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My Girls

Saturday, June 23, 2012



This is the dress that my oldest daughter, Sarah, picked for the wedding today.



This is an updated picture of my girls, Sherry and Sarah. It was taken at Easter when Sarah visited Sherry in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

I'm very proud of my daughters and am looking forward to spending the day with them at the wedding of their best friend and my "adopted" daughter, Heather.

  
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BERGBA7 6/24/2012 12:51PM

    Great pictures and very nice women...well done mommy!
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NPA4LOSS 6/23/2012 11:24AM

    They are very beautiful! Enjoy the emoticon and this special time!

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Marathon Dress Shopping

Friday, June 22, 2012

My daughters are in town for their friend's wedding. My oldest went shopping all day last weekend looking for a dress. She found a yellow one and brought that one and a black dress that she already had. She's been debating which one she should wear.

We took her grandma out to lunch today. While we were there, we got a call from my youngest who stopped at JC Penney. She told us to meet her there. When we got there, she must have had 20 dresses in a dressing room. The three of us had a production line going. My baby got a dress ready and helped my oldest put it one. I helped her take it off and hung it up. We found a gorgeous blue dress that fit her perfectly and did it in less than a half hour.

This is definitely a record for my shopaholic oldest and a memory that I know wiill stay with me forever. I'm so lucky to have two great daughters. Now to pick out the jewelry and do the nails....!

  
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NPA4LOSS 6/22/2012 5:24PM

    emoticon I'm glad that you are having so much fun with your daughters. emoticon

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DEEJON123 6/22/2012 4:32PM

    wow, this sounds exhausting - but then again, I hate shopping!
Glad you enjoyed yourselves though, walking the malls is great exercise!

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PICKIE98 6/22/2012 3:46PM

    Isn't it F*U*N*??????? I hope you post the pics later..

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Feeling My Age

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

In between working and spending as much time as I can with my daughters, I am definitely feeling like I'm dragging a little. Guess I'm not as young as I used to be. But I'm having so much fun being with my daughters. Just listening to them talk and banter is a joy.

  
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SLIMLILA 6/21/2012 2:09AM

    ENJOY! I am leaving tomorrow around lunch time to go for my birthday weekend retreat.... going to see the mountains, and relive some of the memories of where I first taught when I came to Alberta and also connected with a former friend/parent and meet her for coffee...

Good weekend for us both... emoticon

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DIDMIS 6/20/2012 8:37PM

    I do a lot of dragging myself. Now don't take that wrong.

NPA4LOSS That is so fully what you said.

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MOMMA48 6/20/2012 6:21PM

    Just keep that "having fun" coming, Patty, and love every minute of it with your daughters! How fantastic and great for you all!

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NPA4LOSS 6/20/2012 3:01PM

    I know that feeling today. I am definitely feeling every one of my 97 years in my 62 year old body!

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Catch Up Day

Saturday, June 16, 2012

My daughters, the bride, the bridesmaids and a few other friends went to Chicago for a bachelorette weekend this weekend. It would have been great to go with them, but I have to work today and tomorrow. I probably would have felt out of place anyway.

The girls all left yesterday morning early. I had the day off and it gave me a chance to catch up on a few things. I caught up on my housework. I passed out my Avon books and ran my errands.

The house sure was quiet last night, though. I was glad for the chance to spend a little time outdoors in the evening talking to the neighbors. It's nice that the four of us in this building get along. We're all in about the same age range and seem to have a lot in common.

I'm really anxious for the girls to come back from Chicago tomorrow, though. My oldest flew into Chicago from Alabama and will be coming back for the week. It's been over a year and a half since I've had both my girls with me and I absolutely can't wait.

The only bummer is that I have long work days on Monday and Wednesday and have to go in for four hours on Tuesday. I got a call yesterday asking if I wanted to work a long day on Thursday and promptly passed on that. Now, if it was next week, I probably would be tempted. I'll probably be bumming that the house will again be quiet and I'll be missing my girls already. I've learned a long time ago to try to stay busy for awhile after they leave. It's the only way I can get through the lonliness.

  
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NPA4LOSS 6/16/2012 10:49PM

    Some of my kids are moving closer and I can't wait. Enjoy the time with your girls. emoticon

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AZMOMXTWO 6/16/2012 10:00AM

  it will be worth the memories of having the girls home enjoy the time

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Quality Time With My Baby

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

I'm getting in some great quality time with my baby this week. I can't say that we've "done" anything significant. It's just the little things that are great. We surprised my great niece and great nephew and went to watch his baseball game. It was nice to sit outside and spend time with some of the family.

With her girlfriend's wedding coming up, my daughter does have some chores and commitments that she must meet. But it's the little bits of time in between that I'm enjoying so much. Things like cooking and eating together, watching tv, cuddling in bed are so enjoyable!

The thing that I am enjoying the most is watching my grandkitty. She is in heaven having her "momma" back. She has been following my daughter around. She has been silly playful. And to think that my daughter wondered if Lulu would remember her!

  
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FITMARY 6/14/2012 7:36AM

    You are blessed!

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MYSTERY-LADY1 6/13/2012 9:35PM

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SLIMLILA 6/13/2012 9:13PM

    Sounds to me like you are taking advantage of every single moment and enjoying this time to the fullest.... keep it up! emoticon

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DEEO12 6/13/2012 10:25AM

    Have a great week with our daughter emoticon

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