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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, June 1, 2013

Going To Be On The Road Again

Happy,happy Saturday to you all.  Sure hope all of you are safe if in areas where the tornadoes have been occurring all week.  Watching on our news is so sad and devastating.  Those of us who have not been affected should be thanking our maker for sparing us, our families, and our homes.  Prayers going up for all those who have lost family, friends and homes and businesses.

Those of you who follow along on the blog, know I go all the time.  Well , this past week I did not leave the house from Sunday afternoon until we went out for supper on Thursday night.  No, I was not sick, just took a break and stayed home.  Got lots done around here and actually started working on some items for my fall show in September. When you walk through my back door, it's hard to tell just what holiday/season I have decorated for. Patriotic items are everywhere, and then you see this.

Yes witch bowl fillers just waiting to get a grungy bath and finishing touches ,and Santa ornaments waiting on another coat of paint, beards, and accessories.  I think customers this year can pick their own pumpkin from my pumpkin batch.   I know I am not the only one working on fall /Christmas already as many of my craft friends have been showing their creations. .

This is one reason I was home all week.  Darbee Rae had cheer leading camp again this year.  So she and her mommy were busy.  They did their performance on Thursday for the Mom's.  Holly and her friend went and she took a video so I could watch later.  Don't ya think she looked so cute?

Yikes!!  What's up with that smile Darbee Rae??

While many of you are or have been out and about at shows, yard sales , auctions or shopping, here at the home place I am cooking.  Yes, you read that right.  You know I just HATE to cook, and NEVER cook on the weekend.  Maybe it is because I feel a wee bit guilty,,, or maybe because I just love Mr. P. so much {smile}  or a little bit of both... But  early tomorrow morning,,, Holly , Darbee Rae and I are going on a little girl's trip.  So Mr. P. has to have food to keep his strength up so he can work,,,, so we can keep going on trips. {ha}

Our girl trips started when Holly was in grammar school.  On occasion her Dad would go out of town for his job.  If timing was right and it was in the summer, once he was settled in wherever he was working , we would go up.  A really neat vacation for us girls while poor Mr. P. had to work.

Well now that Holly is married, she no longer can go on those trips with her Daddy and myself.  However once she was married we began going away at least once a year.  Usually in November so we could do some Christmas shopping.

When Darbee Rae came along, we continued the tradition.  She was only  6 weeks old when time for our trip rolled around.  What did we do?  We packed up that tiny little baby and off we went.  Thought you might like to see a photo.  Boy, have I aged in 5 years!!!  I was feeding her before we left the hotel for shopping.
Since this time, we have shared many, many trips together.  Lots of memories and fun times to remember.  Some silly, some crazy, and a few scary times.  I will never forget in the middle of the night and all the power goes out in the hotel.  All up and down the strip, no power and we were not on a low level floor.  That was really spooky.  No storms, just no power.  But all ended well.
So, today my plans are to pack, and rest and be ready to head out with the girls early in the morning.  Hoping to enjoy the beach and get some serious shopping done, along with good seafood.  All of you have a wonderful weekend and will talk to you soon.
Until next time.  


  1. Have a wonderful trip! Where is your fall show? Would love to come since I live so close! Cute witches! Angela

  2. Have fun on your trip! Such special memories.Warm Blessings!~Amy

  3. Have a wonderful time with your sweet girls, dear.. xo

  4. I've been working on goodies for my Fall shows too. Have a great time on your girls trip!! We just got back from Tennessee...we were there for 5 days and had a great time. Well...except for my trip to the ER.
    Hope you girls have tons of fun!!

  5. Well you are certainly ahead of the game with all those items made for the shows.
    How fun that you have all those wonderful memories with your daughter and then continued on with her and Darby Rae - I love hearing things like this as I had no daughters and my daughter in-laws have to work and besides they don't like things like that...booohoooo!

  6. Those witches look like alot of work!!! Love to see old pics. Darbee got old too!!!!! hahaha
    Have fun on your trip!!!

  7. Love your works in progress! And love that little toothless smile even more! Enjoy your week ♥Lisa

  8. Good for you to be getting ahead of the game! You guys have a wonderful trip and I'll be looking forward to seeing pictures! Be safe, Dawn

  9. How stinkin cool.
    Love all your handmades.
    Have a wonderful time with your girls.
    Soo fun.
    Wow is Darbee growing.
    Woolie joy!