Monday, April 30, 2012

Miscellany Monday

Oh, my, it's been too long, just two weeks, but too long.  Yep, it's been that long since I've gotten to participate in sweet Carissa's Miscellany Monday.  Can I just tell you that I am thrilled to be back.  Okay, off I go.............

A precious family............

One of the main hi-lites of our time in Charleston was meeting up with this sweet family.  Yes, it is non other than our Carissa and her sweet family.  We met them for dinner our last evening in Charleston and it was as though we had known them all our lives.  No joke, it was like being with long time friends.  We wanted to bring them home with us, but................  We felt honored to have the company of such a sweet young couple.  We have no doubt that the Lord has even greater things in store for them.  Loved our time with Kelly, Carissa, Hunter and Sage!  They have a special place etched upon our hearts. 

The Move..........

Today we will be moving my Dad to his new home.  He will go from a nursing facility to an assisted living facility.  It was such a disappointment when going home was not an option for him and at that time we began exploring other options and The Arbor seemed to "fit the bill."  It is a lovely facility and one I am very familiar with.  My MIL spent about 2 years there, so I am not going into uncharted territory.  He will have a mini-apartment with a small kitchenette, a sitting area, a bedroom and a bath.  It has a big bay window and another smaller window and he will be able to see outside (which will be a real plus).  They have a lovely dining room where he can enjoy eating his meals with others.  It will be a new experience and there will be many adjustments but hopefully it will feel more like home but still offer him the assistance that he needs and he will be happy.

For love of the game.........

At the George Strait Golf Course in San Antonio - March 2012

Our son was a seven year old little boy when he picked up his first golf club.  Little did he know that it would become a sport that he would end up enjoying throughout his life.  Hubby played golf and introduced the game to Brandon.  Brandon played on his high school team and later went back to his high school and coached the golf team for a couple of years.  Golf and Brandon were a "match made in heaven."  Hubby and I were thrilled that he chose a sport that he could enjoy for a long, long time.

Riding high......

Do you know that looking at this picture gives me the "hibby gibbies?"  I mean, my little cowboy grandson just can't be big enough to be riding a horse.  But, he got his first saddle a few weeks ago and is now riding "in style."  Well, he isn't riding by himself (thank goodness) his Daddy (see hand on right side of picture) is leading the horse.  I may really have the "hibby gibbies" when he has the reigns to this big guy in his own little hands.  Heaven help this CiCi!!!!

Oh, Vera, oh, Vera.......

As in Bradley.........On our way to Charleston we stopped in Birmingham for dinner.  There was a neat shopping area in the same location so we thought we'd walk a while and check out some of the shops.  This Vera Bradley shop lured me right in the front door.  I mean, how can you not smile when you see all these gorgeous prints made into such cute bags and such.  Hubby found a comfortable seat and let me take it all in.  I left empty handed but sure did enjoy browsing.  I do have to scratch my head and wonder how something like Vera Bradley can create such a phenomenon for women ages 1 to 99.

Lea @ CiCis Corner
Lea @ CiCis Corner

Hi there! My name is Lea. I've been wife to the best Hubby for 44 years....Mom to a son and daughter....CiCi to 4 precious Grans....lover of family and friends....enjoy laughter and a good time....shopper....picture taking maniac....maker of delicious fudge....organizational enthusiast....memory maker....Southern Belle...and most importantly.....a Child of the King! Welcome to my little corner!


  1. i love your pictures! you do a great job... you have a good eye. seeing Tommy in the big chair at the Vera store cracked me up because i know Kelly would be doing the same thing!

    thank you, again, and again for taking the time to meet us. you too, have made such a big impression on us and i'm so glad we can be internet turned real life friends now. : )

    praying for the move for your dad today. that things would go smoothly and that it would be comfortable or him.

    golf and horses - what fun! your cowboy is growing up!

    love you, dear.

  2. Hi Lea!
    I absolutely love looking at all of your gorgeous pictures! Makes me feel like I'm right there with ya. Your grandson is too cute on that horse. My hubby is a big golfer, so I relate to what you wrote about. So neat that you got to meet Carissa and her family. Don't you just love Charleston?

  3. Would love to meet Carissa and her family - how lucky of you! what program do you use for your pictures?

  4. What a blast you had...and how much fun to meet another blogger, and just hit if off. Oh I just love the picture of the grandson on the horse...too cute, but doesn't that horse look huge? Praise God on your Dad...have a great week.

  5. So glad you had a good time. The new place for your dad looks soo nice. And I bet it is comforting to be so familiar with it already. I love Vera too!! haha...I usually just browse as well, but I do have one of her bags that I have had for years that I carry my bible study materials in. Hope you have a good week!

  6. You take such gorgeous pictures!!

    I'm thankful that your dad is going to a facility that you're already pretty familiar with ... that has to make this transition a little easier for you. I'm praying that it will go smoothly for him (and if it does, then I know it's going smoothly for you).

    How fun that you got to meet up with Carissa! I've not met any blog friends in real life ... I would love to some day.

  7. You sound very busy and happy!
    Oh Vera is right...pretty stuff.
    Wishing you dad many blessing in his new home. Have a wonderful week. Lovely pictures.

  8. We have a Vera Bradley shop just down the road. I don't go in there very often (wink,wink) : ) Sweet pictures...your grandson does look small on that horse but he sure does look happy too! Hope the move went well!

  9. Thank you so much for stopping by and saying Hi! You really brought a smile to my heart right when I needed it! Your grandson's smile says it all! 3 of our 6 kiddos rode a horse for the first time a few weeks ago! Boy-oh-Boy did I have the 'hibby gibbies?' watching them!! and they are 13, 11 and 7! Hugs * EMichelle


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