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Apples

Apples

This was my Christmas present from husband/artist. I just love it !!! It is hanging in the hallway right outside of my kitchen. Everytime I walk out of the kitchen I see it and smile. He is so talented. I love you Michael Frain ❤

Grandpapa & Gabriella

Grandpapa & Gabriella

I love my Grandpapa !!!

Who am I and why am I here ??

Well I am a 50 something wife, mother, grandmother, sister, daughter and friend.  My name is Patti, and I am a homemaker by profession.  I have 3 sons, 1 daughter and 1 granddaughter.  I am married to my best friend for 35 years this year.  I spend my days creating an environment that helps my people be the best they can be.  I have 2 dogs, Bella and Miss Elsa and we have a Mr. Jinx (a tuxedo cat) who lives in the basement.  Someone dropped him off in a bag on a below zero morning in January.  I think I finally figured out who would do that, but I’ll save that for another day.  I really don’t know why it took me so long to figure it out because it was so obvious. But like I said, I’ll save that for another day.  

I am here on this blog today, because I want to learn how to blog.  I have a lot of interesting stories and I want to tell them.  This is 2014 and this is what you do.  I want to learn this technology.  My family is a bunch of artist.  I want to share their talent with you.  My Husband is an amazing artist, who knew.  It’s not his day job but it should be.  My 2 sons are professional ballet dancer’s in Richmond and they are amazing to watch.  My daughter is a nurse.  My oldest, well he’s really talented and a genius (scary smart).  That’s another story too.  So I hope you will follow along.  I started following a blog, and it was really good.  It was very inspiring and I learned a lot.  I love to write, it is an outlet for me.  It helps to process so much of my life.  You can’t keep it unless you give it away.  Image

Merry Christmas

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So this was Christmas morning in our new home. It is our 1st Christmas here. The gangs all here execpt Matthew. He’s still sleeping. Actually there is no food made yet, otherwise he’d be here. It was a good Christmas, alot of food and surrounded by the people I love. I got some really cool presents. The best present was being told I was an awesome mom. I love my family. Being surrounded by them I feel loved and nothing else really matters. Christmas is hope. I think it’s good to be so close to a “New Year” because a new year is really good too !! That is what I really love. A new year, leave last year behind and move forward. It’s all good

Merry Christmas Eve, 2013

OMG am I tired.   Why do I think the floors need to be cleaned they are just going to get dirty again. I guess it looks nice.  Boys should be wheels down, Gabriella is counting the minutes, no literally.  Grandmama it’s 2:33.   Grandmama it’s 2:54.  What time do you think they will be here.  Maybe 3:30.  No, I am sure Midway is a mess today so are the roads.  I love having her around.  She keeps it real.  I remember when I was her age, waiting was agonizing.  She got me to open her present from her and her mom.  It was a, “Build a Bear!!”  They built it to look like a Blackhawk.  I have named it Kaner.  I just love it <3.  Well I just took a break, still have a little cleaning to do so I’ll be back when I have some pictures to post.  Hope I get a video up of the boys coming home.

So  my Gabriella and daughter, Lizzie got me the coolest present.  They did “build-a-bear”.  I have named him “Kaner”!!!  He is so cool.  Gabriella told me how she picked out the bear and all the clothes.  So thoughtful, they know how much of fan I am.  I told her I was going to watch all the games with him!

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IMG_0780So my guys made it home for Christmas. It was so good to see them and have them home. They were so tired. They had 2 shows (Nutcracker) on Sunday and 2 shows on Monday. That was after they had been dancing Nutcracker the whole month of Decemeber and dancing on the road. I know how demanding doing shows is. Let me tell you it is a hard, hard life. I am so very proud of my boys and what they do. I thank God for the beauty they bring into this world.

So we went to Autumn Leaves (Lizzie’s Job).  It is good to go see the old folks. They get so happy to see people..  They just love the little ones.  Matthew and Connor got to see what their sister does.  They were proud of her.  Then we came home and got ready for Santa.   I was cooking as usual.  I alway cook on Christmas Eve.  I made my overnight sticky buns.  I got the recipe from my good friend Cheryl Wilson.  I couldn’t find the recipe or the pan I usually use.  We moved this year and I still have unpacking to do obviously, but they turned out great.  So I am a rock star !!!!  I also am trying a new recipe. It is overnight blueberry french toast.  Got done cooking and went to bed.  It is great having everyone home.  It just feels like a warm bed.  You just never want to get up.  You just could let the world pass you buy.  That is how great is having the ones you love close by.   Merry Christmas