Wednesday, December 18, 2013


Baby it's cold outside.

I love when Katie's eyes look like "I Dream of Jeanie" eyes.
This is not the first time I've noticed it.


I will be addressing our Christmas cards today.  I signed the card;

With love,
Patrick and Donna
and their growing family.

This morning I was fretting that it should be 'our' and not 'their'.
Katie thinks their is right.

I hope so.

I don't want to be a grammar dope in front of everyone.


Malachi weighs the same as Matthew did at one year.  Twenty pounds.

Malachi is seven months.

Yesterday when I was buying a lottery ticket (actually three) I picked numbers that meant something to me.

Malachi's number was seven....for seven months.

The only number I matched was his number AND it was the 'power ball' number.

So I actually won the lottery.

One dollar.

He's been a blessing from the very start!

Happy Wednesday!  Wishing you sunny skies!

It's a beautiful day! #U2

Encourage one another,


  1. Gorgeous blue skies! And gorgeous blue eyes :-)

    Not to mention beautiful Melinda.

    Glad the sun is shining in your corner of the world.

  2. Janice10:42 AM

    Malachi reminds me so much of Spencer as a baby, and his number is 7, too. But Spencer weighed 20 lbs before he was 6 months. My giant baby is now tall and skinny. What a lovely pic of Melinda and Malachi. Congrats on winning the lottery!

  3. Anonymous10:45 AM

    Well, apparently I am your number one stalker today. First commenter. he he

    Katie certainly does have the prettiest eyes. All of your girls are classic beauties.

    ...when I was buying a lottery ticket (actually three).... This made me laugh! Congrats on the lucky number! Don't go spending it all in one place.

    I hope you get to see your grandsons soon!

    Sarah P. from it's sunny and windy, windy, windy in Iowa

    1. Anonymous10:47 AM

      Ok, I'm not the first commenter.

    2. Sarah, you and I are always the early birds, yes? :-) Faithful followers are we!!

  4. Farm girl and Swiss Miss. Love you both!

    1. I want to visit that farm. And that Swiss wonderland.


    2. Anonymous1:37 PM

      QLCS road trip! I'm in!! :)

      Mary Z

    3. Heck yeah!

    4. Anonymous9:11 PM


      Sarah P. from Iowa

    5. Anonymous9:15 PM

      If you all come to Iowa I will have to go get some training from a barista to brush up on my coffee and chai making skills. The nearest Starbuck's is over an hour away!

    6. ha! this made me chuckle out loud :-) It could be "BYOC" bring your own cup ... of whatever :-)

  5. She does have Jeannie's eyes. Malachi! My Jacob weighed 19 lbs. 14 oz. at three months old! He liked to eat. ;) I love a big chunky baby.

    The card - I avoided all that and put everyone's name. The photo has everyone in it, even our son's fiancee. He hadn't asked her to marry him at the time so we held off for a few days then added "She said yes!!" to the card after her name. It's one of my favorites.

  6. You ain't no grammar dope, Donna. No worries.

    Katie and have a lot of beauty in your family.

    That second pic is so dreamy! I have always been drawn to whites and variations on tan...almost monochromatic, but not quite. Beautiful.


  7. Anonymous1:40 PM

    I think either "their" or "our" works. When people open your cards, they will be admiring your gorgeous growing family and will not be focusing on grammar anyway! xoxo

    Mary Z

  8. Perfect way to sign your cards!!!

  9. Anonymous6:49 PM

    OK, Katie wears eye liner way better than I do. WOW! What a beauty! Love the pics. Karen F.

  10. Anonymous7:46 PM

    Those eyes (Katie, Melinda and Malachi) and that sky…beauty and blessings from God!
    love and prayers, jep

  11. saying 'their' makes it sound like you have 'people' who wrote it for you. 'our' would be as if you wrote it. But both sound like it comes straight from your home and heart, so it matters not. Love it all!

    1. Lina Lamont: "People"? I ain't "people." I am a - "a shimmering, glowing star in the cinema firmament."

    2. Janice3:18 PM

      I read that in her voice.

    3. Thank you Janice! When I read stephs comment, I heard people in Lina's voice. Clear as a bell.

  12. Yay for pictures and ornaments and Christmas cards! And a yay for grammar, too, although I've been working an end-of-the-year letter for work that has kept me busy for days as I re-work sentences and am just plain all out relieved it has been printed and now in the mail. Whew! NOW I can finally focus on doing all my Christmas stuff.....yup, I'm a tad bit behind.......eyeyiyi!

    Tammy ~@~

  13. Will you still love me if I don't know what 'I-dream-of-Jeanie-eyes' are?

    I have one more session to edit and then I will address cards : ).


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