Thursday, April 30, 2009

Take off your shoes and sit a spell.....

I recently came across the cutest little blog "evah". Aunt Ruthie's Sugar Pie Farmhouse is a cozy little blog that, as described by one of my Sugar Pie Sistas, feels like you've pulled up a kitchen chair at a friend's home. The vintage graphics and old time-y music will have you donning an apron and baking up a storm in no time. Her posts are warm and inspirational. She gives you a peek into her life and how she runs a happy home.

While there, you can join the Sugar Pie Sisterhood and be privy to Aunt Ruthie's give-aways, new products, recipes, special announcements and any of her "sweet-as-sugar pie" offers! Aunt Ruthie just added a
Girl Talk Forum for us gals who love to gab...come on in, the words are flowin' like sweet southern tea on a hot day!

So click on the slice of pie, take off your shoes and sit a spell while Aunt Ruthie serves up a big ol' slice of sweet sunshine! You're gonna love it here!

Friday, April 24, 2009

Happy Birthday Aunties!

Age is just a number, right? Sometimes, a really big number, but just a number....Just kidding!

Today I need to wish two of my favorite people a very Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday Aunt Patty!
Happy Birthday Aunt Corinne!

Aunts are very special people, and I love each one of my many aunts dearly. Two of them just happen to share a birthday!

Aunt Patty is my Dad's sister and Aunt Corinne is my husband's aunt. They will probably fight over who is my favorite....guess what ladies? You both win!

Happy Birthday to two bright, funny ladies who I have the privilege of calling Aunt!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Zip-itty do dah....

When I think of Spring, quite a few things come to mind. Green grass, red robins, new life and warm breezes. There is also a very special person who comes to mind. Her name was Zip.

Zip was the Grandmother of my husband's cousins. She was one of the most colorful personalities I have met in all my life. Warm, caring and witty....oh she was so witty! She was so knowledgeable of the world around her. She knew the names of birds and plants. She was a lover of animals and of the outdoors. She was a pretty amazing woman. I once watched her pick up a chicken, tuck it's head under it's wing and sway it to sleep in her arms! On many occasions you could find her on her daughter's porch conversing with the tree frogs. And you know what? They answered back! Heard it with my own ears!

I think of her often, like when my husband gathers seeds from places we visit (something she was not shy about doing!)....he will tuck a few seeds into his pocket and whisper "Zip would be so proud!" Every once in a while, I will come across the blankets she made when my son was born and I will tell him the story about the lady who talked to the frogs. But it is this season when I think of her most.
I consider myself very lucky to have known her, now she is a sunny spot in God's heavenly garden....which I'm sure she is happily weeding at this very minute!
Happy Spring, Zip!

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