Cat Takeover 3

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It’s time for us to take over Mommy’s blog again! We can’t believe it has been so long since the last time we did this! We really need to take over more often! It’s fun!

Anyways, just in case you are new around the RCGG world:

260I’m Ollie! I’m 16 years old and I love to sleep, eat treats, tuna, and lunch meat. I love playing with my birdie toy, snowball, and crinkle ball. I love running laps around the room and meow as loud as I can when Mommy and Daddy are just starting to fall asleep!

279I’m Peachy! I just turned 7 last month! One of my favorite things is to turn the bathroom light out! I love playing and eating treats just as much as my sister! My favorite toys are the laser. It goes all around the room and shines that little red dot on the walls, the ceiling, and the floor. One day I will catch that thing! I also really like my undercover mouse. It’s a little feather wand that’s under this cloth thing that moves too. I use it so much that Mommy and Daddy have to replace the batteries a lot!

Here’s what we have been up to lately:
Screenshot_2016-01-23-20-57-34I was yawning when Mommy took this of me! Look how wide my mouth is! I must have been tired!

20160123_205541I’m fast asleep with my paw sticking out of the condo!

20160121_053250I was warm under Daddy’s UGA blanket. I was sleeping with my carebear!

20151006_020724I like warm clothes!

We should do this more often! It’s fun to show Mommy’s blog readers what we have been up to! We hope you enjoyed our cat takeover! You never know when we will come back so keep watching for us!


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Memory Jar

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Do you like to keep memories throughout the year? Do you find it hard to keep them in one place? For my January A Pinch of Faith post I shared an easy and fun way to keep those memories all together!

step 5 pt. 2

To fond out how to make your own memory jar go to Making a Memory Jar on A Pinch of Faith and let me know what some of your favorite memories have been!

Did You Know

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that I am a contributor for a blog called A Pinch of Faith?  Amanda is such a great Christian woman that strives to live modestly and as God wants us to live! She is such a strong woman and her faith in God shines! I love writing for her and sharing posts from the other contributors. My posts will be published on the last Thursday of the month!


I’m a co-host for the Blogger PJ Party? This is a fun Facebook chat that takes place every month!  Tonight is the first one of the year!! We have a trivia game to get to know your hosts. It’s going to be so much fun and I can’t wait for the rest of the year!

2016 is bringing so many exciting things to the RCGG world. I can’t wait to share them as we go through the year! I know you will love them just as much as I do!


Blogger PJ Party Kick Off

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The Blogger PJ Party is on January 27th and I’d love to see you there! It’s a Facebook chat that is always so much fun!


This month we are having a get to know your hosts trivia game! Here’s the questions and links to find the answers so you can study up! (There’s homework to do before the party? What kind of party gives you homework?) ONLY THE MOST FUN PARTY ON FACEBOOK!


Be a Warrior Queen
1. When did Raewyn start the Warrior Queen movement?

2. How many kids does Raewyn have?


The Petite Mrs

1. How long has the petite Mrs been married?

2. What other talent has Nora done the longest?


Hodge Podge Moments
1. What branch of the military is Pam’s husband in?

2. How many names has Pam’s blog had?

Random Crafty Georgia Girl

1. Where did Cate live before moving to Georgia?

2. What is Cate’s favorite TV show?


One Hoolie Mama

1. How many pets does One Hoolie Mama have?

2. How far apart are Suzanna’s boys?

We hope you will join us on the 27th and have as much fun as we are having planning everything! Looking forward to seeing you next Wednesday!

Goals for 2016

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writeThe big trend in the blog world is to come up with a word for the new year! My intention has always been to publish three posts a week! Well sometimes that doesn’t happen! Sometimes one post a week doesn’t even happen! This year though, I’m making a goal to post at least three times a week! It might be twice a week, but the goal is three.

In 2016, I’m also co-hosting The Blogger PJ Party! It’s a monthly facebook chat that my friend Pam from Hodge Podge Moments started a couple years ago! It’s always so much fun and we are looking forward to the new adventure this year!

10401932_10101434768254924_2169666191971755262_nJanuary’s Blogger PJ Party will be on the 27th starting at 8 PM Eastern and ending at 10 Pm Eastern!

Dear Grandma

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You never want to say goodbye to someone you love because you don’t want them to leave your life forever, but it happened to my family on Wednesday, October 27th. My grandma left this world and went on to be with her Lord! We celebrated her life on October 31st. Instead of writing a post about my grandmother, I decided to write her a thank you note for all she did for me!

Dear Grandma,
Thank you so much for being in my life! You taught me so much in my 33 years that I will never forget!

You taught me that hard work pays off. You delivered the Southern Illinoisan newspaper for seventeen years. You were up at 2:45 AM every morning to get the papers ready for delivery! Your hard work was noted a few times by the Southern Illinoisan and they made you carrier of the year several times.

One time when you were delivering the papers, you got out of your truck to deliver to a few houses. You left the truck door open and a big yellow dog jumped in the driver seat of your truck and wouldn’t move. I don’t remember how you got the dog out of your truck, but this was just one of the funny stories from those seventeen years.

Thank you for teaching me how to help others. You worked tirelessly at the community pantry, delivering Meals on Wheels, working with Vacation Bible School, church dinners, and so much more. You took me on a lot of serving trips and it really made me think about how there are some people that may not be as fortunate as others. I never thought of this as I was a child, but thank you for showing me that some people may need that extra help sometimes and that someone may not be able to get out to do the every day things.

We could never take my outgrown clothes to the pantry because when you would sort the clothes you would find something you thought I would like and it was something that I had outgrown! We started donating to Goodwill instead just so things wouldn’t come back to us!

