Monday, August 31, 2015

Hallee is 4 !

A belated birthday post!
Hallee's birthday was June 7th, 
and I didn't finish my blog post about her special day!
(OOPS! bad me). I've been so busy, I have neglected my blog. Traveling, sewing, quilting and just plain life seems to get in the way. I always have good intentions, and then I fall behind.

Hallee is 4 years old.
When she was born she was so tiny, 
the size of a Cabbage Patch Doll;

she was instantly loved by her big sister and brother;

she's very curious;

she's a girl of many faces;

she's quite a character;

she has many expressions;

but some of her faces aren't so happy;

she's a busy bee, so it can be hard to catch her looking at the camera;

she is adorable;

and she can be such a happy girl;

she can be shy;

she's a risk taker and she loves her "Poppy;"

she's a sweetheart;

and she loves her Yaya, too!

This Yaya is so blessed by her grandkiddos. Just the other day, Hallee said to me, "Yaya, I love seeing you," as she climbed into my lap! Hallee is a heart melter for sure and I love her so much!

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Seth Turns 2 !

Our youngest grandson, Seth, aka Sethers, Sethie, Doodle 
turned 2 on June 3rd. 
Once again we find ourselves asking the question, 
"Where has the time gone?"

It seems like only yesterday that
 he was such a chubby, cuddly baby;

 he's expressive;

he's sweet;

he loves his Papas (he has two!);

he loves his yaya (aka yayayayayaya!);

he's inquisitive;

he has no fear (just like his dad, the big kid in the helmet!);

he's happy;

 And, he's adventurous! 

So glad he's ours!! 
He makes everything brighter and happier when he is around!

Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Micah is 5 !

Happy birthday Micah!

Our grankiddos are growing up so fast. My son's first son is now 5, too!
The memories of how little he was are so clear. 

Here's a look back at his first 5 years!

Papa and Micah at Papa's fire station

Papa and his boys, Micah and Brody

Two crazy cousins

Silly boy!

Like father like son!

We sure love this boy !!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Our Little Gigi is 8

Gianna Brianne, Gigi, is 8 years old! 
It is so hard to believe how the years have definitely 
flown by right before our eyes. 
Wasn't it just yesterday she was our first and only grandchild.

How we love this sweet, adorable, precious girl, 
to the moon and back!

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Happy Birthday Brody!!

This sweet, little guy, 

Brody Noah Nicholas Bennett 

is another year older. 

He turned 5 years old, yesterday,

pictured here with his sisters, Hallee (left) and Gigi!

We sure love these "crazies" to the moon and back!

Friday, December 19, 2014

Glimpses of Christmas

I love decorating for Christmas. Over the years I've collected quite a few decorations, and many have special meanings! Here's a few "Glimpses of Christmas" around the Pavone home.
These little Christmas trees are probably from the late 50's. They were always on display in my parents house, growing up. My mom gifted them to me in 2002.

This beautiful white Christmas tree was made by one of my mom's best friends, Dot, in the 60's. 
It was always one of my most favorite Christmas decorations so I was thrilled when 
my mom gifted it to me in 2002. Look closely and you will see it is made of all different shapes of macaroni noodles.

Hand drawn cherished Christmas Cards made by my dad, dating back to the first year he made them, 1976-2000, and the last year he made them, 2002. He made them for everyone in my family and my sister's family each year; they are treasured by us all!

I made these stockings for our first Christmas after we were married in 1978. 
They are so big it takes a lot of stuffers to fill them. 

I made this Christmas Tree Advent Calendar for our first Christmas in our first house, 1979.
 Individually wrapped candy canes count the days until Christmas Day. I made many more of these Advent Calendars for friends and family. I also made one for each of my kids' families. Our grankids love putting the candy canes in the calendar pockets.

Another of my first Christmas decorations for our first Christmas in our first house, 1979.

My mom made this Christmas bunny family for us in 1981, the year our daughter, Nicole was born!

My very dear friend, Judie Provansal gave this treasured Christmas tree puzzle to me the year our daughters were in kindergarten together, 1986. Our daughters met taking dance lessons together, starting at age 3, and they are still friends today! Judie was a 5th grade teacher and I watched her daughter Emily during the year of kindergarten. I think of Judie with such love and am reminded how precious life is. Judie went to be with our Lord when my daughter and Emily were 11. Her two daughters, Emily and Nicole have grown into beautiful women of faith.

Another of my mom's cute handmade Christmas creations

 A new "Crazy Eights Table Runner" adorns my dining room table this year. 
(I finished quilting it before Thanksgiving.)

My newest Christmas decoration. For years I had a Santa cookie jar (in which we put doggie cookies not people cookies). The Santa was retired last year since it had a few too many chips.

A favorite of mine!

Merry Christmas!