Monday, April 21, 2014

My Texas Trip for Tara's Retirement and Oreo my Grand Dog!

Hello Blogging Friends- Here are my photos from Texas. I went for Tara's retirement. We did get to Greune Texas and had lunch at the Grist Mill restaurant on the Guadalupe River. The small town has some shops and 2 wineries. We stopped at one of the Wineries and had a tasting and got a bottle of wine. Also I have a Grand Dog named Oreo! She is a Maltipoo and so darn cute! I hope you have a great week. Prayers for my son in law Derrick's Mom and Tara's Daddy Eric are still needed as I said in my previous post. Eric will not survive, Linda is questionable.
Have a great week! XO Linda









A great day with my friend Janet at the Barn in Castle Rock. CO!

What a lovely Spring Day! My friend Janet and I went to Castle Rock CO to the Barn! It is an old barn with antique booths! I have photos to share- it was a great day! Stress free! Nothing has changed on Tara's Dad or my son in law Derrick's Mom! Their prognosis is still pretty grim on both! The last 2 photos are from another shop called the Emporium another set up with booths! A great day!  The Fairy Garden is so cute and one of my online craft sites sells a lot of things for Fairy Gardens- Factorydirectcraft.com. Hope you enjoy the photos! Sorry a few duplicated. I will post my Texas photos in the next post! I hope you had a wonderful Easter! XO Linda





















Friday, April 11, 2014

Updates to what is happening in Colorado Springs

Hello All,
It snowed Monday morning so we put off our shopping trip to the Antique Barn. Trying for the 21st. Tara's Dad got out of the hospital 2 weeks ago Thursday, fell on Sunday and broke his pelvis. He has been in the hospital for 2 weeks again now. He is not well, the kidneys aren't working well and the dialysis isn't helping so far. I am hoping to go on Sunday to see how he is. The 2 times I was there I did face time on my iphone so Tara and family could see and talk to him. So prayers are needed for his recovery! Also Derrick my son in law his mother is still in the hospital too, so prayers for her too would be nice! The old saying is right, if you have your health you have everything! I am lucky so far, but now scared for this BD next month as it is a big one! I hope you are having a great week!! Oh and a nice sure sign of Spring. Last night I was at my computer and had the window open and the birds are singing! What a joyful sound that was! XO Linda

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Happy Almost Spring, Snow here!

Hello Blog Friends
Sorry I haven't been on much. Went to Texas for my daughter Tara's retirement from the USAF. It was nice and I had a fun 9 days. I have photos to post soon. Since I have been home just been busy catching up and getting my Vintage Photo shop ready for Etsy. I actually caught a throat thing, imagine me the germ-a-phob caught something! Work has been busy as we are on summer hours, but our weather isn't exactly summer like today! Today we got 5" of snow just on the grass, truck etc. I am going to the Antique Barn in Castle Rock on Monday. I am so excited and hope our weather holds out. I will get on and post photos of my trip, the town of  Gruene Texas, Tara and I went to and the Barn. Tara's Dad is back in the hospital he wasn't well when we went to Texas and now the form of rheumatoid arthritis he has has affected his kidneys to the point of needing dialysis. He got out of the hospital on Friday and fell and broke his pelvis on Sunday so sad to say he is not well. A Prayer would be nice for him. I am hoping to go see him this weekend. We have been divorced for almost 30 years but we still go to Texas together and keep in touch. We are hoping he does recover. I also have a Grand Dog now! She is a black and white malitpoo named Oreo. She loves her Grandma!! I will post photos of her too. She hears my voice on the phone and tries to get to me! XO Linda

Saturday, February 1, 2014

I am selling this little collage sheet my Great Grandmother Minnie Valetine's Day

For Valentine's Day!
 My Great Grandmother Minnie Rice Sackett Isn't she pretty!
A Valentine's Day Sheet.
Photo my collection, post card from the Graphics Fairy 
The background from Grandma Gator's Etsy Shop, more flowers from picmonkey. Printed on cardstock and mailed to
you $4.25 USA only. Click the email me on my sidebar if you wish to purchase this lovely sheet! You can make up to 10 physical items from this sheet. Your sheet will not have my mark. Have a wonderful weekend! It is snowing here we have about 6" on the ground! Can't wait to go to Texas this month!
I should have Tara's Collage Box finished this weekend. I will post a photo.



Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Happy Birthday in Heaven to Daddy

Today I honor the memory of my Dad. His Birthday is today, he would have turned 85.
My Daddy was a son, a husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather and a friend. He had a great life! We had a great life with our parents! Wish they were still her, isn't that what we all wish for when we lose our loved ones. My Dad was a Veteran, and a Sheriff's Deputy and he loved our Country. He was a life Member of the VFW. As Tara gets closer to her AF Retirement on February 19th, we all miss him and my Mom more! They were so Proud of Tara! She was the First Grand Child, and the First and only to serve in our Armed Forces. I am Proud to have had him as my Daddy! Love & Miss You and Mom! XO Linda
Photos- 1 is my Mom and Dad in the  40's, Photo 2- Daddy during WW11, Photo 3 is Daddy and my brother Jay and our close family friend Chuck and the last photo is Daddy, me and Prince my Mom's Siamese. He would wait with his paws on the door for her to come home from work. I see my POW MIA bracelet in the photo. I still have that bracelet.As you can see from the photo with my brother we are all huge NASCAR fans too.



Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Brrr we were so cold here too! Some images I did in picmonkey

Brrrrr it was cold here too yesterday it was-9 when I got up. Stayed in as I don't work on Monday's. Today it was 34 when I got up, to be 52! What a difference! Tara my daughter in Texas was getting this cold weather too as my family and friends on the EC. I played in picmonkey. I never really knew much about it. I find it fun and easier to do some fun things with photos. I am going to do the yearly membership as I think it will be worth it! Keep toasty! Since it was so cold I did the Holiday and winter designs. Have a great week! XO Linda


Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year from Me, Bob and the K-3 Savannah, Merlin and Bob Cat!
May 2014 be the best year ever! XO Linda

Friday, December 27, 2013

I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas!

Hello Blog Friends! I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! I wanted to share with you the gifts we made! Bob helped me with the spoons. The spoons some we made into necklaces and some I tied with jute around the Anniversary Ball jars.I had the lanterns on hand and found a bag of the glitter balls in my craft supplies. I filled the lanterns for family and friends gifts. Today should be interesting, I am taking the K-3 one at a time to get their nails trimmed. Bob said Good Luck! LOL!






 

Saturday, December 14, 2013

Announcement The Winner of the Photo Charms Giveaway is........ Pam Ballard

Pam Ballard of Moments Like These won my photo charms! I have sent you an email.
I hope you like these!
XO Hugs from Linda