Saturday, 9 February 2008

HAPPY SAD HAPPY & THANK YOU

MY FAVOURITE LITTLE PEOPLE
I actually got some Layouts of the grandchildren done this week.

Lachlan
Chloe


Riley





MORE HEARTACHE FOR MY MOTHER-IN-LAW

Not only has my MIL Dot lost her husband (Nov07) now she has lost her beloved sister Meg. Meg has been suffering Parkinson’s disease for quite a few years and in the last 6-12 months had deteriorated to the extent that her husband could no longer care for her. Meg spent the last couple of months in a nursing home. Meg was a wonderful woman and best friend to my mother in law. We will all miss her. On Tuesday we will be going to her funeral to join in the celebration of her life




YOU MAKE MY DAY AWARD

The lovely Nancy from Fete et Fleur has given me the You Make my Day Award.

~UPDATE ~ THANK YOU ALI

A big thank you to Ali from Miss Ali's for making me a gorgeous new banner.

Ali used photos of my roses and my sheet music finds to create the banner.

Such a sweet thing to do.

86 comments:

Candy :) said...

Such an adorable blog!!!

:)

hoganfe said...

Your grandchildren are so gorgeous!
xo
mary
hoganfe handbags

Counting Your Blessings said...

Those babbas are darling!! I'm sorry about the loss of Meg. You're a good friend on top of being a good daughter-in-law so your MIL will be glad to have you this coming week. Praying... Polly

bluemuf said...

Your scrapbook layouts are wonderful. How sad for your MIL and your family.

Karen

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Your grandchildren are so adorable! I am so sorry to hear about your MIL's sister. Your family will be in my thoughts.
Penny

Tara said...

The grand kiddies are handsome--best to MIL!

Rosemary said...

So sorry for your sad news.
Your grandchildren are so sweet.
Rosemary

michelle said...

Your poor family is really in a rough patch. Hope it gets better soon. Of course you had to scrapbook, with photos like that how could you go wrong?!

COLLS GARDEN said...

Hi Alison, so sorry about losing a loved family member. All my sympathies. Thank God for children, they keep us going don't they, especially the grandkids. They all look adorable.
Cheers, Coll :-}

Vintage Tea said...

Some lovely scrapbook layouts, I'm hoping to get Halloween's pictures done over the next few days... yes I'm a bit behind!!!

My thoughts are with you and your MIL.

Victoria

Michelle said...

Love the lay outs! and sorry to hear about the family loss

Sue said...

No matter how long we are prepared for a loss, we are really never prepared, sorry for your loss.
But as Coll said, children can always make your day brighter, they look gorgeous!
Sue

Natasha Burns said...

The grandkiddies are so cute, great job on the layouts!

So sorry for Dot, that is so sad.

Ali did a lovely job on the banner, so glad that odd one I did isn't lurking any more, lol!!

KarenHarveyCox said...

I love your new banner and I love to scrapbook too. Alison we have this lovely place here called Time For Memories. I love it, you sign up and go there anytime between 12PM and 12AM every Friday and use their equipment, eat pizza and homemade desert and scrapbook while you mingle. I wish we lived close by to each other...I would meet you there. I am so sorry to hear about your Mother-in-law's sister.

Alison, I am also having a giveaway for the One Heart One World. Stop by and leave a comment. Have a lovely day. Blessings, Karen

Firefly Hill said...

The grandchildren are adorable! So sorry to hear about your loss...

Annie

Jen r. said...

Your grandchildren are beautiful. I love the tuxedo/saturday night fever picture. It gave me a chuckle.
I am so sorry to hear about your family's losses.
Jen R

love.boxes said...

I'm so sorry that your family has lost someone special. It doesn't really matter how old people are, they leave a big hole in the planet when they go. Big hugs.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

I thought your banner looked different. It's beautiful. Dot was my M-I-L's name too. I am so sorry about her sister. Hope things get better soon. Your pages are gorgeous. What fun!

Vickie said...

