Saturday, October 25, 2008

Lots of pictures and info

Do you remember the pictures of my birthday cake from last year? I laughed and laughed at how this was written on the cake!

Well, take a good look at the way "David" is written on my husband's Birthday cake!

We picked out a cake that all ready had "Happy Birthday" written on it and asked the employee at the baker counter to add David. Oh, dear. It is just not very good, is it? I didn't want to hurt the girl's feelings, so I went to the baking aisle in the grocery store and bought a yellow tube of frosting and decided to scrape the "David" off and add my own. Here's how it came out.

I was very pleased. Don't you just love those candles, too? They seem like they match the swirlies on the cake. My hubby was so pleased. I would put a picture of him here with his cake, but he decided to have his picture done shirtless for some reason. The man has had prostate cancer surgery and open heart surgery. He has a scar from the bottom of his neck to his - umm well - below his jean waist band. I thought I would spare you this picture. It's probably one of those pictures for family eyes only.

I don't care that he has the scars - I'm just glad he's around to give us a picture with his shirt off!

Part of his Birthday present was my sons and I playing music for him and singing. He loves that. Here's a picture of my hubby, my oldest son and my youngest son.

My oldes son plays the guitar and clarinet. My youngest son plays the mandolin and fiddle. I play the piano, guitar and am learning some chords on the mandolin. We sing and harmonize together and, honestly, it's so much fun. My hubby thinks it's the greatest gift ever when we do this for him. We also took him to our new "Cracker Barrel" restaurant. He really enjoyed that!

I was so happy when we got a Cracker Barrel here in town. I can remember when I was young and traveling with my family on trips, we would go to the Cracker Barrel. It was such a fun restaurant. While I was there, I got these cute things! The small acorn is a candle holder and the large one is for candy. I got my mother-in-law a small one and she really liked it, too. Aren't they cute?

Speaking of my mother-in-law, she called me and was so excited because she found this for me.

Isn't it precious? The angel on the top goes back and forth and the pendulum can be seen in the heart opening at the bottom. She was so thrilled to find this for me. I was thrilled to receive it! I have such a sweet mother-in-law. We are very close and I'm so thankful the Lord gave me such a sweet mom (in law). She's always thinking of me. She'll bring little things she orders for me from Avon and shares her magazines with me and is always doing little things like that. It's all those little things that mean so much! Two years ago, she did a huge thing for me, though for my birthday. It was so amazing and wonderful and I enjoy this gift each and every day. She ordered me organizers for my craft room. I have been able to completely put away everything and it looks beautiful. What a thoughtful and wonderful gift that I will enjoy the rest of my life. Thanks, Mom!!

Here's the dish cloth I crocheted recently. I made it white (so it could be bleached and stay sanitary) and extra big for scrubbing power. I did it with single crochet and double crochet. The single crochet areas give it a little more scrubbing power. I love these dish cloths and never buy them any more.

I'm not sitting in my recliner today. Period. I wrapped my knee with an ace bandage and am going to at least do a bit of laundry and work in my craft room today. I'd like to do some quilting and work on my watercolor painting. I've been working on my son's Christmas stocking again. Yeah - it's still not done. *sigh* It's getting really, really close, though, and then I will start on my other son's stocking. I have a couple other felt projects I want to get done for Christmas, too. Oh, will I get it all done by Christmas? Hmmm?!!

We had a PTL moment this week. We had been wanting to find a new clarinet teacher for my oldest son. His current teacher had been making remarks about his homeschooling (which he's been graduated from for 1 1/2 years - he's in college now) and she has a very liberal view point of life. It was driving my son nuts. So, we checked around with a professor at his college and my son found a new teacher. He knows this man and was happy to find out he teaches. He has time for a new student, so my son will be starting with this new teacher next week. This is all so good, but God being God, gave us even more of a blessing. This teacher is $15.00 cheaper than his other teacher for the same amount of time! Isn't that huge? We really needed this blessing right now as things are tight for us - as they are for so many people. God is so good!

Thank you for your prayers regarding my hubby's eyes (we still won't know for about 4 weeks) and my knees. It's really, really not fun getting older, but we do have a God who cares about our needs and pains and is there for us. Thank you for being there for me in prayer, too!

Have a wonderful and blessed weekend!

God bless you ~ Julie


  1. Great post Julie!!! I am rejoicing with you that your husband is there, scars and all!!!
    Your wash cloth is wonderful. I love knitted/crocheted dish cloths!!

  2. You did a wonderful job fixing up the birthday looks delicious! I hope you have a great week ahead!


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