Seventeen blessings that make growing older worth the effort!!...and 2 more blessings since this picture was taken!

Wouldn't it be wonderful if your family were the envy of all your neighborhood? Not because your family had the biggest house, the fanciest car or the very best interior decorator.

The reason isn't that you are the parents of the most beautiful children, you have a "to die for spouse" and you command a 6 figure income.

The fact of the matter is, you don't own a fancy house, your car is a CarMax reject, and your interior decorator is the local Goodwill Store.

Is all of that important? No! What is important is that your family is "The Happiest Family on the Block"!

I will be sharing our secrets that worked with our 6 children, 6 sons and daughters-in-laws and 19 grandchildren! I will share secrets and ideas that we did do and wished we hadn't, things we didn't do, but wished we had, AND things we did do and are glad we got something right!! Hindsight is 20/20 you know!

The "happy family" revolves around:


Raising children





Hobbies- cooking, sewing, crafts, decorating

Making money


Being friends with your grown up children

Being the best grandparents you can be

Etc, etc, etc

Grab a cup of coffee, sit down, relax and let's visit!

My Darling Grandaughter

My Darling Grandaughter

Saturday, April 17, 2010

The "Honeymoon" is over

Even if you don't recognize it, the last 10-12 months since your precious little one came into this world were truely the "honeymoon months". Yeah, there were sleepless night, colic, teething, etc, but between those times you could just love, cuddle and enjoy. Each day brought something new as baby learned and tried new things.
Now, you have an 18 month old who is still trying new things, including your patience! Why is little Jack or Sally suddenly throwing temper tantrums when you tell them "No"? Why are they not wanting to go to bed, eat, play with their toys and numerous other things? Why are they testing the limits on everything? You are pulling your hair out and what you don't pull, baby does! Welcome to the world of parenting 101!

Parenting does not have to be a frustrating venture and somthing to dread. Yes, it is a challenge, but it is up to you as a parent to face it with confidence and assurance that you can do it and do it successfully.

I'll be back.... 


Brandi said...

Hi! I'm your newest follower from Friday Follow! Hope you get a chance to stop by my corner of BloggyLand!

Mr. Thompson and Me said...

Stopped from Friday Follow....and I think you are my new favorite blog! Love it.

Viva la Vida became a happy follower.

G-Zell said...

Happy friday follow :)

Your granddaughter is gorgeous!
Confidence is so important and the key. Hard being a parent

Anita said...

Hello Happy Grandma, Nice to meet you as we say here in the south. :)
Thanks for visiting my blog; I enjoyed your wise comments. I also like your introduction on your blog. You are very blessed.

Debbie said...

Hi there. I'm a new follower from Friday Follow.
Glad to hear you had fun on your trip to the Smokies. I can see them from my house:)

Anonymous said...

thanks for stopping by my blog... I am now following your blog... I love your blog.. Lots of information I can sink in.

Kelly's Lucky You said...

It's so funny, I was at a Children's Museum with my daughter and a friend and her daughter on Friday and we were talking about how "the honeymoon's over" hehehe.

I'm stopping by from Friday Follow - nice to meet you. I hope you'll follow me back here

Debbie said...

You are too sweet! I loved your little opening about all that does matter in life! I hearya sista! Following you back, thanks:)

Jenna said...

Thanks for following from FF, I'm following you back! :)


1 Precious Daughter, 2 precious Grandaughters

1 Precious Daughter, 2 precious Grandaughters
I am blessed!