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, May 8, 2010

Oh Happy Day! from The Virginia House

This is from my daughter's blog,

As you can see, she has a great writing ability, a rare sense of humor and is a great blogger! She is a wonderful daughter, wonderful wife and wonderful mother to 2 incredibly darling little boys! Do I sound like a proud mother and gramma?
She has a fantastic blog about decorating with a very unique twist. Go check her site and follow. You will be glad you did!

Oh Happy Day!

Hey to you and hey to me
To all the mothers (we're so happy to be!)
I hope the day is full of fun
Some great burnt toast and some eggs well done
Perhaps a flower to rest on your ear
Some sticky hands and a happy tear
Stay in bed till your back is sore
You deserve it after scrubbing them floors
Lets not mention that pile of clothes
The dirty faces and the snotty nose
A Mothers work doesn't ever end
When it does, then we just start it all again
So take a moment to pamper yourself
Or better yet, just let someone else
Don't forget to give your own mother a call
Or she won't let you forget it till sometime next fall
If no one is there to give your back a pat
It's ok to reach around and slap that old back fat



jackie said...

Happy Mother's Day!!!

I have some awards for you.

TheVirginiaHouse said...

Thanks Mom! Happy Mothers Day!!!

Teresa @ ♥ TOO MANY HEARTBEATS ♥ said...

Wow, I LOVE that poem! I will definitely have to visit her blog.

I'm visiting you and following you back from Friday Follow. Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving such a sweet and encouraging comment. I really appreciate it. I hope you will come and visit again really soon. I also hope you and your amazing family have an incredible weekend....and that all the mothers have a very HAPPY MOTHERS DAY! :0)

Many, Many Blessings,

Teresa <><

♥ Too Many Heartbeats ♥

Jasey said...

You came to follow me from Friday Follow and I am already follower! I am so glad you like my recipes and grabbed a button! I have been here before and we had a short discussion about being consistent except when you know you have to change because something isnt working or you have made a mistake:). I also checked out your daughter's blog - beautiful!

Happy Day,
Jasey @ Crazy Daisy

Carrie of Farming On Faith said...

Happy Mother's Day~
Hello~it is so nice to meet you. You have a lovely blog. I am so glad!

Tiffany said...

Happy Mother's Day! I love tg.
Thanks for visiting my blog and following! Nice to "meet" you!

Brenda Susan said...

Following you back! Thanx for coming by!

Peppermint Patty said...

Thanks for following! I'm following you back! :)

Heather @ Gerber Days said...

Heading to your daughters blog now! :) I love finding new fun blogs.... thanks!

Peggy said...

Hope you had a nice Mother/Grandmother's Day!
I had a busy weekend with my daughter's graduation- so it is good to check out your site again:)

fancygrlnancy said...

Happy MOther's Day came from tuesday tag along, new follower!

Holly said...

That is wonderful. Thank you for stopping by 504 Main! I am a new follower here!

Heavenly Savings said...

I am already a follower! I love your blog! Feel free to stop by my blog and enter some fun handmade giveaways!
Happy TTA! Hope to Blog with you again soon!

I♥thesecrazykids said...

Stopping by from TTA. Have a wonderful day!

Peggy said...

Check my blog--you have won another award:)

1 Precious Daughter, 2 precious Grandaughters

1 Precious Daughter, 2 precious Grandaughters
I am blessed!