Friday, April 30, 2010

Spring Fever?

Spring fever has arrived


not as I envisioned.

Right now, I wish I could be in 2 places at one time.

Here and California.

J.W. has had a difficult week with complications
from Type1 diabetes.

My little diva Annika has been in the ER twice with
a really high fever (106).
Why they didn't admit her is a mystery to me.
They really can't find a cause.
Now sweet Jayde is running the same high fever.
Poor Dorothy has her hands full.
I just pray that she and Hailey stay well.

The webcam has not been set up yet.
Too much running back and forth.
I swear, I could close my eyes and the car would
be able to get to my son's place on its own.

The other night when I was going through emails,
I had a nice surprise.
It could not have come at a better time (angel?).
I received an email from Jessica in Australia.
Someone had directed her to my website
and she did a post on it.

If you love antiques, fine furniture, and beautiful
interiors (you know you do), her website is a must visit.
Absolutely stunning pieces.
Thank you Jessica!

Creating things has been a source
of relaxation for me.
Years ago, I purchased old burlap bags.
At the time, I didn't know what I would do with them,
I just knew that they had my name on them.

I have made some embroidered burlap pillows
that I think turned out well.
Now I just have to finish them.

Well, this has been a long post for me.
I am off and running.
I need Scotty to beam me up-hehe.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Friday, April 23, 2010

I'm so excited about this new toy

While yesterday was Dorothy's birthday, I received some presents too!

Before Jeff left for Texas, they did a little shopping and

picked up this webcam for me.

I know, I am way behind the times-hehe.

Dorothy said it would be easy for me to set up.

Notice it is still in the box.

I may have to call in some backup to help me out.

The little guy on the box looks very friendly but the

webcam looks slightly scary.

Not so good with things like that.

They also sent the program from Jeff's graduation

and a DVD (and yes, I cried).

I still can't believe he is fluent in Indonesian.

I love the message to the graduates

and thought I would share it with you.

The DLIFLC'S Linguist Creed

is very powerful as well.

Language as a weapon- powerful stuff.

You go Yankee Samurai.

I am off and running to a doctor appointment and then to my

2nd life (proms await-hehe).

I hope to visit you all this weekend.

Have a fantastic Friday.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Happy Birthday Dorothy


as my friends now call you- mother of newbaby 2010, ver.4.0.

Honey, I knew you were special many years ago

when J.W. said "I have a new friend, her name is Dorothy, and she is really nice".

Before I met you, I knew that you

looked at people with compassion.

When JEFF met you, he came home

and said he had met an amazing girl.

When I met you, I knew both

of my boys were right.

I have watched you grow from a lovely young lady

into a wonderful woman.

You are a perfect match for my son

and a terrific mother.

You are the daughter I never had and also one of my

dearest friends.

I am so proud to have you in my family.

I love you honey.

Happy, happy birthday!

P.s. I knew Jeff would like this photo-hehe.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

May 4th

Snips and snails and puppy dog tails


Sugar and spice and all things nice.

By this time we should have known whether

Newbaby 2010, ver. 4.0

would be a boy or a girl.

There was a scheduling problem so

May 4th is the big reveal.

I can hardly wait!

You know I love "the ladies"

so a little girl would be fantastic.

But, a little boy......

What an adventure that would be.

He would be surrounded by many "little mothers".

I have been checking out a lovely site that is

just filled with inspiration.

The Princess coach crib is just over the top

but I love it!

What do you think?

The one above

or this feminine gem?

These cribs are amazing.

The green is so comforting.

I'd sleep in it- hehe.

Of course, the ladies would need something pretty to

sit on while watching the new addition.

Much better than a DVD.

The kids will be doing the nursery in Antiques.

Dorothy received an antique crib that her mother had

painted. It was Dorothy's crib from the farm.

Her dad gave it to her after her mom passed away.

I think that crib was just waiting for this little one.

Very special.

So, the countdown is on. This grandma is patient (thank God)

but very excited.

So, snips and snails or sugar and spice...

May 4th we will know.
I think it is a boy.

P.S. Jeff wanted me to thank you for your wonderful comments.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Angels in Texas- TEXAS ROCKS

Jeff arrived safely in San Angelo, Texas last night.

I have to thank y'all in Texas that gave him a warm welcome.

But first some photo's taken by my favorite photographer


Dorothy, mother of Newbaby 2010, ver 4.0

Heading for the first of 2 flight's


Goodfellow Airforce base.

With the ladies at the airport.
This was before the tears hit (obviously).

Now, the story- I'll keep it short as an appointment awaits.

While traveling in uniform, the reception has not always been warm.

He and his fellow soldiers have been pushed around (literally)
and have been the recipients of really rude comments.

Nothing different on this trip.
He had 2 layovers, the first was in one of our favorite places
(the boys were born there).
Rude comments by many people.

Things changed when he boarded the plane to Dallas.
People kept thanking him for his service to our country.
He tried to buy a sandwich on the plane and the flight attendant
said it was on her.


When he landed in San Angelo, an older woman
came up to thank him.
She shook his hand and placed something in it.
She then walked away very quickly.
When he looked, she had placed $40.00
in his hand.


So, there are Angels in Texas and Jeff has met many of them.

This proud Army mom would like to thank Texas for the

Y'all rock!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

I'm saving the best for last

I can't believe it has been 3 weeks since my last post.
That was some blog vacation.

Seriously though, we have had some health "issues"
around here but nothing that can't be beaten.
I've always believed that things that are not so pleasant,
have come to pass and not to stay.
Kind of like the flowers that are blooming in my pots.
I love carnations.
They just bloom where they are planted...every season.

I have had the opportunity to add some embroidered pillows
and some burlap (from my old stash of sacks) pillows
to my little shop.

I love how they turned out.

Now, I have saved the best for last.
Last Thursday, Jeff graduated from the Defense Language Institute with honors.
God Blessed him with a super brain.
It sure didn't come from me-hehe.

This is a photo of his class-all 9 of them.
Army, Marine, and Air Force.
They all are very special young men and women.

Some of his classmates with an instructor or two.

This photo just makes me smile.
It is so Jeff.

Can you believe how big "the ladies" are getting?
Jayde will be 10 next month.

Proud army daddy.

Photo's by Dorothy, mother of Newbaby 2010. ver.4.0

My absolute favorite photo.
This shows Jeff's true personality.
I just love and miss that grin.

Tomorrow he leaves for Texas (10 weeks there)
and then will fly directly to Hawaii.

I am so proud of his accomplishments.
Honey, YOU ROCK!

Well, I will be slowly making my way around the blog kingdom.
I've missed everyone.
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