Sunday, May 1, 2011

in honor of may day and some special news!

Some of you may have seen these pics last spring. I was going to go out again today and play with little friends in the garden.. but the yard is so full of broken branches and twigs that instead I worked in the yard picking up sticks! (NO FUN!!) besides these were such cute pics why do it all over again. except that I have several new friends that could have played too I guess. So I picked up most of the front yard sticks and branches.. well, maybe half and by the time I was had done that my hips and butt were killing me! SO out of shape! so I quit for now.. ...



Im sort of inclined to hire some kids to pick up all those branches and twigs.... there are soo many from thursdays wind storm. I hate doing that kind of work.. when I told my hubby that I was thinking of hiring someone.. he said, "hell, just pay him!" yeah, right, how silly would that be?! I finished my recipe book ! Its so cute. Im not sure how to show it all to you with out posting a pic of each page.. Maybe I'll check out how to post one of those little slide show thingies. Where do you find those anyways? Making cheese Raviolis for dinner.. Roberts fiance, girlfriend asked for them. speaking of roberts fiance.. You know that they got engaged a few weeks ago right? Well they had another surprise for me this past week. They came to work to tell me that they are expecting.




Shes concerned that people are going to thing thats why they want to get married, but they got engaged before she found out she was pregnant. Oh geez.. what ever.. who cares.. I cant get caught up in what other people might think.. it is what it is.. and I'm getting a daughter in law and another grandbaby.. maybe this one will be a girl. She is only 5 or 6 weeks along... so it is early. Just sending up my prayers for her good health and a healthy baby. They are very excited. Thats what matters right? I have some other concerns.. but I'm leaving everything in Gods hands and so are they! this I know is the right thing to do.



(this is my little stick and branch pile.. I'm a wimp!!)

Torry pie's getting a cousin!

happy May day everyone!

30 comments:

Kim K. said...

Congratulations on all your FABULOUS news! So many exciting changes happening in your family. I'm so glad your shared your photoshoot again. I didn't know you or your lovely blog last spring and these are just darling pics.

You DO have quite the bundle of sticks in your yard. I wonder if there's any crafting project you can do with those? hee hee.

kathy said...

VIV & Family --Congratulations !!!
Like my two grands , they will be such sweet cousins together.
I so love your spring parade !!! post it each year --It is so cute and always makes me smile -- As for sticks --Hmm several yrs ago used small sticks for VBS --glued them to a cardboard piece to frame it --added moss and a few leaves -to make a sign -- we have 8 1/2 acres and a dozen trees down from the last storm -- The town next to us suffered a good bit of damage in this storm--SO feel blessed --
Praying for your family --babies are the best !!!

Cindy said...

Congrats on the great news. You're right, don't worry about what others think. Today was my daughter-in-law's baby shower. It was so fun. I CAN NOT WAIT for the baby! After seeing how much joy you get from your Torry-pie, I can get an idea of what having a grand baby is like.

I so love your blog and seeing you creations and your family.

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Happy May Day to You!
It's COLD here and doesn't feel like spring at all! It snowed..lightly...
I see a pretty new blog look!
Congrat's on all the NEWS!
Warmly,
deb

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! It will be so fun at your house with all the pitter patter of little feet running around!

bojojoti

Debby said...

First of all congratulations.
A new baby is always so exciting. Look at all the movie stars that have several kids and aren't married.
Not a big deal these days.
Torrie Pie will have fun with another little one.
I am right there with you about the sticks. I hate having to stress over the yard cleanup. I said something to my husband about hiring someone. I think he laughed. He isn't recooping well since his knee surgery and I can't do much. I hate it looking like it does. Oh well, it is what it is. Good luck.

Lydia said...

Looks like you did plenty of branch picking-up. My back hurts for you already. (Actually, it does! ).hehe


It's how we handle things- God bless & keep all safe and healthy.

xo Lydia

ps- actually thought that that was the news. Life goes on!

Kai said...

Happy May Day, you cutie! And booooooo, hissssss to picking up sticks! I'd hire someone, too! As for Robert & his sweetheart - that's AWESOME news! Congratulations! I'll keep my fingers crossed for a granddaughter this time around! LOVE YOU!

Terri said...

Congrats Gramie! Who gives a rip what anyone might waste their time thinking!? Just sending happy wishes to your new young family. I for one would be so thrilled and blessed!

Samantha said...

Congratulations!!! And you're absolutely right...who cares what anyone else thinks! Babies are a blessing!

Wow that IS a lot of twigs and branches!

Quinn said...

Hard and wonderful at the same time. Ahh, this life!

Stephanie said...

Oops. That comment from Quinn was really from me, Stephanie. (I did some guest blogging on her blog and forgot to sign out.)

mIzZ(hONeY)bEe that's ME aka mArLEnE said...

Hi Viv...Happy MAY Day to you!...and Congrats too.. LIFE is too short to worry about what others might think please let your future DIL know that...its the moment that we are in now that counts the most and we should make the most of it... thanks you for sharing with us again your lovely friends they definitely put a smile on my face...have a honey of a night ~ sweet dreams! Marlene ;O) xox

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

What darling little pics. They make me smile. : )
And congrats on your new grandbaby on the way!! : )
M.L.

Cheryl said...

Another baby? Congrats! you lucky duck!!!!!

April Mechelle said...

Congrats Viv !!! Another Baby !!! Torry gets a new cousin !!!! lol

martha brown said...

Wow! It never rains -- it only pours in your life right now :) Congrats!
xox

Emily Dimov-Gottshall said...

Sweet pics and beautiful grandbaby! Congrats on the new addition, too! I totally agree babies are babies and are total blessings! :)

Missed your blog...had computer probs and am glad to start seeing what's happening in your world. :)

Creative Breathing said...

Hi Vivian! So much to say yeah about here! Congratulations on new wedding and new little one! Yeah! We can have a contest on whose saying what about weddings! LOL! I don't get to go to my own daughter's wedding because I too need to win the lottery! These creations are so special Vivian, you are a genius with needlefelt. I love visiting, and I love having a visit from you! Elizabeth

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

Congrats on the happy news!

And yes, I feel the same way about leaves as you do about sticks. I rant and complain to myself about them every time I clean up the yard, but I never hire anyone to do it for me.

LuLu Kellogg said...

Yippee for a another wee one! Congrats Sweetie!

LuLu~*xoxo

Julie said...

Wonderful news Viv!! I'll bet you are so excited!

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

Hi, Girl hope you have a good week-end...m....

Michelle said...

How fun! And you are really going to get great at this Grandma thing!What a fun mother's day!

Tracy Suzanne said...

Oh' what good news, Viv!!! I love hearing anything about weddings and babies. I'm happy for all of you. Torry just gettin' cuter every day!
I think you picked up plenty of sticks. I would say you deserved at least one cupcake and plenty of play time. Your pics are so fun and cute. Please stop by my blog tomorrow (well after daylight today, ha-ha).

Hugs...Tracy :)

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

God can take care of it all...even those darn sticks....

Merci-Notes said...

Torry is a cutie! Congratulations .... Torry is going to be very happy once he realizes he will have a great friend.

Viv, love your little friends out in the garden strolling about!

xo, Mary

Merci-Notes said...

Torry IS a cutie pie! He will be thrilled about his new cousin... once he knows what that means! :)

Viv, love your little friends strolling about in your garden!

xo, mary

Jacqueline said...

Now...that is the cutest adventure I've been on all morning. Loved taking the walk with you.

Persuaded said...

Robert is gonna be a daddy??? Impossible! Wny I was rocking him in the church nursery just a coupla years ago wasn't I? ;-}