My little "Birthday Gift Unwrapper Helper"...Oreo is such a ham for the camera, don't you think? I sat on the floor to open another present and before I knew it, she had brought me every toy she owned and placed them all around me. She knows that when Mommy gets on the floor, it's playtime! Little did she know...it was playtime for ME! Look at this poor little deprived face. Her fur is so black, she looks blue in the sunlight! This IS a funny photo now that I look at it closely!
She could be the next "Blue Dog". Do you see a resemblance, Yes?
Artwork above by George Rodrigue
Oh this is SO much fun. Did I tell you how much fun I am having??? I really didn't think that I could keep this up (posting everyday) but I'm surprising myself!!! Go Jodie! ;)
Remember these? Yep, they are still sitting on the floor in the library. In case you didn't know, I have LOTS of willpower, except when it comes to pizza! Open the box and I'm in it! (& it shows!)
I received two more presents in the mail from my BBF (best blog friend) Sandy of Sew Revived. Yay!
I thought I would open #1 & #2 from my sister Karen...
I love the bookmark and the card was beautiful. She sent us sentiments about Daddy...wishing she could be here with us to take care of him. Even though she is far away...she IS here in all of the love and support she sends. It's amazing how her love travels through phone lines and mailboxes...she's just amazing!
This is what was inside the big brown numbered bag...two gifts! Another brown bag and a beautiful organza wrapped gift. Which one would you like to open first?
Okay then, lets start with the brown bag...
Oh! It's another beautiful card with sweet words and a gift wrapped in tissue, tied with seam binding! It was such a pretty display...so hard to open it. Sometimes my POD (package opening disorder) gets the best of me, but with Oreo's help, we managed just fine to find this beauty tucked inside...
A beautiful china mosaic heart on a ribbon that reads "celebrate"! My heart melted indeed...isn't this the prettiest little gift ever? This reminded me of my BBF Kelley of Teacups & Ponies as she makes the most beautiful mosaics with broken china, glass, shells, or anything she can get her hands on. Such beautiful talent!!!!
By the way, I'm so happy you are here, celebrating my Birthday MONTH with me. This is the most special party ever!!!
Ready for this one?
Didn't she just wrap this fantastically? She said the organza wrap and the tassel came from Victorian Trading Company...I love that place! Let's see what's inside...
A beautiful card! Isn't that vintage print on the cover just gorgeous???? Can you imagine having a cat as beautiful as that one? (Sorry Sharon, Miss Gracie IS as beautiful, if not more! ;)
A "Footprints in the Sand" key chain. Oh I love it. And, a beautiful journal. I love to journal. I love to write. It's such great therapy.
Isn't this cool? She wrote some sweet sentiments in the front cover. Made me cry I tell you! She has such a beautiful handwriting...don't you think?
Karen dated it September 2009. She wanted me to have this early so that I could write about the journey that Penny and I have been traveling with Daddy's Alzheimer's. She knows I love to write. I thought that was too sweet. I love the title "God Comforts You"...and I know He does just that. It's the perfect gift. Even though she's far away, she's still here with us, in every way that matters! SHE'S truly amazing!!! And, I'm so lucky!!!
Karen, when you read this, please know that I love you and appreciate all that you and Bill do for me! Give Bill a smooch from me! Now quit all that crying (she's so sentimental) and pull yourself together...I love you! Now you're laughing right??? :)
This weekend (October 9th, 10th & 11th) is the Fall Antique Fair at the Antique School House in Washington, Louisiana
I am planning on going, but the weather will be HORRIBLE. If you have any doubt about the weather here, just watch the Weather Channel and look for the green, red and yellow blob over the state of Louisiana! IF I go...I promise to take you along!!!
Have a wonderful weekend!!!! I'll be back here tomorrow, you can count on it! ;)