Saturday, May 11, 2024

Happy Mother's Day!

I have flowers this year!

Last year there was only one bloom on these bushes.
(there are three here)
Look at it this year!

I was beginning to think I wasn't going to get any gardenia blooms this year. 


Look - I actually finished something!

Well, the stitching part anyway. LOL 

I didn't stitch the line around the outside because I haven't decided exactly how I am going to finish it. 
Bee's Delight by Samplers Not Forgotten

This was a retreat piece. I didn't finish it until after I got home but it's done! I had the whole word believe stitched and took it out. It called for the light gray color and I didn't think it showed up well so I changed it to the dark teal color.

I can't tell you how happy this picture makes me.
 

I didn't think we would ever have grands and then Tyler came along. Love him dearly but we missed all those early years. He will be in high school next year!

It's hard work being this cute!


Sure wish my mother was here to see these babies.
I know she is watching over them and smiling.

I hope you all have a wonderful Mother's Day!


Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Busy April!

 We had a busy month! 

Hubby had a convention in Nashville last week and I tagged along.

We had a couple of evenings and one afternoon to take in a few sights.

We went to the Country Music Hall of Fame


The car from Smokey and the Bandit

Elvis Presley's famous 'gold' Caddy

Only a small part of the gold and platinum records on display
(that is a staircase in the middle)

Ate dinner one night at Kid Rock's Honky Tonk

We ate on the roof - it was getting dark by the time we finished.

Might not look like much yet, but this is where JBJ's Nashville is supposed to be. 
We will have to go back when it opens!

The convention was at the Gaylord Opryland resort.

A few photos of the inside of the hotel.

We didn't even see all the areas of the hotel! I did good to figure out how to get from our room to the coffee shop and back! They give you a map when you check in - but I'm not good at  reading maps either. LOL
It's huge! There is an indoor waterpark, it's in the hotel but is priced separately. 
We did see where it was but we didn't partake.


While hubby was doing convention stuff, I did some stitching. 
The seating/lighting situation wasn't ideal. I did take a light with me but the only place I had to sit it (where I could actually use it) was in my lap.

We spent a few days with the kiddos after we flew back to Texas.

Can't believe this sweetheart is already 5 months old!

Pa and Abigail sitting in daddy's work chair while we waited for him to get things put away after church. Pa doesn't know anymore about what all those buttons and knobs do than Abigail does.

Boy gets taller every time we see him! Next time he will be taller than pa!

We had a lot of rain while we were gone and my hydrangeas loved it. 
Last year I had one lonely bloom.
Looks like they are going to be pink again (they were blue when I planted them and I've added bags of that stuff to make them turn back to blue) but at least there are blooms!

Little River man was at daddy's one day while we were gone and my brother (River's paw paw) took this picture. 
Best buddies!

Hope y'all have a great May!

Thursday, April 4, 2024

Happy Easter!

 I hope you all had a Happy Easter!

The weekend before Easter I went to the annual 3 Stitches Get-a-way. Will I ever get the projects finished? Maybe. I failed to take photos (except of a couple of the models for the projects - I'll share those later) It was a fun weekend.

Baby girl is four months old - the time is flying by.

We spent Easter weekend with baby girl and her mommy and daddy. 
First up was a visit to the Easter Bunny. She looks so small in this picture!

Daddy and Pa got her swing up - she loves it!

Doesn't she make that dress look pretty?
Her bow kept sliding down during church and we took it off.

Remembered the bow this time!

She was trying to roll over all weekend - she finally made it yesterday!
She's right proud of herself!

The weeks between visits are so long!





Thursday, March 28, 2024

Well, I'm a bit behind!

 I guess better late than never!

I put all my St. Patrick's Day stuff in the white cabinet this year.

Easter falling in March threw my decorating off a bit.



My cute little leprechaun

Can't leave this hot mess out. 
He loves being outside!

I'll be back soon!

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Three months!



I can't believe baby girl is three months old already!

She has started smiling a lot. She has the best smile.

I wish we lived closer so we could see her more often but we have the best daughter-in-law who sends us pictures daily.

Do you think she has her Pa wrapped around her little finger?

Friday, February 9, 2024

Happy 40th Birthday, Timothy!

I can't believe how quickly forty years have gone by.
Seems like jut yesterday you were my sweet baby boy.













Now you are all grown up with a family of your own.
Every day with you has been a joy.

Happy Birthday to my favorite middle child!