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Lauren’s Birthday and Other Random Thoughts

Photo: Ramen noodles for dinner

Yesterday was my oldest Daughters birthday.

She is a wonderful person, an amazing mother & wife and an artist.

I found myself  thinking back over the years….

Where did the time go?

I am not quite sure where the time went,

but what a wonderful journey it has been.

I am thankful every day for my life and the people who are part of it.

Last night, I made ramen bowls for dinner.

Larry and I sat, talking about the day and Lauren’s birthday.

It was a perfect Monday.

Love you.


Happy 6th Birthday Matilda


In the past decade, I have had a few life changing moments.

Being disowned by  a parent,

having breast cancer,

losing a beloved canine companion.

But, with out a doubt, having granddaughter Matilda in our lives,

makes everything RIGHT…if you know what  I mean.

There is something about the continuation of life/generations

that reminds us that all of the other stuff in our lives,

 does not matter.

It does not matter at all.

So, here is to My Girl.

Today she turns 6 years old.

Happy Birthday Ma Cherie

4 days old, with Champagne. Photo by Larry


Thoughtful, curly headed angel…..look at her tiny feet!


This thoughtful girl is the definition of  all things good to me.

She is Love, family, Inspiration and joy

all wrapped into one sweet girl.

Happy Birthday sweet girl.

May all your dreams come true.

Love you beyond the moon.



Another Birthday Down

Birthdays are wonderful.

Larry loves my birthday but hates his own.

I cannot understand that.

But I love his day too.

We had a picnic on my birthday at a favorite spot.

Watching this makes me feel a lot of different feelings.

How beautiful this world is.

Our moments, our family, our love.

There is no room for hate.

There is only room for love.

Another birthday down.

It is going to me a wonderful year.

Love you beyond the candles.



It Felt Beautiful

Sunday, Dinner and Movie was postponed. Again.

I was ready to try this new recipe


to be honest, disappointed that dinner did not happen.

Yesterday morning, Libby fell out of the big bed.

She has fallen out one or twice over the years

but has never hurt herself.

Yesterday, she was hurt and had to go see her DR.

Libby has nothing broken and is on pain pills.

While Dr S was checking Libby out, she noticed Libby’s breath.

They are doing tests on her kidneys today.

I could just cry.


I took loopy-Libby out to wet this morning

and the garden was damp from the spring rain.

It felt beautiful.


Yesterday, when My Larry bought the mail in,

he handed me a package and said: Happy Birthday!

I said: What?  My birthday is not till June.

He said: If I give this to you now, I have an excuse to get you something else.

This yarn and pattern was on my Elfster Wish List

and he bought it for me!  I am going to start it today!

{knitting always relaxes me and “centers” me}

Larry, Thank you!

I love you beyond Kitterly {the yarn shop}


I love you beyond the moon.


Birthdays and Anniversaries

Many moments of my life are golden.

Lovely, golden moments of joy and love.

Today we celebrate the birth of Lauren Judith Tolbert Miller.

Born April 2, on a sunny afternoon in Memphis, Tennessee.

She was a good baby, kind child, headstrong teenager and is an amazing adult.

I thank God every day for her.

Lauren Paris

For her birthday, I wish her only days filled with positive energy


to be surrounded by people who adore her.

Happy birthday Lars. I Love you beyond the moon.


On April 2nd, we also celebrate the marriage of Lars and Josh.

In 2005 we all met in Mexico.

{30 of us!)

to witness as they promised to love each other forever.

This is my favorite photo from the ceremony.


Happy Anniversary Lars and Josh.

The two of you are a great team


so very important in my life.

Love you.


A Perfect Weekend

The weekend was perfection.

Matilda spent the night on Friday night.


She played in the guest room at the doll house for hours

and we had a fun time.{it was her first sleep over}

Saturday, found us all {Lars, Josh, Matilda, Jami, Larry and myself}

at the Main Event in Plano,

celebrating my Larry’s birthday.

{we bowled and then Matilda played the games}

On Sunday we went with Matilda to see Santa.


I LOVE how she is looking at Santa!

When we came home….Larry and I took a walk.

I hope that this does not offend anyone,

we call this  walk: The White Trash Walk.

It is a few mile hike to our local Neighborhood Wall Mart.

I buy things and carry the bags home,

looking like a homeless person.

Larry says that we look like white trash.

Yesterday we carried home a bird feeder, bird food

and we had visitors already this morning!


While Larry has been off, at meetings and lunching with clients today,

I finished Jamison’s Christmas gift


will start knitting another hat for Matilda.

She said: I would like a FOX hat for Christmas.

I said: Maybe you should ask Santa.

She said: He does NOT know how to make it, only Robi can make it.

That conversation still makes me smile.

Today is make a knitted FOX hat for ma cherie.

How excellent can any request be?

I Love Christmas.

Love you beyond ribbons and wrapping paper.