Tuesday, November 26, 2013

4 Generations of Women

My mom is going to be 70 on her next birthday, which she shares with her great-granddaughter, Sora, who will turn 2.  Sora was my first grandchild, and mom's first great-grandchild.  She and her mama, my middle daughter, Livia, live with me, as does mom.  So, there are four generations of women in our family, living together, raising this beautiful little girl together, and it's an incredible journey.

Sure, it's very trying at times, but mostly it's love, laughter, and joy.  The laughs are frequent and hearty.  That little girl knows exactly how to make people light up, and she gets the biggest kick out of it too.  She especially seems to like making her 'Mamaw' laugh.  The way those two play and carry on is crazy, crazy good.  The memories being made are sure to be treasured for a life time to come.

Back in October of this year at a local produce farm

Nap time, they wore one another out!

She piles up the huge toys, then climbs up & snuggles in.

Yes, my nearly 70 year old mom still gets down in the floor to play like this...gotta love 'em!

Friday, November 15, 2013

Brown Paper Packages Tied Up With String

I love them!  A lot actually.  I got one this morning and it made me smile.  It also made me sing the song from The Sound Of Music.  Love that too!  I took a photo; I tend to take photos of anything that makes me smile, so I go back later when I need one.  It's a good thing, give it a try.  I also got a package with frankincense & myrhh incense sticks, which I just love so much.  They stuck in a smaller pack of mixed sticks for free.  Free stuff really makes me smile!

I haven't blogged in quite some time, though I do read daily the blogs I follow.  I like seeing what everyone is crafting, designing, has to say, etc. and so on.  But, for some reason, I have slacked heavily on being a good, and dedicated blogger.  I'm not sure why either, and I have two.  This one and one all about our farm, though I'm fairly certain I'm going to delete that one all together, mostly so I can try to get better about posting here.

That pretty Ragdoll kitty is Gemma.  She was a gift from my husband for Christmas 2011. She was barely 4 months old when one of the dogs killed her while I was out.  I'll never forget the heartbreak when I walked in and found her that day.  She was a very, very special baby, and I will always treasure the short time we had together!

My now 21 month old granddaughter, Sora Riley.  I love her more than almost anything in the world!  There aren't words enough to describe how much she means to me, to our whole family.  She is a true treasure!

The wreaths are all made by me.  The top one was a gift to my mother-inlaw, the middle for my mom, and the bottom one for my eldest daughter. Making others happy makes me really smile big!

I'm pretty sure and certain that banana bread is a comfort food!  This is a loaf that I made with the help of my middle daughter & grandbaby yesterday.  We made two, one with pecans, and one without.  I love it warm from the oven with real dairy butter melting slowly over a thick slice...mmm, so good!