WELCOME to HAPPY TO BE...This is a blog about my love of Antiques, My family, humor, as humor keeps us laughing and my every Day life...I hope you enjoy your visit...Please leave me a comment to let me know you Came by so I can visit with you Thank You !!...Hugs and Smiles, Gl♥ria

July 21, 2009

~JUST THIS -N- THAT~

Hello Girls, Hope all of you have a great week started, Now as you know last Saturday was Len and mine's 8th Anniversary from when we met...and I am so lucky because he also always gets me a Present for that day....You see we got Married on Christmas Day 2005 in Las Vegas so we really celebrate the Summer we met!! Too many things going on at Christmas to celebrate at that time....Now this what Len got me...It's an painted glass window....it's by Alphonse Mucha who was a very famous Paris painter ...Mucha did all the posters for Actress Sarah Bernhardt from 1890-1910...Now this came from a collector home in San Francisco it is believe to be ca.1910...It is one of the Four Seasons that Mucha did...I just love the gold leaf frame on it is it not a beauty....It's called Butterfly Summer...Have not a clue where I will hang it yet...But I am sure I will find a perfect spot for it ha ha!! Thanks Len you did Great again...Len always buys me Antiques..

Now would you like to see my BUST enlargement ???


Now this is my new Bust I just got from Second Sunday...its a sweet little boy one


Now this is still my all time favorite one that Len got me at Christmas time....This is an antique one...



Piano bust I also got from Second Sunday.....The girl, love the way she is holding her ears and you ask why....


Well here why you see her boy friend is blowing his horn to loud for her...ha ha!!


I also got this Bust from Second Sunday last time I went...You think I have a thing for bust's Girl's


Another Second Sunday find...


Just a couple on my coffee table hey these things travel in pair here...

Now this will be my last post until after Aug the 5th as you see I am going to Texas on the 27th....My Daughter Gina and I will Decorating and attending her Son Joshua and Heather's Wedding on Aug first, and all of Gina's Children will be apart of the wedding and also the first time my Gina will get to see all 3 of her kids at the same time in about 10 years...Plus all her Grand babies...She is so excited as I am for her...I know how hard it can be to try and get the whole family together when we are scattered throughout the states...You see her oldest son lives in Calif with his wife and daughter and she See's him every month...Josh lives in Texas with Heather and his daughter Kyra, and Alison lives in Chicago with her Son Lucas....

Now as for me I am taking my really BIG PURSE to bring back a few things I just have to have...Like I want Moose

Oh and I can't wait to get my old arms around this sweet little Kyra...I have been saving a Zillion kisses to give to this sweet baby...Ooooh girls I can almost smell her sweetness...I just got her wedding dress which is white with a big red sash and she got red Dorothy shoes to wear with it...how cute is she going to be...Oh and her part in the wedding is that of the daughter of the Bride and Groom ha ha!! And to just look cute !!!


This is Alison my 23 year ago Grand daughter and her son Lucas...he'll be 4 in November...wished these photos were bigger...but hey I stole them off her face book ha ha!!

Now Lucas I did get to see when he was 5 months old...He is going to be the ring bearer..can't wait to see him in his little tux...

Now here is Yazzy who is 5 months old and Gina....I have never met this Baby yet either....Her daddy (grandson Bobby) is the best man at his brother's wedding...

Now while I am there I will be celebrating my Birthday ...how do you like my cake girls ha ha!!! I will be missing all of you while I am gone....But can't hardly wait to see my grand kids and Great grand babies...Len gave me this trip for my Birthday...he can't go as he has to stay home with his dog that will be 17 years old also on my Birthday...hey me and the dog share the day ha ha!!
Also josh told me there is a Hobby Lobby about a block away from his house...So I know I will need that BIG purse...I have both my camera's ready and even bought more memory cards for them...Oh Yes I love to take pictures...I will be over to visit with all of you before I leave....May you all have a great time while I'm gone...And Please don't forget me....Love ya guys.

Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria


I've learned.... That when your newly born grandchild holds your little finger in his little fist, that you're hooked for life. Andy Rooney ( 60 minutes)


90 comments:

Tootsie said...

damn girl...Your house is beautiful....But that baby is the most beautiful thing in this post!!! I hope you remember to give her a big old hug and huge kiss for me!!!
I will miss you. I have a gift for your birthday that I still need to send. Is Len staying home to receive it or shall I wait to hear that it is safe to send from you?

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Gloria, your grandbabies are so adorable! Your hubs has fabulous taste, such a wonderful and beautiful gift! And LOL @ Bust enlargement. You nut!

Sounds like you are going to have loads of fun in Texas! I am soooo jealous about Hobby Lobby! There was one only 1/4 mile from my home and another near my Son's school. I went to both quite often! Have a great time! Can't wait to see wedding photos!

Have a lovely and safe trip!

Tina

Lynn said...

As IF you could be forgotten!!!
Have a wonderful time!
Be sure to show us many pictures when you return!

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Gloria,

What a beautiful post.
I love the window you got for an Anniversary present ~ lovely and all the busts.
Also your family are beautiful and how proud you must be of them all.
Have a wonderful and safe trip away and we look forward to seeing you on your return.

Hugs
Carolyn

tardevil said...

That Len is a keeper! I wonder if he could give my husband lessons on buying me gifts? He gave me a golf club once, and a cushion for a bike seat. UGH! He only thinks about sports. Love that shelf you have with the plates and busts. Len must love having so many busts around the house! HA, HA! Have a wonderful birthday and time at the wedding seeing all of your family! Be safe!

Dawn said...

Oh Gloria, that's so sweet to celebrate in the summer when you met. What a beautiful gift. Enjoy your trip. Your family is precious!
Dawn

mbkatc230 said...

Gloria, first off, that window is gorgeous! Can't wait to see where it lands. And the little boy playing the sax - too precious. Cait would love that one (probably not so much the girl holding her ears haha) I'm so happy that you finally get to meet all these new babies and spend some family time with everyone. And I'm so happy that Texas gets to host Miss Gloria! I hope you have a wonderful trip (don't bring your guitar haha) and a beautiful time with your family. Glad you're prepared to take lots and lots of pictures. And bring plenty of water, girl it's been HOT here. I wish I had an excuse to run up to Denton and see Cait, cause I would mosey on over to the big D to see you too! But she will be here as we have family coming in from the 3rd til the 11th, so DH probably wouldn't believe that I had to run a care package up to her haha. Have a wonderful time dear, can't wait to hear all of your stories. Hugs, Kathy

Justine said...

Ooh gloria, I am sooooooooooooooo excited for you and your trip to TX! You didn't mention how long you'll be staying. I hope for a while so you can soak up all those baby smells!
I have to say, your family produces some gorgeous kids! Ooh, it's going to be fun reading your posts when you get back!

Justine :o )

Madeline's Album said...

What a lovely gift your husband got you. Sounds like you are going to have one great trip. Enjoy all those grandkids and great grandkids. Have a safe trip. See you when you get back. Your bust collection was very nice. Have a great day. Madeline

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Hello Gloria! You have a wonderful time with all your family in Texas! I know you will have a wonderful time! Can't wait to see all the pictures you will take.
Hugs~Patti

prof en retraite said...

Hi Gloria!! I love your new stained glass window...so frenchy! And of course, I love the busts! You have a wonderful time at the wedding! It sounds like you are going to be doing a lot of baby-holding while you are there...such cuties! Be sure to take lots of pics to share with us when you get back...especially little Miss Kyra in her dress! Have loads of fun!!...hugs...Debbie

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Girl... you brought tears to my eyes with this post.. those babies are absolutely adorable..I know you can hardly wait to get your hands on them and give them tons of kisses... what beautiful gifts Len gave you.. what a sweetie.. now.. you need to tell me how you keep your text print large and the side print small.... girl .. I "think" I finally got the picture thing down.. but as you can see I'm still struggling with the other...I'm sure you're busy trying to decide what to pack and many other things.. you know you'll be missed.. charge the batteries and take "tons" of pics for me.... hugs ~lynne~

"Blossom" said...

