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A wonderful family filled Memorial Day weekend!

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Hellooooo there!!!  It’s been forever since I have posted and I apologize!!  Life has been a bit out of control around here!

Did everyone have a great Memorial day weekend??  And can I just say THANK YOU to those who risk their lives to keep us free!  I know I should devote a whole lot more words to those men and women.  Really, do we stop to think about how much our freedom means??!!  I know I don’t enough!  I will confess I took it completely for granted until one of my brothers joined the Army.  When it became more personal it became more important for me to stop and think about all of those putting our nation first!  Our freedom is a beautiful thing!

We spent the weekend with my family going to the zoo, playing mini golf, and fishing!  Thrown in the midst of all those fun activities was my class reunion.  Let me tell you — I cannot, really cannot, believe it has been 15 years since high school!  It might truly feel that long ago – but I don’t feel that old! 🙂  It was great to see old classmates and their families!

So, want to hear about us going fishing??  Growing up my mom was the avid fisherman.  She is thrilled the girls are getting old enough to go fishing.  So, for weeks, she had planned on taking them fishing Sunday.  It turned out hot, super windy, and we were in a thunderstorm warning.  But the entire family went and had a good time!

My husband and I both enjoy fishing but we have found it is virtually impossible to fish ourselves while our girls are fishing.  My husband is always determined to try – I have just given up and decided my role is better as the “helper” for the girls!  It’s always amusing to see how fast they feel a tug, just know they have a bite, and need to reel in their line!

Other than spending quality time with family the best part of fishing was E caught her first fish!

She wanted to keep the fish and bring it home to keep alive in a tank or pond…we had to break her heart and throw it back!  Aunt Joce made the fish touch her arm and E panicked!  When she saw blood on the fish I thought she might never fish again.  It was an emotional few minutes – I think E experienced the whole range of emotions!

I love weekends spent with my kids and my family!  This weekend was a great time to focus on my girls and be so thankful for all we have!

Hope you had a great weekend as well!

Jaimi 

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This facinating lady is my “neighbor” and I love reading her entries! Her daughter in laws are special people in my life and I have a huge soft spot for many of her grandchildren! She is a fantastic cook — so I knew I just had to reblog this cornbread recipe! I also love her inside the cabinet storage tips!!
I asked her if I didn’t have a cast iron skillet (because I don’t) if this recipe would work — she said yes, you could use a regular round iron skillet or a 9×12 pan, but it won’t be as crunchy.
Hope you enjoy her post as much as I!
Jaimi

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Country Life

Cornbread is easy and fast.  And really good!  We practically lived on it during the kid raising years.  Big Boss loved (and still does), my cornbread. Years ago, his grandparents came down to visit us in Texas, so I made cornbread for supper one night.  Oh man did it smell good! It was passed around and everyone was digging in except for Gramps.  Big Boss asked him if he didn’t want any cornbread.  Gramps smiled and said, “When I was growing up with 11 brothers and sisters, we had cornbread for breakfast, lunch and supper.  Every day.  I swore I’d never eat cornbread again and I haven’t.”  I didn’t make cornbread for him again!!

One of my oldest and dearest recipes is my cornbread recipe! Can’t remember for sure where I got it though…maybe   I cannot survive without it!  I’ve had panic attacks in the past when I’m frantically searching for it, so now…

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For those super heroes in your life!

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Super Hero Cape and Mask!

*I apologize for the orange chair background!  I finished up way after midnight and just wanted a picture!  Didn’t think it through…sorry!

I am excited to be linking to the Pinterest Partayy on one of my favorite blogs, Mrs Priss.  She challenged us to quit just spending millions of hours on Pinterest and actually make something we have pinned!

We have a couple little boys who are very special to us and for Christmas I whipped up these super hero capes and masks!  Even my super hero husband tried them out for size and I think secretly wants one for himself! 🙂

I had pinned the idea from http://mineforthemaking.blogspot.com/2010/07/super-cool-cape-tutorial.html

I pretty much did exactly what she suggested on her tutorial, just made the capes a little wider, made the eye holes bigger and used fold over elastic which is softer.

I delighted in making these and really can’t wait to make more!

Have you been making things you have pinned??  Meals, hair-do’s, organization, cleaning tips, crafts, etc?

Jaimi