Thursday, April 22, 2010

Our Pets!

This is our dog! What a character he is. Last night "Pa" was already asleep in bed when I went into wash and get ready for bed. I shut the bathroom door so as not to disturb him. When I came out, here is the sight that greeted me! lol Please note that my buddy is NOT cuddled up with Pa but definitely waiting for me! HAHA.... He is a sweetie! Moments like this make having a pet priceless! :)

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Craft Sale

My daughter got a booth at the park in Orting yesterday for the Daffodil Parade. Last minute decision but I went ahead and put out my bookmarks and bib clips along with her hair bows and Avon products. She did very well! Her bows are darling. I am going to make up some headbands for her to match for another time. Although it was a beautiful looking day, it was cold and windy!! We didn't have a canopy so this grandma got pretty chilled to the bone! I flaked out (I had the dog and he is to wild (friendly) around people) and left early. But it was fun and with more time and props the next one should be even more fun. It is always fun just to watch the people! :) You can see many of her bows on her blog, Iddy Bits of Love. I hope you will check it out! She does a beautiful job and she makes them special order to match! She has updated her blog so that you can actually order the bows from her there. A color chart is included to get the combination that you desire. Also if you send her a picture of a specific outfit that you desire to match, she will do her best to custom make a match for you! Make her your "Bow Lady!" You won't be sorry!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Resurrection Day 2010

What a blessing. Great Church service early on Sunday and then off to visit the family in Port Angeles for dinner! :)

I don't think it shows at all that these are the happiest moments of my life, being with my family. God has RICHLY and abundantly blessed us with a wonderful family. It is not my doing, but His. He has been merciful and full of grace to me... DESPITE ME!!!! I am so thankful! And thankful of His gift upon the cross paid with the ULTIMATE price.... yet He did it - for ME and for YOU!My lovely granddaughter with her brother. :) Love those curls on his head!

I don't think we can see who the camera ham is here!

This was cute because, I actually had Matthew on my lap and his big sister was in front of him and Matthew was watching thru the camera when I took this pic. :)

Daddy and his princess. This is my youngest son with his only daughter.

Papa Doug and Matthew! He likes that beard!

Ben and Mary prepping in the kitchen.

Like I said.. no ham here!

Keizer arrives!

Ben and Matthew in the back yard getting ready for a family picture!

The sun was pretty bright. It is cute because see who the kids are looking at? Little brother... he is very loved!!!!

The twins modeling their new dresses and hairbows!

Notice the smirk on her face!!! She thinks that she gets to keep my baby!!!!!!!! She has a thing or two coming!!!

Spot always loves to be around the grandkids. He just loves them!

My oldest son and his youngest son arriving!

Hey! Wait!!! Don't I get to come into the party?? Anyone want to play ball with me??????

"What are they doing out there?" "Don't you think you should tell them to stop?" "They are going to get hurt!" "Oh, Casandra is hurt!!" "Oh well, they will live!" :) lol

D with her cousin.

Let's get the food train moving!

The look on Maddie's face! I KNOW it was YOU, Uncle Ben!!!!!

Now time for the Easter/Resurrection Egg hunt! Getting the instructions. Only LITTLE kids get the eggs off the ground. The rest of you have to work for them!! lol

Spot wanted in on the action!

Once he found out there was candy in the eggs, the eggs got dumped and he put the little bit of candy he had in there and protected it with his life, until he ate it! He was SOOOO stinking cute!!!!!!! Love that boy!

Ben and Mary have the best area for an egg hunt!!! Even the dog finally got into the action!!!

Vienna found the prettiest egg in Daddy's pocket!!

It was a wonderful day and this mother's/grandmother's/aunt's heart was blessed beyond what she deserves . I am so thankful. :) My family is NOT without faults. We certainly have our share of ups and downs... but we love the Lord and we share that! And we share a tremendous amount of love!