Saturday, January 24, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
There weren't any rules given with it, so I will just pass it along to a few others.
Lallee of Lallee's Cottage Decorating, crocheting, precious pets, and a lovely studio
Kim of Dear Daisy Cottage Wonderful, glorious color! Every inch of Daisy Cottage is pure loveliness.
Maryjane of The Beehive Cottage Pink, vintage, and a cowgirl...how fabulously lovely is that?
Hmmmm......I think we have a Lovely Cottage theme here!
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
It did, however, spark my interest to check out a few other other gowns from the past. Here are Eleanor Roosevelt and LadyBird Johnson posing in their finery. I wonder if Michelle did the same.
To test your First Lady Ballgown knowledge, take this little fun quiz. I only got 4 out of 8, though if I would have gone with my first instincts, I would have done much better! Let me know how well you do!
Monday, January 19, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Sunday, January 11, 2009
January 6, 2009
Today is Epiphany, the Festival of Lights;
Sorry, I was not present, to see you come into the world;
You are a gift from heaven and the Father above;
You are filled with godliness, grace, and His precious love.
I hear you are lovely and born with such charm;
Princesses, there have always been three;
May God cuddle you close to His loving chest,
So, I pray this simple little prayer over your precious life.
I love you,
Saturday, January 10, 2009
His TiTi and Nana basically let him call the shots for most of the day's doings. Like getting to go to the grocery store with TiTi. You know, big things like that.
Since baking was not on anyone's tired agenda, he chose some brilliant blue cupcakes with Spiderman picks in them. (Isn't brilliant blue such an appetizing color?) He was quite pleased with his choice.
Having siblings AND a couple cousins there made a nice-sized little party.
He received a wallet for his birthday, which he is quite proud of. Along with some other great gifts, he also received three money gifts. With no clue that his "3 dollars" was really $45, he was still very excited!
He then got to go to the movies with Daddy and his siblings. The "cheap theatre", as they call it, was also having $1 hot dogs which proved a very good thing, as that is what he asked to have for his birthday dinner. All in all, he had a very good day.
But, Papa wasn't there. And Nana hadn't brought anything with her (so short-sighted of her!), so when Papa came down to see his new granddaughter, Papa and Nana took Luc to the store -- both to buy his birthday present and to let him spend a bit of his birthday cash. We walked up and down the Target aisles. Then we did it again. And then again. Basically, he scoped out the place first. Then he went back to take a second look at his favorite finds. Then he chose. (Anybody ever been shopping with his Daddy? Yeah, kind of like that.)
I'm not sure if you can see what he has in the bag. With a small portion of his money, he bought 20 dinosaurs in a canister. Papa and Nana bought him a SP.A.R.C. -- a Special Action Remote Controlled TARANTULA!! He looks pleased. As any newly-turned five year old boy would.
Wednesday, January 7, 2009
I was awakened at 7:20 with THE phone call. We rushed down to Pasadena. Arrived at about noon. My twelfth grandchild, my third granddaughter was born at home at 2:10. She is named after her TiTi (Sarah), but with a Mongolian spelling. Saraa is "moon" in Mongolian. Her first middle name is my middle name. Misheel is "smile" in Mongolian. Apparently, she is either a smiley moon or a moonlit smile!
She weighed 8 lbs. 6 oz. and is 21 inches long. She is perfectly adorable.
I will be staying here to help out for awhile. If I can find time between washing dishes, laundry, and hugging six children, I will be popping in to let you know about the joys in my life!
Tuesday, January 6, 2009
I've been spending a great deal of time at the Veterans Hospital. It is where my father sees his personal physician and due to some severe health problems, has recently been hospitalized. We did make the four-hour round trip again yesterday and so I was reminded of THE daffodils. A few visits ago, we went behind a door where we have not been before. They sat us off to the side in a corner where you could tell was not usual sitting. From that corner we got a special look behind some booths. I had to sneak out my camera.
My special kind of Field of Dreams....
Monday, January 5, 2009
Sunday, January 4, 2009
Thank you to Homespun Simplicity for honoring me with this award! This award acknowledges the values that every blogger shows in his/her effort to transmit cultural, ethical, literary and personal values every day. I am honored to be the recipient!
I truly am honored, but I do have to confess that this award completely slipped by me. I found it the other day in my inbox. Karen gave this award to me on October 29! I have apologized to her, but it still seems fitting that I make my apology public. I am sorry. I hope it doesn't reflect any disrespect on my part. I am flattered and appreciative. Thank you.
The rules to follow are:
1) Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person that has granted the award and his or her blog link.
2) Pass the award to other 15 blogs that are worthy of this acknowledgment. Remember to contact each of them to let them know they have been chosen for this award.
Fifteen? Wow. I'll try. Here goes:
1. Daja at in other words... -- for cultural, ethical, literary, and personal values
2. Serena at And By The Way -- definitely for her personal values!
3. Bonnie at Extended Hope -- for cultural and ethical values
4. Josh at Death Becomes Me -- for cultural (or anti-cultural), ethical, and personal values
5. Karin at Yesterday, Today, Forever- for literary and personal values
6. Leona at OUT of my brain -- for ethical and personal values
7. Serven Clan -- for cultural and literary values
8. Ruthann at Warm Pie, Happy Home -- for cultural and personal values
9. Sandy at 4 Reluctant Entertainers -- for cultural and personal values
10. Mrs. June Fuentes at A Wise Woman Builds Her Home -- for cultural and personal values
11. Jenny at little jenny wren -- for cultural and literary values
12. Ann at Holy Experience -- for cultural and personal values
13. Vicki at Best Posts of the Week -- for helping us all find those posts with value!
14. Lady Lydia at Home Living -- for cultural values
15. Rhonda Jean at down to earth -- for cultural and ethical values
Whew! I did it! Please, do not confuse this list with "my favorite blogs". That list would be quite long and would definitely include you. Nor is it a list of the top fifteen. These are in no way in any prioritized order. Whether within the list itself or from my massive bloglines list.
Saturday, January 3, 2009
I decorated white on white. White lights, white tree, white everything. My favorite was the tree. The picture doesn't do it justice. Unfortunately, most of the ornaments don't show up through the lens of the camera.
But, it was still a pretty photo-op.
Snowflakes and white doilies showed up everywhere...
...and real paperwhites.