New Bowls

Gwyl and I have been looking for new dinnerware for years now. We are still using the dishes that we bought when we were first married, Pfaltzgraff Yorktown. That was over 41 years ago! We have replaced some of the pieces, but we have really wanted to get a new set. The bowls to this set were all broken years ago, too many bowls of cereal from children. I bought some blue bowls that were fine for a few years, but they are all chipped around the corners. It was very embarrassing when we would have company and I would pull out the chipped blue bowls! It didn’t bother me when it was just Gwyl and I, but company, oh my! We even ordered a new set of dishes from Pfaltzgraff, but when they arrived, we did not like them at all, and sent them back! I finally happened upon these white bowls during one of my shopping sprees. Here’s too hoping that they last for at least a few years!


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Mother’s Day Flowers

Bret’s children brought me beautiful flowers for Mother’s Day. I planted them in my flower pot, placed it on the front porch and added a couple of bunnies to the pot. Every time I walk past my planter, with these beautiful flowers from my grandchildren, it makes me smile!IMG_2883

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Blowing Bubbles

Flashback Friday this week, features Brooklyn and Addison playing together in 2010. Brooklyn would blow the bubbles and Addi would chase the bubbles and try to catch them before they popped. Brooklyn would have been 5 and Addi was 3. Such fun memories!

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More Paw-ty

Bret made this adorable puppy cake for Brooklyn’s Birthday Paw-ty!

It was too cute to eat, but we did anyway!


Beautiful Brooklyn, 11 years old! I can’t believe it! I still remember the day she was born, it seems like just yesterday!


The kids each got to adopt a puppy. They received a Certificate of Adoption and made their puppies a collar and leash.


They also were able to make their own chocolate puppy! It was the cutest!


Addi and Paige gave Brooklyn a Puppy Lego set that was a hit. All the party fun ended as soon as Brooklyn opened that present! They spread out a blanket and started working on her Lego puppy!


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Puppy Dog Paw-ty

I can’t believe that my grandchild is 11 years old! Brooklyn love, love, loves dogs, always has and if she could, she would bring home every dog that she meets! For her birthday party, she requested a Dog Paw-ty and her Grandma Jeannetta put together the cutest paw-ty ever! IMG_2939

Bret was great at pushing the kids in the swings higher and higher. London screamed the whole time, when the swing would slow down, she would beg her father to push her high again, then the screaming would begin . . . again!


The girls practicing their throwing skills. They were throwing beanie baby animals in the puppy chow bowls, each one had a number on them, 10, 20, 30, 40, the one with the most points got to adopt a cute little puppy (stuffed, thank goodness!) of their choice.


The competition between these girls is always fierce! They each wanted to be the first to pick their puppy.


Dinner was, hot dogs (of course!), paw-sta salad, chew sticks (vegetables), chips and watermelon (I can’t remember there cute puppy names, but they had them!) Napkins were, wipe your paws, the drink containers had adorable dogs on them, the back door had puppy prints all over it. Everything was so dog gone cute!

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