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Scrapbooking the Girls

Over the weekend, I made a couple of pages. I needed to update my office to include photos of the newest little one, Avery. Other scrapbook pages: [gallery type="rectangular"...

Thanksgiving in Birmingham

The clan convened at Marie's house for Thanksgiving this year. The Day included 4 generations (from my mother down to my grandchildren, and a couple of grand-dogs). The day after, while David went hunting with Kevin, we took the girls to the park. The sky was gray,...

Scrapbook updates

I spent some time over the weekend building some new scrapbook pages... and then I found some older ones that I had forgotten about. It fascinates me as I look through the images and see how much they have grown, and how much I have yet to document so that we can...
Instant Pot Steel cut Oats

Instant Pot Steel cut Oats

This method takes only a bit less time, but you don’t have to babysit it. Put it in the Instant Pot, set the timer, come back later when it’s all done. I make 3-4 servings at a time, then reheat in the microwave.

Christmas in Florida

Christmas in Florida

BlogThe "boys" got a little crazy on Christmas Day. Sad to say "2 hour delivery" was not available on Christmas Day....

Wedding

Wedding

Over the weekend of September 17, my brother-in-law, Chuck tied the knot with Ellie on Block Island (RI). Of course, feeding the new spouse wedding cake continues to be quite the event! Quick, but fun weekend seeing a place, visiting with family and of course,...

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Sleepy Claw

Sleepy Claw

Aren't smart phones like the iPhone or Droid neat? Kevin sends us the "Picture of the Day" from his iPhone several times a week. When we were up in Birmingham last week we noticed that Genevieve works hard to free her hands before she settles in to sleep. Hence, "The...

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Four Generations

Four Generations

I hope Genevieve will know all four generations: Martha (great-grandmother), me (grandmother, Martha's oldest), Marie (mother and my daughter) and of course, Genevieve. My grandmother (Martha's mother) was really big on multigenerational photos -- so we are carrying...

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From the past…

From the past…

The Barnett children -- as young children My brother has a nice scanner, and has been scanning some old photos of late. These were taken in front of "the little house" in Florence. I am the oldest, with Leah 2 years younger and Bob 2 years younger than Leah... so,...

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Christmas 2007

Christmas 2007

I have to say that this was a most wonderful and delightful Christmas. Everyone (all three of my children plus a son-in-law and daughter-in-law and my granddaughter!) came for Christmas. What fun to have a one year old to inspect the tree, harvest candy canes and...

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