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

October 11, 2010

~Taking a Break~

Hello Girls, I hope all of you had a GREAT weekend...Now I will be taking a Blog break...


As I will be tied up....



My Grand son Jacob at Fort Hood Texas with his 2 sons...The newest one is Issac and he was born Sept 22 and Jeremiah is 15 months old...Jacob been a busy boy in the Army ha ha!! Don't they look sweet all taking a break....



Now next week is also my Blog Birthday...I will be 2 years year just feel like a hundred ha ha!! Any way I hope to be home by that time as I do have something special to give to one of my loyal followers because without you I would not have made it to two...You guys are the best that will come by my silly blog that has no rhyme or reason to it...I never have fitted into a niche yet in blog land...I'm not a decorating blog, a DIY blog,Gardening blog, or a Foodie blog, I just talk about my life and every now and then will toss in an antique or two and give you abit of a history lesson on it...I started this blog mostly for my children and grand children...


And you guys have no idea how surprise I was when I did my very first post 2 years ago and had

27 comments on it...It also opened up a whole new world to me and I have got to meet so many caring and sharing women I have met women that I will be friends with until I die...Just how cool is this wonderful world of blogging...

I have come here on days when I have been down and had health issues so many have just lifted up my spirits, I have seen so much wonderful inspirations in blog land, I have gotten to look inside your homes and yours hearts...
I have cried with you, prayed with you, felted your pain, and even laughed with you and you with me...You guys really are the BEST...It's like you have all became a family to me and just accepted me for who I am. Blog land has no age barrier...


A BIG THANK YOU!! from the moon and back...




This is my youngest Daughter Dawna she is my pride and joy and she will be having surgery this Wednesday and I will be going to Minden, NV to stay and take care of her...And I will not be blogging while I'm there...Family is always first with me and Blogging is my hobby...I have so little time with my family any more and when I'm on vacation or with them I like to spend all my time with just them, like I have always said "Life is like a roll of toilet paper and the closer it gets to the end the faster it goes"

Dawna was here Saturday night and I got to take a picture of her and her grandson Landen James...Too sweet for words...All 3 0f my daughters are now Grandma them selves...God has really blessed me to see this great new generation in my family...

30 years ago I got cervix and uthera cancer and all I asked God was to Please let me live to see my daughters raised and be with them...

15 years ago I got Ovarian Cancer and again I called on God and asked him to Please let me live to see my Grandchildren raised and God heard me once again...Now I'm getting to see all these great grand babies...How great can life be??
And How Blessed can one women get....

Now I have been working on a few things around my house that I will sharing with you when I get home...



Just one of my newest treasure's I found at the swap meet yesterday...Oh this looks so pretty in my kitchen...






And girls speaking of Kitchens, don't forget that Shelia at "Note Songs" will be having her kitchen party on the 13th of course all of you know in Blog land that really means the night of the twelve ha ha!! I hate missing out of this fun party...So girls get those counter's cleaned and shine the sink and join in..and have some fun...



And one last thought they say you are what you eat...will I think I better give up garlic now ha ha!!

I hope all of you have a GREAT week and if you could say a little prayer for my Dawna...

Love ya to the moon and back...See you next week...

Until next time from my mountain to yours,


Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

43 comments:

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

Whoa!!
Gloria, you always crack me up with your humor!! Really, what a sweet post-& darling little babies!! Take care of your family & look forward to seeing your new posts when you are back. :)

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Have a nice blog break. Hope your daughter's surgery goes well. Talk to you when you get back!

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Have a wonderful visit with your family, dear Gloria! I just love seeing the sweet pictures of them all! You will all be in my thoughts and prayers...hugs...Debbie

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Gloria, dropping by to tell you I love you and that I hope that your daughter's surgery goes well. I cried reading this, and I hope and pray that you live to see the Lord Himself return! :-)

Love you. Will see you when you return. I hope to be blogging again by then...

XO,

Sheila :-)

Madeline's Album said...

Gloria, You know I will remember Dawna in my prayers. This post was very heart warming and yes a little comical at the end :). Have a safe trip. See you when you get back. Have a blessed evening.

Gail @ Faithfulness Farm said...

Praying for all....Don't be gone too long :)

Blessings!
Gail

Sue said...

first G, my prayers are going out for dear daughter! The pictures of your family are beyond precious, you are truly blessed sweetie. Have a good time with your family and a nice relaxing break from the computer! Love ya G! xoxoxo

Kat said...

Well Gloria, the feeling is mutual. You are one of the dearest people I've ever "met" and I love you to the moon and back too. You truly are blessed to have such a lovely family. I was hoping that you were coming out to Ft. Hood - that's just a hop and a skip from me. But I'm glad you'll be there for your baby girl, will definitely keep her in my prayers. Hugs, Kat

salmagundi said...

