Friday, February 25, 2011

Heaven has another angel

There is an amazing reunion going on up in heaven. An amazing love story that has been on hold for over 15 years is now continuing. Our sweet Grandma Rhoda died Yesterday, February 24, 2011 and is now back with the love of her life, Lester. We are choosing to be happy. We have our closure. We knew it was coming and checked the kids out of school Wednesday to say goodbye. When we got there she was so happy. She said, "goodbye! I'm going to see my Lester." How could we be sad? She was ready. Someone like Rhoda should never be scared of death. In the 11 years that I have known Rhoda I have NEVER heard her say a negative word. NEVER! She was so sweet, so happy and loving. We love you. So, to celebrate this amazing lady I will share some memories and some pictures so my kids who may someday read this will remember this great lady.
This is Grandma Roberta Adamson & Grandma Rhoda Holcomb at our wedding in 2000.
Did you know that Grandma Rhoda was the very first person Greg & I told we were engaged? Who else would be awake at 1 am? She was so happy.
Rhoda was the ultimate Jazz fan. When Greg & I were dating, He went on a trip to Boston with his Brother Lee, his Mom, Penny & his Grandma Rhoda. They had a great trip. Lots of laughs. What was so funny was that Rhoda would NOT miss a Jazz game even while on vacation. She insisted they find a place to watch it and ended up in a bar having a great time. That was Rhoda.
Also, What 94 year old do you know that Does NOT take phone calls during a Jazz game? She loved the Jazz.
While we were at the hospital, I remember someone said, "Don't tell Rhoda that Daron Williams got traded today." Who thinks of that? haha!
This was Grandma and Jim on his motorcycle 2 years ago. She is 92. The picture says it all!
Rhoda loved her Grandchildren and her Great grandchildren. She was always so sweet and listened to their ever long and detailed stories. She loved Tyson's curly hair and always made a fuss about it and how smart He was. He loved coming with me to cut Grandma's hair. She always was so sweet to Ethan and He loved to play with her cat Heffer and play with the toys at her house. Ashton ever the mommy is worried about everyone. She is sad for Grandma Penny. We were coming back from play practice when Ashy told me that Rhoda's last words to her at the hospital were, "You're hair looks so pretty." I'm so glad my babies got to see her at the hospital and say goodbye. It wasn't scary. She was talking and being silly and then just fell asleep until 27 hours later when she took her last breath. I hope they will remember her that way... Happy.
I have had the great pleasure of being her hair stylist for the last couple of years and I absolutely cherished our time together. I really got to know her and love her. She was one amazing woman. Strong, smart, caring, loving, amazing. I could go on and on.

We love you Rhoda, So much! We will always remember you and your sweet outlook on life. You will be missed but you live on with us! Til we meet again...

Friday, February 18, 2011

Going Green!

Enough of all the pink and red! I'm going Green! I know I know. I'm weird, but hey, I'm a stay at home Mom of 3. I get bored of my boring decor so I like to change it up... alot! Here's the beginnings of my St. Patty's Decor.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

A Daisy A Day

My Man is the sweetest...
Ashy's Daisies...

and mine. Daisies are my most favorite flower in the whole world for many many reasons. My Great Grandparents had this song that they always sang and it means alot to me and Greg.
A Daisy a Day:
He remembers the first time He met Her
He remembers the first thing she said
he remembers the first time he held her
And the night that she came to his bed.
He remembers her sweet way of sayin'
Honey has something gone wrong
He remembers the fun and the teasing
And the reason He wrote Her this song
I'll give you a daisy a day, dear
I'll give you a daisy a day.
I'll love you until the rivers run still
And the four winds we know blow away.
They would walk down the street in the evening.
And for years I wuold see them go by.
And their love that was more than the clothes that they wore
Could be seen in the gleam of their eyes.
As a kid they would take Me for candy
And i loved to go tagging along.
We'd hold hands while we walked to the corner
And the old man would sing Her this song
I'll give you a daisy a day, dear
I'll give you a daisy a day.
I'll love you until the rivers run still
And the four winds we know blow away.

3rd annual candle lit Valentine's Dinner! This year we were joined by Angie & my 2 gorgeous nieces as well as Joe and Penny who celebrated their 48th wedding anniversary!

Grandma Penny brought the kiddos chocolates.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Today's the day!!! The Day Of LOVE!! So Far So Fantastic! I'm so Grateful to be surrounded by people I love today! I Love the feeling in the air! We started the Day with heart pancakes and Valentine gifts for our babes! They felt pretty special I think. Boy how I loveth them!

This weekend we made cookies and our valentine boxes:

The Valentine Iron Man! lol

The Kids were so excited to take their Valentine "flowers" to their teachers.

Hope Everyone is feeling LOVED today!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

What do you see?

Well, I see a heart. However, Greg came home for lunch and was confused as to why I glued women's underwear to a plate! hahaha! I can't stop laughing now. And now that's all I can see!

This is what I was trying to recreate only on a plate! haha! I guess I better add some more rosettes!!!

Monday, February 7, 2011

One of my Favorite blogs I follow is giving away one of these!! Aren't they to die for! If you want to enter go to www.undermypolkadotumbrella and enter!! I LOVE IT!

Follow the Marshmallows

Just finished up doing some hair today. Walked out of my salon and up the stairs to find this...

It was actually pretty funny & colorful! haha! We had a good laugh and little man cleaned up the mess.

Maybe I shouldn't have laughed though. Does He look sorry to you?

Saturday, February 5, 2011

R U Ready?

Tomorrow is the big day! Who are you rooting for?

Packers or Steelers?

Tomorrow we are going to Jim & Nat's to watch the big game. I'm bringing cocktail smokies and sugar cookies to the big party. To be fair we made some for both teams.

We are normally Raider fans. And we love to watch Austin Collie play with the Colts. But, our friend Johnny came over the other night. He is a DIE HARD Steelers fan. Yes, He has bribed my son into being a Steelers fan. He gave him a steelers football and cup. Johnny came over and showed off all his Steelers stuff to Ethan!
Yep, this is Johnny! He had a box full of all kinds of Steelers memorabilia!

So, for Ethan... LET'S GO STEELERS!

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