Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Lovin' My Men (and Little Momma)


Life has been running at a frenzied pace around here!!  I had worked all weekend scrubbing, sanding, patching and painting on my current remodel project.  I came dragging home Sunday night to find a prize from my Little Men.


Now, they (and their Little Momma) sure know how to lift their Noni's spirits when she is dog-tired and frustrated with some projects gone south (not in a good way).


Put a big smile right on my face!  Thank you.  Thank you.  Thank you, my Little Men and Little Momma!  I love this pumpkin AND its beautiful wrapping!!  But, most of all the thoughtfulness that went into every part of it.  My heart is full.


Now, I cannot talk sweet about my Little Men without mentioning my Beloved Man.  He sent this beautiful bouquet on Saturday.  It arrived when I was about to pull my hair out... over situations that had gone arwy (if you have ever started a remodel, you know how this is!). 


It kept me going. I'd smile as I would pass it by... heading on to the next step in the process.  I have wonderful Men in my life, folks; and, I do adore them!  I'm a lucky woman... a blessed woman. 

And, I am grateful.


I so wish I had had a tripod. 

As I closed the door at the end of my work weekend, the last rays of sunlight glowed off this bouquet.  It was amazing.  Of course, this is blurred... but, it makes me smile just to remember the glow... and how everything had faded to black... except the beauty.  This project will do that, too.  Thank You, God... for this blessed reminder.  Thank You.  Most of all, I am blessed by You.

Now, I'm about to head back to Sherwin-Williams and hit the paint brush again!  Been trying to tend to my bookkeeping, tax information (yes, it's that time of year for us AND we are still Examining By Mail from 2008!!!), some Historic Tyler business and the routine stuff... Time to get back to the remodel!

Hope you are all enjoying your week!  You are my bright spots during break times!  LOL! 

blessings to all ~ tanna

44 comments:

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Tanna, I love that pumpkin. It is so pretty and how sweet of them to think of you when they saw it. What a sweet hubby to give you flowers. Mine thinks it is a waste of money. He just doesn't get it. Hope your project gets better.

TexWisGirl said...

how sweet! what a cute little pumpkin sent bursting with love, and lovely flowers from your beloved. God bless you all!

Wanda said...

The Little Men sure know how to bless a grandma....Just a darling pumpkin, and the wrapping so cute.

Sending love

Cozy Little House said...

That is a gorgeous gift for sure!
Brenda

Lauri said...

Absolutely stunning flowers. And oh, you DO have the most thoughtful Little Men and Little Momma!

Julie Harward said...

YOU are LOVED...what a blessing! That makes all the bad days ok...have a good week! Oh, and I love your flowers and pumpkin! ;D

Amanda said...

The Little Men are happy to hear you love the prize they sent you. And they've told me that they'll soon talk to Pop Pop on the particulars of selecting flower arrangements for the future ladies in their lives because he always seems to get it right. What a beauty that bouquet is! Blessed indeed! Hope the reno projects get back on the right track! Xoxoxoxoxo

Debbie said...

Let's face it, you have special men through multi generations! I have never taken on a remodel. I know how exhausting my little projects are so I can only imagine.

I loved both the surprise pumpkin and the flowers. Your man is a man after my own heart.

kate i said...

What a sweet little pumpkin...I've never seen anything quite like it! And the bouquet is so full of all the joys of fall. You must have felt truly blessed to be the recipient of so much love.

And yes, I know what pitfalls and joys a reno can bring. Many years ago I was immersed in a full house reno on a home that was built in 1915...while living in it...ouch! (I'll also add that the marriage didn't make it through the process...but I can laugh about it all now!! ;)

Kelly said...

You are one lucky gal to have all that attention bestowed on you (and just when you needed it)! The flowers are gorgeous and the little silver pumpkin is so sweet. It reminds me of a cinderella pumpkin because it is glimmery. You see? You are their Cinderella.

Chatty Crone said...

Oh my gosh that pumpkin is beautiful. Seems all the men in your life adore you and daughter too. Good luck with your remodel - on your home or one of your properties? sandie

Chatty Crone said...

Oh my gosh that pumpkin is beautiful. Seems all the men in your life adore you and daughter too. Good luck with your remodel - on your home or one of your properties? sandie

Vickie said...

What a sweet and thoughtful family you have, Tanna! You're been a great example to your daughter and she, in turn, will be a good example to her boys! And they will be good their wives!

Cute pumpkin - mercury glass? The flowers are beautiful, too - I'd smile every time I walked by, too!

From the Kitchen said...

Your sweet men of all sizes sure know how to perk you up!! The flowers are just perfect and I LOVE that pumpkin. I really must find out where Amanda and the Little Men shop!!

I'll e-mail you in a few days so that we can plan our rendezvous.

Best,
Bonnie

Deb said...

you are one loved lady...of course they are quite fortunate to have you also...hope the project gets better...

Katherine said...

You are one blessed Noni, indeed. Your daughter is one thoughtful lady with two precious boys! And you husband and his flowers...what a sweet man! Here's to hoping your projects take a turn for the better. Fingers crossed!

Debbie said...

Tanna, that little pumpkin is precious! and so thoughtful, as well. I can certainly relate to the renovation status. I won't be painting for a while, but I'll call you when I start. :) The flowers are lovely! I think I'll get a bouquet for the weekend.