You will cry your eyes out when you see them little ones; And on the way home you will do some more crying. Have a wonderful trip and we'll see you when you get back.
Have a safe one.
blossom

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Gloria! When is your birthday??? Mine is coming up Friday! Is yours on Friday??? Happy, Happy Birthday to you! Love your stained glass and your busts. LOL!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Donna Marie said...

Gloria!!!! I love your stained glass!!! Len is the man!!!! Your family is soooo beautiful! Have a great trip to Texas! You will be missed!

PS... I will send you my tips on photography and I will most certainly be posting a little of my genealogy here and there! :)

BIG HUGS!

xoxoxoxox
Donna Marie

marty39 said...

Gloria, your butterfly window is just gorgeous. I love it. I am so thrilled for you to get to see everyone. What a great trip. I know you will be in heaven. Have the best time ever. Hugs, Marty

squawmama said...

Hey girfriend... you have a GREAT time in Texas... What a birthday present for you... all your babies and a wedding too... We'll be expecting a ton of pictures when you get back. Have FUN!!!

Love YA
(((HUGS)))
Donna

♪♪♫♪ Happy Birhtday Girlfriend ♫♫♪♫

Pug1 said...

Nice gift from hubby! Your grandchildren are beautiful! CHEERS! Michele

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Happy happy travels, Gloria!!

And a big Happy Birthday, too. I'm having my b'day, Saturday!

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Oh Gloria we could never forget you! Your posts always make me smile and we will miss you but how fun that you will be able to spend some time with your family in hot,humid Texas!!!

Happy early Birthday wishes- what day is it?

Love your bust enlargement!

We will be gone for a week also as we finally got that house sold in NM- just hope I can hop around with these crutches and get the rest of the household packed!

You have a wonderful trip and take lots of pictures!

blessings
mary

sue said...

Gloria what fabulous birthday presents from your honey!! The window is a treasure but the real treasures are gonna be the hugs and kisses and faces of your family!! Little sweet Kyra and all the babies, oh how much fun you will have! I'm so happy for ya sweetie! Have a WONDERFUL FABULOUS TIME!!!! Love ya G, and COME BACK TO US SOON!!! xoxoxo

Sharing with Sherri said...

Hi Gloria,

I really appreciated your message today. Your strength through you ordeal with cancer and your full recovery gave me reassurance that things will also be fine for my sister too...Thank you so much!

Now about this post! Your photos are wonderful! Love all your pretties you have for your home, but your photos of your family warmed my heart soooo much!! What adorable babies!!! I can just imagine how anxious you are to get them in your arms!! Lucky you!!

Have a wonderful visit with your family, and I think you had better take a big extra suitcase instead of a big purse for when you go to Hobby Lobby, because if you've never been to one before you're gonna LOVE it. I sure wish we had them here in Cali!!!

Take care my sweet friend,
hugs, Sherri:)

Picket said...

Hey You!!! That Len is getting ood at picking out presents! lol I know you will be in heaven with all your family around you...and what a great way to celebrate your birthday and make every minute count girl...the time will slip away all to soon....love you so sis you take care! ~♥~

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

Awesome pictures Gloria! You're going to be squealing so much when you see all your grands & great-grands - bet you get laryngitis!

Baby Moose is too precious! He can come live with me & the 4 paws gang anytime!

Have a great trip & take LOTS of pictures! ☺ Diane

Diane @ Four Paws and Co said...

ps can you take pictures in Hobby Lobby too? If I can go shopping there, then I could at least see what you're shopping for!

salmagundi said...

You are going to have so much fun!! Can hardly wait to get a report and see what you bring home in that big, old purse. That old lady lighting her cigarette from her birthday candle made me laugh!! Have a great trip. Sally

Tootsie said...

it was so good to hear your voice today...makes me miss you more now that you are running off to that wedding and beautiful baby!!! I hope one day we will be able to junk or swap meet together!!!
Have a wonderful trip mom...happy birthday while you are away!

Really Rainey said...

Oh Girl! Sounds like you are going to have so much fun! I'm so happy for you... I could "Feel" your excitement through your post! I can't wait to hear all about it!
Have a wonderful trip!
I hope you have a fun rest of the week!
~Really Rainey~

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Oh sweet pea... thanks so much for telling me what to do...I'll try that and see what happens..I'm getting a package ready to ship your way and I hope it gets there before you leave....just a little something for your birthday darling... if you are gone will Len be there to except it??? Oh I know you are soooo excited about seeing those babies.... gonna scoot for now...hugs ~lynne~

marty39 said...

