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March 29, 2009

~THINK BLUE~

Hello!! Girls...Well it really was a THINK BLUE for me weekend....You remember back in December 2008 I told you my Grandson Jacob was going into the Army...Of course you do lol!!

Is he not a fine handsome young man....I am so proud of this boy!! Right now he is still in training at FT. Leonard Woods, in Mo...and will graduate on May 8....Oh Girls when I got this picture I just got all teary eyed seeing this young man that use to play with toy soldiers on my floor was now Playing for real....does he not look like a BIG GI Joe....


Well In December we also had the BIG question asked of Morgan his girl friend...is this not sweet Jacob on one knee....Of course she said YES and a Thousand times YES!



Well since that tme Jacob and Morgan got married, he left on January 21, 2009 to go to training... So now my family is all getting ready for the BIG day when Jacob comes home for 2 weeks in May and the upcoming event of his Son's birth on May 22, 2009....Now you know how as a Mother you get those moment where you get so chocked up with just seeing your children and what great people they have become....of course you know...Well let me tell you I had that yesterday when I seen what my Daughter Dawna (grandma to be) my granddaughter Candace and her step- sister Jessika did for Jacob and Morgan...these girls put this whole Baby shower together....without asking for my help... Oh No!! maybe they don't need me any more...Look at the food table that my Dawna and her daughter Candace did...Oh girls it was all so YUMMY!!




I just loved this Cupcake trees and look at the little baby sleeping on top ...is this not just darling...





Now here is my Granddaughter Candace with the Cupcake tree... Jessika did this tree.

Oh!! and girls she got so many wonderful gifts to start this little guy off in life with...





Morgan unwrapping her Son's gifts...
My pride and joy my Dawna with Granddaughter Candace....Mommy to- be Morgan, Candace and Step- Sister Jessika....Jessika did all the decorating and hostess this shower for them....
These kinds of Pictures are very rare for me to get....My Daughter Gina, Me and Dawna....Oh look a Blond, Burnett and a red head...Well an old red head with a little help from my best friend " Miss Clairol" Hey ! if its on the drug store shelf its on my hair and look girls I even took off my Old Red Robe for the day ha ha!! Thats also rare...
Jacob I am so PROUD of you!!


Now Please go by and see our very own Miss Smiling Sally at http://smilingsally.blogspot.com/
And see all the wonderful BLUES that await you today...Thank you Sally for hosting this event...
May you all have a great and blessed day...I know I have been "BLESSED" Big time with my family...
Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

53 comments:

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Gloria I know how proud you must be of Jacob. I just had to tell you, Jacob is less than 100 miles from where we are, right now.

My father was stationed at Fort Wood and met my mother in Lebanon MO, her hometown and mine too, just a few miles from the fort. They were married in the early Fall of 1942, at a chapel at Fort Leonard Wood. My father was shipped to the South Pacific a few weeks before I was born, the following Summer.

My cousin worked in an office at the fort during the late 50's and met her husband there. He was in the Army and also had a band. My cousin was the singer. They were married, in 1961, in a chapel at Fort Leonard Wood.
Small small world.

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Thank you for having such a wonderful grandson! I thank God every day for families like yours who sacrifice time spent with their loved ones to protect our freedom...that too many take for granted.... please know there are many others, like me, who appreciate all your family goes through....

Susan
PS and have a Happy Blue Monday....

marty39 said...

Gloria, Jacob is indeed handsome and your whole family is beautiful. I so agree, that sometime the pride just wells up in us about our children and grandchildren and what wonderful people they have turned out to be. I love it. Such blessings. Hugs, Marty

Cynthia said...

Hi Gloria,
What wonderful pics you've shared with us! You have a very handsome grandson Jacob ( my stepson is a Jacob too) and how exciting they are having a baby! The pics of you and your loved ones are so cute. Thanks for sharing, Cindy

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hi, Sweet Gloria! Love your post today, and I know how proud you must be of that precious Jacob and how excited you are over the birth of that new grand!

I also love your blue cupcake tree pics... there is nothing better than a cupcakd, and they will always and forever remind me of someone I love more than I can express... my sweet Granny!

Thanks for sharing with us. Sending much love to you and hope you are feeling much better...

XO,

Sheila :-)

mbkatc230 said...

