Thursday, December 2, 2010

Happy Birthday -- to me!

Yesterday was my birthday. It was a nice day of relaxing in the morning, lunch with my husband, then some Christmas shopping. That evening our son and his sweet family came by to wish me a Happy Birthday! At church last night my husband had a birthday cake waiting for me that we shared with the Bible study group. :) Thanks Babe!

Tonight, as part of my birthday celebration, we are going to dinner, shopping for new chairs for our living room and then to hear the Trans-Siberian Orchestra in concert. I am really looking forward to this. The Christmas season has begun. I pray that you have a blessed one!


Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Surprise at the bottom!!

We've had such a busy summer and then a 3 week vacation. We were blessed to be in Virginia, Vermont and then Florida before returning home from a super nice trip. By the time we arrived in Florida I was craving fresh fruit and that's definitely a great place to get fresh fruit! After we arrived home I made up a fresh fruit bowl that we enjoyed so much.

All good things do eventually come to an end and so did the beautiful fruit. Last week I was cleaning out the fruit bowl and when I lifted out the bunch of grapes, this is what I saw at the bottom:

M-I-C-K-E-Y M-O-U-S-E grapes! I was totally surprised and grabbed my phone to get a pic of this cute little thing staring up at me :) A surprise at the bottom of the bowl!
Hope your day has a very pleasant surprise in it -- and much better than Mickey Mouse grapes :) Have a wonderful autumn day!



Thursday, September 2, 2010

Fun Reading

I ran across some articles that have mis-prints or strangely worded titles and some that are just simply fun reading. Enjoy.

Now, doesn't this sound like something we might hear in the news?
Sadly all 10 of them have been banned from so many public places!

Ya think?


Good job!

Innovative little fella :)

Have a great day!

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Three Showers and a Wedding

In September I am scheduled to attend three baby showers and a wedding. Thank goodness there are NO funerals included in my schedule. It seems as though we were plagued with funerals this summer. We attended 7 thoughout the month of June and July! We made a trip to Texas (just south of Dallas), two trips to Louisiana and various other cities at least an hour away to attend some of the funerals. The last one was at our church. I pray we are through with funerals for a while. It's always sad to lose a loved one.

Now, the three baby showers and a wedding are joyous occassions! Two of the baby showers are schedule to take place on the same exact day at the same time. One begins 30 minutes earlier that the other and they are about 12 miles apart. However, I do believe I will be able to attend both for a short period of time. That should be interesting! The third baby shower is on a date to itself. I will be making the cake for this one. I have decided to do a baby buggy on the cake.

The wedding should be interesting for hubs and me. My son and daughter-in-law will both we in the wedding along with her family (her brother is getting married). Our two grandchildren ages 6 and 2 are also in the wedding. Our job is to try to encourage the two-year-old to go down the isle with his sister. From there, they have it all planned out. (We will have reserved seats on the front row -- just in case it doesn't go as planned.) :-/ Fortunately, our little darling boy has a great tempermant and will be adorable no matter :)

Here are a few pics his daddy took of him after they tried on his wedding attire. What you can't see is that this little suit has nicker pants. He's such a sweetheart!

Precious boy!

Love his smile!

"Ta Dah!"


Saturday, August 28, 2010

See Box?

See box?

See box empty.

See box?

See box full!!


(Yes, I know this sounds elementary, but I can't help myself because lately I have been listening to my little granddaughter read. Actually, it sounds more like the readers back in my day than hers today.)

Okay, back to the boxes. Today I am cleaning out the garage. One side of the garage is full of items that need to be stored away or given away. I recently took down the baby crib (sniff) that is not longer needed by our grandson (sniff, sniff). I will wrap it up and store it away. I have scrapbooking items that need to be put back in the cabinet, a pre-lite Christmas tree that was left in one of our houses that needs to go somewhere, and shelves that need organizing -- again! The best part about cleaning and organizing the garage? When is it finished!!

Off to the garage! Have a wonderful weekend.


Saturday, August 7, 2010

40 Years and still counting . . . .

Today is our 40th Wedding Anniversary. Goodness, how time
has raced to this point in our lives! We have been so blessed
and are so grateful to God for His grace and goodness.

