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Montage Monday:) A Week in a Peek Celebrating 9 Decades

13 Jun

Family is not an important thing. It’s everything.

~ Michael J. Fox***************

A busy, crazy, beautiful, exhausting, magnificent week in a peek. The highlight was Mom’s 90th birthday on Tuesday and her big party on Saturday afternoon. A wonderful week. A big thank you to all the family and friends who made it so special.

Theme Song Thursday:) Celebrate

18 Nov

“Don’t regret; just celebrate your knowledge and wisdom. Life isn’t about an easygoing sheltered heaven; it’s about living.” 
― Rola Mahmoud


We finally were able to get together to celebrate Sherry’s birthday. We went to Cristina’s Mexican Restaurant for a nice long lunch and lots of girlie talk. Good food, good friends, and lots of fun presents. Girlfriends know how to celebrate.

We all sang happy birthday, and Señora Joplin was kind enough to share her dessert with us all. True friendship! 

Happy belated birthday Sherry. 

Wednesday:) What A Wonderful Celebration!!!

24 Aug

“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.”

~Oprah Winfrey


Yesterday, I contacted my two year anniversary in my new house, and my new life, with my new friends, and my old dear friends. There is just one word to describe the event…AWESOME!!!!

I’ll just let the pictures do my talking. So many good friends!

I received many gifts and cards of congratulations and support. The very best part was all the hugs and kisses. You can never get too many hugs and kisses!

Saturday:) Celebrations and Other Stuff

15 May

“Every day is a good day. There is something to learn, care and celebrate.” ― Amit Ray, Walking the Path of Compassion


My dear friends over at McKinney’s Sweet Spot Bakery celebrated their 3rd Anniversay today. 

Miss Kathy and Miss Elizabth cut the cake together, just  as they’ve shared the good times and tough times of growing a small business. Friendship, loyalty and hard work have been the key ingredients for this recipe for success.
Look at this beautiful cake. It was even more delicious than it looked.

Along with yummy cake, their was live music and singing.

We meet many people in our lifetime, and we visit many places, but sometimes we find that special place where we make those great friends that make very special memories. 

Afterwards, I stopped at the Visitor’s Center to chat with Miss Sue. McKinney is a special place….friends everywhere.


Congratulations Sweet Spot Bakery!!, 


Theme Song Thursday:) Celebrate

22 Apr

Amit Kalantri

“A birth-date is a reminder to celebrate the life as well as to update the life.” 


Not only was it a beautiful day here in McKinney, but it was a great day to celebrate our friend, Lynda’s, special birthday. 

Lynda invited us to her beautiful home in the historic district. I think we spent more time exploring her yard, beautiful gardens, greenhouse, and perfectly decorated historic home.

Lynda is an amazing artist, and she has many friends who are fantastic artists in their own right. She specifically asked her friends not to bring any gifts. Being obedient yet benevolent friends, no one followed directions. She received many homemade, handcrafted and creative gifts. Artists have the best birthday parties.

Look what Kelly made. A spectacular jeweled gecko. 

We all were in awe of Lynda’s back yard. 

A great day with great friends. Happy birthday Lynda.

Theme Song Thursday:) CELEBRATE

8 Jan

“Documenting little details of your everyday life becomes a celebration of who you are.” 

― Carolyn V. Hamilton


Seeing as I already document every little detail of my everyday life, I guess it becomes a celebration of who I am. And you know what I am? I AM LOVED! I even have a bracelet that says so.

My daughter-in-law picked this out for me. (I just love saying daughter-in-law. It’s only been 6 months.) She is so sweet.

Today, I had the pleasure of celebrating my birthday with some of my girlfriends. We went on a field trip to Van Alstyne, had lunch at The Whistle Stop Cafe, and walked around to the various shops. I ate too much, received too many lovely gifts, laughed too much, and purchased too many nonessential items. But HEY, I was celebrating my “29th” birthday! Oops, a couple of those and more.

My birthday isn’t for a few days, but what I love about having so many friends is, I get to celebrate MANY, MANY times. Pretty much all of January.

Lots of presents to open. I’d show them all, but that would take all day. A beautiful vintage whiteware bowl to add to my collection, the heart locket necklace I’m wearing, hand-made soap, stationary, fine markers, a bracelet, a cute plaque, and little cakes, and I’m sure I forgot a few things. Then, Karen bought my lunch, and Sherry gave me tickets and invited me to join her at the rodeo in Fort Worth. I am one lucky Texas girl! 

Sherry and I are going to the rodeo, yee-haw!

We saw this  adorable dog that was dyed these colors. That’s not a costume or clothing. That’s  his real fur, dyed with a natural plant-based dye. So funny!

…AND CELEBRATED OFTEN! Fortunately, I get to celebrate often.

Some very special friends! A very special celebration!

Sunday Sermon and Celebrations

4 May
“Celebrate who you are in your deepest heart. Love yourself and the world will love you.” 
― Amy Leigh Mercree


I’ll be perfectly honest with you. I don’t exactly remember what the Gospel was about today. I think it was something about the evils of the world and temptations, but I was too busy admiring the adorable young children making their First Communion today at Mass. My young friend Landon, the young boy that a bring a little Match Box car for every Sunday, was there making his First Communion. All the parents and friends looked so proud, and the young serious faces looked so angelic. This is such an important step for these youngsters,. The entire congregation becomes one big proud family.


Very serious and proud.

When I went up after Mass to congratulate Landon, His mom requested a picture. My honor.

After Mass, I stopped at Sprouts and Walmart. Note to self: Don’t go to Walmart on Sunday. It was crazy crowded. As soon as I got home, I made a big pot of my roasted corn and black bean salsa to take over to Blynda’s. It was Jessica’s graduation party with a Cinco Day Mayo theme. 

I went for a two hour walk after the salsa was safely cooling in the fridge, then went to the party. Blynda throws the most awesome parties. Many margaritas were consumed.

Everyone loves this salsa. Very easy to make. Ask me if you want my secret recipe. Takes about 15 minutes, most of which involves opening cans.

A few fun friends celebrating Jessie’s graduation. (Far left) a great time was had by all…and NOOOOOOO, I didn’t consume any margaritas. I did have a virgin version, but I DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE! Words to live by, literally.