Mother/Son Dance…

OMG we had the best day ever. Everyone knows wedding’s can be stressful leading up to the day. Traveling, finances, yadayadayda. I must say all went pretty smoothly with the getting there and the stuff. At the rehearsal dinner I asked my son (the professional dancer) what song we were dancing too. He told me, “A Simple Man,” by Leonard Skynard. That night I went home and watched it on Youtube b/c the song was not familiar. It was a good song and I knew I would cry, but that’s just what I do. I’m a cryer …

Fast forward to the reception Mother/Son Dance. I’m not a great dancer but I can hold my own and my son is an amazing dancer so I knew he would make me look great.

I’m just going to post the video and let it speak for itself, but I will tell you I will never forget this moment in time. I have never felt more loved. This was just so amazing !!!!!

This is one of my favorite movies and short story. I use to tell the kids when I die I know I will have gone to heaven if Patrick Swayze is standing there to greet me and we dance to that song. I had no idea this was the song we were going to dance to and there was no rehearsing before we did this . It was a total surprise and I he made me look great.

Thank you so much Matthew for the memory of a lifetime…More wonderful moments of this great day. I have to give a shout out to our new amazing and wonderful daughter. Thank you so much for joining our family and I know you are his person and I’m so grateful for you !!!! I love you Hannah.

Happy Saturday !!!!

It’s a great day…Our son is getting married to his perfect person, lovely Ms. Hannah…Stay tuned for more pics, kind of got the wait going on right now but grateful everything has gone perfect with the travel day and rehersal … Their venue is stunning. I’ll share pics of the venue and the song for our Mother/Son dance. I’m sure I’ll be crying a lot today …Blessings for a wonderful wedding day..

Song for the Mother/Son Dance

I’m just happy the dress made it out here safely…

Mother of the Groom

Happy Thanksgiving…

Busy, busy, busy this weekend. I don’t usually go for the Black Friday sale thing but the deals were just too good to pass up. We had the Gabriella and the, “Littles” (that’s our name for the two youngest of the granddaughter’s”) for Thanksgiving as mom was working. She’s a nurse so they always are working one of the big holiday’s and she picked the Thanksgiving straw 😉 ... Let’s enjoy some music while we look back over an amazing Thanksgiving Holiday …

I didn’t cook this holiday (which is fine with me). #1 my kitchen is no where even close to set up and #2 still waiting on our new furniture which is not going to be here til sometime in December and #3 it’s just so much easier to go out to a nice restaurant and have someone else do the cooking …

All the kids slept over at grandpapa & grandmama’s house on Wednesday night. Grandpapa and Grandmama slept on the couch and the girl’s got our bed. Our daughter told us they just loved our bed. Still waiting for the furniture for our guest room and hopefully by Christmas it will be here and we’ll all get a bed. Not a fan of the couch. They woke us up soooo early. I’ve forgotten the early getting up thing as it’s just been me and the husband for a while. It was all good. Loved seeing little faces in the morning and we got sooo much done..Look down 😉 …

This is what happens when you get up that early …

We decided to go and get some cars first thing on Black Friday OMG…I finally have my own car. I don’t know how to act. I can just go and do what ever and I don’t have to pick anyone up from the train. I have died and gone to heaven. I have been this family’s taxi drive for ever !!!!

I absolutely love, love, love the colors. I can at least find where I parked now 😉 …

We also did some Black Friday shopping w/the Little’s as the Chicago Winter has arrived…Macy’s had some insane great sales on the winter stuff so we took advantage of that !!!

No rest for Grandmama & Grandpapa… Will be traveling out East this week for #3 son’s wedding… I’ll share my “Mother of the Groom Dress” for a sneak peak. More pics to follow of the big day !!!!

Stay tuned !!!! So many fun things planned for this Christmas Season …

Adding one last pic… Winter is here !!!🎄🎄

Love 💕 this

Share Your World

Love, love, this challenge…Thank’s for the Questions

1.  If you can, how often do you exercise every week?

I don’t really enjoy it b/c whenever I exercise, I get hurt. I don’t mean ache’s and pain’s, I mean I really injury something i.e. my neck or back or an arm w/a hand attached to it. Then I’m laid up for a long time b/c as we age we don’t heal as quickly I have found. At least I don’t.

2.  Do you belong, or have you ever belonged, to a gym?

I have gone down that road too many times and had to jump through too many hoops to get out of the contract that I signed. Those aren’t just paper’s saying you belong to the health club…No, no, no they are going to make you pay whether you come or not. I have learned the hard way, so no more signing up to a health club 😉 …

3.  Do you prefer to exercise alone or in a group (ie. aerobics)

Definitely prefer to exercise alone. Walking outdoors is usually by mode of choice when I get the urge to exercise. So I guess alone. I did not like exercising in a class as I felt they were too many show off’s. Not enough of good support and encouragement, just look how cool I am and how awesome my work out clothes are…lol. The husband was a true athlete b/c the only thing that he had on that were cool was very good running shoes b/c that mattered. As far as the sweats, he just would throw on whatever was there. Running shorts in the summer and sweats and a t-shirt in the colder months (Oh that’s another thing he usually ran outside. He is very frugal about the money and did not want to waste it on gym fees, OMG even in Chicago Winter’s !!!) That’s one of the things I love about him the best, he has no aires about him. Very confident man and athlete. I guess that’s where the two son’s get it from b/c they were the same way. Didn’t care about if they had cool work out/dance clothes. Their abilities at what they were doing totally said it all !!!!

