Tuesday, September 29, 2009

I'll Be There

..... that was the name of the song I selected for the MOG dance!
Sung by Michael Jackson, who my son adored when he was a little boy discovering music.
...let me fill your heart with joy and laughter...
whenever you need me... I'll be there!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

They Did!

More pictures soon!
It was a beautiful ceremony
a fun party!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Wedding RAK

I have some of the most wonderful online friends!
There is a wonderful woman named Emily that became my friend on Christian Paper Artists Yahoo Group!
On Saturday I got this fantastic box in the mail from her.
It's a RAK .... random act of kindness!
On the CPA Yahoo Group we encourage the sending of RAKs in the form of artwork.
Just a few blog posts down the page you
can see where a group of the girls on CPA
made a wedding banner for me, too!
The box was filled with individually wrapped goodies..
for me.... the MOG... (mother of the groom)... and MIL2B!!!

She made an art card for me!!! That's me depicted as the angel that I am!!!! ha And a sweet, sweet prayer for me!

Emily doesn't have a blog.

She is such a blessing to me! Is there someone you could be a blessing to today?

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

BLOSS and Guiding Light!

YoU MuSt HuMor me TodaY!!
Guiding Light... after 72 years...
is going off the air.
Friday is the last day.
It's sad.... I haven't watched
in years... so I am
partly responsible...
although I totally
blame the
I mean.... they got rid of Ross!!!
Jerry ver Dorn played Ross and is now on
One Life to Live....
Ross married Blake
and became
I was a Blossie!
This was in the beginning of the internet... we didn't have
Yahoo Groups yet.
There were all kinds of message boards though and it was
where I became obsessed with the internet and all
it's possibilities.
Jerry and I became pen pals... of a sort. I'm sure he wrote to a lot of people. But none of the other Blossies had this relationship. So I thought I'd just give you a peek at some of my treasures...
Yes, Jerry sent me his Emmy invitation.... I think that was a year
he won.... don't ask me to remember right now.
He knew I quilted (back then) and encouraged me to send a quilt in.
Blake and Ross had just had twins and I made it as
a baby quilt.
In the photo above you can also see the label
I put on the back of the quilt showing it was
from all the Blossies.
I was blown away when I saw it on screen. It appeared at least
two days....
One day it was on the back of the couch.
Another day Jerry/Ross was FOLDING it!!!
He was folding laundry and he had it in
his lap folding it!!!!!!!!
I have those episodes on VHS tapes... need to update that.

Yes, he sent me a script! Which I might add I could sell on Ebay...but never would.

Below is the floorplan of Ross and Blake's house..... I asked Jerry if he would send me one... and so he drew it up!!!!!!!

Liz wrote, too. Below is a peek at her baby's toes and a note.

She also sent some other pics to one of the other Blossies

and we all shared.

We sent her a stuffed Dumbo that I bought at The Disney Store in

Houston (It's a BLOSS thing) when her real life

child was born.

Emily has a YouTube Site full of Bloss!
She is one of my old Bloss friends.... I met one of them SKN... on my trip to
San Francisco. Some of the girls met in NYC at a Guiding Light gathering
in 2001. There are pictures...somewhere...

One day I was picking my daughter up at elementary school and Robert Newman was outside getting his niece or nephew!!!!! I was beside myself. I knew that his sister lived here, where I live, but never dreamed I'd run into him at school. I, of course, (I'm NOT shy) talked to him! I'm sure my daughter still remembers that!

I grew up watching soaps in the 50's and 60's with

my mother and my grandmother.

It was a different time.

Thanks for listening....

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

My Bed is a Boat

This is another illlustration from the book A Child's Garden of Verses by Robert Louis Stevenson. I will upload some pictures of what I've been working on soon. Grease was great on Friday night, btw! I love when the crowd knows all the words to everything.... not that they sang along... only when Vince Fontaine wanted us to. But when Sandy comes out at the end and throws her cigarette on the ground and says "Tell me about it, Stuuuud!"....... there were LOTS of female voices in the audience that said Stuuuuuuud at the same time! In case you are unaware, the long running soap opera The Guiding Light is in it's last week. I will do a tribute to it ... of sorts... before the week is over. You are most likely unaware of my involvement with it. sigh...
P.S....edited per daughter's instructions...I'M losing my mind.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Just get on with it...

Labor Day has come and gone!
School has started!
100 Degree temps have ended in Houston!
I have been doing pre-wedding stuff...just two weeks to go!
Wanted to tell you that Nathalie FINALLY opened an
You really MUST go visit.
She's having a giveaway on her blog, too!
Tomorrow my daughter and I have tickets to see our favorite musical!!!
Pray that it doesn't rain like a tropical depression in Houston Friday and Saturday!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Wedding Banners, Part II

I hung the banner above the window in the living room and finally remembered to take a picture at night.
Below is how cool it is in the daylight...
Here are some closeups. I took these when it was
on the mantle.... and I'm not going to say who did
which one in case I get it wrong....
Aren't they beautiful!
Below is what it looks like from outside...
the backs are almost as beautiful as
the fronts!
This was such a wonderful gift of love!
I so appreciate it and I'm still overwhelmed.
Here are the names of the wonderful women:
Lynn Lebsack Anna Tremblay Debbie Linton Corbi Beshears Dianne Adams Esther Miller Mardi James Becky Hunt Nathalie Thompson Katie Hogue Phyllis Schaffer Thank you to these wonderful friends.
In case you haven't figured it out... my son is getting married
September 26th!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Do you know what this weekend is?

The start of college football!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Wedding Gifts

Yesterday I received the sweetest box in the mail!
It was filled with a wedding banner for the MOG... me...
from some of my banner making friends
I was totally surprised.... never expected
such a thing!
In the next day or so I will upload photos of
all the pennants in the banner!
Here are just a couple of CLOSE-UPS!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

The Last Kernels of Summer

When you live in the south you know that September means summer is officially over! It's really your only sign as it is still H O T. However, it's only supposed to get to 90 here in my little part of Texas today!
So enjoy these last kernels of summer............ fall is approaching.... we can tell just by visiting Hobby Lobby!