Tuesday, August 24, 2010

School Bells

School has started and it brings me joy and sadness. My daughter is in her senior year, kinda bittersweet. On one hand, I will never buy school clothes with a teenage daughter again. On the other, Im sure next year I will miss it.
But more than ever, I am so happy that fall is upon us! We have had a severe heat wave and it is just now starting to wane a bit. By the end of the week temperatures should only be around 95 degrees. I cant wait for fall, it is my favorite time of year.
I hope that you are enjoying the cooler weather and having a great week.


Monday, August 16, 2010

Heat Wave!

We have been having some really hot weather in the past 2 weeks. Temperatures are well above 100 degrees and it is so miserable. So I have been staying inside playing with the new grandbaby. He REALLY likes to take a bath!
School starts on Monday and not looking forward to it at all. We shopped today for a few things to add to my daughters existing wardrobe. But really didnt find that many sales going on. Next week is Tax free weekend. Most shoppers are out and about then, but not me. I cannot fight the crowds looking for clothes with everyone else in the city. So we will add a few things and make do with what we have for now.
Stay cool and hope you have a fabulous week!


Sunday, August 8, 2010


I love being at home! I have really enjoyed my new house and the space it affords. I now have enough room to display my favorite things without neglecting my husbands belongings. The home we shared before had belonged to him for 30 years and it was very much a bachelors home. It had taken me a year to incorporate our things together and make it ours. But we just didnt have enough room. Together we have 7 children, 4 grandchildren and tons of family and friends. So space is a premium when we are all together.
The pantry door has been painted with chalkboard paint so we have had all the kids sign it for us as they came to visit.

I was just noticing today how many items I have that say "home" and several things that make me feel at home. Have you ever watched the movie "The Quiet Man"? I love this movie. There is a part where she tells her new husband she has to have her things about her. I feel that way also. Everyone has special items that just make you feel at home.

I found this great key rack at Pier One

I love the bird pillow and it is soooo comfy. The rocker and old sewing box I found at an estate sale.

I love having scripture in the house. It reminds me daily to give thanks for all I have in this world.

Sorry this is so blurry. This is a cross stitch sampler that I did about 25 years ago. I recently spray painted the frame flat black to update it and hung it in the kitchen.

I fell in love with this picture the minute I saw it in the Gooseberry Patch catalog. I bought it for myself as an early Christmas present last year.
More pictures soon. I have been spending all of my time with my new grandson. He is so adorable and babies grow up so fast. Im trying to get my time in now. Little boys are not still for very long once they start to walk!
Have a wonderful week.


Tuesday, August 3, 2010

One More

This is my favorite photo that I took today, just had to share!

Grandson Has Arrived!

we have been blessed with a new grandson today. Logan Patrick arrived today at 3:15 pm. He weighed 6lbs 8oz and is 20 inches long.
Mother and baby are doing great! I share this little miracle with his paternal grandparents who live in Ireland. They were able to see Logan today by the internet and will come to the US in October to spend some time with him.

In the meantime I will spoil him enough for both of us and enjoy this little blessing that God has given us. You can just barely see it, but he has the cutest little dimple in his chin! And just look at those precious little lips.
I was working today and ran back and forth until he was born. I have had quite a workout! Thanks be to God that he has arrived safe!


Sunday, August 1, 2010

Trying to Cool Off!

We are having a heat wave! The temperatures are soaring and we are trying to stay indoors as much as possible. I thought it would be nice to set out the beverage dispenser and fill with ice, water and some fresh strawberries. The berries give the water just enough flavor to taste. I have also used lemons, limes and oranges sliced into thin wedges.
Hope everyone is having a great weekend. I cannot believe that it is August 1st already! School will be starting soon and Christmas will be upon us before we know it. I noticed that Hobby Lobby has started putting out the decorations for the holiday season! This year is just flying by.
We are expecting a new grandbaby any minute now. Kristy's due date was yesterday. She came over and stayed most of the afternoon. She is having alot of contractions, but nothing is happening on a regular basis. Hopefully it wont be too much longer. Im staying by the phone just in case!
Well, I am off to read a book, Have a wonderful Sunday!

My glass dispenser was a Christmas gift from a dear friend. But have seen similar items at Dillards and TJ maxx.