Aww …. Downton Abbey

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I’m a huge romantic … you have to be to watch Downton Abbey, right? Although I haven’t kept up very well this last season, I plan on doing some catching up soon! I especially enjoy watching this kind of series with my daughters. What is it we like about this show? I have a feeling it’s the beautiful flowing gowns, the ladylike updos, the lovely English accents, the sweet romances and drama, and the gorgeous setting. I need me a Downton Abbey fix soon!

Hope you’re having a great week so far, sweet friends.



A Difficult Day

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Today started off bad. I wasn’t expecting the phone call from my niece that my Mother-in-Law (and her precious Grandma) has taken a turn for the worse. I love my husband’s Mom, Ruth. She’s a sweet and simple farm wife from Iowa with soft-spoken ways, a gentle voice, and an enduring love for her family. Not to mention, when she felt better she used to make the best pumpkin bars on the planet (here’s THE RECIPE¬†she followed)!

You never know what life holds … sometimes it’s unspeakable beauty and other times it’s immense heartache. Knowing and loving Ruth has brought the first into our lives and I’m dreading the pain we’ll feel at her loss. Thank you, Mom, for being YOU and for making a huge difference in my life. Love you always!! xoxo

~ Vicki