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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.

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Making Memories On A Beautiful Weekend

Good evening friends.  Hoping you are all enjoying a beautiful fall weekend.  The weather here in Ga. has been so beautiful these last few days.  I just couldn't wait to share with you what I have been up to these last two days.  I know some of you follow Holly's Blog so if you do, you already know we were having Darbee Rae's 5th birthday party today.

Well the celebrating started yesterday for her family and for this Nana and Papa. Our son-in-law was able to get his company's cabin for the weekend.  So Mr. P and I spent the night there with  our little family last night.  Oh my ,, what fun we had.  We even had company last night as a close friend stopped by who was not going to be able to attend the party today.  She brought cupcakes and  a gift for Darbee Rae, so we just had a little party of our own.

Woke this morning and looked out and saw the first sign of fall. 

Don't you just love to wake to the smell of bacon and biscuits  and coffee of course.  Then,,, all we heard from Darbee Rae was to go fishing.  So my girlie girl and Papa headed down to the lake.

Look at the seat of those jeans.  Don't think I have ever seen her that dirty.  Love it!!
What a memory this will be for her one day.  My favorite photo.
While they were enjoying their morning at the lake, Holly and I were getting ready for the party.  The pavilion was just perfect for a "Hoe Down Party"

These planters of beautiful mums was across the entrance to the pavilion.
Holly and I were quite proud of ourselves.  We built a fire without the help of our men.  Oh and it smelled sooo good.
The table for the little ones.
The kids loved sitting on the bales of hay too.
Now bring on the food!!
Hot dog individually wrapped.
Potato chips in little brown stamped bags served in Darbee Rae's wheelbarrow.
Salsa and chips in an old scale pan
Fall party mix in an old coke crate
Cupcakes served from burlap.
Adult sodas were served in mason jars, and juice for the kids.

There was even a place to deposit the empty mason jars.
Remember the picture of Darbee Rae and Papa riding down the hill in the wagon?  Well this wagon was doing double duty today.  And it is a very special wagon.  It belonged to Holly when she was younger than Darbee Rae.
Yes, today brought back so many memories of all the parties I tried so hard to make special for my own little red headed Holly  years ago.  It made my heart swell with pride to see what a good Mother my own daughter has become.  She in turn wants to make each day special for her one and only little red head also. Holly I am so proud of you and the woman you have become.  A mother could not ask for more.  Thank you my dear daughter.
I could go on and on but I know Holly has so many more photos she will share of Darbee Rae and her friends.  The games were so cute and the goodie bags were precious.  You will have to visit her on her blog when she stops playing with all the goodies Darbee Rae received today and makes a post.
Tonight I am so thankful God saw it in his plans to give us a wonderful little family .  We are blessed beyond measure.  Memories are made daily just by being with those we love.  Hope you are all making good memories this weekend.  Remember tomorrow is the Sabbath Day.  Pause and give thanks for all your blessings.
Until next time.


  1. I can't even begin to tell you what a fun weekend we had. Thank you for being such a good teacher. I love both of you so much. Such sweet memories we made. Thank both of you for all of your help.

  2. So thankful for you all, what a blessing. That is such an important birthday for a big girl! Children are a reward from God!

  3. What a fun time! You guys did a great job decorating and the goodies look awesome! That's neat you still have that wagon.

  4. Hello Angela.... you are truely blessed.... what a wonderful fun filled day....love all the decorating....everything looked so great.... Blessings Francine.

  5. WOW HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO little Miss Darbee
    What a fun party Holly out did herself and of course you did too Angela
    Special days like this makes for wonderful memories and I am so glad your family had a great time

    off to check out Holly's blog

  6. What a wonderful party! So many memories made and to be relieved over and over. Yes, it makes us happy to see our girls become wonderful Mommies. I am blessed by seeing it with Amanda now too. God is good and although we have bumps in the road, so is life. gotta get read for church.

  7. Fun Fun Fun and the picture of the two of them fishing is very very sweet. Look at her little arm leaning on her Granpa :0)

  8. That was beautiful Angela! I love reading your blog and Holly's too! We had a great time at Darbee's birthday party! We are so blessed to have such wonderful friends! We love ya'll!

  9. Happy Happy Fall Birthday!
    WHat beautiful Fall Birthday memories.
    Loved every detail of love.


  10. Oh how fun! Everything looked just perfect. I am sure Darbee will look back at this day for a long time. Thanks for sharing!
    Be blessed,

  11. Angela, what a wonderful party! Love the party theme and the decorations...how fun!!

  12. Yup, I'd say you made memories to last a lifetime! Your goodies look so yummy and what great ideas. Glad you had a wonderful weekend with your family.

  13. Yep saw the pics on Holley's blog. So glad the weather was good for Darbee Rae's party. That cabin looked so inviting and those goodies...wish you could ship those goodies up here..having a sweet tooth right now. Take care, janice