Monday, September 16, 2013

Little Bit Of Happy

Hello all.  The first thing I have to say, is thank you...thank you...thank you, for all of your nice words regarding the loss of our dear Nana.   She will be missed so very much.  We are having her funeral this Saturday, with a brief graveside service, and then a celebration of her life at my Mom's house following. 
We had a very busy weekend.  Saturday getting new tires for my car.  Then a birthday party for a golfing buddy of Greg's.  We decided to drive up to Big Bear Saturday night and arrived about 10:00 PM .  It was thirty glorious degrees cooler there!  On Sunday we took some friends of ours, who have a cabin nearby, out on the lake for a picnic and some fishing.  Greg barbequed hot dogs, and we had a great time visiting and enjoying the beautiful weather.  We are having another terrible heat wave with triple digits again.  UGH!!!   I don't have too much going on to tell you about right now.  But I do have a few things to show you that are making me happy-happy-happy.
First....it's baaack!!!  My all time favorite for my coffee creamer!!  And my favorite K Cups for an afternoon pick me up!  Normally, I don't sweeten my coffee.  Just 1/2 & 1/2.  But I love this Pumpkin Spice Creamer!
This is another Fall favorite that I stumbled upon last year.  Oh my, are these ever delicious!  Noah is so excited too.  He loves these Pumpkin Spice Waffles!!
Today I picked up a bag of my favorite Fall candy. 
Another thing making me happy this week, is some of my chicks that I got in the Spring, have begun to lay.   I have had several little brown  presents in the nest boxes recently.
One day last week, my Mom and I popped into a Goodwill store.  I found this Vera Bradly bag that I could not pass up for obvious reasons!
I have two other Vera Bradly bags, and I love them. 
If you are familiar with these quilted bags, you know that they are quite pricey.  I bought this for 7 dollars.  It appeared brand new.  I took it home and washed it in the machine, and hung it on the line to dry.  Then filled her up.  Vera Bradly bags have lots of pockets for organizing your things.  I love them because you can reach in and find something right away.
Definitely a great find!   I am working on my flower squares still.  My stack is getting taller.  I still have to make some more flowers in a few other colors.  Slow going, but getting there.
 I will be busy this week, helping with the preparations for Nana's service on Saturday.  I have received so many nice phone calls, messages and cards.  I am overwhelmed.  Nana touched so many.
My Mom has asked me to speak at Nana's funeral.  I am sorting my thoughts, and memories, and working on what I will say.  I hope that can I do her proud.
Have a great week friends!
XO  Kris

34 comments:

Grammy Braxton said...

With the love you so obviously have for your Nana, I'm sure what you say at her funeral will do her proud. Hugs to you and your family.

Sharon

Kerri said...

I hope your celebration for your Nana at your mom's house is filled with nothing but happiness. I'm sure it will be difficult to speak at her service...but I know you will be wonderful. Sending good thoughts your way Kris!

From the Kitchen said...

Just speak of sweet memories and share them! I loved the photo of your grandmother enjoying a beer sometime ago.

Best,
Bonnie

Dawn said...

Love your new bag:) It is perfect! Prayers for your day at the funeral, in hopes you stay strong:)

Home Meadows said...

Looks like you are all geared up for fall. Love the new bag. It's nice to see you back, I've been thinking about you. Sending thoughts and prayers your way for the upcoming weekend. Heather

Tania @ Out Back said...

Oh Kris, I can see how you would love those bags...that one is gorgeous!

Wishing you all the best for your Nana's funeral on the weekend. It is always hard to say goodbye, but her precious memories will be with you forever.

I am sure you will do well and make everyone proud xx

priscilla said...

Such pretty eggs ! Love this time of year , glad its not in the 100's here ! So sorry about your Nana..

Deb~in~Denver said...

Kris, I know you will do Nana proud. You will speak from your heart and share your precious memories, what an honor for you. I'm sure her celebration of life will be full of love, laughter and great joy in having had such a great woman in your lives.
We are kindred spirits with our love of fall flavors, we stocked up on the pumpkin spice creamer and K-cups, this is the only time of year we use creamer! Had to buy several bottles as it disappears from the store shelves, quickly! I found the waffles, yesterday, and brought a few boxes of those home, too! Have you ever mixed peanuts in with your Candy Corn? Delish!!
Love your VB bag, it's perfect for you! Will be thinking of you on Saturday and continue to keep you in my prayers.

Deb
xoxo

Debbie said...

I have one of Vera's bags too and your right...soo nice. I love the fact that they wash up so nice. Great find! And I just know you will do Nana proud! Praying all goes well and the celebration of her life will be something that brings you all comfort! HUGS

Karen L. Bates said...

Hugs to you. I know you will do a wonderful job at the service for Nana. I hope you and your family can celebrate the wonderful and full life your Nana had.

Pammy Sue said...

So nice to see your post! I remember your post last year about those waffles. They never did have them here and it really ticked me off! I hope to find them this year. I'll have to start checking. Love that bag. It is so you! hee-hee!

Just speak from the heart Saturday and you will be fine! Big hugs.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

I know it will be hard to speak at your Nana's service, but it will be a special time...I'm glad you were able to get away for a while to refresh. Relax with a cup of that good coffee!

Betsy said...

I will keep you in my prayers as you gather your thoughts and memories together to form a beautiful patchwork of how your Nana was part of you and your entire families lives and she will continue to be right there with all of you, alive in your hearts and memories.

