Monday, February 22, 2010

Setting things Straight and Kid Pics

Isn't that sweet? TJ made that for me in Sunday School yesterday! He was very proud of it.
My weekend was full, but I made sure my Saturday was a nice "down" day. Lots of hand quilting and movie watching. I did spend some of Saturday setting things straight.Yeah, I could not take that wonky looking border, so I ripped it all out and put in a nice, miniature, paisley print. That right side looks a little off in the picture, but don't fret....I just did not smooth it out before I took the photo. It is all perfectly straight looking.
TJ and Zach spent a good part of Friday afternoon making a snow fort. TJ was not willing to pose in it, but he would sit on the porch for a photo op..... Zach was more than willing to show you their was complete with swords (baseball bats), cannon balls (basketballs), and shields (pop tents and a wagon).When they were all done, after a good 2 hours, they came in for some warmth. Zach gave a big sigh and said, "Ahhhhh, it's great to be back in my natural habitat." I agreed!!! heehee
Emerson and TJ both loved the doll house and accessories that "Old Grandma" (my mom) brought them.Their Daddy took it all home for them on Saturday, and they played for hours and hours.....Daddy included. They had such fun!!
Sunday we met them for church and then they headed home for the afternoon with their Dad. They came over for homemade Lasagna, and a couple of hours of play, before heading back to their other Grandmother's house. These next pictures are not the best....blurry and out of focus, but you get the idea. I loved this cute little dress Emerson wore to church. (that blur behind her is Zach running)She looks so grown up! Not too grown up to be Paw Paw's "baby girl".We sure did enjoy them. Divorce is not a fun thing. It feels almost evil in how it is played out and my most earnest prayer is that my grandchildren are not affected. I know that is extremely foolish to think, but I pray that God, Himself, would guard their hearts and minds. I know that they are loved deeply by both sides of their family and I know that God loves everyone involved. It is my only thing to hang onto in the midst of all of this loss.
Gosh, I didn't mean to end this on a down note.
Monday is a favorite day of the week for me....everything seems fresh. Now, I am off to begin my week. Be blessed!!!


Marydon Ford said...

G'morn, sweetie ~ Love the quilt & fabrics chosen ... very pretty.

The children are darling & so full of joy. The way children perceive divorce lies in the hands of the adults ... may they be all blessed in this new life.

Have a beautiful week!
TTFN, Hugs ~ Marydon

julieQ said...

You be blessed too! I am sorry for the situation...normalcy, fun snow play is just the thing. Hugs!

Love Bears All Things said...

I love the colors you picked for the project with the bear claws. It would look so great on a Spring table. It inspires me.
I'm so happy your weekend with the 'grands' went well. I pray things work out well for all involved in this divorce.
Mama Bear

Auntea said...

Got to admit Bren, I like the new border much better. It is such a cute piece. Will you hang it when it is done, or will it be for a dolly? Keep praying over those grandbabies and over your grown ones. My heart aches for you.

Libby said...

Your quilt looks great! I love the boys fort! They will enjoy that dollhouse for many years.
I'm glad that ya'll had a nice weekend!

One Christian Mom said...

I liked the quilt both ways - "wonky" border and all (although it didn't look wonky to me :)
I saw the pics of the kids and thought "oh, wow - they went for a visit!" I am so happy for you that you are getting to spend time with them.

Mountain Mama said...

Normal Habitat!!! That cracks me up :-)

You are a blessed Mom and Grandma.

NeeCee said...

You are right, the quilt looks a lot better with the new fabric.

I'm still lifting your son and his family up in prayer. Hang tough Momma, God is in control.

Susan said...

Dear Bren, God sets crooked paths straight, so I believe He CAN indeed protect your grandbabies' hearts and minds through this divorce. I'm glad you had a good weekend with them!

Crispy said...

I like the change in the border too, the wonky was ok for the rustic look but this is nicer IMHO.

I love seeing pictures of all the little squirts.


Guðrún said...

I know you will all do your utmost to minimize the affect on the children and with the help of God you will succeed.