Days at Buttermilk Cottage said...

Sounds as though you're going 100 miles an hour!!! Hopefully you'll be able to kick back and relax before too much longer! Just knowing the special people in your life are thinking of you can help take the edge off the snags (that always happen) in your current remodel.
Best,
Susan

Tricia @ Saving room for dessert said...

That is such a thoughtful and beautiful gift. Your men are wonderful. Love the flowers - the colors are fantastic. Good luck on the remodel. It is always so much more work than you can imagine - but don't you know you'll be thrilled when it is complete! Thoughts and prayers for you and your efforts :)

Donna said...

Flowers in the space always make me want to work harder, too. Well, at least I enjoy it more. Beauty does win out.
Your daughter...how sweet! And the detail she put into the wrapping of the perfect pumpkin. You are blessed! As you should be.

Donna said...

p.s. Can't wait to see photos of the remodel...inspiration!

Jill from Killeny Glen said...

what a wonderful surprise! Gorgeous pumpkin and wrap too...AND the bouquet?? Oh, it is perfect!!!

Hope the projects start to look UP instead of DOWN!

no spring chicken said...

Oh my, all the beauty! Isn't it just like a loving Father to send a glow of love to remind us what is important (and who)? Press on... He says, through those He has placed in our lives to be His hands and arms and feet and mouths. Yes, you are blessed!

The pumpkin~ is it mercury glass? I just LOVE it!

Hugs, Debbie

T's Daily Treasures said...

That is a pretty little pumpkin and the bouquet is beautiful! You are very blessed indeed! And the remodeling will work out -- some days are better than others. wishing you all the best, Tammy

Christine said...

Surprises in the mail and from the loves in your life, make the day a great day, no matter what.

I'm so glad they know you well and the timing was great.

Shug said...

How special you are! My goodness, two wonderful suprises in one weekend and both of them are lovely. Your spirit is lovely as well and these men in your life appreciate you for your goodness..Blessings Tanna, and many hugs!
shug

nanny said...

You definitely have some very special men and a special little momma in your life. I love the pumpkin, it is beautiful and so are the flowers!!
I hope your remodel is shaping up and you can take a break from it!!!

Ana said...

Oh Tanna,
You are truly blessed with the sweetest most thoughtful family...Love the pumpkin and bouquet. Blessing my sweet friend.

Much love,
♥Ana

Jen said...

What great blessings to receive from all your men! I love it when those seem to arrive and just the right time.

Emily said...

Such sweet surprises from all the men and the lady in your life! :)

podso said...

As you may have guessed I've been away, far away, but what a delight to open your blog now that I'm back and see this wonderful post! How our loved ones just know how to cheer us! That is pumpkin bling if I've ever seen it! It will add such a smile to your home over these busy weeks! And the flowers! Sigh !!! I hope your project starts getting the edges smoothed over!

dotsie

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

What a neat looking pumpkin! Very pretty! And the flowers are just beautiful, too. It even put a smile on my face knowing you got them! Good luck with the project and don't work too hard! Blessings to you.

Campbell Kids said...

Beautiful pumpkin and your fall arrangement is gorgeous!

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

You just have the most precious family and they known how to honor and treasure a precious person...and so do your blogger followers...I hope you feel uplifted today.

Have an awesome weekend!

Stitchfork said...

Tanna, you are one lucky lady to have such a caring and thoughtful family around you! Made me smile!
xo Cathy

Catherine said...

Dear Tanna, I am happy for you. Especially for the fact that you do not take this love and all of these beautiful blessings for granted. You are a lovely woman and I am grateful for our friendship. Blessings, Catherine xo
PS~I do agree the pumpkin is very beautiful and the flowers are gorgeous!

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

The pumpkin was a lovely surprise from your daughter and little men, Tanna! It is so pretty and now you'll thnk of them every time you see it.

Your husband was so sweet to cheer you up with beautiful flowers. I hope the renovation work goes more smoothly from now on.

Pondside said...

What lovely gifts! You are a beloved wife, mum and Noni, for certain!

Sandi said...

Oh, so beautiful!!!

Thank you for sharing your blessings. Your joy and your gratitude brought a sense of joy to my own heart.

I hope your week has been full of such blessings~

Sandi

vicki said...

What a beautiful way to lift spirits!! ( and yes- we all know the frustrations that go along with remodeling!) your beautiful fall pumpkin is stunning and that bouquet truly is a ray of sunshine in the form of flowers- your photos captured that bouquet amazingly perfect!

I hope you have a great weekend and that things go better for you with your project--

Vicki

Leontien said...

My gosh that is soo sweet!!!

Loved loved the flowers!

Big hugs from Indiana
Leontien

Cindy said...

Hello sweet lady,
Your gift is so beautiful, am I correct in thinking that it is a glass pumpkin(?) and the flowers are marvelous! How wonderful to have such loving people in your life, you are truly blessed.
Hugs, Cindy

It's Just Dottie said...

Thank you ,my friend! I needed those hugs so badly!
Dottie

Vickie said...

Hi Tanna - just wanted to stop by and thank you for your kind words about my church project! It felt good to be painting again. I hope it got me all charged up to get back to my artwork - especially since the weather will keep us indoors more soon (well, at least we think it will!)

Can't take any credit for the painting tho - I have to praise the Lord for what He's given me and quit hiding it under a bushel!
Have a wonderful week!

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