I am very excited to announce the birth of our 21st grandchild today! I don't have any other details but as soon as we do, I will share!!
I am excited to share with you a website of a wonderful family we know who is wanting to adopt a baby. We have known this family for 6+ years and James used to be my husbands doctor until he changed offices and moved. Both of their beautiful daughters call us Gramma Gwen and Grampa Kay and they are well behaved, intelligent and of course beautiful. Stephanie is one of my most favorite people in the world and is doing a wonderful job raising and taking care of her family. She is THE MOST amazing Mom and home school teacher I have ever known.
I am asking you to share their website on your Facebook page, your twitter, your blog , with your family, friends,- anyone you can think of. I can GUARANTEE that the baby they adopt, will be brought up in a loving Christian home.
I know I am not their "real" grandmother, but the love I have for these girls and their parents doesn't ever tell me that I am not blood relation! I am excited to share this WEBSITE (just click that word) and PLEASE help them in their search for a baby brother or baby sister. Frankly I am hoping for a baby brother, James could use an extra man in the house! lolol
Both Maggie and Kayley were adopted and no one would ever be able to tell that! The love that James and Stephanie have for these girls goes beyond measure and is a joy to see. No child could be raised in a more loving home!
Thanks for your time today!
Thanks to all of you for your sweet emails, comments, love and support for our granddaughter Lily. She will be 3 this Wednesday
if anyone would like to send her birthday cards PLEASE email me and I will give you the address.
Here is her Mom's Blog CLICK HERE
Best read bottom up, then you know the whole story I think there are 4 posts so far.
If you feel so inclined, a friend of Jana and Jake's started a GoFundMe page for Lily and her parents to help defray the costs as Jana had to quit her full time job to be home with Lily and things have gotten pretty tight as you can well imagine.Lily goes this Wednesday (on her birthday) for another spinal tap and chemo treatment. So any cards you could pop in the mail they would love!
Just CLICK HERE to view the gofund me account page - any and all sized donations are appreciated more than you will ever know.
She has always been a bright, happy and cheerful child, but the steroids and chemo have changed her attitude and made her gain about 8 pounds. Jana had her hair cut short in preparation for losing it. Poor sweetheart, my heart just cries for this darling child.
Here she is on a good day doing some painting-
We are waiting to visit until Jana gives us the go ahead. We don't want to overwhelm her or the girls or Jake but she knows we will come when she asks us to.
I hope your week is amazing! I am taking 10 quilts to the quilter today to be machine quilted. I hope I have them back by August. Then I will take some more! It's time to start working more in the garden- I bought peatmoss and 6 bags of manure compost this morning after taking Kay to work and will spread them out this afternoon if it's not raining. I need to get my onions in the ground and some lettuce, peas, radishes, spinach etc.
We worked 5 hours out there on Saturday cleaning up MORE leaves the either dropped off the oak trees or blew in from across the road (insert cranky face here) I am so tired of leaves!
But the hostas are coming up, and so are my other perennials. So, I just need to find the energy to get my behind in gear and get it done!
It's really hard living so far away from family members- this Easter Kay and I were just going to sit in our jammies and watch movies, but a wonderful young family invited us over for dinner.
We made these ugly bunny rolls to take, and the kids absolutely LOVED them! So our Epic Fail at making those "cute" rolls you see on Pinterest turned out just fine. The kids didn't care. Thank goodness for the kids!
Here is a photo taken of Kay and I that evening after dinner.
Have a wonderful day, quilts posted tomorrow. I hope you come back to see what is happening here on the homefront!
Yep you read right, I am shamelessly begging for help for Lily.
As I mentioned earlier in March, our almost 3 year old granddaughter Lily was diagnosed with Leukemia in March 2015. She will spend the next 2-2.5 years with weekly chemo treatments.
A friend of her moms started a donation page for her HERE
If you are so inclined, your donations would be greatly appreciated to help this young family defray the costs that are and will be incurred with Lily's multiple Treatments.
I also want to share this series of photos with you from her first haircut, Her mom Jana decided to do this in preparation for it starting and all her hair falling out due to the Chemo treatments. (and to save the curls)
What a trooper this sweet girl is and what a blessing she is to MY life.
