Thursday, March 8, 2018

Spring - Maybe????

Yesterday, the three little girls were here and we talked about all of the buds on the tulip tree.

Look at what I woke up to this morning!!!

The tree is just loaded with gorgeous blooms.

God's beautiful little creations are just popping up everywhere in the yard.

I don't know if these are jonquils or daffodils but there are at least a dozen different varieties in my yard.  They are so cheerful.

Signs that Spring is definitely near.  And when we set our clocks ahead on Sunday, we will have an extra hour of daylight.  That does me so much good.  The sun really does affect my disposition.

Wedding Report:

I am still working on Tiff's bridal bouquet.  Will show you as soon as I finish it.  I still have 5 bridesmaid's bouquets, 5 corsages and 8 boutineers to do.  Plus the decor for 20 tables and all of the floral decor for the wedding.  So, it's keeping me busy but so much fun.

Am making (I hope) my final trip to OKC on Friday for checkup on my eye surgery.  I've had to go every Friday since surgery so will be glad to finish that up.

Enjoy all of the beautiful creations of Spring!!


Friday, February 16, 2018

Fun and Exciting Time

This young lady has been the inspiration for my life.  She has been in our home practically since she was born.  That was a glorious night.

When she was five, she came to live with us on a permanent basis.  She has been such a blessing.  She was outstanding in school achieving every dream she had.

She was captain of the ROTC drill corp which went to Nationals every year she was in school, she was chosen to go to Presidential Classroom to spend a week in Washington DC watching how the government worked, she got her degree and just this week, celebrated working with her doctor for five years.

She has done such an awesome job of raising these precious little girls.  They are all so well adjusted and thriving.

Tiffany is always right here if I need her for anything.  She has kept me going especially the last three and a half years.  Oh, how I love her.

And now, on to another stage of her life.  She is getting married next September - on John's birthday.  She is definitely having her dream wedding.  We have had so much fun shopping for her dress, the bridesmaid's dresses and all of the decor for the event.  It's been a very special time for me.

Wanted to share her "Save the Date" cards she just got.  Adam is indeed one of the most precious men I have ever met.  He adores her and the three little girls and they love him.  It's going to be  so much fun to watch them together as a family.

So, as we progress with the wedding process, I will keep you posted.  Right now, I am working on her bouquet.  It is made out of flowers and antique brooches.  Fun, fun, fun.

Enjoy and I just wanted her to know how much I love and admire her.


Wednesday, February 7, 2018

February Red

Hello all of my blogging friends.  Where does the time go?

I spent several days with my sister Jeannie who lives in Neosha, MO.  As usual, we shopped, ate and slept.  That seems to be our regular "sister schedule". 

I put up just a few red decorations for Valentines.

Above was a set of red hearts in greenery in an vintage sewing machine drawer. This is in my hall bathroom.

A cute little Valentine's garland.

My favorite wreath for Valentine month.  My mother would have loved this because she loved pink and pearls.

My favorite Valentine pillow.

Here's just a sample of red in my home.  I didn't think I had this much, but.....

So, guess I am in a way, decorated for February.

I had my eye surgery last Thursday and it was successful.  I've had to wear an eye protector all week but it will be worth it.  I go back to OKC on Friday for another check.  So glad it is over.

Now, to a big THANK YOU!!!

All of you know Kris from Junk Chic Cottage?  She is definitely one of the sweetest and most caring people I have met while blogging.

She sent me this precious gift after Bella passed away.  

It is a Willow Tree box with the carved top.  I am putting Bella's dog tags in it.  Kris did this when she lost her Cooper a while back.  Someone sent her the box and she definitely passed the sweet idea on.

Thank you so much Kris!!



Saturday, January 13, 2018

Sweet Memories

Today's post is some of my precious memories of my sweet Bella.

To start out, Bella was a rescue dog, however, sometimes I think she rescued us rather than the other  way around.

She was a constant companion for 11 years and an even more companion since John passed away 3 1/2 years ago.  She was constantly by my side. 

And yes, she slept  right beside me every night.

She had her own pillow and most generally slept on John's old brown chenille robe.

When she wasn't in bed, she napped on the red and white loveseat in my bedroom or on the loveseat in my office where she could look out and watch the birds and squirrels in the back yard.

She was known by her perfect round black circle on her rear end.

She was so gentle and kind around the little girls.  When one of them was sick, she stayed right there beside them.


They were always good  at sharing their snacks with her.

This is by far one of my favorite set of photos...

Just watch and  wait....

She  finally won Laynee over to share her ice cream.

She was always supervising each and every project.  The move into the new house didn't phase her.

And holidays...don't think she liked them as much as I did but she always cooperated.

These are just favorite shots...

She loved to ride in the truck.

Just to share her last week with you...

She had a swelling come up under her chin.  Turned out it was a horrible bacterial infection.  We don't have any idea where it came from.

They tried to biopsy it but it was so swollen that they put her on steroids to help the swelling go down.  Everything went downhill so fast.  We were at the vets and/or emergency vets every day that week.  Finally, on Friday, they said they didn't know what else to do and sent us the a veterinary hospital.  They did a few tests and determined the infection had started invading her organs plus she had a tumor that was cancer.  It was causing her to have trouble breathing.  The vet was so kind.  He told me we could do thousands of dollars on test but it was inhumane to do that to her because the cancer was inoperable and she would have no quality of life. Plus,he said she was in a lot of pain,

I stayed and held her until the very end.  I just miss her so much.  I will not be getting another dog.  I can't go thru that again.

I miss her feet on the wood floor coming down the hall.  She was always there the minute the fridge door opened and was so much company.  She was so protective and loving.

Thank you for all of the sweet comments.  It will take a long time to get over this, if I ever do.

I know she and John are having a great time together up in Heaven.  I'm sure they were both so excited to see each other.

Thank you blogging friends for loving her too.



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