Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Pink Pretty Princess

Pink pretty princess posing in pink pajamas...

This weekend we will be meeting up with everyone to celebrate this little princess's 2nd birthday!!

So happy to spend time with all our kids, our son in law's family and this little pumpkin pie.

Here are a couple of other recent pics...

She loves to carry this plush puppies...and sat here and said "Cheese"!
(taken on Feb 4, 2014, she sat down and asked her mommy to take a picture!)

And then she posed the puppies perfectly propped up beside her for another pic...

And here this pretty pink posy is loving on one of her real puppies...
(This particular picture was a previous pic posted on Bunny, Books, and Best Buddies).


On this post, I am sharing the drawing that I created for our grandbaby for her first birthday.
(If you have not already had a chance to look at my Personalized Sketches facebook art page, I would love it, when you do look around at other art drawn in a person's name, if you leave any comments beneath is fun to know that you were by :o) And oh please, do "like" my page there too! 

In this one, you may notice the different flowers....of course, these all do not grow as shown, but rather represent each birth place of her mommy, daddy, Gigi & Bear (her other grandparents), Papa & Lolli (my hubby and I).   

Her mommy ~ born in New Mexico > NM's state flower  > the Yucca flower/plant
Her daddy ~ born in Kentucky > KY's state flower > the Goldenrod
Her Gigi ~ born in Kentucky > KY's state flower > the Goldenrod
Her "Bear" ~ born in Tennessee > TN's state flower > the Iris
Her Papa ~ born in Hawaii > HI's state flower > the Hibiscus
Her Lolli (me :o) ~ born in the Philippines > Philippine's national flower > the Sampaguita

Joining in with wonderful Jenny's Alphabe-thursday's P posts...

Oh my! I am so, so, so behind...with my blog visiting! (Working at the dental office as a temp hygienist, working on art orders, and sewing up a storm for our little sweet pea's limiting blog time, but I will catch up! Thank you all for stopping in and I will return each of your lovely visits!

...speaking of...I cannot find some of your blogs when I click onto your names, unless it goes directly through Blog connections, but not through google + connections.

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Wednesday, February 26, 2014


Date night to the University of Kentucky Symphony Orchestra.

My hubby and I waiting for the performance to begin.

(I had to balance my program on my knee and against my purse, so that there was not a reflection).

 The performers were awesome...    I loved that before each piece, they spoke a little about the music, so it was nice to have that background history. And they both had a fun sense of humor.

...the music terrific...

 ...the conductors were both very entertaining to watch, listen to, and both had fun sense of humor.

I loved that before each piece, they spoke a little about the music, so it was nice to have that background history.

In this short video clip is a slice of "Concerto for Two Clarinets" by Krommer, written during the early 1800's.  It has been written that Franz Krommer had composed over 300 compositions.

 This portion of music, is very recognizable... Composed by Sir Edward Elgar.

This piece of British origins, is played at a many, many high school and college graduations throughout. 

 The best known of the set, it had its premiere, along with the more reserved second March, in Liverpool on 19 October 1901, with Elgar conducting the Liverpool Orchestral Society.[4] Both marches were played two days later at a London Promenade Concert in the Queen's Hall London, conducted by Henry Wood, with March No. 1 played second, and the audience "...rose and yelled... the one and only time in the history of the Promenade concerts that an orchestral item was accorded a double encore."[5]      (This info taken from Wikipedia).

And this was the end of Elgar's "Pomp and Circumstance" 

 Joining in with Jenny's Alphabe-thursday "O"!
And here is recent artwork of an Alto Saxophone drawn entirely with the name GRANT.

Hans Christian Andersen's quote was written in the lettering style: Papyrus

and have you heard of a Euphonium?

This Euphonium was drawn with the name JONATHAN.  Psalm 95:1 was written in the lettering style: monotype corsiva

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Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Neighborhood and celebrating Nuptial ties...

In our Neighborhood...The past couple of weeks, as is the case in many areas around the United States, we have had quite a bit of snow and ice.

Here are some photos that I had taken just in our neighborhood!

...right across the street of our home...taken Feb 7, late afternoon.  The Lord's beauty abounds all around us!


 The day before Superbowl Sunday (Feb 2nd) there was no snow around our Neighborhood!

This is our home on Feb 5th. Our grass was visible on Feb 2nd...but by the next morning on Feb 3rd, it was covered in snow.

A view our home through our neighbors river birch. They look like fragile fingers in ice covered gloves.

Feb 7th

Many of the river birch, like this one, were bent, bowed, and broken with the weight of the ice from the ice storm.

Feb 7th

It was absolutely breathtaking to see all the beauty of the sunshine reflecting from the snow and ice.

Feb 7th

The river birch branches look like crystal ice sculptures.

Feb 7th
The ornamental grass look like stalks of spun gold.

Feb 7th
 Frozen fir trees, with limbs also touching the ground beneath them.


The snow sparkles down a path...that seems to promise a secret passage way towards the bright blue, sunlit skies and fluffy clouds.

Here is another view as I stand at the top of our driveway.  The clouds look like they are gracefully floating, enjoying the views beneath them.  (None of these photos were taken with any special filters...I wish that I could have captured the absolute, amazing sights...but nothing can compare to seeing everything as it was in real life!)


Here are a few more photos, taken on Feb 12th... celebrating our nuptials in snowy Wisconsin...

~1982 ~

My handsome hubby, handsome dad, beautiful mom, and handsome little brother (our ring bearer).

Cutting our wedding cake and very nicely :o) feeding each other a bite.

...I didn't have a bouquet of flowers, but was holding 3 long stem roses.

Fast forward 32 years later to Feb 12, 2014...on a snowy Kentucky morning...

I woke up to these three long stem roses and a card from my wonderful, handsome hubby that he had for me before he left for work.

This is a photo taken, on our way to our 6pm reservations to a great little supper club in a town near where we live.

Here we are enjoying our delicious meal. Everything was perfect. I love that the music playing was ones sung by artists like Nat King Cole, Bing Crosby, Johnny Mathis, etc...

& a special treat was the amazing Chocolate Raspberry torte with ganache made in house and given to us, on the house :o)


And here are some art drawn with "N" names...

 This monogram PNK  was drawn with
P entirely with the groom's name PATRICK
N entirely with their last name NALL
K entirely with the bride's name KRISTA

This initial N was drawn with the first name NICOLE

This little lion is guarding this letter N...They were drawn with this little guy's first name NOAH.
(shown in black and white and also after color was added to the little lion.)

Joining in with Jenny's Alphabe-thursday's letter N!

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