Here's prayers for your MIL. I hope she finds peace and comfort. The layouts of the grand kids are sweet. If you stop by and find the right post, I'm having a giveaway if you're interested.

kecia said...

awww, sorry to hear about your MIL losing her dear Meg - so sad for her.

i do like your new banner!
xoxo kEcIa

Bristol said...

Love the banner. sorry to hear there was mor eheartache for your family, my thoughts are with you.
the grandkids are looking cute~~~
Bristol

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Allison, the photos of your granchildren are wonderful.

So sorry to hear of the loss. Parkinson's is a dreadful disease. My hubber's best friend was DX'd with it this year. Only 54. Too young.

Blessings to you and your family,
Becky

Kerryanne English said...

Hi Alison,
Sorry to hear you have had another family loss. All the best for what will be a sad and difficult week.

Your scrapbook layouts are lovely.
Hugs,
Kerryanne

Mermaid Queen said...

So sorry for your loss. Your banner is beautiful. It caught my eye right away. ~Martha

She'sSewPretty said...

Oh alison, I am so sorry for your family's loss. Thank you so much for your sweet comments to me this past week. Bless you, my friend!

Gail McCormack said...

So sorry to hear of another loss for your MIL, she's lucky to have such a supportive DIL as you Alison. On a happier note your grandchildren are adorable, your scrap book layouts show them off perfectly. Ali's banner looks fabulous as expected, she has a very special talent.

Debbie Egizio said...

Your grandbabies are just the cutest! I love that you share their adorable pictures with us. Congratulations on the blog award! Well deserved! I think that you make all of your blog visitors day.

Happy for you about that but I'm also so sorry to hear about your Mother-in-Law's loss. I'm praying for her right now. One of my best friends was diagnosed with parkinsons 7 years ago in her early 30's and it's so painful to see this disease progress. My best to your family through this difficult time.

catieann said...

dear sweet alison
i am so sorry for the loss of your sweet meg. I am sure your mil is very saddened by her sister's death. You are all in my prayers.
IS there maybe a special artical of clothing or jewelry or something of hers you could make into a special gift for your mil?
catie

Lori said...

Alison, i am so sorry for your mother in law that she lost her sister, how sad for her to lose her best friend.

your grand~babies look darling, the layout pages are very cute:)

Lori said...

your new banner is GORGOEUS!!!

Kari & Kijsa said...

Beautiful layout of your grandchildren! lovely!! Sorry to hear about your MIL's sister. Blessings to her and you this week,
kari & kijsa

Thrifty Miss Priss said...

Oh Alison! I love the layouts! Your grandchildren are so lucky to have your recording all these special moments!
I'm so sorry for your Mother In Law.....It's so hard to deal with a loss, especialy two people so close to her..

Jen r. said...
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Jen r. said...

I'll try this again...you're right about the semi-colon thing, but I thought since I was trying to be published, I'd brush up.I don't know what I was thinkning...! ;)
Jen R

NeereAnDear said...

I can't imagine the pain your MIL is going through ... especially these past few months.. I will keep her in my prayers that she gets through this...

As for your grandchilren they are way too cute for words..

Love the scrapbooking and the new banner... nice job Ali

HUGS

JO

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

I'm sorry to hear about your family's losses.
Your grandchildren are beautiful! :)

Fete et Fleur said...

Oh Alison! I am so sorry for your MIL. It is so hard to lose your husband but then your sister too!!My FIL is suffering from a rare formm of the same disease (MSA). It is such a difficult road to walk. She will be in my prayers.

Thank you for the kind words about my shoes. My love for beauty goes into each and everyone I make.

Blessings! Nancy

oldflowers4me said...

oh im so sorry -

VINTAGE GIRL AT HEART said...

So sorry to hear about Meg. I will keep your MIL in my thoughts and prayers.
Lovely Layouts of the grands!!! They are so cute and sweet!!!

BittersweetPunkin said...

Your scrappy pages are adorable...so sorry to hear about the losses in your family.
Blessings,
Robin

Loving Her Beautiful said...

