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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, January 3, 2014

Welcome 2014

Happy Friday everyone. Hope where ever you are you are warm and cozy.  I know so many of you have snow and frigid cold temps.  It was quite chilly for us here in the south this morning, but  the forecast is for single digit numbers early next week.  Oh how I wish we could get a little snow.

Christmas here at the home place was wonderful.  We were all so thankful that I was out of the hospital and recovering nicely. Although there was less  goodies that got baked, decorations were at a minimum, and fewer gifts bought, we all thought it was one of the best Christmas holidays in a long time.  You learn what it most important in life and it is not the material things at all.  It is the love of family and friends, good health and knowing that God is in your life.

All we have heard from Darbee Rae was she wanted an Ashton Drake baby doll.  One that breathed
,cooed, and you could feel its heart beat.  Well this is what Mr. P. and I gave her for Christmas.  She was so excited to open it on Christmas Eve.

She feels just like a real baby.  We were all excited to hold her.  Holly said this was the best kind of baby.  One you could turn on and off.  {haha}

Darbee Rae wasn't the only one surprised with a gift on Christmas Eve.  After all the gifts were opened, Mr. P. comes in the door with this for me.

There is a long story behind this.  I have always wanted one of these old strollers.  When we were first married and money was really tight, I found one at a show.  We could not spare the money for it and I have often spoke of the blue old stroller that I wanted way back then.
He said he found this one from an antique dealer at our show in September as he was unloading our craft items.  I was not there so he got it and it had been stored at Holly's ever since.  Can't believe she kept this a secret so long.  I am so tickled over it, but don't know what I will do with it.  Hmmm,,,, gota put on my thinking cap.
Mr.P. agreed to do a contract job for his company during his holiday vacation.  It was a rather big job so he hired Holly to help him.  They began the project the day after Christmas.  The first part of the job had to be done on the carport as Mr. P's shop is not that big.  Out came the big table saw and the work began.  Luckily the weather cooperated and it was not too cold outside.
Darbee Rae and I were having some fun while they worked.  Yes, my city girl doesn't like to get dirty, but today she learned how to make sawdust pies.  What fun!!!!
New Year's Eve we spent a quite evening at home.  Not to fond of getting out on the roads on this night, however early New Year's Day we took a short day trip.
There was very little traffic on the interstate.  It was so nice to get away with the Mister. We have missed many trips since I have been sick.  Our annual girl trip was put on hold as I was sick all of November.  Holly and I started this trip years before Darbee Rae came along and it has continued to be a tradition.  Will have to make the November trip up soon.
Well hoping the Mister and Holly finish up their contract job today, and then us girls are going to hit the road for a shopping trip.
Hope you all have fun plans for the weekend.  Please be careful where ever you are.  Stay warm and be safe.
Until next time


  1. I am so happy to learn that you are feeling well!! Sounds like a you had a wonderful Christmas.... looking at little Darbee Rae holding her new baby gave me a little pang inside.... I was always a doll person (still am!) and getting a new one for Christmas back in the day would send my heart racing! I so loved to play house.... The new stroller you got from your hubby is marvelous.... can't wait to see how you set it up! Have fun on your shopping trip.... glad you are able to get out and about again, and hope you can make up that November trip ASAP!!
    Happy New Year!

  2. So happy to hear from you, glad your feeling better......Sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas, great pictures....Blessings Francine.


  3. Well, Nana....I think your wonderful Christmas gift needs its own Ashton Drake baby.....I'd like one myself...doll, I mean! Glad to hear you're doing so well these days. I'm hoping to get a letter off to you soon.....

  4. Looks like Santa (Mr P) was good to both you and Darbee Rae! You must do a post ofwhere you fit in your new old stroller. A few years ago we sold one on Ebay. It was blue too. Have a great weekend and enjoy your shopping trip. Janice

  5. Nice to hear from you Angela. I'm so glad you had a lovely Christmas and you could enjoy it without being sick. Isn't God good.

    Here's wishing you a lovely 2014 free of sickness.


  6. So glad you all had a wonderful Christmas. Love your old stroller...can't wait to see what you do with it. So happy you are feeling better. Have fun on your girls shopping trip.

  7. Well look who is back! God is so good and I am praising Him for your recovery!
    I kinda got a little teary reading about your stroller present, how sweet. Somehow I think it might be a perfect place for a new baby doll to sit! LOL
    Thanks for sharing!
    Be blessed,

  8. Sorry to hear that you have been under the weather. but glad you are feeling better now. Looks like Darbee Rae and you both got some neat gifts! Wishing you a great new year! Mindy

  9. Now that sounds like a beautiful holiday! Stay warm!

  10. Sounds like a wonderful Christmas filled with lots of love.
    Truly blessed my Friend.
    Warm Woolie Blessings :)

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