Sunday, May 30, 2010

Video Tribute to my Grandson, Hayden

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This video was made with alot of love and tears in Memory of Hayden, my grandson. No grandmother should ever have to go through what I did, what our family did and especially what Hayden had to endure. We ALL love him and miss him so much.

THANK YOU from the bottom of our hearts for all your prayers, support, cards, letters, gifts to Hayden, and hugs. We greatly appreciate everything! Thank you!!!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Craft Show - 2 Months - Contest




It was a very interesting craft show! It started at 6am Saturday morning! Bright and early! I have NEVER done a show that early before in my life! And I only got an hour sleep the night before. Just couldn't sleep. A few people were shopping that early, but they really started coming in at 10am. It lasted till 2pm. They had the entire room full of vendors. I made my table space and just a little extra. It was their first show, so they were learning. But I had a nice day! I was wore out tho when it was all said and done!

During the show, there was a little boy that was crying "owie, owie..." and it hurt me so much to hear him. Hayden used to say that alot when he was in the hospital. I wanted to run to the bathroom and cry. But there was no one to watch my table. So I talked myself thru it. So hard. But cried on the way home. It was 2 months on the 17th and it still feels like yesterday. Still waiting to hear about the autopsy. We still don't know anymore today than the day Hayden passed away. I miss him so much. I still cry every day.

I signed up for a contest on Bella Bambina's site. Anything to help the babies! I just fell in love with her T-Shirt pattern and her shorts pattern. I'm making these for the contest. They are so easy and fun to make!

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Bazaar/Craft Show Weekend



This coming weekend, I will be doing a Craft Show at my church, St. Timothy's, in Walkersville, MD. They are having Walkersville Days in the entire town and I'm told this will be yard sale city on Saturday! At the Church, they are having a car show, along with the bazaar. I will be inside :) I'm really looking forward to this. The money for the table goes to the church for the new building that was really needed! I wanted to make some baby sweaters and couldn't find a quick, easy and pretty pattern to use. Most patterns I use are for charity only. So I got my cluttered mind going and designed this one! I think it turned out pretty good - IF I may say so myself! It will fit Newborn to 3 months. Well, back to work on crafting things for my show!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Cook Out Fun with the Kids





My son, Chris, and his wife, Trish, invited us to their house for a cookout yesterday. They came to my house early that day and mowed my yard since my lawn mower decided to conk out! After that, Chris worked on my lawn mower, switched out some parts from another mower and waaa laaa...it works now! Yippee!!! So my Mom and I went to their house later for the cookout. On the drive there, it sprinkled. And the rain held out till after the cookout! We had a nice time there. Hayden's cousins were there and they are so cute. The youngest little girl brought over a handful of photograph albums of Hayden and we looked through them together. Eva was full of energy as always! She's getting attention from my Mom in the one picture. Hated to leave, as always. My Mom left her side of the car window down and my seat, floor board, dash and her purse were all soaked! So she had to ride home in the back seat. I felt like a chauffeur! hahaha

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Firefighter's Parade for Apple Blossom









On Friday, two of my friends, Dawn and Mike, and Chuck came to Winchester and we all went to the Firefighter's Parade in Winchester for Apple Blossom. We got a great spot - right at the beginning of the parade route! It is dubbed the "World's Largest Firefighter's Parade". We sat there for 2 1/2 hours! But it was so much fun. Especially when we all got to see "Johnny Gage"....Remember him? Randolph Mantooth from "Emergency"!!! Oh was he looking ever so good! I missed my chance to get a picture of him because people were walking in front of me. My picture was of his arm waving behind a flag! AGH!!! Dawn got the best picture and shared it with me! Thank you soooo much Dawn! I had such a crush on him back in the day. I loved to watch that show!

As you can see, I took a variety of pics. These are just a few to share. I could not get over the OLD ambulances! Wow - one reminded of The Ghost Busters vehicle! The pink Breast Cancer cement truck was just awesome! Everyone clapped when it went by! I took pictures of Luray Volunteer Rescue Squad - the vehicle in the green and white. I used to be an EMT/Shock Trauma Tech back in the day for this company.

Afterwards, we went to Ledo's to eat and then to Dairy Queen for ice cream. We got to see the lights from the carnival. Also, the fireworks were in pink, white and green for Apple Blossom colors! Really pretty - neat idea! It was a very nice time out with friends. I know Hayden would have loved seeing all the firetrucks, rescue squads, lights, sirens, ice cream, and the fireworks. I'm sure he seen them from Heaven!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Tea Anyone????




On April 24th, I joined the ladies of the Gemstones for a Springtime Tea at our church, St. Timothy's, in Walkersville, MD. The Gemstones are ladies that support the Knights of Columbus. I am a charter member. Years ago, when our group first started, I was voted Secretary and then moved up to Vice President. I left the group for personal reasons. Then after my "dis-engagement" to Chuck, I never went back. I no longer had a "Knight" to support!

As for the tea party - I had the best time! It was my very first tea party I have EVER been to in my life! Fun, fellowship, laughs, and great food! Claudette L. was a guest speaker and I really enjoyed her talk. I hated to see it all end. Time went by so fast. My friend, Dawn, is the President of the group. She and the ladies did a wonderful job. Really made me think about going back...I've really missed the group!