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Wednesday:) What? Another Birthday?

15 Dec

“Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is you-er than you!”

~Dr. Seuss


Another birthday celebration here in Grandma-land. The little one turned 4, and was greeted this morning with balloons, hugs, kisses and wonderful birthday wishes. Then more celebrating at pre-school, with Mom and Dad visiting. Dinner at PF Changs and a surprise fiery sparkler dessert, followed by birthday cake and more presents at home. Can you say birthday overload?

Happy birthday little one! 🎂

Monday:) More Birthday Bashes with Miss June

5 Apr

“Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.”

~John Lennon


We gathered this evening to celebrate the lovely Miss June’s 80th Birthday. I think she will get to celebrate the entire month of April, as she has so many friends. “June is bustin’ out all over… all over April.”

Susan, Loretta, June, Pat and Linda.
Lots of gifts, good food and fine friends.
Happy, happy, happy birthday Miss June!

Montage Monday:) A Week in a Never Ending Birthday Peek

18 Jan

“Did you ever have one of those birthdays that never seem to end? Me too. I’ll be celebrating all month. Lucky me.”



Just when I thought I was done celebrating my birthday, receiving gifts, calls, texts, and cards… the celebrating just continues. They should change the month of January to Tonuary. It has a nice ring.

Here’s a week in a peek…

Friday:) MORE Friends and Fun Birthday Celebrations

15 Jan

“Just when I thought I was done, more birthday celebrations . You can never have too many birthdays or too much celebrating.”

~Toni Armenta Andrukaitis


Yes, yet another birthday gathering with friends. This time, we got to celebrate two. Sherry’s birthday was in November and we’ve been trying to catch up since November. 🤦‍♀️

We had an awesome leisurely lunch at Palio’s outdoor patio. The weather was great, around 70°, and we were the only ones dining outside. Hmmm, maybe we scared them away. (Not really, the place was pretty empty.)
So much laughter and so many presents.
I’m going to have to get an extra room for all my gifts and cards.

(I keep getting these cute gifts that say, “You are Amazing.” I cant imagine why?)

For an added bonus, the grandkids wanted to FaceTime with Grandma this evening. We were playing pretend Cookie Monster and impromptu karaoke, but we had to make up a song. Except for boys. Daddy got to sing Elvis’, “Teddy Bear.”
Another fabulous Friday and never ending birthday. “Cheers!”

Tuesday:) Time For Another Birthday

15 Dec

“Birthdays are like the candles on a cake. Just when you thought you blew them all out, another one pops up.”

~Toni Armenta Andrukaitis


Well, another birthday celebration today,

This little princess is “this many.” (3)
The granddaughters get to pick what they want to have for dinner for their birthday. Sushi? This three year old loves sushi. Then time for presents and birthday cake.
Another beautiful birthday for another beautiful granddaughter.

Happy Tuesday, my friends.

Saturday:) Some More Birthday Celebrations With the Grandkids.

12 Dec

“How many times can you celebrate a birthday? As many times as you like,”



We already celebrated a birthday last week, today was the joint birthday party for both girls. Then, another birthday in a few days. Yikes, so many birthdays, so little time.

A long fun day.

You know how we sing Happy Birthday, and at the end say…”And many more?” I don’t think they meant all in the same week. 🤦‍♀️

How blessed am I? ❤️

Sunday Sermon and a Special Birthday

6 Dec

May all your wishes come true

And may all your days be bright

Only health and happiness

With sweet dreams throughout the night.



Today, a special little girl celebrated her birthday. We started out with morning hugs and kisses and breakfast. Then, we went to morning Mass at St. Norbert and Our Lady of the Brook. It was a drizzly chilly day, but when it’s your birthday, and you’re a little girl, it’s a lovely exciting day.