What a wonderful post Gloria. Jacob is such a handsome young man, and I know how proud you must be of him. What a wonderful family you have, and the baby shower looks like it was such fun! I love that cupcake tree, what a cute idea with the little baby on top. Thanks for sharing, and a HUGE thank you to Jacob for his service to our country. Hugs, Kathy

Dena ~ swaddlecottage said...

What a wonderful young man and how very proud you must be. Thank God for young men like him. So good to see a picture of your smiling pretty face too :)

Hugs,
Dena

salmagundi said...

What a wonderful day for your family!! Loved all of the pictures - you will have such fond memories of this day. Have a great week, Gloria. Sally

Justine/Justiney/Tiney said...

Gloria, Jacob sure is a handsome guy, and must be soooooooooo excited to become a daddy soon!
I'm soooooooooooooo glad you finally posted a new pic of yourself! All of you look beautiful! Now pass me a damn cupcake!

Justine :o )

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

OMG!! GREAT pictures! I almost felt like I was right there with you joining in the festivities. :)
You have to be so proud of your grandson. They grow up so quickly and it is overwhelming. We are going through similar things in our family.
When Pat went overseas..the newpaper came and took a picture of Danny and I and printed it in the San Diego Union newspaper and sent him a huge picture overseas.
I still have that news clipping.
I wonder if they still do things like that. The name of the weekly article was "Daddy hasn't seen him!"
These are such tough times for young service couples. I remember those times so well..so well!
Many hugs to you, Gloria. You are so darned special to me!! I loved the picture of you.
Mona

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Gloria great post and great picture of you!! You remind me so much of a high school friend who had that gorgeous red hair to and she was tiny like you too.
Tell Jacob how proud we all are of him!

blessings
mary

Connie said...

Hi Gloria, I cant believe you have a great grand daughter and she is a real doll ! Great pictures !
How nice you have such a beautiful family who can be with you with your son.
I was reading your profile, and you sure have had your up's and down's but so much to be happy about now.
I always love it when you comment. I will comment more when I get everyone figured out. I need to place the face with the blog and I am getting there slowly.
It has been so nice getting to know all of you.
Thanks for stopping by.......... Connie

janet said...

Gloria, you have a beautiful family, i can clearly see why you are so proud and yes Jacob is one handsome young man and not to mention a real hero. You are a real sweetie and deserve every bit of what life has given you.
hugs
janet

Elizabeth said...

Congratulations on a wonderful grandson and soon to be great grandson! The girls put on a beautiful shower. I love that cupcake tree!

CeramiquesDeCherie said...

I wish so much for you, continued happiness, strength in family unity and the safe return of dear Jacob. Blessings to you all. A beautiful sharing indeed.

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Gloria, The pictures are wonderful! Looks like such a fun shower & the food so delicious! Great post! ♥ Diane

Smilingsal said...

What an exciting month May will be for your family! I wonder if the baby will come before Mother's Day. It's possible. Happy Blue Monday.

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Happy Blue Monday! and now look at all the blue cupcakes.. my oh my.. sooo yum!.. have a good week!

Bo said...

Hi Gloria...you are the cutest great-granny I've ever seen! Your list keeps growing...almost 3 now... Your grandson Jacob is so handsome & looks so manly in his uniform...we are so thankful for our military! ;-) Bo

Knitty said...

Congratulations of your expanding family and blessings to all, especially your grandson.

sue said...

mornin G! The bravest of the brave, thats what your grandson is! What a beautiful babyshower, Love the tiny baby on the cupcakes! Wow G, another baby on the way, you all are so blessed! You look so cute with your daughters, you all look like sisters and you are the youngest!! :-))) Have a wonderful week sweetie!! xoxoxo

Linda said...

Hi Gloria, You tell your grandson Jacob how proud we are of him and how thankful we are for him serving our country and every one of us! Oh, and Debbie was saying what a wonderful person you are and how much she loves your blog site : ) Blessings, Linda

Lori said...

How beautiful and how proud you must be! All your babies are growing up! You seem to young to have grandkids...

The cupcakes look yummy!!!

Have a great week!

Room Service ~ Decorating 101 said...

So much fun to visit with you and your sweet family... thanks

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

You have a wonderful Grandson, so happy for all the new things in his life. I enjoyed your story about him. What a great Family he has.

nikkicrumpet said...

