Posts Tagged ‘Family’

aprondaysOn the back of this picture is written in my grandmother’s hand “Christmas at D.D. Bellah’s 1933”.  That was my great grandfather’s place somewhere in Texas…I am not sure right of the top of my head the exact location but in Throckmorton County I think.  That is my great grandmother at the far right of the picture in the LOVELY full apron!  But look across the picture…all the ladies have on aprons!

I have been going thru pictures as I have a minute or two and this one jumped out at me!  As did this one:

dessieandchickensThis is my mom’s only sister Dessie.  She looks like a rough customer doesn’t she? She was!  But my love of chickens evidently is genetic!   I am so much like Dessie was.  In many, many good ways and then in some…um…not so desirable ways!  Short fuse, easily distracted…spoiled…but the good things: love to sew, cook, craft, garden…the list is long!  Plus she had a husband like mine…so near perfect it was almost unfair!  Ganky (that’s what I called Dessie) was 3 when this was taken in Fullerton, Louisiana.

Update on Round Robin tomorrow as well as giveaway announcement so stay tuned!

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So we had as many of the kids as could be here over on Sunday for my belated birthday family dinner.  Husband made this wild wonderful pomegranate barbeque brisket and I made the cupcakes and burger buns. I will get the recipe from him.  And I have not forgotten the Smore cupcake recipe…just havent had time to get it posted.  At the bottom of the post is the bun recipe…ENJOY!

The cupcakes were lemon with lemon buttercream (with lemoncello – OMG – yummy) – recipe soon!

AND bestest of all Jessica brought me my birthday present!  Arent they beautiful!!!!????

New handknitted socks…oh and the pictures are all Jessica’s handiwork as well.  Thanks again Jess…seriously, the socks are so beautiful!

Now here is the bun recipe:


  • 3/4 to 1 cup lukewarm water
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 1/2 cups Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 tablespoon instant yeast

1) Mix and knead all of the dough ingredients—by hand, mixer, or bread machine—to make a soft, smooth dough.

2) Cover the dough, and let it rise for 1 hour, or until it’s doubled in bulk.

3) Gently deflate the dough, and divide it into 8 pieces. Shape each piece into a round 1″ thick (more or less); flatten to about 3″ across. Place the buns on a lightly greased baking sheet, cover, and let rise for about an hour, until very puffy.

4) If desired, brush buns with melted butter. Or brush lightly with egg wash (1 egg beaten with 1 tablespoon water), and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

5) Bake the buns in a preheated 375°F oven for 12 to 15 minutes, till golden. Cool on a rack.

NOTE: I made three batches and one batch I substituted 1/2 all purpose for 1/2 cup whole wheat.

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Just thought I would share a little apron love with you this Saturday morning.

You can find it over in my etsy shoppe!

Also, isnt this a find! A very nice copy of American Family Magazine from May 1952.

You may or may not know how much I love magazines from the 50’s and 60’s. This one is just terrific. I will be sharing some of the insides with you in future posts. I meant to post is on Mother’s Day since it is the Mother’s Day issue but somehow let it slip by. When I was uploading pictures this morning to add the apron to my etsy I found the photos of this magazine. I just love the cover!

I am also very VERY happy to report Benjamin was eating a little bit by last night. Some scrambled eggs and mashed potatoes. He has plans for pancakes this morning. AND he didnt have any pain medication yesterday afternoon. I insisted he take a dose at bedtime along with his antibiotic which by the way just might be the most foul smelling (and he says tasting as well) thing I have ever encountered! It is rough!

That’s about it for this morning! Have a wonderful Saturday. OHHH I forgot to tell you Rachel has a Summer job working as a cashier at the local grocery store. She pretty excited. And she starts driver’s ed week after next. My chicks are growing up!

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Words you never want to hear come out of your child’s doctor’s mouth.  This is the third doctor we have seen who said “Those need to come out!” So I suppose that is what we will do. First we saw our pediatrician, then our allergist, now the ENT.  All of them had pretty much the same reaction.  WOW! I have shared a picture with you but just in case you missed them.

I have to talk to Husband about this today and then I will call and schedule the procedure.  Weird that he isnt sick and the sinus xray yesterday was good.  Who knows why they are so amazingly large?  But the doctors’ (all three) main concern is that for some reason with all his allergies, his throat could swell and his air would be cut off quickly and completely.  And we don’t want that.  So snip, snip.

The ENT we saw was a nice man.  We both felt pretty at ease with him. As at ease as you can when someone is discussing putting your child to sleep.  Benjamin had questions for him and he was very patient and didnt talk to him like he was a little kid.  He answered his questions with good detail and explained things in medical terms that the thought Benjamin would understand.  I think we will probably go ahead with it and not wait for Dad to come home.  Unless maybe Dad would want to come home early??? There’s a thought!

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How’s that for an intriguing post title??? So, Mother’s Day was great. Woke up to the biscotti and then before the day was over I got to visit with all six of my kiddos. I am two lovely ferns richer. Adorable funny cards and Juno (the Movie) – we watched it and ate pizza for supper.

The movie was great.  I loved it.  A bit of a tear jerker but hilarious at the same time.

And enjoyed a long phone call from Husband. The Mother’s Day part kinda went like this:

Me: Hey sweetie! (love caller ID)

Husband: Hey girlfriend. Happy Mother’s Day. I didnt get you flowers ordered before I left. Sorry.

Me: That’s okay. I LOVE the wicker furniture you bought me for the front porch.

Husband: Oh. You do? And when did I buy this wicker furniture? I don’t remember this.

Me: You bought it yesterday. Yeah. I knew you wanted me to have it. And I knew you forgot. So I picked up your slack.

Husband: Thank you.

Me: NO! Thank YOU!

Husband: Yeah, cool gift. We can sit out there in the mornings and drink our coffee.

Me: Exactly. Great minds think alike.

Sure made me realize how bad our porch needs repainting!

Have a great Monday…gotta get busy. I have a couple of packages to get mailed too!

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