Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Graduation Day!!!

Whitney, Michael, Chase, Cole, Christy, Melinda and baby Jason. They all love Cole so much and are so proud of him.

Cole and his mentor, Stevie. I am so glad that he has a friend in Stevie. He has been there for Cole, over the last couple of years. He has helped him a lot to realize that he can follow his dreams.

Cole and his Uncle Steven and Aunt Melinda and family.

Cole and his grandparents. They love him and are so proud of him.

Cole and his girlfriend, Renee. They look so cute together. He is head over heels for her.

Renee, her dad and Cole. December 20,2008.

Well...my son Cole just graduated from Camp Shelby! I am so proud of him. He is growing up to be a such a good young man. He wants to go to college now. At first he wanted to go into the military, but he has changed his mind for now. I want him to go to college too. He wants to major in journalism.

Me and my middle child, practically all grow up.

This is an award he received for writing an essay and entering it in the state competition. He was awarded this plaque and $100.00. He loves to write stories and songs. He is very creative. It will be interesting to see where he goes with his talents.

Sunday, December 28, 2008

My pink Christmas tree

Here are some pictures of my pink and white tree. I love this tree. I love all of the pink! Each ornament has a special meaning to me. The little victorian girl in lace and wine satin was one my daughter received when she was the flower girl in my friend's wedding. She was only three years old at the time.

Christy bought me this beautiful angel ornament last year in the picture below. I love it.

The picture that I have hanging is one by Lena Liu that I bought years ago at The Mole Hole where I use to work. It is a wreath of roses. This is one of my favorite pictures.

I bought the little birdhouse with the dove a couple of weeks before Christmas at Hobby Lobby. They only had this one left. It looks like a little bird-cottage. My Aunt Jenny bought me the pink Santa ornaments from Spiegel years ago. They came three to a set. I love them. I think of her every time I hang them on my tree. I bought the ceramic crosses and snowflakes last year. I just love them.

I hope everyone out there had a wonderful Christmas. It seems like it came and went very fast this year. I think I will leave my trees up until after the new year so that I can enjoy them. I love to sit on my sofa and just have the lights of the tree on. I can just sit there drinking hot chocolate and relax. I hope that you enjoyed my pictures. Have a Happy New Year!!

Sunday, December 21, 2008

A few minutes of fame!

Christmas is almost here! This year has flown by so fast! I was playing on the computer and I made a couple of videos. I put one on here and one on my Christmas blog. (Christmas with a southern rose) Go check it out, it is funny ,too. I laughed and laughed when I was making them! This one stars me and my son Garrett and our friends, Stevie and Hailey. I also put Sassy on here. Isn't she cute!? Just go to my playlist and turn it off before you watch the video. I hope everyone is having a great holiday season!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Big Comfy Pillow Award!!!

I'm so excited! I received my first blog award! It is from Deanna from Timeless Things. I am so happy that she and I have found each other's blogs. She is the sweetest lady and she has the kindest heart. She also has another blog called December Days. That is her Christmas blog. You should go on over and meet her. She is a very special person. Thank you, Deanna for the sweet award!! You made my day!!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Stage Band Christmas

Garrett and Hailey riding the bull at Sante Fe restaurant.

These were taken a few nights ago at Southwest Junior College's Christmas Stage band show. My friend and his little girl took Garrett to the show. I had to work...of course. The admission to the show was a stuffed teddy bear. They took 2 teddy bears each. They donate the bears to toys for tots. They had a really good time and they even went out to eat afterwards.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

My Southern Rose Christmas Tree

These are a few pictures of my Christmas tree this year. I decorated this one pretty simple this year. I'm not even through with it yet. I add a couple of things each night as I unpack them. I decided to use silk roses, silk hydrangeas and silk poinsettas. I thought that roses would be nice since I am a southern rose.
The kids and I still have to decorate the white tree in the den. We are gonna use lots of pinks and greens. I am just having to work so much now (retail at Christmas). I don't get to enjoy the holidays as much as I would like too.

I love these gold ornaments with the crocheted doilies on top of them. I think that they are so pretty. The colors of the roses goes so well with my Old Country Roses china.
I will take more pictures as I add more ornaments to show you.

Coffee Time

Good Morning! I'm just sitting here drinking my morning coffee and trying to get my self going. The fibro is really trying to get me down today. I'm not gonna let it! We are having a get- together over at my Dad's house today for my grandma that stays in the nursing home. I will get to see my Aunts and Uncles and cousins that I haven't seen in a while. It will be so good to see them again. This will be the first time that they get to see my grandbaby. Little Jason is gonna get so many hugs and kisses today!
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Thursday, December 11, 2008

Let it snow, Let it snow

This morning when I woke Garrett for school this is what we saw. Everything covered in pretty white snow. We hardly ever get snow here in Mississippi.

Look at my angel. Now she is a snow angel.

Garrett wanted to stay home from school to play in the snow, but the schools were open. They said on the radio that school would be open and Garrett didn't want to miss any days. They called a couple of hours later and said that they were closing. He was able to come home and play in the snow after all. He had so much fun.

The mobile home I recently purchased for my 'secret' project looks a little cabin-ney. The picture of my rose garden with a picnic table in the corner....I think it could be a post card cover.

I can't believe that we are having snow in December. I stayed in all day long and wrapped gifts and decorated and listened to Christmas music. I even watched 'Miracle on 34th Street'. The one with Maureen O'Hara. I love that movie. I'm listening to Bing Crosby right now on my old stereo. It brings so many memories of my childhood Christmases when I hear him sing. I'm glad that I was off today from work so that I could enjoy the day inside...playing. I have to go now because I have to be at work in the morning at 6:30. I will probably dream of a white Christmas...

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

I would love to live in this dreamhouse!

I wanted to show y'all this pretty house that I found in Hazelhurst, Ms. that is for sale. I have even been inside of it before and it is so...me. The front part of the house is cottage victorian and the back part (this was added on) is like a rustic cabin. Can you just imagine decorating this home?

This long screened-in porch is on the back of the house. It has a large stained-glass window at the end of the porch. That is a bathroom.

This is a sun-room that I would use for my office/scrapbook room/computer room.

Look at the ivy vines that are growing on the large window of the great-room. Looking from the inside out, it looks as if they are painted on the glass. This is such a pretty home and it is in the historic district. The only thing that I don't like is that it is on a main busy highway. I like living where I'm at because it is kind-of like living out in the country. I haven't taken many pictures of the outside of my cottage because I'm not happy with it yet. I still have so much to do. I like to look at these other homes because they give me inspiration. If I was to ever add on to my little cottage, I would like to have a rustic great-room like this one. I've always loved the warm,cozy,cabin feel of cedar and big windows.