Dec 29, 2010

Please Pray For Us During Our Family Tragedy

Tragedy can strike any family at any given moment of any day.  Our family was rocked with the most devastating, heart breaking, life changing tragedy possible last week.  On December 21 our daughter-in-law Jenni and our son Jacob checked into the hospital for the delivery of their first child. As many of you know, Jacob and Jenni were married 18 months ago.  On what should have been the most wonderful day of their young lives, our beautiful daughter-in-law died following the emergency birth of our precious granddaughter Amelia. Amelia was born mid morning on December 22 and her mother went home to her Heavenly Father very early on the morning of December 23.  Words do not exist to describe the agony of the last week, especially for our son.  He is broken hearted and we are for him.  Please pray for Jacob as he raises his little girl.  And please pray for my husband Sandy and I and our daughter and son-in-law as we help him.  I will post again in the future with a web site being set up for Amelia.  Thank you friends in advance, for your support, friendship, and prayer.  Meanwhile, cherish your loved ones and love each other as if each moment were your last together.

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
Psalms 147:3

Jul 23, 2010


A little pink from my garden...

Three sweet pink girls...

The cutest pink bug I've ever seen...

I want a pink house like this!!!

Beach beauties in pink and white...

This summers pink toes...

My two pink doll babies...

(check out Sydney's ocean theme dress)

A post card scene, pink tile roof, palm tree, and another feathered beauty... 

A new pink town to explore - Pass-a-Grille Florida...

What could be better than a pink sunset???

The pink clouds after the sunset can hold their own...

A gorgeous, Royal Albert teapot clock from dear friends for our anniversary...

Finally, a 40th wedding anniversary gift from my sweetheart...rubies are kind of pink, don't you think?

Stop in to visit Beverly at How Sweet the Sound for lots of wonderful pink posts!

Jul 17, 2010

so sorry, no pink saturday for me today

I'm sorry, I have had no access to my computer or photos all week.  I'll have to post next week.  Enjoy all the beautiful posts today!

Jun 28, 2010

Answered Prayer

Thank you so much to all of you who prayed...we have a healthy baby!  Thank God, there were no abnormalities at all found in the last test results. Yeah God!!!

Jun 24, 2010

Please Pray With Us...

I would so appreciate it if those of you who believe as strongly as I do in the power of prayer would please pray for one of our grandchildren.  Some tests have come back with a red flag.  It seems there is the possibility of a life threatening health issue.  More specific and more accurate tests have been completed and the results should be in by Monday.  Please pray with us that the results will be completely normal - a healthy child.  We have torn hearts, as we are supposed to go to Florida, in part to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary- which is June 27th.  The kids do not want us to change our plans but we can't imagne not being home to support them while they're going through such a stressful time.  So if you don't mind, add on a little prayer for us too as we travel and our family will not be together for a few weeks.  I'll post next week as soon as I have the awaited test results.  Thank you all so much for your faith and prayer.

Jun 19, 2010

Suzanne's Friday Fives

Suzanne, at Southern Inspiration, does a Friday Fives post each week.  I almost always check out her questions for the week but I've never participated before - here goes...

1. Any special plans for Father's Day?
We're beginning our Father's Day celebration Saturday with our daughter and her family and our son and daughter-in-law at our community patriotic fair and fireworks.  We'll sit on blankets and eat pizza and treats together, admire the newest ultrasound pics of our new grandbaby-to-be, take our precious little granddaughters on a few rides, and finish the evening with a fabulous fireworks display.  Our daughter and son-in-law and their two little girls will come over on Sunday for a barbecue.  Our son and daughter-in-law will be celebrating their very first wedding anniversary, so we will gladly excuse them from joining us.

2. Is your daddy still living?
My daddy is still living, though he is terminally ill.  He is one of the most special men on the face of the earth!

3. Are you a grandparent yet?
We have two granddaughters - Sydney, who is 6, and Isabelle, who is 2.  They are our daughter's children.  Our son and daughter-in-law are expecting their first baby, due December 26.

4. How long have you been married?
We will be celebrating our 40th wedding anniversary on June 27.

5. What vocation did your DAD do?
My dad worked in the auto industry for many years.  For the last 10 years or so of his working life he developed his own landscape business.

