"You can't stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you.
You have to go to them sometimes."
Winnie the Pooh

Thursday, April 28, 2011


Things that make me happy
in the summer...

 These two little rascals are now 19 years old.
Every summer they would play for hours outside.
Wonderful Sunny Memories.

 My husband and I,
almost every warm night,
 take Junie the Wonder Dog out
 for a walk on this bike path.
It's Wonderful!!!

The local Farmer's Market opens on Saturday.

But, the Prettiest of all Pretties for me
 this week were some very 
important words that I heard-
My sister's went in for another 
set of 3 month scans.
It's been 6 months since
 she finished her chemo.

Those Beautiful words were-
Clear Scans!
Anything Prettier that that?
No Way!!!
I am so grateful.

This is my sister with her new
Cute, Cute Hair and her
Beauty of a daughter!
I L-O-V-E those two!!!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

 that is where I am headed tomorrow.
I am so Happy!!!
I haven't seen her for a long time.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Easter Celebrations

"For to this end Christ died 
and rose and lived again, 
that He might be Lord of
 both the dead and the living"

Since September 22nd of 2010,
 the day that my Mom went to Heaven,
my thoughts, especially on holidays, 
are about her.

On this sacred holiday, 
the day that Jesus conquered death
 and rose from His grave,
 I have thought about 
what that celebration 
must be like in Heaven.
It must be Glorious!
She is there!!!
What is she seeing, doing, experiencing?
It is so beyond my comprehension,
but, I do like to try and imagine it all.

I want to take this day to be
for God's Amazing Gift.
He gave us His Son to live and die for 
each one of us.

Thank you Father.
Thank you Jesus.

"Christ never sinned but 
God put our sin on Him.
Then we are made right with God
because of what Christ 
has done for us."
Colossians 2:13
Just accept and believe...

Friday, April 22, 2011

Friday Pretties...

Happy Friday Pretties

I have started a seasonal job 
at a local green house. 
Even though it is only part time, 
it has taken some of my energy and
creative juices. 
this post is short and sweet.
But, don't let this deter you from
visiting all of the other wonderful
blogs that have linked up for
Friday Pretties.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Cassie's "The Little Things..."

"The Little Things..."



Vintage Fabric

A book, that my now 21 year old, 
wrote in second grade.

 My youngest son, with his 4th cousin,
while visiting an aquarium on vacation.
 Generations of family who
 love and know each other...
What a Blessing
And, of course, 
Ice Cold Coke!

Life is made up of all of 
The Little Things.
Visit Cassie at her wonderful blog
for more little things...

Monday, April 18, 2011

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Friday Pretties...Vacation Snapshots

Happy Friday Pretties!
It feels so good to be home
from vacation, but we are tired.
We had a wonderful time together- 
and a lot of togetherness.
I mean A Lot- 
Ha Ha 
I love going on vacation,
and I love to come home.

Here are just a few highlights from 
our trip to Washington D.C.
On our way down to the subway 
that we used several times daily.

 The Washington Monument

A beautiful garden.

Arlington Cemetery 
Such sacred ground.

The White House
 Can you see the sniper on the roof?

The Lincoln Memorial

Julia Childs' Kitchen
in the Smithsonian.
Very Fun!
 So fun and interesting but,
There's no place like home...

Take a few moments to visit
the Lovely Pretty Links
on my sidebar.

The second half of our vacation be
featured soon.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

 Flowers blooming in Virginia...
 Sunshine on my shoulders...
Enjoying our home after vacation...
Home really is so sweet!

Getting closer and closer
 to summer vacation...

A really good movie with 
LOTS of Buttered popcorn...

Bike rides...

The variety and beauty of blogs...
(They are so much fun!)
Make sure you visit Cassie at
Serenade For Solitude
all of the Girlies 
that linked up to her-
So worth visiting!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Remembering With Thankfulness

My Mom
Doris Ann Dean
April 11, 1936-
September 22, 2011
Today would have been my
 Mom's 75th birthday.
Mom with her beloved sister, Joyce
Mom, Aunt Joyce & "Her Baby" Tommy
Mom.& Aunt Joyce 
 Mom, Aunt Joyce & Uncle Tom
Mom is on the far right. Aunt Joyce is second
from the left. She is sitting next to their cousin Bev.
 Those three again.  :)
She Adored her sister and brother!!!
 Grandma, Mom, Dad and Grandpa
(Her parents)

 Last year at this time my Mom had come to live with us.
She had just stopped all of her treatment.
 She just couldn't tolerate it,
and had enrolled into Hospice.
 She was sinking deep into a sadness that I couldn't stop.
These pictures of her, at her and Seth's birthday party,
are extra precious to me
because she was laughing.
 There was really only one thing that could 
bring a true smile to her face at this point,
 and that was a grandchild.
 She is so LOVED 
and so MISSED!!!
But I know that she is in a better place.

"In My Father's house are many mansions,
 if it were not so I would have told you. 
I go to prepare a place for you.
And if I go and prepare a place for you,
I will come again and receive you to Myself;
 that where I am there you may be also."
John 14:2-3

Love you Mom!
The world is so different without you.
Much Love,

Friday, April 8, 2011

Happy Friday Pretties!
Sorry that I am late.
I am on Spring Break.
This is a Cherry Blossom from the 
Cherry Blossom Festival
in Washington D.C.

More later...
Enjoy Your Friday!!!


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