Thursday, August 13, 2009

It's Almost Party Time!


Hello my favorite friends!

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I know...

I haven't been posting much in August and I hope you don't think this is the norm. I usually post every other day or so but lately, most of my time has been in the nursing home with my Dad. (I will give an update on him after the MRI results).  I continue to thank you all for your thoughts and prayers and sweet comments!!! :)

I am still going strong here and keeping my mind and soul as positive as I can be, without cracking up ;)

I am still working on Silver Bella swaps, practicing for our Alumni softball tournament (which is next weekend), and I am leaving for Texas tomorrow. Saturday is (my little niece) Ella Jane's FIRST birthday party!!! Her birthday is September 4th but this was the only weekend we could get the family (well...most of it) together.

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These were the invitations that (my 16 year old niece) Payton sent to family members. The clothespin is a magnet to put on the fridge and little Ella Jane's photo hangs from the ribbon that is tied to it...too cute!

My two sisters and I (including husbands, kids, mother-in-law and a dog) are bombarding my little brother's house for the whole weekend!   He and his wonderful wife live in a Texas-sized mansion so there is plenty room for all of us to stay.  It's better known as the "Hotel Rougeau" ;)

And oh, did I mention his little wife was pregnant again and due on September 10th? Ella Jane and "the new baby" will be 1 year and 6 days apart!!!!!! Whew! Soon we will have another little patootie to spoil!

So I will leave you with some sneak peeks (without spoiling the surprise) of some of the wonderful things Payton made for the party!!!!! She worked so hard but we had SO much fun!

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As you can see, I think I have Payton hooked on velvet too!!!! ;)

I still have SO much to post about! I want to give you sneak peeks of all the swaps I'm in! My little studio looks like it's been hit by a hurricane! Hopefully Sophie will clean it while I'm gone. ;)

So after all of the partying this weekend, I hope to bring some color back with me and post about Ella Jane's first birthday!!!

~I hope you all have a wonderful weekend too~

Even if you don't have a party scheduled, celebrate anyway!!!


Jane said...

Have a great time in Texas and celebrating your niece's birthday. I love the name Ella Jane!

trash talk said...

Hugs and kisses to all the family, especially Miss Ella Jane! While you're there, you might want to explain to your brother where babies comes from...two only a year apart...I'm worn out just thinking about it!
Have a wonderful time.
P.S. Don't feel sorry for ol' C.D. He's loving the Texas tale, although he remembers nothing of it.

common ground said...

Looks like your niece, is so very talented. What a great job she did on the invitations and photo. She's following in her Auntie's footsteps. Have a great time on your mini Texas vacation! I'm continuing to pray for you and your Daddy.

Anonymous said...

Hey! Looks like she is just as talented as her auntie! hehe I didnt know you play softball?!? Have fun in Texas! Your going to be missing home more then ever after this month is over! lol Big hugs


vintage at heart said...

Good to hear that you are hanging in there! Hope the MRI goes wellfor your Father.
Oh new babies, a trip and a party.. I know that is right up your alley!! I think your niece has your wonderful talent and at such a tender age!!! Oh the places she wil lg owith it..she may just be be a Bella girl in a few years!!
I am soo looking forward to seeing Ella Jane's festive photos and of course your swap goodies!!!
Have a Blessed weekend!!!

vintage at heart said...

sorry for the run ons and typos I am not palyin gwit ha ful ldeck this morn..summer cold...:))

Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

Great post! That is going to be one great party! Love all the sneak peeks you gave. Where in Texas? I'm glad you are able to spend time with family. Family rocks! ~Mindy

LiLi M. said...

Well I just admire you that while taking care of your father, your family, making presents you still find time to blog. Chapeau! Of course I know that Sophie really is a helping hand ;-0! Have a lot of fun celebrating your little nieces birthday!
Take care!

Jessica at Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping! said...

The invitations are darling. Payton is quite creative! :D I can't wait to see the rest of what you two put together.
I hope the MRI results bring good news about your Dad, Jodie. xo.

Karen said...

Uh-huh . .. good luck with Sophie cleaning your studio! If she does, then Miss Lillian must learn from her!!!!!!
Have a terrific time!!!

