Friday, December 7, 2012

he's here! this weekend the theme is... celebrate me home!.

coming up for air!

it was all organized.
the appointment was for 1:00 Thursday, December 6th...

on Wednesday afternoon, i was at work, putting the last details to bed before
taking two days off with Mr D to care for Holland Grace.
a phone call...
... some C O N T R A C T I O N S had begun.
at 10:45pm...i was headed to Jason and Chrislyn's house.
they headed to the hospital!

(Mr D stayed with The Chocolate Gousse, as he arranged for
her care to begin on Thursday.)
Bennett Christopher said...
"hello world!" at 12:51am, December 6th!
Mr D and i are spoiling the heck out of Holland Grace!

Bennett's Uncle Jay (our sports guy), went shopping!

he's flying home to meet him tomorrow!

i have more good news, everybody!
Mom is going home from the hospital today!

yeah, it's busy around here...
 it's a good kind of busy!
we are counting every blessing...withLove!

Bennett's home!

Jay's coming home!


Mom's going home!

{it's wonderful weekend life!} 

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

more Christmas laundry! fun with Dick & Jane... the Christmas pajamas!

about twelve years ago, i was out
shopping for quilt fabric with my mom when
i came across this  a m a z i n g  thick flannel print.

...the kind of thick, cotton flannel that i remember as a kid.
at that time Chrislyn and Jay were in high school.
( i am always on the "lookout" for special ways to  bring "childlike"
back to Christmas!)

i said, "Mom, this fabric would make the coolest Christmas
pajamas for Chrislyn and Jay!" Mom said, "find a pattern,
 i'll make them, and give them to the kids when 
you come to our house on Christmas Eve!" needless to say,
the "Fun with Dick and Jane Christmas Pajamas!" were a hit!  

through the college years the PJ's were laid out on the kid's 
beds as a..."celebrate me home for Christmas welcome!"

last night, when unpacking the Christmas boxes, i welcomed
the sight of the cozy pajamas once more. 

Chrislyn has a complete set.  Jay, like most guys,
just likes the pajama bottoms.
the jammies are so soft and cute!  (just like my kids!) 
they now are showing signs of gentle wear and tear. (just like me! LOL)
i checked them for possible mending and tossed them
in the washer and dryer.

there is a special  s w e e t n e s s   about this week!
on Saturday, the pajamas will be laid out  for two 
"celebrate me home" occasions.
i will lay Chrislyn's set on her pillow when
she and Jason bring our new grandson to their home.
( her pajamas will be moving on from 34th street )
won't they will be perfect for December snuggling with her new baby boy?

Jay's pajamas will be laid on the bed in our guest room,
as he will be flying home for the weekend, to welcome the newest member of
our family and visit his grandmother in the hospital as she miraculously recovers.

it's going to be the busiest and blessed week here on 34th street!

at work, i'm cramming five working days into three, as we
are taking Thursday and Friday off to be with Holland 
while Chrislyn and Jason are at the hospital. 
 i am also in charge of our office Christmas party on Saturday.


(i know that most of you are on the December fast track as well!)
safe travels, and keep well!

"see Dick Mr D and Jane Lynne run !"


Sunday, December 2, 2012

labeling the Christmas laundry!

i found this little shop on Etsy this morning...

... smitten i am!

it's a perfect hint as to where i am going with
Christmas 2012
here on 34th street!

label the Christmas laundry!

( yes, Mr D...i ordered this little pin cushion. how could i resist? )
it's perfect French bread, found in Italia!
does this have my name written all over it?
yes, it most certainly does!

on my desk are some vintage French letters and

rolling fabric markers to make printed eyelet and lace.

time to trim the chandie...


oh! Mom is doing better!  she asked for her morning paper!
the power of prayer and friendship is amazing!