Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Tea Cup & Mug Exchange Reveal

Hello Sweet Friends

It's time for a very special Reveal
One I look forward to twice a year

For the past three events
I have participate in Stephanie's
Tea Cup & Mug Exchange
And OH What Fun It Has Been

Stephanie Joyfully and Prayerfully
Matches participants for the exchange
You send to one person
And receive from a different person
It is Always a JOY to participate

This time my recipient was

I will let her share about her package
But it has been delightful getting to know Marilyn
And I found great joy in putting her package together 

I was SO surprised when I received a lovely
Thank you package from her
How sweet are all of these delightful goodies
Thank you Marilyn for blessing me so

You never know where you will send a package
Or where your package will come from
This time both sent and received packages
Went/Came from ladies in Idaho
How Fun Is That

My package came from

Oh My how she blessed this momma heart
I opened the package to find a gift for Madi
I was shocked and blessed
A beautiful hand made tea matt and a 'to color' book mark

What a sweet surprise and blessing

The rest of the package was stuffed FULL of beauty
With an Ocean theme, everything was had picked and made
By Tilda and her two daughters

Hot Cocoa, note pad, tea towels,
fragrance sachets for home and auto
Napkins, flower seeds and a hand sewn tea matt and book mark

The Tea Cup is a lovely shade of Aqua with white
Beautifully scalloped edges that remind me of sea shells
Absolutely Perfect

I feel so spoiled!
Thank you Tilda and girls
For your kindness and tender hearts
I am enjoying getting to know you and your family

Some day I plan to go visit my brother and niece/nephews in ID
I will make sure to visit BOTH of the beautiful and kind ladies

I never know how to thank Stephanie for hosting this wonderful
Tea Cup & Mug Exchange twice yearly
She certainly could be doing many other things
But has chosen to bless each participant

Thank you Stephanie

Blessings to ALL

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Happy 81st MOM

Hello Friends

I haven't blogged in such a long time
I almost forgot how to download, edit and upload photos

Hopefully, in the weeks ahead
I will blog more and fill you in
On where I've been and life in general

I want to SAY
Happy 81st Birthday to my Mom

In the past 10+ years
This sweet lady
Has endured a
Whipple surgery
Broken Hip
Mini Stroke
Valley Fever
And something that has eaten a good bit
Of her skull away
Yet, we celebrate 81 years
With Great JOY

She has
4 Children
11 Grandchildren
12 Great Grandchildren

We had a delightful Celebration at my home on Sunday
I'm sharing just a few of my favorite photos

Cousins and Braces

Cousins and 2nd Cousins

Laughter and Silliness

Which pretty much describes our lives

Why would this be a favorite photo?

It is a reminder of:
Family, food, fellowship
Joy, blessings and Happiness
And Celebration of a life well lived

Remember that messes
Are a Symbols of LIFE

Happy Birthday Mom