You should be proud of Jacob. Let him know how much I appreciate his willingness to fight for this great country. He is a wonderful young man! The shower looked so pretty. And it looked like everyone was having a great time. It was fun to see your beautiful face in with all your loved ones!
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And about that house post. Fit it in anytime you can. I'd just love to see everyone's houses and how things changed over the years. No hurries no worries. Have a great day my beautiful redheaded friend!

CC said...

What a wonderful, wonderful post...it was so sweet. That cupcake tree is so pretty..and the young mom and dad to be are just as sweet as those cupcakes. Happy Blue Monday...have a great week.

Heather said...

everything looks gorgeous! what a fun day. May sure is going to be one exciting month for you!

Picket said...

Ohhhh girl...I get all teary eyed just seeing a pic of your sweet little precious self...girl I know you love your family just like I do...and you can bet they love you beyond words sis! I loved seeing this post...families are just the best! Happy Blue Monday to you girl & have a great week!

Loretta said...

Gloria your grandson is so handsome and it looks like that baby shower was amazing. I love the cupcake tree and all of the food looked delish!!!! Thank you for sharing that special day with us. Hugs, Loretta

Dawna said...

Hi Mom,
That looks really great I had such a nice time this weekend it had alot of fun.Thank you for everything I love you lots,
Love Dawna

debbie said...

DEAR SWEET GLORIA,
YOU KNOW WE ALL WILL BE PRAYING FOR THAT GRANDSON JACOB...THEY SEEM TO GET YOUNGER AND YOUNGER...MY DADDY WENT INTO THE ARMY AT 17...KOREAN WAR....THEN AFTER HE LEFT THE ARMY HE JOINED THE AIR FORCE......
I HAVE BEEN TRYING TO GET AROUND TO TELL THE BEAUTIFUL LADIES SUCH AS YOU, YOU HAD A SURE EARNED FRIENDSHIP AWARD WAITING ON YOU BUT I HAD TO HANDLE SOMETHING AND WHEN IT IS A BUSY TIME LIKE NOW FOR BLOGGERS IT TAKES ME FOREVER TO GET IN TO POST......I KEEP GETTING THAT NOT AVAILABLE PAGE.......
YOU ARE BEAUTIFUL...YOUR SKIN IS GORGEOUS......MY FAVORITE GRANDMA ZADA, MY DADDY'S MOTHER WAS TINY LIKE YOU AND THAT PEACHES N' CREAM SKIN AND SHE ALWAYS....COLORED HER HAIR THE SOFT RED LIKE YOURS......YOU ARE MUCH YOUNGER THAN THAN MY GRANDMA...SHE HAS BEEN IN HEAVEN FOR 10 YEARS AND SHE WAS 81 WHEN SHE PASSED...YOU REMIND ME OF A PRIMA DONNA.......I THINK I COULD DRESS YOU FROM HEAD TO TOE AND YOU WOULD SAY, THAT'S ME...ITS ALITTLE HOLLYWOOD GLAMOUR OF THE '40S WITH A MODERN FLAIR.
MAYBE I JUST THINK I CAN...LOL
WHAT A BEAUTIFUL BABY SHOWER YOUR DAUGHTERS AND GRANDDAUGHTERS GAVE.....I KNOW THIS, THEY WILL ALWAYS NEED YOU....THEY ARE VERY TALENTED...I LOVED THOSE CUPCAKES WITH THE BABY SLEEPING.SO VERY PRECIOUS.
I HAVE HAD THOSE MOMENTS WHEN I JUST STAND BACK AND AM SO PROUD OF MY TWO CHILDREN....THEY GROW UP WAY TO FAST, DON'T THEY.
HUGS SWEET LADY,
YOU CERTAINLY DESERVE THE FRIENDSHIP AWARD...YOU ARE A PRECIOUS FRIEND TO EVERYBODY
debbie

Judi said...

How exciting it is for you...with Jacob coming home and having a new little baby too. What a wonderful celebration it will be.
Look at all the goodies from the shower and I love the cupcake deocration too.
come by and visit when you have some time.
have a lovely day
Judi

bj said...

What a beautiful and talented family you have. I can feel your love for all of them.
My thanks to Jacob...thank him for me that he is willing to fight for our country. I am so thankful for young men and women that do this.
You had a WONDERFUL Blue post for us today!!

Cindy J. said...

Gloria you are such a doll and what a beautiful family. I always love to sees pictures like these.. love the tiny baby sleeping on the cup cake tree.. so precious. Thank your handsome grandson for me and everyone, such a fine young man and soon to be Daddy. Hope this day finds you well. I just am so inspired by baby Kyra, what a trooper, but I think troopers run in this wonderful family of yours. Love, Cindy

marty39 said...

