Saturday, October 31, 2015


I have some pics!

The first ones are of earlier this week, but I'll let them count as my Halloween pics for now.
They are of my twin's grandchildren, whom I ADORE!!!
Are they not fantastically cute?!?

Here are nephew Rob's children tonight...
Oh my. They're fantastically cute, too!!!!

[All of the above pictures I stole from Facebook.]

These next pictures I took myself...
That's Princess Leia with Will and Bailey.
The Princess was ready to go get some treats.

So we went to get some treats!
(I showed great restraint by not reaching in and grabbing something.)

I know those were A LOT of pictures,
but well, it's NELL, (uh, PRINCESS LEIA)!!!


By the way in my recent poll, Darth Vader won
(as to who would you rather be on Halloween).
Minion came in second.


I have another poll up (upper right).
Please vote, if you can!!

Friday, October 30, 2015

YOU HAVE TO SEE THESE PICTURES!!!... and you'll get to know Maria Garza, too!!

Here is Maria Garza...

She's dressed up as "THUNDERSTORM"... and she won first place in the Halloween costume contest at her job (no surprise)....

Here are some of the other contestants...
He's a Hebrew National hot dog!!
(Now that's clever.)

Here's Da Breakfast Club...

Here's Mary Poppins...

Ah, here are some Minions...

Here's a cute clown...

And here's a pretty cutie...

And here's an interesting group....

Oh, and here's Johnny Football...

There are more pictures I could include... but I have to stop somewhere.
The only person I know of those creative folks is Maria (who, I repeat, won first place!).

So how do I know Maria??

She's on the music team (and I looked and looked for a picture of her helping lead worship and, well, I guess I'll have to have my camera out the next time she does it).

She's also been to India with the Bear Valley Group...
(She took a bunch of good pictures in India, but since she took the pictures, she wasn't in them.)
Oh, here she's in one...

She's also great at decorating tables for the Bear Valley Ladies' Tea each spring...

Here she is with her daughter, Lizzy at one of those teas...

And she's an artist...
That's just one of many art works she's done.

 Oh, here's another...


Oh, and we have something else in common (besides Bear Valley and music)...
I had those same glasses when I was in the seventh grade!!!
Actually, mine were clear on the bottom, but my twin's were JUST LIKE THOSE.

Well, I started this blog post with the sole intention
of showing you Maria's clever first place award-winning Halloween costume...
and then I just couldn't help but tell you about her.

Oh, here she is with her husband one Christmas...


Well, I'm going to have to stop.  I could just go on and on.

I'll (almost) close with this pic...
Isn't Maria beautiful?
And it is definitely an inside/outside beauty.
So now you know Maria!!!

Now I'll close...
with this pic of her makeup for that Thunderstorm costume...
Wow. She's even pretty there!

I must close this post.

I have enjoyed blogging it.

Thanks, Maria, for being such a wonderful person...
and congratulations on the best costume award!

I do have a poll (upper right) that is about to close.
Please vote if you can.
(You might not be able to if you're using your cell phone...
so you need to go to your computer, okay?)

Happy Halloween!!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

I love these folks...

I'll start with Shiloh ...
He's very arthritic, BUT when he smells my perfume after I've come up the stairwell before him and Sam (who have gone for a walk) he RUNS up the stairs... he's so excited to see me!!  Awww...

He's really happier than he looks there.

On Sunday afternoon, we went to see Mother.
'We' means Sam, Nancy, Will, Bailey and Nell...
Nell loved being with her Nana.

She rocked Nana.

And let Nana fix her hair...

And she cuddled with her daddy...
(Nana gave her the little pumpkin bag filled with goodies.)

Then she cuddled with both of her parents...
I just adore those folks.

Nell also gave us all several hugs each...
but my camera forgot to get out of my purse to capture them.


Earlier in the week I went to a home-school session of Caroline and Andrew...

Wow. They are learning so much!  And they so enjoy it!

Here Andrew is showing me where some ancient sites are.
He is so smart.
AND he's athletic...
There he is ready to play a lacrosse game!

His little sister was there with her big Wink.
That kitty wink is named 'Pitch', after a black cat the Huffmans used to have.

Here's Anna using her wink-pillow to relax at the lacrosse game.
Those big winks are great pillows!

You can order some HERE.
In closing, here's a quote I like...

"When you look at your life,
the greatest happinesses are family happinesses."
~Joyce Brothers

Oh, I have a poll up (upper right).
It needs some votes!

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Trivia Tuesday (and 3 cute granddaughter pics) ...

Jupiter is bigger than all the other planets in our solar system combined.

TOM SAWYER was the first novel written on a typewriter.

The name "Jeep" came from the abbreviation used in the army. G.P. for ‘General Purpose’ vehicle.

Intelligent people have more zinc and copper in their hair.

(I don't even need to pluck some of Sam's hair to know he's got lots of zinc and copper.)

The national anthem of Greece has 158 verses.

This little girl will have a little brother within the next week....

I have many more family pics to show you, and I will soon.
In the mean time, here's some more random trivia...

The world's first rodeo was in Pecos, Texas, July 4, 1883.

It takes about 142.18 licks to reach the center of a Tootsie pop.

 Speaking of that, Tootsie Pop didn't get any votes in my last poll,
as to which candy would you rather have in your Halloween bag. 
Snickers won, with Peanut M&Ms coming in second.
(I voted for the Peanut M&Ms.)

In the poll before that, Roller Coaster won, as to which theme park ride do you like most.
(I voted for Tilt-A-Whirl.)

I have a new poll up (upper right).
I hope you can vote on it!

Here's who you need to know...

My nephew-in-law ... he is the amazing John Huffman. And he is running for Mayor of Southlake, TX!!    John is married to my dear twin Pegg...