Hello, Alison,
I'm so sorry to hear about your sad news. Nancy and I offer you our prayers for you and all your family.
Your grandchildren are adorable! Such little hams! Enjoy them!
Blessings,
BILL

Glamma Fabulous aka Kelley Smith said...

Doesn't the thought of grandchildren make every day better! Your layouts are wonderful and your dear grandchildren look like loads of fun. sorry for those bumps and potholes in the road...

cindy said...

Your grandkids are beautiful. And I love the layouts! Sorry to hear about your MIL further loss. Bless her heart. Will keep her in my thoughts and prayers.

c

Nora Lee said...

I too scrapbook and love your layouts! So pretty. I'm sorry about your MIL sister.

Sandra

Heartinmyhand said...

Your grandchildren are so cute. So sorry to hear of your sad times. My thought and prayers are with you

cherished*vintage said...

Hi Alison! Gotta say I love your scrap book pages of the grandkids! Too cute!!! My thoughts & prayers are with you and your family - especially your MIL at this time of loss. Take care!
-Karoline

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Angela Louise said...

Hello Alison, it was nice to hear from you as always. Your scrapbook pages look great.
So sorry to hear about Meg. My grandmother fought Parkinson's for ten years and for the first few years it wasn't diagnosed and it was thought it was just her state of mind. She had a wonderful alert mind so it was so sad to see the way she was treated.My thoughts are with anyone who has to watch a love one go through such a terrible thing.
Have a lovely day in your beautiful part of the country,
Angela.

Sugar Bear said...

I'm so sorry to hear of the heartache your mil is facing.

On a lighter note - the layouts look great.

Karla

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Congratulations on your award!

Your grandchildren are darling, I like the scrapbook pages. I do scrapbooking too.

I'm sorry your family has had so much sadness recently.

Katherine

Peta said...

Sorry about your sad news Alison.

Mandii said...

Those Pic's are the best!! Im so sorry to hear your sad new's, plse send your Mother in law a Big Cyber Hug!! Mands

Linda said...

Your grandchildern are so cute and I like the way you did your pages.
Very sorry to learn of your families loss. I know you will be a comfort to your MIL at this sad time. Linda

The Rose Room said...

Your scrapbook pages are wonderful. Done with love! Really sorry about your MIL's loss. Loosing two key people in her life so close together, very sad for her. Take Care, Rachaelxo

Siobhan said...

Hi Alison, I love your scrapbook pages you done with your grandchildren...so cute!

Sorry for your loss, my heart goes out to you and your family. You are in my thoughts.

Siobhan

Wyanne said...

Love your scrapbook layouts. Sorry to hear about your mother in law's losses. That is so hard. My thoughts and prayers are with your family. Love, Wyanne

Deb said...

Congratulatiions on your award.
Lovely scrapbook pages of your grandchildren. I loved the "smiley riley" quote :-}

SweetAnnee said...

Lovely grands.
and I'm SO sorry for
your family loss.
I'll pray for you MIL
to find some peace and joy.

deena

Barbara Jacksier said...

I love your new banner and scrapbook layouts. So sorry to hear of all the heartache. Hang in there.
barbara

Country Wishes said...

Your layouts are lovely, the grandkids are gorgeous!!

My thoughts are with you and you MIL.

XO
Cherrie

Cindy (Junque Art) said...

Alison, I am so sorry to hear about the loss in your family. My thoughts and prayers are with you. Your grandchildren and layouts are precious. Love the banner.

Brook said...

The children are precious in the pretty layouts. I pray light will shine in your MIL's darkness and though disheartened for the moment that she will have bright new days ahead.
Brook

Parisienne Farmgirl said...

Those grandbabes are SO CUTE - I am so behind in my scrapbooking it's sad - but I have taken 900 photos since Amélie was born - so much for the theory of not taking as many of the second child as of the first...

Michelle E. ~ Vintage Pastiche' said...

HI ALISON!

