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Sunday, August 2, 2015

BACK TO SCHOOL CLOTHES SHOPPING FOR THE GRANDKIDS

I can't believe it is August already, and the grandkids are going back to school later this month! We spent yesterday afternoon buying some new school clothes. One is so ready to start her new adventure at the 5th grade intermediate school, but the other two elementary gkids (1st and 3rd graders) are not ready for the summer to end! I definitely am going to cherish the last full days I will have playing with them!

Sunday, July 12, 2015

JULY HOA DIVE-IN MOVIE

How To Train Your Dragon 2 was the movie selection for our Lowe's Farm HOA Dive-In Movie for the month of July (11th). It was hot, but there was a slight breeze which helped keep it nice.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

34TH SCHWARTZ REUNION IN SCHULENBURG, TEXAS 2015

The descendants of Roy Sr. and Otillie Schwartz Bucek hosted the 34th Schwartz Reunion on Saturday, July 4, 2015 in Schulenburg, Texas. It was an enjoyable event with about 300 relatives attending the all day event. 

Sunday, July 5, 2015

HAPPY 4TH OF JULY


Special thanks to all military personnel for their commitment to keep America safe and the "land of the free"!

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!