Thursday, March 31, 2011

Happy Posts

So, I am going to follow in my sister's footsteps and have a happy post every week. I think every Thursday will be the day of my happy post. We all need a little happy in our lives! 

This week the thing that made me most happy was watching Jeff help my niece, Violet, make a tent on the couch! Tents are happy things. My sister and I made tents all the time out of couch cushions and blankets when we were kids. There was something so cool with being inside the tent after we made it!

For this particular type of tent all you really need is a big stick and some sheets.

We ended up needing something to stabilize the stick so Jeff used his guitar stand, seemed to work pretty well (even though you can't see it in the picture).

There you have it....a tent!

Fishsticks in a tent make Violet happy..... does watching American Idol from inside a tent....

 ....and peeking out through the side of a tent!


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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

A Mod Pogder After My Own Heart

Oh how I love Mod Podge. It makes me happy and I am on a happy kick darn it! My sister introduced it to me about 11 years ago.  We were Mod Podger fools back in those days. The best part is, my sweet little 7 year old niece loves Mod Podge too! So, I present you with pencil cups. One for her "Auntie Lizzie" and one for her "Uncle Fee."

Since I like piggies she wrote "pig-tastic" on my pencil cup.

 Since Jeff likes dogs she wrote "dog-tastic" on Jeff's pencil cup with some bones for a little added appeal.  

He also likes birds and she Mod Podged a bird on the other side. 

She is so stinkin' cute I can't stand it! I am very lucky she is visiting. She cracks me up every day with a joke or just being silly.

So, I leave you with a Violet joke for today. She told me this one day recently when a laugh was much needed.

Violet: "Why did the spider cross the road?"

Aunt Lizzie: "Um, I don't have any idea. Why?"

Violet:  "Because he needed a new Web-Site."


Saturday, March 19, 2011

Goodnight Sweet Papa

Early this morning at 3:23am, my grandfather passed away. He was surrounded by his family until he took his last breath. Here is a link to what my Aunt wrote.

My Papa was at the hospice in patient unit where I work. I was able to stop by to see him before work, during my lunch break, and after work. I was able to sit and hold his hand for as long as I wanted to. I cherish those moments.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Things That Make Me Happy

My Papa was admitted to In Patient hospice last night. I have cherished every moment that I have been able to spend with him. I have heard the most fantastic stories about him as his friends come to visit him. We have all laughed and cried. It has been very surreal experience. 

So, in my sadness, I have tried to find things to make me happy. This was inspired by my sister. It makes me happy that she, my BIL, and niece are here during this time. She has this book:

There is a page where guests write what make them happy.

So, some of the things that make me happy are, my Papa's cover-all's, the Jeep rides he took us on at the farm, the plastic roach he would put in my food when I was not looking, and his cookie jar! 

Some other things that make me happy are cupcakes, especially when they are baked by my niece, Violet, and cousin, Phoebe! 

The American Red Cross also makes me happy for allowing my cousin, Bryan, to come home on emergency military leave.

My Family makes me happy too. Without them, all of this would be unbearable. I have an amazing family, that makes me the most happy. 

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

My Sweet Papa

My grandfather is very sick and in the hospital. So, my blogging may be a bit few and far between because I want to spend as much time with him as possible. I am very worried but yet I know what is to come. My family is very special to me and so is my Papa.

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