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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.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

A Winning, A Wedding, and the Week Ahead

Good Tuesday Morning my friends.  Hoping you are having a good week thus far. I had a great day yesterday.  Met Friends at the Japanese Steak house for lunch (yummy) and then spent the afternoon with Holly and Darbee Rae. With Darbee Rae that is always an adventure.  We had a tea party with M&M's and water.as she was dressed as Snow White. 

Last week I was blessed to win the giveaway from Carol at Firecracker Kid Primitives. Blogger has not been kind to me lately and I almost missed my goodie as it did not show up on my home page as a post.  So if I have failed to visit with you it's because your new post are not coming through and I am not aware that a new post has been done.  Carol had contacted me but I am so slow in checking my spam mail and that is where my e-mail had gone.  But a wonderful ending anyway.  Robin from The Cranky Crow and Angie from LilRaggedy Angie were both kind enough to make me aware of the winning.  Thanks again girls for the shout out.

When I contacted Carol she was so kind and was holding my Glory Angel for me.  In the midst of no power after a violent storm she put my giveaway prize in the mail that afternoon .  She arrived to her new home a few days later.  A fisty angel she was.  She had a few days to find the perfect spot.  She went straight to the hall but decided she wasn't staying there, went to the old red cupboard to hang out, but that didn't suit her fancy either, and even wandered to the guest bath upstairs. Think is was too warm for her upstairs.  Finally she picked out a perfect spot (I think) to call her home.

She is watching over the memorial I did honoring my Daddy.  Guess she could just feel a bond since Daddy is in heaven among Angels today. She seems happy to be there .

 Don't  you think she is just prim perfect?  Most of you know Carol already, but if not head over to her blog and introduce yourself.  http://firecrackerkid.blogspot.com/  You will not be disappointed.    Thanks again Carol for hosting the giveaway and for your patience in me getting back to you.

On Saturday we attended my nephews wedding. My Sister-in-law and Brother-in Law's youngest son got married to his long time girlfriend.  The wedding was so pretty and the reception was gorgeous.  We enjoyed the afternoon celebrating with this young couple as they start their life together.

Maudie and Leonard with Sara and Christopher (bride/groom) and Justin their other son who was Chris' Best Man.

The picture does not do credit to this amazing cake.  The top layers was a regular cake for the bride/groom to cut but the rest was cupcakes.  The most delicious cake I have ever eaten. 

Darbee Rae feels right at home wherever she goes.  She really enjoyed herself and she took it all in.  On the way home she told me to look at her

She had saved the netting that the rose petals for throuwing were wrapped in.  She informed me she was getting married today,,, that was her veil and she would go pick up her "baby" tomorrow.  She didn't know if she would pick up a boy or girl but was hoping to get a little girl baby.  She didn't know what she would do with a boy one.  (smile).  Oh for the simplicity of a child's mind.

Well friends the mister and I are heading out this morning on a much needed road trip.  It's been awhile since we have been away and are both looking forward to a few days of fun.  So you guys have a good week and I will be back to see you all on the weekend.

Until we talk again.......


  1. Well lady you got a well deserved Angel...she is most certainly in the best spot in the house..I'm sure your Father is smiling down from Heaven right now.
    Very lovely bride/groom...and what a pretty cake. Cupcakes seem to be the trend lately - I love it.
    And Darbee is just too sweet and I love her child's mind.


  3. Such a wonderful post! Blessings to the couple, and a sweet memory of Darbee in her veil!

  4. I'm so glad that you finally received your angel and that she has chosen her 'spot'. The wedding looks lovely. Isn't it good to have a glad occassion to get together with family and friends?! Joan

  5. Darbee's so funny! I bet she keeps you smiling! :-)

  6. The angel is so pretty Angela. Darbee is so cute. Hope you and the Mr. have a wonderful time on your road trip.


  7. I think your angel is in the perfect spot.
    When Darbee becomes a bride one day...you will have to show her what she looked like in her very first veil...too cute!!
    Have a great road trip!!

  8. Congratulations on your win! What a wonderful Angel!
    Have a wonderful week!


  9. HI, Angela~ Oh, I love the Angel in the diplay for your Dad~ just so touching~
    Pretty wedding pics & Darbee is too cute~
    enjoy your road trip

  10. Congrats on your winning Angela!
    Darbie Ray made me giggle! Yes those innocent minds precious.
    Beautiful wedding day.
    Have a fun road trip.

  11. Love your new angel. Enjoyed spending time with you. Have a wonderful time and bring me back something! haha!

  12. Congrats on winning such a dear angel...
    Hope you have a wonderful road trip.. Keep safe..

  13. What a perfect angel you won Angela! Road trip? Where did I put my suitcase? Geez, I cannot find it...oh well have fun without me! Take care, Janice

  14. Congrats on a very precious win....I think she found the most perfect spot to roost. Awww...the joys of summer weddings and new beginnings - and love the Darbee version. But were it that simple, eh? Have a great roadie with your sweetie! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

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  16. Have lots of fun.
    Two beautiful Angels.
    Hugs to you


  17. Congrats on the win!! That Darbee is such a dear girl! Have a wonderful road trip.

  18. What a wonderful post. I think where you decided to have the Angel stay is perfect and so fitting. Congrats on your win. I love Carol....she is the nicest. Darbee reminds me of my girls. They think you wish for babies and then you get one. The wedding looks like it was a wonderful and beautiful occassion. TFS. -Steph-

  19. Oh what a precious paring. I'm honored :) She could fly anywhere in your wonderful home, but I'll bet she's very happy right there honoring your daddy.
    Oh my, weddings! That cupcake cake is making me hungry... lol. It's always fun to see youngsters in their new beginnings. Of course Darbee Rae would be planning her wedding, but she's really jumping way ahead on children. Slow down little one :)
    Best wishes on your retreat with hubby!

  20. What a neat post. Thank you for sharing the special place that your angel win decided to make home, I feel it is the perfect place. Darbee Rae is so cute and of course the netting would be used for a veil. lol Hope your road trip was fantastic.
    Be blessed,

  21. Hi Angela,
    Came here by way of Firecracker Kid's Blog. Wonderful post and congratulations on winning the faabulous angel from the Kid.