I recently won two lovely giveaways and just wanted to share my gifts ~
From Patricia at Vintage Linen Treasures I received this beautiful hand-embroidered linen. I just love it and will use it in my bedroom redo in April. I am so drawn to vintage & farmhouse accents that I just know I'll be adding more of those pretty things to my home decorating. If you enjoy vintage treasures, you will certainly enjoy visiting Patricia's peaceful journal. Thank you so much, Patricia!
And on Friday, I receive these treasures in the mail from Dena at Crazy Lady Primitives. Each is in one of my favorite fragrances, Pumpkin Crunch Cake. Honestly, I wish you could smell this. Even my boys were impressed. They agree that it smells exactly like the real thing ... so much that I had to bake them some pumpkin bread that evening! LOL Thanks, Dena, for sharing!
Our weekend has been a quiet one.
On Friday, I did take Jase (19) to the doctor. He fainted on Thursday morning for no apparent reason and now the doctor wants to run some tests on his heart. So we'll go to the hospital on Monday for an EKG and then he'll wear a heart monitor for 24 hours to record his heart function. He will not be released to drive until they rule out any problems that might occur again since this happened last April as well. Yet another challenge before us it seems. But God has brought us through some pretty tremendous challenges, and I'm certain He'll carry us through this one as well.
So today we stayed quietly at home. Jase did go to work for a couple of hours but they sent him home early to rest. And while he rested, Jeff & the younger boys spent the day having a "Matchbox Car Challenge." They run this little plastic car track from a table in the living room to the slick floor of the kitchen. Then the cars are sent down the track and they race to see whose can go the farthest across the long kitchen floor. Oh the fun a little gravity can afford!
You would think they were actually racing at Nascar with the whooping and cheering going on. Colton loves it ~ he hums, rocks and flaps at the same time which is a sure sign that he is a happy kid! They have hundreds of cars and they have a name for each ~ names like Orange Peel, Yellow Lightening, The Monkey, Golden Sun, and The Lion. And what amazes me is that they know them all without fail! (And Colton tries to tell me that he can't possibly remember the 50 states???? I don't buy that for one minute.) DH still has cars from his childhood and has bought cars for the boys since Jase was born. It is quite a sight! Just watching them, I feel like I get a little peek at my husband when he was a boy.
Meanwhile, I sat at the end of the kitchen as "judge" and folded laundry, watched some videos on Square Foot Gardening while taking notes and did some baking. I think I've hardly left kitchen all day but it was pleasant nonetheless.
Tonight we're going to watch a family movie. Did you know you can watch movies on-line for free? We only have one channel at home and most all of it is indecent for viewing so I was thrilled when the boys discovered a way we can selectively choose a movie now & then ~ even the old family classics that most video shops don't even carry these days. And I am so hoping that I get to do a little hand sewing while we enjoy the movie!
Hope you're all enjoying your weekend as well!
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