Friday, May 6, 2011

~Two Sweet Days~ Pink Saturday And Mothers Day

Welcome to Pink Saturday and A Happy Mothers Day to all you Mama's! To make our Pink Saturday rounds of luscious blogs celebrating these two special events, just go to Beverly's and there you can roam to your hearts content! Just scroll down to where all the little buttons/links are. Thank you, Beverly, for being hostess to our favorite event!

These days have been full haven't they? Pink Saturday is to be a fun day with no heavy troubling drama, but we can't forget those who have lost so much in the wake of horrendous tornados and now massive, crippling floods. They need our support in any way we can give and they need our prayers to stay strong. I have been happy to hear that the Red Cross and the people in the area that were not affected by the tornado have come out strong with everything from water to p.j.'s.

Our daughter is in an area that is not getting much attention, but the flooding is great. They are by Lake Champlain on the NY side....they are elevated so flood is not a threat. I know the area from visits and she has sent pictures and it is so hard to believe the lake came ashore and has surrounded houses, businesses and ruined so many lives and that it has gone so far beyond the lake. The Chazy River and the Great Chazy River like the lake, are at flood stages not seen for many years.

She did have her own unexpected emergency, tho.... they woke up one morning to find their sump pump had failed and several feet of water in their basement ruining all that was stored down there plus washer and dryer, hot water heater and I don't know about their furnace.....the basement was a horrible mess to clean up, so can you imagine if it were your whole house.....I would not know where to begin! And, it is still raining there!!

And Hurrah to our Navy Seals for taking out the monster...Thank You! Thank You! I can not imagine what it must have been like to face such enormous danger, but I thank you for your devotion to this country and the enormous sacrifices you make as well as all the training that pushes one beyond all limits. You are my heroes! May God bless each and every one of you as well as all our servicemen and women and keep you safe!!

My loving Mom and her parents, my beloved Grandpa and Granna....They have all been gone many years, but will always live in my heart and put a smile on my face! Happy Mothers Day, Mama!

Isn't this egg adorable. This was a Christmas present from my oldest granddaughter, Adrianna. This is one of my favorite treasures and I just wanted to share it...yes,it is a real egg.

And a bit of pink in a little arrangement on a shabby shelf....the old glasses? Well they were salesman samples and came from Grandfathers office. He was an eye, ear and nose specialist. They, too, are a real treasure and I will write more, why, on another post.

God Bless and have a wonderful happy and safe weekend and week!

26 comments: said...

Happy Pink Mother's Day to you too, Jil!! Beautiful post & love the egg :O)

Cindy Adkins said...

Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Mother's Day to you!!! Oh, my prayers are with the people affected by that terrible storm and tornado and I sure hope your daughter is alright! You have such beautiful treasures here...It is always such a HAPPY place on your blog and I love your "Smiling" song!!!!

mypinkprettiesaboutme said...

Happy Mother's Day to you as well.
It almost feels like it should be Thanksgiving. Prayers for all.



Sarah said...

Happy Mother's Day to you too! I love the pictures of your mother and grandparents!

HaPpY pInK sAtUrDaY!

Loretta said...

Happy Mother's day to you too! Thanks for your kind comment on my blog. I live very far from the tornados and storms. We're getting lots of rain though. It's rained since Oct with hardly any breaks. It really gets to a person, which is why I love blogs like yours which are so pretty and uplifting. HPS!

Ann said...

Enjoyed you coming by my blog today. Lovely picture of your grandparents and Mom. I really like your pinks on your shabby shelf. Happy Mothers Day.

Lynn said...

First of all, that egg is charming. Happy Mother's Day weekend. I grew up just outside Albany, NY and know the area your daughter lives in so well. My grandfather had a cabin cruiser and my mom, grandmother and I lived on it at Schylerville (am sure your daughter knows where this is) yacht basin each summer until I was about 9. Sailing through the locks to get to Lake Champlain was a weekend thrill when my dad and grandfather came up from the city. I did not know this was happening as my parents have passed away and I don't keep in touch with that area all the time. I also know about sump pumps failing, my parents experienced that too in the Spring. I thought it was fun, I was a child and water in our basement was "different". Please know that I pray for all the families effected by natural disasters both in the US just lately, now and countrie around the world. Thank you for sharing all this on your blog. Sorry this is a bit too long. My heart really knows that area of NY so well.

