Sunday, October 17, 2010

21 years

Our baby girl, Tori, turned 21 on October 16th.
It's quite weird that our children are both legal adults now. It seems so surreal.

Here she is opening up her birthday card from her daddy & me. That's my futile attempt at drawing a bird. (Tori calls me momma bird & I call her bebe bird)

She seemed confused when she was looking at the gift was an airplane ticket from Little Rock to Spain.
Silly girl thought it was real for a moment (it was dark in the restaurant) She was thinking OMG! You bought me a ticket...Um, I haven't picked the days yet....
We are buying her round trip ticket to Spain so she can visit her sister this summer for a month. They will be backpacking around Europe! Look at that smile...I think she liked her gift!

Tori didn't order a drink on her 21st (she actually was feeling a bit under the weather) but Bonefish gave her a box of chocolates!

We went back to Grandma's house and had birthday cake.

I wonder what she wished for?!

Daddy & his baby monkey!

Momma & her bebe bird!

Grandma & Tori!!!

Nick, Tori, Me, & John

It was a great night. But honestly, if felt weird not having Meg there to celebrate with us. I know it was hard on Tori. My girls are best friends, they are twin souls.

Happy Birthday, Sweet Tori!

Saturday, October 9, 2010

this summer

I made a memory quilt out of some of my dad's old clothes. I surprised my mother with it on the 4th anniversary of his passing.

It was one of the hardest things I have ever made. Every time I would iron the clothes I would smell my dad. It was just overall a very emotional experience.

I taught Meg how to make a quilt this summer as well.

I was very impressed with her quilt! She is a quick learner. She made this baby quilt for a couple that she worked with.

(back of quilt)

I am currently working on 3 quilts. Two of them I am planning on selling....well, I'm going to attempt to sell them. One is a 'stacked coin' pattern and the other is a 'winter storybook quilt'.

Saturday, October 2, 2010


Since Meg left for Spain the house is quieter, the kitchen stays clean, her car is always parked in the driveway, and John & I don't get meals prepared for us anymore! We both miss her morning eggs and potatoes....and I miss my morning coffee and conversation with Hillary...we became very close this summer, and I have to say, I am happy that she is a part of Meg's life! She is a wonderful woman!

Life has gone back to the way it was before she moved in for the summer. We are empty-nesters once again. We work our different schedules, not seeing each other for days at a time, spending all of Sunday alone, since this is the only entire day we have together, and then doing it all over again.

Meg started a blog....unlike her mother, she is an amazing writer!! She majored in Creative can visit her here if you'd like, and read about her adventures in Spain.

I know my posts have been far and few between...I'm going to try to be a better blogger since Meg is in Spain...that way she can read about what is going on over here in our lives.