Sunday, June 29, 2008
Saturday, June 28, 2008
For a list of other participants, visit Carly at Round Robin Photo Challenge.
Sunday, June 22, 2008
To view clothes that other people cannot throw away, visit the forever young Hula Girl.
On the back of the shirt, Luke included his name and this remorseful dinosaur.
Sunday, June 15, 2008
Over a small bookcase, hang pictures of little Budgee (Daddy D's childhood name) and little Molly.
On either side of our closet hang the next two pictures. The first is a cross-stitch picture that my mother embroidered as a young woman. Featured in the stitching are women doing various household chores. Even though the cross-stitch portrays women in a domestic light, my mother was quite a feminist and worked outside the home for much of her adult years.
On the other side of the closet is a framed magazine cover of the February 1914 edition of Woman's Home Companion.
The oval frame is displaying dried flowers from Austria.
I won this framed Footprints of God at a state education meeting.
Listen and then scurry on to visit our other Fun Monday particpants. See the list of good people at Jan's The Prytz Family.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
This time, we officially knew about the new grandbaby on May 30th. However, Luke and Frema thought that a new baby might be on the way earlier in May. Like most modern couples, Luke and Frema, rely home pregnancy tests to ascertain the news about impending births. In fact, for Frema's pregnancy with Kara, she tested for positive results six times. Verification of this baby has been more elusive. You can read about the young couple's adventure of family growth by reading posts on Frema's personal blog and on her professional blog, Parental Discretion Advised, that she writes for Parents magazine. You should read some of the entries about this new baby; our daughter-in-law is a passionate writer. But, if you do not check out any of the other links, read about Luke's adventure to buy a home pregnancy test kit. You will not be sorry. This is a very funny and heart-warming story.
This Mother's Day, which is also the second wedding anniversary of the happy couple, I received basket full of lovely scents and the Willow Tree Grandmother figurine from the quickly growing family of Luke, Frema, and Kara. This thoughtful gift may be symbolic of my present status of grandmotherhood to my current grandchildren and to my next grandbaby. Stay tuned for more adventures in being a grandparent.
Sunday, June 8, 2008
Pictured Me, Susan, Gwenie, and Linda -probably planning some adventure
To read about other happy memories, look for the list of participants in the Mr. Linky list in the following post. If you would like to retell a fond memory of your childhood, sign-up with Mr. Linky. Would you like to be the next Fun Monday host? Let me know in the comments. Chris B of Ms Cellania graciously lists the upcoming host, and Robin at Pensieve thoughtfully maintains a history of past Fun Monday assignments.
* Name changed to protect identities.
Update: The Mr. Linky link to Judy's post does not work. But you can read her Fun Monday happy childhood memories at her blog, Grand Life.
Plus, we are still looking for a volunteer to host next week's Fun Monday on June 16th. Let me know in the comments if you would like to be next week's host.
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Sunday, June 1, 2008
This first bulletin board is actually a big wedding invitation. The pastor and his bride were married on St. Patrick's Day 2006, and they wished to invite the entire congregation to the festivities. Smaller take home invitations were available in the box.
This next display is an advertisement for our church website ComeGrowInGrace.Org, which was brand new at the time. Fellow blogger, Gawilli, is the webmaster.
Our current theme at church is "Light up the Darkness, which is based on the Bob Marley quote. "The people, who were trying to make this world worse... are not taking a day off.
How can I? Light up the darkness." Here is my attempt at interpreting that concept.
Even though my displays are modest and not exotic, I do enjoy creating each bulletin board and updating the board with the various activities and ministries of our church. To see other handmade, homemade creations and actually talented folks visit Karisma for a list of participants.