Friday, May 7, 2010

Some Favorite Things

Okay, these are some of my favorite things right now, it changes each day you know?
Our sweet grandson came for a visit last night! I miss him so much. Because of not feeling well the visits have been far and few between. I soaked him up all I could. It astounds me how much I love this little guy. I mean, I thought I could only love like that my own children. I can't get enough of him. He very much loves his mama so he does better with the guys in the family. I have to kind of quietly sneak my way into his heart, which is hard for me, because I want him to love me the best , of course ;-) He does love his Popi, though, which is precious to see!
Levi and his Mimi!

This is two of my favorite things, my Victoria and my new hat! Don't you just love that name, Victoria. It seems so regal and feminine to me. Her name suits her perfectly! She is an amazing daughter. I prayed for years to have a little girl after my three boys. She is a huge blessing. She is so tender of heart, such a good big sister and becoming quite a force to be reckoned with in the kitchen! She adores wearing skirts because they make her feel so 'girly'. I learn so much from her. I tell her, " I want to be like her when I grow up"
Victoria and Mama

I LOVE this picture! Can you see the pictures of Brian and I in the background? They are my all time forever favorite pictures of us. They so display our love for each other and the joy we share as one. When I saw the lilacs there in front of the pictures I just had to capture it.

And, of course, LILACS! Who doesn't love lilacs? They are early this year. Usually, on Mother's Day I awaken to the whole house filled with lilacs. I mean, I think they pick all the bushes bare! Huge boquets of lilacs in nearly every room! So sweet. Do any of you have any tricks to make them last longer in the house? I have heard of smashing the stems so they can soak up more water, anything else?

There you go, some of my favorite things . . . for today!
Return to your rest, O my soul, for the Lord has dealt bountifully with you
(Ps. 116:7)


Marnie said...

Beautiful post. I love the lilacs! I understand how you feel about your grandson. I had the same experience with my grand-daughter. Who knew a grandma could love so much! There is always one more room in our hearts. :)

Mrs. P. said...

All wonderful favorites :) I am a HUGE lilac lover and can't have too many of them in the house this time of year :)


Linda said...

I know you have been ill for awhile and I am hoping and praying that you will regain your health and strength. I know seeing your grandson was the best medicine for you!

I must say you look pretty in your pictures... and so happy. I know that your husband, kids, and grandson are so very important to you and they put a smile on your face and in your heart. My kiddos do the same for me!

I have my good days and my not so good days with my many allergies...but I am also thankful each day He gives me here on this beautiful earth that He created. there is so much beauty to behold. Those sweet smelling flowers with their pretty purple color would cheer anyones heart Amen?

Your pictures with your handsome hubby made me smile, as you lovingly adored each other. You are blessed. I am so blessed too, with my hubby of 34 years. He is so very kind and loving.

God is great and greatly to be praised!

I praise Him on your behalf today, as well as for all of my blessings.

Continued prayers for you my friend.
Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

Farmgirl Cyn said...

Victoria IS beautiful...and she has her mama's smile! Yes, grandchildren...who knew the love could be spread like this?
And lilacs? of my all time favorite smells.

Regan Family Farm said...

What a joy that Victoria loves to be girly! That is no small thing to be thankful for in this day.
See you soon~

Ellen said...

What wonderful blessings...the pictures were so nice to see...I can understand why you just want to eat that little grandson up!:)