Sunday, November 22, 2009


I'm sorry that I haven't posted very much lately.  My first born son is now gone back to CA.  He and his sweet little family (my beautiful little Gracie) will be leaving soon for their time in Japan.  Gracie is growing so much and changing every day.  It makes me sad that I won't get to physically see them, but we are HUGE fans of Skype so it will makes their leaving a little easier knowing that I will "see" them again soon.  

As you can tell, I'm working on my blog for Christmas!  I am such a NOVICE when it comes to all this blogging, but I'm having a great time trying to teach myself how to make backgrounds and headers.  I found a great ebook that has really helped me when working with all of this code.  Go HERE to read all about it.  I am still working on the blog design for Christmas so don't be surprised if you come back for a visit and it has changed some.  I expect to have it the way I want within a day or so.  

We had our family Thanksgiving last Sunday.  It was a wonderful time with all my boys, their sweet families, my mother, mother-in-law, and very dear friends.  We will be going to my husband's sister's house on Thursday for their Thanksgiving.  I'm sure that it will be fun, but I can't help but feel like Thanksgiving is over.  Now all I want to do is think about CHRISTMAS.  I have so much to do.........I'm really excited to get the tree and decorations up, shop, wrap gifts, go to all the parties and BAKE!  Be checking back for some really great family recipes that I KNOW you will love.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Why I’ve Been MIA

I am so sorry that I haven’t posted lately.  But I have a very good reason!


MY FIRST BORN SON just came back to the US from his Navy tour (he is a pilot) to the Afghanistan region. 

We’ve had a really wonderful time catching up and had a HUGE Thanksgiving dinner last Sunday.  He and his family leave on Saturday to go back to CA until early December, then they are off to Japan for 2.5 years. 

See you sometime next week!

Be Blessed……Mimi

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


My birthday is in a couple of days and my dear sweet husband got this for me early.  Sorry for the blurry picture quality.  I'm so excited that I was shaking when I tried to take pictures.  She's my new best friend.  I think I will name her Lola..........I'm off to make bread, cookies, cakes and whatever else I can find to make with her.  Oh, well after all it is the holidays, right?