Friday, November 29, 2013

I'm so very thankful....

I don't often write about my personal life on my blog. I kind of like to keep my little world all to myself. But I can't write about what I'm thankful for without starting with my family. I am blessed beyond my wildest dreams. Each and everyday I wake up with a smile and a heart that is filled with love. I have just about everything a woman could ever want, unless of course you are a women who love shoes. Me, I wouldn't trade my big warm slippers for a pair of high heeled pumps any day of the week.

I have an awesome husband. We were married 2 years ago in a little park near our old home. Our immediate family and friends were there to share our day with us. My little sister became ordained so she could officiate our ceremony. Our mom's were our witnesses. Since both our father's have passed, my sons gave me away. It was wonderful.
Here is a picture of me and my wonderful husband Paul onour wedding day. I love and cherish him and our life together more than I can say.


When I moved a few months ago, I told you that I had a new sewing studio. My hubby just finished my wall to wall, ceiling to floor shelves. They are to die for! I have so much to do, I haven't had to the time to organize my things on them yet. But when I finally have the time to lavish on them, I will be in sewing heaven. Here is an in-progress shot. We just put them up. I am still organizing. I'll give you the money shot once I have everything nicely organized.
Oh...I happy for my shelves, but I'm grateful for my husband Paul. He spoils me rotten and he is an incredible man.


I have a beautiful grand daughter, Brooke. She brings so much love and giggling to my life. How is it that a 2 1/2 year old can turn me upside down and inside out with joy with just her smile. Here she is in her "That's it, Take me to Grandma's!" t-shirt.


I have 2 sons who are all grown up. Jim is married to Ashley. She has such a heart of gold and her smile lights up the room. I can see why Jim adores her. They are so happy and that makes me happy.


Brett is the father of Brookey and Sam is her mom. I always wanted a daughter and now I have 2!

Samantha is an amazing mom and she is a warm and lovely young woman.


My growing family is amazing!


Of course, I cried during grace. I just have way too much to be grateful for this year. I really couldn't ask for anything else.
Paul laughed at me as I cried tears of joy as the door closed yesterday after a day of love and laughter. My heart is happy!

My extended family is big and beautiful. I am one of 7 kids. My mom is truly the best mom that ever was. She taught me that I could do anything with a little imagination. My father, whom I miss more than I can say taught me that with hard work and a tenacious spirit, to never give up to always give my best. Here is my ever-growing family as of last year.


I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving and your Christmas or your respective holiday is joyous.
I am also very thankful to share my work with you!

Thanks for stopping by!

5 comments:

margaret said...

oh yes you have so much to be thankful and happy for, how lovely o read about your happiness.

Bev said...

Oh, I'm so glad you found someone special who treats you like you deserve to be treated! Your family is beautiful! So happy for you! You are a lovely person who is a talented artist. It's such a pleasure to see the beautiful things you create! I still have my pincushion on my desk where I can see it every day! Happy holidays! XO and cheery wave from Bev

MadlenaS said...

Джил, я рада за вашу семью и ваше благодарное отношение к ней! Все-таки семья - это главная ценность человека, которая дает удивительно много в плане любви...

CYNTHIA CRANE said...

Thank you Jill for sharing your lovely family with us! The love and devotion that surrounds you certainly shows in the precious items you create. I can't wait to see what you do with your wonderful new studio!

Susan Hook said...

You brought a tear to my eye reading your blog, you have such a beautiful family and a nice work room that I know that you will love!