08 May 2011

mother's day

my mom

so many of my friends have lost their moms in
the past few years

i feel for them

my siblings and i are so very blessed
to still have our mom here with us

as a child...

our mom was the best

she raised 4 girls
 (and a brother who came later)

everyone in our town knew her

she grew up there...

she was our girl scout leader
so all my friends know her....

but not alot of people know what happened to her 20 years ago


my mom was diagnosed with a brain tumor


we though we were going to lose her


she was operated on the day after my youngest son was born


my mother also had a great faith..

she told us all that she was going to have the thing removed and come right home...


and that's exactly what she did


no one expected this..

she had a minimal chance of survival

they said they were going to keep her sedated for a few weeks
to let her ease back

she had other plans...

within hours of the operation,
she was awake and talking...

and within a week
she was home...

faith works wonders doesnt it??

this past year was my son's 20th birthday

reminding me that we have had 20 more years with my mom
than we would have had things turned our differently

even as an adult..
we need our moms


look at this picture

this is our family

in the past 20 years
there have been more grandchildren,
 great grandchildren,
and countless nieces and nephews
who would never have know her.........

we truly are blessed !

we love ya mom

happy mother's day

04 May 2011

white on white

i have a perfect post for
white wednesday

i am finally getting to work at the 'farmette'

and i am to the 'painting' part

i HATE to paint...
i know, i know,,,
this part i should be able to diy...

i tried...really i did...but i just HATE to paint...

i have decided to hire someone to do it for me...


when getting a quote...

and i say...

white on white on white on white...

they act like i've lost my mind

but i have to say..
it's what i want..

walls, woodwork, windows, doors...



the idea in my head is

a little white cottage

(note: none of these pics are from my house...
oh how i wish.....
my abode is still empty...
these photos are
my inspiration !)

if anyone will understand

white wednesday girls will !!

so...what do you think...am i nuts or what???


i'm linking up with
for white wednesday..

check it out

03 May 2011

newest jeanne d'arc living

latest issue of
jeanne d'arc living
has gone to print

we should be able to ship by the end of the month

can PRE-order at out site