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Easter Does Not Begin With D ~ #MFRWAuthor #Easter #AtoZChallenge2015

A2Z-BADGE-000 [2015] - Life is Good


Yes, I know Easter doesn’t begin with D, Saturday’s letter in the challenge, but I’m a bit of a rebel so I’m making it work. Besides, I’m also a day late with this one because of Easter. ๐Ÿ˜‰ But, hey, at least I’m still in the challenge!

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Day of blessings. And, since it is Easter, I just want to wish everyone a wonderful holiday! We had our Easter celebration on Saturday due to rain expected Sunday. It all started with Andee’s dad asking to come spend the weekend with us, instead of taking Andee to his house for his weekend with her. Somehow it turned into a big family party with Andee’s mom, boyfriend and baby sis coming. My youngest daughter, hubby and their daughter, Nikkia, joined us, as did my sister and brother in-law. The kids had a great egg hunt with three neighbor kids who came to play, and we had a hotdog cookout. Good times! Good times. ๐Ÿ˜€

I hope your Easter was a blessed one with family, friends and love.


C ~ as in Celebrate! #AtoZchallenge #MFRWAuthor #happybirthday

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Andeeschoolpicday10.07.14editedOh, I’m so excited. It’s Andee’s tenth birthday T.O.D.A.Y!!!! TEN!



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Celebrate, Celebrate! Dance to the music!!!! (yeah, I know, I dated myself a little there lol But I was a young gramma, or Yammy, as the babies call me. ๐Ÿ™‚ )

Andee zen Apple

Zen Andee on Apple- 2014

Folks, Andee is our first grandchild and she has reached a huge milestone. To say we are thrilled and proud of her, well I hope everyone reading this is, or will be, blessed with a grandchild as wonderful as we’ve been blessed with. We actually have five granddaughters and we’re super proud of each and every one of them.

Jetta, Andee, Roxy- 1-26-15

Jetta, Andee, Roxy- 1-26-2015

Andee loves horses, her two dogs and playing with friends. She’s a confessed tom-boy, but loves to dress up and put on make up (to play, of course). She’s in fourth grade and makes excellent grades, but not perfect. And that’s just fine with us since we know she does her best and that’s all we can ask. ๐Ÿ™‚

So, because Anna Banana lives with us and we have lots to do to prepare for her celebration, I’ll keep this post short.

Thanks for stopping by to help us party!


Calisa Rhose ~ A is for April 2015’s A to Z Challenge! #MFRWAuthor #blogging #AZChallenge

A2Z-BADGE-000 [2015] - Life is Good


Welcome and hello! First off, some of you might have seen this post, or rather part of it, go live yesterday and now again this morning. Yesterday was an ‘oops.’ I accidentally hit Publish while drafting this post and had to start all over.

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April, and the Pen of the Dreamer aka the Ranch will be participating in the A to Z Challenge again this year. Last year I made it through about four days before life overtook my challenge and I lost. This year I’m shooting for a week. ๐Ÿ˜† Just kidding! I’m shooting for the whole month. I did aim that high last year, but when you care for a middle school child and a child-minded adult, well life sometimes (ok, most times) is not my own.

So what will I be blogging about? I hope you’ll visit to find out, because I don’t really know what will jump out of my head on any given day. I’m going freestyle this year. Some bloggers, there are 544 signed up!, have chosen to blog on a theme. I’m curious what they will blog about for 30 days in one area and I’m sure those blogs will be exceptional. I didn’t think I could do that this time, so I’ll be blogging this month about whatever comes up. After all, here on the Ranch we like to keep things loose and fun!

So, thank you for visiting and I’ll be hopping to as many posts this month as I am able. If you’d like to join the hopping fun during April to see what 544 people are chatting about, you can find all the participants on the A to Z site.