 2011

God Bless America!

Praying for Peace!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Babies.... Keep ya Busy!!

Hi~!! Yes, I am still here.. but the Babies.. The Babies Keep me so Busy!!! I have a 10 week old, a 6 month old, and one little gal just turned 1.. They keep me so busy.. and no they are not mine.. I just borrow them during the day.. They definitely keep me running.. Anyways.. soon the wee babe will be on summer break and the others will be a little older so maybe then.. just maybe I won't be so BABY BUSY!!!!! OK.. gotta go.. I believe a diaper needs changed.. AGAIN!!!

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

A Package Arrived!

I have once again told my UPS man Gene that I love him... Do you blame me.. he brings the most wonderful Packages to my house. Look what he brought last week.. Just looking at the outside of the box was enough to make me declare my Love for the UPS man. Over at I entered the Big G/Hot Wheel Prize Pack.. and I was lucky enough to Win!
The outside of the box was enough to cause great excitement with the Daycare kiddos!!! OOOH!!! Whats inside???
All Kinds of Goodies.. 5 Large boxes of Big G Cereal to start.. This Made me smile.. Do you know how much Cereal these kiddos eat?
Heres the Goodies.. 5 Boxes of Cereal, 3 Hot Wheel Ball Caps, 3 Hot Wheel TShirts, a HotWheel Stunt and Dunk Set, a Set of The Pull Back Racers.. Oh.. what fun we have had with this box..

Thank you and Thank you HotWheels and Big G!!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Hail Storm

We had a Hail Storm on Wednesday. It lasted probably 10 minutes.. I wasn't able to get lots of photos as I was busy getting the 7 kiddos shoes and things on just in case the Tornado Siren blew.. It didn't , but you never know. I hurried and stuck a little bucket out there to catch some of the hail.
You can't tell it from this picture.. but it was coming down pretty hard and heavy out there.

Aww finally the bucket started to get some in it..
It kept bouncing out.

Still hailing but I went out and got the bucket..
See that tiny bucket of Hail.. it provided about 10 minutes of entertainment for 5 kiddos.. They loved it!

This was when it first started.. I was trying to take pics thru the
storm door.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Book Swap

Super excited Lynette over at Crazed Mind is hosting a Book Swap!!
Its a "Green" Swap... So you find a Bag of some sort around your house, you put some Books you have laying around in the bag and then when its time you place it in a box and ship it to the person you are swapping with.. New books!!! I love to read so this is a great way to clean out some books and receive some new ones..
Check out the swap!!!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Mamarazzi Swap!!! Favorite Things!

WE all know I have LOTS of Favorite Things...
My Family, My Friends, My Animals.. just to name a few.. Well I have lots of other Favorite things.. and I am going to get to share some of them..
I am going to be in the Swap over at Dandelion Wishes!!!!
I have been in her swaps before and it is terrific fun!
This time I will be paired up with another blogger and we will exchange packages with out Favorite things in them.. I won't be sending My Family, Friends, or Animals... well unless that Mutt Lucy is rotten again and then you never know..
Be sure to check out all of the fun over at Dandelion Wishes!!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Favorite Things!!!

I love things to hang on the walls of my home... I especially things that are personal, pictures of my family are a favorite. Things my family have made is another favorite. My niece Sarah made this sign for me!!! I love it!!It says.... "Don't Cry Because It's Over, Smile Because It Happened".....
This is from Dr. Seuss!!! I love this Quote and it has a lot of meaning to me!!!
What are your Favorite Things???

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Back to it!

I am attempting to get back to my blog
I need to go back to making it a priority as it is something I enjoy!...
So I am going to try to at least once or twice a week post a Favorite Thing.. it may be a person, place or a thing.. Anything.. My favorite things... So today to get started I am going to post about one of my favorite things to do on the computer..

I love to play Mahjong!!
Here is my new favorite Mahjong site.

Right now I have been playing the Mahjon 10..
Well Enjoy!!!
Have a wonderful day!!!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

More Ree Drummond !!!

This is as I was finishing talking to Miss Drummond.. I reached out and touched her.. what was I thinking.. but look she is talking to me. She was just so darn nice!
I know.. you are thinking she is saying.. " Here lady take your books and get away from me"... but she wasn't! She was asking questions..
Handler.. see he did everything.. even took photos!
Miss Ree!!
Miss Ree
She gets herself all stocked up and ready to sign.. Her iced coffee, water, markers, she settles in for the long haul.
She is very funny. At one point she took about a 10 minute break and excused herself... to the restroom. When she came back... she took a second and said to everyone waiting... "Well now we all know where I have been don't we".. everyone laughed..
Glad that I went to Barnes and Noble and very happy to have spent a couple of minutes speaking with "The Pioneer Woman".

I met Ree Drummond!!!!!!

