Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Heartfelt Thanks

Sweet Laurie gave me this hilarious book by David C. Barnette, "The Official Guide to Christmas in the South, Or If You Can't Fry It, Spraypaint It Gold". It's a comical rendition of Southern Culture, just perfect for the Southern Girl transplanted Hoosier that I am. My children have been fortunate to not be spraypainted flat white!
My dear and very talented mother in law gave me this beautiful red gingham apron that she made me for Christmas. I recently decided that I should wear an apron, to eliminate the need for standing 3 feet from the stove and reaching to the pan so I won't get splashes of food on my clothes! Thank you, Mom!

Our wonderful friends, Linda and Randy, in Florida sent us the beautiful porcelain praying angel clock. Each time I look at the time, I think of them.
Thank you for the special gifts from your heart! It means SO much to have the love of family and friends.


Rachel said...

Yay, Being the new blogger that I am, I had a few minutes to see if I could post more than one picture. I did it!

Hope said...

Hi Rachel,
Just reading the title of that book is hilarious so I'm sure the contents are!

What nice gifts you received. Of course the red apron caught my eye immediately!! :) My mother never went near the kitchen without first putting on her apron. I just never did get into wearing one which explains all the stains on my clothes!! LOL

I can tell by the backgrounds in some of your pictures that I would love your house. Did you and your hubby have to do a lot of work on it or was it in good condition already? I'd love to hear more about it!


Hope said...

PS: You did good getting your pics on here. It took me a while to figure that one out!!

Rachel said...

Earlier I was in such a hurry that I forgot to thank Martha for her help with the pictures. I appreciate it so much.

Yes, Hope, we have done a lot of work to the house, and there's still a lot to do.

The Going Blog said...

Sometimes all it takes is a walk through. Glad I could help. I would be so jealous of your apron if I didn't get one also :) David and I have both enjoyed it. ha He only uses it once a week--Sunday. I need to get a hook to make it handy to use. That book title is so You. I love it!

Ronda said...

That book title made me laugh! Mother, too, has had so much fun with "spraypaint" over the years! (Making things beautiful!) Love all your pretty decorating....your mantle is just gorgeous! In answer to your comment...My porch is rather bare at the moment...Just took down all of my Christmas decorations! I do enjoy my porch so much, though and when I "redecorate", I will gladly send you a picture! (smile) I also keep "hug" books for my three kids...hopefully they will enjoy my reflections of their lives someday! Hope that you are having a wonderful day...Love ya!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I found you through Hope's blog, you are doing a great job blogging! I like everything I see!

Nice gifts! I must find that book!


Donnie said...

Dear Rachel,
When I checked you page this afternoon I was surprised to see different pictures. I thought, surely this isn't a new day already. Then I saw you had just added new pictures. On your 'Porch" I am learning about all the talents you have, that I didn't know about. I love your dresser with all your vintage linings. They are so pretty. Oh, how Mother would love walking through your rooms and seeing all you have done.
Love you, Donnie

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Esther said...

It is so much fun reading your blog! I'm proud of you for doing such a great job with it! It looks beautiful and is interesting to read!

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Hi Rachael!
Love the gingham apron! Thanks for stopping by to play the name my mosaic pig game!

Anonymous said...

I just recently saw your new blog. It is lovely! I too love porches and wish so much I had one! And I love aprons - fortunately, I do have some of those!

Denise said...

Hug Books, what a wonderful idea! Life is so precious and children such a wonderful blessing! I'll have to starthug books for my children!
Thank you for all the sweet comments you leave on my blog and thank you for sharing all the lovely thoughts and pictures on yours!They certainly bless my day!

Sharon said...

What a darling apron! I love aprons, but I never wear them.....go figure! Maybe I'll wear one next time I make a big dinner!

Hugs! Sharon