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Sunday, December 23, 2012

Merry Christmas And A Few Stories

I'm sitting here tonight writing this while sending hubby off for a quart of milk and a bag of Werther's Caramels. I like the soft ones but they weren't available so he picked up a bag of hard creamy caramel filled ones. I just may die from Caramel Overload. Werther's are the best caramels in the world. Oooooh and the fact that I told him to read the label and only bring home the soft ones just flew out the door. These are delicious.

More on Miss Caroline. I told my granddaughter to frequently send me things she does because they live 8 hours away and we can't see her but a couple of times a year. Here's what she sent this past week.

Every night she tries a new ploy to get out of bed. Caroline calls Dad into her room after bedtime.
C: I have an idea. I think there's treasure under my crib. Want to get me out and look for it? (Didn't work.)

Dad is kissing her all over. She's protesting that she's a big girl and he needs to stop. She grabs his face with both hands and looks him in the eye.
C: I'm a big girl. Do. You. Understand?!

Naked toddler running around kitchen demanding skittles.
Mom: We can have skittles but the priority is getting your pajamas on.
C: Priority?! Priority?! I'm scared of priorities!

Mom and Dad having conversation. C holds up hand to us and in the best Valley Girl voice ever says:
Shush! You guys are being soooooo loud!

C is telling Dad about somebody (a friend) being bad and needing to be "written up." Dad writes them up in iPad rather than actual notebook. [This actually gets her to behave if told she's going to be "written up." None of us can figure out why but it works, so whatever works.]
C: That's not a notebook. That's an iPad, you silly man.

Another red and pink bedroom for you. Notice the hanging bed by the window.

Can you tell I love eye candy? I'll always post it...FOREVER!

I love that sweet lamp.

A profusion of tulips!

Your own castle and island. Wowzer.

Cute place mats.

A vintage lunch hamper with French details.

A sweet cottage in the U.K.

I didn't make these but I did make one for each of my great-granddaughters...even prettier than these. ;-)

Another view of European cuteness.

Pretty soaps.

I want it!

And this sun room also.

Love the floating flowers.

No cars down these streets. :-)

Four real school names:
Butts Road Primary School
Goodenough College
Universidad de Moron
Pansy Kidd Middle School

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  1. You know I love Caroline stories! That little one is feisty and funny. My kind of girl. Merry Christmas, my friend. Have a wonderful holiday with your dear husband.


  2. Merry Christmas Connie- I have to say, you granddaughter is something else. Smart, definitely. But she has the knowledge too. Blessings Paula

  3. I love hearing more stories about Caroline! I hope you have a great Christmas!


  4. Well said, Caroline. I'm scared of priorities too. ;) Great pictures! I wouldn't mind residing in that castle. ;)

    Merry Christmas,

    P.S. I've recently changed my blog name, but everything else is the same. No need to re-follow.

  5. Have a Merry Christmas dear friend! Thank you for sharing these stories with us!


  6. That little Caroline sounds like a lot of fun for a Grandmother! You must miss her! May I wish you a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year, Connie! Thank you so much for always showing such beautiful photos!

  7. She is a cutie and a handful, giggle. Lovely photos. thank you for sharing at the hop xo

  8. Hi! Visiting from Katherines Corner Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop. I love, love, love your photos.

  9. First time visiting your blog.Love this post with beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

    Greetings from Singapore~Sanghamitra

  10. great stories from Caroline... i love to laugh and those did it. and that vintage lunch hamper is BEAUTIFUL. very glad to meet you too Connie.

  11. Fun with pinks and fun with grandkids - a lovely Pink Saturday to you! :)

  12. All your photos were great, but I sat and laughed at the names of the 4 schools. I teach middle school so Pansy Kidd Middle School had me in stitches. Thanks for the good laugh and eye candy.

  13. Love all your eye candy! Beautiful! Loved reading your grand daughter's funny!! Wishing you all the best in the New Year!

  14. Hi Connie! I've been gone for so long I have tons of posts to catch up on! We have a new granddaughter and I spent a month in Virginia helping my daughter with the baby and our sweet little grandson. Now I'm exhausted, have a bad cold and want to go and live in that cottage you posted here!
    Happy 2013!


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