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Sunday, June 7, 2015

OPENING POOL PARTY AND DIVE-IN MOVIE



Annual HOA pizza party & dive-in movie 
to celebrate the opening of the pool season. 
Special thanks to Charlette, Jane, Cristina, 
Cathy and Aaron for your help!



Sunday, May 31, 2015

2015 SCHOOL AWARDS

This was a busy week with awards
at Cora Spencer Elementary School 
for the three grandchildren!
Kirsten
Ashlyn
Davis



Saturday, May 23, 2015

TWO-YEAR BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR!




















MY THREE WARRIORS!

Today was my 2 year anniversary of surviving breast cancer. Needless to say, it has been an emotional day. Feelings of elation for simply being alive along with a great appreciation for the love and support by family, neighbors, and friends during my ordeal. Reading the journal I kept during that time period of diagnosis, testing, surgeries, and recoveries brought lots of tears. I thank God everyday for life and the blessings he has bestowed upon me. I am one of the lucky ones. Ladies, be sure you schedule your yearly mammogram!


My husband, Pat, and my daughter, Cathy, were at every appointment and by my side every day during my breast cancer journey. I could not have gone through this ordeal without their love and support. Love you both!





Sunday, May 10, 2015

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY
TO 
MY MOM IN HEAVEN
AND
TO ALL MY FAMILY 
FRIENDS
WITH 
CHILDREN.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

HAPPY EASTER

We started the day off celebrating mass this morning with Father George and Monsignor Mullins. Then enjoyed our Easter lunch with the kids and grandkids. Pat fixed a delicious brisket!
OUR EASTER BUNNIES!


Thursday, January 29, 2015

GREAT DIP FOR SUPER BOWL

TRISHA YEARWOOD'S
CHARLESTON CHEESE DIP
INGREDIENTS
1/2 - cup mayonnaise
1 - 8oz package cream cheese, softened
1 - cup grated sharp cheddar cheese
1/2 - cup grated Monterey jack cheese
2 - green onions, finely chopped
Dash of cayenne pepper
8 - Ritz crackers, crushed
8 - slices bacon, cooked and crumbled

DIRECTIONS
1.  Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. In a medium bowl, mix the mayonnaise, cream cheese, cheddar cheese, Monterey jack cheese, green onions, and cayenne pepper.
3. Transfer the mixture to a small, shallow baking dish.
4. Top mixture with Ritz cracker crumbs.
5. Bake for about 15 minutes.
6. Remove from oven and top with bacon bits.
7. Serve immediately with corn chips, bagel chips, or Ritz crackers.

Friday, January 23, 2015

FRIDAY LUNCHEON


Today, I enjoyed a fun luncheon with a girl friend. 
We had a delicious pasta entree at Sam's in
Cedar Hill followed by shopping at a 
wonderful quilt store called Corner Square Quilts.


Wednesday, January 21, 2015

CHRISTMAS IS DOWN FOR THE YEAR

Well, it is official. I have all the Christmas decorations properly stored away for the year! I only put 2 items in the Good Will bin. Guess I did a good job last year of downsizing and keeping only the items I wanted forever. 

Tip: I stored everything in clear 56 gallon bins with red lids. I placed 2 large computer generated signs inside each bin to indicate which room the decorations belong to. 


Sunday, January 18, 2015

NOT ENOUGH TIME IN THE DAY!

I know everyone sometimes feels like they aren't making a dent in their "to-do" lists. I don't feel overwhelmed, but am starting to wonder when I will finish storing the last remnants of Christmas. This coming week I will get it done!

Friday, January 16, 2015

GIRL SCOUT COOKIES ARE HERE!

The granddaughters picked up their Girl Scout cookies today and immediately started selling in the neighborhood. This is their first year as Girl Scouts and are so excited to be part of this endeavor. Way to go, girls!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

TAKING DOWN THE OUTSIDE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS & DECORATIONS

I love Christmas lights and outside decorations. Since we are "old" our Christmas lights are at ground level. When we built this house we installed eave outlets specifically for the roof line lights. Maybe when our 5 year old grandson gets old enough, he can do the roof line in clear icicle lights! Watch out Davis, Mimi is planning on it!




Sunday, January 4, 2015

POST CHRISTMAS 2014

I love Christmas time with the decorations and memories that go with the season. Today I started taking down the big Christmas tree in the living room which is mainly decorated with religious-oriented ornaments. After all, Christ is the reason for Christmas!





Tuesday, December 30, 2014

ANNUAL NEIGHBORHOOD CHRISTMAS GATHERING

Pat and I held our annual neighborhood Christmas gathering last Saturday. We are blessed with having wonderful friends, neighbors, and family. We enjoyed everyone that attended and made our holidays brighter. Oh, the flamingo is our neighborhood symbol it is "party time"!