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    In the Midst of a Blessed Life

    November 2, 2015

    Olive Trees

     The past 2 months have flown by and I know it seems as if I have forgotten I even have a blog….but, I haven’t. I’ve just been crazy-busy birthing babies, celebrating birthdays,  hosting a wedding in my backyard and getting things in order for these events. Unfortunately, my time was spent and my blogging suffered.

    It began with my 8 year old granddaughter wanting the watermelon cake. Then the birth of my 10th grandchild. A girl, Olivia….precious moments.

    Then last weekend our niece was married in our backyard…..another precious moment.

    And there have been several birthdays… including the watermelon cake birthday and my son turning 40. Big sister Kate’s birthday was a week before her baby sister was born and her mother’s was the week after.  I paint the new mom a chalkboard with a Julia Child quote… Oh, and in the middle somewhere…we celebrated my birthday, too.

    So, here are pictures to prove I’m still here,  relishing in the midst of a blessed life.  I’ll post in details soon.

    watermelon cake slicing

    This little cake was a hit with the kids at the party.

    Then Olivia Marie arrived….

     olivias inspection

    Big brother Joe and big Sister Kate inspect their new baby sister. Kate was really anxious to make sure Olivia had all her parts: eyes, ears, nose…only issue she discovered was ~ she has no teeth.

    olivias inspection2


    Six more birthdays were celebrated before I found myself  in the middle of wedding preparations. Several major problems had to be overcome,  but we made it though and the family backyard wedding was sweet.

    What I loved about this is my granddaughters now say they want to have their weddings in my backyard, too….Thank goodness they are only 7 and 8 yrs old! I have plenty of time to get ready.

    backyard my

    jacquelyns give away jacquelyn prays

    jacquelyn couple



    Saturday, my sister and parents came for lunch and to meet little Olivia for the first time.

    olivia marie baby

    5 weeks old

    And before the children left to Trick or Treat,  I had fed 20 people:                                                                           My children, grandchildren, parents and sister.

    Life is busier than ever.  (Why is it, the older I get the busier I get?) But, I do remember I have a blog…. please bear with me….I’m still here….Taking notes and making pictures and enjoying every minute of this Blessed life.   Almost.  Almost every minute.

    But that’s another post.

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