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Friday, November 7, 2014

FIELD TRIP TO FORT WORTH MUSEUM OF SCIENCE AND HISTORY


Today, my 2nd grade granddaughter invited me to her field trip at the Fort Worth Museum of Science and History. This is one of our favorite museums in the metroplex. Here are a few photos from today's fun.











Wednesday, November 5, 2014

NOVEMBER GRATITUDE

     April 2013 my world came crashing down around me with a six letter word, cancer. Such a simple word, but a word that has a devastating effect on your way of life. Luckily, I am a survivor. I have always found enjoyment in the simple things in life and dearly loved my family and friends. Experiencing cancer has engraved in me a greater appreciation for everything and everyone. I wake up every morning with gratitude in my heart that I am living and can experience joy with family, friends, and by doing the things I love. I hope that I can "pay it forward" for all the blessings I have received in the past, have now, and will have in the future. Never take life for granted, it can drastically change with a simple six letter word.



Monday, November 3, 2014

MAKING A DIFFERENCE

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Friday, October 31, 2014

HAPPY HALLOWEEN 2014


These are characters are my grandchildren!

Friday, June 27, 2014

RED, WHITE, AND BLUE PATRIOTIC DESIGNS

These colorful patriotic items
 were created 
by 
EtsyKids designers. 
Baby Girl Shoes
by

Hair Bow
by

Appliqued Shirt
by

Nautical Mobile
by

Necklace
by

Please check out the other beautiful creations in my Red, White, and Blue treasury.





Friday, June 13, 2014

SUMMER FUN DAY AT THE POOL

Whenever the weather is nice, I take the 3 grandkids to our community pool for their morning swim and play. Here are some photos from this morning.


Friday, June 6, 2014

END OF ANOTHER SCHOOL YEAR

I am so proud of my two youngest granddaughters having a successful and happy year at Cora Spencer Elementary. Way to go girls!

Kirsten with Mr. West
End of 3rd Grade

Ashlyn and Ms. Johnson
End of 1st Grade

Kirsten and Ashlyn 
Enjoying the end of school!

Thursday, May 22, 2014

CELEBRATING MY FIRST BREAST CANCER SURVIVAL ANNIVERSARY

On this exact date a year ago I was undergoing a double mastectomy for breast cancer. I thank God for each day that I am still with my family and friends and for His saving grace during my journey. I have a greater appreciation for life, and am so grateful for my family and friends who prayed for and supported me throughout this journey. A heartfelt thank you to everyone!

Monday, May 19, 2014

2014 DIVE-IN MOVIE

Been busy with planning and working our first HOA dive-in movie. We had a pizza party followed by the movie, Frozen. It was fun watching the little ones dance and sing along with the movie. I think everyone enjoyed the food, water, and movie. Great way to start off the pool season!




Friday, May 16, 2014

Welcoming Day Lilies


It is always exciting to wake up 
to see what is blooming
in the flower beds!
May 2014

Sunday, May 11, 2014

HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY



Happy Mother's Day 
to my mom
in heaven.


Thursday, May 1, 2014

PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY ICE CREAM SANDWICHES


INGREDIENTS:

1 cup peanut butter, creamy or crunchy
1 1/2 cups sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Strawberry Ice-Cream:1 cup whole milk
1 cup whipping cream
2 cups half-and-half
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups diced strawberries
For assembly:6 tablespoons strawberry preserves
Peanut butter chips or chopped peanuts, optional
DIRECTIONS:
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a large baking sheet.
In a mixing bowl, combine the peanut butter, 1 cup sugar, the egg, and vanilla, and stir well with a spoon. Roll the dough into balls the size of walnuts. Place the balls on the prepared baking sheet. With a fork, dipped in sugar to prevent sticking, press a crisscross design on each cookie. Bake for 12 minutes, remove from the oven, and sprinkle the cookies with some of the remaining sugar. Cool slightly before removing from pan.
Strawberry Ice-Cream:In a small bowl, whisk together the first 5 ingredients. Puree the strawberries in a food processor and add to cream mixture. Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker. After freezing in the ice cream maker, transfer to a container and place in the freezer, to freeze solid, for 6 hours before serving.

For assembly:Spread the strawberry preserves on a peanut butter cookie. Top with a small scoop of strawberry ice cream and cover with another cookie. Roll sides in peanut butter chips or peanuts, if desired.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

CRAFT TIP FOR CLEANING SCISSOR BLADES


Prevent lint and adhesive build up on cutting blades by wiping them after every use. For a thorough cleaning, wash them with soap and water and dry before storing or using. For extra sticky messes, fingernail-polish remover works wonders to remove adhesive.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

IRIS BLOOMS FROM THE GARDEN

A few of my iris beauties this year!