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Monday, September 28, 2009

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Monday, July 20, 2009

Brayden's soccer picture

Julia's birthday---a little late






We've all been so busy lately it's hard to keep caught up. I'll post a few pictures of Julia's BD celebration. We celebrated after soccer one night at Buffalo Wild Wings, today--19 days late we had a small BD cake. Julia always wants the same kind of cake, angel food cake with cream cheese, marshmallow cream, powdered sugar and whipping cream frosting with fresh strawberries.
Brionna was so excited saying over and over it was her mom's birthday. Brayden was at soccer camp for 8 days, he stayed in the dorm at West Texas A & M for the 1st 5 days, he then stayed home and just went for the day--------long day tho----8am to 8pm. He would come home so tired he would sit down, eat a little and go to bed. He added up how many hours he played soccer----not other activities, just soccer, 56 hours 45 minutes-----that was not even counting the last day of camp.

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Moon Sand is SO MUCH FUN!

I cannot describe just how MUCH I LOVE Moon Sand! I would play with it all day and all night if I didn't have a job to do, a house to keep clean, a family to feed, quilting waiting for me to finish, 7 little dresses to finish for Brionna and for Elizabeth's granddaughter! I LOVE it!
Kids today have ALL the fun stuff!
I had to play in the dirt----------and even then, my mother didn't let me get dirty!

Monday, June 1, 2009

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Friday, May 8, 2009

Happy Birthday to Brionna

videoBrayden and Julia had picked out special trick candles, in fact, that's why we had candles on both cakes----------they didn't work! One group was supposed to sparkle and one group was supposed to re-light. Brayden and Julia were very disappointed but no one else knew anything was wrong--------just a little girl blowing out candles and making a wish.
Brionna is so much fun, I just have so much fun playing with her, she has the cutest, funniest little personality around. It makes me miss my other grandchildren and I wish I could see them more often and I miss that I can't be there for their little celebrations but they know I love them and I hope they know that I would be there if I could. We all have so much fun with Brionna. She's a joy to be around------------always happy and she always brightens up your life.

Girl's Lunch Birthday Fun!





Thursday, May 7, 2009

Moon Sand is SO MUCH FUN!

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I googled moon sand and I found out that you can even make it at home. We had just bought some regular play sand and you just add corn starch and some a little water. I'm going to make some, I had a big idea to buy a big (small) plastic swimming pool, making quite a bit of moon sand and letting Brionna play in it. (in my kitchen) We are dog sitting a pit bull for Dustin and I refuse to go out into the back yard---------he jumps up on me which makes La jump on the pit bull so they fight at my feet, they are getting used to each other but everyone that knows me, knows I'm not a big dog fan----------I guess rabie shots in my stomach every day for 2 weeks as a child did that to me, however, I tolerate my dog, he's a good dog but I don't tolerate pit bulls and I guarantee you he won't stay in my back yard much longer, Dustin was supposed to have found another home for him a week ago but just like everything else Dustin promises---------it hasn't happened.
Anyway, we love moon sand and it's been a big hit in our house!

Our VERY FUN Day

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I try and meet with 2 of my friends each week for lunch, tomorrow is Sheila's birthday and Tuesday was Brionna's birthday so we had a joint birthday lunch today-----it was so much fun. Everyone brought presents for Brionna so it was just like a "real" birthday---day for her. They also sang a Happy Birthday song to Brionna and Sheila-----I taped it, Brionna didn't know what to think, they had her stand on a chair and she just looked at Barbara and Sheila while they sang but she was very happy and she's talked about it all day! She had soooooooo much fun!
We started out day out at the library for story time and we were the only people there for the 1st 10 minutes, then another family joined Brionna, again------------she had a blast.

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Friday, May 1, 2009

Julia's kiddos

















The last couple of months



We've just been so busy the last couple of months that I've let my blog slide, the main reason I have this blog is because I want Mikala and her family to be a part of our life----even across the ocean. I'll try and get everything caught up.
I'm still working at the hospital, Dick is still working at Arctic and life is still going on as normal.
Randy was accepted at Texas Tech Pharmacy School, we're really happy about that.
Emily is working at West Texas A&M University.
Julia is still working as a RN in ICU at BSA.
Brayden is still playing soccer with the Drifters Soccer Club, he also is taking guitar lessons, he's great. Brionna is taking ballet, tap and gymnastics. I also take her to the library every chance we get for story time, she loves that. She goes to Creative Care Day Care occasionally, she loves "her school." She's gone to Creative Care on a as needed basis since she was born.
Kim works at Happy State Bank, she's an administrative assistant. Jim is still building cabinets, we think he's the best cabinet builder there is. Grandson Jake is working at Bivens Nursing Home in the dietary dept. I have a friend who also works at Bivens and I understand that he is a very valued employee. He's very dedicated. Aaron is attending West Texas A&M Universtiy on a football scholarship and is playing on the football team. Jim's oldest son Will lives in Dallas, his son Ashton is a growing 10 year old living with Kim and Jim. Dustin is working as a welder when there is work for him.
I'll start posting pictures--------------Brionna has gotten her 1st haircut------it's adorable.

Dick's Birthday--March 13th

We celebrated Dick's birthday with a little family dinner at our house. He's a great husband, father and grandfather-----------we love him!
He was surprised with a remote control helicopter------he was really surprised, we're still having technical difficulties with it so hopefully in the near future, I can post some pictures of him flying it!

Monday, April 20, 2009

My Birthday



Julia and Brionna took me out for lunch to the Big Texan-----I love that place, plus you get a free steak for your brithday if you bring your drivers liscense to prove it's your birthday, we had a blast looking at the rattlesnake, watching a couple of men trying to eat the free 72 oz steak, looking at the "shoot em up" places. Brionna was a little unnerved about some of the old fashioned scenes. We had fun.