My Hubby also really enjoys that coffee creamer. I'll have to look for the k-cups and waffles thou. I don't remember seeing them up here.

Blessings and love my friend,
Betsy

Kelli said...

I will be thinking of you on Saturday.

Fall is my favorite time of year and finally today we are having some fall weather!! I am so tired of the high 90s! I will be looking for the waffles when I am at the store this weekend!!

Genn said...

I keep meaning to ask you what I can make/bring on Saturday???

Let me know.

You'll do a great job speaking. And I'm sure we will all boo hoo.

Mereknits said...

I will be thinking about you as you celebrate the life of an amazing woman. Love your new bag, it is perfect for you.
Hugs,
Meredith

Nicolle said...

I have been thinking of you and your family! You will do well speaking at the service. I'm crossing my fingers for you. I love your happy pictures here, and especially the bowl of candy corn! xo

Gloria Baker said...

Ah dear is.not easy when someone of we love passed away and we know id the life is true but.is.normal be difficult how are the little girls? I know the love Nana so much we see lovely pictures always.
Now take your time and wait by a delucious Fall I love Fall too but know here comes spring so I have to wait:)hugs dear xo

deb said...

I spoke at my grandmas funeral......I was quite nervous but I knew just what memory I wanted to share...you will too. remember this....Absent from the body...present with the Lord....that verse helped me a lot!

by Teresa said...

Kris, I spoke at my mom's funeral and I was so proud of myself that I didn't crumble. We still kid Dayle as he only got 2 words out before he froze. But I know you'll do great. I'll be thinking of you. I am so jealous of your new egg purse.. I've looked on eBay and Etsy for one! LOL! I'm here for you if you need to talk. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Lauri said...

What an honor to speak at your grandmother's funeral...one of the last things you can do for her in this life. You had such a tender relationship with her and that will allow you to speak from your heart. I'm sure you will do an amazing job.

I too looked for the pumpkin eggos last year with no luck. I hope to find them this fall.

Grammy Staffy said...

I am sorry to hear about the loss of your Nana. Good luck with writing your talk. I am sure that you will do a good job and make her proud. I believe that she will be looking down on you with smiles.

I'm sending hugs, Lura

Astri said...

The best to your family Kris. You'll are so kind to speak at the funeral - perfec tthat they chose you.

That creamer is good! SO reminds me of fall....I also like that Peppermint mocha one too as December nears.

Nana Go-Go said...

I love how everything inside your new bag co-ordinates with the colours on the outside! You have yummy things on your supermarket shelves over there.
You'll be a natural on Saturday, your love for your wonderful Nana shines through.x

Grayseasailor said...

Kris, I too am praying for you and yours as you celebrate Nana's life while still missing her as well. Three women near me have lost their husbands in the last four months, which has stirred up my feelings for the loss of my husband four years ago on August 21. It is so strange still, I find myself with tears for my loss yet able to feel intense joy and gratitude for the love I have known.

Our days have been cooler this week and I just hung up an autumn wreath outside yesterday. I enjoyed seeing your autumn yummies you found :)

And your VB bag is a great find! So glad you have it to enjoy :)
Love with hugs,
Gracie

corners of my life said...

That Vera Bradley bag certainly had your name on it. Great find.

Pam said...

You WILL do her proud. Just speak from your heart and all will be good.

Love the bag you found - it's so fun to find such great deals!

Linda said...

You will be a wonderful speaker...
Just speak from your heart...
Thinking of you...

Cheers My Friend!
Linda :o)

Melissa C said...

Saying a prayer for you that you will do well :) SO very special of you to do this! May God be with you throughout the week :)

~Niki~ said...

hi kris. sorry I've been mia lately. sorry to hear about your nana. such a sweet lady. loved reading all about her over the last few years. i'm glad it's almost fall too! love your pics.

Poppy said...

Kris,

Hope the day devoted to your Nana this Saturday brings you fine weather outside and a peaceful calm inside. Listen to your heart and speak its words.

Will be thinking of you and your family.

xo
Poppy

PS: LOVE that bag for all the reasons you raved about!:D

Patty Antle said...

You have found some nice things to brighten your day. Love your VB purse - you know they are made in my neck of the woods in Indiana. It was sitting there in GW waiting for you! It's funny, my daughter and I went to GW yesterday and she found many pair of jeans that she loved. Is there a difference between the different colored eggs? I know you will say what people need to hear at the service. Will be thinking of you, my friend.

Susanne said...

After my husband died I sat down and wrote his eulogy. My oldest read it over and she added a couple of more things. She was the one to read it at the memorial service. Afterward people came up to me and said what a wonderful service it was and how good a job Rachael did to speak about her father. I guess because it was not all tearful, but there was a few things that made people laugh and one thing that made my jaw drop because I wasn't aware of him stealing a smoke long after I had thought he had quit. She was told, "Don't tell your mom." I am sure whatever you said about your Nana will be wonderful, it will come from the heart and be drawn from hundreds of memories that you can all look back on as blessings. It is good to stay busy and I am sure with all of your family gathered round you they will keep you pretty busy. The quiet times you will reflect on your loss and no matter how much we loved someone, God loves them more than we ever could. That is hard to believe especially when your heart is broken. Love you ♥
(((HUGS))) Susanne :)

podso said...

I'm so sorry for your loss.