Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Our grandson

Colt will be three weeks old tomorrow (March 1).
I can not tell you how much in LOVE I am with this child.

Colt has very soulful eyes, a calm and sweet personality.

But my favorite part of Colt...

His toes!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

First calf of the season

Just a quick blog today.

Pictures of the first calf of the season.   Not sure if it is a boy or girl yet.  We didn't want to get to
close and upset mama.

Mama and baby are doing just fine!

Spring is offically here!!
I will post more pictures later on this week!


Sunday, February 26, 2012


My sweet friend, Tessa, gave me a book called "The book of Awakening"
It is a daily inspirational book helping us find the life we want by being present in the life we have.

On the Feb 24th , the passage was right on the mark.

"When feeling urgent, you must slow down"

To quote.." Now more than ever, when we are feeling urgent, you must cut the strings to all events. Now more than ever, when the weights you carry seem tied to your wrist, you must not run or flail.  When feeling like I can't sit still, I need more than ever, to just sit still"

With all that we have to do each day, from the mundane, the necessary, the not so pleasant and boring.  We must remember to at least sit still for 5 or 10 minutes and to be in the moment and calm our nerves and sooth our hearts. 
It is easier said than done.   With 1440 minutes in a day, we can sit still for 5 minutes, right??

I am going to TRY and take my own advice.   I do not want to wake up 20 years from now and not have a clue what just happened.  I want to be present in each moment, to give gratitude and thanks, to be calm..
Even it is just for 5 minutes...

Saturday, February 11, 2012

LOVE..just got bigger

 Love,  it is an all encompassing word.  
You can love pizza
You can love to run
You can love to create
You can love to explore

My life is so full of Love
I love my family;
I love all my pets;
I love all my friends, near and far;
I love the way the sun shines in my kitchen window;
I love watching cattle graze;

I love being in my studio and just piddling around
and never knowing what my finished piece will look like until I am done..

What would we do without it?

Just when I think I can not love more...
We get this gift from heaven..

My beautiful stepdaughter delivers the most precious baby boy...

 Colt arrived Thursday, Feb 9th
7.2 lbs 19.5 "

A head full of dark hair like his mom and big strong hands like his dad.

The sweetest, most beautiful baby.
His big brother is pretty proud..

My heart just grew in size 10 times over.
My life just got more joyous
Love just got bigger...

on a side note..
I will be in Atlanta for the next week or so.  I will be there taking my dad
to his radiation treatments.   My parents are staying with my brother who lives close to Emory University Hospital.  My brother  is a Delta captain and will be flying, so I am taking over for the week.   I am looking forward to spending time with my mom and dad. I love the Decatur area where I will be staying.  My first priority is to take care of my Dad, make sure he is comfortable.  But I do want to get my mom out to a few good antique shops if she is up to it.

I am wishing all of you a very Happy Valentine's Day that is full of

Sunday, February 5, 2012

Valentine's jewlery in the making...

I have been working on Valentine's jewlery this weekend.  It has been cold and dreary.  Perfect to be inside puttering around, put things together and seeing what comes together...

(Sorry about the fuzzy photos.  I left my camera at home and made these with my phone..)

I will have these for sale at Witherspoon's Antique's in Granbury or
Angels with Attitude in Glen Rose...

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Run to this blog....

Teresa with The Old White House has posted a blog that is worth reading....
Thanks Teresa for sharing!

The Old White House