Friday, July 22, 2011

Special Day

I have been MIA from my blog for quite some time ~ we have been doing a few things, but I just have not had the energy to post.  We  had a wonderful time at our cabin at the end of June and into July.  I took a few pictures and need to get a post together about our time there.

But, since our return to Texas it has been HOT.  {Could be the reason for the no energy:-) }  Although, I think I am preaching to the choir as it is hot everywhere!!  This is where you will find me, nearly every day.  I am getting nothing checked off on my to do list, but the stack of books to read is getting smaller!

I had to post though, because I wanted to share this special day!  Our 6 year old granddaughter has been wanting to get her ears pierced for a while.  I think many of her friends have them, and the lure of the sparkly earrings may have had something to do with it too.

But, she was nervous!  But, she really wanted them!   I think it was a big topic of conversation with her mom.  She had asked me about the pain, but, I think I may be the only 50+ something woman in the country without pierced ears.  {For sure in TX! }

I got a phone call the other day and Laura said they were at the shopping center and she was ready to do it and I would have to hustle down there if I wanted to be there for the big event.  I wasn't exactly "public ready" but I jumped in the car so I wouldn't miss this sweet little girl's big day.

She's ready and waiting, but nervous!  

I got a little smile out of her.

Getting the dots just right.


Holding on to mom for dear life, and trying to be brave.  She wanted too, but she didn't cry!

                                                               It's over!!  Big hug!!

The first glimpse of the sparkly April birthstones.

Yeah Elizabeth!!

They look great and we are proud of you.

And I am proud of you ~ not because you look so pretty with your earrings, I thought you were already pretty outside and inside {where it really counts}.  But I am proud of you for facing a fear and being brave and conquering it.

Now, I wonder what she will be getting in her little back to school package from grandma????

Monday, July 4, 2011

4th of July

Almighty God, we make our earnest prayer that you will keep the United States in your holy protection; that you will incline the hearts of the citizens to cultivate a spirit of subordination and obedience to government, and entertain a brotherly affection and love for one another and for their fellow-citizens of the United States at large.  And, finally, that you would most graciously be pleased to dispose us all to do justice, to love mercy, and to demean ourselves with that charity, humility, and pacific temper of mind which were the characteristics of that Divine Author of our blessed religion and without which we can never be a happy nation.  Grant our supplications, we beseech you, through Jesus Christ our Lord.  Amen.

George Washington