Spring Bliss

What a beautiful weekend!!!

After a loong, hard winter, with very cold temperatures and record-breaking snowfalls…it doesn’t take much to make us smile…but this weekend was perfection!!

The colors of spring in Michigan are amazing…the gorgeous flowers and the shades of green that are not seen any other time…ahhh, love it:))

after being white for too many months.. this is perfect...


Beautiful spring and an absolutely wonderful weekend!

I am so grateful:)))


Happy Parenting!

D and C

Shower Sunday:)

C and S’s first bridal shower was today!!! It was amazing! Shan’s mom is a wonderful organizer, planner, and ‘finisher’! Everything was beautifully done….so much work…thanks for letting me be a part of such a lovely event!


Be ready for photos because that’s just who I am:))

The wedding will be a burlap and lace theme with touches of horseshoes and cowboy boots…so this is all just perfect!

Isn't this the coolest thing ever? Don't you think S's mom could sell these???

and she made this, plus some beautiful plates as gifts!!

true love:)

doesn't show how gorgeous the back of the dress is...but Chad likes it!!

S and her mom!


C with a 'frou-frou' toasting glass:)

folks working on their game cards...

soo cute!

bridesmaids in charge


lots to open!

a beautiful homemade garter ( by sweet Marie, C's babysitter when he was little)


And my favorite….a framed piece with S’s parents’ wedding photo, F2′s and my wedding photo, and C and S’s engagement photo!!…It doesn’t show up here, but it is wonderful!!!!!

smiling lots...ouch:)

S and sister, Al

S and R

my 2 new daughters...soo excited to have them be a part of the family:))

S with maids of honor A and A!

a beautiful bride and her beautiful bridesmaids

happy mama with her 2 cuties!

cleaning up...

Yikes! Lucky kids!

What a treat to be involved in a son’s shower…it was amazing, and we are all so grateful for everyone who took part!

This may just be what parenting is all about…watching your children become independent, loving, responsible people who find other independent, loving, responsible people to spend their lives with….proud mama here:)))


Happy Parenting!

D and C

Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to my sweet mom,


I love you…lots!!

Happy Parenting!

D and C

Super Saturday #42

Hurray for Super Saturday #42…

Beautiful things, exciting things, inspiring ones…I’ll share with you those things that bring me joy and make me happy!


Here are three things that make me happy:


1) being a mom :)

who wouldn't love being a mom to these cute little guys?


all seasons, all the time :)

big brother, little brother...

2) being a mom…. C and S   :)

my beautiful boy #1...

my beautiful boy #2


3) being a mom… my two guys and now my two girls :)

all adorable and all beautiful, inside and out!!


Being a mom is what my life is all about…I love it, I love them! I am soo grateful for all that I have:))))


Happy Parenting!

D and C

So Much Fun!

Our TLG has been celebrating 30th birthdays with the kids of the ‘originals’….you know, the regular kind of ‘old-timer’ birthdays with gag gifts.

Well, this weekend, we celebrated wifey L’s 30th coming up on the 10th of May! She is so cute, and since she’s pregnant (with grandchild #1!!!) people were quite kind to her:))

With a a darling little girl baby and an adorable pup there, we all had plenty of things to keep us busy!

So here for you are just a few !! lovely photos of the event!!

rainbow skewers

raspberry cheesecake muffins

banana chocolate chip muffins

blt chopped salad with corn and feta

grilled ginger chicken slaw


Ridiculous use of Pinterest…all 5 of these recipes…whew, it took way longer than I expected. But…they were all very good:))

birthday girl with the cute baby and the adorable puppy:)

how do we keep these things on our heads???

S practicing reading with the babe:)


a little unsure of each other!

here's a card, birthday girl!

some silly gifts...

leather for the baby :) Grampa Fink would be proud!!!

worn out pup...

worn out kitty...

…but the baby, still going strong:))

M keeping the stairs safe:)


If she could, she’d be singing “Happy Birthday to you, Auntie L!!”


It was a wonderful day, with wonderful people!!!


Happy Parenting!

D and C