Friday, February 26, 2010

Best Birthday Present Ever~

And It Wasn't Even MY Birthday!
Yesterday Scott and I had one of the nicest gifts ever. We had the opportunity to meet in PERSON one of my dear blogger friends. What a wonderful experience it was indeed. For a little over two years I have been blogging and hooked up with this person from up north. Found much in common, and much I,admire, and respect. So when I had the opportunity to meet her in person I was thrilled. But it didn't happen. We were going to meet up in Oklahoma City while they were on their way south to Texas but the weather was bad, and the cards just did not fall into place. For the next two months I just did the same ole thing, kept up with her via her blog and her beautiful pictures. Then we talked again and started making plans once again, scheming, emailing, conniving, and low and behold......they found their way north OUT of Texas and pulled their awesome big ole trailer into my driveway and were guest in my home. I got to meet ROAD SAGE.
Marge and Ernie were very tired from their driving so after all the hugs in the cold driveway, and telling the dogs to hush up so I could hear us talk, and smiles a mile long, we wandered into the living room to rest, and TALK. And talk we did. Marge....she just melted my heart. And Ernie reminds me sooo much of Scott. He is very quiet and let Marge and me chatter up a storm. Scott and him finally got to talk a bit and it was just so fun. After a couple hours I figured I needed to get dinner started and be a good hostess, not good to starve your guest. But I just wanted to savor every moment, I just did not want the time to pass, I willed it, I wished it, I demanded that time hold still for just a bit. I cherished my time. Marge and I fixed Tacos and kept the meal simple, I am glad for that, I am a very simple cook, but I feared they would not get enough to eat. So we ate tacos and tacos and more tacos with peach sherbet for dessert later. And we talked some more!
I so badly wished they could have stayed longer....I would love for us to have had two, three days, even a week. But not this trip. It is so fun to make new friends, and then to meet them in real life, to connect to this person for real, what a feeling. Let me see if I can share that feeling with you....Marge has beautiful white hair. (is that ok Marge to call it white?) She has a hug that makes you just melt into her arms and feel the warmth and love that one human being has for a family member. She does talk kind of funny, but I got used to the "accent" pretty quickly and could not get enough of her eyes that just seemed to smile all the time. Ernie...well he looked like he could be a little bit mischief. I think he could be one to watch out for. He too just has a look of happiness, and contentedness that is also very warming. Don't believe me??? Well let me tell you dogs never jumped up on these people, did NOT bark at Ernie when he came in the house this morning after going outside to walk and look around. The dogs settled down with our new guest as if they had been friends for years. And I believe dogs know more about people and their souls than we do. I believe dogs can read people 100 times better than us humans...and my dogs told me these were wonderful, calm, easy going, loving people....and they were right!!!!
It was Scott's birthday, I didn't tell them for I truly feared they would not come to our home or stay the night with us. I know that Marge would NEVER want to intrude or put us out. I was so honored to have her and Ernie in our home. Scott and I both feel we have truly met new friends, new friends for life. What a gift to receive on your birthday. What a gift indeed. Thanks Marge and Ernie for making a difference in our lives.
p.s. And Marge made me my very own purse....and it is gorgeous !!!! Maybe it WAS my birthday after all...
p.s.s. We both agreed in pictures of us for the blog...sorry girls.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Touching Story!!!

I need to share this heart touching story for Valentine's Day.
Please get your tissue ready!
Homeless man
As a bagpiper, I play many gigs. Recently I was asked by a funeral director to play at a grave side service for a homeless man. He had no family or friends, so the service was to be at a pauper's cemetery in South East Oklahoma back-country. As I was not familiar with the backwoods, I got lost; and being a typical man, I didn't stop for directions. I finally arrived an hour late.... and saw the funeral guy was evidently gone, and the hearse was nowhere in sight. There were only the diggers and crew left.... and they were eating lunch. I felt badly and apologized to the men for being late. I went to the side of the grave and looked down. The vault lid was already in place. I didn't know what else to do, so I started to play. The workers put down their lunches and began to gather around. I played out my heart and soul for this man with no family and friends. I played like I've never played before for this homeless man. And as I played 'Amazing Grace', the workers began to weep. They wept; I wept; we all wept together. When I finished, I packed up my bagpipes and
started for my car. Though my head hung low, my heart was full. As I opened the door to my car, I heard one of the workers say, "Sweet, I never seen nothin' like that before.... and I've been putting in septic tanks for twenty years.."
Ok, I am sorry, but I shed a tear over this one and then at the end of course felt pretty silly. So I HAD to share this with all my friends hoping you too will get as much enjoyment from it as I did. Get a GOOD laugh out of it, enjoy the day and be thankful it was not us in that "vault"! When you get through blowing your nose, wiping your eyes, go over to Kim at Homesteader's Heart and get a good laugh with the other Friday Funnies there!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Some More Pictures

Of Shae at Valentines

This heart accidentally stuck to her little tush when it fell

off the backdrop and she must have sat on it.

I sure thought it was funny!

Shae loves her Elmo friend, and he always makes her laugh

This one speaks for itself!

And then she wanted the heart off!!!!
When she was done....she was done.
Lovin' on her momma!

Friday, February 5, 2010

Little Cade at Nine Months!

Little Cade wants to wish every one a happy Valentine's Day !!!

This handsome fellow is my cousin...I sure do think he is cute and he looks JUST like his daddy, sorry Kaylee. I have been taking his picture since he was born and it is so much fun. This was the best time with him yet. He is growing into so much personality and he was in a very good mood for nearly an hour! And when he was done...he was done. (honestly, so was I, I was tired! He wore me out!)

This jersey was worn by Cade's daddy who now coaches high school basketball in the same school he graduated from. I think that is pretty special.

Goodness Teresa, doesn't he look just like a little Daniel?

Kaylee always has such cute ideas to try, and this is exactly what she wanted!
This is my all time favorite of him!
He is just sooo handsome!

Cade and his favorite toy. Long as he had his toy....he was happy.

I had to get some tub shots....couldn't resist!

And he didn't seem to mind.

Long as he was standing outside the tub!
He would NOT sit down on this rug at all.

No, THIS has to be my favorite picture, look at that look on his face.
Priceless to me!

He was chewing on the horse and just as he let go
I got this picture....kind of funny in my opinion.
This kid LOVES his mommy...thank goodness the feeling is mutual!!