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I have been married to my childhood sweetheart for 42 wonderful years. I have been blessed with one daughter who is grown and gone! She and her hubby have blessed us with a precious grandchild, Darbee Rae. She is eight years old and the sunshine in our days. I have always been a stay at home maid, cook, doctor, babysitter, taxi, wife, mother, and grandmother. I enjoy crafting. My interests include primitives, vintage and colonial styles. I love decorating my home. I enjoy traveling with my hubby and friends, reading, and trying different recipes. I am a Christian and enjoy activities within my church. I hope you enjoy reading about my daily adventures in crafting, shopping, and enjoying life thru the eyes of my darling grand daughter.

Monday, June 20, 2011

You Are My Sunshine

Nothing prim tonight my dear friends.  I just have to share with you a few pictures of Darbee Rae.  This child has been the sunshine in my days these last few weeks.  Not that she hasn't always, but it seems that she can sense something is going on and has been so loving lately.  She has made me laugh thru my tears. 

On Saturday she came for awhile and why I don't know but since a wee little tot she has always loved getting on Nana's bed and playing with my braclets.  This day was no exception. 
She puts them all the way up her arm.  She has done this forever.  Then I have to wear them all, and then her Mommy.  Sometime she even get PaPa in on the fun.  But Papa don't like to play braclets.  Darbee Rae just can't figure out why not!
Can you see why I can still  find something to smile about?  Who needs expensive toys?  Let's just go to Nana's house and play in her cheap-o braclets.
I was getting ready to go sit with Mother and was putting on my make-up.  Being the girly girl she is, she had to have make-up to.  At least she picked out the right color eye shadow.  Now Papa don't wear braclets but he held the mirror so she could get it just right. (ha)
Okay Darbee Rae, Nana thinks that is enough.  Don't ya think?  What will your Mommy think?
Isn't she just to beautiful?  That purple eye shadow and a chocolate pudding mouth?  Don't it make you smile?   She worked so hard to get it just right.  And in my book,,,, (giggle) beautiful she is.  Looked better after she got her mouth washed and then got her lipstick on of course.

 .  All you  Grandmothers, Nanas, MeMaw, Grannys, or whatever your grandchildren may call you, .,,, you share my feelings right?   It's so easy to smile when we see the world thru the eyes of a child.  Thanks for stopping by.

Hoping you all find something to make you smile today.  Until next time......


  1. Those pictures brought a smile to my face. Couldn't make up my mind whether the bracelets or the eye shadow was my fav! She is a delight I can tell. I have a four year old great grandson, Andrew, who lights up my life. Darbee Rae has done a good job helping lately!
    you are blessed

  2. Too adorable! I am not a nana, grandma, meemaw yet, but I'm sure will feel the same way when I am. Glad that she is able to bring a smile to your face. Have a great night.


  3. I do not have the pleasure of any grands yet ('cept for a a snowdog) - and gratefully so at this point....but do believe I will enjoy the day when it comes...Your Darbee is adorable - she has the most gorgeous hair color...wowsers!! (But, Girlfriend - you have me worried...those are all YOUR bracelets????!!! Holy Smokes!!) ;o) Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  4. Darbee is just adorable...and yes looking through the eyes of child can do more healing and spirit lifting than anything. I truly love all 8 of ours...they range from 14 down to our little preemie...Karter..he is about 6 weeks but was born 3 months early. They are so precious.

  5. It just keeps getting better, let me tell you.
    Mallory is 16, Mya is 5, Chloe-10, Tristen-7, Tabby-19, Tammie-15, and Amber 21. You couldn't ask for a sweeter group of girls. I know Ruby Joy will just as sweet. Then there are the boys. Mark is 17, Cole is 12, Miles is 10 and Carter is 9. They are just as sweet as the girls. I love that my children have provided me with these sweet distractions. They can be amusing and they can be sweet and they do seem to sense when we need them to be extra loving. You know my favorite part? Rocking them to sleep, holding them close, feeling them breath, knowing they feel safe and secure....
    I love being a Grandma......

  6. Darbee Rae needs her own TV show like the little rascals.She's always so adorable.Yes kids help get you through the hard times,My nieces keep me on my toes.Keeping you in my prayers!~Amy

  7. Grandchildren are a true blessing! I love the saying If I knew grandchildren were so much fun I would have had them first. They are my joy.
    Your sunshine is so beautiful. Love the bracelets
    Hugs Angela!

  8. Nothing like a grandchild to make you smile!! I have two of mine with me this week. Darbee Rae is precious, glad she made you smile!!

  9. Darbee is a beautiful little gal ! I can't wait to have a grandchild someday.Thanks for the smile.Hugs,Jen

  10. How sweet! My grandmother used to sell Avon so many many years ago. She always had the little sample lipsticks that I thought were so cute. I would go in her bathroom everytime I was at her house, lock the door and sneak on her lipstick. It always seemed that the colors were bright red, orange or hot pink. I came out to the family thinking no one would notice. Thanks for the reminder this morning of sweet grandmothers and sweet memories,

  11. How right you are! I have lots of names from these little ones - Grandma, Grandma Peanut, Bebe, Gigi and Grandma Dawn. Gets a little confusing sometimes, but I love them all! Keep smiling, Dawn

  12. Thanks for sharing such a sweet post today.. She is such a doll!! Hugs, Tina

  13. I know exactly what you are saying. I have 4 and one on the way. We are actually spending the whole day together on Friday with my Mom. I don't normally get them all together by myself but I think it will be a fun day. Your little Grand is a living doll! She makes me smile too.

  14. Great pics and great pick me up. It is hard to not smile at someone so adorable.