Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Celebrate

...& sharing more wonderful family news...

Our younger daughter, Girly~Whirly...
 a sweet princess...


Top photo: 2007 University of Lousiville Homecoming Queen
Bottom Left photo: 2008 Kentucky Derby Princess
Bottom Right photo: taken this spring 2011 @ the Kentucky Derby tea party for "those future princesses" :o)

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...had met her Prince Charming...

A sweet couple

  ...in every season...
Clockwise: Gatlinburg, Gatlinburg snow!
Keeneland Races, Keeneland again


...in sunshiny days...

...in stunning sunsets...

...while out and about...


...while in Savannah...
Clockwise: after church, lunch at an old Savannah restaurant, at Forsythe Park

...visiting at our other daughter (Girly~Twirly) 
& son-in-law (Dr. Awesome)'s beautiful new home...

...at numerous weddings of friends...


...at a special occasion...
Dr Amazing's dental school graduation

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This sweet couple
on 11/11/11
 ...at a surprise beach picnic planned by Dr. Amazing...
...at the Outerbanks...

& after a ride on the beach...
 ...the proposal!

...engaged!
From when our three were very little, we have always prayed for their future spouses...My husband would pray for them to have Chrisitan spouses, whose whole heart is given to Jesus Christ, strong in their faith and walk, who would love, honor, cherish, support, care for them...

When our girls were older, they interjected one night with..."Dad, don't forget "good-looking" too :o)
We look forward to the many blessings ahead as our family grows!

Happy to be joining in again...
...with Jenny's Alphabe-Thursday's "C"
 
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Here are a few art orders completed:
I have more, but will wait until I know that they were already given.

 Thank you Linda, for sending this photo of one of your Eiffel Towers. I love the matting and framing that you chose!

Thank you also for your feedback at my Etsy shop:
"We asked Maria to sketch the Eiffel Tower with our son, Zachary's name. He will be serving a mission for our church for the next two years and we wanted something in our home (and in his one day) to remind us of the selfless work he will be doing and how proud we are of our son, Zach. Maria captured our idea perfectly and made this beautiful sketch for us. We couldn't be happier with her artwork or her customer service. Thank you, Maria! "

Here are two orders from Tracie. I'll post her other order later, since it has not been given yet.

She chose this sweet pose from her sweet pup's photo. ...who had passed away not too long ago.


 & this one is of Lady Justice, as a gift for her boss, who is a lawyer.

Thank you very much for your email:

"...The package arrived yesterday (safe and sound!).  I knew the sketches would be amazing, but they are AAAMMMAAAZZZIIINNNGGG!!!!  You are so talented!  I can't wait to pick out frames for them, and I will send you pictures once they're framed and ready.  I will definitely pass along your information to all my friends and family!

And I'm sure I will be ordering again -- I'm already thinking of more things for you to sketch :)"
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Thank you all for your lovely visits and comments! I still need to catch up with last week's post!

Signature for blog

27 comments:

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Awww, special congrats to your daughter. They look like a very happy and sweet couple.

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Maria, I love seeing all of the pictures of your gorgeous daughters and hubbies...

AND--I always love seeing your orders... That one with the little puppy is adorable..

Thanks for sharing.
Hugs,
Betsy

Cloudia said...

thank you for visiting!
How wonderful that I got to meet you
and this lovely couple. May God bless them always!
PS: Tell your husband I said (shouting if possible) "HEY PORTAGEE!)


Aloha from Honolulu

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ellen b. said...

Congratulations to the newly engaged couple. What fun to be engaged on 11-11-11! May God bless them with many good years together!

Marjorie's Busy Corner said...

That is a very touching post, Maria. Beautiful daughter; handsome man for her. It is nice to see all of their journeys with you...congratulations to all of you.

myorii said...

Oh my goodness, Maria! That's super wonderful news! Congratulations to the happy couple :) For some reason, hearing about them getting engaged and knowing that you are also expecting your first grandchild next year made me tear up a little. I'm just so happy for you and for your family. There's just so much happiness around you :)

taylorsoutback said...

Maria - you have some exciting days ahead...grandbabies and a wedding!

Sue said...

Congratulations to all of you! She is such a darling girl, and he is marrying into a really neat family.

Lucky guy!

=)

PS. And he looks like a keeper, too.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

I got married on 11-11 at 11 a.m. Congrats on the engagement!

Michelle A'etonu said...

what a sweet post maria and congrats to your daughter, her hubby and to all of you. you guys have so much to be thankful for :0)

anitamombanita said...

beautiful family! Sounds like lots of good things going on! congrats!!

Steph said...

Genuine congratulations and what incredibly sweet pictures! I can hear your grateful and joyful mother's heart as you write.

Judie said...

More great photos from your family albums, Maria. You are truly blessed.

Pondside said...

Such joy and so much more to which you can look forward!
We're planning a 2012 wedding here too - lots and lots of fun!
Big congratulations and thank you for bringing us in on your celebration!

Cheryl D. said...

Congrats! That is so exciting! You daughter is so beautiful!

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

As I was scrolling down I had a feeling there was going to be a big announcement at the end. When's the big day? That was a great group of photos and I always enjoy seeing your work.

Dana @ Bungalow'56 said...

What a wonderful announcement. How happy you must be. I too pray for the same thing for my three girls. It looks like yours and her prayers were answered. : )
Dana

myletterstoemily said...

what a beautiful and perfectly suited
couple! may the Lord bless their
marriage with sweetness and joy!

Splendid Little Stars said...

What a wonderful group of photos! Congratulations to Girly~Whirly and to your as well! Your husband's prayer is perfect.

Vicki/Jake said...

Awww, finally getting blog comments caught up! Left for CO on Friday:) Love your C post Maria, what an adorable couple. And more awesome sketches, thanks for sharing...

xinex said...

Oh how wonderful! Congrats to the newly engaged. When is the wedding?Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Maria!...Christine

Sherry said...

Congratulations to all. And congratulations to the lucky owners of your beautiful work. They're all great but I especially like the Lady Justice one.

By the way, in addition to my regular blog, I have a new one for my just-published book and we're doing a little giveaway promotion. Come visit if you get a chance. It's at www.hambook.blogspot.com.

Have a very wonderful Thanksgiving.

beckyp said...

thanks for visiting my blog Great pictures and getting engaged on 11/11/11 how cool is that? I wasnt able to get to your post about where your dads family lives The link didnt work

Lynn @ Painting Thyme Needfuls said...

Congrats........such a special time........you have such a beautiful family Maria and what a priceless treasure you have left them with your blog.......precious family memories .
Hugs,
Lynn

Jenny said...

Oh my goodness! Joy abounds in your household! Babies on the way! New Houses! Business doing great! And now an engagement!

I'm so thrilled for you and your family. You've gone through some tough times...it's nice to see that the sun is shining full force on your right now, dear lady!

Thanks for sharing such a celebratory post for the letter "C".

A+

And a giant, happy hug for you!

Peace Love & Poop said...

New follower, thanks for stopping by my blog too!

Congratulations on your daughters engagements! They look like a great couple!!

www.peacelovepoop.com

He & Me + 3 said...

Congrats to your daughter and future son in law. Loved all the pictures. They are a beautiful couple.

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