Friday, January 18, 2013

Friday Fragments

Mommy's Idea

A few Friday Fragments..........always fun to share the week's fragments............

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When the Christmas decor came down the Mardi Gras decor went up.  It's quite funny that I love Mardi Gras decorations and I have never, ever been to Mardi Gras.  It is not even a desire of mine to attend and certainly not in New Orleans.  I think it is likely a bit to rowdy for this Southern Gal, but I do love the colors and I do love me some King Cake.  And, Mardi Gras is such a Louisiana "thing."  So, we are decked out in our purple, gold and green.

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One of my first projects each new year is to get my past years blog printed in book form and finish my photo album.  I have done both and that makes me so happy and I couldn't be more pleased with either.  I use Blog2Print for printing my blog and it always turns out nice.  I do hope it is something that my children will enjoy when I am gone. ~smile~  And, I do two photo albums each year and have always used Shutterfly  but I am currently looking at other options.  Not because I am not pleased, just because there might be something even better out there. ~grin~ I work on my album as I go along because I think it would be way too overwhelming for me to do it when I had bunches and bunches of photos.  I do better when I only have a few at a time, but to each his own on that.  I'm just so glad that I no longer have to fool with the big bulky photo albums that take up lots of space and are not even cute.  Digital photography has opened up so many avenues for photography.

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 We are enjoying sort of a surprise visit from Hubby's sister and her husband this weekend.  Hubby's Aunt passed away this week and they came in to attend her funeral.  We always enjoy their company, so for whatever reason they come, we're glad to have them.

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I had such a good time with this great group of young gals this past Monday morning.  They are the MOPS (Moms of Preschoolers) group at a church not far from here.  I did a little mini presentation for  them on organization.  There were 21 present and I couldn't believe it.  It was the coldest, rainiest, nastiest morning, but they were out in grand style. I imagine the average age of this group was about 30 and since I am twice that age, it was a bit humbling for sure.  But, hey, doesn't the Word say that we "older women" should mentor the "younger woman." I was being obedience. ~big chuckle~

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My little Princess is with my today and that always makes for a very special day.  She is such a little lady now days and seems to be growing up before our very eyes.  She loves to dress up and her Mom has gotten her all kinds of the cutest dress up clothes to play with.  Some days she is a Princess, some days Snow White and some days a ballerina.  Whatever her mood is, she likely has a outfit to match. 

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And, can I just say that we are enjoying  sunshine here in NE Louisiana and we are some happy folks! 

 
Lea
Lea

Hi there! My name is Lea. I've been wife to the best Hubby for 44 years....Mom to a son and daughter....CiCi to 4 precious Grans....lover of family and friends....enjoy laughter and a good time....shopper....picture taking maniac....maker of delicious fudge....organizational enthusiast....memory maker....Southern Belle...and most importantly.....a Child of the King! Welcome to my little corner!

14 comments:

  1. I should decorate for Mardi Gras. That sounds like fun!

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  2. Good morning! I am in the process of putting together my books for the year too. Your soo right. Soo much better than those big bulky photo books....or in my case the boxes and boxes of pictures...wish I'd done this all along. Love your decs! Enjoy your day!

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  3. I bind my blog too. I really should to the albums too, since my scrapbooking has kind of fallen by the wayside.

    Have fun with your girl...I'm enjoying mine : )

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  4. Love the mardi gras decor! I have no desire to go, either. I have to remember to order my King Cake! :)

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  5. That's neat that you decorate for Mardi Gras! I've not ever heard of doing that but I imagine lots in Louisiana do that. The colors are pretty! I like that you print your blog each year! That's a great idea!
    Have a great weekend!

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  6. My daughter in Mobile is so excited because they're having a BIG Mardi Gras parade there on Feb. 1st...her 21st birthday! She can hardly wait! I've already printed 6 blog books and will soon work on my 7th. I'm doing them solely for my girls to have when I'm gone. Enjoy your granddaughter...have a happy weekend!

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  7. I always enjoy your posts! Wish I could have heard you speak at MOPS. I need to print my blog!

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  8. Since I made "true confessions" on my FF post today, I'll make ANOTHER TC here in your comments:

    I had never heard of and had no clue what Mardi Gras WAS until I was well into adulthood - - - possibly even in my 40's. I still rarely hear it mentioned up here on the frozen tundra.

    Seems strange it could be SUCH A BIG DEAL in Alabama and Louisiana, and not even mentioned up here.

    Oh, I KNOW from my years of blogging now that it is a HUGE deal down there.

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  9. I had no idea people decorate for Mardi Gras. That's awesome!

    Binding your blog is a great idea. I'll have to check it out.

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  10. Your Mardi Gras decorations are gorgeous! I've never been either and I don't decorate for it because I just done really enjoy decorating.....there I've admitted it! I print my blog too and use Blog2print.....do you ever find their site confusing? It's probably just me, but I have a heck of a time with the site but the books do always turn out nice. I wish I had started using your photo book idea of doing it along all year. I have used shutterfly a lot and also snapfish. I like the flip books and shutterfly doesn't carry them anymore.

    How wonderful to get to spend time with your grands! Mine all live a distance away from us.

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  11. love your pictures I love to decorate for different times of the year
    come see us at http://shopannies.blogspot.com

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  12. We have a Mardi Gras celebration in Philadelphia but I never go, too many drunks:)
    I am so behind with my albums, I use snap fish.You are right it does get overwhelming if you fall behind.
    I love the Mops moms:)
    Havea blessed weekend.

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  13. I'm sure you were a great blessing as an "older woman" for the MOPS group.

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  14. Thanks for the reminder of making a blog book. Just finished mine! Oh, and great tip on the photo books. I have a couple of years to catch up on and it is seeming overwhelming, but when I finish those years I'll remember your suggestions.

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