4.  Do you enjoy it or feel it’s something you ought to do?

No I never really enjoyed it. I also always ended up catching some kind of virus in there too. So I’m just staying out of those places. The husband really enjoys them so he really benefits from those places especially downtown or on the weekends when he comes home. I guess he’s the athlete in our house. He’s the runner, but our youngest has taken on the running of marathon’s as of late and both of are youngest were professional ballet dancer’s so I guess you could consider them the athletes of the family…They danced professionally for years and attended a performing arts high school so they were always exercising 🙂


My gratitude is right above in these pics…They are only a couple of my big fam…I have 5 kids, 7 grand babies w/#8 on the way !!!! Y A Y. Of course the husband I am grateful for because he is an extremely great guy, provider, friend, lover and someone I want to hold hands with for the rest of my life. 47 years and counting…(we got together when I was 12 😉 )…

Happy November…

So happy that I got my new computer !!! So beautius … I love, love, love it. I don’t even need to go to the Apple Store to set it up. I made an appt. to migrate everything, but I’m sure I can figure it out and that store just annoys me. Too many kids just playing around and doing nothing looking at you like your ancient and have know business using a computer.

Quite frankly I am not to happy with all of this technology as it can be very annoying. It changes every day and gives me a headache. Kudo’s to you Mr. John (one of my follower’s). He’s a music lover and I understand now what blogging really means for my life.

I have to just see how this works now so I’m going to post and see what else I need to learn here. Love y’all and so glad to be back. I’ll put up some pics to see if I still know how that works 🙂 …

Well I got some pics posted of the new house. We’re decorating everything and getting all new furniture. It’s time to enjoy our life. We’ve worked really hard and are so blessed. I say thank you to God up above everyday as everything we have has come by his grace. I pinch myself too b/c it’s just so awesome. It’s been worth hanging in and staying in the game…Thank You. Blessing’s Blogger’s … I’m going to have a Thankful Thursday

Here is a blast from the past !!!! Now they’re married (our youngest and on Baby #2 !!!). So exciting this is from their dancing days, I’m pretty sure this is, “Romeo and Juliet” Memories are great !!! They are such a beautiful couple !!!!

Monday’s Masterpiece…

I am just going to post this to get this done. Been away for a bit, Life Happen’s. I am just going to go straight to the point of this blog and try to stay on message. Not really a message just getting back at the blogging thing again. Weekend went by really too fast as the summer will too. Very exciting things happening but I will have to get further down the road on that before I share that in a post.

Had dinner at Grandmama’s on Sunday (that’s me). I decided to cook every Sunday and it’s an open invite. No pressure. Here’s a quote taken from the movie of, Field of Dreams. “If you build it, they will come.” (I’m thinking that is the movie.” So I said that, “If you cook it, they will come and if they don’t you’ll still have an amazing Sunday dinner.We grilled Hamburger’s & Hotdog’s, my amazing homemade potato salad, baked beans corn on the cob. The weather cooperated and grilling out is always easy. Desert of course was a quick trip up the street to Dairy Queen. Daughter Lizzie never forgets to remind me of what I said. Thanks, Lizzie 😉 I think.

And the Masterpiece the Artist is working on is looking good…

I also came across a real pretty picture of Mom. She went to Heaven. She was my person, and I’m trying to get back to life. She would want me to do that, so I’m going to do that.

I’m going post this just to get going. Morning is slipping away as they always do…Happy Summer PS…I’m working on my summer journal and will share the fun of that and of course still working on Mz. Serena. Man , I have been gone for way to long…

Happy Song Lyric Sunday !!!

What a great prompt, Disco. Probably my favorite music b/c I love to dance and I was in that generation totally. My husband of 44 years was not into disco at all and it almost ended our relationship. Thankfully it did not. I just went dancing with my brother-in-law, RIP and it was good b/c he (the boyfriend/husband) wasn’t jealous at all because he was married to my oldest sister.

