Thursday, October 30, 2014

TBT - My Korean Baby Love


He was a GORGEOUS baby!  (I think he was 15 months old here.)

~ Patty  ~

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

End of October (Already?) - Daybook Post

Outside my window~

I am very sad.

I had five BEU-ti-ful rose bushes.  Double Knock Outs.  They all had to be removed because of Rose Rosette Disease (RRD).

I took some photos of what the disease looks like::




I read everything I could about this horrible RRD in order to try and "save" my rose bushes.  But my actions were futile.

Between this and the ice storm that wiped out a bunch of my things last December, I told David that I am going to paint rose bushes on the big rocks or just put up inflatable palm trees from now on.  Geesh!

I am thankful for ~

* My husband who worked hard to dig up all those thorny, dying rose bushes using a home made lever.

* Bailey's Irish Cream ;)

* Girlfriends.  Every mama needs 'em!

* For the quiet that came with the guys being gone on another TSG camp out last weekend.


From the school room ~

* We are plugging away.  Now in the midst of week 13, the semester will be over before we know it!


From the kitchen ~ (For little hands in the kitchen)

We made these last year using a tube of Pillsbury crescent or bread roll...


Coat with some melted butter, paprika and parsley snips, and then some shredded cheese if you wish...


Bake according to the package and enjoy...


They are so much fun for the kids to make!!

What I am reading ~

I just finished The Kitchen House.  I am on the hunt for another book now.  (I haven't read two books in one month in FOR-EVER!)


What I am praying for ~

* The souls in purgatory.

* For all those who have asked me to pray for them.

* For my sister who is about to take a business trip to South Africa.

Around my house ~

These pumpkins won't be carved until Halloween morning since our warm temperatures will only speed up their rotting process.



Stan earned his Lion badge at the TSG camp out last weekend.  He's moving on up!


Extras coming down the pike this week ~

My mammogram on Friday (TMI?  They ARE important you know.)
All Saints Vigil Mass on Friday.
Trick or Treating on Friday.
All Saints party on Saturday.
Stan's adoption day (anniversary) next Monday.

What I am listening to ~

David doing some book keeping in the kitchen.  Miss Clementine talking to two of her sisters upstairs.

A picture to share ~

Halloween 2013



My sweet little owl is growing up too quickly!

Have a great hump day!

~  Patty  ~


Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Day by Day Pictures

Once upon a blogging time, I participated in a "This Moment" link up, but it has been a couple of years since I last did that - at least.

So, two weeks ago, I tried to take a photo (or two) every day of the week.

 Monday


 Tuesday




 Wednesday


Thursday

(I had 4" cut off.)

(Miss Clementine drew me ;)


Friday


Saturday


Sunday


(David taught the kids how to whittle wood...they made spoons.)



It was a fun self-assigned photo project, one which made me pause more  often and to breathe in all the goodness in my life.  (To appreciate that goodness.)

I am not sure I could do this every single day, but I think I will want to do this more often.

Hope you are having a good start to your week!

~  Patty  ~

Sunday, October 26, 2014

She's 15 Now!

Today.

At 4:52am she officially turned 15.



Today will turn too quickly into yesterday.   So for now, I'll relish this moment.

At 15, she is an Avengers fan.


And a big sister who needed a new Miraculous Medal as well as clothes.


(Little brother was on a camp out this weekend, so he missed the photo op.)

She is a super swimmer and her team colors are...orange and blue.

Next up?

Her driver's permit!  (Oh geesh!)

I am thrilled to pieces that God lent her to us!

Happy birthday to our sweet Sarah!

Love, 
Mom & Dad


Friday, October 24, 2014

What's For Sunday Dinner?

Arby's!

Since it will be Miss Sally's birthday, she wanted to order out  some Arby's roast beef sandwiches.  Sounds good to me ;)

And for dessert?

Birthday cake from Market Street.

She wants to take  cupcakes to  youth group Sunday night to celebrate with her friends, so we decided that we will be making Black Bottom Cupcakes.



Chocolate cupcakes with a cream cheese, chocolate chip filling baked in the middle.

The first time I ever sank my choppers into one of these was in 1995.  I was  teaching 6th grade and a student's grandmother brought these in for her birthday celebration.  I got the recipe from her... 19 years ago.   (Wow!  I feel old!)

 Anyone else have a birthday this weekend?

Have a great weekend and a blessed Sunday!

~  Patty  ~

Thursday, October 23, 2014

TBT - First Halloween in Texas


It was also our first Halloween without winter coats!!

(Every year, that is still a surreal feeling...walking around without coats on Halloween.)

~  Patty  ~

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