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Tuesday, September 14, 2010

My Texas Visit...

I've just returned home from a wonderful visit with my family in Texas.  My son came with me and, lucky him, he is staying there until Saturday! My mom has plans for some fun things for them to do together while he's there - I'm sure they'll have a great time.  

My daughters 4th grade classroom!
My visit, however, went by far too fast!  But we sure packed a lot in... It had been much too long since I had seen my family... hadn't seen my daughter since January.  A lot has happened in her life since then.  She was just hired to teach 4th grade at a school in Mesquite, and loves it!  They needed another teacher due to the number of students enrolled, and because school had already started - it was a rush for her to get her classroom ready.  She called me and asked if I could help her on Friday evening, so my mom and I headed over there... (Thankfully my mom had been there to help her earlier in the week as well!)  I was so glad to be able to help her put some finishing touches on the room, and she is very happy with how it turned out.  It does look great!  But... talk about a surreal moment!!  When I first walked into her classroom it brought me back in time.  It seemed like just a short time ago she was a little girl in elementary school, and I was a volunteer mom... and now there she was, standing before me, all grown up, with a classroom of her own!  Where does the time go?!  Anyway, she is a great teacher and I am so proud of her!!! 

My mom and I went to a meeting held by the North Texas Polymer Clay Guild.  They meet once a month and this month it just happened to be on the weekend I was there.  Everyone was so nice and welcoming!  Tory Hughes did a demonstration on her polymer clay techniques for jewelry making.  We learned some new things, and got to see some wonderful polymer clay artwork made by the members, which they brought in to share.  My mom enjoyed it so much that she joined the Guild.  I would have too - if I lived there!  She will enjoy her membership... they have workshops, demonstrations by clay artists, and seem to love to share ideas and techniques with each other.  I'm glad their September meeting just happened to be while I was visiting!

Homemade Ravioli... Yum!

My brother, Michael cooked some delicious meals for us!  He even spent his day off on Sunday making homemade ravioli and a sauce that was incredible!!  It brought back memories - for all of us - of our Aunt Mary when she used to make homemade pasta and she would have it drying all over the house!  She was a wonderful lady... we all have a lot of fun memories of her!  Anyway, Michael really loves to cook, and you can certainly tell that when you see him in the kitchen... and then again when you sample his meals!  Everyone came over to enjoy the dinner, and each others company.

Enjoying our time together!
On Saturday we went to my brother, Charlies' house for the evening.  He and his wife, Tina made a delicious meal... I was certainly well fed on my trip!  :)   For my birthday gift, Charlie did a photo shoot of my kids and me - and some with my mom too... what a precious gift!  I can't wait to see the photographs when he is finished with them!  After the photo shoot we spent time "catching up" and it was so nice to visit with them.  My nephew had a bit of a cold that evening, but that didn't stop him... he was wearing his cape and running around to "save the day" just like a perfect superhero!  I couldn't get enough hugs from little one...  and thankfully he kept indulging his Aunt Trina, and I was loving it!!  After dinner we walked over to the lake where he enjoyed feeding the ducks.  There were baby ducks waddling about, so cute!  
Baby ducks are so cute!

Well, now I'm back home and today it's back to work... but I certainly had a great visit, and I miss everyone already!!  Until my next post... wishing you wonderful moments!


  1. We had such a fun time. I loved having you here, but it certainly wasn't long enough. Thank you so much for helping me set up my Blog.

  2. It was fun! I loved being there... and you are very welcome, I enjoyed helping you set up your blog and I will enjoy following it!


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