Monday, May 26, 2008

Can You Hear The Music?



Jacob, our youngest grandchild, in one of his rare quiet times. We have this old park bench sitting under a tree outside our kitchen window. Several times Gary has said that it's old and we need to get rid of it, but "Jay" loves to sit under the tree and listen to his MP3 player. He definetly has the love of music in his genes. We are all music lovers and he is no exception. He sings in the "Youth Praise Choir" at church, in the shower, in the car, in the bathroom, where ever the mood hits him and believe me, he isn't shy about it either! LOL We love you "JayMan".

Kit is "Days Gone By" by Miss Carol of cjsscrapbookingwithattitude. I added the fireflies from her "For The Men" kit.

Thursday, May 15, 2008

Much too soon they grow up...

It seems such a short time ago that this little bit of a girl was only a baby. When she was born she had to stay in neonatal intensive care for almost two weeks. I've told the story of "CJ" before, so I won't bore you with details. We just continue to praise God everyday that He has a purpose for her and, by His grace, we still have her. I will, however, being her grandmother, brag just a little. She is graduating from a private Christian high school next week, at the age of 16, with a 4.0 average! She has already been accepted to King College in NC and will start in the fall. I still think of her as our fragile "Little Bit" but she has proven, far beyond our dreams, to be so strong, both in mind and body. She has dedicated her life to God and we are so proud of her.

Kit is "That's Amore" by Cinzia.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Just a little refreshment for my special friends


I was in the mood for a fun page, so here it is. Now when "someone" comes by and drinks the last of the mint juleps, y'all can come on in and mix up a pitcher anytime you want. Since my dear Rhett is feelin' poorly these days, y'all just feel free to make your own if "someone" has beat you to the veranda.

The ingredients are:
12 mint leaves
2 tablespoons simple syrup (to make simple syrup, boil 1 cup of water and add 1 cup of sugar, stir to combine and let it boil a bit to make sure sugar is dissolved, store in fridge for future use)
crushed ice
bourbon
sugar


How to make Mint Julep
Moisten the top of the old fashioned glass with a damp paper towel and rim with sugar.
Tear the mint leaves and place them in the glass. Pour the simple syrup on top. Use a muddler to bruise the leaves (if you don’t have one, use the back of a spoon or something).
Add crushed ice to almost the top of the glass. Pour in enough bourbon to cover the ice.
Garnish with a mint leaf and sip with pleasure.


Of course, the proper glass to drink the Mint Julep out of is a special silver plated Mint Julep cup. You stir the drink in the cup with crushed ice, until a thin layer of ice frosts the outside of the cup.

Truth be told, I've never had a real mint julep but they sound so refreshing and so southern, and I love the story of the ceremony for guests. Just good ole fashioned southern hospitality.

Kit used is Miss Carol's new "Fun Kit" found at cjsscrapbookingwithattitude.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Great-Grandson



Our first pictures of our great-grandson. Oh my goodness....I knew we were old, but somehow the name great grandparents, has aged us even more. lol This is going to be the first child of our first grandchild, TJ and his wife Amber. He is due to make his appearance September 9th and we can't wait to see him..we love him already!

Kit is "Daisy Daze" by Crafty Accents

Monday, May 5, 2008

A Little Patch of Happiness


This little patch of spring color pops up in a part of our yard every spring, and every spring it spreads a little farther over the yard. It looks so pretty, like someone just sprinkled flowers in various spots. ]
I made this is PSE5. The background and mat are from CJS "Looking for a New Day" and the ribbon is from her "Springtime and Sunshine" kit. Thanks Carol for all the great kits that you share with everyone.