Monday, May 30, 2011

Happy Memorial Day to Everyone!

This is my son, Matt, who is serving in the Navy.  He turns 25 on the 4th.  I am so proud of you, Matt!  I appreciate all the service men and women who have served and are currently serving.  Without them, life would be very different for us all.  I'm taking this day to thank you all and to all my special peeps in the service, I Love you!!! XOXOXOXOXO


Thursday, May 19, 2011

As Requested, Stories Behind the Pics

Hello!!  I've been bombarded (you know who you are!) with requests to explain some of the baby pics in my Header/Banner.  So, here it is!  Those of you who don't really care, just suffer through it!  LOL  Sorry!

1) Our backyard swingset; loved that slide!
2) My second Birthday, Mom always made me a lamb cake, which I totaly loved, and another which she decorated very pretty with colours and writing.
3)Driving my car with a rag dolly, wearing my Heidi dress
4) Mom holding newborn me after I was release from the hospital weeks after being born.  My older sister Peggy was totally loving her little sis.
5) This is me at the back door with my limb challenged dolly.  The limbs were always falling off and Dad had to repair her constantly, but as you can see, I loved her anyway!
6) Holding Dolly while sitting on the living room couch.  This is one of the few times she has clothes on!
7) Here are my Birthday presents on my second Birthday.  That doll buggy was known to give every neighborhood cat a ride at sometime.  I was the Kitty Whisperer.  And, of course, my popcorn popper noise maker!  Didn't everyone have one of those?
8) On my 1st Birthday with the cake. Who's arm was that?
9)  Layed out on the table for a powdering and diaper after my bath!  See the cute puppy diaper stacker?
10) Looking Hollywood with Mom's glasses on!
11) More of me on the swingset; Mom said it was windy and chilly out, but I insisted
12) I was holding 2 fingers up, because I went around telling everybody, no matter what age, that I would be 2 and big in September.
13) Getting a bath in the little enamel basin.  You can see how small I was, comparing Mom's hand and arm on the left, and Peggy's on the right
14) Me and Peggy in the pool.  Doesn't she look so Esther Williams in that suit and bathing cap?
15) Studio pic of me wearing a very soft pink dress.  I didn't have hair, so Mom always taped a ribbon bow on my head.
16) Climbing the end table while Peggy watched.  Mom said I was always climbing something like a monkey, using my toes.
17) Studio pic of me a bit older than the last one.
18) Studio pic of me at about 3 years old.
19) Little sissy Jennifer with the light blonde hair and me with our long dresses on.  Mom and Dad took us to see Big Bird, who we loved.
20) Me as Alice in Wonderland on a fall float.  It was so very cold and windy, I convinced them to let me put on a sweater.  Totally ruined the look, though! You can see the Mad Hatter and the Hare at the tea party.
21) Kindergarten school photo when I was 4
22) 1st grade school photo
23) We were at the park.  Mom in the background looking very Hollywood, my cousin David who was a year older than me and me, of course!

And there you have it!  I cherish my pics.  When you look at them, they bring back so many memories.  Please be sure to preserve your precious pictures.

Now, if I can work DH's camera, I'll download pics of what I've been working on and share!


Wednesday, May 4, 2011

When She Was a Baby...

Hello Everyone!!

I hope everyone had a marvelous Easter.  I've been so busy I didn't get a chance to blog!  Of course, mine was great; spending time with my little family always is.  Son #1 is afloat in a vessel in the Middle East, so he wasn't with us.  We did talk to him, so that was great!

Now about the collage in the banner.  Folks, here you have it, Mary Mary Quite Contrary as she started out in life.  Now, I ask you, "Do I look contrary to you?"  hehehe!  I was tiny, born 3 months premature, at 3 1/2 ounces.  Lived in the incubater for weeks until I developed my baby lungs.  Ahhh life was good, as the teeny tiny baby with a will to survive.  Then (Da da DAAAA!)  My damn sister was born! LMAO  Three years later, that is.  Now you know why I'm contrary!  I'm a middle child!  Oh, wouldn't it been nice to be spoiled?
Shame on me, I'm 43 yo and still complaining!

Bad news and good news. 
Bad news 1st:  My sewing/primitive/pincushion/embroidery group I belonged to was closed. Waaaaaaaaah!!  Just like my arm was wacked off!  Very shocking!!
Now, good news:  The Group Mama teamed up with a gal and started a new group!!!  Yeah!  My arm has magically re-appeared.
Been working on some goodies and will post pics soon on those.  I'm just living life to the fullest, greatful for everything I have, etc.  Gotta stop to think about that every day, so as not to let the whining of others about how bad things are, to get me down.
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