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

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

The Three R's of Life

 The three R's in life.... we all know what they are don't we? We all learned them in school...reading, 'riting and 'rithmetic!!
No, those are not the three R's that I am talking about. The ones I am talking about incompass those three R's, but if you don't have what I am talking about, you won't get very far, or be successful even with the other three R's. Am I getting confusing?? I will explain.
The most important Three R's in the world are....
These three elements of our lives are the foundation for successful living.
Come back tomorrow, let's sit down and start talking about them!


RoseBelle said...

That's right, respect, responsibility and resourcefulness..three important qualities but not so common in people nowadays. These should be taught to kids as they grow up so they can be good citizens to society.

Sharon's New Life said...

Thanks for having such a fabulous blog!
I'm giving you an award and you can find it at
Thanks for sharing all you do!

Crystal said...

Totally agree with the 3 R's. Thanks for the follow - will return the favor.

Peggy said...

This is amazing-I am working with High School students that in return are working with our elementary students on a project called, "Making A Difference." Each month we introduce an asset, and then work with the kids--last month we introduced RESPECT...this month it is RESPONSIBILITY!!! :)
Now it just goes to show you that there are some good things happening around this country of ours!
Thank you for your comments on my blog-it is good to hear from you!

Mommy Gator said...

Returning the follow! I love the intro to your blog! I am for sure already hooked! This post is so great as well! Cannot wait to read more!!

rose said...

oh! so true about the 3 R's.Good post.

karen★ said...

hello! I read your blog intro & I'm so impressed with what you are basing your writings on! I so need advice sometimes from someone who has "been there, done that"; especially someone who has 6 children! (4 sometimes seems so many to me!)
I cannot wait to come back & talk about the 3 r's with you! They seem so inspired...

Happy Gramma said...

Thanks to all of you! I hope that what I say can benefit all of you parents who are coming along behind me

Handmade Jewelry Haven said...

Hi -
I definately like YOUR three 'R's' better!! So true!!
Found your blog on FF, and hope you can 'follow' me too on my blog


Handmade Jewerly Haven

DK's Book Reviews said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I am following back from Friday Follow. You have a nice blog. Have a great day.

1 Precious Daughter, 2 precious Grandaughters

1 Precious Daughter, 2 precious Grandaughters
I am blessed!