For the past two days we have been reminiscing our rehearsal and wedding day. We have laughed and talked of things that had almost been forgotten.

One of the desires of our hearts has been to travel, and we have been priviledge to travel in many parts of the world -- together. Through the joy, tears, laughter, memories good and bad and all the experiences of life that have helped to mold us into the people we are today -- the same, yet so different -- each step has been exciting and worth every inch of the way.

Over the last 40 years we have be blessed with an innumerous amount friends. I see each one as a beautiful flower that together, make a prodigious "boquet". However, God's most extravagant gift to us (besides His own Son) is our precious son. He has been an absolute blessing to us through the years and he now has a sweet family of his own. His beautiful wife of ten years and two darling children are the crowning touch!

I just finished a summer Bible study entitled "Ruth - Loss, Love and Legacy" by Kelly Minter. It has given me a greater desire to leave a legacy of my Christian faith and love for God to my family and those who will come after me. My legacy may not be as profound as that of Ruth and Boaz who are in the lintage of Christ, but as long as I do my best, that's all that really counts.

Happy Anniversary to my sweet Husband of 40 years. May the Lord grant us many more happy and healthy years together. I love you!!


Thursday, June 17, 2010

Treasure Hunt

During the summer months I am keeping the grandchildren on Thursdays. Today we went on a "Treasure Hunt". Breanna loves to do this so first thing this morning, before the temp began to soar, we left on the Hunt.

What I didn't get a picture of was our journey through a tree row and some tall grass. Here we stopped for a picture. I put Bryce in the wagon so he would not get so tired --'cause you know Grammie would end up carrying him after a while. :/

Bryce didn't want his picture taken.

We had drinks and snacks in the blue bag.

After about 30 minutes, Breanna was ready to ride in the wagon, too!

Grammie got her workout for the day!

All rested up and ready to hop out of the wagon and walk.

My son does photography and I found this awesome background
so I snapped a picture of the kids to show him.

We found this written in the cement.

We think "Kekaw" must have been another name for someone's "Grandpa".

We found cactus growing in some tall grass.

Here are some baby pears growing on a tree.
I told Brea that this was treasure that God left for us to find.

Apples, too!

Breanna found some leaves -- more treasures from God.

Oops, evidence of a mole!

. . . and an armadillo had been digging here!

Another leaf.

Then . . . .
we went into Breanna's "tree house". It's not up in a tree
it's in the trees.
Look what we found!!!!

This "treasure" was left for us by someone with the initials PAPA. :)
Breanna was so surprise and couldn't figure out why it was there or
who would have left it in her tree house.
I told her that we had just found some treasure!!!!
She's only found pretend treasure in the past so this was special.

What a special time it was with these two little sweethearts. They are so much fun. I wonder what adventure awaits us next week?

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday precious little boy!
Today you are 2!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Choo Choo . . . Two Two

Our little grandson had his 2nd birthday party Saturday. He will actually be 2 tomorrow. His mother does an awesome job with parties as you will see in the following pictures.

This is his banner and theme. His great grandfather worked on the railroad.
Bryce wore an engineer's cap and overall shorts -- so cute.

Here's the cake I made for him.

The table. The cupcake tree is in the foreground.

Look at these adorable caboose cups!!
The kids loved them.
She also had bandannas, hats and train whistles for each child to take home.

We got him this little train for Christmas and his Mommy
used it as part of the table decor.

The little engineer hang'n out with great grandpa known as "Pa".

Then it was outside to play on the waterslide -- a gift
from his materal grandparents.
This is his sister's best friend.


His Mommy took him down a few times.

His sister loved it!


Then it was Daddy's turn to take the birthday boy down the slide
while Mommy was helping a little friend enjoy the slide, too.

Brent is protecting Bryce's ears from excess water.

Daddy loves his boy!

It's time to open gifts!
Something for the new sandbox!
I don't know if you can see his mouth or not,
but he is making the sound of the truck.
Typical boy!
Tools like Daddy's and PaPa's!

A fire truck!!
This little boy's father is a fireman so he was telling Bryce all about the truck.

Back to the water.
Playing with the water gun.

The slide all to themselves!

It was a wonderful day with family and friends.
All kids had a fun time together.
God has blessed us with two precious and healthy grandchidren.
God is so good!