Here's hoping and praying that Dawna does well, and heals fast. Aren't we fortunate to grow old? - I can't believe it myself. I never thought I would be so blessed. Looking forward to your return. Sally

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Ok Gloria,
I am laughing hysterically at that last pic. Oh man, am I going to stop the garlic! hehe.
Your grandbabies are all so gorgeous!
I love each and every pic!
And I am so happy you started blogging and I found you as a friend!
Big Hugs and enjoy your trip!
Cindy

Blondie's Journal said...

I'm going to miss you while you are gone, sweet lady {and Blogland will be a little less funny!}, but I know that family is Number 1 with you. Prayers going out to Dawna!

I love seeing pictures of your family and of course all of your great finds, I love the sugar bowl!

Take care and have a good visit with your family!

XO,
Janie

Melissa Miller said...

OMG!!!! I laughed until I had tears in my eyes. Goodness gracious does it ever look like she has a garlic butt or what? He! I just showed it to Alex and he laughed too.

You are just so kind and wonderful. We all love you. What an awesome and heartfelt post. Thank you for being my friend.

You enjoy your time off okay. I hope all goes well with your daughter's surgery. Keep us posted. Precious, precious boys!

Happy week! ~Melissa :)

PS My dress this year is black with beading and a shawl. Very elegant and classy. I love it! I'll show you all soon.

Deborah said...

Gloria, I will pray for your beautiful daughter and you! You are truly an inspiration and you always make me and probably everyone else who visits with you very happy! Thanks for sharing this. Have a nice week and take good care of your daughter. I hope she is heals fast!
xxoo
Deborah

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Sis...

Just stopping by to say hello! I know that you're about ready to take off to Dawna's...or maybe you have already left. Just thinking about you, sweet friend! You know that I'm praying for Dawna! She is GOOD hands...with her mama taking care of her! wink! You have a wonderful time with your daughter...I'll miss ya, Sis!

Girl, I sooo enjoyed your post! I just loved getting to see the photos of Jacob and those precious babies! That's one of those "sweet memories" photos! Ahhh...and Dawna and Landen...adorable!!! Yes, God is sooo GOOD!!! He certainly has blessed you, my friend! And...I'm praying that He blesses you more and more!!! Hugs and kisses!!!

Can't wait to see all of your goodies and such! OMG...that blue and white transferware tureen is "the cat's meow"!!! I love it!!!

Love ya, Sis...will miss you while your gone!!! Give my best to Dawna and you girls have fun! I know...I know...surgery and recovering ain't much fun...but you know what I mean! Hehe!

Love and prayers,
Chari

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Oh Gloria... What wonderful blessings! Your little grand-grands are soooo cute. Many prayers and blessings to your daughter as she undergoes surgery. She's so lucky to have you to care for her.

Huggies,
Spencer

PAT said...

Praying for Dawna!

I'll miss you and look forward to your return,Gloria.

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Gloria - you always make me giggle! You spread sunshine all over blogland -- thanks for your sweet visit to my kitchen -- Love your new treasure -- those boys are adorable -- all three -- hope your daughter does well -- no matter how old we get...when we're sick or down - Mama knows best!

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

Very touching post, Gloria. Your grandson is handsome and his two little ones are beautiful. Wonderful photo. And I can't believe how big little Landen is getting! And, of course, I will be praying for Dawna. Have a good trip. Godspeed.
Best,
Gloria

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Gloria,
The photo of your grandson with his baby boys is so precious! my goodness the photo just touched my heart!.
I will keep Dawna in my prayers for a healthy recovery...your family is beautiful just like you!
Now for the garlic butt! I'm still laughing...and I'm at work...very funny....
Have a sweet day and I'll be thinking of you while your away taking care of family.
Big hugs, Elizabeth

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

This almost made me cry...I'm so glad that your prayers were answered. I'll be saying a prayer for your Dawna and for your safe travels. Family should come first...we will all be around when you get back!

Marydon said...

G'eve Gloria ~ God is good, He hears our every prayer ... you have been so blessed.

Your kid-lings are just adorable! Makes me want a baby ... to borrow!

Hope your daughter will be fine, be safe travelling & enjoy yourself sweet lady.

Have a beautiful eve ~
TTFN ~ Hugs of love, Marydon

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Gloria,

Have an enjoyable time away and safe travels and look forward to your return.
Love the photos of all your lovely family. I will say a prayer for your daughter, hope the surgery goes well.
The garlic bottom is so funny, I have seen that one before.

Hugs
Carolyn

Liz said...

Hi Gloria! Thank you for coming by and leaving such sweet comments about my kitchen... :) You are such a sweet heart. I will be remembering your sweet Dawna in my prayers tonight.

God bless you!
~Liz

P.S. Congrats on 2 years blogging!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I had to laugh at "Courtney's" statement "you crack me up!" Yeah..well..I think you just cracked all of us up, Gloria.
FUNNY..you am a funny gal!
Have a nice break, my friend. I am totally understanding...totally!!
Hugs and love!
Mona

bj said...

