Thursday, June 30, 2011

Monthly Memories-June

Oh my... already here again! 
The end of the month comes so fast!
Here are our Monthly Memories!!

Fly an Airplane
Flying Airplanes at the park
  Make Popsicles
Frozen Raspberries and Juice

Break the Raspberries apart and add juice

Beautiful and delicious!

TRES dresses herself!

Eat Homemade Ice Cream

TRES starts Ballet

 a family picture
I do have more pictures to look through...
I will update later!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

{pretty, happy, funny, real}

round button chicken

~capturing the context of contentment in everyday life~
Frozen grapes...a summer MUST HAVE!

picture of all the kids...toes


Someday...his daddy's watch WILL fit him!

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Wednesday, June 22, 2011


I made one today with tree supports and rope. 

It's not very long.

It's not very sturdy.
But it works...
and I love it!!
A Clothesline Poem
A clothesline was a news forecast, to neighbors passing by.
There were no secrets you could keep when clothes were hung to dry.
It also was a friendly link, for neighbors always knew
If company had stopped on by to spend a night or two.
For then you’d see the “fancy” sheets and towels upon the line.
You’d see the “company tablecloth” with intricate design.
The line announced a baby’s birth, from folks who lived inside
As brand-new infant clothes were hung, so carefully with pride!
The ages of the children could so readily by known;
By watching how the sizes changed, you’d know how much they’d grown!
It also told when illness struck, as extra sheets were hung;
Then nightclothes, and a bathrobe, too haphazardly were strung.
It also said, “Gone on vacation now,” when lines hung limp and bare.
It told, “We’re back!” when full lines sagged with not an inch to spare!
New folks in town were scorned upon, if wash was dingy and gray,
As neighbors carefully raised their brows, and looked the other way…
But clotheslines now are of the past, for dryers make work much less.
Now what goes on inside a home is anybody’s guess!
I really miss that way of life - it was a friendly sign;
When neighbors knew each other best by what hung on the line.                ~Anonymous

 Happy Summer!!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day

Happy Father's Day Cookie Man!

Cookie Man and his "crumbs"!
A truly rich man is one 
whose children run into his arms 
when his hands are empty.  
~Author Unknown

Thursday, June 16, 2011

{pretty, happy, funny, real}

This is my first time to join

round button chicken

~ Capturing the context of contentment in everyday life ~

I decided to post about my cousins who came from North Carolina!
I'm so happy they were able to join us for QUATRO's baptism!

Sisters...I can't think of anything else prettier!!

QUATRO with his God Parents


Seeing the Grand Canyon for the First Time

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Celebrating Pentecost

50 cent "Holy Spirit" garage sale find
Quatro's Baptism Invitation (made by moi!)

 Food cooked "Over Fire"

BBQ Ribs & Chicken
Layered Salad
Fruit Salad
Texas Baked Beans
A Family favorite
12 Fruits of the Holy Spirit Salad
Pentecost Cake
  • Large Candle in Center - represents Christ our Light, who promised to send the Holy Ghost.
  • 12 Birthday Candles - represent the 12 Apostles and the tongues of fire.
Irish Cream Liqueur Cake
Fruits if the Spirit Cupcakes
Tongues of Fire-Hot Tamales
White Chocolate Covered Pretzels- Holy Trinity
Chocolate Chip Cookies
Brownie Bites
Red Vines
Red Velvet Cake
more YUMMY treats!

Getting Ready to blow out the candles with a "mighty wind"

Take Home Favors- Springerle Cookies printed with a Baptism Mold
An extra special reason for our Pentecost Celebration

Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful
and kindle in them the fire of your love.
Send forth your Spirit, 
And You shall renew the face of the earth.

Much Inspiration:

QUATRO's Baptism

QUATRO was baptized today!

QUATRO was named after my dad and my uncle who has passed away.  
We asked his daughter (my cousin) and her husband to be his God Parents and of course, they said yes.
They traveled all the way from North Carolina!

Getting dressed
I love this picture!

A picture with his God Mother
It was a beautiful mass!

Family Rosary

A Family Picture with Father Fred (compliments of a Skittles bribe, the kids...not the priest! ha)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Tea Time!!

We had tea again today! 
Actually , it was "Juice Time"!
 And Cookie Man was home early to have snack with us!!
Cookie Man and Quatro
I put a new sheet over our snack area and 
began to pull things from the yard to set the table!
Building the table
George the Monkey was even there!
Yummy snack!
 Today's Menu
Cream Cheese and Raisin Finger Sandwiches
Mozzarella Cheese
Cranberry-Pomegranate Juice
Quickly they scurried away!

Another tea to attend...