I am sorry for my absence but the trip to Arkansas for my precious little Noah’s (the wonderful grandboy) 5th Birthday party really did a number on me. When we got home I was completely exhausted…but it was so very worth it.
Here’s the birthday boy, getting ready to dig into that pile of presents! He was so excited that I couldn’t get him to look at the camera…he just wanted to see what goodies were inside his stack of presents and did he ever get the loot!One of the gifts inside the goodie bag Richie and I gave him was an electric toothbrush and when he came to that he stopped and looked at me saying “AWESOME, Nana!!!” It was too cute.
I did manage to get him to look at the camera after the party was over but the sun was in his eyes.
So he grabbed his Aunt Shelby’s sunglasses and then he gave me that beautiful, precious smile that just makes this Nana’s heart melt.
Gawd, I love this kid! He is such a hoot and he was as glad to see me as I was to see him.
Unfortunately, Richie had to work so he wasn’t able to go with us so it was just me, Shelby and Toad (my youngest daughter and her husband) on the trip. Five hours each way and it totally wore me out. Sitting for too long makes me hurt all over and exhausts me to no end…but just seeing that wonderful smile and getting tons of hugs and kisses from my little Pumpkin Boy (my nickname for him) was worth every achy minute I’ve endured…a thousand times over.
While there, my sister gave me a packet of pictures of my parents (Mom’s been gone since 1991 and Daddy since 1987), of my brothers and sisters, as well as some of me as a kid. My first husband burned all of my family pictures in a fit of anger when he realized that I really was divorcing him back in 2001 and I’ve not had any pictures of my family since then. These pictures are such a HUGE thing to me. I’ve wanted them so much and for so long…since getting home, in between resting and working in my art journal, I’ve been working on projects using some of these beautiful pictures.
I tried scanning the one collage I have finished made with a copy of the only photo there is of my Mom and Dad the day they married but the scan turned out really crappy so I will have to take a pic of it in the morning. It’s something I’m really proud of and want to share with y’all.
That’s about it for me for tonight…they eyelids are getting heavy so it’s about time for sleep.
Thank you all for your well wishes and kind thoughts. I have no friends in “real life” so the support and love I get from you all really does mean more than any of you could know.
So thank each of you, from the bottom of my heart…you really do mean the world to me.
Peace & Love,