Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Three Things From The Three Girls I Love Best

Bet you thought I was talking about my
three sweet little grandgirls, didn't you?
but I also love their Mama and her sister
and my daughter-in-love.
No picture of her as I respect her
right to privacy.
But-believe me-she is a beautiful girl.

I am so blessed to have a loving relationship
with all three girls.  
I KNOW how lucky I am that MamasBoy
married a girl that I love like I love
my daughters.
That doesn't happen often....
trust me--- I know from experience.

Anyway, these girls all know me well.
I want to show you three gifts
that speak to my heart.
Sorry about the glare.
We have a house of  windows and there
are NO dark spots.
A good thing for me- a bad thing for pictures.
My oldest daughter gave me the
beautiful scarf.
It hangs around my neck most of the time...
I wear a lot of green AND black.
So this is perfect!
This photo shows the right color.
My younger daughter painted this 
on an old window.
I covered the backside with a piece of fabric 
so that the words now pop out.
It hangs in our kitchen.
I was always going to have that painted on
the wall of a dining room.
Don't you love that quote?

And, last but not least,
My sweet "daughter", married to MamasBoy,
 gifted me with this.
It was really funny because when I opened it
I loved it but 
could not remember WHERE I saw it...
or HOW SHE KNEW that I loved it.
She must watch me like a hawk because
I spotted it when we went on the 

That is three years now that she has
purchased something I saw and admired.
I think next year I will go for one of 
rather than a decoration. 
Just kidding-
I know that would be too hard to wrap!

I hope that all of you have
someone special in your life that
"gets" you.
Someone that knows what you love and
loves you enough to give it to you if they can.

Oh, yeah...
MyHero said he has something 
for my neck, too.
You didn't really think it was going to be a

Have a great day..
I'll be "hanging around" with 
SweetCheeks today.
She is home with Nana
watching movies and resting.

your photo name


Sonny G said...

You are such a sweetie to write about these young women and the love they show you. I have no doubt its returned 100 fold.


Melanie said...

Hoping that Sweet Cheeks feels better soon! They are so lucky to have you! It is good to have someone that "gets you" in your life!

Musings from Kim K. said...

How wonderful that you have a beautiful relationship with your "big" girls. It took years to have a good relationship with my MIL. Now, she's gone. Enjoy your day with sweetcheeks. I hope she feels better soon.

Laura @ duke manor farm said...

Your "hero" better be showering you with Jewels...no ropes! what an amazing feeling to have such special people in your life that get you. My twin sister is that one for me. She and I can finish each others sentences. Have a wonderful week.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Wonderful, thoughtful gifts, Diana! I love that quote. I'm babysitting the granddaughter for a few hours today and I'm looking forward to that. Especially since it is snowing and cold out ~ again!

Julie Marie said...

Beautiful gifts Diana from your three girls... and how lucky your daughter in law is to have a wonderful mother in law like you... your three little girls are adorable too, as always!... glad you are feeling better, xoxo Julie Marie

Leslie Anne Tarabella said...

I have all boys, so I'm praying hard for good daughter-in laws! I don't hold it against your DIL at all for keeping her photo off the internet. Just this week I decided to use my own photo and real name for the first time. It's nerve wracking, especially when you have young children.
You are blessed!

Anonymous said...

Very thoughtful gifts. I hope you and Sweet Cheeks feel better soon.

Tessa~ Here there be musing said...

Sweet to have caring people, in your life.

Oh oh, sounds like Sweet Cheeks is getting over some cold or "bug." Rest well, Sweet Cheeks....

Lynne said...

Hi Sweet D!

I am finally back!

I have been having trouble leaving comments. With the help of one of my blog buddies we figured out it's something with Google Chrome.

Imagine that...You can't navigate through Google Blogger when logged in through another Google product!

My friends and family watch my blog for gift ideas. They, like your "Beautiful Three", did one heck of a job reading my dream gifts for Christmas!

Your gifts were lovely and sentimental. That scarf is to die for...I bet you feel wrapped in live when you wear it!

Enjoy your day with SC!

Nancy's Notes said...

What a heartwarming post about your three older girls and always about your younger ones! Those relationships are truly a blessing, right? Hope you and sweetcheeks are on the mend soon! Get a nap in!

Vee said...

Hahahaha...nothing like a little gallows humor to start the day...

I try to respect my daughter-in-law's right to privacy, too, with little regard for my kids' right to privacy. I hope that your grands never demand a right to picture privacy as mine have done. Sigh.

That quote is fun and I am quite certain that you live up to your end of the bargain! The Let it Snow picture is darling!

Hope that both you and SweetCheeks get some rest today.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Such lovely gifts Diana, it must have been your b-day.
Happy belated Birthday to you!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Diana! Well, those three little gals are just adorable and so are you 'big' gals. How sweet that they know you so well. Your gifts are so pretty too. Thanks for popping in to see me at Kiki's.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Pam Kessler said...

Did you get SweetCheeks sick? I'm going to take away your Grandma Of The Year Award! Seriously, I want to come to your house when I'm sick. I imagine there's lots of chicken soup, watching tv and laying on the couch (my favorite three things)!

