God bless you.
Sunday, August 31, 2008
God bless you.
Thursday, August 28, 2008
Monday, August 25, 2008
Lidia and Ilona
Their daddy is Carlos and their mommy is Christine. Carlos has been best friend to our son since second grade, which is nearly 30 years! Aaron was in Carlos' wedding and Carlos was Aaron's best man at his wedding last September. Anytime that Carlos is visiting the area he either stops by or calls us just to say hello. He is the NICEST guy and we consider him part of our family.
Presently they live in Santa Rosa which is a little over two hours drive from here. Sadly for us they are getting ready to move back to New Jersey to be near Christine's family. This is Christine's parent's first grandchildren so it will be great for them. They wanted to stop by and introduce us to the babies before they left. Thankfully, Mommy has set up a blog and I can watch their progress from here. Of course, they have family near by so I'm sure if they are visiting California we'll get a call.
Let me introduce you to the Diaz family: Carlos, Lidia, Christine and Ilona
Carlos and Christine are going to be awesome parents!! Hey, free babysitting anytime you need me!! Now I'm going to get started on their quilts so they can have them for their brand new room in their new home in New Jersey. New Jersey, which is way, way too far away...................
Good luck, guys! We'll miss you. We love you!
Friday, August 22, 2008
The Modesto Amtrak Station
We're ready to go!
Samuel, the train traveler and all around cutie patooty!
Redmond, the train traveler and budding artist!
The view from the train. We'd like to take this trip next spring when everything is green.
The train was very comfortable with spacious seating. For the San Joaquin lines they don't have sit down dining. They do, however, have a snack bar where you can get sandwiches, pizza, sodas, chips, etc..
There goes our train. There goes summer......
Monday, August 18, 2008
Thanks, Nikki! What a wonderful idea!
Thursday, August 14, 2008
"Mommy! A boy Scotty? Goody, Goody! When do I get to meet him? When, when, when? Do I need to get my hair done? Does this collar make me look fat? I'm so excited Mommy! When, Mommy, when?"
Tuesday, August 12, 2008
I went out and visited them and then took my BFF out there for a surprise lunch. She was feeling under the weather and I wanted to treat her to something special. We had the most delightful time. Alice schedules the most wonderful teas but she was booked full. So I packed us a lunch and we ate outside on the picnic tables. Then we got to talking and one thing led to another. Our little quilting group now holds an annual Lavender Luncheon under the trees.
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Please pass this request onto any and all of your quilting buddies. I will reward whoever helps me with a very generous gift certificate from their favorite on-line quilt shop.
Thank you ever so much!!!!
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
This past Saturday just as I was working on my post I got a call from Becky. We hopped in her car and went antiquing. She got a few nice things and I got a lovely old vintage quilt for my guestroom bed. Sunday when I tried to take some more pictures my battery gave out. I had to charge it and then I got involved in cleaning. Yuck! Finally, here it is. A couple days late and a few dollars short.
The pink scotty in the middle was a great find from one of our Monterey trips. I think I'll call her Pinky!
This is in my bathroom. Hopefully my photo will enlarge so you can see the great hand quilting on the little wall quilt. I picked it up at a local quilt show. The cup and saucer on the right belonged to my great grandmother. It's a very fine, transluscent china. Love it!
I collect pink transferware and cranberry glass.
I got this adorable little planter from Tina at Cherry Hill Cottage a while back.
I'm trying to get my pantry organized. Yes, those are pink frying pans! They were made by Kitchenaide and a portion of the proceeds go to breast cancer research. Awesome. I buy all the products that contribute to cancer research that I can.
Have a blessed day!