Unexpected Retreats, Family Reunions, Baby Showers & Hilarious Family Photos? Take Two…

Unexpected Retreats, Family Reunions, Baby Showers & Hilarious Family Photos? Take Two...

I’m still laughing about my youngest grandniece, Madyson last Christmas in the most hilarious photo we’ve had yet. The truth is that young Maddy is a model for numerous brands and an Instagram cutie.  No one knows how many photos my niece had to take to get that “perfect shot.” Maddy’s mom, Leigh Ann only … [Read more…]

Conference Calls, SUV Caravans & Car Wrecks?  The Pawning Planners Keep On Trucking…

Conference Calls, SUV Caravans & Car Wrecks?  The Pawning Planners Keep On Trucking...

As usual, my twin sister and I wait until the last minute to complete our holiday purchases because we spend a lot of time delivering food and toys to needy families every year and put our own needs last.   This past week, while on my usual conference call with Cindy and my niece Leigh … [Read more…]

Unexpected Hospital Visits With The Usual Hilarity & Sarcastic Comments…

Unexpected Hospital Visits With The Usual Hilarity & Sarcastic Comments...

Yesterday afternoon, my saucy sidekick Cindy Daniel was having difficulty breathing after choking on a hamburger the day before.  Apparently, the hamburger particles had settled in her chest and caused an infection.  Finding Cindy speechless after 50 years is rare and I realized that a visit to the ER would be necessary to get her … [Read more…]

Push Down Pull Up And Exit To The Left- My Life At Amusement Parks…

Push Down Pull Up And Exit To The Left- My Life At Amusement Parks...

When my twin sister and I were very young and living in Lompoc, California the biggest thrill for us was a carnival or trip to Knott’s Berry Farm or Disneyland.  I’m fairly certain we went to Magic Mountain too but don’t really remember any of the rides.  When our children were young, it was standard … [Read more…]

Happy Anniversary Baby Got You On My Mind…

Happy Anniversary Baby Got You On My Mind...

Tomorrow marks my 9 year anniversary and although we’ve had a few bumps in the road- we are still best friends and stronger due to the things we’ve had to overcome along the way.  From thyroid cancer to endemetriosus and a lump in my breast years ago, my husband was always there to nurse me … [Read more…]

Texas Twins Events/Pawning Planners & Little Pawners Are Occasionally Competitive-

Texas Twins Events/Pawning Planners & Little Pawners Are Occasionally Competitive-

I’m confused as to why all of our older children think the Little Pawners are spoiled and “get everything they want around here.”  Yesterday afternoon, I took both of my niece’s to lunch with Latest Little Pawner Madyson Blais and went over the Christmas List with both of them. On top of griping over gift … [Read more…]

The “Thankful Thanksgiving” of my Texas Twins Events/Pawning Planners Team

The "Thankful Thanksgiving" of my Texas Twins Events/Pawning Planners Team

Families occasionally disagree, but families are permanent and whether you have inlaws or outlaws- looking beyond their flaws and rejoicing in your relationship with them is never more obvious than an accident or unexpected illness that suddenly “brings all of you together.”  Every year brings a new chapter in my life with this year being … [Read more…]