Sunshiny Sunday #4

Here are three things that make me happy, bring me joy, and keep me positive:

1) Giving blood in a blood drive….before and during: NO! That does not make me happy at all. I really don’t like giving blood. But…after I am done, I am so happy that I have contributed to someone else’s health and happiness.

2) These 5 beauties give me so much joy! They took me out for my birthday to a new restaurant…delicious! And a very needed gift that I would have procrastinated on doing myself!!  They are so smart :)

3) My little cutie in all her glory:

rocking her sunglasses

driving around in her 'ride'

checking out her 'kicks'

:) :) How's that for a pose??? Ha, Haa!!!

Loving my life….find the happy in yours and enjoy it!!

Happy Parenting!

D and C

95 and sunny…

The 95 refers to this lovely lady who had a birthday while I was in Florida last week…. as in years old, not quite the temperature :)

Happy Birthday, Mom

lookin' good Mom!!


…and with her new great-granddaughter

Now for the sunny….I spent time in sunny Florida with my TLG buddies…so much fun!!

lots of friends…

lots of restaurants and beautiful skies…

We were lucky enough to see the launch of a SpaceX rocket to resupply the Space Station…

Cheers to all!!

Happy Parenting,

D and C

Happy Birthday, Scott!!

Happy Birthday to my sweet Scott!!

What a wonderful person he is…I am so proud of him, in all ways…he is kind, strong, helpful, caring, and especially a fantastic husband and new father!!

…as a little one..

and again…


And with his little one…

so sweet…

Love this guy so much!!

Do you think his little sweetie looks like him???

Happy Birthday, Scott!! I love you lots!!


Happy Parenting,

D and C

Family Love

Family….children, granddaughter, birthday= LOVELY!!

What a special day for me…I got to spend time with this little beauty:

…with her puppy:

loving her ‘monkey’… :)

It was so much fun, and then there was more!!! Little darlin’ was all dolled up to go out to eat with us:

Not only did I get treated with dinner at my favorite spot, but I also received gifts that I love…I didn’t need them, but I did want them…if you ask I’ll let you know what they were ;)

Sweet little one was wide awake for the 20 minute ride to the restaurant and then promptly fell asleep for the entire dinner…she has the BEST manners :) )

Back home for more hugs and snuggles before I headed to my house for the night….want to know what I thought of the day???

PERFECTION!!!  All the people I love the most….I’m still in a daze of blessings!!


Happy Parenting!

D and C

Shan’s Birthday…Twice!

We celebrated beautiful Shannon and her birthday twice during the last week….and she’s definitely worth it!!

…at her house with the guys in her life…

her brother

her dad

her grandfather

and her newest guy :)


lots of fun with family and toasting!!

my boys!

and my girls:)

Day #2…out to dinner at Shan’s favorite restaurant….we all love it too!!

cute, huh?


Happy Birthday, Sweet Girl…love spending time with you:)


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



Happy Birthday, Mom!

Busy, busy mom….hanging out with Carl and hanging out with me…as beautiful as always!!

She is pretty amazing…living by herself, driving (and safely) to  lunch or dinner or church or shopping, socializing with her Cocoa Beach friends, still lots of energy. She is still not really telling her age…but I think that I can at this stage since she should be very proud of it!!!   Shhhh…..94!! I told you she was amazing:))

Happy Birthday, Mom! Lots of Love!


Happy Parenting!

D and C

Happy Birthday, Scott!!!

Happy Birthday to my sweet Scott!!

Hasn’t he always been adorable???

Love my boy!! Have a great day, Scottie!

Happy Parenting….(always with my boys)

D and C

Super Saturday #35

Hurray for Super Saturday #35…

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) a first birthday for a little cutie-patootie

2) celebrating my birthday with my favorites:))

burger for me, not the mussels..Cadieux Cafe

with these two lovelies...

and these two lovelies...


3) another quote from my bag of tricks:

“Tell the negative committee that meets in your head to sit down and shut up!”

It’s so easy to listen to that committee instead of setting up your own positive committee. Try, try, try…… :)


Happy Parenting!

D and C


Memories for Dec. 4th

My honey’s birthday would have been today…lots of lovely memories to keep me happy:)))

Lovin’ the happiness that memories make:))


And my sweet friends gave me this beautiful arrangement to ‘celebrate’ F2′s birthday….aren’t they the best??? What a nice surprise!!

Happy Birthday to my hubby!

…and Happy Parenting to you,

D and C