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My Niece Is 29!


Wow, today you are 29 years old! It seems impossible for you to be that age! It seems like just last year you were the little girl jumping off the diving board into Rudy’s arms!

You’ve grown into a beautiful young woman,


and a wonderful mommy to Finley and Easton!

Finley & Easton
Finley & Easton

You have lots of love for your wonderful family and…Britainy John Finley Easton

The new family of four!

you still have your same zest for life as when you were little!

Britainy in photo booth at shower for Easton!
Britainy in photo booth at shower for Easton! 


Happy Birthday Britainy! I love you and your wonderful family soo much!

Another Deer Family Update

litte fawn
Here the little fawn darting around the yard!
Curious little one!
Curious little one!
Still curious!
Still curious!
Mom grazing but still watchful!
Mom grazing but still watchful!
Time to "eat"!
Time to “eat”!
Out for an adventure together!
Out for an adventure together!

Here they came all the way up into the driveway! The little fawn was mesmerized by it’s reflection!

"Hey mom I can see myself"
“Hey mom I can see myself”

Thanks for tolerating my deer family updates :)! Original post here & first update here!

The Celebrating!

Yesterday we celebrated my nephew Keegan’s birthday at my Mom & Dad’s! It was fantastic! Everyone was there except for Keegan’s girlfriend and her son!

Keegan requested “Grandpa burgers” (which usually the grandkids do), Bob Evan’s mac and cheese and a yellow cake with white icing! The rest of the meal he didn’t care.

“Grandpa burgers” are sirloin patties from a local market near my parent’s, Lehr’s Prime Market” and grilled with another local’s, Montgomery Inn, bbq sauce on them!  Then topped with cheese, if you want, and whatever toppings you like! Nothing fancy, but very delicious!

I got busy sidetracked with my young nieces Janie & Avery, great niece Finley and little great nephew Easton, and didn’t get pics of everything I was planning to take, but… here’s a few!

Keegans cake 2014
The cake

Ok, this one is really blurry but I had to show Rudy seeing little Easton for the very first time!

Rudy with Easton
Rudy with Easton!

The girls “helping” Keegan with his gifts! They usually help everyone on every occasion, well, except Christmas! They’re to busy with their own then :)! It’s Keegan’s little cousin Janie (love her expression, she’s on the left)and little sister Avery!

Keegan Janie & Avery
Janie, Keegan and Avery!

They’re still interested in the cards! BTW, everyone is required to read their cards out loud!

Keegan Janie Avery 2
Opening more cards!

I love the cute big brother, little sister look going on here!

Avery and big brother
Keegan & Avery!

Once again the girls waiting for the candles to be lit so they can “help” blow them out! Now Keegan’s little niece Finley has joined him! I guess in a couple years Easton will have to “help” everyone too!

waiting for candles
Waiting for candles!

It was a wonderful day of celebrating! I got to see and spend time with my whole family! Thank you Dad & Mom for everything, Mitzi & Mark, Tony & Bridget, Britainy & John, Keegan, Cassidy, Janie, Avery, Finley and Easton! Of course I also got to spend the day with my immediate family, so thank you Rudy & Audrey too!

I am so greatly blessed! Thank you Lord!

Deer Family Update

Here’s a photo update on our momma and baby living in our backyard. If you missed my “birth announcement” you can see it here ;)!

Here the momma is right at the base of our porch steps eating her evening meal before turning in for the night. The fawn is under a bush farther to the top of this picture!

Doe near stairs to driveway!
Doe near stairs to driveway!
Fencing on left if the fencing in first photo!
Fencing on left is the fencing in first photo! The rail on bottom right is porch stairs!

Doe close to house

Doe close to house 2

The next morning both the momma and baby were out roaming around. The mom eating and the baby drinking. Where the fawn is feeding is about 100 feet from where they usually sleep. So momma takes the fawn out exploring around the yard a couple times a day.

fawn feeding 2
Fawn feeding!
fawn feeding 1
Another one just because it’s so cute!

Nice Gift

Our neighbor dropped off a ball canning jar full of homemade granola on our porch with a lovely note. “Thanks for being such a good neighbor. Enjoy (I hope) the granola. PS – It’s a girl! T… (her daughter just had a little girl last week).

Wasn’t that really nice! It’s yummy too!

HM granola
HM granola
HM granola
HM granola