Gloria thank you so much for always stopping by and leaving such kind and gracious comments. I always look forward to your visits. Thanks again. Hugs, Marty

bj said...

Oh, you are in for the time of your life. Getting together with all these loved ones AND having a trip to HOBBY LOBBY, too! Wow..just doesn't get much better than that. Your family is just beautiful...every one of them. How sweet of Len to give you this glorious trip for his Gloria.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, sister friend...and have fun on the trip.
Can't wait to see what you get at HL...
xo bj

Shari @ My Cottage of Bliss said...

Wonderful post! Gloria, I hope you have just the best birthday EVER and I KNOW you will enjoy your trip and time with your precious family. :)

Sue said...

Happy Birthday to the best "Boob" in Blogland!! Love ya, girl. Enjoy your trip to TX and your visit with the family. And don't let me catch you with a ciggy in the mouth, ever! LOL hugs, Sue
P.S. Len did REAL good with that painted window!

Cindy said...

Hi Gloria,
I am so in love with those darling little grandbabies of yours~ They are both just adorable~ I just love what Len got you, it's so beautiful and the bust enlargements (hehe) are so fun! I love the boy one ,he's so cute~ Oh, have so much fun on your trip and how could we ever forget you! Your the funnest blog around! hugs, Cindy

Cindy said...

Oh, yes and Happy Birthday to a wonderful friend! Hugs again, Cindy

Jessica said...

Morning G~

Are you making a pit stop in Houston? Wouldn't that be super fun? Oh, I can't wait to hear about your trip it will be so great and to see all your babies.....even better. I know you will have a blast! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

Big hugs~ J

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Oh Gloria I love the shelve cabinet hanging on you r wall,so pretty !

Chari said...

Mornin' Sis...

Ohhhh...your honey did good, Sis! Realllll good! I love your painted glass window...it's gorgeous!!! I have seen Alphonse Mucha's art of Sarah Bernhardt and have always admired it...I just love his style! Would you call this style Art Nouveau? Anyway, I just love your pretty summer lady...the colors are brilliant...soooo beautiful! Can't wait to see where she finds a home!!!

Ohhh...and I love, love, LOVE your new little boy bust!!! Of course you know that I have a thing for busts...I just love all of your pretty busts!!! Oooh, that's sounds funny, huh??? Hehe!!! I just adore that tiny little bust that you put under your crown...she's soooo pretty and it looks fabulous with the crown! Such a beautiful vignette!!!

Sis...I'm just soooo happy for you! Your trip to Texas is going to be so much fun!!! I just know Gina's elated to be able to have all of her children and grandchildren all together! That's why I was so excited about going to Texas last month...you're right, after they all get grown and have families of their own...it's really difficult to get them all together!!!

Sis...you know that photo of Kyra may be my favorite!!! I know that you're going to have a zillion kisses for that precious little angel when you finally get to see her...but you must give her one more just for me!!! I feel like she is a bit mine too...after all the prayers that went up for her! Please give Josh and Heather my Congrats on their wedding...I'm sending my very best wishes and prayers for them!!! Ohhh Girl, the little dress that you got for Kyra sounds just precious...I mean...little red shoes? Too cute! You'll have to take lots of photos...I wanna see!!! Hehe!

Ohhh...your little Yazzy is just a doll too! And look at all of that beautiful dark hair on that baby girl!!! Well...I just know that you're going to be one happy Grandma and Great-grandma in just a few days, Sweetie!!! I just can't wait to get you back home from your Texas trip...I'm missing you already and you haven't even left yet! Awwwww... Well I will talk to you before you leave Sis!

Hey...thanks a bunch for enlightening me on my new "thingy's"! Hehe! For the life of me, I couldn't figure out what they were used for! You're such a smart lady!!! Now that you've let me know what they are...it makes sence! I can see how great they would be for produce! Can't believe that your friend has hers for sale for $145...eeeks!!! And I have two of them! I really liked them because they fold up...so you can make them different shapes and sizes...thought that was cool! Well now I know...thank you!!!

