Saturday, December 1, 2018

December Birthdays

Happy Birthday to all December folks. 

A special Happy Birthday to our son Robbie on December 17th.

Monday, November 12, 2018

Fall Rainy Days

Rainy day and no where to go....take that opportunity to sit back and enjoy a cup of coffee or hot chocolate, read a book or just snuggle on the couch with a great movie. I love to just sit and watch the rain coming down on the trees, flowers and leaves. 

Tonight will be soup night for our family.

Easy Potato Soup

Dice 4 medium potatoes
add: 4 cups of chicken broth
One medium onion diced
boil for 20 minutes 
One cup of shredded carrots
(adding salt and pepper to taste)
One cup of heavy cream
One stick of Butter (use real butter)
Simmer for 20 minutes

Saturday, November 3, 2018


Oh my, where did October go? Halloween and all the festivities at home, school and church. Loads of candy and "special" treats galore.

Now it's time to settle into our next Holiday which is Thanksgiving. So many things to be thankful  appreciative for. Such a joy and so thankful for my family and friends most of all and the many things that we share through the year. All the baking and preparation for such goodies to enjoy with the family on that special day. As a family we share the cooking and we enjoy the tasting of great dishes from each one of our children. Enjoy your family time and share the memories.

Sunday, September 23, 2018

September Birthdays

To all who have had Birthday's this month!! Our family has had several and we have been celebrating all month. Just to share a few of ours.....

Our great granddaughter Gracie....precious!

My husband Charles on the 19th as well as my brother Johnny.

 Our son Chuck,  September 23

Our granddaughter Kheri and grandson Adam both on the 16th

 Gracie our great granddaughter 

Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Fall is Near

Fall is just around the corner. I am so ready for the changing color of the leaves. The beauty is always breathtakingly beautiful.

Beautiful Autumn leaves, breathing the fresh air as you walk through the winding road.
The glimmering shadow of the trees shinning on the lake. So relaxing....

Thursday, August 16, 2018

School Days Are Here

School day's are here again. Seems like the summer break was much too short. This year it is Kindergarten and all the things that go along with it.  Early to rise, rush, rush..... Time just flies anymore....slow down please!
A REAL schedule is back on the board and in high gear.  Time to get up, breakfast, brushing teeth, getting dressed and out the door to get in the car line at school.
Home in the afternoon. Snack time and play time until dinner. More reading.
Meal preparations for dinner. All at the table for dinner at the same time, wonderful family talks as always during this time. Lots of laughter, especially hearing what took place at school then teeth brushed, reading a story, prayers, cuddle time.....
At the end of the day you are trying to figure out where the time
However the most precious memories made today and each day to follow through the year.
I lovely children & grandchildren!

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Beach Trip Panama City Beach Florida

Beautiful view of the beach at St Andrews Park early afternoon and sundown. A very peaceful area and very family oriented. We managed to witness two beautiful Wedding's late that evening. Lot's of camping and boat rental's in the park.

 Beautiful wild life as we entered the park. A day of picnicking, boat rides, bicycling and just chilling on the beach taking in the sun.

Thursday, July 5, 2018

 Pigeon Forge Tennessee

The Old Mill Restaurant in Pigeon Forge is a great family restaurant with a wonderful view of the river. Not only a great atmosphere, but the view from the window's of the river is awesome. The wait is normally a bit long, but most definitely worth it. The children and adults as well love feeding and visiting with the ducks after diner or while waiting.

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Monday, June 25, 2018

Road Trip to the Mountains

Had the opportunity to visit the Mingus Mill House in Cherokee N. C. this weekend. What a beautiful scene and such great history presented. I purchased the cornmeal and wheat flour during our visit. Tonight our family enjoyed the corn muffins with our meal. It was very good along with our meatloaf, coleslaw, green lima beans, and garlic potatoes.
Very interesting visit and something for the family.

Pictures below are the inside of the old Mingus Mill in the early 1900's and the water chute on the outside. It was still an operating gristmill grinding the corn and wheat for families in the area during that era. The mill continued to run until around 1930 when the land and mill were bought by the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Fathers Day Celebration

First of all I hope that all our dad's and granddad's have had a wonderful day! 

As for our family we enjoyed the day. We had a celebration last night with homemade ice cream and Lunch with my two favorite men, my husband Charles and our son Chuck.

Below is a picture of the day we married, July 23, 1972 and the one below is present. He is still my sweetheart and has been a great example of a dad to our 4 children. Very Blessed!

This is a picture of Charles and Chuck at his dad's Birthday dinner in September. Chuck is also a great dad and has had a very good example in his life. 

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Gatlinburg Tennessee


One of our most famous breakfast places in Gatlinburg Tennessee. The best food and giant cinnamon rolls, pancakes and my favorite, the bacon waffles. I plan to have one next week on our road trip.

Another place that we enjoy is the Tennessee Aquarium. We will also be going again next week. There is so much to see and something for everyone to enjoy. It's impossible to see in one day so make sure you plan your trip well.

Monday, June 11, 2018

Our Mid West Travel

Cow Boy Museum in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. One of our most favorite visits this year. Lots of art work and a fake little western town. It is a great place to visit.

John Wayne was my favorite statue in the Museum. I love the way he holds his right hand. Amazing place as I said and we plan to go for another trip in the future. It will take a few hours to go through to really enjoy. We were not allowed to take pictures of the beautiful art work that was painted by many well known artist and went for a "price".