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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.

Friday, December 14, 2012

Friday Date Night, and Wilbur updates

Oh my , it is with a heavy heart that I am even doing this post this evening. Please join me in prayer for all those people whose lives were shattered this morning in the awful shooting at the elementary school.  I can not imagine the grief of those precious parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and all the friends who know these families personally.  How do we shield and explain this awful situation to our own children and grandchildren?  One of our local radio announcers said to be prepared.. How does one prepare for such a horrid act of murder?  But I know life goes on and by the grace of God these families will move forward, but their lives will never be the same.  Please lets remember them daily and let this make us even more thankful when we can hold and tell our own children and grandchildren how much we love them.

And speaking of Children, Darbee Rae was having a Christmas party tonight. And of course Nana and Papa was invited.  She was so excited.  Can you tell?

She was waiting for all her friends to arrive.  They were all wearing their p.j.'s and were doing Christmas crafts, decorating cookies, and making reindeer food.
All the kids arrived and were busy at the table, and there was a knock at the door.. Everyone was there already,but Darbee Rae ran to the door... Another friend???
Oh my Gosh, I think it is Santa!!  For once Darbee Rae was speechless.  

But not for long!!
Santa quickly got every one's attention.
Remember Cooper from Darbee Rae's birthday party?  He brought her roses.  Well he told Santa he and Darbee Rae were getting married.  Santa was at loss for words. {hehe}
Will not show more of the party so that Holly can share it with you since most of you follow her blog also.  She did an awesome job and it was so much fun.
Now on to Wilbur.  That silly elf has really been busy.  Just look where he was found one day this week.
Yep, had his shovel and was shoveling reindeer poop!!   Darbee Rae just loved this one.  And guess what prize he left for her?.  Hand Sanitizer.  Smart elf, huh?
And this morning this is where she found him.

Guess he got cold and since the electric fireplace was not on in the bedroom, he made his own fire.  Yep, from wood shavings and my prim candle.  Does this mean he might turn out to be a prim elf?  Darbee Rae loved this one and couldn't wait to tell Papa that Wilbur had been into his wood pile stash. 
Well on such a sad night when our hearts are heavy, I hope this post has brought a smile to your face and a little joy in your heart.
Until next time, hug those you love and take time to enjoy each day we are blessed with.


  1. Thank you for the smile. My heart is broken for these families. I am an elementary teacher. All I could picture was the horror. I kept thinking of a class of our little kindergarteners being killed. My prayers are definitely with these families whose lives are changed forever.

    But I do really appreciate and enjoy your tales from home. Loving Wilbur... The Reindeer poo made me giggle.

    Thank you for your reminder of prayer and also of joy!

  2. No words... just tears and prayers.

  3. too hard to even try, there are no words.

    hug and kiss her extra this weekend for me. thank you for the photos.

  4. Kept crying cause my grands are the same age...so sad. On the other hand, Wilbur might be getting coal in his stocking! Janice

  5. Such a sad,sad day!So glad that Darbee Rae was a success!Hugs and prayers,Jen

  6. Looks like the kids had a fun night.Yes ver hear wrenching for those families that lost loved ones.Keeping them in prayer.Warm Blessings!~Amy

  7. Yes, this brought a smile to my face after such sadness yesterday. And that Santa was goooood!!!

  8. Morning Angela,
    My heart is heavy too as well as the entire country - we do not and hopefully never will know what these families are going through. I do hope they know that there are prayers out there for them - I know they feel alone right now but they are not alone...God walks with them.

    Oh your little Darbee..could she be any cuter...and I love the Christmas party idea with the jammies and all.


  9. OH my! Those elves of Darbee Raes are just constantly making mischief! Andrews and Mollies, made cookies the other night and left a terrible mess! Love the party, Holly and Stacy are such wonderful parents. I wish all the children could have Mommies like Holly, Amanda, and Stephanie.(Front porch prims) Yes, we are all heart broken, but if we can bring a smile to someones face after a tragedy like this, we are blessed. You brought one to mine. BTW I love the picture of her in the chair. I think it says Christmas card!!!!!

  10. Oh yes Angela, hug that daughter and granddaughter of yours. I'm thinking the whole country has a very heavy heart right now. And give Darbee Rae an extra hug from Michigan!

  11. Oh how special to have Santa come and visit at the party, neat party idea too! Love reading about Wilber and Darbee. Thanks!
    Be blessed,

  12. I enjoyed this post to see your granddaughter smiling and happy and Santa showed up, by the way what a HANDSOME Santa, and to all of Darbee's friend's smiling and being kids.After the sad news that we know all about.
    It was refreshing to see a HAPPY post.
    I am share you dear friend you have held and kissed your granddaughter alot more, as everyone should.

    Christmas hugs and kisses

  13. Giant hugs to you and your adorable Granny girl.
    SO cute..
    Love Wilber. We have a Buddy :)
    Woolie Love

  14. Darbee Rae looks precious! I could tell how excited she was as she waited! What a sweet party for a sweet girl!

    Merry Christmas, Angela, from our family to yours!