Sis...have a great day and I'll talk with you later!!!

Love ya,
Chari

Chari said...

Ohhhh...and Sis, Happy, Happy Birthday!!! What a fabulous birthday present...getting to spend cherished time with your kiddos!!! It just doesn't get any better than that, Sweetie!!!

Soooo...what do you want for your birthday???

Sending you my very best and heartfelt wishes for the happiest birthday ever....Happy Birthday Sis!!! You know that I love you!!!

Chari

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Gloria, you have done a fabulous job of training that husband of yours! That gift is absolutely gorgeous! Love your bust enlargments! You are too funny! Have a wonderful trip and take lots of pictures to post when you get back. How wonderful to have the whole family together and all those little babies to hold and love on! laurie

Sue said...

Tag, you're it, Gloria! Stop by my blog when you get back from TX. I hope you'll play and let us know you even better.... hugs, Sue

http://sullivanandmurphy.blogspot.com/2009/07/tagged-to-share.html

ann said...

well,well,you're coming to my state,huh?i just thought i'd drop by and see you.good thing i did.you'll be gone soon.
enjoy those babies little and big.have a wonderful time...Ann

The Stylish House said...

Gloria,
Have a wonderful time visiting your loved ones! Len sounds like a keeper and he has wonderful taste too. I love that stained glass piece he bought you, beautiful colors.
Cathy

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I think you are the queen of busts! LOL! They are all pretty!

Have a happy birthday, and fun with all the other excitement going on in your family with the darling babies, the wedding, etc!

Katherine

Liz said...

Oh Gloria give those babies a big hug for us! Have a safe trip. We'll be here when you get back. :)

~Liz

tee hee... bust enlargement... giggle.

carolinajewel said...

Will miss you!!!! Love your babies! Have a great time. :D Jewel

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

My sweet friend, I have missed you. Your blog is gorgeous! Those babies are equally beautiful...what a family you have!
Are you and I lucky or what?!
Hugs...

Michelle@Fromhousetohome said...

You are cracking me up, love your bust enlargement! The painted window is a great gift. Enjoy all the cuteness, babies, puppies, you are killing me with all the sweetness!!
~Michelle

Bill said...

Hi Gloria,
Just stopping by to wish you a pleasant trip to Texas. Loved seeing all your babies, the real ones and the ones captured in sculptural art! Sounds like you picked the right hubby ... he's knows what you like! We know HE did well when he found YOU ... lucky guy!

Looking forward to seeing pictures from your trip ....

Warmest regards,
Bill

Melissa Miller said...

~WOOHOO!!!! ~Happy Birthday!!!
I know it's not until the 30th
I just couldn't wait to say it!

~WOW! Love your new stained glass window. That is one gorgeous piece. All of the colors and details are amazing.

You have the most fantastic and blessed trip ever okay! Can't wait to hear all the cool stories.

Be safe. ~Enjoy!
Love ya my friend, ~Melissa :)

Rebecca said...

Have a wonderful trip Ms. G! We'll all be missin' you and here waiting when you get back!

Love to you. Be safe...and find treasures!

xoRebecca

Fifi Flowers said...

Oooooh I want that little dog! TOO cute! ENJOY your weekend! Fifi

lilsista said...

I don't know how I missed this post...I'm so sorry that I didn't wish you well BEFORE you left... I'm so happy for you that you get to surround yourself with all these beautiful little babies!!! :0) I hope you enjoy your birthday and that it is super special for you!! Come home soon mom! Bye!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Oh sweetie.. I love popping in and visiting.. hope you're enjoying your evening... any big plans for the w/k? Our temperatures are perfect, so.. you know I might have to go fishing...lol... just wanted to pop over and say hello... love ya girl..
hugs ~lynne~

xinex said...

Oh what a fun holiday you are going to have, Gloria. I love weddings especially because you see everybody there. Your great grandkids are all so precious and you get to hug them pretty soon. Lucky you! Have a lot of fun, Gloria! I love Len's presents to you. He has a good taste, of course just picking you was already one proof...Christine

Fieldstone said...

