Friendships and Blessings

My friend Peggy is a great friend and a blessing to our family.. For a long time she lived out in Arizona but she moved back and we are so happy she did!

Spoiler Alert

She loves to spoil kids and adults. Yesterday she showed up at my house with this for my 2 year old and 4 year old grandchildren that she was going to help me watch.


My first thought was, “Oh, no. More mess.” But she assured me she would make the kids put them back up and so of course I said “Okay.” I’m a nana…it’s super hard for me to say “No” to my grandkids unless it’s something that will harm them.


As you can see the blocks were a hit and so was something else Peggy brought. Peggy is a great cook and loves to share her baking talents with us. At least once a week she appears with cookies or brownies. And before you you ask, the answer is no! You can’t have her….she’s MY friend!


This huge pan of marble brownies was served with vanilla ice cream and eaten almost all up. There’s enough left for a couple of servings, but I don’t think it will last long.

The thing about Peggy is she’s a giver. She gives of herself to everyone she meets, which is good but sometimes she needs to be a taker. She’s been sick lately and I’ve been over to check on her a couple of times. Many of her other friends have as well. I hope she knows what she means to me and my family.

She’s so much a part of us that if she decided to go back to Arizona now (or anywhere) I think she would have to take us with her!

Good friends are hard to come by. Great friends, are even more rare. Friends that become family are loved and cherished. We love you Peggy! Consider yourself adopted to the Kindred family!

RECIPE for Peggy’s Marble Brownies

1 cup margarine, 3/4 cup water, 1 1/2 1 Ounce squares unsweetened chocolate, 2 cups flour, 2 cups sugar, 1 tsp. baking soda, 1/2 teaspoon salt, 2 eggs, beaten, 1/2 cup sour cream

….1 8-ounce package Philadelphia Brand Cream Cheese, softened, 1/3 cup sugar, 1 egg, 1 6-ounce package semi-sweet chocolate pieces.

Combine margarine, water and chocolate in saucepan: bring to a boil. Remove from heat. Stir in combined flour, sugar, baking soda and salt. Add eggs and sour cream; mix well. Pour into greased and floured 15x10x1 inch jelly roll pan.

Combine cream cheese and sugar, mixing until well blended. Blend in egg. Spoon over chocolate batter. Cut through batter with knife several times for marble effect. Sprinkle with chocolate pieces. Bake at 375 degrees, 25 to 30 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Makes approximately 2 dozen.


Friendships are a blessing from God. This morning I was reading a friends post and she mentioned how she discovered overlooked blessings in her life. I suspect we all do this. We notice the BIG blessings but we forget the smaller ones. Take a moment and look around you this weekend.

I bet you can find some overlooked blessings in your life. God is good. Thank you friends for visiting NanaHood. Big hugs to each of you!



  1. I also have a BFF. I cherish our bond, memories and never take our friendship for granted. We don’t consider ourselves friends, but family.

    You are blessed to have your BFF near again. Once a year visits are just not enough.

  2. teresak 19 Sep, 2016

    Thanks for stopping by Eileen!