Monday, July 22, 2013

Ta Da !

It's offical
Khloe has turned two!
Gramma did manage to give her Birthday present to her the night before
she actually turned, a mature two.  
I felt she was ready for her own kitchen.
She immediately put the cupcake in the oven and served it to her Momma
 ....Gramma can't stand waiting to give a gift :-)

Went went over for cake and ice cream!
Pa and I presented her with her first bouquet of flowers, she loves flowers.

Wearing Mr. Potato heads glasses :-)
Now that she's two I'm wondering if the amount of photos I take of her will decrease??


What would the point of that be?
In fact soon, you will be inundated with photos of her new baby sister too!

Thanks for letting me share my Sweet Beans with you all :-)  
I realize it's a lot!

Thankful for the most amazing two year old I know
she's echoing in my heart today and everyday!

Saturday, July 20, 2013

The Latest ~

Life continues to get in the way of my blogging time.....
it's always in the back of my mind that I should catch up on what
is going on in the lives of my blogging buddies.
Hubby still recovering from his second shoulder surgery, all appears to 
be healing well....can I get a hallelujah?
Thanks for all of you that prayed about this!

One of my bestest friends taught a craft class at my church,
I put on my big girl panties and jump in with confidence and excitement.
We made personal journals, and it was such a fun experience..
Below is my finished product :-)

                                                    And so the month of July arrived.....
 below are some of our July 4th photos 

 Fun friends!!

My beautiful full of life Khloe and I .

Khloe sampling my Chocolate Bacon Cupcakes

Khloe's Fireworks attire.....

 We took a road trip to attend my great neice Ruby's 5th birthday party and
to meet her new little sister Minnie.
Are they not adorable little girls :-)

Khloe and cousin Ruby

I always love to have sunflowers in the house come July....they ooze happiness!

We gave potty training a go for a couple weeks.
Khloe wasn't quite ready but she felt her baby was......

 Below is a serious conversation between Pa and Khloe regarding
sitting on chairs rather than standing
the battle continues today :-)

We celebrated the hubister's 65 birthday with a family dinner

My son Brian and his girlfriend Brittany....

My daughter in law Katie (carrying baby girl # 2) and my oldest son Mike.

The hubstir and I celebrated our 13 wedding anniversary on the 17th.
His birthday was the 18.
Khloe's 2nd birthday is the 21st
Our youngest grandson Calib celebrates a birthday this month, as does our son in law, 
my brother and myself.
July continues to rush by, just our busiest month of the year!

We are preparing to leave for Montana on August first to attend my family reunion.
I am beyond excited to be with my Mom's side of the family...
Mom's presence will be missed,
though I intend to carry her in my heart and know she is with me, still.
When we return, we will be home for three days and leave again for three days
 in our local mountains of Idylwild where we have rented a 3,000 sq.ft. home.  
Two of our sons, our daughter and their families will be joining us, I can't wait!!

Our newest grand daughter will be arriving in late August,
 things are about to get a little bit busier!
Leaving you feeling so blessed in life,
and so excited about my future.
it's what echos from my heart today.....