Happy Father's Day weekend!

Jun 14, 2010

My Completed Guest Room

Our son Jacob moved out into his own house two years ago and he was married last June (and expecting a baby December 26!)  Within a week I had his room painted and furniture ordered.  I've posted before about the project.  But I couldn't find a few things to finish the room, like a chandelier, some pictures, and a chair.  It's taken me a while but I'm finally finished with the guest room.  I may still tweak the drapes a little and make some lavender pillows for the bed but I'm happy with it the way it is.  I took some of the pics with a flash and some without.  I prefer the softness of the ones without the flash, but you can't see a lot of detail in  the darker pics so I've included some of both.

Detroit Piston blue with black trim-HIDEOUS!!!

TA DA!!!  The New Guest Room...

Be sure to stop by Susan's Between Naps On The Porch to find a list of participants for this week's Metamorphasis Monday!

Jun 8, 2010

Jun 2, 2010

We Just Got Our First Christmas Gift Of 2010...I'm A Happy Mimi!

Our son Jacob and daughter-in-law Jenni, married last June, are giving us.....

A brand new grandbaby, due December 26, 2010!

Our cup runneth over!!!

May 25, 2010

A 2010 Wedding Season Opener

Once again it seems the 2010 wedding season is upon us.  My daughter sent me this cute YouTube video and I thought you might enjoy it as much as I did!


May 8, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

Happy Mother's Day!  I hope your day is filled with love and joy.

Real Mothers

Real Mothers don't eat quiche.  They don't have time to make it.

Real Mothers know that their kitchen utensils are probably in the sandbox.

Real Mothers often have sticky floors, filthy ovens - and happy kids.

Real Mothers know that dried play dough doesn't come out of carpets.

Real Mothers don't want to know what the vacuum just sucked up.

Real Mothers sometime ask 'Why me?'  They get their answer when a little voice says, 'Because I love you best.'

Real Mothers know that a child's growth is not measured by height or years or grade...

It is marked by the progression of Mommy to Mom to Mother.

The Images of Mother

4 YEARS OF AGE - My Mommy can do anything!

8 YEARS OF AGE - My Mom knows a lot! A whole lot!

12 YEARS OF AGE - My Mother doesn't really know quite everything.

14 YEARS OF AGE - Mom doesn't know anything.

16 YEARS OF AGE - Mother? She's so old-fashioned.

18 YEARS OF AGE - That old woman? She's way out of date!

25 YEARS OF AGE - Well, Mom might know a little bit about it!

35 YEARS OF AGE - Before we decide, let's get Mom's opinion.....

45 YEARS OF AGE - Wonder what Mom would have thought about it?

65 YEARS OF AGE - Wish I could talk it over with Mom.

May 7, 2010

Pink Saturday - How Does One Lose a Table?

--- Eloise

I bought these gorgeous pink metal chairs with mosaic seats and backs a couple of years ago at Marshall's.  I also bought the matching table and it was a great bargain.  $20.00 for each chair and for the table.  They're a wonderful quality - I can hardly lift the chairs.  Since we have cold, snowy winters I asked my husband to store the set in our basement until Spring.  My son stopped by to carry them upstairs for me last week while my husband was out of town.  He brought up both chairs but couldn't find the table.  Anxious as I was to have them in place on my patio, I waited until my hubby got home to bring the table upstairs.  No table.  I've searched, he's searched, and our son has searched.  HOW DOES ONE LOSE A TABLE???   It's probably 24 - 30 inches wide and it's hot pink just like the chairs.  Go figure.  I'm mad I can't show the whole set off today, but here are the gorgeous chairs.  What's life without a little mystery...

This hand painted cement pot with matching heart was an early Mother's Day gift from my sweet sister-in-law.  Loves it!

My Lupine has gone crazy...all in shades of pink, of course!

Sweet English Daisies...

I'm hoping for a successful try with this gorgeous pink Mandevilla...

HUGE hot pink Gerbera Daisies!

Dainty Perennial Geranium...

Potted pink Geraniums...always a favorite!

A pink glittered sea shell...can't wait for summer!

There are many beautiful posts to enjoy...find all the participants at How Sweet The Sound.  Beverly is the hostess with the mostess!