February 1, 2017


Well, there are no surprises here...
Old Port is still holding her winter beauty!
Miss strolling those streets........

Boy Scouts is still proving to be fun on a bun for Luke!
He earned another badge 
when asked what he did to earn his new badge, his reply was.....
"Actually, I have no idea!!!"
Oy vey.......

A winning team....
third place winners
in the 
Pinewood Derby races!

Miss Piper Rose is so gorgeous and so funny....
she actually TALKS more than she BARKS!

Getting ready for Valentine's Day........

Queen of her castle....
I think she likes the view from up there!

She likes being where the action is...
especially when food is involved!

Miss Abbie is traveling everywhere for Select Volleyball.....
this is the big time...
college scouts are at every game!

The darling and I are on a puzzle roll....
we have actually finished two new ones...
I'm rather proud of this one...did most of it by myself!

I fell in love with this darling gem
with a Halloween theme!

I have been so busy cleaning and purging
closets that the darling did this one all by himself!
Too cute!

What's for dinner you ask?
How about French Onion Soup?

"Mom....do you ever get tired of taking selfies?"
What's going on in your world today?


  1. I love seeing all those family pictures. No idea what he did for the badge? That is TOO funny! We have two volleyball players (one select-the other one is too young for select)-they play on what is called Power here. OMGOSH---I LOVE that Halloween puzzle. Do you know who put that one out? I used to always have a puzzle going downstairs for the girls and that one looks like a lot of fun to put together. Did you ever see the Mystery puzzles? Not sure if they are around anymore but the cover would be a 'clue' as to the puzzle inside and the answer to the "puzzle" could be found once you put the puzzle together. I used to love those.
    Hope you have a great rest of the week! xo Diana

    1. Thank you Diana! I am not famiiar with the Mystery puzzles, but they sound like such fun! The Halloween House puzzle is by Charles Wysocki! I am a big fan of his art! I know how you must enojy the children in their sports events just as we do! Wishing you a lovely week and a very happy february!

  2. Hi Betsy,

    I love this post!! Atlanta looks beautiful here in the wintertime! I love your phase "fun on a bun" -- so cute. I must remember that. :D I laughed at Luke's response to the merit badge question. I DO remember those days. Have I ever told you that our son is an Eagle Scout? That was a very good experience for all three of us. Luke is a cutie and so is Piper!

    How great that your granddaughter plays volleyball; a scholarship would be great, wouldn't it? We went to dinner with another couple last night, and they were telling us that they've been working puzzles, too. Yours are so pretty; I love the coastal theme. :)

    Thanks so much for your visit and kind comments -- they are greatly appreciated. Happy February to you, my friend!


    Denise at Forest Manor

    P.S. Your new header is gorgeous!

    1. Hey Denise! An Eagle Scout...fabulous and I know how proud y'all must be! Wonderful! Thank you so much for such sweet comments! I have really enjoyed these puzzles as has the darling...never thought about it much before! I know my Mother loved them!! I wish you a beautiful week ahead! Big hugs!

  3. Looks like everyone is doing well. That onion soup looks positively delish. My #2 is moving to Atlanta in June. I can't wait to visit her. Have a wonderful week, Betsy.

    1. Your daughters are simply beautiful Katie! Such succesful girls too! Atlanta is Huge!!! I wish her a very good move...the traffic is crazy there! But...so much to see and do...great place to live! I know she will love it! It's beyond beautiful so plan your visits!! Loved your visit and have a great weekend!

  4. Gorgeous header, but I think all of yours are beautiful!

    Darling family photos and Piper is so cute!

    Happy February, Betsy!

    1. Well thank you Deanna! That is so kind of you to say! I know you have great plans for the month so I look forward to seeing your news and photos! Hugs!

    i'm totally in love with piper rose. one of my favorite pictures is of luke and her looking into that same bin... when they were both little puppies! lol.
    at least I think it was that one. looking for something... and they were both half in it! so cute!
    luke is growing so fast. he's a head taller than all the other little scouts!
    and I LOVED his HONEST answer! LOLOL!
    gee. I wonder if I could use just a few more exclamation points in this comment?

    1. Yes, Tammy, you have a great memory! So happy you enoyed the pictures! She is a darling pup....I know they love her to pieces. Luke grows before our eyes...don't they all? You are a doll! Hugs from me to you!

  6. She's so cute is Miss Mae. Your grandson's comment cracked me up. Hope that your granddaughter's team does fabulously. Love the new header for February. Stop. Ha! (This comment sounds like a telegram.)

    1. This was cute Vee. So happy you stopped by today! Hugs from me to you!

  7. I loved looking at all your photos. Scouts at the volleyball game... she must be very good! Miss Mae has quite the expression in that last shot! -Jenn

    1. She is used to me taking her picture Jenn...every day! What's going on at your house today?

  8. Seems like the days go by so quickly, I can barely keep up. What is it when we go older that's how it happens? At least we're showing signs of Spring is coming with my daffodils up, buds on my Quince and Hydrangea bushes, and I saw a Robin yesterday! Love your family photos, XOXO


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