I can’t believe it!

This year is a pretty special year.  We have Niece Amanda (Mana to us) back in our midst, as in living near by. We have not had this for many years and we have missed her. But now……we also get the joy of having her husband Chad and their (my) adorable nephew to squeeze and kiss nonstop!

Twenty years ago on June 2nd, Jim made a call to his sister and told her  that we had a new nephew for her weighing all of 6 lbs 13 ounces. And a half a second later there was a major bond even though they had yet to meet when we knew Amanda had been born on the same day ten years before that.

Amanda babysat for us for many years but soon it came into a friendship that is undeniable.

We got to celebrate after several years of not being able to at the same place and at the same time their birthdays. I have taken their picture by this rhodie since they were just little, little. The first one of them by it was Mana holding Layton. Now look at them.


I made a chicken vegetable pasta dish, that was scrumptious!


Feta/cranberry spinach salad, yum-O


garlic bread!




This little man……rules, RULES this house when he is here.




Oh, now the entertainment begins and Chad is showing the boys that he still has got it with lots of flippin’ around!




Happy birthday Layton and Mana! May the Lord bless you abundantly and beyond measure this year.


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