Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Thank You

Thank you all so much for taking the time to pop in and send a message yesterday. Your words felt like big hugs from across the miles.
I feel like there are a million things I have been waiting to show you and write about, but they will still be there in a few days, as I regain my footing and get daily life feeling a bit more normal. It becomes a new normal each time life throws a curveball, doesn't it?
My Mother in Law joined us for a dinner of French Toast last night, and the evening was spent looking at old, old photos and talking about old stories. It was good. We decided that we need to add a standing appointment weekly for her to join us for dinner.
I finished a big sampler last night after the kids were in bed. Really big. I've been stitching on it for a long time, setting it down to get smaller designs finished, then picking it up again. Now to steam it and get a frame ordered. I think she just might be April's calendar girl.
Its raining buckets out there today. Lots of flooding down in the valleys, and our little creek is so swollen we can hear it gushing as soon as we open the door.
The kids are playing ping pong on the wii right now, and their giggles from the other room are a delight to hear.
There are nine roly-poly puppies out in the kennel, growing like crazy and keeping us busy. This coming weekend will be the first chance for their future families to come take a peek. We always enjoy getting to know a new group of Labrador people.
I appreciate you all so very much.

17 comments:

MoonBeam said...

Glad your lives are getting back to a normal, although saddened. Glad, too, that the remaining pups are doing well. They certainly look chubby and content.

Look forward to seeing your sampler.

Bobbi

Cathy Lloyd said...

Sending my condolences across the miles! Always sad to say goodbye to those we love! Love visiting your blog daily!

Kris said...
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Kris said...

I'm so sorry for your loss. I'll continue to keep you and your family in my thoughts. Your new puppies are adorable.

Tracey said...

Praying for you! What beautiful, interesting photos, and the puppies are precious!

marly said...

French toast. Haven't made it in a long while. When mom was with us I had to make the overnight French toast casserole at least once a week for her! Puppies and comfort food. All good.

Lorraine B. said...

Hi Beth, glad you are all sharing stories and looking at pictures. It's those special memories that are cherished that we all seem to cling to. Giggles of the little ones in the background add to relieving the pain of grieving. Your mother-in-law can find comfort in your family and that is so special. Praying for all of you. Thank you for sharing so we can pray. Hugs!!!

Joy said...

So sorry to hear of your loss...how wonderful to marry into a family of love. May you and yours take comfort in the love of memories.

Faye said...

I stitched one of your designs and finished it the other day...See more on my blog....Glad things are getting back to "normal".... Blessings,, Faye

LoriU said...

I'm sorry to hear there are only 9 puppies now. But hopefully your father in law is watching over the others now!

Penny said...

I'm sure your MIL will love having dinner with you each week! And it will be so nice for the children to share that time with her..... Wish we had lived closer to family when my kids were little.....

Another crop of the most adorable puppies... love them and wish I could take one home!

Blessings to all....

Mouse said...

isn't it nice when you can look back and remember the good times ... and dinner arrangements sound good ... any room for a wee mouse too ;0 so pleased to hear the puppies are doing well and get to see their new "owners" to be ....
take care of your self too ... :) love mouse xxxx

Peggy Lee said...

I missed yesterday's post and have just finished reading it. Beth that is a very lovely tribute to your FIL.
I am so sorry for your loss and I will keep you and your family in my daily prayers.
{{hugs}}

Kaisievic said...

We are grateful for you and your gorgeous blog, Beth.

hugs, Kaye xoxox

Vickie Niggemann said...

Beautiful pictures as usual. :) That is fabulous, to get together with MIL once weekly. Good for all.♥

Sandy, Sisters of Season said...

First time visitor. I can definitely relate to you. I loss my husband in July 2010 at 53 years old. He battled diabetes/heart problems as long as I was married to him for 31 years. Grieving moves at it's own speed, as much as you want to hurry through it. You can definitely feel the love and what that person represented in their life all around you. I believe it's them putting their arms around you. Not even death can stop love . . . I know that now since my husband's passing. Really enjoyed visiting your blog, such a nice feel to it, very real and genuine. The puppies are adorable. I have two dogs, Buttons & Jack, (red rot/pit mixed and a black lab) These little creatures bring so much happiness to us, don't they. Blessings, Sandy :O)

Primitive Seasons said...

I just stumbled onto your blog for the first time via Pinterest. I read, holding back the emotion, your tribute to your FIL. I was so moved because I felt the same about my FIL. I will be following your blog now because you touched my sould so deeply and because your life style and pursuits seem to match mine and my dreams so closely.

Mary