I love every single one of those busts and all of the other antiques that crept into your photos. Your Len has outdone himself with birthday gifts. Thank you, Gloria, for so generously sharing your home and your family! What beautiful treasures you've surrounded your life with. Happy Birthday! Fieldstone/Pam

sue said...

Thanks sweetie!!! I thought you had already left, but I see its not til the 27th. You are a good wife to cook all Lens meals for him so he can eat right while you are gone, he is one lucky man!! Butch would be going to the local pizzeria every night! Have a wonderful trip G, kiss those sweet babies for me too!! Love ya!! xoxoxo

Bill said...

Thank you for the sweet comments, Gloria. You're the best!!!
Hugs and smiles to you as well!
Bill

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Oh sweetie.. I hope you'll be ok flying.. I haven't flown in a few years.. my Catie does it all the time...just keep thinking about seeing those darling babies and you'll do fine.. I'll be saying extra prayers for you to be able to relax and enjoy the flight.
Now.. darling it isn't alot.. but when I saw it I thought you might enjoy it.. I did it because I wanted too!!!! So... when it comes..sit back and enjoy ok????? I love ya girl.. and that's what you do for people you love.... I sure hope you're not cooking yourself into a frenzy.... don't get yourself down....hugs ~lynne~

SmilingSally said...

How could any of us forget you, Gloria? You just have a great old time at that Texas wedding and take lots of pictures so you can tell us all about it.

Your Len is a sweetie to buy you special things and to love his old dog.

And ... HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

kiakai / Kelly said...

Hey Gloria, Congrats to you. 8 years since you met. I married a Lenny in 2006, when I was 50. The man of my dreams. "See" you when you get back. Your great grandbaby is adorable! Well, all of them are.
Kelly

Bellamere Cottage said...

Hi Gloria...

Happy Anniversary...good idea, celebrating in the summertime. What a great gift...beautifullll. The pictures of your babies are darling, but the lady lighting her ciggie off of the birthday candles? Priceless...

Have a wonderful trip sweetie.

Blessings and hugs,
Spencer

Chrissy said...

Oh my gosh,too many things to comment on...but that face Yazzy!!! she is just too cute!!! Have a wonderful time in Texas...and make sure you do some shopping!! Talk to you later,x00x0xx0

Tootsie said...

hey mom...I am missing you tonnes already! I can't wait till you get home. I hope Len can survive the trip!!! lol
travel safe girl...some of us need you!

Piney Rose said...

Love the babies, especially Luke's hair!

Linda said...

Hey Gloria,
Thanks for dropping in my blog. I want to see you get a bench like mine in that big purse and back with you on the plane, LOL!!! Safe travels, enjoy, blessings to the wedding couple, have fun and also Happy Birthday my fellow Leo gal.
I will look forward to hearing about it all and seeing what you bring home.
Hugs, Linda Q

Connie said...

Hey Gloria,
What a gorgeous baby !!! She is going to be a beauty when she grows up. Though, I love them babies 'cause it's for such a short time.
You crack me up and I am still laughing.
You took your daughter's picture off the computer........ how clever. Will have to think about that one as my daughter is there, too .
So glad you are going to be with your family and the time will go by so fast...enjoy !!!
Thanks so much for stopping by. I really appreciate it. Now you get going and have a super times. Hugs to you, Connie

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Oh Gloria!
Your home is just beautiful and that baby girl is going to look precious in her white dress with the red sash. I can smell her baby breath. Aren't grandbabies just wonderful? I expect lots of pics when you get back. Oh and that Hubby of yours, he's a keeper. Love the beautiful glass window. How gorgeous. It is exquisite. Love the busts. Are they not beautiful? Each one so intriquite and so different than the other. Beautiful. Have a great trip. Hobby Lobby around the corner, forget the wedding get over to the Hobby Lobby and start clicking girl. We want to see. Country Hugs my Friend. Love, Sherry

mbkatc230 said...

Good morning! Just wanted to pop in and wish you a safe trip and an early Welcome to Texas! Hugs, Kathy

Our really empty nest said...

