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Saturday, June 2, 2012

June Updates

Owen Randall Lucas
Well, as you can see our 5th grandchild has arrived and it's a boy! 
Owen Randall was born May 15th weighing in at 9.5lbs!
He's just a little doll as you can see. We were in Lubbock for 2 weeks, 
well I was there 2 weeks, we went the week before Owen was born 
thinking he'd be born any day but as the weekend neared Rick decided
to go see his mom in Oklahoma for Mother's Day and then he came home 
on Monday, then Owen made his arrival on Tuesday so Papa stayed home 
a few days and then came on the weekend to pick me up.
I enjoyed my whole 2 weeks getting to spend time with all the kids.
They are growing up so fast! Molly had her ballet recital on May 19th 
and I got to attend that, it was a treat and she did an awesome job with her part!
I did some cooking while I was there and Molly & Matthew helped me bake
a cinnamon roll cake one day, that was fun. 

Molly, Nene & Matthew working on the Cinnamon Roll Cake

 It was nice to get to spend Mother's Day there too.

And while we were there Callie celebrated her 3rd birthday, we celebrated
by going out to eat and they invited her best friend's family.
Callie eating some birthday cupcake

Matthew celebrated his 5th birthday on May 25th, wish
we could've stayed to celebrate with him but we really needed to get home.

Now for other updates...
I only got 1 layout scrapped in May but there just was too much other stuff
going on to have time for scrapping. 

I finished the Mockingjay book, I really enjoyed The Hunger Games trilogy. 
I was able to finish the book while we were driving to Lubbock since it's an 8 hour 
drive for us. 
I read another book during the 2 weeks I was gone, it was Leaving Before It's Over by
Jean Reynolds Page. It was pretty good, a quick, entertaining read.
I am now reading a book that Randy gave me for Mother's Day - 
A Prayer for Owen Meany by John Irving, it is very long and I am 
halfway through. So far I'm liking it. Randy says it's his favorite book and
I can see why a guy would like it that well because it's a story by a man about the 
friendship between these 2 boys growing up as best friends. I will have to wait until
I finish to give my overall opinion of it.

Rick is back to working on the bathroom remodel, he still hasn't put the grout 
on the shower tiles but he's been working on repairing some places he messed up on
the wall when he installed the new bathtub, and he has to repaint some areas. I will be
SO glad when he's finished, this has been months in the works now. 

I made some yummy Chicken Fajita Pizza for my dinner last night, Rick prefers 
Tombstone frozen pizza - I can't even imagine that compared to a homemade pizza!
Today I am trying a new recipe in my crockpot, one I pinned from Six Sisters Stuff - 
Slow Cooker Cheesy Chicken Quesadillas, I think it will be yummy too! It's so easy - just
4 chicken breasts ( I used 2 very large ones), a can of rotel or diced tomatoes, a small can
of green chilies, an 8oz. pkg. of cream cheese - put all that in and cook 6-8 hours on low,
then shred chicken and mix with the juices and cook until ready to put the quesadillas
together, then take a tortilla and put some of the mixture on one half, put cheese and fold
spread tortilla with some butter or olive oil and brown on both sides and serve with your
favorite toppings. I can't wait to try it!

Well, this is a really long entry so guess I better get up and moving, I really want
to spend some time in the scraproom today!


  1. Congratulations on your new grandson! What a cutie! :)

    Good luck with the remodeling. And your pizza sounds yummy!

  2. Congratulations on the new grandbaby!