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I'm a mother of four grandmother of seven and great grandmother of three. I live with my husband in the house that we built with the help of my brothers and will have been married for 57 years this February.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011


It's chat time at Everyday Ruralty with Patrice. Every week you are invited to link up with Patrice to offer glimpse of you on the porch.

Here are Patrice's questions for this week:

1.  Who makes the best cookies at your house?

All my daughters are good bakers. We all make the best cookies.

2.  What was most satisfying or pleasing thing about Christmas 2011?

Seeing my new grandson and how he has grown.

3.  How many photos did you take while your family was together for Christmas?  Tons?  A few?  What Pictures?

A few. I was too busy enjoying myself.

4.  Do you have a fireplace, wood stove, or a pellet stove? We have a fireplace and a wood stove.

5. What time did you get up on Christmas morning.

I got up at around 6:20 am  went to the barn to feed the calves and other animals  

I hope that you like our little visit. Thanks for taking the time to response, Have a great week.  JB


  1. Julia ~
    Thanks for sharing.
    Happy New Year!
    Hugs :)

  2. Happy new year Julia. I would love to eat any cookie you baked for sure.

  3. I would love to have a couple of your cookie recipes.

  4. It is always so nice to get caught up with you. Your grandson is such a cute boy I bet you have so much fun with him. Are you feeling better?
    I knew of course all of you would be good bakers.
    I always enjoy your answers. Have a lovely week, Julia

  5. It was so fun to read and little about you and what you like.
    What kind of cookies are you famous for?

    Hope you have a wonderful week.

  6. I enjoyed reading your answers to the questions this week.

    We were fortunate to have been with two of our daughters this Christmas, and all of their families. There were 21 of us in all. It was such fun but I didn't get one single pictures taken. I hope others did because I would like to get some copies. Just imagine, not having any pictures of our 2011 Christmas.

    I can tell you right now, I am not going to bake any cookies next Christmas. The way I feel right now, I won't be baking anything much for a long time. Oh yes, I just remembered, I have to bake my chocolate cake and a coupld of pies for our New York New Years Eve party. I still have dozens of cookies in my freezer.

    I hope we all have a Very Happy New Year!! I have so enjoyed getting to know you, Julia. Love to you..........Darlene

  7. I wonder what happened? My comment was published without my having to do it as anonymous!!!!

  8. My Wish for you & yours is Good Health & Happiness for the New Year !!

  9. I'm so glad you enjoyed seeing your grandson and had that special time. Did you get the book yet? I mailed it just a few days before Christmas, so the mail must have been slow.
    Happy New Year!

  10. I can only imagine how wonderful it must be to have a grandchild- we can't get Breezy and BestSonInLawEVER to get started- even her sisters are trying to get her motivated. LOL They almost bought her a little baby shirt that read: My auntie bought me this shirt. LOL

  11. Hi Julia, What a lovely time you had.I like the part about the cows.Cheri

  12. Happy New Year, looking forward to more posts in the future.Glad you had a great Christmas and got to enjoy your new grandson, he is such a cutie!

  13. Funny how hard it is to take photos when you're really having a good time. And a new grandson can definitely bring a lot of enjoyment. Best wishes for the New Year!

  14. Hi Julia,
    I hope you did get a few pictures of James. I think it would be so exciting to be part of his first Christmas.

  15. Julia, I did not bake one cookie this Christmas and I lived to tell about it. It seems this Christmas was a little off for most people, I don't know why, but it was. I am still enjoying my Christmas tree and ourdoor lights. How lucky for you to have a new grandson to share the season with. Happy New Year to you my friend, Julie.

  16. what a great idea....porchside chats:)
    glad you enjoyed your time with family
    and grateful to hear someone else didn't take many photos either! Too busy with relating
    when I'm around people...just don't take the pics
    some folks seem to do so well. I guess it's like
    chewing gum and walking....not too good at multi-tasking.
    Bright hope to you for a wonderful new beginning
    right around the bend,

  17. Another nice visit with your friend. enjoyed reading your answers.
    Had to come by and check on you and wish you a very Happy New Year honey

  18. OH dang, lost my first this one will be shorter.
    I too do not understand Julia, how you have time to blog...much less visit...but I am glad you do, as I do not get too many comments on my blog..but I love having an "outlet" for the images I find and enjoy sharing.
    HAPPY NEW YEAR dear one.