She may be my step granddaughter, but if she were of my blood, I could not love her more. This sweet child has touched my heart since the first moment I held her in my arms. She may live 2000 miles away but her facetime and phone calls are always serious highlights to Grampa's and my days!
We all feel that no child should have to go through this or suffer as she has and will suffer. Anything we can all do to help her parents provide for her is a worthy goal and a perfect way to give service to those in need.
Thank you for your consideration and for your love, prayers for her healing and for your friendship to me. I don't say it often enough, but I TRULY appreciate all of you!
It's true that.......................
and so I will be because we are getting SNOW today lol
I am pretty sure it wont stay because it's not sticking but it was a surprise to get out of bed look outside and see it snowing!
Hope you have a wonderful and creative day!! I have some quilts to see to
and I found out some Stampin Up news I want to share about the upcoming retiring stamps! I will have that info for you tomorrow but in the meantime here is the Sale a Bration Product of the Week:
For Being You Stamp Set (Item 139117 [w])
Share big thanks with the oversized sentiments in the For Being You Stamp Set. This stamp set is perfect for use with gift tags or packaging, as well as cards, scrapbook pages, and more! Layer the images, then color. This stamp set also coordinates with the Hearts Border Punch (All Occasions catalog p. 222), making it simple to punch out rows of adorable little hearts.
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Yes, Cancer. Insert many tears
Our darling 3 year old granddaughter Lily has been diagnosed today with acute lymphocytic leukemia. I won't go into details as this is quite new to us all. She is 2000 miles away and when her mom yells we will be going to help with whatever our daughter, son in law and granddaughter Makinlee need.
You can however click here for a website with details
For now, All I ask for is prayers, that you would share her name: Lily Ross, on your church prayer rolls, Temple prayer rolls, in your family and personal prayers for her complete recovery.
There is power in prayer and I am blessed to have so many friends who are willing to pray for this sweet child.
Saturday night we were blessed to take Katie and Duane to Branson to dinner and a show- We walked around my husband Kay's favorite shoppe- Kris Kringles and the store ( I forget the name) that has Dickens Dept 56 in it that he loves to collect. We always like to get a photo at the "big chair"
Then we had dinner at Shorty Smalls for the BEST food in Branson- wow- We had never eaten there before, but we will definitely be eating there the next time and the next time!
I forgot to get a photo to scrapbook of the suppers we had- but I did get the dessert! lol oh, and since Duane ate the biggest chicken fried steak, his roll and all his fries he was given a FREE Blackberry cobbler!
Katie and Duane had never been to it before. Duane just moved out here a week ago from Pendleton, Oregon and my daughter Katie is very happy and so am I.
Back in the 80's my husband sang barbershop with the Knutsen brothers in Utah- they are 6 very talented brothers- here is their website description "Dubbed “An Orchestra of Human Voices”, SIX combines the musical showmanship and boundless energy of six remarkable brothers (Barry, Kevin, Lynn, Jak, Owen and Curtis). Their intense high-octane energy, electrifying stage presence, and powerhouse vocals combine to create a truly amazing entertainment experience."
And of course, Katie grabbed a selfie of us during intermission !
Last night they had their last show of the season, their teenage kids sang the last 2-3 songs with them and their Dad played a white babygrand piano- it was fabulous. We had a really nice afternoon and evening. I am feeling very blessed this Christmas Season to have Katie and Duane here.
Today we will be attending the Young Single Adults Ward to hear Katie speak during the Sacrament meeting and then home to collapse! lol
I hope your Sunday Sabbath day is wonderful too!
Today I want to share something sent to me by a very special person in my life.
You may or may not remember that 2+ years ago July, my only Sister Pat passed away from a brain tumor. She was 14 years older than me and her daughter Michelle is 6 years younger than I am. Michelle and I have been more like sisters all these years. Maybe more than Pat and I were. This morning I opened a padded envelope laying on my desk that I had forgotten was there. Here is what was inside- It touched my heart so much I cried.
I am in total love with vintage Santas of all kinds.
They are all counted cross stitch and not small in size either! I have several pieces she has made over the years and it's always fun getting new, but this year with both of our moms gone and we just have each other now, it really really touched my heart and emotions and for today, I don't feel like an orphan.
Thank you Michelle! I love you most!