This is my paternal grandmother when she was about sixteen. Isn't she pretty? I WANT that dress and headband.
I can't get over how much she looks like her youngest daughter, my beloved Aunt Kitty.
EB #2When we arrived home from vacation on Monday, THIS package was waiting for me in the mail!!!!
I KNEW as soon as I saw it what it was, and let me tell you I was EXCITED about digging into it!!!
Here's a little "sneak peek" into the packaging. Can you guess what it is?????
It's little Miss Makena, and she has traveled all the way from Finland to make her home with me!!!! She is my new love.
One of my bloggy friends, Ulla, who lives in Finland makes rag dolls of all races for UNICEF which are then adopted by families all over the world. She recently posted a photo of her latest group of kids.
I fell in LOVE with Makena.
Ulla, out of the GRACIOUSNESS of her heart, went and retrieved Makena from the UNICEF store, and facilitated my adoption of her.
And here she is, happy and contented in her new American home - - - my dining room. Oh yes, she WILL be moving to Wisconsin with us.
Indulge me here for just a minute.
KORIE NAE - - - this photo is for YOU so you can see how GORGEOUS your mumsie is in the lovely necklace you gave me for Christmas a couple of years ago.
Well, maybe I SHOULD say how GORGEOUS the necklace is on your plain little ole mumsie.
EB #4My first KAMMA KAMP!!!
I noticed on several of YOUR blogs that you have grandma camp with your grans from time to time.
What a LOVELY idea, thought I.
Tuesday evening I had my first opportunity to run Kamma Kamp for several hours.
What FUN we had.
We played on the deck.
We ate popcorn.
And we colored with MARKERS. Don't panic - - - they were washable.
Oh, and VERY IMPORTANT, we had STICKERS on our forheads.
Stickers are cool - - - even my high schoolers loved it when I passed them out, and THEY are the ones who taught me that stickers are even cooler when worn on the forhead.
And just see how little Miss Piper WEARS the sunglasses that Kamma gave her at Kamma Kamp!!
What a little ham.
Must tell a Piper story:
Before her mama left her at Kamma Kamp, she felt that Piper needed some discipline and made her stand in a corner. Oh yes, this darling little child has her diva side.
Keri walked her to the corner of my kitchen cabinets and made her stand there with her nose in the crack. As Keri walked away, this precious, adorable, sugar sweet child made the loudest, angriest, "yeeeeehgh" you've ever heard.
Oh yes she did!
She's still adorable to her Kamma.
EB # 5One of my dearest high school friends, Cindy, with whom I am still in touch, sent me this "view" of the Wisconsin River when she heard that I'm moving back "home."
Perhaps in three months I will have a view something like this.
Oh - - - it's the Wisconsin River in case you didn't GUESS that from the name of the town, Wisconsin RAPIDS!
And that, my dear bloggy buds is all she wrote for tonight - - - -