Sunday, May 31, 2009

Thursday I joined Marie for our last Girl time Thursday (for a little while anyway).  She will be bringing little Zane into the world soon and I will be having a wedding and going on my honey moon this new month as well.  I have so enjoyed our times of talking and Tea. She has been so helpful to me in preparing my center pieces, helping my sister with the shower, and just being a great friend.  I am so  blessed to have her be a part of my life. 

This past Thursday was great too!  We talked to Elizabeth on Skype.  It has been so long since i've seen her I really enjoyed talking to her and seeing what she was up to. (Elizabeth, your wedding cake turned out beautifully!) .  We drank tea.  Marie made me chicken and rice soup. It was so good and it really hit the spot after a loooong day of work.  Lastly but not least Marie taught me how to crochet.  My mother had shown me how to crochet the first string when i was a little girl, but i had never learned how to go back the other way and make something that was worth making.  Marie is such a good teacher. She took her time and showed me about 4 different times how to do the same thing. How to hold your work, and she was so encouraging too.  She also told me of a few video tutorials on the web that teach different stitching patterns.   I took her advise and made my first granny square.  I think the pattern has too many holes, but i am very satisfied at how quickly i was able to pick up this new trait under Marie's instruction.  Thanks for being a GREAT teacher Marie!  Here is peak at my first work. The pics aren't that great, but they'll do.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Bridal Shower

Saturday was my bridal shower!  It was put on by my matron of honor, my sister Jayna.  My mother and my darling friend Marie helped too.  I had a wonderful time driving to the shower with Marie.  We drove from Dayton up to the church my parents and sister attend.  It was a 2 hour drive.  Marie and stopped at a wonderful Gourmet shop!  It has all kinds of wonderful tea china, gourmet tea, cookies, coffee, spreads, lotion, candles, wine, and lots of other things too.  I found it a couple of weeks ago after an appointment with the wedding photographer and just had to take Marie and show her.  We also stopped by President Harding's Memorial and a yard sale too!
The shower was a wonderful tea party! We played games and enjoyed watching my neices and nephew be silly.  My nephew just 2 insisted he wear a hat too and was drinking out of a tea cup. It was so cute. 

My parents and 
me after the party marie and I were visiting my daddy.

My friend Patty I was truly blessed by how excited she was to be at my party.  My sister Jayna and i both babysat her children. 

Next I am sitting between Miss Kitty and Karen.  Miss Kitty is a wonderful lady from the church.  She is so excited about everything and is such a blessing to be around.  She makes you feel like the cherry on top of ice cream and she'll tell you you are too!  Karen was like my second mother growing up.  I baby sat her daughter full time while I was in Junior High school and When I turned 15 I started working in their family Pizza shop making Pizza's.  Karen always knows how to make me feel special and stay a little longer than I had planned. I love being with her and talking to her.  She has such a personality and is so funny.

My sisters and I are the beautiful ladies in Pink!  My sister Kelly is the one with the glasses and lovely crochet top;  and Jayna is the adorable garden girl who threw me the party and made the hats.  What a wonderful time we all had.  

Last but not least Marie and I are in the very bottom picture.  She is 35 weeks pregnant.  I am so excited for her and the little guy growing inside her.  She is such a wonderful friend.  I believe God placed us back together.  We lived together a few years ago before I joined the AF.  She then Got Married while I was in Germany, then she and her husband moved to Dayton in January and I received orders to come to Dayton in Mid February and arrived at the end of March.

I am so thankful for all the wonderful people God has placed in my life.

Ps. I miss and love you Elizabeth.  I wished you could have been at the party and was missing you.  Hope to see you soon!


Friday, May 15, 2009


We'll say that's me on my walk(minus the baby). ; )

Honeysuckle!! It smells delightful!

Cardinal pair
Yellow finch
Mr. Beaver
Ma'dam Blue Jay
Tuesday I took a beautiful walk.  I walked about 3miles. I was out for 2 hours and didn't even realize it. It was such a blessing.  I couldn't help but sing, How Great Thou Art, while walking and taking in the beautiful scenery God has given us. And all his wonderful little creatures as well.  Here are some things I saw..... I didn't see the turtle on Tuesday, but I almost hit him with my car on Thursday!

...Your Works are wonderful, I know that FULL well.  Psalms 139:14