• My birthday

    We celebrated my birthday a week or two ago, and I just have to share because my family blessed me so much.     That last picture truly shows how much my family knows me.  I love to read, listen to 50’s music, drinking out of cute mugs, and my favorite candy flavors are coconut and chocolate and caramel and chocolate.  I didn’t ask for any of these things, it was just things they all came up with on their own.  I do love my family so and I had a blessed birthday.

  • Sarah’s 21st Birthday

    It’s so hard for me to believe that we just celebrated my first born 21st birthday!  That 21 years ago I was giving birth to my first child, 21 years!  Goodness, it doesn’t seem possible.  🙂  She has been living with her roommate for the past 3 months, and that’s going well. But we are also getting used to the new normal, celebrating birthdays with her not living at home.  We scheduled it after her birthday, and had her come over for a cook out, cake and a few presents.  It was a good time, and she enjoyed it, but we all thought it was really odd when she had…

  • Friday Favorites ~ 8/28

    I’ve been wanting a smart phone for a long time.  Me being such a techie person, it’s one of the last toys I’ve really wanted.  But budget constraints have made it impossible to get one.  I started saving all my extra money for the past year, and then my mom gave me a real nice birthday present last week of some more money, and that put me over the top.  I could finally get a smart phone, and not the cheaper one I was thinking, but a nice Samsung S4.  We don’t do contracts for cell phones, and I didn’t want to make monthly payments, but was so thankful I…

  • Simple Woman’s Daybook ~ 8/23

      FOR Sunday August 23rd Outside my window…Almost blue, clear skies, meaning the smoke is starting to clear.  We have fires all around us.  Nothing that is close enough to cause us any problems, other than the smoke.  We are in a bit of a bowl and when there are fires all around us, the smoke tends to settle around us.  It’s been pretty bad lately, but it’s looking clearer today.  For that I am thoroughly blessed. I am thinking…That I can’t believe school has already started.  We’ve had our first full week of school, and it’s gone great.  Paulie only has a couple of courses, so it makes the…