Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
We recently attended the first birthday party of the son of my daughter's good friend. I knew I would make the card, but had been creatively challenged over the last several weeks.
That's what is so great about the Cricut. I looked through the cartridge booklets and came up with this card. I used the train from the New Arrival Cartridge.
Sunday, September 27, 2009
My thoughts and feelings about my mother are no different than many of you for your own Moms. My Mom, Dolores was a wonderful and generous person filled with love for her family. A devoted wife and mother, she was always there when you needed her, but let you live your own life and perhaps hold her tongue when that was best to help you learn your own way. She loved keeping in touch with her entire family and kept us all informed of family happenings. She definitely would have been a daily blogger!
Seven years ago my Mom was called to Heaven after a brave but so short battle with Cancer. My Dad had this inscription put on her headstone.
As we gathered around to welcome our granddaughter my son told us how touched my daughter in law Jasmine had been that day and that on the way to the birthing center that night they had decided to name the baby Dolores after my Mom. Her middle name - Rose - is after Jasmine's Great Grandmother.
Jasmine had never met my Mom - but saw that day what kind of person she was through the eyes of my father. Someone you would strive for your own child to be. Thank you Dan and Jasmine we are so blessed to have you in our lives...... excuse me ...... I have to go get a kleenex again. :-)
Saturday, September 26, 2009
Our beautiful Granddaughter has arrived. As new Grandparents, my husband and I are thrilled and feel so blessed to welcome Dolores Rose in our lives. Only an hour old we got to see and hold her for the first time.
I have often been told by friends how nothing beats being a grandparent. Of course there is the light hearted side where you can spend time with your grandchildren, but then they go home and you have your quiet time again. All the fun without the worry and responsibility. (By the way, my hat is off to all those grandparents that are raising their grandchildren) But, I have seen the awesome part is .... absolute instant love. I have felt that "instant love" three times as I have three children. To be able to feel that again is so amazing and joyous!
She is now a month old and I can see changes every day. I am so very lucky to have them living close by.
My next post will be how my heart was touched when my son and daughter in law decided on the name Dolores.
Friday, September 25, 2009
See what you could win over at the EtsyGreeting's Blog this week.
The winner has their choice of either a mandala card or an actual mandala. These are just beautiful and AJSDESIGNS puts a lot of work into each one. Take a look and see how you could be the winner of one of these!
Here are a couple of samples of her work.