baby 7

I’ve got happy news to share! Here’s a hint;

Sugar and spice and everything nice…

that’s what little girls are made of!


Howdy Sugar Pies! I’d like to introduce you to my newest, fresh from heaven, grand daughter! Ivy James! She was born a few days ago to my daughter-in-love Tiffany Rose and son J.J. (Jason James). Sweet Ivy got her Papa’s middle name. J.J. was given the name James after his great grandfather, James Cannizzaro, from Sicily, Italy. I love that little Ivy has her great, great grandpa’s name. Ivy’s big sister Olive has her Mama’s middle name, Rose.

olive rose age 1

And speaking of Olive Rose, we flew to California last week to take care of our adorable baby doll while her Mama and Papa were in the hospital during labor and delivery. She’s scrumptious I tell ya!! A little dream come true!

tiff jj me gary olive

The photo on the left was just before Tiffany and JJ walked out the door to head to the hospital. Boy did we have fun with little Olive! She has the cutest giggles! And she’s very excited about her new baby sister!

PicMonkey Collage

I’m so proud of my hard working, caring, loveable son. He’s such a wonderful daddy to his baby girls. And Tiffany is such a good mama too! She’s created a nurturing and happy home. It blesses my heart to see how they adore their little family.


FullSizeRender (15)This photo was taken last Christmas 2016…add two more girls to the line-up, Ivy and Ember, (Ember was born in June, Dusty and his wife Kimmy’s baby girl.) and we have a grand total of 4 boys and 4 girls! Thanking the Lord for these precious gifts! God answers prayer!

In case you missed them, here’s some posts about my growing family and a few thoughts, here and there, on parenting:

Chatting Over the Fence

Summer Storms and Sunshine Too

She Said YES!

They Said I DO!



Well, it seems summertime is winding down, kids go back to school this week and my daughter Summer moves into her College dorm on friday (not liking that idea too much…but this mama hen’s got to let her last chickie fly the coop!) I’m trying to distract myself by trying to come up with some new Fall decorating ideas. How about you? Have you started your fall decorating yet? I always love to hear from you sweeties!

Thank you for stopping by! It always feels good to chat about the goings-on here at Sugar Pie Farmhouse! It’s like chatting over the backyard fence to my dear sister-friends! :D

God Bless you’re darlin’ heart!

I’ll be back real soon!

Aunt Ruthie

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