Thursday, October 27, 2011


Just had to share a couple of quick things.  As I told you already my youngest son James and his wife are in Italy celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary.  This has been a dream of Larissa's (who is half Italian) since she was quite young and something that they wanted to do for their honeymoon but didn't quite work out.  Then it was going to happen our their 5th, but babies got in the way.  I am soo happy she is FINALLY getting to go.  But what I am REALLY happy about is how technology today makes it possible that they can be in another country TODAY and post pictures about their adventures on Facebook TODAY and I can see everything through their eyes NOW!!....sooo amazing.  Anyway, I wanted to show you just a couple of pictures of how it is....

Her joy is just written all over her face don't ya think??  

How GORGEOUS is this?  Looks like she belongs there I am thinking....

Sooo pretty!!

Soo neat!


In front of the Spanish steps.....LOVE this!
 And then I had to tell you about my trip to Joanne's today.  A week ago I hit Joanne's with my sister Diane and got enough Christmas flannel fabric to make all of my grandkids Christmas jammies....except for baby Sam.  It was all on sale for 50% off.  Then, if you spent a certain amount (which I did of course) then you got a 30% off  coupon that was good for your ENTIRE purchase this week (and here is the real kicker) rather or not the fabric was already on sale or not!!  Pretty good huh?  Soooo I went today and got some darling fabric to make baby Sam a Christmas blanket sack and matching hat AND! Christmas fabric to make up several aprons....It was already 30% off and so with my coupon it was 60%!!   In addition to this I bought thread, a 40% off pattern, a zipper,  and some snaps that were all already 20% off and got another 30% on top of that.  Seems practically free now, haha.   Anyway, I've decided I am going to make up a couple of the aprons as a give away here on my blog.  I will post more about that later.  I do have MOUNTAINS of sewing to do now so I will be busy for the next couple of weeks or so on that.

And finally I wanted to show you a video that Melody posted of baby Sam on facebook last week of him ALREADY rolling over...Yes, at just shy of 4 weeks he is already rolling over!!  She said he is doing it now pretty much whenever she puts him on his tummy.  It took me FOREVER to figure out how to post this so hopefully it even works.  The funny this about this video is how happy he is when he finally manages to roll over.  She feels bad letting him cry on his tummy, but he had already done it a couple of times so she knew he could and wanted to capture it on video for grandma, lol.  I think she may have a crawler on her hands at a very young age, haha!

Hope you are all having a GOOD week!  I know I am! and so are James and Larissa!  Thank you Jesus....


  1. Debbie
    Your pretty DIL does look like she would fit right at home in Italy!
    Your son is quite a hansome fellow too. It's so good to see a young couple so happy together!
    Oh my, you have really got a lot of sewing to do! But isn't it so fun to sew pj's for the grand kids?
    They are so special when Grandma makes them!
    Take care-Kimberly

  2. Wow I can't believe he is already rolling over. That is amazing.
    You are going to be busy sewing,I think it sounds like such a good idea. Not to mention all of the deals you got a Joannes. I love Christmas jammys. That always says Christmas to me for some reason. I wonder why?
    Have a very nice weekend.

  3. Oh I loved Italy. How exciting for them to be there!
    Who has the kids?
    I can't believe Sam is already rolling over!! Wow!!
    Sounds like a fun trip to Joanns! Tell your sister I miss her blogging!

  4. Your daughter-in-law looks so happy! It's so nice that they were able to finally get away! We're married 25 years next year and I want to do something, but not go too far. Thinking. I love the video!!!! So adorable!!! And so wonderful that you're able to see all this even though you're in another state! Amazing. Enjoy your weekend!

  5. Well, little Sam is holding his
    head up and already rolling over!
    So fast, don't you think?! That's
    just great. Love those sweet baby
    Your son and d-i-l are both so
    gorgeous and you can really see
    the love in their eyes. Such
    lovely pictures.
    I enjoy the way you share so
    much, Debbie.

  6. A heart filled with family devotion. So sweet!

    What an adventure. Traveling & experiencing other cultures is among our favorite things to do. I wouldn't be surprised if they begin planning a return trip upon their return :)

    Our baby bundle was an early moving & shaker :) He actually began walking at 7 months. Watch out world! Here comes Sam!

  7. Yes! I think that is really early to be turning over, so I watched it and saw it for myself!! He is going to be something!! :)

    And the trip for your son and dil... just a dream!

    Happy weekend Debbie, you KNOW how I love your pictures! :)


  8. Such a dear couple! So wonderful that they were finally able to realize a dream :)

  9. The pictures are gorgeous, I have to admit there are some benefits to FB and that is one of them. Your right your DIL is just beaming

  10. Hi! Debbie, pics are so beautiful!! and that baby is a little piece of heaven:) whoa~ it sounds like you are getting busy w/christmas!! I want to see pics of all that cute stuff you are whipping up!! Have a super Saturday:)

  11. Tell Mel she'd better watch out. My first rolled over at 4 weeks. It lit a fire in him that hasn't gone out in the last 22 years! He's strong-willed, bold, and determined. He's also a leader extraordinaire.

    So precious.


  12. Oh, my goodness, you are so industrious with all that sewing. You will definitely have to post pics with the Grans in their new PJ's.

    Can't believe he's already turning over. My two Grans didn't turn over until they were well over 6 mos. We thought they never would.

    What a cute couple your son and DIL make. Loved the pictures!

    Happy weekend, I'm off to get started on that beef stew.

  13. Hi Debbie,
    How wonderful for James and Larissa, and the photos say it all!!
    Loved the video of Sam, and so amazing he can do this at 4 weeks,.
    Enjoy your sewing project, and I know the love you put into them. Now i must go and read your previous posts, as I have been away from visiting in blogland for lots of reasons.
    Enjoy your weekend.

  14. Way to go Sam! He's adorable Deb. What we do for a great video. But isn't it wonderful that you can see those special moments online?

    I loved the Italy photos. How special for them to celebrate their 10 year wedding anniversary in such a special place. Greg and I loved Italy when we went in 1998. We would love to return day.

    Blessings and love,

  15. he is so strong already! they better
    get ready, huh?

    so happy for your son and is wife to
    take their special italy trip.

  16. Oh my...tell him he can't grow up that soon....his Daddy will have him out working on that farm!! LOL

    How precious...and all the technology these new parents have to record everything.

    Oh the anniversary trip...I have to say I would love to do that one day...maybe before I am too old to walk. I wanted to go on our 25th Anniversary...well the wedding of our first born and the my pregnancy with Benjamin keep us here instead. Each were worth it needs to go back on my bucket list.

    Sewing again...girl, I wish you were near I need to hit my sewing machine also...please share as you sew so I can get motivated. You do such a wonderful job.

  17. Wow! I loved seeing all those pictures on Facebook! They looked like they are having the time of their lives! I love it.

    That Sam is going to be crawling early for sure! How cute!

    Sent you a FB message regarding the petit fours! Let me know if you have any questions!

  18. Hi Debbie, What a wonderful trip that James and his beautiful wife got to take-yes she looks like she belongs there.
    Loved hearing about your sewing projects-you go girl. You are sure talented and energetic.
    Sending love your way!!!!

  19. Nice post thanks for sharing..loves soraya

  20. You DIL is beautiful and yes she looks like she fits right in the Tuscany life. I really enjoy your pictures and how you draw each of us right in to your lives. Your sewing is impressive and I like when you share your projects. Your little guy is precious! Fun family pictures.

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