Victoria's Vintage Designs said...

You are truly blessed Diana!!

Gina said...

What beautiful & thoughtful gifts! It's great that the know you so well. I do love that quote!

Preppy Empty Nester said...

You are so fortunate to have such a loving relationship with the girls. Stay warm!

Patty Patterson said...

What pretty gifts. And yes, you are blessed that Momma's Boy married a sweetheart. I am blessed that Andrew married Brandy. I get along so well with her. I don't see my other daughter in law as much, but I couldn't love Brandy any more if she'd been my own. That is a rare thing. And much better than having to walk on egg shells trying not to offend or trying to make someone feel as if they fit in. Some people simply FIT!

Kim said...

Relationships are a two way street. Clearly, you are a very good mother-in-love. Not everyone is that lucky! ;)

Ruth Kelly said...

I think that quote fits you to a tea.

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

I am so glad to see that you are feeling better and back to normal..lol! Hugs, Penny

Beth said...

It is wonderful that you are feeling better and your sense of humor is intact. You are very lucky to have ALL of your girls!

Our Hopeful Home said...

LOVE that quote! I use wall quotes around the house but never thought of using one in the dining room. Great idea. You are lucky to have three great girls who get you. I'm blessed, too, in that my MIL has always said she thinks of me like a daughter, not a DIL, and she has always treated me that way! My own mom died when I was 24 so this has been especially comforting to me. Enjoy your day!

Paulette said...

How lucky you are.

Paulette said...

How lucky you are.

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

You are so lucky to have wonderful daughters and a daughter in law.
As we discussed I didn't have a great one either. But maybe some day I will get another one that is great.
Your 3 granddaughter are so beautiful- all dressed up to pretty - you are truly blessed. Hope SC feels better. Love all your pretty present.


Love your gifts and you deserve to have THREE loving girls because someone like you is a treasure to have as mother, MIL and grammy!!! The 3 small ones are such a joy. I'm gonna nest with my two g'girls Thursday and their gorgeous mother I love so much...my Sofia, lol! I also have a lovable SIL...we are so lucky!
Lovethe quote and hope SC feels better soon.


OMG! I really did think you got a dimond necklease hanging in your "throat"...lol!

Tete said...

I love all three of them, but the biggest blessing is having them! They are total sweet hearts! I have a couple of really special guys that get me, and some really sweet blogging sisters. ;)

Junkchiccottage said...

So beautifully spoken Diana. What a nice tribute to your daughters and daughter in love. So sweet just like you. Loved this post.

Kay G. said...

Better not show this to my hubby, he might want to get one of those special neckalaces for me! HA!
Love the photo of your sweet girls (grand kids AND daughters ...all very pretty too!)

camp and cottage living said...

I don't think we would ever have to worry about YOU not being an amusing guest! But I do love the quote.
All of your gifts are precious. I know they were given with lots of love!

SImple and Serene Living said...

Daughters are the best. I love all of your gifts. Hope Sweet Cheeks is feeling better. xo Laura

Kelly said...

Now now! I very seriously doubt your hubby would give you a noose instead of a real necklace. LOL! I really like that painted window with the quote. So charming! It's nice to have someone give you something that speaks to you and isn't just a gift for the sake of giving.

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Love those very thoughtful gifts…how wonderful to have such wonderful girls in your life!!

Blondie's Journal said...

The noose! Ha!

You have 3 angels...I never thought about my kid's partners, as far as who they would marry and how they would complete our family. It's just wonderful. And so are your gifts! The ice skate print. It's so precious that your DIL remembered something that meant something to you. That's a priceless gift!


Connie said...

Gorgeous gifts. I especially like the window that your daughter painted, but I am always draw to unique items. I guess that's why I love my Steve so much; he is a one of a kind :)
How wonderful to have three loving daughters to share precious time with.
Keep smiling,
Your blogging sister, Connie :)

Donna said...

You are so blessed to have such wonderful daughters, Diana! And sons and grandkids, too! Love your special gifts. That scarf is gorgeous. Is SweetCheeks sick too? Hope you both are feeling better soon!

Jettie said...

No diamonds here either, lol.

Simply LKJ said...

What a blessing those girls are. I too am grateful that I have a wonderful relationship with my MIL. I know, all too rare, especially given the fact that we are 50 years apart! Love that quote. Something tells me you have no trouble entertaining your dinner guests.

Nellie said...

What wonderful gifts, Diana! Your daughter-in-law pays close attention to you! Love the scarf and the saying as well! Healing thoughts for SweetCheeks! xo Nellie

Anonymous said...

You are truly blessed indeed! I too am blessed with a wonderful m-i-l who has always been there for us. Makes life so much easier with loved ones by your side. You are adorable!


Lucille said...

Well, yes, I had imagined a beautiful necklace! Oh, well, I do love your "MyHero" jokes! That scarf is gorgeous. Such pretty colours! I love that quote although I was not familiar with it but it makes a lot of sense! Your daughter is very talented! That is a lovely framed picture your "daughter" gave you. How thoughtful of her to be so observant as to what you like! You certainly are very blessed but you deserve it. I hope you enjoyed your day with SweetCheeks. I'm a little late in commenting today!

