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

Friday, March 27, 2015

Amazing Story, Amazing Product

May I share my story? I first heard about Plexus last year and at first was very skeptical! I kept running into posts on Facebook talking about the amazing things that this product was doing to their health, but I was having a hard time believing it. Then one day I read a post from a guy I know and have a lot of confidence in......he was sharing about taking Plexus for a few weeks and his heartburn had completely disappeared. Now, that grabbed my attention! I have had heartburn and acid reflux for years, taking Prilosec and Prevacid every day. I was sick of taking drugs! I decided to try this, still not ready to believe that it would work. I received the product, which is a little one serving sleeve of powdered "pink drink", Bio Cleanse, and ProBio5. Following the instructions I started religiously taking it every day.. After about 2-1/2 to 3 weeks, I was totally off all my meds!!  

Since then, the benefits have continued! My fingernails have started growing! They had become very unhealthy about 3 years ago. Literally splintering, splitting, peeling... they were awful! I am now going to sleep as soon as I go to bed and sleeping thru the night! Oh, joy!! My gums have stopped bleeding when I brush my teeth and my teeth are no longer hurting! No more brain fog.....
AND, my husband, who started taking it about the same time I did, has almost completely stopped snoring! I am talking the guy that has had sleep apnea! I am thrilled with what the Plexus products have done for us! Check out this website to find out how this amazing products works in so many ways...and it is all natural!
More later!!

Thursday, March 19, 2015

For those of you who are new to my blog, here is a worthy repost. We all know what TGIF means, don't we? Thank Goodness It's Friday! That is so true, and my husband can really relate to that one.... but I found  a better meaning that I would like to share with all my friends! I saw this expression at a very dear friend's house and I might be posting this every Friday for a while.
                                                             Thank God I'm Forgiven!

Isn't that wonderful? We are forgiven! Praise God!!
Have you ever run across someone who personifies  the definition of the word "saint"? I have been following a blog in the last few months, written by a young woman who is that person. She has all the odds stacked against her and yet she radiates joy, love, peace, faith and tranquility is the middle of the most devastating circumstances imaginable. She is dying of cancer. She is a wife, a mother of 4 little ones and above all, she is a follower of Jesus Christ! This is one of the most uplifting, soul searching, heartbreaking blogs you will ever read.. I really believe her faith would move mountains!  If you have time, spend a few moments reading what she has to share.
Mundane Faithfulness@

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

I am back!

Hi everyone! Wow,it is good to be back! A lot has happened in my life, in our family's life in the last few years. I have been very busy....I am still very busy but I am not going to let that stop me! Hang on to your hats and keep checking back because I have a lot to share!

1 Precious Daughter, 2 precious Grandaughters

1 Precious Daughter, 2 precious Grandaughters
I am blessed!