Thursday, April 22, 2010

Tulips and a Lily

My son just sent me this adorable picture of my granddaughter Lily checking out some tulips!

Sunday, April 18, 2010

A Bittersweet Day

Today was lovely, weatherwise, and we had frozen yogurt with 3 of our grandchildren. My hubby helped me plant a beautiful new rose bush in our backyard. And 6 years ago today, my dad passed away. I can't believe that amount of time has zipped by. It seems like yesterday that I held his hand and said goodbye to him. Perhaps one day I'll write about him, but I'm too emotional today. I found this on my sister's FB page--I think it's very sweet, and I don't remember having heard this one before, but my brain is a little fuzzy from a migraine (hadn't had one for a week 'til this morning!)~I'm sorry, I don't know who wrote this, so I can't give credit yet.

"I wish Heaven had a phone so I could hear your voice again . . .
I thought of you today, but that is nothing new.
I thought about you yesterday, and days before that too.
I think of you in silence, I often speak your name.
All I have are memories and a picture in a frame.
Your memory is a keepsake, from which I'll never part.
God has you in his arms.. I have you in my heart."

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

I'd Love to Live to be 100!

If you live to be 100, I hope I live to be 100 minus 1 day, so I never have to live without you.”
(Winnie the Pooh)

It's my Happy Birthday today!

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Sunday, April 4, 2010

HE Is Risen

May you all have a happy, holy, and safe Easter Sunday . . .

Saturday, April 3, 2010


In between making icing and decorating Easter cookies for the grandkids, I boiled a dozen brown eggs today (none of them cracked-yippee!) and had fun coloring them. I just dye them the old-fashioned way, the way my mom did it--put a little vinegar and food coloring in a cup, add very hot water, and then add the egg and leave in it the water for a short time or a long time, your choice. I use tongs to take the egg out, as they leave no imprints, (hubby's idea!) because my fingers usually have food coloring on them! Dyeing brown eggs yields such rich, vibrant colors. Aren't they pretty? Next year, I think I'll do both brown and white, and have even more variety!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Easter Cards

I made a couple of cards using these cute images; the bunny is from Heidi, and the little blossom girl is from Deena--I am always so grateful for these wonderful images that so many sweet bloggers share!