Tuesday, January 26, 2016

CUTENESS Might Be The Cure!

Even in the midst of illness
there are many things 
to make us smile.

Our youngest granddaughter 
is such a 
BRIGHT SPOT 
in our lives.

We had a special event the 
first week in January
that I will share a bit later.

Little Miss
BRIGHT EYES
was dressed for the occasion.
The photographer
 said our little
Anna Ireland (Bright Eyes)
got on the "stage" 
with no prompting 
and proceeded to ham it up.
Here are just a few of the many pictures
she took.

HERE I COME!
TAH-DAH!
What? What?
Sure I can dance!
What? What?
You want to see me 
SPIN?
Okay- Here I go!
HEY!  Even the
BEST DANCERS
fall down sometimes.
Just ask my Nana-
She's fallen on her butt 
a few times but you won't
be seeing any pictures of that here!

Okay- That's all the cuteness
I can pack into one post!

We have a long day yesterday.
We were at the cancer center for about 
SEVEN HOURS-
Chemo, radiation, Dr. appointments
and assessments.

Thinking of this cute little face  
kept us smiling all day!
Hope YOU ALL have a great week
with lots of smiles thrown in for good measure!


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132 comments:

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hello Diana, wow Bright Eyes is just beautiful and adorable in her cute outfit. Keeping you and your husband in my prayers.

Mimi said...

Oh my goodness! She is so adorable that she looks like a real live doll! :-) Thanks so much for sharing and starting my day with a great big smile. I'm still praying for you all. God bless!

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

That little bundle of joy would bring a smile to ANYBODY'S face...thinking of you....

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

I'm my she really is a bright spot! She's adorable and I love how she's dressed. I know how tough those all day hospital and doctor visits can be. Thinking of you often, take care. Liz

Liz@ Infuse With Liz said...

*Oh my

Karen Ann said...

another beauty!... love the outfit too.... Hope all is going as well as can be expected for your Hero....

Sonny G said...

just too dang adorable...

bless that youngin'

Sylvia said...

Bright Eyes is a Darling! Dressed to fit her beauty!
Love our grandchildren,they do make us Smile!
Hope your day is filled with many smiles and blessings,Diana!!!

Hugs,Sylvia

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

Diana, Bright Eyes is just beautiful. She does look like a little ham that would bring smiles everyday. I'm praying for peace as you walk through your days, dear one. xoxo ♥

Margie's Musings said...

How is John doing with his treatments, Diana?

Hartwood Roses said...

Balance. A long day of treatment and medical stuff, balanced with adorableness and love from grandbabies. I think about you and John a LOT, hoping that the two of you are doing okay managing his diagnosis and treatment. You have so much love behind you, Diana dear. There's a whole heap it of coming your way from Virginia.

Mountain Mama said...

Oh she is absolutely precious!!! Sending prayers and hugs your way, Diana xo

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Oh, my how cute is she!!!! Thinking of you both.xoxo

Jettie said...

I'm sure she stole the show.

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

She is precious. She is dressed to play with royalty. I love this traditional clothing for special events. xoox Su

Jane@Bluebird1959 said...

Oh.my.gosh!!!! These are such adorable pictures of that sweet little lady. She looks like she has a lot of spunk. Hmmm....where might she have inherited that quality? I am sure you and your hero are exhausted these days. Hoping the prayers and thoughts from your family and friends help put some wind in your sails! Jane

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Diana, Bright Eyes is adorable and how sweet she is in her darling outfit on stage for the camera. Thinking of you both during the long hours of treatment and appts. So glad this darling grands smiles and cuteness help to keep you thinking positive through it all. You both are an inspiration to us. Your strength and courage are amazing.
The prayers continue! Love and Blessings xo

Beemie said...

YOu're right about the bright spot in a day...she is adorable.

LV said...

Nothing more precious than a child doing their thing. She is definitely a ham strutting her stuff. So thankful she can put a bright spot in your life at this time. Hang in as it will get better. Think of you everyday.

carolann said...

Your still in our prayers my dear. You and your Hero.

Oh my your dolly Granddaughter is adorable. On my look at her do the walk.

Connie said...

