Happy Birthday Brylie

15 Years Old Today!

Here’s to a brand new year, being 15 years old! She’ll be driving soon too, seems so many of my g’kids are at this stage now! BRY will be excitedly working on this now! Everyone can’t wait to DRIVE, a new kind of freedom!

A couple years ago…I loved this “cake”!

Fun times from not too long ago….

BEACH FUN: Mom & girls getaway

What a beautiful summer & fall vacation!!!

Bygone days…

Sarah called BRY the “family peacemaker” in her younger days. She brought so much love into the family & truly was the cohesive bond that just felt good to have her sweetness spread out.

It was so fun making those fairy & ballet dolls with you girls on my bed a few years ago, even if I found a few pins in it later. haha

Brylie is wearing the same sailor dress I made for her mother, Sarah, years ago! Still looks new! This has even been a long time ago with Bry wearing it. Too cute! ❤️

Author: Mary Catherine

• Published writer that used to contribute a monthly article on any given subject to my local newspaper. I am no longer doing this and miss it. • Owned my own custom paint store, "Wild Woods". I called it "wall art" that consisted of murals, glazing, faux painting and also painting vinyl garage doors to look like wood or metal; usually copper. • Have had an interesting past 14 years living off the grid in a remote area in Southern Utah near the Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park in a progressive community that held many informative events with guest speakers, including a number of published authors, and hands-on exercises in various self-sufficient living. No longer living there. • I have another blog about grandparenting. This is a subject near and dear to my heart nowadays. *As part of "the sandwich generation", I was caught between helping my adults kids (usually with their kids) as well as caring for an elderly parent, my mother, who was suffering from dementia. I want to do some writing on the aspect of full time care givers to people with Alzheimer's as well. I feel I have learned a lot about this. ~ What a Juggling Act! Somewhere with all those balls up in the air, my own dreams had been put on hold for too long and now, after losing my mother just recently, and my grandkids in school, I hope to rekindle them. My husband and I are super busy doing major remodeling jobs on a house we purchased two years ago as well as extensive yard work. The house and yard projects, which include the restoration of an old cottage built in the 1800's that sits on the far, back corner of our three-fourths acre lot we own are keeping us both really busy. Amidst the ongoing projects, I try to squeeze in a moment here and there to work on my blogs. Creativity has always been an essential part of who I am and when I stop doing things like this, I feel like a robot mechanically moving around, just getting the necessities done. Art, Music, Writing, Gardening, Home Interior Decorating, Water Activities like swimming and kayaking are the things I crave and try to find time to do. We have to "make it a good day"!

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