Monday, June 28, 2010

Last Wedding

On Saturday, my oldest daughter got married. That's 4 weddings in 6 years. Whew! It's exciting that they are all married and we love our sons-in-law, but there's also a big sigh of relief that all the weddings we have to put on are over. It's the one big issue of having 4 daughters.... 4 weddings... We made it!

Friday, June 25, 2010

New Kitchen?

Next Wednesday at 4 pm we meet with a contractor to discuss remodeling our kitchen. We've made some big decisions this morning, such as getting a 48" range with two ovens, eliminating the wall oven, and moving the microwave into a cabinet. We've decided on countertops (no more tile) and other small things.

Sometimes I'm really amazed at how fast things go once John makes up his mind to do something!

Monday, June 21, 2010

Sometimes I wonder...

How much my life would be different if I hadn't met and married John. I wouldn't have my four wonderful daughters, my 4 (almost) sons-in-law. I wouldn't have the lifestyle that I do. I mean, how hard is it to be at home all day with no kids, tending to my beautiful house and fulfilling my creative desires.
What does still amaze me is that back in 1977, when I met John, I never dreamed that all of these wonderful things would have happened and that I love him more now than I did then. It's a different love, a deeper, more abiding love, now. I also still think he is incredibly cute.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Back at home

Well, we had a wonderful time in Mexico. I can't recommend Cozumel's Iberostar enough. We ate, slept, went on wonderful excursions (Jeep Tour and the Catamaran) and then ate some more. It was the most relaxing 7 days I have ever spent. I'd go back in a heartbeat, but then, I didn't have to go to work on Monday like my husband, John, did.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

OK, I have two other daughters, Stephanie and Lizzie. They are very special people... Stephanie is my relaxing daughter. Lizzie, I talk to everyday. They are both married to incredible people, Dameon, and Lane. Both of them, and their husbands, are wonderful. We are all going to Mexico on Sunday. I remember one special conversation I had with Dameon. I was very sick, and he thought I wasn't happy with him marrying Stephanie. Nothing could be further from the truth. We had a long talk, cleared the air and things have been wonderful. I am still amazed at Lane. The more I get to know him, the more I love him. I have been truly blessed.


26 June 2010. A big day for our family. Our daughter, Dianne, will be marrying Bret on that day. We're excited! Bret could not be better for Dianne, and he's a great addition to the family. He does have some competition for best son in law, we love Cody, Dameon and Lane, but, then, we love them all.

I've been waiting....

This post could be hard, or it could be easy, which is why I haven't posted in a few days. My third daughter, yes, I have four, went to the emergency room on Friday with severe pain. The diagnosis was an ectopic pregnancy. She went ahead to the emergency room at my oldest daughter's hospital, (oldest daughter is an RN), and they were prepping her for surgery. Enter oldest daughter, Dianne. She pulls a few, well, maybe more than a few, strings and get's Jackie's (third daughter), OB/GYN to come in on a Friday night, on a holiday weekend. This Dr. tells them to wait, let's see what the Beta levels say. On Tuesday, Jackie got blood drawn. On Wed. the Dr. says that the Beta levels are great. Ultrasound on Thurs. morning. Today, Thursday, the ultrasound was done. There is a black dot in the uterus. Viable pregnancy. While there may still be problems, any pregnancy can have problems at the 5-6 week point, Jackie has been cleared to go on our family vacation to Mexico. Praise God!

Now for the "Stitching" part of my blog title.... I sew, I sew children's clothes, especially baby clothes. I've been sewing for "Baby Figment" see and now I'm sewing for a real baby. I still have to remind Jackie that I am a children's clothier, not a child care worker though.