She is adorable and a great inspiration for smiles and laughter. Keep looking for the bright spots in your life, there are so many. God bless you and your husband and family.

Debby said...

She is adorable and quite the ham. Love that hat and coat. You must be exhausted. I can't wait until this is all behind you. Hugs and prayers

Simply LKJ said...

Bright Eyes sure can brighten anyone's day with that sweet smile and those rosy cheeks. Continue to keep you all in prayer!

Jemma@athomewithjemma said...

This little grandbaby-is a doll! A living, breathing, adorable doll!
Thinking of you always and sending prayers.
xoxo
Jemma

Jill said...

She is beautiful!!! I love that outfit so very precious!!! Would certainly bring a smile to anyone's face, so precious. Thinking of you and continuing with prayers!!

Blessings,
Jill

Patty Patterson said...

Sooooo cute! She is an adorable little girl. I can see why she would brighten your day. And prayers are still going up for John. I hope he's feeling well and the treatments aren't making him sick.

My Garden Diaries said...

Thinking about you so much my friend. Your little angel up there is absolutely adorable! She looks like a life size doll! Keep focusing on the beauty like you are doing Diana….Praying hard for you all….Nicole xoxo

Kim said...

She is a living doll...especially in that sweet outfit. I knew that those grandchildren and their smiles would provide some powerful medicine! Just what the doctor ordered!! Xxoo

FABBY'S LIVING said...

She's more than cute, she's gorgeous! She looks right out of a magazine, simply precious. This little cuties are the ones that brighten our lives no others can. Tomorrow my friends and I will be praying for your John.
Thanks for sharing and I bet she even made gramps laugh too.
Have a nice week my friend.
FABBY

Amy said...

Bright Eyes is just a doll! She looks so pretty in her little outfit and hat to match! So adorable! I can see how that would brighten your day!
Continuing to pray for you and your hubby!
Enjoy your day!
Hugs, Amy

Amy said...

Bright Eyes is just a doll! She looks so pretty in her little outfit and hat to match! So adorable! I can see how that would brighten your day!
Continuing to pray for you and your hubby!
Enjoy your day!
Hugs, Amy

Tamara said...

what a sweetheart and a joy! she's a natural beauty and full of light. Blessings to your family and continued prayers.. reading your hero's devotion was a blessing.

hugs,
Tamara

living from glory to glory said...

oh what sweetness and a little bit of a ham bone and she is a lot like her grandma LOL
I did appreciate seeing a bright spot on your blog this morning! Still praying for you both!
Thinking of you! Hugs, Roxy

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

She is so adorable, full of personality, and such a sweet blessing. Sending prayers, Diana! xo

Vee said...

What a doll baby and doing her part to keep everyone cheered. I know that I am wearing a grin. Praying that that long, long day will be manageable and go by more quickly than you imagine. Sending love...

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Oh my goodness this is over the top CUTENESS! She reminds me of the old shirley temple movies in this outfit!

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

Oh my goodness this is over the top CUTENESS! She reminds me of the old shirley temple movies in this outfit!

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

Such a precious photo collection of your youngest granddaughter. She is wearing the most exquisite outfit and your photos caught such great poses. Hugs and Prayers continue.
Joy

Chatty Crone said...

What a beautiful, beautiful, beautiful angel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I can tell she would be a big help! That was a long day - I hope the news was good.

Nancy's Notes said...

What precious thoughts, she's absolutely adorable! Hugs and prayers for you and your hero. Love you.

Julia said...

What a little cute deva to bring you joy. Just precious. 7 hours is a long time.
Hugs, & prayers.
JB

Donna said...

Hi Diana
I was so happy to see your post just now. I've been thinking of you guys, what long days at the cancer center. Wow, what a little cutie pie! She is just a doll! I love her oh so fashionable outfit, and her sweet expressive face! I wore patent leather shoes like that when I was little. I do believe she looks alot like her Nana:) Praying for you all.
big hugs, love you!

Simple and serene living Laura Walker said...

That adorable child would brighten up anyone's day. You all are in my prayers every day. xo Laura

Shirley said...

