Monday, June 22, 2009

From Poochies to Purses

Aah ~ two of lifes best things ~ precious poochies and pretty purses!
A couple of weeks ago one of my dearest friends, Carey, came for an all day visit with her oldest daughter {Malory ~ like one of my own!}, 2 year old granddaughter {darling little Ivory} and an 8 week old Pug!
Lola {is that a cute furry baby name or what?!}, is Malory's new "baby". She's absolutely adorable. My 3 babies had quite the sniffing good time with her all day long, as you can imagine!
Besides playing all day with 2 year olds and poochies, we walked downtown for lunch, ordered pizza for supper and watched a chick flick. They were here from 10:30 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

I hadn't seen Carey for several months. She's working hard as a nurse at OSF in the nuero intensive care unit and going back to school for her masters degree so she can be a nurse practitioner. I say, " You Go Girl!". I sure am proud of her!

Oh, and the Purse part~

Yesterday I had the whole family crew here again to celebrate Father's Day and a slew of birthdays. Yesterday was my nephew, Brendan's 14th birthday. Then my Dad and Mother-in-Law have birthdays on June 25th, mine comes on June 30th and then my Mom's is July 7th.
Since Bridget & Tinoy are living in Milwaukee {boys are joining them this weekend to move into their beautiful new house}, they needed to have one big shindig to celebrate everything.
Adding to the fun, my precious friend Diane and her son Ben are here from Owensboro, Kentucky for the week. We haven't been together for 2 years. {You'll see some pictures of them before the week is over!}. Diane is a nurse also. {I'm surrounded by nurses and doctors all the time!}

Oh, yea ~ The Purse Part {sorry~ my mind wanders~ I'll be 45 soon~ is that a good enough excuse~ or should I just fall back on the "blonde" factor?}

Bridget and Tinoy surprised me {or shall I say, took my breath away!} with an absolutely "FABOO" Dolce & Gabbana handbag! Bridget was afraid I wouldn't like it. Are you nuts, or what?!! Of course, Tinoy later told me she was "hoping" I wouldn't like it so she could keep it for herself! Sorry Little Sister!

I squealed like a stuck pig and danced all over the dining room with it the minute I pulled it out of the bag! Bridget figured out right away she wasn't going to touch MY BAG again. Diane laughed at me because I had to "wear" it off and on all afternoon. Diane's favorite saying for me has always been "small mind, small amusement". What can I say~ I am rather excitable.
~ Really guys, you shouldn't have~ but I sure am thrilled that you did!!!
What would life be without family and good friends?
May you all be abundantly blessed today!


~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

OH MY! Purses are my passion and that is just fabulous! What fun!

BECKY said...

I am so blasted picky about my purses that my Mom was the only one who could buy one for me and know that I would love it!!

That is one awesome bag I must say!! And one wonderful gift for a very special lady!!

AND what a precious child for Malory!! Love that name...that's what we named our 2nd born!!

Glad you have such great friends and family!! You are truly blessed, Danette!!


Love and hugs to you!!

Becky said...

Happy New Purse Day!!

Unknown said...

Hi Danette!
Handbags are a big weakness for me! I love this one. You are a lucky girl!!! :) It's good to hear from you. I'm glad all is good and you are just super busy. I love that sweet picture of Gabby looking at the flowers. What a treasure that is.

Lola! I bet she is just a little baby doll. :)

Sounds like a great birthday week to me! :)

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Hello Danette! Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment! We do have a lot in common...chihuahuas(her actual name is Gabriella) and I also had a cat for 20 years named Phoebe. I can crochet a little and this past winter I taught myself to knit online....well, I tried anyway. You look like you are very talented! Wow, I was impressed with some of the things you have made! If we lived closer I would come to some of your classes. Your blog is very nice! Looks like we like the same decorating themes too! Have a wonderful day!

Kar said...

Love the bag! The colors are so pretty. I would have been dancing too! :)

We deal with the same thing with birthdays in June. Mom's is the 11th, Glenn's is the 18th, mine is the 25th and Glenn's parents anniversary is the 30th. 61 years this year! It's fun!

Have a great day Danette!

carey said...

I loved seeing the picture of my gradnpug making your blog. We had such a good time and I am craving more! I also love the bag! I can't wait to feel it. I'm happy for you that you had some time with your sister, I know you miss her terribly! I love you girl friend!!!