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I love.... God, hubby, my posse of kids, wool, jelly beans, quilting, my Canon 50d, watermelon, fabric, Philadelphia Soft Pretzels, TastyCakes, my Bunco girls, laughing, my chickens, antique quilts, buttons, sewing, photography, freshly bathed babies, camping, the sound of snow falling at night, Fiestaware, Elm Creek Quilt books, and a whole lot more! I am a Pastor's wife,a homeschooling mom, a proud Navy mom, and am just downright busy!

Thursday, December 31, 2009

GoodBye 2009

I have nothing exciting to report, no super words of wisdom to end 2009 with... except - It'll be alright, it all works out in the end. God is in control, and for that I am very grateful!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Wrap It Up - Part IV - Annual Gingerbread Party

Hunk #4 w/ his gingerbread creation!



Hunk #3

Hunk #1 reading his letter of Nomination to the United States Air Force Academy!

Here we are in our carriage! We took a tour around the 1 mile Independance Hall route, through Society Hill.

Chicklet & Cousin Trisha at the Liberty Bell

Kids and the bell. The crack occured in 2004, the last time the D's were in Phila. They let the kids touch the bell back then, and look what happened! Fortunately they didn't recognize us!

Kids w/ Benj Banneker at Independance Hall

Kids at the ClothesPin statue across from City Hall. Can't believe this statue is still here. Can't believe someone paid money for it.

We had a super time in Philadelphia, visiting cousins, uncles, aunts, Grandpa & Grandma. We missed the blizzard of 2009 by 2 days! DARN IT!

Wrap It Up Part DEUX - Philadelphia

Oldest brother w/ his daughter

Uncle Tim

Aunt Mimi

Family Christmas Dinner on Dec. 12th. Here is Chicklet w/ 2 girl cousins, Mer & Erin. They're so cute!

First stop was to say Merry Christmas to my brother and grandparents. Morbid? Nah, my oldest brother wanted to go so I took him & some of the kids out.

Let's Wrap it Up!

This month has been a blur so far! First we had Stuart's 16th Bday. He was the most precious, adorable newborn. The cutest baby. If he had been our first child, he would have been our only child. Between the colic, er visits, the nebulizer around the clock, and the allergies, he was a lot of work. Worth every minute, but a lot of work.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Chicklet's fashion show bday party

Too Much Fun!

Tonight I have been going through old photo albums on kodak.com. I began storing pix on there in 2001, shortly after we moved to Las Vegas. We have one of those photo frames for my parents for Christmas... where you put the card in and the pix go on a slideshow. Well, I have 8 1/2 yrs of pix I want to put on there, and have had so much fun going through the first 4 yrs. I found some absolute treasures I will post in the next few days. Here's a few to start!

Hunk #4 and chicklet, circa 2003?

Jelly bean lipsmackers! Christmas 2003?


One of my alltime fav's! Oct. 2001, 3 years old!

My 3 brothers, circa 1961 def. before my time!

Saturday, December 5, 2009

It's Christmas time in the City

At the Cactus Garden, @ the Chocolate Factory!

Friday, December 4, 2009

Gobble Gobble

Thanksgiving has come and gone, I can't believe it! We had a beautiful day. Mom D. and Rick came over and joined us. Dan & Marguerite M. came too. They are dear friends of ours who live here in town. Our kids adore them.

Rick & hunk #3

The 'before' picture of the table

Mom D. found her spot & stayed there the rest of the night!

Tim & Dan waiting for the turkey to give it up & be done!

Margurite made Chicklet a beautiful necklace!