Thanks so much for a great prompt this Sunday, Mr. Jim…I’m all over it and I’m definitely in for this SLS

My song for today is one of my all time fav’s of the disco era. Macarthur’s Park by Donna Summer. That song gets me dancing and singing. Been so long since I even remember this time in my life. Then when I saw the prompt for today, I knew right away what song I was going to choose. The husband likes Richard Harris‘s version of the song. I like the disco version better…

MacArthur Park

MacArthur Park

Song by Donna Summer

Spring was never waiting for us, dear
It ran one step ahead
As we followed in the dance

MacArthur’s Park is melting in the dark
All the sweet, green icing flowing down
Someone left the cake out in the rain
I don’t think that I can take it
‘Cause it took so long to bake it
And I’ll never have that recipe again
Oh, no

I recall the yellow cotton dress
Foaming like a wave
On the ground beneath your knees
The birds, like tender babies in your hands
And the old men playing Chinese checkers by the trees

MacArthur’s Park is melting in the dark
All the sweet, green icing flowing down
Someone left the cake out in the rain
I don’t think that I can take it
‘Cause it took so long to bake it
And I’ll never have that recipe again
Oh, no

MacArthur’s Park is melting in the dark
All the sweet, green icing flowing down
Someone left my cake out in the rain
And I don’t think that I can take it
‘Cause it took so long to bake it
And I’ll never have that recipe again
Oh, no, oh

I’m going be singing this song all day and doing a little disco dancing too. It’s Sunday, so it’s dinner at grandmama’s house and this will get me pumped to get dinner on. Love singing and dancing whilst I’m cooking. The menu for today is Bowtie Chicken Pesto w/Honey Butter Biscuits and Sweet Peas. I’m also going to put together Blueberry Hand Pies with my new, “Pampered Chef” Air Fryer.

The weather is great, which is kind of boring and it’s not so much fun to watch but my people are coming over and the grand babies will be able to play outside, so it’s all good. I know you should really love a beautiful Sunday like today, but being the weather geek that I am know this is a bore… 🙁 I’ll just remember the crappy days of January and I’ll be grateful for today 🙂 …

Enjoy your Sunday and let’s get ready for Memorial Day Weekend <3 …

Friday’s Follies…

I’m all about music !!! I sing all the time, it will define my day, my moment in time. I attach song’s to the relationships of mine. I’ll hear a song and I’ll remember something in my life and it will remind me of one of my kid’s or the husband. My mom gave me that gift. She loved to sing and IDK how many instruments she could play but I know she played the piano, the french horn and she was the leader of the band w/the hat and the baton. This post is for you mom <3…

This one’s for you Lizzie <3….

This ones for you Matthew…I will always remember you in my kitchen and your dancing, and you loved Michael Jackson !!!!

Last but surely not least I have a couple for you Connor. I remember the AC/DC and the Winter Classic, and the Killer’s. I think you danced to this song and I just loved it. I’m not sure about the AC/DC song, but I do remember “Thunderstruck” and it reminds me of you and our Chicago Blackhawk days …


I love the memories of all of the songs we have made together. These are just a couple of the songs that when I hear I think of my kiddos <3 Love you all, Mom <3 …

These are my people. They are all grown up now, but I have been blessed and it has been an honor to be your mom…

Thoughts for Thursday

I’m trying to post everyday so these are some of my thought’s for today…

Things I never told my kids..

You made me cry a lot.

I wanted the last piece of pie

It hurt

I was always afraid

I know I’m not perfect

I watched you while you slept

I carried you a lot longer than nine months

It broke my heart every time you cried


I’ll close with one of my favorite prayer’s that always, always brings me peace…

Share Your World/May 16th…

  1.  Children aside, do you celebrate your birthday/anniversary or is it just a normal day for you?  Sometimes for my birthday, but always our anniversary…This year it will be 44 years, OMG…He married me when I was 12 😉 …
  2.  Do/did you always give your child a birthday party when they were young? I’m not sure but I know I did do something special. Our Oldest was born on Friday after Thanksgiving. Our only daughter was born 2 days before my birthday. Our 3rd son was born on Father’s Day and the youngest, well he’s the youngest so it’s always a special day b/c he was our last…
  3.  If your child was born on Christmas Day (or a few days either side of the 25th), did they have a ‘half birthday’ in June, two presents/celebrations, or something else?  None of them were born on Christmas…The oldest was born on Friday after Thanksgiving. I remember going to the hospital after I had dinner on Thanksgiving. They told us not to eat after we went into labor. I wasn’t sure if that was what was happening so I didn’t eat any dinner. I was so hungry after not eating all day, thinking that I was in labor. When I got home, I had 2 turkey sandwiches b/c I was starving. I realized I was in labor when my water broke. Then I understood why they said don’t eat (after the fact) when you go into labor. In my defense, it was my first… OMG He was our biggest, weighing in at 9 lbs. 12 oz. and that was before the days of epidural’s…You remember, Natural Childbirth. Right up there with no pain management when you pull teeth. It was not fun.
  4. Would you prefer to give your child a party, or take them and a few friends on a special outing?  Definitely a few special friends on a special outing !!!!

Gratitude…I am just grateful for another day at this thing called life. I am healthy, my people are healthy and I live in the greatest country. Not a perfect country, b/c there is not perfection on this earth. But close enough… Blessings on your Tuesday…

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