Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Homemade With Love

I spent the afternoon at my daughter Chelsea's house yesterday.
It's fun to be there when Gabby gets home from school
because she has a little brother who gets very excited.
He napped all afternoon but the moment she entered the door and her voice rang out,
there was another little voice calling out from the bedroom,
"Gabby, Gabby...
Sissy, Sissy...!!!"
He was happy to see his Grammy was there too but quite honestly
it's that Big Sister who really lights up his world!
He likes to pull out books from the corner cabinet
for her to read to him while he sits in the bottom shelf.
Notice Gabby is backed up to a gate.
That's her bedroom door.
The gate has to stay up or Parker will ransack her room.
He's pretty sure it's the
Promise Land
with all it's glitter and glory.

This is Archer and Parker taking a front row seat to the TV at Grammy's on Mother's Day.
I love capturing moments of the two of them together.
When we found out both our daughters were expecting babies so close to the same time
 we were absolutely thrilled.
Then to find out they were both Boys!
That was even more exciting.
It's wonderful to know they will grow up so close.
We all live within 10 minutes of each other.
My girls actually live on the same street.
I am so thankful for all of them.
I really do love being a Grammy.

One last thing today...
An old family recipe.
If you love chocolate and brownies,
this one's for you.

Fudge Pie

2 Eggs
1 Cup Sugar
1/2 Cup Butter {softened to room temperature}
3 Tablespoons {heaping} Hershey's Cocoa
1/2 Cup All Purpose Flour
1 Teaspoon Pure Vanilla

Spray a glass pie plate with cooking spray.
Blend all ingredients together.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes.
Cool slightly but serve while still warm.

Enjoy with your favorite Cuppa!


  1. Aw! What cutie pies! Being a granny IS fun! I'm thankful for chances to hug and kiss them.
    That recipe sounds YUMMY!

    1. I am too! Hugs and kisses are the very best!
      The recipe is the easiest thing in the world and it turns out perfectly every time. Try it!

  2. Hey Danette. Thank you for sharing that sweet moment between Parker and Gabby. It reminded me of when my son was little and how his face would light up when his big sister got back home from school. He's sixteen now!
    Your grandchildren are blessed to have you so close to them.
    Will ask my son to give your recipe a try; he enjoys baking...will let you know how it turns out, if he does.

    1. It reminds me of when my daughters were growing up together. I can hardly believe I am now watching my grandchildren grow up! All children grow way too quickly it seems. That's why we have to capture every moment with them. I am blessed to have them all around me :-)
      Let me know how the recipe goes.
      It's the easiest thing in the world to make!

  3. I can't believe how much Gabby has grown! You've got some very cute little punkins there. : )

    1. She sure has! She is all legs too!
      They are far cuter than any punkins I could ever knit, that's for sure :-)

  4. Beautiful grands, and I did take a copy of the pie. Can't. wait. to. try. it.
    Thank you, and have a great Wednesday!

    1. Thank you! That Fudge Pie is THE EASIEST recipe in the world. I PROMISE. Let me know how it goes...

  5. Cute Danette! I think that's a wonderful way to spend Mothers day. They sure are fun at that age. :)
    xx Beca

    1. They really are! The world is fresh and new to them every single day. I love seeing it through their sweet little eyes. I love watching their little minds and hands at work. They fill my heart with such love and joy.

  6. They are all just gorgeous, how fun you are all so close.

    1. Thank you so much Meredith! I Thank God every day, literally, that we are so close because I take nothing for granted in this life. As we grow older, we know better... ;-)

  7. oh, your grandchildren are all so beautiful!! what treasures they are. And thank you for sharing the fudge pie, that looks SO good!

    1. They are my treasures for sure Julie... and Thank You.
      Try the Fudge Pie sometime when you need something real quick.
      It's an old family recipe and it's the fastest thing in the world to make.

  8. Pięknie!!!! Ja też mam wnuczkę 2,5 roku.

    1. Aren't grandchildren the very best, my friend?! My little grandsons will both be 2 soon. I bet you enjoy your granddaughter immensely!


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