Monday, November 12, 2018

Well, I guess Fall is now officially gone.  I woke up this morning to a beautiful snow and 18 degree weather.

I had brought my mum and begonia plants in yesterday anticipating the cold spell.  They were still pretty.

Don't you love my chenille pumpkins?  A few weeks ago I went to my sister Jeannie's and we hit a couple of the arts and craft shows.  I found these and they were so reasonably priced, I got them for the front porch.  They are different patterns and shades of chenille.

This pumpkin can stay outside a little longer.  It is an artificial one on the front porch.

The Dogwood tree in the front turned in some pretty color this Fall.

Now, to my pride and joys!!  These are the girls' school picture.  They were so good this year.

Laynee is 7 and in the second grade.

Laycee is 5 and in Pre K.

Kaycee is 5 and in Pre K.

These little girls light up my life.  I picked them up every day from school and keep them until Tiff gets off of work.  I have a few hours with them every day and love every minute of it.



Note:  We are still waiting on the wedding photos.  Hopefully soon, I can share with you.

Sunday, November 4, 2018

A Long Four Years

Four years ago tonight, I said my last "good night" to this precious soul.  Never imagining that he wouldn't be there the next day.

Last August would have been our 50th wedding anniversary.

But. oh the wonderful memories I have.

All the years you gave me beautiful yellow roses.

How proud you would be of the darling Tiffany that we raised.  She has so many of your assets - all good.  LOL

And how Laynee misses her Poppy.  I am just so sorry that the two little ones didn't have the time with you that Laynee did.

I know my precious Bella is right there beside you and I am so happy for that.  Even if I do miss her everyday too!

"Your life was a blessing,
Your memory a treasure,
You are loved beyond words and
Missed beyond measure."

Author Unknown

Miss you dear sweet John.


Monday, October 29, 2018

In The Past

This blog is just reminders of the past for this time of the year.  Enjoy!

Concluding with this picture of the three little girls.  It was their first Halloween and they just turned five last week.

Little Bo Peep and her sheep!



Sunday, October 7, 2018

Saturday Treasures and a Sneak Peek

Went to some Estate Sales over the last week and found some goodies!!  Found these big red tassels which I think will be fun to decorate with for Christmas.  Also a bunch of red crocheted potholders, a patchwork quilt Santa and some Mercury glass pieces.

Here's a close up of the quilt Santa.  Isn't he cute?

A couple of pieces of brown transferware plus

a set of salt and pepper shakers.

A really pretty partial set of blue and white dishes.  They are by Arzberg which I am not familiar with.  There was 2 eggcups, creamer and sugar, large bowl, covered dish (Butter dish???), 2 small plates and one large plate.  I thought they would be pretty mixed in with some of my other blue and white dishes.  It was called a "Breakfast Set" - apparently only one person got coffee and got to eat with a big plate!  LOL

Love this blue and white pitcher.

And now to the sneak peek.  I made Tiffany's bouquet from antique and not so antique brooches.  We had collected them for years before she ever got engaged because that's what she wanted "some day".

It was large and a little on the heavy side.  She used all white hydrangeas for the wedding along with silver and black.  

The underneath side was wrapped in satin ribbon and silver rhinestones for the handle.  There was a charm with John's picture on it.

Am waiting on the photographers' pictures and will share when we get them.  They were at the venue for 10 hours so there will be alot of pics.  Will let you know as soon as we get them and will try to not overwhelm you with photos. 

It was such a pleasure to be able to help her with all of the wedding planning.  The day was perfect as was the venue.  The venue was two big barns (all new) with a house attached to the reception barn.  We had the venue for three days, so we had plenty of time to decorate and enjoy.  The bridesmaids all stayed the night before the wedding.  The house had room to sleep about 12-14 people.  It had a swimming pool and a hot tub so they are had a really good time.

Thanks for letting me share about the wedding.



Sunday, September 30, 2018

Happy Fall and I'm Back!

It has been a busy and fun few months.  Tiff's wedding was on September 15th (John's birthday) and it was just about perfect.  Don't know that we would have changed a thing.  She was a beautiful bride and the little girls was gorgeous also.  I don't have photos yet because the two days before the wedding were so hectic.  We had a photographer for 10 hours so as soon as we get her pics, I'll be anxious to share them with you.

Went with my same white decor as last year in the Dining Room.

Coffee table in the Living Room.

Love my Jim Shore pumpkin.

This is next to the front door.  Found that sign with the aqua pumpkins and decided it was perfect.  Then, just hung a fall swag over it.