My sister Melanie and I got up this morning and drove 45 minutes to Barnes and Noble so I could meet Ree Drummond!!!! I love her Blog The Pioneer Woman . I have followed her blog for several years. I will say that her Blog gave me something to read each day when I was sitting with Junior and Mom when they were sick. I honestly love reading her recipes, reading about the hard work they do on their ranch, about the fun she has with her kids as she homeschools them, and about her adorable Bassett Hound Charlie!!
Ok.. time for some pictures... they are out of order.. but it was a fun day!!
We waited over 6 hours.. It was so worth it!
Melanie and I were sitting in the window... and this guy and his wife came up to the window outside.. and he was joking around he was going to take our picture.. So I took his!!! I am telling you we met so many nice people today.
Here she is ... Ree Drummond.. The Pioneer Woman!!!!
Kind, Gracious, Friendly, Funny!!! Very, Very nice lady..
This gentleman was known as "The Handler". He turned out to be from Mansfield Ohio. He was so nice. Very friendly. He kept the line moving. Helped us get our books all ready. He was Miss Ree's driver, security, book handler, line mover.. just did it all.
Miss Ree signed my book!!!! I enjoyed her new Novel.. Loved reading about how she met the Marlboro Man and about her life on the Ranch.. Oh and her wedding with 600 guests~! She is used to large crowds.. Good things since there were around 1000 people there today.
Here is her Novel. I love her cover art..
She signed my cookbook also, she was signing them on a different page but I requested she sign this page. This cookbook was a gift to me from my Brother, Sister In Law and niece.. My Sister in Law had wrote in the book to me.. so I had her sign under it.. She was very gracious and thought it was very sweet that I had received the book as a gift!
Also love the Art work on the cookbook!
Miss Ree!!!
6 hours later... Finally!!!!
See she is just so nice!!! I was a little upset with myself.. the time went so fast that I didn't get to tell her that it is on my Bucket List to get to go to the Ranch.. She gives awesome trips to the Ranch away on her blog.. Someday maybe I will win!!! ... Ok if not the trip I want one of the Pioneer Woman Kitchen Aid Mixers.. Hey a gal can dream.
The entire day was so much fun! I have to say I would do it again... maybe not tomorrow but I would definitely take the chance to meet her once again. Great fun. Nice people, good day spent with my sister.
Thanks Ree Drummond..

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

ICE, Splits.. One Set, Enough!

Ice... We have lots of it this morning... What a Mess!!
I have been slowly trying to clear my driveway..
Here is some of the Ice I have broke up..
Then I shovel it off to the side of the driveway.
Did you realize that Ice is very, very slippery.... Very.. VERY Slippery!!
See that spot where it looks like Water under the Ice..
Yep.. Thats a Really, Really Slippery Spot!
That is where I performed the SPLITS for my neighbors.
They didn't laugh.... at first..
They gave me an 8.. said I didn't have great Style~!
Excuse me.. I think I deserved a 10 for being able to get up again~!
So I scraped all I had broken up and the Ice wins.. I'm done..
I am just sure that if I went out again..
There would be a Repeat performance of the Splits.
Don't think these old bones could take it.
The Fence Row is sure pretty.. with all of the ice on the branches.
Here is the Fence Row...
If you have Ice at your house... Be Careful.. those SPLITS can happen with no Warning!!!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Avitae and Hibiscus....

Have you tried the Avitae Caffeinated Water?
I had never tried it before either. Recently I was given the opportunity to experiment with Avitae Caffeinated Water.
I am watering some of my plants with Avitae and some with regular water to see if the Avitae gives them a boost of not.
I am using my Hibiscus, tropical plants for part of the experiment. I am also trying it with my 2 african violets.
Here are my 2 Hibiscus plants.
This is the "Water Only" Hibiscus.
When it blooms it has beautiful Yellow flowers.
This is the "Avitae Caffeinated Water" Hibiscus in the Red flower pot.
It blooms gorgeous Coral colored blooms.
African Violet "Water Only"... yes I know the violets are looking a little rough..
They are longing for Spring. They also need transplanted.
Here are both African Violets
This is the "Avitae Caffeinated Water" African Violet

I started this experiment last Sunday..
Today I gave them their Second drink of Avitae.
Stay tuned for updates on the plants.

Avitae was kind enough to supply me with a case of Avitae caffeinated Water
for this experiment.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Did anyone See Where it went???

I can't believe that January is just about over.... Was wondering did anyone see where it went?? It was here looking like an extremely long month... and then ... Gone!!!!
I am loving that we are now a little closer to Spring.. I can't wait...
Next week the GroundHog will be looking for his shadow.. and then... 6 weeks later it will be Spring..
Tulips, Daffodils, Crocus.. Oh I just can't wait.. I love Spring!!!
January... I have to admit you were a little rough on our family... Won't miss you at all!!!

Monday, January 10, 2011

Good Morning!!! Its Monday!!

Monday Morning!!!
Do you love Monday Morning!! I do... something about knowing its the beginning of a whole new week. I always think of it as something fresh and new...
This Monday morning the weather man is telling me that there is more snow on the way... I have resigned myself to the fact that I live in Ohio and it snows in the winter here.. So, Let it Snow!!
I am ready to enjoy my Monday... how about you???
Get your coffee, tea, soda, water.. whatever gives you your get up and go in the morning... and get going!
Have a wonderful Monday!!