Gloria, I think I have the same sickness. I have never been a dish person until a few months ago, and now that's what I am always looking for. I seem to find the dish aisle no matter where I go. lol I now think I have to have them all. lol Thanks for stopping by. I love the lace chargers and how neat that you have them in blue. I can't wait to get them. Hugs, Marty

Sweetie said...

Gloria - Thanks so much for introducing us to some of your family. I especially liked the baby in the cupcake tree - so very sweet. Happy Blue Monday!
Sweetie

xinex said...

Oh Gloria, what a fun event. You sure have a growing family. And your Jacob! You have all the reason to be proud of him and you have a beautiful family...Christine

Susie Q said...

Gloria, send Jacob over to the base hospital to the mental health dept and tell him to look up Specialist Chris--born in Tex but family in CO...that's MY son ;D

Sharon Kay said...

Gloria, What a darling cup cake tree, and they did all of this......how wonderful and you have muuch to be proud of my friend. And we are all proun that he is serving each of us. Than him for a job well done.

kimmcl said...

My goodness Gloria, you sure have alot going on in your life right now don't ya??? How exciting!!! A new baby to look forward to and your grandson coming home. Thanks for sharing all of your wonderful pictures with us!!!

Deb said...

Hi Gloria! Jacob is a handsome young man! I know you are very proud! And I know you all can't wait for the big day when the baby comes. I know the little mama can't wait. The baby shower is so well put together everything is beautiful, wish I was there! Then look at you! Cute as a button! You have a lovely family! Deb

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Gloria, you look as young as your daughter! You're so cute, and glad to see you really do have something to wear other than a robe. Those cupcakes are just the prettiest things (I'd ALMOST hate to eat one). Looks like a fun day. And of course, you have every reason to be proud of that good looking grandson in uniform. I almost cried when I saw that picture, and I'm not even related to him! laurie

Diane@A Picture is Worth.... said...

Hi Gloria,
You have every right to be so proud of Jacob!

The baby shower looks like it was a bit hit...love the cupcakes!

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Your grandson, jacob is a fine looking soldier and I know that you are very proud of him. And congratulations to him and his new bride and of the soon to be birth of their baby.
Blesings,
Sue

Melissa Miller said...

Oh my Gloria! :)
You look gorgeous you Great Grandma you!

How proud you all must be of Jacob and I am as well.
I'll pray for Morgan and the new baby boy too.
He will do great.

What a beautiful and sweet Blue baby shower. I just love the cupcake tree. It's so precious!

Have a good week my friend.
~Melissa :)

Jill said...

Happy Blue Monday.

Pass me a cupcake please.

Morgan looks like she is glowing!

prof en retraite said...

Oh Gloria! This is soooo nice of your girls to do this...and I know you must be so proud! Everything looks so delish and your girls are all so pretty! Congrats on teh coming arrival! And...of course...Jacob looks so handsome in his uniform! Have a good week...
Debbie

ann said...

Wel,Gloria,they are doing exactly what we;ve taught them to do.Handle everything theirselves.do for yourself.but sonehow,we feel alittle left out?But they have to learn.
You have every right to be so proud.As i am of Levi.I have 2 more g.sons that will most likely go in soon.Scarey,but proud...Ann

Cynthia said...

Gloria,
You're the best! I just noticed that you and your daughter really look alike. Your both beautiful! Cindy

Joy said...

Congrats to your grandson! My nephew went thru basic training a few years ago at Ft. L. and is now an army ranger serving in Iraq! Good luck with the new baby too. God bless him!

Bellamere Cottage said...

Gloria!

How very dear of you to remember me from RMS.....that was quite awhile ago! I like this so much better. Some of the criticism to folks on RMS really got to me. We all have a different style..and it's ALLL good!

I'm so impressed by your grandson! God bless him. I LOVE our troops and appreciate them more than I could ever express.

Wow! A great grandma?? Holy cow! You don't look old enough, my dear.

Have a wonderful day......

Blessings,
Spencer

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Gloria, I am still trying to catch up on the post I missed while I've been gone. Jacob is a very handsome young man. I know you must be proud. I love the family photos. I can't wait to see pictures of the new baby.
Hugs, Terrie