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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Chunker Baby

My granddaughter, Lillian

This baby girl has so much beauty and personality that I'm in awe whenever I see her. She is just about ready to walk and then my daughter will really have her hands full. Lillian seems to be quite independent and very curious as she is constantly exploring her environment. She likes to flip the pages in her books and she likes her brother's trains...much to his disdain! She likes to observe and analyze new faces, and she has a ready smile with a crinkly nose that makes us chuckle!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Loretta's blues------NOT

Well, I tried to post my "blue" photos until I realized I couldn't access them from my laptop!!!! I'm not home this week because I'm visiting my daughter and her family in Tucson and, since I'm so computer illiterate, I thought I could still post my photos using my laptop!!! My daughter chuckled and mentioned something about the hard drive on my computer at home being different from the hard drive on my laptop. Trust me, you would have really enjoyed my blue presentation. Alas, instead you get to read blue words on the screen! I'm sooooo embarrassed!

Friday, August 20, 2010

A Heartfelt Thank You

Needless to say it has been a roller coaster week for me filled with raw emotion, whirlwind activity, and just trying to cope with the loss of my mother. However, an incredible group of people came to me from blogland, and helped me deal with feelings and look beyond my tears to see just how wonderful friends can be. I finally met our Alphabe-Thursday teacher, Jenny Matlock, when she came to my mother's visitation. I recognized her instantly from the picture on her blog and we hugged each other as if we had been friends for years. She not only came to give me support, she brought along some "cupcakes in a jar"!!!!! I can't thank Jenny enough for being so thoughtful and for taking the time to be with me when I really needed to be surrounded by friends.
Along with Jenny, I must thank Viki, Anne, Cindy, Linda, Cindy B., Christy, Debbie, Jo, Carmen, Nora, Kat, Cheryl, Julie, Nature Girl, Colleen, Freda, Wombat Central, Sarah, Sue, Vicki, Diana, Catherine, Myorii, Polly, JDaniel's Mom, Christina, Sue, Cheryl, Tracy and Terra, for posting so many beautiful comments and expressions of sympathy on my blog. You ALL helped in ways you can't imagine. I am so appreciative to each and every one of you for selflessly lending your support and for offering prayers and thoughts of comfort during a difficult time. I would be thrilled to meet each of you in person so we could become friends in reality instead of cyber-friends.
Thank you again for all of your well wishes and prayers...I'm okay and I'm facing each day with renewed strength from God and my mother.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Requiescat in Pace

My mother, Sarah, passed away at 4:30 PM, August 15, 2010. She was born in 1914 so she had an incredible 95 + year journey on earth. Today she joins my father, her parents and brothers in heaven with God and His angels.Mom would have been 96 years old in just 20 days so now she can celebrate her birthday with her heavenly family.
Thanks, mom, for an incredible and amazing life filled with unconditional love, support and a friendship that can never be rivaled. You will be missed but never forgotten.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Yellow rose and more

For our yellow summer school assignment, I've chosen some photos of yellow roses that bloom in my backyard. Mrs. Matlock wants us to follow the colors of the rainbow which include some wonderful color combinations!

This first photo is of a pretty yellow rose that was taken in my backyard in February of 2009.
This next photo is of another yellow rose that was taken during our wonderful winter in Arizona.

This next photo was taken on Good Friday, April 2009, and shows two more yellow roses in all their glory.

A pretty yellow hibiscus
This is a photo of the nursery in my daughter's dollhouse.
Big Bird and Bert! Can't get any more yellow than Big Bird!
I found this can on Craig's List while searching for some home decor items. This purchase led to a whole new look in my kitchen!
This hankie was a .50 yard sale find. I love all the needlework to make the butterfly.
This Christmas ornament has probably been around longer than I have. My parents had this lemon on every tree they ever had and I proudly display it on one of my trees during the holidays as well.
This pretty pitcher was also part of my Craig's List treasure hunt and it sits in my kitchen along with the can.
My mother made this vase with the yellow flowers during the 1970's when she took a ceramics class with our neighbor.
Please visit other "yellow" posts here.This is linked back to Alphabe-Thursday for the color yellow.

Sunday, August 8, 2010


I'm sooooo happy because football is back on TV. The Hall of Fame game between the Cincinnati Bengals and the Dallas Cowboys is on now which means that my favorite season is right around the corner! I so enjoy Fall/Autumn because it signifies the end of dreadfully hot summers and the beginning of a coolness in the air that refreshes my soul. I also really enjoy watching football games...both pro and collegiate. I learned about the game of football when I was a student at Arizona State University. I used to date this guy named Bob and he would tell me what and why something was happening in the games we were watching. Since that time, I've really come to love the game of football simply because I understand it so well. I usually impress my husband with my football knowledge, and our most "serious discussions" center around which games we are going to watch during the season. Our poor dogs aren't used to hearing hootin' and hollerin' in the house, so they run and hide when they hear us cheering or screaming during a football game!
I was so excited to see this first football game on TV that I called my son-in-law to tell him to watch the game. Of course my sports-minded, smarty pants son-in-law already knew about the game!!! In fact he told me that football is on every weekend from now until the Super Bowl. I'm so happy! RAH, RAH, RAH

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Orange parade

Our summer school with Jenny Matlock continues with the color orange this week.
I looked for orange things around my house but I couldn't find any so I have to rely on items that I display throughout the house for Halloween. Thus, I have a parade of orange Halloween things this week.

The first photo is of a cute dish I use to put Halloween goodies on

I really like to display this soap and use these candy dishes in October

This scarecrow is so puffy and orange!

Pumpkin bling!!!!!

More orange and Halloween fun

Orange Halloween ornaments for a withered tree

I made this card ages ago and never did anything with it

Orange garland from a yard sale

This dish is just waiting for some candy corn

The orange "BOO" sign says it all
This is linked back to Alphabe-Thursday for the color orange.