The Winner Takes it All

One of my favorite groups, who knew they were Scandinavian…Actually Stockholm, Sweden. One of my favorites of ABBA, and I saw the Musical, “Mama Mia” …. Enjoy 😉

The Winner Takes it All

Sneak, peek @ Monday’s Masterpiece…The Painter working on, “Cool Hand Luke.”

Happy Tuesday


Happy Monday…Today’s prompt is,“Love Song from your tweens.This is a love song, but not between two people. This is a love song to a time, an artist. It definite speaks to my soul…Now I Understand, enjoy..

The Potato People


After attending the Van Gogh Virtual Art Exhibit, it was a painting he needed to paint…

Below are a couple of more his interpretation’s of Van Gogh’s paintings…Sunflowers


Van Gogh’s virtual Art Exhibit…He’s happiest when he’s near the painting’s !!!!

#Love is in Da Blog

Happy Friday … Hoping for a warmer February <3 Today the prompt for #loveisindablog, “Ukraine or country’s w/turmoil. I don’t keep up on those kind of war troubles, that is just not where I get my joy and music is my Happy Place. The song for today is performed by Ed Sheeran and Andre Bocelli, and they are both from countries (England & Italy) so I’m thinking that counts. I love, love, love this song and they do it so well together. Enjoy This is, “Perfect.”


My favorite line in the song is is, “We were just kids when we fell in love.” We were and it’s been an amazing journey, not perfect but it’s as close to perfect as you’re going to get !!! I love you husband <3 …

How do you like me now…

That song title says it all for me 🙂 !!!!

I just had to put this song up b/c I really love it !!! Please say a prayer for Toby Keith that he will over come all of his health issues and get back to doing what he does so great…We love you <3 Prayer’s

How Do You Like Me Now !!!

#Love is in Da Blog

This is our first song !! I still sing it to him and it still kind of annoys him but he’ll give me that wink and I know he’s right where I’m at !!! It’s a great life waking up with him next to me all the time <3.

Your Still the One

Our first dance as Mr. & Mrs…

Oh yes, did I mention he is an amazing artist (not his day job) b/c we didn’t want to be starving artist and trust me that is a true thing…This was at one of his show’s with an oil painting he painted. Name of this one is, “The Jazz Piano Player.”

Okay that’s all for now…and yes he’s still the one and will always be !!!! #Love is in Da Blog !!!

A couple of more pics, one of him which I’m pretty sure was when I first met him (I was 16) and he was a college boy and I said to myself that’s the guy I’m going to marry…True Story

and this next picture was one of us when we were younger. I just always liked the picture … Our boys were professional ballet dancer’s and we had just come from one of their shows when they danced w/Joffrey in Chicago. Time’s were grand, b/c everything is beautiful at the ballet 🙂 …

So I guess I need to put up one more pic of the boys at the ballet 😉 …These are pics of our 3rd son when he danced Cinderella as the Ugly Step Sister, and I’m thinking the last one was the Nutcracker and just a random one that I like…

I can’t leave out our youngest and his beautiful wife who were both professional ballet dancer’s. They are now the proud parents of our 7th grandchild…

Connor & Missy/Romeo & Juliet …

Our Beautiful Granddaughter…

It’ noon so I better get busy with my housework and laundry…It’s been fun going down memory lane with y’all…Stay warm and safe, it’s crazy cold around here 9 degrees below zero !!!! Let February be warmer…Blessings #loveisindablog

#Love is in Da Blog

Okay I’m in and do I need this today. Me and the husband have been together for 46 years, OMG (he married me when I was 12 😉 ) …. I just always say that so you don’t know how old I am, but let’s just say I’m not rocking the 60’s so much. But whatever. Me and my guy have been through so much in those 46 years, 43 of them married. I was injured in a car accident, traumatic brain injury (Coma for 5 weeks), paralyzed on the left side. The anniversary coming up on Feb. 7th. #Love is in Da Blog

We lost our son Sean Patrick at 7 months. This is my way as his mom to let him know he changed the world the day he was born and my way to honor him as he was truly loved and his handprint is on our heart forever <3

I’m not going to into all of our crosses, but we carried them together and went on to raise 4 more kids and have been blessed with 7 grandchildren. This year we will be celebrating anniversary #44.

We have many song’s that we refer to as our song but our song from the beginning is

I still sing it out when I hear it. I love him to the moon and always will. I’m sure I’ll have a few more great love stories to tell through the month b/c that’s what got us through it all…L O V E <3

I have been blessed with so much love and I have a great family !!!