Thank you for teaching me patience. I know that I tried your patience sometimes when I was little, but you never raised your voice to me. You always spoke in a soft tone and gave me tat look! I know I wasn’t the most well behaved child, but what kid really is perfectly behaved? Thank you for always having a patient heart with me!

I don’t know if this is a story about patience, but it is a random funny story. Before I was in school, you would baby sit me during the day while Momma and Daddy were at work. After lunch, we would go take a nap. Well, YOU would take a nap. When you were asleep, I would sneak out and go watch tv with Poppy! When your nap time was nearing an end he would go tell me to climb back in the bed. Haha! You didn’t know this until until around twenty years later!

Thank you for doughnuts on Friday mornings! That was one of the best things of my childhood and I’m going to take our children out for doughnuts every Friday morning! Even when I was able to get myself up there was still doughnut Fridays! At that point Friday morning doughnut runs had changed a bit. You went to get them and put them in our mailbox. I’ll always get a dozen doughnut holes just for you!

So as you can see you taught me so much in my life. Even if I felt like I was the grand-daughter you took for granted, the one that was always there; I knew that you really loved and cared for me! I was the one that sent  cards and gifts to let you know I was thinking of you. I was the one that called on your birthday! Towards the end you may not have remembered me, but I know you do now! You’re  in Heaven smiling down on me as you officially passes the cookie baton to me!

Thank you Grandma! I love you!


Gae Edith Pedigo, 89, of Carterville, passed away on Wednesday, October 28, 2015, at Heartland Regional Medical Center in Marion, surrounded by her family. Visitation will be held from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m., Saturday, October 31, 2015, at Crainville Baptist Church. Graveside services will follow at 3:00 p.m. in Hillcrest Cemetery in Carterville, with Dwayne Fields and the Rev. Chuck Epperly officiating. Riggin-Pillatsch & Burke Funeral Home in Carterville is in charge of arrangements. Gae’s request was no flowers but instead make contributions to the Children’s Department at Crainville Baptist Church. Envelopes will be available at the church. Gae was born on April 17, 1926, in Gorham, to Charles Carrell “C.C.” and Edith (Mifflin) Sickler. She married Paul Ray Pedigo on December 29, 1946, in Pinckneyville. He preceded her in death on August 7, 2005. She is survived by her daughters and sons-in-law, Ginny Fitzgerald of Carbondale, Judy Pedigo and her husband Doug Young of Dongola, Mary Pedigo of Hurst, Kay and Frank Hutchison of Carterville, and Jo Pedigo of Carterville ; son and daughter-in-law, Gary and Paula Pedigo of Salem, Ore.; sister, Ruby Dallas of Murphysboro; eight grandchildren and their spouses, Angela Fitzgerald, Vina and Anton Castelli, Dawn Schifferdecker, Cate and Nathan Shadder, Laura Duddy, Mary Duddy, Sarah Duddy, and Alex Duddy; 15 great grandchildren and one on the way; one great-great grandchild on the way; special friends, Karla and John McCamish, Nancy Riggin, and Twyla Stennett. Gae was preceded in death by her parents; husband; granddaughter, Brandy; and sister, June Williams. Gae was a homemaker, who enjoyed quilting and baking cookies. She was a fifty year member of Crainville Baptist Church. Special thanks to the staff at Parkway Manor in Marion.



Merry Christmas 2015

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Today we celebrate a very important birthday!

As you celebrate with gifts and food, please remember that Jesus is the reason we celebrate Christmas. He came to Earth as a tiny baby for us!

I am excited to start working with Pam from Hodge Podge Moments on the monthly Blogger Pajama Party! I’m also looking forward to many more exciting new things fro the RCGG life! I’ll be working on my exciting new plans for RCGG in 2016 this week! I’m looking forward to a fresh new year!

See you next year

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I’m taking the rest of the year off from blogging to focus on being with my family over the holiday! I have couple of posts scheduled for you and I know you will enjoy them! Over the next two weeks, I am working on planning out my ideas for 2016. So, have a great Christmas and a very blessed 2016!

12 Days of Blogmas Day 3

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I’m a little behind on my 12 days of blogmas so today I’m going to play catch up.

On the third day of blogmas The Petite Mrs. and The Coastie Couple gave to me:


I love seeing the signs of the holidays! There’s so many favorite signs of the season, but my favorites are seeing Santa at the end of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. When he makes his appearance at the end of the parade it’s officially the start of the Christmas season!


Another favorite sign of the season is all the movies that are coming on TV. I’ll go into more detail about my favorites in my day 6 post.

My most favorite sign of the season is getting out the decorations. I love decorating for Christmas because it just gives me a happy feeling. It makes any bad mood just go away!

Random Acts of Kindness

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On the second day of Blogmas The Coastie Couple and The Petite Mrs. gave to me


Two Random Acts of Kindness

Carry out a random act of kindness, with no expectation of reward, safe in the knowledge that one day someone might do the same for you. -Princess Diana

You don’t have to wait for the holidays to perform a random act of kindness. These can be done at any time of year! Usually around the holidays though is when people really act on trying to help others! There’s some really great ways to help even if you think it may be small! To someone else it might be something bigger.

A favorite random acts of kindness is to give a toy to Toys for Tots. This is such a simple thing to do because you can just a buy a stuffed animal and put it in the box at the front of the store. I know Dollar Tree has these boxes, but I’m not sure what other stores support Toys for Tots.

You can also choose a tag from The Salvation Army‘s Angel Tree. The Salvation Army helps people in so many ways, but Angel Tree is usually their most popular. Choosing a child’s tag from the tree gives them the feeling that there is someone out there that wants to help their family to afford a Christmas.