Monday, June 17, 2019

Hot off the press......




June has been full and for us, will be full until the last day.  We've been busy having fun and making a lot of memories.  It's the best stuff that life is made of for sure.  And, we've had some gorgeous weather that has been the "icing on the cake."  


Sometimes a little fishing is in order.  But, this particular evening the fish just were not interested in biting.  The girls quickly loose interest when their cork never goes under so it was a short, but fun time.  We so enjoy having this pond a few steps from our patio, it sure satisfies our desire to live on the water.


I took Hanna Beth for her riding lesson last week and I so enjoyed it.  She's been taking a few months and it's one of the few extra curricular activities that she enjoys, in fact, she loves it!  Her teacher is a retired school teacher and has such a winsome way with kids.  Hanna Beth is learning everything from safety, preparing the horse for riding, and the techniques of riding.   I think she looks like a "natural."


Andi Kate did a great job posing by the blueberry bushes for her latest photo op.  Windy is good to make sure they have family pictures done a couple of times a year and this time she chose a blueberry patch for the backdrop.  I can't wait to see them!  Andi Kate is getting so big and getting more and more of that beautiful red hair.


Tommy and I both enjoy playing Mexican Train Dominos and had the opportunity to play twice last week.  That never happens so we got a "double dose" and so enjoyed both opportunities.  Nothing like good fellowship and fun and of course, good food!

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Speaking of good food......I enjoy baking so much and Cowboy Cookies are Hubby's favorite.  So, I made a batch last week and the recipe makes about 10 dozen medium sized cookies and they freeze beautifully.  And, I love having a stash that I can pull from should the need arise.  I don't know if there are several recipes for these but I use the one that Laura Bush made "famous."  They pull up real quickly on the internet just by Googling "Laura Bush Cowboy Cookie" recipe.


Our Lifegroup had a Western and Rock n Roll social last week.  I generally am not into "dressing the part" but I had this hat and boots and just decided it would be fun to wear them.  


It must be picture taking month.  Bridget and her family had their pictures done last week as well and this is one of the boys many shots.  I think it is just about the cutest because of the way Coleman is looking up at big brother Clancy.  And, shortly, they can little brother. ~oh, my~ We can hardly wait to see these two day after tomorrow. 


And, I've been busy, busy making that baby boy a throw.  I have an addiction to making these throws.  I made my first one in March and have now made 10.  Yep! I guess it's a bit like therapy for me and I love seeing the finished product.  I decided that I needed a label to add to them so I had these made by a gal on Etsy.  I had  2 different types made because I am not CiCi to everyone that I may give one too.  This new addiction may explain why I have not blogged as much or read as many blogs. ~just sayin'~

See you when we return from our time with family in Oklahoma.

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!

12 comments:

  1. You and your beautiful family have this summer kicked off so sweetly. The throw is beautiful and mmmmm Cowboy Cookies, yum! Love seeing the girlies fishing! I always fished with my daddy. And the cowboy hat photos are so precious! Hugs on your week!

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  2. Have a wonderful time in Oklahoma! I love your Western wear and all the pictures of the grandkids. I bet your granddaughter will really enjoy horseback riding. My daughter loved it all through elementary and junior high! Safe travels!

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  3. Loving all of the pictures Lea. You look so darn cute cowgirl! I love it that you dressed the part. Such fun. The kids are so stinking cute. That blanket is adorable. I made a few one Christmas for the grands but now that I have 6 grands I need to make them all one! Oh I probably need to get started. Did you make big ones that cover you or a toss one? I will have to see about getting me some labels if I make them each one for Christmas this year. Looks like a fun and busy time. Keeping you young at heart. Have a good week dear Lea. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  4. You look great as a cowgirl! Have fun in Oklahoma!

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  5. Beautiful post, as always. Couple of observations: I'd love to have Andi Kate's hair (better yet, her mother's hair!! Both are so pretty).

    Also, boots make both you and Tommy look taller! I'm sure you had fun at that social.

    And last, I have given up quilting due to shoulder problems. But your fleece blankets are a good idea for a new baby coming to my extended family this Christmas. I may follow your example!

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  6. That little label is so sweet! You look adorable dressed up for your cowboy themed gig...so cute! I hope to have a place like yours someday with a pond and room to roam for hopefully a handful of grandkids!

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  7. What a fun time with the family! I know you are enjoying every moment! We will see you when you return! Have a blessed and beautiful day dear friend, HUGS!

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  8. Looks like very busy June, indeed! I have made my share of those blankets as well...I think I have made one for just about everyone in my family over the years. Easy peasy and oh so warm and cozy! Enjoy the rest of your week!

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  9. You are the cutest cowgirl!!! That baby blanket is absolutely adorable and I love your labels. A true treasure!! Happy first day of summer, Lea!!! XOXO
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  10. How sweet are those tags for your precious blankets. I am so excited for you and your new grandbaby! So fun to catch up on your life :) xoxo ERIN

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  11. You are always such a busy lady with so many wonderful things goin on...and being with grandkids is the best!!! I too have been busy (although I'm not sure what's been accomplished). Taking granddaughter wherever she needs to go and playing lots of card games has taken a lot of time plus helping look after their new puppy. I need a VACAY!!! I'm behind (yet again) reading blogs and writing my own but I did finally get around to posting tonight. Hope you continue to have fun with all those kiddos!

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  12. It sounds like you are having a great summer! I am so glad! I am too, it is just going so fast. I love all of your pictures! Have a great day!

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