WOW!! LOVE your new blog look and I love the layouts of your Grandbabies! :)

I am sorry to hear about your MIL's loss, I will definitely keep your family in my thoughts and prayers.

Just wanted to say hi and try to catch up a bit. Thank you so much for stopping by my blog even when I was gone.

*muah*
Michelle

Blue House Mom said...

What a pretty blog you have here. Your grandchildren are beautiful. Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving comments. I'll check back here very soon!

Jenn and Jacqui said...

Dear Alison, we are sorry to read of your sadness. Thank you for visiting our blog and Happy Valentines Day to you too :) Jenn and Jacqui

Flea Market Queen said...

Love your layouts Alison!
The kids are so precious.
I'm sorry to hear of your mother-in-laws loss, she is in my prayers!
Priscilla

Sophie Rose Designs said...

I'm so sorry to hear about Dot's sister. I'll be praying for her. Your grandkids are adorable!!
Take care Alison!

*Hugs* Dara

Natasha Burns said...

Hi Alison,
I've come back to wish you a Happy Valentine's Day, though technically it's just over now being after midnight! Hope you had a wonderful day today!

KarenHarveyCox said...

Dear Alison,

Happy Valentine's Day. Blessings, Karen

Linda said...

Valentine Hugs...Linda

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Your new banner is gorgeous. Ali is so talented. I'm so sorry for your MIL. Loss can be a lonesome road. Your grandchildren are gorgeous and I love the simplicity, yet details of your designs.

a pink-bee said...

Such adorable babies. Grandbabies are such a blessing :)
So sorry for the loss in your family. Prayers for your MIL.
crystal :)

BeachysCapeCodCupboard said...

Your grandchildren are gorgeous! And that Smiley Riley just warms my heart! =)

My heart goes out to your family.

I hope you have a beautiful Valentine's Day!

Holly (Nickname) said...

Thanks for the sweet comments on my blog~~ I hope you have a Happy Valentine's Day, too! xxxooo Ruth

Michelle said...

I'm sorry for your family's loss..

Thank you for sharing those beautiful babies! I love the new heading too :)

Michelle

Rose Garden Romantic said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your family's loss! Your grandbabies are darling! What joy they must bring you!
Michelle

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Happy Valentines Day!!
Hugs,
Penny

Christi Snow said...

Your grandkids are all so beautiful Alison! I love those layouts!

Thank you so much for visiting! I will try to post a tutorial for adding buttons tomorrow.

I will be praying for your MIL...
smiles,
Christi

Bejeweled said...

What darling layouts of your sweet grandchildren! And that new banner is wonderful! So sad to hear about your family's losses.

Tracie said...

Hi Alison,

Love the grand-kids so cute!

Sad about your MIL though, I'm sorry to hear that news. Everything seems to strike at once~she's in my prayers.

Congratulations on your Award, that Nancy is one lovely lady, isn't she?

Glad to have found you, I'll light a candle tonight for her and put in some special thoughts.

~Tracie

Katrina Chambers said...

Hi Alison, those little grandkiddies are too cute. I haven't scrapbooked in ages, so I must get on top of that. I so wish that house on my blog was mine!! But could you imagine the cleaning (not to mention all the furniture to fill it)?? Very sorry to hear about your lovely mother-in-law too.

Chat soon
Katrina :)

laura said...

Your post is a real snapshot of life. Such good looking grand babies and such dear people at the other end of the spectrum. My heart is with you. How nice that you can comfort your mother-in-law.

Adeline Country Cottage said...

I'm sorry for your familys loss Alison, truely sad!! God Bless you and your family.

I love the layouts you have done with the images of grand baby's, and I love the new banner, for a min I thought I went to the wrong blog hee hee, and thank-you for your kind words when you visited me today.

Huge hugs
Kirstie.

Karin (creativechaos) said...

They layouts look great! So sorry to hear about your mother-in-law.....Take care!!!!!

Lina said...

So sorry for your family's loss.
The grandchildren are gorgeous as ever, i cannot believe how big Riley is!!! Blessings!