Karen said...

What is with the creative gene in the family? Your niece did an awesome job!!! Tell her we all are impressed. Can't wait to see more pictures!!
My sister had her youngest two kids exactly 51 weeks apart! HELLO?
GOLLY I WISH I WAS GOING TO SILVER BELLA!!!! Not fair!! I was just too slow. Oh well. Next year!!
Bye again!
(And let me know about Sophie training Lillian.) ;)

Lou Cinda said...

Sounds like your niece is a chip off the ole' block!! LOVE the invitations and that magnet!! SO CUTE!!

I hope your dad's MRI results are good and he gets better really soon!

Have fun in Texas CELEBRATING!!

Lou Cinda :)

NicNacManiac said...

Have a fabulous time in Texas!! Maybe you can use the time to get in a little relaxation...doubt it!!
Enjoy!! xOxO, Nerina

Aimee said...

Have a great trip!!! I hope you enjoy yourself and relax.

Thank you SO much for your sweet comment on my Blog today!

DeeDee said...

Bring some cool clothes it is warm here in Texas and please enjoy your stay..prayers for your dad also...

kana said...

Have fun and the clothes pin magnet with baby Ella is too cute!!

Sares said...

I can't wait. 1st birthdays are always so much fun. Especially the cake part!

Sandi said...

Good Luck on everything.

Impatient Cajun

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Jodie,

Wishing little Miss Ella Jane a very happy 1st birthday! How exciting for all the family.
Lovely invites and what a darling little sweetie pie.
Thoughts and prayers go out to your dear Dad.

Have a wonderful weekend and Party!
Take care and have a safe trip.


icandy... said...

Jodie, hello!!
It sounds like you have been super busy with ups and downs... know that I am thinking of you.
That is such an adorable "save the date" tag photo with the clip, I know that you won't be forgetting that special event... have a wonderful time!
Hugs and thoughts to you,
Christina :)

Terry said...

Howdy Jodie
Wow How awesome is all your family.
Will be praying for your Dad and you.
Thank you for stopping by my blog.
I have to say I really am blessed by your blog beyond words !
I simply love everything vintage:)
Big Texas Hugs
If your ever near Central Texas let me know !
Have an awesome time.
Hapy Trails

Becca said...

Have a wonderful time in Texas, and I will keep you and your dad in my thoughts and prayers,

Stephenie said...

Sorry to hear about your dad..Hope he's okay..You make sure you take it easy and don't let yourself get worn out..
Have fun at your nieces birthday!!!
Hope you have a wonderful weekend also..

Anonymous said...

Would love to see everything in color :-)

With a little cutie celebrating her very first birthday, that day with be full of fun! :-)


Cindy said...

Thank you for you visit, they mean a great deal to me. I will be listening for an update on your dad and you have fun at your party. Ella Jane is a lucky little girl to have you for an aunt.


Frippery said...

Happy BDay to Ella Jane, plus a new baby brother or sister too, Woo hoo! Hope things are going better for your dad (and you) Looks like Payton takes after Auntie Jodie. So good talking to you yesterday. Have fun in Texas! Hugs, Pam

The Victorian Parlor said...


It sounds like it will be a wonderful time! Congrats on being an auntie again soon:). The things that you and Payton made are lovely and will be loved by all.

I will keep praying for your father-I hope goes well!



A Fanciful Life said...

Ohhhh, a Texas-size mansion! How much fun that sounds! Payton did a great job on the invites. Have a most wonderful time and best wishes for you dad.
Sharon :-)

Payton. said...

Thanks everyone for the sweet comments about Aunt Jodie's and my creations/invites. I had sooooo much fun making things for Ella's party with her. I couldn't have done it without her. I love you Aunt Jodie.
-Payton. :)

June said...

Hi Jodie,
Somehow I missed this post, as it didn't come up on my reader. Something wierd has been going on with my faves. Some I cannot even leave a comment on. Drat!
But anyway,I hope you have a great time playing with baby Ella Jane, and I can't wait for pictures. Tell Payton we all loved her invitation. Prayers for your dad.

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