Good Morning to all my bloggy sisters out there!
I accomplished getting my NANCY NOEL print framed and hung this weekend. (used a frame I already had that just "fit" with its rustic look.) This one is of a lovely bovine with a precious little bluebird perched on her ear....titled Bluebell. Both of my grandfathers had cows..one for milking and one for beef...(so I feel like they are a thread woven into the family history of my life tapestry)...but I have always loved the Big Brown eyes and long eyelashes of those large creatures. Every NOEL print I have is a favorite.
Bluebell is right over my computer nook and I feel like she is LOOKING down at me. :-) love to look up and see that big face and the little bird...
I am very unorthodox in my decorating...any who drop by here know it!..I know. But it's for me, and it makes me smile and smile, so I think it may be okay around here. Glad my hubby understands.
I'm sure some of you have heard of Mackenzie-Childs products. I love to LOOK at their stuff, but it's OUT of my budget, so never purchased any...until a couple of weeks ago.
I saw this beautiful blue and white large bowl at the consignment store here in Cedar Rapids and recognized it as MC right away. $5.00 yes ...I grabbed up that bowl!
I brought it home and placed it under the floor birdcage. Love the checkerboard patterns on this company's wares.
I was tickled pink to find this treasure for a price I could afford...so much so I decided to fill the bowl with pink ornaments to match the morning glory pattern. (found the entire pink bunch at Salvation Army store last year for pennies.)
I am so so so thrilled to say my Marine has finished the grueling 6 week course and is graduating today in WV as a United States Marine Assault Climber.
"If any troops were to come up for a beach landing which had a cliff or any sort of compartmentalized terrain that they need to overcome, they would be able to implement the assault climbers and make it to the top to set up lanes for their platoon and or companies to get to the objective in a more timely manner than moving around the obstacle. It is important if there is vertical terrain and the task to move gear in a timely manner -there is a need for Marines who are specialized to move it up. It will be beneficial in places like Afghanistan where you have to move a whole company up the mountain in a swift and efficient manner to out-maneuver the enemy who might not have that capability."
It was painful at times, and freezing at times, and very wet at times, but the group endured. They did what Marines all over the world do. They finish the task given, no matter what! I am proud of Justin and thank God for all our tough and committed military heroes for what they do, and their sacrifices and their "Do or Do Not, There is NO Try" attitude. GOD BLESS THEM!!
And so I say to all stopping by here today, Have a wonderful Monday to start out this week!
and to my Marine I shout out an EXTRA BIG
And to my other three peeps...
And to my awesome man...
BLESSINGS from God above who is in charge of ALL things. HE is always in control and always good, no matter what...
Walk with courage in that thought, and God will give you confidence!!!!