Thursday, February 23, 2012
Monday, February 20, 2012
It was a wonderful weekend. Holly's sister-in-law, Heather, held a small baby shower or "Sprinkle" at her home to clothe the soon to be born Mariah in pinks and purples and other girly colors. All the ladies who attended must have had a wonderful time shopping for girly things as this child will be able to wear 4 outfits a day for a month
and never be dressed in the same thing twice.
The daughters and their hubbies were here yesterday for dinner. We also planned on sorting a box of photographs from my Mom. Photos of my great grandparents, my grandparents and my parents from years ago. It is a mish mash of pictures from the 1920's through today. My daughter Meagan is an artist and for a while worked at an art supply store and she learned about storing art and photographs properly. It is driving her crazy that my Mom's photos and our photos are sitting in various boxes. She wants every photo and negative stored properly and has supplied archival paper, bags and boxes to get all organized. The girls and I worked several hours and got just a tiny amount sorted and none of them scanned. We want to be able to get them scanned so we can share with all the family.
I was able to get this photo of my grandmother and her sister from my Aunt Ruth, my Dad's sister and had copies made for my daughters, my sister and brother.
Edna and Lillian Ostertog
My Grandmother is Lillian.
The necklace she is wearing, was given to me as a child and I gave it to Holly to wear on her wedding day.
I am looking forward to getting all organized for a family history.
I believe you need to where you came from and want my grandchildren to know
that family story also.
Thursday, February 16, 2012
could spend the day with her favorite boy.
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Cali is a such sweetie. She will not go up to the shop with us...I think she is afraid of the sounds of the saws and sanders. When she sleeps she is usually on her back with one of her front legs sticking up in the air and she's large. She believes she is a lap dog.
Lucy does have a problem when we leave her alone. She howls and cries when we leave home. We now hide treats around the house before we leave so she doesn't see us walk out the door. I've spoken to the vet about her "separation anxiety" and he suggested another dog.
I think we'll just let Lucy have friends over for a visit. Maybe we should open
Lucy's Doggie Bed and Breakfast.
All Guests Must Be Approved By The Dog
Friday, February 10, 2012
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
“If you look deeply into the palm of your hand, you will see your parents and all generations of your ancestors. All of them are alive in this moment. Each is present in your body. You are the continuation of each of these people.”
Thich Nhat Hanh
I found the photo pinterest (and could not find a credit for the photo) and thought what a wonderful idea for a bit of family history. I have wonderful memories of my parents and my grandparents. There are times when I glimpse my hands while I'm painting and see my mother's hands (although my nails never look like hers) and also her mother's hands. I see my Grandmother's face sometimes in the mirror, looking back at me.
Granddaughter countdown continues...less than 4 weeks...she may be a leap year baby.