My back yard has been a jungle this year.  So green and lush even with all of the hot weather.

The Southern Magnolia tree did very well.

My fences in the back are covered again in these tiny blue Morning Glories.

I know I said I wasn't going to get another pet, but these little guys came to me.  I had this new flower bed built around my huge Oak tree in the front yard and I feed them every morning.  The minute I open the front door to get the paper, they are sitting there waiting on me to bring them their squirrel food.  The girls love to watch their antics but I make them sit on the front porch in their chairs and not get too close.

The Hostas amaze me every year.

I have postponed my should surgery until ?????  I have learned how to not use it as much and can tolerate the pain so I talked to the surgeon and told him I'd like to wait.  He was ok with the idea.  The damage has been done and he said as long as I could tolerate the pain, it was my call.  So, I don't have to worry about being out of commission for 2 months. YET!!!

The first week in August, I had the dreadful stomach virus for almost 12 consecutive hours.  Ended up while I was in the bathroom, I passed out and fell on the tile floor.  Tiff called the ambulance and they took me to the hospital and kept me for 5 days.  I had no broken bones - thank goodness - but did have some damage. I had one whole side of my face black and blue but Tiff kept telling me we could cover it up with make up for the wedding. Lost two teeth and am afraid I have damaged my eye that I had surgery on.  Am going back to OKC to the eye doctor in the next few weeks and find out.

Because of the fall and being in the hospital, I missed Tiff's wedding shower which made me so sad.  She had an awesome shower and received so many gifts.  She and Adam are truly blessed.

The week before the wedding Kaycee was in the hospital with her breathing problems.  We are grateful she didn't progress into pneumonia this time.

So, it's been crazy around here.

Hopefully, you'll be hearing from me more often.



Monday, July 30, 2018


Hello from crazy weather Tulsa, OK!!!

We go from over 100 to 80's in just a few hours it seems.  Right now, we're in a cold front - 80's.

I have had a very busy July and wanted to share what I have been up to with you.  I spent a few days in Missouri with my sister Jeannie at the first of the month.  She had knee surgery and was just beginning to get around.  So, we had a fun time.  Didn't do a whole lot but enjoyed the "sister time".

Then,  Tiffany and I made a wild trip for her to be in a wedding in New Hampshire.  We flew into NYC and spent a day an a half running at top speed trying to see all we could see in that short time.  We had a wonderful hotel - The Renaissance Hotel right across from Times Square.

Then we rode the AmTrak to Boston and on to Salem, NH for the wedding.  We flew home and it took me a week to recuperate.  But, it was an amazing trip.

I'm in the full speed mode on the wedding.  Would love to show you some of the creations I have finished up however, I'm having trouble loading my photos from my phone?????  Will show you soon.

Then to the bad news.  Saw the orthopedic surgeon a few weeks ago and am going to have to have shoulder surgery in October.  When I fell in June, I tore the RotoCuff almost completely in two.  He will probably have to do a "graft"? so I'll be in the hospital instead of a surgery center.  I can't drive for 6-8 weeks and I already know I'll go stark raving crazy.  LOL  The recovery will be long.

Right now, I can hardly use my arm to type on the computer.  So would appreciate your prayers for a successful surgery and rapid recovery.  If the rotocuff tears into before then, it will mean immediate surgery.  I'm trying to hold out until after the wedding on September 15th.  

So, just to keep you updated, that's where I've been.  My house looks like a storage facility for flowers and wedding stuff.  Everything is just about done.  It has been so much fun.



Friday, June 29, 2018

Summer Is Definitely Here in Oklahoma!

Summer has definitely arrived in Oklahoma!  We are running in the high 90's and the heat index has been around 103-110.  WHEW!  That's hot.  We went from cold weather into hot summer overnight.

Wanted to share some of my past Fourth of July decorations.....

really love this Coca Cola one - it hangs over my desk...

The flowers are doing great.  I water in the mornings and later in the evenings.  They are really drooping by the evening with this high heat.

Am really missing my Bella.

She was just so much company to me.  I still miss her greeting me at the door every time I come home.  I never know when the mail has come because she always barked before the mailman even stepped foot on the porch.  I miss her sleeping beside me at night and waking up so happy every morning.  Pets become such an avid part of the family and it is so hard to get over the loss.

Had a couple of pieces of my red transferware potted at the flea market with succulents.  There is a lady there that sells them and you just bring her a container and she pots them for you.

Here's hoping you have a good weekend and a great Fourth of July.




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