Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Anna Cabana...or Banana...

Let me introduce you to one of my 4 nieces. Anna was my birthday present about 20 years ago-born the same day as me. She is the baby in the family and recently gladly gave up that honor to baby Drew. Anna has inherited her grandmothers love of baking. She loves to bake cakes and decorates them too. She is quite the college girl now and is still our precious baby girl.

I was having fun playing with a digital scrapbook program and made myself laugh out loud with this one! Sorry Anna I just couldn't help myself.
This is the real Anna all dressed up and ready to be her sister Sarah-

Maid of Honor at her wedding Oct 11

I love you Anna girl and have loved watching you grow up!


Monday, September 29, 2008

Up,Up and away....

This past weekend I got up early and stayed up late to go out and see the Hot Air Balloons that came to our wonderful town. It was amazing to see and watch. I couldn't help but wonder if I would be brave enough to go up in one? I think I would love it but -really not sure.I love to fly way up in the clouds but I am protected by steel and wings. I just don't know about a basket? But looking up at them was pure joy. As I drove back home it was fun seeing everyone looking up in the sky to see them.

The night glow was so pretty.....
So would you like to fly in my beautiful balloon?

Sunday, September 28, 2008

FaLL tABleSCApeS AnD rECIPes...



oNE oF My fAVORites.


1(32 OZ) Pkg. frozen shredded potatoes

1(16 Oz.) sour cream

2 cans of cream of mushroom soup

1 bunch spring onions or one large yellow onion, diced

1 stick of butter, melted

1 small pkg. bacon bits

2 cups shredded cheese

Mix together and pour into glass baking dish

Bake @ 350 degrees for 45 minutes (uncovered)

How can anything this easy be so good?

Eat and enjoy!

hAPPy fALL !!

Saturday, September 20, 2008

For all Seasons...


My entryway to my home is my welcome to each season.When my boys were young I would decorate the whole house each season-needless to say we got into every holiday! A friend once said that if you didn't know what holiday was coming up just go to Mollys! The last couple of years I have scaled down my celebrating and now just welcome the season in my entryhall. The color on the wall -jolly rancher green(thats what the boys called it) just works with every season of color.

SUMMER - 4th of JULY

I hope all the seasons of your life are blessed......

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Rock-a-bye Drew....

My week with Drew we did alot of this..... holding him in my arms.
He met some of his grand cousins.... he really did like them!
We drank our fair share of these.....
And I memorized everything about him ....til I see him again.
I loved my week I spent with Drew, Erica and Josh.
Now I will concentrate on Sarah and Joes wedding in 3 weeks.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Sew much fun.....

Guess who I have been sewing for? Me and my Bernina just couldn't help it-I had to put his name on everything I could think of this week.

I am fortunate enough to get paid to sew and sell sewing machines all day. Its a tough life but someone has to do it. And I am blessed to be the one.

Off to hold Drew for a week! Happy Rocking....

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Let's Celebrate....

The celebrating just doesn't end for our family! Saturday was Sarahs big day. Her bridal shower was hosted by some very dear friends. Such fun to see everybody and celebrate this wonderful time in Sarahs life.

Life is truly good...

Friday, September 05, 2008

You are a miracle....

As I woke up this morning I wondered if the joy in my heart would last forever? I decided I wanted to put into words just how I feel. Maybe when Drew is about 25 or 30 he can look back on these words and know the Joy he brought his family. The mountaintop is pretty darn good! As I look at this little boy I wonder what his life will be like and I pray for a good one! I do know with all my heart he has THE best parents I have ever seen. How blessed this little boy is to have them in his life to guide him. These are the images in my heart I will carry with me the rest of my life.

  • When we left for the hospital Josh gave me a letter -thanking me for being his mom and being his child's grandmother -he said my life will never be the same after that day -and boy was he right!

  • Early on Wednesday morning I was standing outside Ericas room and felt so afraid and wanted someone to just say everything was going to be OK and I looked up at the nurse board and the Nurse in CHARGE was named Faye! I knew at that moment we were going to all be alright! for you that don't know that was my moms name! I have never known another Faye -and spelled the same way. I went in the room and told Josh to come with me - I took him to the nurse station and told him to look at the board and he just looked at me and said "We'll be OK now,Mom" We were always OK with her in charge of us! that was a special moment that day.

  • The waiting and the funny things we thought of and said. We decided my name the baby calls me should be "Hot tamolly"-I don't think so.Then we talked about Ben being Uncle Ben -like the rice! Yes we were a little giddy -or just tired of waiting and not breathing.

  • The moment Josh came running down the hall tears flowing to tell us about his baby boy! I held my big baby and let him cry the tears of joy and relief that he had kept inside for hours-days-months.

  • Meeting Drew for the first time. I could not take my eyes off of him or stop touching him,I felt almost like it was a dream - a wonderful one and did not ever want to wake up from it.

  • The first time I held him -he truly slid into my heart!

  • Buying the first clothes for Drew not baby yaya - he had a name!! He is real and with us now!

  • Erica- what can I say about this amazing girl that loves my son and now my grandson. Amazed beyond words at the way she brought this 9 lbs 9 oz - big boy into this world. I have loved Erica for years now but never as much as this week. She joined motherhood with pure determination and strength! She is a wonderful mother already - how blessed Drew is to have her in his corner in life.

I will cherish these memories forever -of the week God brought Drew into our life!

Thursday, September 04, 2008

The cutest baby on the block....

Meet baby Drew Hudson Yarger - so sweet-just 1 hour after birth My boys.... That 6'5 big boy cryed like a baby when Drew was born. So happy to be a Dad!
Meet your biggest fan..... I loved him at first sight!
Josh gave Erica this Stars Hockey jersey from the baby
I can not tell you how happy, relieved and excited I was when I got up this morning. I started off going shopping! I had to buy some little boy clothes - Isn't that what grandmas do? I had so much fun opening the stores at Southlake - Baby Bliss and Jack and Janie - Then I had to get her some baby bundt cakes to take up to the Hospital!! I held Drew all morning when I got to the hospital and decided I just might do that the rest of my life. He has truly melted my heart and taken it away.....

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

They placed you in my slid into my heart...

Drew Hudson Yarger
Born September 3,2008
weight 9.9 21 3/4 inches long

Mom,Dad and baby boy doing great but tired -it was 8 hours of labor and waiting but so worth it!There is nothing like seeing your son become a father.I will post pictures in the morning. You have never seen a cuter little boy! See,I already sound like a grandmother!