Well----------Dick's is next--------I'll do him later.

Adding to Blog

I have put the blog on the back burner for quite a while, I'm going to try and stay up tonight and update it----------I've missed several birthdays, Dicks, Kim's, Jakes-----------both of them! Jake Mullane--grandson and Jake Miller--------son in law---------------I may have missed more----sorry if I have,--------I love ya, but I may have missed a birthday----------if I did-------sorry, some people even forgot (or ignored) mine. I won't ignore yours, I'm must running behind.
Love ya family! I really do. Aren't we glad we're a forgiving family???????????? Oh yeah we're glad.

Friday, March 13, 2009

Give Away!

I stole this post from Jake's cousin's blog and I'm excited to participate!

Give Away!

Crafting It!

I saw this on another blog and love the idea, so I thought I would put it on my blog. Anyone can play! Lets have some fun!

The first five people to respond to this post will get something made by me! My choice. For you.This offer does have some restrictions and limitations:
1- I make no guarantees that you will like what I make!
2- What I create will be just for you.
3- It’ll be done this year.
4- You have no clue what it’s going to be.
5- I reserve the right to do something extremely strange.
The catch is that you must repost this on your blog and offer the same to the first 5 people who do the same on your blog. The first 5 people to do so and leave a comment telling me they did win a FAB-U-LOUS homemade gift by me! Oh, and be sure to post a picture of what you win when you get it! Who’s in?

Friday, February 20, 2009





Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Happy Birthday Emily






Happy Birthday to Emily! Emily is my favorite daugher-in-law and not just because she's my only daughter-in-law! She makes my son happy, she's very, very sweet. She loves my granddogs and is a great mother to them. She loves all her neices and nephews and always has time to play with them. Linden is so funny around her, he absolutely LOVES Emily! It's so cute to watch him around her. She's very smart and a very hard worker, she works full time at West Texas A & M University in the Financial Aid Dept. and also takes classes so she can learn medical transcription. She also has a busy calling in Young Womens at our Church. She likes to go camping and hiking and she's good at it! She's a good organizer. She loves animals. Dick said to add that she likes peanut butter, especially organic peanut butter and organic almond butter. She's a good cook, also. She can make delicious brownies! Oh yummy!
I love her and I'm so glad she's a member of our family!

Happy Birthday Vaughn







Happy Birthday to the happiest little (well, he's big now!) 5 year old around! Vaughn is 5 years old today! He is so special, he was born on his Aunt Emily's (Randy's wife) birthday, she said it was OK with her that she gets to share a birthday with Vaughn because since she's a twin, she's used to sharing her birthday! He is always smiling and he's so loving and so happy! He is very athletic, I got to watch him play really hard this past Christmas at Jump and Jive and he's very talented, he can jump soooooooooo far! He has played soccer and he scored points for his team! Yeah Vaughn! He also plays baseball, tennis and I'm pretty sure he has learned hockey this past year. He is learning how to speak French. He is in kindergarten and he's such a smart little boy! He just had his tonsils taken out 2 days ago! What a brave little boy! I love him so much and I'm so glad that he is in our family! He is so good with sharing his toys and he's always ready to give his family a big hug. His little cousin Brionna talks about Vaughnie ALL the time. She loves him and misses him. He's a perfect little boy!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Pillowcase Dress



I am soooooooooo looking forward to making these adorable little pillowcase dresses for Marygrace and Brionna!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Brionna is a Psychic

I saw the cutest little pillowcase dresses over the weekend at the Affair of the Hearts, I came so close to buying one for Brionna for her birthday dress but I decided it would be so much fun to make one for her and one for Marygrace. I looked at fabric today and found some really cute fabric with cupcakes on it, it had glitter sprinkled all through it, I decided to see if I could find a pattern and if it was even feasible for me to make the dress so I didn't buy the fabric. I found a pattern on the internet and I showed the dress to Brionna this evening on the internet, she looked at it and asked me if I was going to make a dress with glitter on it for her birthday. I really didn't even mention the glitter to anyone--------------we haven't even talked about glitter on material, weird, I know.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Barnes Update

We are just living a pretty boring life right now, Dick has a little bug right now, I think he's going to the Dr. in the morning, (I hope so) I went to Oklahoma City over the weekend with Jan, we went to the Affair of the Hearts. It was so much fun but we were both so tired I think it's going to take a week to recover! The Affair of the Hearts is HUGE! It takes up 7 large buildings on the State Fairgrounds. It took us 4 hours to go through 2 buildings, we found a lot of treasures and we left happy! We also went to 2 different malls and had a great time at them, again, we left happy.
Brayden also has a little bug also, he stayed home from school today with a bad cough and a low grade fever. I mailed Valentines Day cards and a Birthday card to Belgium today, I hope they reach them at least before Vaughn's birthday. Dick went to the post office to mail a package but we decided to repack and try to use the flat rate box, it was going to be almost $80 to mail a toy, a few pairs of pj's, popcorn and dry italian dressing. I think I can make it work. I will have to mail the toy later, it's heavy.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Ugly Quilt Giveaway

This quilt is NOT ugly, I love it! I'm hoping I win it, or at least find the pattern she used. I love it.
http://www.bejeweledquilts.blogspot.com

Friday, January 30, 2009

Trip to Spain

Jake, Mikala and kiddos are in Spain today, how exciting. I'm anxiously waiting for pictures to pop up on her blog!

Monday, January 26, 2009

Brownie