I am so happy for you what a sweet husband to give you such a gift! Thanks so much for stopping by and have the time of your life with all those sweet adorable great grand babies!! Cant wait to see allll the pics!! Sue

Cindy said...

Hi Gloria,
I hope your kicking up your heels and having a wonderful time in Texas! Hugs, Cindy

Frugal Fine Living said...

I enjoyed seeing your finds. The family photos were a real treat. Have a wonderful time with the wedding festivities!

Jane

Miss Britt said...

what BEAUTIFUL babies!!!

LV said...

What a beautiful and interesting post. Your "Len" did good on the stained glass window. I do not have one, but still think they are so pretty. You also have a nice family. I am glad you had time to visit my post.

bj said...

Woo Hooness..bet you are on your way to my LONE STAR state this morning.
Have a big, ole Texas fun time!!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Wow - nice anniversary gift! Have a great trip and enjoy the time with your family. Sounds like a fun trip.
Glenda

Marsha's Mpressions said...

Gloria, first of all Happy Anniversary to you! May you have many more!!! Next, thanks so much for your kind comment on my blog and wishing my SIL well. I appreciate it! And last but not least so glad to have you join us on the journey!!

Jessica said...

Come on you little Texas diva~ Oh, I wish we could meet! I hope you have a GREAT time and I'll miss you a BUNCH!

Hugs~ J

Betty said...

I hope you have a great time and I think that may be a given. Two beautiful birthday gifts from Len, it sounds like he is a keeper.

Chari said...

Hi Sis...

Well you just left for Texas today and I'm already missing you! Just thinking about you and wondering how the plane trip went!

I bet you're already kissin' that precious little Kyra all up and all those other grandbabies too! I'm so happy for you Sweetie!!!

Just droppin in...thinking about you tonight!!!

Love ya Sis,
Chari

prof en retraite said...

Hi Gloria! You are visiting with your family right now! How fun is that!! Can't wait to see the new pics and hear about your trip!...hugs...Debbie

ksarra said...

Hi Gloria, hope you are having a great time on your vacation, enjoying those you love. We miss you!

Picket said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU...HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU...HAPPY BIRTHDAY SWEET GLORIA...I LOVE YOU SO GIRL AND HOPE YOU ARE HAVING A GLORIOUS TIME WITH THE FAMILY AND THAT THIS IS THE BEST BIRTHDAY FOR YOU SO FAR AND MANY MANY MORE TO COME FILLED WITH MUCH LOVE AND JOY...H.A.P.P.Y B.I.R.T.H.D.A.Y. T.O. Y......OOOOO...UUUUU!!!!!

I love you so sweet Gloria and I thank God for you and your precious friendship....have a great day birthday girl!!!! ~♥~

Sandra~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Hi Gloria, First I want to say Happy Birthday ahead of time and here's hoping its the best yet ever. You know we're going to miss you, but Just knowing you are going to have a ball seeing all your beautiful family is wonderful!! Those babies are adorable!!

Have a Safe trip and take care of yourself. See ya soon-

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Gloria, I'm back from out of town, but I want to wish you once more a very Happy Birthday! Hope you got lots and lots of wonderful shiny objects!

xo,

Sheila :-)

The Muse said...

may the days be glorious...
may your family make memories!
and may you all celebrate in a style that completely ...
Makes You Happy To Be You!

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

Happy Birthday ! And enjoy yourself lots with your big family and friends.

Rue said...

Happy Birthday Gloria! May you have 100 more... you know I'm kidding! LOL I know you're not a day over 30 ;)

love you and have a great trip!
rue

santamaker said...

Hey Gloria! I hope you're having a wonderful vacation! Your Len sounds like my sweet hubby. He always remembers the anniversary of our first date! What a treasure that stained glass piece is, I know it will be fab where ever you decide to place it.
That little baby is just adorable, can't wait to have a little one like that some day.
Oh and now let's talk about Moose! Whose little yorkie is he? I just looooove the name!

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Hi darling, WELCOME HOME!!! You've been so missed.. I know you had a wonderful time with family. I hope you're all rested up. Just wanted to pop in and say hello...lots and lots of hugs and love.... lynne