Thursday, May 31, 2012


Two of my granddaughters had their Graduation/Continuation Ceremonies this week!

Tuesday morning Miss Jaycie graduated from the 8th grade and is now our newest high schooler!


WooHoo..The Diploma!!!

Medals for reading and two year  3.5-3.9 GPA


Later that evening, before the dance, the girls met at her house
for snacks and girl time!

Ready to rock the world!

Proud Mama!

 Seems like just yesterday,
she was getting ready for her school dances
 and I was the Mama in the pictures!

Miss Daylee's 6th Grade Continuation Ceremony was held Tuesday evening.

Introducing our newest Middle Schooler!

Listening to speeches....

Final song with all of her classmates

Waiting for her name to be called to receive the certificate, she had a
big smile all night..her braces were removed that morning!!

A hug from her teacher...

and presents from Grandmas!!!

From tiny babies to beautiful young ladies..
I'm truly blessed to have these
sweeties in my life!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Hubby's New Ride!

After ten years of searching for just the right car, and driving me crazy my Hubby FINALLY purchased the car of his dreams!

Exact color he wanted

In great condition..NO RESTORATION NEEDED! 

 Perfect inside!

Cute Dice!

It will sit next to this baby....

that still needs RESTORING

and mucho $$$$$

While this sweet car..

will sit outside!

...nuff said!!!

Monday, May 14, 2012

Happy Birthday, Dad!

Today would have been my dad's 85th Birthday!

He loved my mother
 and worked hard to support his family.
Baseball was his passion, he coached many young boys from little league 
through their high school years.

Mitch was
always the life of the party!

Every weekend he made the best pot of Pinto Beans that I have never been able to replicate!

His favorite dessert was Coconut Cream Pie.  He would love to know that my brother, and his family, always serve it on the anniversary of his death.

He, loved to do magic tricks, play jokes and teach the grands things he shouldn' riding bareback 
 and standing up on the back of the horse. Or encouraging a grandson to do a flip over a 5' fence. Well, maybe not encouraging but telling the crazy teen who suggested it to "go ahead"..and the crazy kid did! 
And you wonder why I have gray hair!!!

To the Man who enjoyed life to the fullest,

 Happy Birthday, Dad!

Gone but never forgotten!

Your daughter

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day!

First, and foremost, Happy Mother's Day, to my mother who passed almost seven years ago.
Yep, that's me with Mom!

Two days before her accident, the happiest time we had together in years!
I'm so thankful we had that special time together.

Last night I went with three of my daughters to Silver Vine Winery for a tasting of the wines they produce.  We had chauffeurs ( our men) lined up so we could enjoy ourselves without any worry of the drive home!

I decide to leave my camera at home and use the iPhone camera but, after seeing the pictures,  I should have taken the Canon!    On the other hand, if  I had a better camera I would have taken more pictures and missed out on the wonderful conversation which flowed freely!

We each decided on three wines to taste, which were presented in wine glasses. As seen below in the picture, twelve glasses of wine can make for a very crowded table. Thank goodness, I didn't spill anything!!!    If I could offer the owners advice it would be to invest in smaller glasses, without stems, then present on the wine list as a flight!   Also, have your waitress know just a smidgen about wine.....just saying!

So many wines to choose from

Small quaint winery which will be expanding in two weeks. We talked
to the owners who said the wine production will be moved to a warehouse which
will leave more seating area for patrons.

Enjoying the tasting.
We each sampled a White and two Reds.
All of us decided the Reds were far superior than the Pinot Grigio we tried.

They offered a cheese board, which could have been taken to a higher level
 but hit the spot for four hungry women!

Thanks to my daughters for suggesting the Winery, this far surpassed our Mani and Pedi dates!

It was nice sitting around the table, enjoying a glass (or two) of wine, eating and solving all of the world's problems  with the Women I love!

Happy Mother's Day to all of you,


Thursday, May 10, 2012