Saturday, May 18, 2013


So much has happened over the last many emotions many miles much love many different

I will be sharing those experiences over the next week....way too many to share in one post.

Our "week" started "earlier in the week" by hearing that my "Auntie" was fading faster than they expected and probably only had days to live.  We had made plans for a month to go to CO to share Granddaughter Sadie's Pre-K graduation and Son Jeffrey's end of the school-year celebration.  We had not seen the CO family for 5 months. So many emotions were being felt. 

We waited til the last minute to pack since we weren't sure if we would be going to Cool CO or Warm LA.  But with our winter coats and gloves and our lighter summer clothes, we packed to go to CO and prepared ourselves to leave earlier than planned to go to LA.  

The first day we traveled the nine hours from MO to CO ....around 500 miles.  I couldn't believe how much the grandkids had grown when I saw them.  And I got so many hugs and gave so many kisses when I saw them.  

The smells were also wonderful coming from the kitchen.  DIL Sara was cooking a sirloin roast with potatoes and carrots cooking in the crock pot.  What a delicious dinner that was!

After dinner and while the kids were getting ready for bed, Sara made her Quick Cherry Cobbler for us to enjoy after the kids went to bed.  It was so good!  She said she had had the recipe for a long time.  She used cherry pie filling, but you could use blueberry or apple.  She didn't use "lite" or "no sugar added" pie filling, sugar substitute, or light margarine like I would.  She used real butter, real sugar, and real cherry pie filling.  She said she had gone back to using butter because she liked the taste and results better than when she used margarine. 


1        cup flour
1        cup sugar
1-1/2  teaspoon baking powder
3/4     cup milk
1        can cherry pie filling
1        stick of butter (1/2 cup)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Using an 8-inch square baking dish, melt the stick of butter in the dish while the oven is preheating.

Combine the flour, sugar, and baking powder first in a bowl. Add the milk and stir til smooth.

Pour the mixture over the melted butter in the dish. (do not stir)

Using a spoon, add the pie filling in dollops.  

Bake for 40 to 50 minutes til nice and brown on top and not doughy.

It also warmed up nicely in the microwave the next night.

Forty-five minutes after going to bed, I was awakened by the text alert from my cellphone.  I knew without even getting up and looking at my phone that it was my cousin with news about my Auntie.  The text my cousin sent me was "Auntie is now in Heaven with your mother.  Two great ladies!!"

Monday I will share with you our busy, fun-packed day with Sadie's Pre-K graduation and our Son Jeffrey's end-of-the-year faculty party at the Sky Sox's baseball game. (The latter is where the heavy coat and gloves felt really good.)  This is the AAA baseball team for the CO Rockies.

Remember to give your loved ones a hug and let them know that you care! ♥

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