Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Fancy Pants Designs "Hello" card... and I'm back!

Finally back, caught up on laundry and a few things around here, and actually ready to do a blog post! yay!  Feels like I've been gone so long. Well, it has been a while.  I was gone (away from home) 15 days! That's the longest I've ever been away. I missed the family and the pups but was so glad to be able to be with my Florida family to celebrate the life of my dear brother in law Howard after his passing. All of us here have felt very far away from our sis in Florida while Howard was battling cancer and so ill. It was good for us all to be together.. to be there with her... and to honor him.   Dan and I were planning to fly out but he wouldnt be have to get away from work for very long. My sis Jan and brother in law Keith ask me to drive out with them and to spend some time on the way home driving along the outer banks. I was an amazing trip. I have so many photos I'd love to share, (you know me.. so you can only imagine) lol, so I'll share them a few at a time.  Today I'm just sharing a few from Florida with family.   But first ... a card.   

Made with the Fancy Pants "True Friend" Collection

As you know, if you have been a reader, I come from a large family.  I'm the baby of seven.  We are a very close family, and all started out in Nebraska, but two of sisters and their families have lived away from here for years now.. but we still see them often.  This sister (Sharon) in Florida and my other sister (Donna) in Arizona.  I still have a sister and two brothers here in Nebraska.  One brother who has passed.    My sister Sharon and her husband Howard started out in Nebraska so both their families are from Nebraska. Lots of Florida AND Nebraska family from both sides in these photos. We love them all!   Although it was a sad time, being together made it so much better. I know Howard was smiling down on all the craziness and loving seeing all of us together.


Getting to hold and love on little ones I hadn't even met in person yet... was amazing! You know people can say all they want about Facebook, and it's drama, ect ect... but I have to say for me it's been an amazing way to keep up with family and friends.. and I wouldnt trade that for anything.  Even though I had never met the little ones in these photos in person, I felt like I knew them.  I've seen so many photos of them, and read so many posts their mommmas have made about them.  I knew what their voices sound like from videos, watched for news about how their first day at preschool went , or even when they are running a fever.  So Facebook CAN BE a GOOD thing :)    
  Today I just watched a video of baby Aria (top right photo) taking her first steps by self. Yay Aria!


The weather was beautiful all the days we were there. In the photo below we were out in the backyard at my sisters looking at the alligator in the water.  (something Nebraskans don't see every day) lol

You can see him in this photo...but trust me .... he was there.

While we were there my niece and her husband took us all out in the boat for the afternoon. 


And this Nebraska girl was enjoying every minute of it !

As I looked through these photos to find ones to post today, I stopped on this one and tried to wish my self back there, as I heard the wind whipping outside my window and new the white stuff was falling.  Yep.... we had  snow last night. Poo! I'm so not ready for winter.  I almost cried when I had to finally put my flip flops away on the weekend.


The best part of the time there was spending time with my sis. Her mind was kept busy while we were all there and there was so much going on but it's going to be hard now.  I know her heart is so full of sadness and how much she will miss her love of  52 years. Please keep her in your prayers if you would.  Thank you



I have more projects and photos to share ...but I'll do a post every few days to break it up. 
Thanks for coming by.

Vic

4 comments:

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

That is one cute card! Love the pastel colors and fun die cut flowers! You have such a way of working with petal posies! I'm so glad you were able to be with your family during this time. It really helps. Praying for your sister that she will be able to adjust and even manage to find joy in her new circumstance. I can't imagine being without Dale....my heart goes out to her. Welcome home!

Jean said...

It was good that you all got to reconnect! Gorgeous card!

Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Co. said...

Hi Vic, your card is super cute and I really enjoyed looking at all your photos. I've heard you talk about your sister Sharon and so many family members I've never met, so it's great to see the photos. I just wish your trip had been under better circumstances.

Hugs from Sandy

Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Co. said...

Hi Vic, your card is super cute and I really enjoyed looking at all your photos. I've heard you talk about your sister Sharon and so many family members I've never met so it's great to see the photos. I just wish your trip had been under better circumstances.

Hugs from Sandy