This N That said...

You are truly blessed, Diana..Your family is the best.. Not too sure about your Hero..I need to have a talk with him..Was it your birthday..Lovely gifts and thanks for the laugh..I can always count on you..

One Shabby Old House said...

Funny man that hero or yours. lol How very speical to have the love of all your girls. You are right. It doesn't happen as often as it should but when it does it is pretty special.

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Diana, Such beautiful girls you have and wonderful family. I just love the special gifts they gave you. I really think there should be a diamond necklace in there somewhere from your Hero. LOL Believe this or not, I have a gold necklace exactly like your rope pic. LOL LOL
Blessings to you and your gorgeous girls.
Hope you are better and get well wishes for SC too.

Busy Bee Suz said...

You are so blessed to have so many sweet girls surrounding you. I LOVE that quote….I'm thinking I need to write it down as to not forget….so perfect for the dining room wall!

sweetvintageofmine said...

Evening Diana, What wonderful gifts for a special lady! I can see you have enjoyed them so! You have a beautiful family....Blessings to you! Roxie

Art and Sand said...

All three are wonderful, but I think I am going to have to make that sign. That is a new quote for me. Right now, I am working on a basket full of quotes for my giveaway on the Grow Your Blog Party at Two Bags Full. If I have time, I might just add that quote to the basket.

Anonymous said...

These are lovely gifts! How special that you have three daughters! I felt the same way about my MIL- she was my Mom too! Your girls are so pretty! No wonder all the Grandchildren are beautiful! I know you and Sweet Cheeks had fun today! I hope you are feeling much better now!

Gypsy Heart said...

You are extremely fortunate to have a d-i-l like that! My situation is very different. :( They gave you such precious gifts...absolutely "you".

Hope that you & little one are both feeling better!


Renee said...

Lovely gifts. I can't pick a favorite. My daughter is good at picking out the perfect gift for me. The picture of the skates would really fit into my snowman scheme of things.

I have been lucky to have an ex-son-in-law that I love like a son (we still talk often) and the person my daughter has in her life now is like a son, too.

Val said...

How dear of them. :) I love seeing those kinds of moments between my mom and my sisters-in-law. Yes, yes, yes--Sweet, all of this. ♥

living from glory to glory said...

It is so refreshing to hear about these relationships that are healthy and happy! I also have a daughter by marriage that I adore. She gets me!
Happy Birthday to you!! Or is it Mothers Day?
Your a PEACH!

White Lace and Promises said...

I'm loving those sweet girls the bestest:) But I do have a DIL that I love like a daughter. Yes, I know that is a blessings. I have indeed experienced the other side too ( in my family-not my mother in law) Last year my DIL gave me a Santa that I saw while we were shopping. It is a treasure!

The Porcelain Rose said...

What a sweet post.
Yes, you are very blessed.
Lovely gift.
Have a wonderful week.

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

You are one lucky lady, Diana! Thoughtful gifts, yes, but the real gift is the love they all have for you!

Sarah said...

Just this afternoon I had this conversation with a friend. It's nice to have family and friends that watch and pay attention. Your gifts are each one special, very special!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

You received some very sweet gifts from your sweet daughters! I love the colors in the scarf! And the skate picture is so pretty. Love it.

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

I think you're safe from your "diamond necklace" as long as SC is around to protect you. Hope you both feel better soon. I love all the gifts from your daughters. They are sweet like their Mama. xxx, T.

Bernideen said...

I had Christmas cards like that picture with the ice skates in my shop this year. They were produced by Legacy.

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

You are blessed to have so many good girls around you. Have a great day!

Red Rose Alley said...

These are three thoughtful gifts from loved ones who know just what you like. Cute pictures of the girls.

I hope you and SweetCheeks had a fun day watching movies and hanging out.

Yes, all three of my kids are the love of my life. We are blessed, indeed, my friend.


Sue said...

Girls are the best at any age....Hope Sweet Cheeks isn't too sick....poor baby....
great gifts from the big girls....beautiful scarf...I am very lucky that daughter buys me the best presents ever...people think I have good taste in clothes and jewelry.....it's all her..

joanne said...

gah woman, how do you keep up with all these comments!!!
It is so wonderful when someone gets you and picks out something that makes them think of you (in a good way). I love it when that happens.

My daughter has put me on restriction...no more pictures of her or the grandson, no more talk of them, I swear she is killing me but I have to respect her wishes. ;j

"Cottage By The Sea" said...

What a wonderful family you have. As for the diamonds/noose. You've kept me in stitches for many years now. Thanks!

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Hello Diana! I am praying for Vonda too. Want to also say how very sweet your gifts are ~ all beautiful! The Dutchess quote is so very perfect. :)

Stephen Andrew said...

Hey! I set up a blogroll to alert me when all "my" blogs were updated. Yours isn't showing up on there. Ugh. Blogger! Ive just realized it's doing this with a few other blogs.
I'm so happy you have such a wonderful DIL and of course your girls! The daughter on the right in the photo has your grin!