Thursday, December 27, 2012


Just a quick update. Our family had a very Merry Christmas, as the twins were able to come home on Christmas Eve. The twin-to-twin transfusion did occur after all, at the end, so the girls ended up being taken even earlier than expected.  They spent 10 days in NICU.  Little Kate weighed only 3lbs. 12oz. and little Nora, 5 lbs. 14oz.  They went through a lot in those 10 days, but we feel so blessed by all the miraculous progress that was made in such a short time. 
More pictures next time.  I hope you all had a joyous Christmas with family and loved ones.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Christmas 2012 and a Twin Update

 Merry Christmas to all!  I thought I'd throw these pics onto my blog and let you know that my daughter made it to December and is scheduled for a C-section this Saturday.   I'll be back next time with photos of the identical little girls.  : )

 I did my snowflakes again this year.  Plus, added wings to my Santos figurine (just for Christmas).

 My daughter, Sara, made this fun collage from the photos she took over here the other day.  : )

 I'm hoping to get to my "Candyland" half-tree on the landing again this year. 
If you'd like to see my Christmas decorating from years past (above photo)...go to my "labels" on the right side of the blog and click on "Christmas Decorating".
Have a Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Halloween 2012 AND... a Thank You!

First, a heartfelt thank you to all the well wishes expressed in my last Post regarding my recent marriage. I could feel your genuine happiness for me and it meant a great deal. I know I've been so out of touch in the blogging community for the last few months. After my daughter's twins are born (Hopefully in December rather than November), and we get through the holidays with all the big changes in our lives, I'll become more consistent again. 

Below: a few of the things I put out this year... Enjoy! : )

And last, but not least ... my cutest Halloween decoration by far this year...Mr. HoW (House of Whimsy)!  : )
I Hope you're all doing well.  Again, thank you!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Another Wedding......MINE!

Several years ago I lost my husband and son in the same year. My husband died suddenly at work one day from a heart defect. Six months later my son, Preston, died of cancer at the age of 18. Because of our faith in God and trusting in His infinite wisdom, my three remaining children and I were able to go on. It wasn't easy, but we knew He would watch over us and help us get through this most difficult trial that was required of us. Little by little we picked up the pieces and went forward with faith. We continued to be blessed with more precious grandchildren and Sara's wedding to her sweet William. This past Summer a mutual friend (and God, in my opinion) found a way for the new "Mr. House of Whimsy" and I to meet. He had also lost his wife. We immediately felt very comfortable visiting with one another.  We dated all Summer......and married in September. : )
Of Course I had to put a pair of my birds on the wedding cake.  Everyone told me so.  : )
Below, immediately following the Wedding.

Below, a little later at the Reception Hall.

I chose champagne and cream for the colors...very traditional.

Below, we used a few of the white trees w/ lights from Sara and William's reception.

Right after cutting the cake:
This cute photo below was the very first time my granddaughters met Mr. H. o W. (House of Whimsy).  They kept bringing little wind up toys over to him.  It melted my heart.  : )
I'm very grateful to all of our combined adult children for being so gracious about this shift in their lives.  I'm sure it has been challenging at times, but they have all been completely amazing.  I'll always love them for that. 
So now you know who to blame for my lack of blogging all Summer.  What a handsome distraction.  : )