that would be the puppy of course!
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
today's date - minus 48 years
a date that I will have for the rest of my life
a date that defines me and others born on this day
and as I am approaching that big "50" in a few years, I began to reminisce about the old days
you know, the days when your life was carefree and someone else took care of you
days when all you had to do was get up, get dressed, eat and play
the days of my youth
so happy and content we must have been as wee little ones
having a mommy and daddy to take care of us
and not a care in the world
growing up in a nurturing home really makes a difference on how we as children
grow up to be the men and women that we are today
and believing in Santa Claus made our Christmases each year come to life
having siblings helped us to learn the skills of sharing, caring, and arguing
having a special toy taught us to love and care for someone
taking time to smell the flowers showed us the simple things in life
and at a young age we are taught the importance of being "stylish"
and I'll have you know the pixie haircut was very "in" back then too
as you can see in all these photos of me
in fact, the pixie haircut was "in" for all the children in this family
going to grandma's house for Christmas happened every year
as well as the portrait taken next to her Christmas tree in the formal living room
then there were those good ol' summer vacations that were spent exploring new sights
and always wearing our cool digs
our life as children chronicled in the photos taken at different stages of our lives
and there were many portraits taken of us
and here come the school photos
so young and innocent
I think I was trying to go for the "twiggy" look here
but couldn't quite pull it off
then the milestone of graduation
this is when things change - this is when we get serious about life
who do we want to be? - what do we want to do in life? - what does our future hold for us?
little did we know that our destinies were already planned out for us
known before we knew ourselves
and while we may have been walking down a certain road not knowing where it would lead
our master planner of our lives already knew
He let us have our "growing" room
room to spread our wings and become individuals
experiencing life and all it has to give us
but still - He had a plan for us
He, the one who loves us unconditionally
had a plan just for us
and when things happen that change your life in a blink of an eye
He already knew that "change" was going to happen
And He knew of our future and what it held for us
and the many roads that we would walk down
and the many side paths we would take
that would lead us to where we are right now
He was there all along walking right beside me - guiding me - loving me
and I should know after all these years of being taken care of
that I do not have a thing to worry about as I approach 50 or 60 or 70
for right beside me will be my Father watching over me
walking beside me while I take this future journey
a journey that has already been laid out before me
a journey that will lead me down the road
on the path of my life
full of surprises
full of wonder
full of twists and turns
A life that is FULL
Posted by Rochelle at 12:00 AM
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Photo shoot at five weeks
Here are the boys
Sweet little Buddy
And here's Leroy
And here are the girls
A side profile
And here's Ginger
If you are interested in any of the adorable puppies, contact me
They won't last long!
Posted by Rochelle at 11:23 PM
Friday, June 18, 2010
Welcome...come on in! But, I must warn you...you might want to grab a coffee,
tea, or something that makes you feel comfy because you are gonna need it...
THIS POST IS A L..O..N..G.. ONE!
When I decided to participate in Karen's Where Bloggers Create II,
I didn't realize the organizing that I had to do in my space...
you would think it wouldn't take too long to get into shape
being that it is the smallest room in this house
but it has the most stuff in it than any other room
We will start in this corner which houses this great cabinet I found on Craigslist for a steal
It holds vintage glass jars (also a steal at a Goodwill store - 12 for $1!!)
A lot of my favorite aqua trinkets and statues are also here
Moving right along we have my counter space where I create everything
My new swivel chair from Ikea makes all the difference when I spend hours here
And to the right we have more shelving with paper storage
More glass jars filled with ribbons and flowers
And this corner is the cleanest...
I gotta work on getting something up in
this corner so it doesn't feel left out!
Would you believe that this dresser was mine throughout my childhood?
I just recently gave it a fresh coat of turquoise paint and painted the hardware white
You can never have enough vintage jewelry boxes
A recently purchased art apron from Holly at Holly Loves Art
It helps so much having all my supplies in glass jars
Are you still with me??
Do you need another cuppa coffee??
I'll wait....go ahead...
Alice in Wonderland tag swap that Karla's Cottage hosted
Waiting to be soldered
Another storage option - vintage altered suitcases from the lovely Jane's Apron
And look at this find I got a couple of weeks ago
An area rug where my little doggies can lay down and keep
And I am loving all of the storage that this dresser provides
And, times up!
Are you still awake??
I want to thank you for stopping by and enduring all these photos
And I also want to thank Karen for hosting this blog party
If you want to see more pretty spaces of others and where they create
Head over HERE
Posted by Rochelle at 11:06 PM