Today’s Gospel tells about John the Baptist proclaiming the arrival of the Lord and salvation of man…

Gospel, Luke 3:1-6

1 In the fifteenth year of Tiberius Caesar’s reign, when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judaea, Herod tetrarch of Galilee, his brother Philip tetrarch of the territories of Ituraea and Trachonitis, Lysanias tetrarch of Abilene,2 and while the high-priesthood was held by Annas and Caiaphas, the word of God came to John the son of Zechariah, in the desert. He went through the whole Jordan area proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins, as it is written in the book of the sayings of Isaiah the prophet: A voice of one that cries in the desert: Prepare a way for the Lord, make his paths straight! Let every valley be filled in, every mountain and hill be levelled, winding ways be straightened and rough roads made smooth,6 and all humanity will see the salvation of God.

My take on it… when someone tells you get ready, something great is about to happen, perhaps it’s a good idea to listen.


Now, to the birthday celebration. This sweet princess had a birthday today, and she has been looking forward to this for weeks. After church we went to World Market so she could pick out a special toy for her birthday. Then, we came home, had lunch, played while little sister took her nap, then we started the celebration.

Her mommy made this awesome unicorn cake from scratch, and made the yummy icing and decorated it with all the fancy colors. So cute!

Happy birthday, Princess. Sweet dreams.

Happy Sunday, my friends.

Thursday:) The Girlfriend Birthdays Continue

30 Jul

“When you are lucky enough to have a couple good friends, you enjoy celebrating a couple of times a year. When you have a whole bunch of awesome amazing fantastic good friends, you pretty much celebrate all year long.”

~Toni Armenta Andrukaitis


As you may know already, I have been blessed with a multitude of awesome friends. Not just casual acquaintances, but friends that would go trough fire for you, or give you the shirt off their back. Except for the skinny ones, the shirt just wouldn’t fit me, but they’d offer anyway. That always means a lot of birthdays to celebrate.

Today, we celebrated Karen Thomason’s birthday up in Sherman. We were meeting at The Iron Post Restaurant. Sherri Murphy picked me up, and as we got closer to Sherman, she talked into her phone for directions. She just said, “Directions to The Iron Post.” I said, “Sherri, what if Siri directs you to the nearest iron post on the road and asks you, would you like a rusty iron post or the nearest iron post with a little patina on it.”Then she whacked me on the arm going about 70 mph on Central Expressway. I was being serious.

Girlfriends! (No, we weren’t drinking beer. It was only 11:30 in the morning. We always wait till at least noon.)
Karen loved her presents. Girlfriends think of the greatest presents.
I always try to give a hand-painted or homemade gift. Yellow rose of Texas, also yellow roses are for friendship.
Sherri and I spotted a few cute murals on our way back to the car. Selfie time. I think Sherri is the only friend I know that takes more photos than I do. That’s why we’ve been friends for so long. “Great minds…”
I have wings to soar!
Look at this cool mural. There were several other paintings Of cowboys and cattle and longhorns along the long brick wall.

Great friends, great times, life is good!

40 Years Ago Today:) Happy Birthday Joe

14 Jul

“Do You remember what you were doing 40 years ago today? You would if your first born baby boy made his debut appearance two weeks early and upside down.”

~Toni Armenta Andrukaitis


40 years ago today, I was very busy giving birth to my firstborn son, Joe. Happy birthday Joe. Today, I was so happy that I could spend this special day with Joe and his family and his friends.

Joe’s first born helped grandma make some brownies. Of course, we had to make a funny face first, because that’s what grandma does. (She saw all my funny face brownie face photos on my phone)

My assistant funny face brownie maker.
It was rainy, humid and drizzly most of the morning and afternoon, but cleared up nicely for a perfect evening and birthday celebration.
Happy Birthday Joe.

Theme Song Thursday:) That’s What Friends Are For~Happy Birthday Linda Grossman

26 Mar

“Friendship is all about trusting each other, helping each other, loving each other and being crazy together.” ― O. Henry, Heart of the West


Today, a few girlfriends got together to celebrate the birthday of Linda Grossman, .”WORLD’S GREATEST REALTOR.” Personal blatant plug. She’s the best, and I tell everyone just that. We’ve been friends for a long time and she has seen me through some tough times…”And That’s What Friends Are For.”

Happy birthday Linda!
What a lovely vase. I wonder who painted that???
Fine wine for a fine lady.