Wednesday, March 28, 2012

French Toast Anyone?

Take my word on this..... 

These are to die for!  Seriously!

Valerie made them yesterday for breakfast

Now I can't wait to make them... how about tomorrow?  Mmmmmmm

Give them a try and let me know what you think!  

Have I told you how much I love Pinterest?

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Wordless Wednesday!

St. Patrick's Day Fun

Back a couple weeks ago on March 17th, we had a St. Paddy's Day party at my in-laws home.  We had great food and great fun.  Here are a few photos to share.....

The ladies in our piggy tails! Aw!


Aunt Sandy

The best mother-in-law

Aren't we cute?  

Mom prepared a really fancy pasta dinner with all the fixings to go with it.  Good Stuff Maynard!

Dad & Mom

Hey that's my guy!

Tom and Sandy

Let the games begin...

Everyone played Wii Bowling except me.  I was the observer as I had hurt my back earlier that day.  Still fun but wish I wasn't hurting to much.  

Really getting into it

And Dad was the winner!

This one is random but I wanted to show you the other observer.....

This is China Doll

Isn't she gorgeous?  

There is nothing better than sharing good times with family.  I am so glad I have some wonderful in-laws.    

Hope y'all enjoyed a nice St. Paddy's Day!  May the Luck of the Irish always be with ya!

Friday, March 23, 2012

Our Country Life

Life in the country sometimes involves sleeping in...


Most of the time it involves getting up at the crack of dawn and working until sundown.

On this particular January day it was a beautiful day with temperatures in the 70's.

Everyone was enjoying being outside seeking new adventures.

This is China Doll... isn't she gorgeous?

Daisy was also getting into exploring 
Do you see those flowers in bloom?  

Spring is just around the corner

Eagerly waiting 

Jack Bull

Even our Llamas were excited about the nice day

And curious...

Anxious for new adventures.

Sebastian & Dottie

Sebastian & Pahyon 

Look at her lashes... beautiful baby!

Sweet Sebastian... our baby boy!

He just got back from the vet after recovering from an injury

What?  No Carrots?


Baby Cakes & Cinnamon

Wanna know a secret?  
*If you look past those trees just on the other side...
That is where we are building our home. 
Groundbreaking very soon

Baby Cakes

And just to show you what beautiful blue skies there were on this day.... 

Nice huh? 

Today the bird feeders were fixed up, repainted, filled with seed and hung.

Sometime in the near future I will post some pictures 
of all the birds that pay us a visit

Including Red Cardinals, Blue Jays, Bluebirds, Golden Finches, Titmouse and many others.  

They are so gorgeous and fun to watch.

And then there are people hard at work like DH here...

That's my guy!

On this day he was securing the fence line along the backside of our property.

And then at the end of the day we can relax on the 
front porch and gaze out at this view...


And that, my friends, is a sample of our life in the country of the Lone Star State 

And life in the country is pretty darn good! 

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

A visit with the Grandbabies

We had an unexpected surprise visit from our son-in-law and grand-babies a couple weeks ago.  They came all the way here from Arizona to attend his grandmother's funeral so we didn't get to visit for very long; however, it was a really nice time.  

Grandpa & Isabelle 

Grandpa & Sadie

Grandpa & DJ

Isabelle & Grandma

Sadie & Grandma

DJ & Grandma

Just for fun!

Little Man

Silly Daisy

Later on we met up with Bill's parents (Great G-ma & Great G-pa Carpenter) for dinner. 

Grandpa is a BIG tease

Great Grandma came with Easter gifts

Sadie in her bunny ears

Isabelle in her bunny ears

DJ in his bunny ears 
Isabelle in background looking through her gift bag

Sadie with her poodle purse - CUTE!

Isabelle posing with her poodle purse

Doing the bunny hop

All three of them

It was wonderful to have some grandbaby time even if it was short and sweet.   

The best thing that I have been told in a very long time was when Sadie said to me "Grandma, I really love you".  Aw! You don't know what that did to my heart! 

We missed Stephanie (their mommy) though!  We hope to see you all really soon!

I sure love these kids!!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012


Just some random thoughts I have had today.....

  • What to get my soon to be 18 year old daughter for her birthday and graduation?  Holy Crap.... she will be EIGHTEEN YEARS OLD!  No.....!  
  • Oh NO that means my son will be turning 16 years old 3 days later!  *Gulp*


  • My literature and microeconomics classes are killing me!  Can't wait to be done.  Just 3 more weeks!
  • The pizza my 8 year old nephew made tonight was pretty darn good!  
  • I need a VACATION!  Maybe I should take my cousin up on her offer!
  • I need to get my tooth fixed, need to find a dentist first.  Ugh!
  • I wonder who will be sent home on American Idol.
  • I need to finish reading To Kill a Mockingbird tonight.
  • I should go to the grocery store... we need milk!
  • I wish I could come up with a nice big point word against my brother on Words with Friends.  He beats the crap out of me every time!  Grrr!
  • I hope I am not getting a sinus infection... headache please go away!
  • I really need to do better on weight watchers... I am such slacker!  
  • I wonder how my kids are doing this week?  Wish they would return my calls.  :(
  • I want a Vanilla Ice Cream Cone now!  See what I mean about doing better on weight watchers?  Ugh!
  • Wow tomorrow is me and Dear Hubby's 4 year anniversary of the day we met. Good day!
  • I'm so exhausted right now and I wish I didn't have homework to complete before I can go to bed. 
  • I can't wait for Sunday's episode of Army Wives!  
  • My foot hurts!
I know I'm weird! 

I can be weird on my own blog, right?