April 4, 2017

Catching Up...


It has been several days since I posted...so I thought I would catch up with you today. I have been here, there, and everywhere in the last few days. I had a puny day on Monday...so I have a bit of "catching up" to do around the house also.



We are counting the days till our son's wedding!


The June wedding will be here before we know it...and we will be officially adding one more person to the family.




Our soon to be daughter-in-law is a crafty lady! She has been making some fun things for the wedding and reception. 


I especially like the "i do, i do" book for children at the wedding reception. She has made wedding related pages to keep the kids busy. There are connect the dots pictures, coloring pages, etc. (see below.) 




I believe she said that there would be milk and cookies for the kids while the adults were toasting with bubbly. 

This is a family wedding and there are lots of kiddos on her side of the family since she has lots of cousins. It should be a fun time for all. 


Moving on...we went to south eastern Ky over the weekend for a wedding shower. The food was wonderful, the people such fun, and the love and affection showered on these two special people was, well, wonderful.

We took my mother with us...and our daughter met us down there. Hubby and I had such fun meeting so many of the bride's family. Our son was brave and stuck by his bride's side at this mostly female event. 


The bride's cousin made this yummy cake. The top layer was strawberry, while the bottom layer was marbled vanilla and chocolate. The icing was exceptional.


This is just a view of half of the gifts. Oh my!
The bride's grandmother made a quilt for the couple...and that was extra special. 

I would like to share more pics, but my son has told me that he does not want to see his picture on my blog! I must obey.


Today hubby and I had to drive up to Lexington so that hubby could be measured for the tux that son selected. It was such a pretty day that I snapped some cell phone pics. 


The fields are greening up, and the trees are just starting bud.


I barely got this pic of the farm where my mother grew up...until her father left for WWII when she and her mom moved into town. 

My great grandfather owned this farm originally, and my grandfather grew up here also...until my great grandfather bought another farm close to town. (see below)


After my great-grandfather died, my grandfather moved into this circa 1803 Kentucky federal. 

My grandfather died in this house at the age of 97 a few years ago...and then the house went to his second wife. When she died a couple of years later it went to her grandchildren. Many of us just hated to see our family "homeplace" leave the family line. The house was supposed to go to my mother...but that did not happen. :-)


I used to ride my horse in this field...and I have many memories on this farm... since I was a toddler. My great grandmother had a chicken house...and the one thing I have of hers is her egg basket.

We had lunch after hubby was measured...and drove back home. Hubby asked me if I wanted to go shopping and I told him that I just did not want to spend money on something I did not need. ha! 

I love to make a tour through Pier One, Talbots, etc. And those trips usually cost me big time. ha! 

A new shopping center that has been under construction for a long, long time will have a Pottery Barn. Oh My! Heaven help me! 

That's what I have been up to...I hope you are doing well. After our drive today I have to tell you that Spring in Kentucky is beautiful. 



My Kentucky Living
My Kentucky Living

Hello, I'm Sheila and my house is a giant art project! I enjoy creating an environment where my family can feel safe, secure, and loved. We are empty nesters learning to slow down and enjoy life.

16 comments:

  1. Your future daughter in law sure is crafty!! what cute ideas she has for the wedding. I loved the farm that belonged to your family!!!

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  2. Sheila congratulations on your son's upcoming wedding. This is a special time for you and I know it will be full of fun and excitment. I love all of your photos of Kentucky. The grass is so green and there is a calmness to the landscape.

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    1. The grass has started growing...so spring is finally here. Yay!

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  3. You have been busy! What a lovely shower...the quilt is extra special. I enjoyed the tour of your old home places. Too bad the one house did not stay in the family. I always loved Kentucky in the spring. xoxo

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    1. You need to drive down...things are greening up nicely!

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  4. Hi Sheila, if it makes you feel better, when my grandfather passed away, I only receive $1.44 after the scoundrels got their share. A cousin ended up with my grandparents Victorian home.
    BTW Lovely photos of the countryside.
    Myrna

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    1. I hear you. We just feel the house should have gone to someone in the bloodline. My grandfather was elderly, and questions with some paperwork, etc., and other less than tasteful behaviors came into play. So sad.

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  5. Thank you for taking us along for the ride. I love bucolic scenery. What a treat! I love the red polka dot wrapped shower gift. I have a "thing" for beautifully wrapped gifts.

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    1. That red was really hot pink...but my camera and light did not cooperate ha. I am just like you, love beautiful gift wraps and ribbons!

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  6. Your soon to be daughter in law is very talented..I love the things that she has created for the wedding and that book is amazing!...What a wonderful thing for the children!!! Beautiful photos of the countryside and your family's past farms....My great-great or one more great grandfather purchased property in that area after the Revolutionary War...I think from Henry Clay....My sister is doing the research....Maybe that is why I love the beautiful state of Kentucky!!!....Happy to hear that a great shopping center is coming soon near you!!!...hold on to your wallet!

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    1. Virginia rev war veterans were given land in Ky based on their service. Henry Clay owned a lot of land. My Ellis ancestor was an early pioneer surveyor and was paid in land. Ky, an area of Virginia at that time, was an Indian hunting ground... so our early government gave away land that did not belong to them. Oops. 😊

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  7. What great ideas your future DIL is incorporating into their wedding. The book for kids is brilliant! I love the views of these properties that are part of your story, Sheila. It's sad to know the original family homestead did not revert back to your side. Those situations seem to bring out the worst in people, and leave a bad taste in memory for a long time after. Our family had something similar happen.

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    1. Thanks Rita. Probate can be testy business!

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  8. Your daughter-in-law is quite creative and the tissue boxes are brilliant. I've never seen the idea before.

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  9. Thank you for sharing your wonderful post at #OverTheMoon. I look forward to what you will share next week! Like someone in person today! We hope you’ll come back again next Sunday when we open our doors at 6:00 PM EST. Pinned and tweeted!

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Sheila

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