O, I will say a prayer for your baby girl..Take good care and enjoy your time with family.
Love, bj

PEA said...

I will be back to catch up on your posts but right now I just wanted to invite you to my birthday party on my blog...get ready to do the jitterbug:-) xoxo

SmilingSally said...

You pulling back too, Gloria? I know what you mean, girl friend. Blogging takes soo much time.

But FIRST, you must come see what I said about you on my post.

PS You KNOW that I ❤ that blue and white soup tureen.

Debbie said...

Oh Gloria, you brought tears to my eyes..tears of joy on all accounts. Your beautiful family, and then all your trials and tribulations with your health. You are very blessed, and I am so happy for you! Enjoy your break. ANd congrats on two years, not sure if I will be saying that lol...it will be one year in January and I am whipped!

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

That garlic is hilarious!!!

Praying your daughter does well with her surgery! Enjoy your visit with them.

Katherine

xinex said...

I will be saying a prayer for Dawna, Gloria. You have a precious family. Thanks also for praying for my mom and it worked cause she just got out of ICU today and I know she is going to be fine. A 92 year old woman falling from a truck and wounding her head open but not a single fracture. Thanks for that! Take care my friend...Christine

Dawn said...

Just when I know what I want to say in my comment you throw in a doozie of a photo and leave me speechless!
Big hugs to you and the family!
Dawn

Chari at Happy To Design said...

Hi Sis...

Just got your sweet note! So happy to hear from you and that all went well with Dawna's surgery! That's such a relief!!! Now, we just need to get her healed up and recovered! I'll be praying, sweet Sis! Hope that all is going well for you too!

Big hugs and prayers, Sis!

Love ya,
Chari

Tallulah's Antique Closet said...

Great post! And some of the photos were too much made me laugh with cheer. Thank You for sharing.....Julian

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Oh sweet Gloria, you have had your hands full lately, all those beautiful babies and now a surgery in the family too. Girl, if things weren't so crazy around here I would hop on a plane and head out to help you. I will be calling you on Sunday afternoon, will that work? It's been way too long since we;ve chatted..... hugs and hugs ~lynne~

onlymehere said...

Yay, I found a link to you again! I hope you have a great time with your family on this trip. I'm the same way, family first. You're such a fighter and survivor and total inspiration to me. I didn't realize that you'd overcome so much with those cancers. May God keep you around for many, many years to come!
Cindy

victorian parlor II said...

Gloria,

You are such a blessing! I love visiting your blog and reading about your wonderful home and treasures, and all of the funny little things that you post. You are such a dear! I will pray for your daughter Dawna. Looking forward to your return!

Blessings,

Kim

Tootsie said...

hey mom...I have been missing you lots...hoping Dawna is doing okay...and that you are taking care of yourself. If you email me when you get home and are rested...I will phone you. I miss our chats...
say hi to Len for me...and I hope all is going well for everyone! love you mom

I Wonder Wye said...

I could have gone my entire life without seeing THAT moon shot -- thinking about stabbing a fork in my eye now...despite that I love antiques and table setting...congrats on surviving cancer, I have lived with a rare form of cancer since 1984...

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

HI Gloria!
I just saw you had left a note at Mona's blog and I wanted to come over and say hi!!!
Welcome Home dear friend, I hope you had a good trip!
I am on baby hours right now. Sleep 4 hours, wake up again. hehe.
Rest up my friend and sending Big Hugs your way!
Cindy

Shelia said...

HI Gloria! I'm checking in on you! Prayers going up for Dawna and you have a wonderful time with your dear family. Yes, ma'am, our God is good and He does hear and answer our prayers. That little Landon is one little cutie pie!!
Now, here I was all feeling cuddly coo at your wonderful heartfelt post and there you go and be Gloria and throw in a garlic but woman! :) Oh,my goodness! :)
That's a hoot and you're a hoot and I love ya.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Nezzy said...

Oh sweetie, what treasures ya have in your home and with your precious family. Your pictures just tell the story girl!

I just adore your blog and have to say I always leave in tear....laughin' uncontrolled tears that is!! A very happy #2 blog-birthday to you. All your wonderful followers are just the icin' on the cake.

I will continue to pray for your dear sweet daughter and you take care.

God bless you sweet one!!! :o)

Gloria (The Little Red House with the White Porch) said...

Just checking in... I am still thinking good thoughts for Dawna -- hope she is feeling up to par and that your trip is going well. Take care.
Best,
Gloria xxoo

Sandra said...

Oh my gosh,Gloria! How did I miss this post! I was just laughing and then teared up. You are such a special lady! You have such great humor and know how to make us all laugh. Thank you for being such a compassionate person too. I'm so thankful to have found your blog when I first started blogging. You are such a blessing.
Sandra