October 4, 2022
September 30, 2022
After National Daughter's Day, we had
a sweet day to celebrate all our boys on
National Son's Day. We were fortunate
to raise 2 amazing boys, Brady and Brodie
from tiny babies into beautiful adults. We
held our 4 sweet Angels in our hearts and
wished we could have raised them each
as well ~ Bretton, Birkley, Beau and tiny
Bentley. Loved forever, never forgotten.
We are blessed every day for all our boys!
These 2 sweet babies have grown up to be the two
sweetest daughters, though there is often some
sarcasm and more than a few tattoos! But they are
both still full of love and compassion, and we are
beyond proud to call them ours. Wishing we could
have also raised our 4 tiny Angels that we know
would have been just as amazing! Happy National
Daughters Day to Chelsea and Chynna, and kisses
to Heaven to Ciara, Cabriola, Cambria and Cree.
This day was on Sunday but posting my post today.
September 29, 2022
My mom and dad at our wedding on
August 18th, 1984. My dad sadly died
18 years later on September 28th, 2002.
He was exactly 60 years and 6 months
old. Yesterday was the 20th anniversary
since his death. My brother commented
the other day that it doesn't feel like it's
been that long at all. But it is and we
all miss him. My mom is now in care
with dementia. I love this sweet photo
of them on our very special day, when
they were both so full of life. Love ....
September 28, 2022
We don't have any family on the East Coast of
Canada but we do know people who live there.
Canada but we do know people who live there.
So thankful to learn they are safe and not dealing
with injuries or any damage. Power is restored and
now the clean up begins. We don't have any family
in Florida, but we do in Texas. Thinking of them
as well as some of the bloggers I love to read who
are waiting out the the storm that has landed today.
Blessings to All.
September 25, 2022
What I'm wearing .... raggy white cutoffs, my purple Disney shirt and cool bare feet. Comfy and perfect for tonight.
What I'm reading .... my latest "Daphne's Diary" magazine.
What's happening in my kitchen .... my kitchen is clear and quiet, ready for tomorrow.
What's outside my window .... quiet night, changing leaves and a dark sky.
What I'm thankful for .... even though I'm battling a nasty cold, we had a lovely day.
What I'm smelling .... the clean clothes sitting beside me, ready to be folded!
What I'm hearing .... the tv in the background.
What I'm crafting .... dgd's dollhouse. Still a work in progress!
What's on my mind .... my work week, the garden task list and my brother's upcoming visit.
Words to live by .... see the beautiful quote above.
Having an amazing week!
September 23, 2022
For the last 8 years, we've ventured into the Big City to the Dollhouse Show each September. I save through the year so I can freely spend on items that are unique for the dollhouses I've been collecting. For 2020 and 2021, like the rest of the World, everything shut down and that meant the show was cancelled. It was so exciting when we found out the show would be back this year in person. The only downside to the date they chose was dh is on a roadshow tour and he had to miss the show for the first time ever. We always have so much fun going with our dd's and grandson. This year, my youngest dd and I went together, while dd and dgs were off to hockey for the day. We had a great time and spent all the funds I gathered. I love this show because pricing is decent, not expensive. I can get so many items for a frugal budget.
The first thing I came across was the tiny wooden house in the upper photos. It was $2 and I have several ideas for creating a tiny dollhouse. My favorite purchase of the day and the most expensive, was the bookcase in the last photo, painted black with books placed on the shelves. It was $10 and so worth the big price. I love it and can't wait to see where it will land. I have a few ideas ~ so many choices!
Our schedule over the next few weeks will be super crazy busy. But I do hope to have some time, once our events and deadlines have passed, to work on my dollhouses. Now with these new pieces, I've been inspired to get the work done.
Wishing you a beautiful weekend!
September 13, 2022
We've been so sad with the news that our beloved
Queen Elizabeth has flown off to join her husband
Philip, who died over a year ago. I have tried a few
times to write a post but it just became too sad. My
favorite photo of Queen Elizabeth as a small child is
above ~ a time when she became known as "Lilibet"
because she couldn't say her own name then. Any
time I see this sweet photo, I think of the wonderful
life she led and the leadership she provided to so
many of our Commonwealth countries. Our Queen.