Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Happy Birthday, Isaiah!

 
 
Our amazing grandson, Isaiah, turned six recently and he decided a gift card would work best for his birthday present. He wanted to combine it with his brother's birthday gift card so they could get something really big and then share it. So, off to Target I go!  Gift card shopping is wonderfully simple and they have very creative gift cards. I originally was going to make a gift card holder that went along with this little monster (the gift card, not the grandson!) but then decided I'd use it as the embellishment on the card instead.
 Kabing, kabong, done!
 
Isn't he handsome? He also has one of the greatest little personalities ever.... love, love you, Isaiah!


And now, a little about me...
I've been slacking a little with blogging lately, so thought it best to give you a peek into the changes in our household.
My parents have had some challenges with their health the last year or so and they have sweetly agreed to come stay with us for awhile. We're settling into a routine and are having a great time with them. In our move upstairs to our new suite, I managed to misplace the battery charger for my camera (which is now perfectly dead!) so have a new one on order and will be taking photos here in no time at all. I'll be back to regular posting shortly.
 
Meantime I'm enjoying leisurely days of chatting with my Mom, lunch on the front porch, sunset vistas from outdoor rocking chairs and just enjoying little snapshots of them each day as they share some time with us. It's a gift to be able to enjoy unhurried hours - they have so much to offer and I feel blessed to share in their reminiscing.

8 comments:

Alicia Graham said...

What a sweet tribute to your parents. I have missed seeing your beautiful creations, but was even more inspired today by your message of love and caring for your family! Thank you for sharing!

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MizMaryAnn said...

Your message brought tears to my eyes. Enjoy every day with your parents and give them extra hugs. I lost my husband of 52 years on June 13th and he was only 76 years old. He just sat on the couch watching a movie and went to heaven. It was way to soon and no warning. I wish I could give him some more hugs.

Ruthie Graen said...

I too am touched by the family moments that you share! Thanks for being transparent and being a loving example for us! Your monster gift card turned out so cute!

Marcy said...

Dear Penny... Really appreciate your loving care/kindness to your dear parents...blessings received/given will be "two-fold" and many "MEMORIES in the MAKING" to be cherished treasures in future days/years !
! Hugs, Marcy

Teri said...

Penny, I juat found your blog, enjoy every minute spent with your parents!! I lost my Dad three years ago. The happiest part is that I saw him three days before on their 58th wedding anniversary! Almost didn't go, so glad that I did!!! I'm loving your blog and am going to follow!!
Hugs,
Teri

Anonymous said...

Penny, you are so sweet and generous to do this for your parents, and what a blessing for all of you to have this time with them. Enjoy and God bless you! Bonny Ost

Penny Smiley said...

Thank you to each of you who have posted such kind comments. I hope to have a few posts along the way. Until then I am so thankful for your understanding. I'm cherishing every minute with my parents. They are the sweetest ever!