Here is our other half of the family that are out on the east coast…

These two are getting married this year Y A Y !!! So excited, this was from 2 Christmas’s ago and their dog. Just the sweetest couple and their dog is such an extension of their sweetness…They are both retired professional Ballet Dancer’s…

Gender Reveal, Baby Girl Frain/Aunt Dawn’s, Maryland

These 2 are the youngest. They just had our 7th baby granddaughter. They to are retired professional Ballet Dancer’s too. They danced Romeo & Juliet together and we knew they were going to end up together.

This is our 7th grand daughter, Mom & Dad above…

I’ll have many more stories ahead, make sure to come back and visit. I guarantee they will put a smile on your face and see a family full of love !!! #Love is in Da Blog <3.

This is the year I’m updating a family picture…Get ready everyone, this is going to happen. Time for a new family picture…I love you all <3.

Happy Song Lyric Sunday…

Today’s prompt for SLS is the music genre, “Country”…When I hear country music I think of one of my fav’s Mr. Toby Keith, plus he’s real easy on the eyes 😉 !!! I’m going with “How Do You Like Me Now,” for my SLS…

How Do You Like Me Now

This is a big favorite of mine. It reminds me of when I went to a new highschool my senior year. I’m sure most can know what a cruel adjustment that was. Highschool was a challenging enough to begin with let alone having no friends to hang with. Let’s just say Senior year sucked, (sorry for the crudeness,) but I can’t think of any other way to describe that. I was pretty much alone and jailing it for the entire year. You know crossing the days off til I could graduate. I went for the early graduation doing correspondence courses. Happiest, at least one of them, days of my life when I got that, “Sheep Skin.”

Really song says it all. I was dating the husband during my senior year. He was a Junior at Northwestern University. I wanted him to take me to my senior prom that year so I could stick a finger in the eyes of all of those nasty senior girls who ignored me. No one believed me when I would talk about him, but who cares. Then I saw one of those snotty senior girls (post graduation) in a grocery store working the register. She kept trying to get me to notice her, (probably b/c I had my awesome, handsome college boy with me, and the huge diamond I had on my hand 😉 ) ” I just kept looking at her saying, “Do I know you. I can’t really place the face.” She kept saying, “Remember senior year, I was in your blah, blah, blah gym class & 1st hour.” Me, “Sorry, just can’t place the face.” Knowing exactly who she was.

That’s right, “How do you like me now 😉 “

SoCs & #JusJoJan

When it comes to, “killing two birds w/one stone” you can count it on my participation. That was a very lame use of that phrase, but I think in can work. Sorry Mz. Linda, I tried 😉 …

Back to SoCS…Had a great Saturday, Mani/Pedi and a 9 hour house wake-up. How do you erase your stream of consciousness??? I did though. Husband is still working on Mr. Paul Newman and it’s looking good. I’ll feature maybe on Monday’s Masterpiece. I guess I could sneak a peak at his progress on the painting…This picture was streaming through my consciousness 😉 …

Had leftover Spaghetti & Meatloaf again. It is very delicious to use leftover meatloaf in your new spaghetti sauce. Very tasty and I made some Gooey Sugar Cookie Bar for dessert. House is cleaned and life is just moving along, no complaints from this lady.

I’m just glad I got this up for today…See y’all tomorrow for Song Lyric Sunday. Hope everything is good in your corner of the world. It’s movie night at # thename and if you know what that is then good for you <3 . Blessings Blogger’s for a quiet Saturday evening…


Day is done…I must get out of the January Dumps. So here I am for the January Challenge. The prompt today is, “Phantom”. When I hear that word, I think of “Phantom of the Opera” yes the musical. This is from my old day’s of when I wore the hat of Musical Theatre Mom. It was a fun time of life for me and yes I do miss it. Also a great musical for sure, one of my fav’s. Happy Friday and let’s hope we don’t get a snow storm next week. I mean we’ve come this far with nary a flake of snow, so know you don’t get to make up for lost time next week. Snow go away.


The devil whispered into my ear today, “You cannot withstand the storm.” I looked back at the devil and whispered into his ear today, “I am the S T O R M.”


Happy Wednesday…A little humor to start you day, Blessings Blogger’s

Hump Day…Woot, Woot


Happy Monday evening. I hope everyone had a great day and you got a 3 day weekend !!!! It was raining all day here, a dreary January day. The one good thing I can say about January, and I say it every single day. “We are one day closer to January being over !!!! Y A Y

The kids came over for dinner tonight. It was Meatloaf, Onion Brown Potatoes. Lizzie brought over her corn casserole, it was yummy and I’lll have to get that recipe. I made my Ooey Gooey Cookie Bar Bake that was a nice end to it.