Holly said...

Hi Jill~
Thank you for all the reminders - both of the devastation in the South as well as our victory.
Your pictures are precious - fun memories to have especially for this weekend.
Blessings to you!

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Happy Pink Saturday and a happy and blessed Mothers Day to you too !


Char said...

Hi Jil, yes, it's so sad what is happening to so many. I think lots and lots of prayers are being said this year.
Your grandparents are so lovely. It's that time of year when you can't help but look back at your family and be grateful. Happy Pink Saturday sweetie. I hope you also have a wonderful Mother's Day, Char
I am sorry to hear about the basement, that is terrible and I hope it will turn out to be more of a clean up than a repair. Yikes!

DearHelenHartman said...

Happy Pink Saturday from your newest follower.

mississippi artist said...

Your egg is absolutely beautiful and a work of art. How great to have such a keepsake from your grandfather. I agree it is so sad , all the disasters we have had lately.All we can do most times is pray for these people I wish I could help all of them.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

very sweet post Jil! Happy Mother's Day and Pink Saturday to you. We had a pipe burst in our lower floor Wednesday night. Flooded the man cave, bathroom and my studio. What a nightmare. I cannot imagine a whole house flooding.

Jacalyn @ said...

We sure have been having some awful weather this Spring all around the country! I hope your daughter stays dry! Happy Mother's Day to you!

Happy PS,

fannipauline said...

Hi Jil.

Your blog is very lovely as always. Kym and family are in my prayers as are all the people that have come thru so much this year due to all the "crazy" weather......I love the pictures of your grandparents and your mother....May all the mothers in Blogland have a wonderful Mother's Day.

Hugs, Pauline

Lynne M said...

Happy Pink Saturday Jil
In Scotland I've watched the news reports of the devastation but have to say that for days now there has been no up-dates which is typicals of news reports. What an awful time for everyone.
Beautiful photographs and the egg is stunning.

Melissa said...

I love that egg. So delicate and pretty. The china on your shabby shelf is so sweet. I'd love to know more about the pitcher/jug if there is anything on the bottom. Thank you for stopping by. HPS!

Pat said...

I'm glad your daughter is safe and sound.

Happy Mother's Day!

Carolyn said...

Happy Pink Saturday, And Mother's Day!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Mother's Day Sweetie...
I have been sending up prayers as well for all of the folks affected by these horrible storms that have been playing havoc with so many lives of late. I am so happy to hear that your daughter and her family are okay, and that the basement can be repaired. I will continue to keep her in my prayers sweet one.

Loved your gorgeous egg, what a treasure to have received. I love the little birdies. So precious.

Thank you for sharing today. I so love to pop by and read your writes. You write so elegantly my friend. Happy Mother's Day sweetie. Many hugs and much love, Sherry

Riet said...

What a beautiful post. Happy pink Saturday and happy mothers day

Regina said...

Wonderful post. Happy Mom's Day and Pink Saturday.
Enjoy your weekend.


Marilou of Lulu's Lovlies and Heartful Creations said...

Happy Pink Saturday and Happy Mothers Day Jil wonderful post and treasures! Hugs Marilou

Susan said...

Your egg is so adorable! How sweet of your granddaughter!

Leann said...

Hi Jill

Just popping by to play a little catch-up. First you blog is lovely. I love the music and the images are so serene... Hope that you had a wonderful Mother's Day too. Love the images of your Mum and G-parents - enjoy your memories.


Beverly said...

Happy Pink Saturday, Jil. I hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day. Thank you for sharing your special memories with us.

And, thank you for the reminder that there are many facing extreme hardships. We need to count our blessings.