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Snapped ~ Week 6

NomNom (food), Sunsets, Clouds, & Toes

Time to check in for another edition of We’ve Snapped.

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NomNom (food)

First of all, not really growing up with any homemade goodies I have put my hand to work trying out everything from jelly to bread. Here are a few of my recent favs.

 

My first attempt at donuts

My first attempt at donuts

I am overjoyed to be able to make donuts from scratch now. Some with glaze and some with cinnamon sugar. Maybe next time I will do the chocolate frosted kind.

cinnamon sugar

cinnamon sugar

Monkey Bread - A Christmas tradition

Monkey Bread – A Christmas tradition

My Aunt on my dad’s side of the family began this tradition with my kids. I am carrying it on with them and this past Christmas they made this for Santa. They tried to feed the caramel dip to the reindeer, however Santa made sure their feelings weren’t hurt and explained that it gave Rudolph gas.

we left some for Santa. An apple for Rudolph - and caramel dip (which he didn't eat - there was a note explaining it gave him gas lol)

we left some for Santa. An apple for Rudolph – and caramel dip

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Sunsets

sunset over the river

sunset over the river

This is the bridge we cross as we go up the mountain. And then on the last leg of the journey it opens up across the valley we live in.

sunset over the valley

sunset over the valley

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Clouds

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That’s why they call them the Smokey Mts.

I love watching the clouds here. How they crawl across the mountains, how they wrap them up.

storm rolling in

storm rolling in

This one reminded me of the storms when the would sweep across Kansas.

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Toes

my daughter's first pedi

my daughter’s first pedi

I took my daughter for her first pedi/mani and she didn’t really like them messing with her hands but she really dug her feet.

It stopped raining right as the wedding started, I walked to the chapel in bare feet.

It stopped raining right as the wedding started, I walked to the chapel in bare feet.

I was 30 minutes late for my wedding and it is a good thing too. It stopped raining literally as we stepped out to go to the chapel. I walked across the grass in my bare feet and our photographer was awesome, she quickly grabbed this shot through the window.

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Thank you for joining me again this week my friends. Until next time, stay safe and be blessed.

 

Snapped ~ Week 5

Splash, Funny Face, Dads, and Irony

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So I might have gone a LITTLE crazy with my Snapping this time. LOL. They were such awesome words to work with that I couldn’t control myself. I hope you enjoy the little trip down memory lane with me as well as the photo fun.

My son and his BD

My son and his BD

My son is a few days old in this picture. His daddy adored him and they were inseparable. Life changes and sadly, he went to heaven 5 years ago. A very troubled man who fought his demons and lost, but deep down a good person and he loved his kids. We were young, dumb and in love but I can’t regret the past that brought me my most precious gifts in life…..my children

Me & my dad. Don't have a lot of pictures or memories.

Me & my dad. Don’t have a lot of pictures or memories.

I never knew my dad and have few memories. This is one of my favorites – yes I’m dating myself with the sepia color and the 80’s decor. :p Sue me hee hee

My wonderful hubby & my daughter. Her first daddy/daughter dance.

My wonderful hubby & my daughter. Her first daddy/daughter dance.

We are blessed to have my husband in our lives. He is a great bonus dad and the kiddos adore him. My kids call him dad (yes they know they have two – one here and one in heaven) and the tornado was psyched to be going to her first “grown-up” dance with her dad.

My grandfather, my central father figure and the greatest man I have ever known.

My grandfather, my central father figure and the greatest man I have ever known.

I miss him every day. There are so many times I wish I could ask his opinion and advice. I wish my kids had known him like I did. We always think we have so much time and sometimes there are words left unspoken. Some day we shall sit together and catch up. I often find myself sharing something with my kids that he shared with me as a child. I know when they were babies I sung “Swingin’ on a Star” to them, just as he did for me.
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My daughter when she was a baby. She looked like a precious moments doll. She doesn't know what to do with the baby here. lol

My daughter when she was a baby. She looked like a precious moments doll. She doesn’t know what to do with the baby here. lol

She has always been way too cute for her own good. I LOVE this face she is making here. I think she was about 1 at that time.

Hmm !st Time Mamma knows the story behind this adorable pout. Yes that is a shopping cart and yes that is Walmart.

Hmm 1st Time Mamma knows the story behind this adorable pout. Yes that is a shopping cart and yes that is Walmart.

I made the mistake of getting in……….all my friends thought it would be funny to prevent me from getting out. I pouted they laughed and took pictures. I swear I thought we were going to get kicked out.

My son is hilarious in his expressions

My son is hilarious in his expressions

He just takes everything in stride with the most hilarious results sometimes.

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This basically covers both the funny face and splash section. They were so funny I just had to share. Then I got carried away …..

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funny face splash

hee hee

nut shot

slip n slide

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water

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And the painful one. You know, where life offers you a hindsight glance at something and you go wow, that was ironic and I didn’t even know it at the time. I used to adore this picture, now it hurts – both of us.

Never would have thought this would turn out to be true in the future...figuratively speaking of course...

Never would have thought this would turn out to be true in the future…figuratively speaking of course…

Thanks for joining the picture scavenger hunt game. Hope you enjoyed it. Until next we meet, stay safe and be blessed.

 

We Snapped Fun

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Yes, I am late to the game this week. Haven’t been feeling well and have been spilling my guts to y’all instead. So to make up for it, I am playing a game as well as doing our Snapped fun today. Here are my little finds for this week’s words: Architecture – Nature Clutter – History – Tree Magic

 

 

 

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I was forced to cheat this week and dig through the bowels of my computer for something good. Hope it passes muster with the Royal gang or I’m in timeout and don’t get any brownies. For the record, I’m a brownie whore. ;-p

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If this barn could talk…………the HISTORY it would tell

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Nature Clutter – when the Kudzu blooms it is purple climbing everywhere

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Tree Magic – yeah it is a bit of a stretch but the trees have power here to stop traffic and at least one will be bound to be across the road.

I couldn’t decide on an Architecture one, so I decided to share some photos from the chapel where my husband and I got married.

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The Wedding Chapel

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looking down the aisle towards the front

dove on the chapel ceiling

carved dove on the ceiling

front of chapel

close up of the front of the chapel

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Hope you had fun joining us this week for The Snapped Tour. See you again next week. Stay safe and be blessed.

We’ve Snapped ~ Come and Join Us

It’s easy, quick, fun, and all you simply have to do is check out the week’s theme/words, look through and use the pictures you take or have taken with you computer, smart phone, Ipad, tablet, and etc,,and post them on your blog with a small word or blurb next to the picture.

So, The Queen, The Mad Katter & The Dutchess dragged me along into the chaos and I’ve snapped too. We decided to make life a bit fun and adventurous and we challenge all you to grab a badge, link up and join the fun. Find this weeks link here: The Mad Katter: We Snapped! Again!

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Just to make it easy this weeks words are:

  • SHADOW
  • FORGOTTEN
  • TEXTURE
  • REFLECTION

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forgotten

This is my forgotten. So many little buildings and equipment in the mountains just left sitting.

 

reflection

My kiddos and the reflection in our swimming hole.

Shadow

The morning casting dewy shadows across the front yard.

texture

And all the lovely texture on my tree

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There is more fun to be had at our private island. Location here: The Royal Island Hangout Beachparty

You will find forums, help topics, chats and much more fun there. Come be part of our cozy little family and join us weekly for the Snapped Tour.

Until we meet again, stay safe and be blessed.