Tuesday, June 27, 2006

One of my Pink makeover projects.....

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

In a slight departure from my normal postings, I would like to share with you about our Father's Day this year...... By the way, this is a picture I have of my own father when he was a little boy. I miss you always & love you forever, Dad.....

A Father's Day Story

Father's Day. One of those days of extreme mixed emotions. I miss my dad, who was, without a doubt, my biggest fan in life. I miss the boys' dad, and hurt for them that he was gone from their lives so quickly. I miss our two children who aren't here with my husband to celebrate Father's Day.

However, in the midst of the missing and the sadness, a bright spot. Our 16 yr. old told me about a week ago what he wanted to give his stepdad, my dear second husband, for Father's Day. Adoption papers, so that they will no longer be "step" anything, but Father & Son. It has a nice ring to it.

So we wrapped the papers up in a shirt box (you must try to fool Dad, after all, into thinking he's getting a shirt and tie or the like.) I captured the moment on camera. My husband actually reminded me somewhat of a child when he opened the present -- the look of glee on his face; the almost dancing in delight when the realization hit of what the box contained.

You see, we cannot have any more children, so my husband will never have the joy of raising his biological children, as both of them were born to heaven. But he loves my boys as his own, and now the world will know, as he proudly can say "my son".

Friday, June 16, 2006

Our Own Bed & Breakfast

Sunday, June 11, 2006

A floral creation from a vintage purse and some pearls and flowers I had........... This is displayed in our living room.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

One of my Grandma's hats, displayed in my living room.... I'm thinking of my Grandma C. today; as it would be her birthday. My Grandma was a special lady. She lived a very hard life in the hills of Virginia, raising eight children.... She died when I was eight, so my memories of her are more limited than I would want, but I cherish those I do have. And I cherish Grandma's hats.
Sometimes I like to think of what Grandma and I would talk about, now that I am grown and no longer the child she knew........ We would talk about our strong love for our husbands and children, we would cry together over the babies we have lost...... we would talk about God and how much He loves us and how thankful we are to be His............. and, oh yes......we'd talk about those hats!

Monday, June 05, 2006

I decorated our back step for our outdoor garden wedding (1998)...... I still have these concrete snuggling bunnies; in fact I just paid them a visit in our front flower bed a few moments ago.....

Thursday, June 01, 2006

June Mantel of the Month
June makes us think of weddings, which are generally white (though mine was pink, of course! ;) so I decided to feature a white mantel for the month of June. White lace, doilies, plates, roses and pearls are just some of the items featured on this all-white mantel.

A closeup of the June mantel.....
The little cherub candleholder was gold, to which I gave a whitewash...... the stand is actually a cake plate (also white, of course!)