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The 5 Minute Facial Workout by Catherine Pez #exercise


Did you know the smile works more that 25 facial muscles? So Smile!!  The small but important risorius muscle is found in the corner of your mouth and if well stimulated can correct a drooping mouth. The 5 Minute Facial Workout book by Catherine Pez has clear instructions, with a photo to demonstrate every movement, so performing the exercises  is easy and straightforward.  The best part is that no special equipment or location is required – just some diligence and perseverance. It’s too soon to throw in the towel. It’s time for facial gymnastics!

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A Communion #Family #Special #Palominos #Blessings #Joy

Our little guy is now grown up.  Grown up enough to share communion with all of the church members.  A communion party was in order.

The place to party was at our favorite meeting place, Palominos Bar and Restaurant.

 It is never an easy task to get the whole family together in one place, at one time, but somehow we managed to do it.  For we all knew that it takes a communion of family to celebrate our special boy’s Communion Day.  What a joy to see my two favorite gals, enjoying this time together.   As I watched them I envisioned the time when the family celebrated their communion day.   Many moons ago!

Hello, new face!  My daughter’s boyfriend.  How nice that George joined the family for Christian’s day.
We are hoping, and praying, that these two will become more than boy/girlfriend.  I’m thinking of what I am going to wear at the wedding.  Shhh!

A shout out for two more special young ladies.  My granddaughter and good friend Natalie.   

As we were all smiles, about the day, the children did end up making us frown. 🙁


Because, we could not see their faces.  Only the top of their heads.  For they were focused downward, towards their- wait for it – phones.  And when the littlest one in the group said, “Daddy, I’m the only one that doesn’t  have a phone to play with.”  We all snapped to attention.  A shout out (more like a threat out) was given and the phones were put away.

Let me introduce the three Bills.  That’s Billy, Billy and Billy.

When I see my son, with his son, it reminds me of how blessed I am.   A father’s love is so  important.  What is a celebration without a celebration drink.  The drink of the party was the Palominos house special – Coconut Martini.   Great in taste, and great in calories!   However, worth every calorie we consumed.   Bless you my darling grandson!   My prayer for you is to always remember that Our Lord walks with you daily.   That life does not guarantee happiness.   Be filled with joy!   For joy is all around you.  Feel joy in the smell of a flower, the humming of a bee, the strength of a tree, and even the dark clouds that form for the rain.  For all have been created with you in mind.

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Disney Signature Collection-Peter Pan Anniversary Edition #Flying #Tinkerbell #Wendy #Wontgrowup

Celebrate the 65th anniversary of the timeless classic on Blu-Ray and enjoy new and original bonus features!

Watching the story of Peter Pan,  like the lost boys, never gets “old.”   Peter Pan’s Anniversary Edition  brings adventure to all ages.

The 65th anniversary edition offers 2 hours of bonus features, along with  deleted song (Never Smile at a Crocodile) and deleted scenes.   Stories from Walt’s office, as well as a conversation with our darling Wendy, and much more.   Yes, Peter Pan is a “Timeless classic that brings out the kid in all of us.”

We can fly away back to Never Land with Peter, Wendy, Tinker Bell and the Lost Boys and Peter Pan Anniversary edition  will show us how to get reacquainted with the Peter Pan in us all.

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Dining, Groovin' Eats, Time of the Season

66 Candles ~ Who’s Counting? #OTP #GroovinEats


We try to live our lives and forget our age, so we aim to never miss a chance to celebrate a birthday.  We met at the Olde Trading Post Tavern for the night, there was a live band in the Beer Garden and lots of people enjoying a beautiful Spring evening.  Since there was no room outside and we did not want to wait for a table,  we ate inside and  still enjoyed the music.

We started the evening with the OTP Nachos and some cold beers. Truth: The best beers are the ones you drink with friends. Cheers.  We always share the appetizer and the dessert, which was Merci choice of Cookies and Cream Truffle. We caught up and really just entertained ourselves, we think we are pretty lovable and funny.

Oh and we all love to eat so dinner was yummy Sheperds’ Pie, Tavern Fish & Chips, Grilled Chicken B.L.T. and Crispy Chicken Buffalo Flatbread. Some ate it all and some took what they could not finish home (and ate it for breakfast). 🙂  There is so much to celebrate in life and a birthday is definitely one of them. So until further notice celebrate everything. Happy Birthday!