Thursday, September 4, 2008

Where do I begin????

I have to say that I have missed posting. Disneyland was wonderful! My goddaughter is an absolute joy and full of love and peace and wonder! She truly restores my soul!!!! We had lots of fun. We even upgraded our 2 day park hopper into an annual pass!!!! And we promised that we'd be back lots!!!!! I truly love Disneyland

The day started off ordinary with the 4 of us going for breakfast before a planned day of fun and then I got a phone call that somewhere in my brain I knew was going to come and I'm not being morbid but I just sensed it. I posted about my favorite Aunt in July well I am so glad that I made the effort to go and see her then. We had a simply wonderful day with her which means the world to me!!!!! My brother called to say that she had passed away that morning. I just cried actually sobbed. I then called my cousin to see how she was and to see if she wanted me back in NY. She was sure that it wasn't necessary and that it was more important that I saw her when I did. Needless to say I was sad but carried on and enjoyed Disney. And now I've been flooded with memories of her which are many...... I will share one and that is that she always wore red lipstick and when she kissed you goodbye her lip print was there as proof on your cheek!!! I would give anything for that lip print right now!!!! I think I'll start wearing red lipstick in her memory. She truly was my favorite Aunt!!!!! I will always honor her in my heart!!!! Our wedding anniversary is her birthday and I planned it that way and so on 10/28 I will celebrate and honor her!!!!!!

I did the drive to Anaheim and it was good since my niece will be moving to California in a few months and we plan lots of visits back and forth!!!!! I am looking forward to having her closer !!!!!! Both of my nieces hold my heart and it will be good to connect with her more often. Maybe my homesickness will abate with her being closer! Having my dear friend and goddaughter here was definitely a plus. Making memories was so special and honoring memories is important as well!!!!

I did bring my stitching along but it never made it out of the bag......I have been stitching since our return and here is an update of my most current new start.... It is Trick or Treat fairy by NC done on Crystal Flash 32ct linen by PTPlus . I am enjoying her but need to get back to Cinderella Sampler as well as CdC!!!!

I have also been enjoying the pool and spa!!!!! Luckily we get to enjoy the pool into October as long as we put the solar cover on!!!!! Oh and we got word that my MIL will be visiting soon actually next week for about 6 weeks! I am so looking forward to her visit. She seems to think DH needs her visit but I think I actually need her nurturing as well!!!! And she will have her younger BF with her once again!!!!!

There is so much I want to say but can't think of it all right now or am just not sure how to write it so I'll sleep on it and maybe it will appear in another post......

I am grateful for my Aunt and what she meant in my life.......


  1. I am so sorry about your Aunt. ((((HUGS))))
    Your progress on Trick or Treat looks great.

  2. Juls, I'm truly sorry about your Aunt. Your TOTF looks great and I love your fabric choice! I foolishly brought my stitching to Disney World, and also brought it with me on my Honeymoon. It never saw the light of day! I've decided to stop bringing it with me when I travel. I always have good intentions, but it has yet to make it out of the bag!

  3. I'm so sorry to hear about your aunt, Juls. {{{{{Hugz}}}}}

    Your new start looks great. Love the fabric you stitched on.

  4. I am so sorry to hear of your aunt's passing Juls. Sounds like you have the most wonderful memories of her.
    I can truly appreciate your bond with your nieces. How nice that is for you. Trick or Treat fairy is coming along nicely.

  5. Glad Disneyland was fun for you, but sorry to hear of your sad news. It's funny that you mentioned your aunt always wore red lipstick. My grandma (who is 80) this year, always wears lipstick and often leaves kiss prints on faces.

  6. I am sorry to read about your aunt, this is so sad !
    the fabric you have chosen for TOT is so nice ! just perfect for it !

  7. I'm sad for your Aunt. *hug* My deepest condolences.


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