Hi Diana, She is so adorable and growing way to fast. They do give us something else to think about and I know you both love watching them. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs and Prayers from your Missouri Friend. Shirley

Anonymous said...

oh my gosh she is adorable!! I keep you all in my prayers,,

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh, Bright Eyes looks precious in these pictures, Diana. And she's wearing all white with a baby blue rose on her hat, I love it! What a cute outfit. Thanks for the update on your husband - I bet you're exhausted. Saying prayers. :)

love, ~Sheri

Katie Clooney said...

What a little cutie pie! Keeping you and your hero in my prayers. xx

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

What a little sweetie pie! She brought smiles to many faces, she's adorable.

Love, hugs and continued prayers ~ FlowerLady

NanaNor's said...

Diana, Love that you have grands that make you smile and bring joy in the midst of trials. Sending you hugs and prayers for you and your man.
Noreen

Kathy said...

What a sweetie! And a ham too. Wouldn't take after her nana would she? No, I didn't think so. No wonder you had a smile on your face all day.

Barbara said...

Precious. They make our lives bright don't they?

Alex said...

One big 'awwww'! She is a real characterm! Well done for keeping the chin up today; praying for you both.

White Lace and Promises said...

You and hubby are on my prayer list. Praying daily. Keep that smile. I know that your sense of humor and good nature and your faith are pulling you through.

Lisa Mangold said...

Definitely some great memories on that stage!

SpicingUpIdaho said...

Darling, precious, just adorable, oh my, I just want to squeeze her, she is so cute! I know this had to bring lots of smiles to your faces, through the long hours at the cancer center! I think she has a whole lot of her Grandma in her, she is quite the entertainer! Thank you for taking the time to share these pictures today.. they brought a smile to my face too :) Keeping you and John in our prayers!!!

Nellie said...

Oh my goodness, Diana! She is just too cute for words! Yes, that would bring a smile to anybody's face!! I continue to hold you and John in my prayers! -xo Nellie

Merlesworld said...

She is a cute little girl.
The almost smile is sweet.
Merle...............

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

So glad there is a precious bright spot in your life like her. How darn adorable! Thinking of you sending many hugs and prayers

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

So glad there is a precious bright spot in your life like her. How darn adorable! Thinking of you sending many hugs and prayers

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh goodness.....How adorable! She would make anyone smile...Hang in there Diana

Carol

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Diana,
Precious photos of your darling Grand. Sending my love and prayers,
Vera

Judy at GoldCountryCottage said...

Diana, what a little doll. It's not often that you see little girls dressed in those coats and bonnets nowadays. Maybe you do, but it reminds me of an outfit I had on about that age, and I know that was a loooooong time agooooooo!. She could certainly brighten up anyone's day..Hope you get a lot of bright days..Judy

Missy George said...

She is just gorgeous and your commentary is perfect as always..What a darling..She's the best medicine..xxoo

Debbie Harris said...

Precious, darling, cute, beautiful, adorable and happy all wrapped up in one special gift to you all!
Your little "Bright Eyes" has just enough of her grandma to sweeten and help you all through this time. God's wonderful blessing for sure.
You have put a big smile on my face, dear Diana.
Your faith, both John and yourself, is quite a beautiful testimony.
Continuing to hold you all up in prayer.

Much love, Debbie

cynthia lee designs said...

What a cutie!! keeping you and John in my prayers.
~Cindy

JennyD said...

Oh my gosh but she's cute! I'm sure you've heard it before, but even though she's your granddaughter, she looks just like YOU. Bet both sets of photos at that year of life look alike, true? Wow, soooooo darn adorable!!
Diana, yes, we all need bright spots in our days and you especially right now. You and John are still in my active prayers. Won't stop XXXXXX

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Awww..she is a ray of sunshine for you guys :) Also keeping you guys in my prayers.
warmly,
deb

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

Diana, it seems like she was just born! She is beautiful! Very photogenic!... Keeping you and John in my prayers!

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

Diana, it seems like she was just born! She is beautiful! Very photogenic!... Keeping you and John in my prayers!

Kelly said...

She is beyond precious! I adore her old fashioned outfit. She looks like someone from years ago (like you would see in black and white photos). If you would look at her in pictures in the future you wouldn't know what era she was from because it's classic. It's good to hear that you're finding ways to bring you happiness in spite of the difficult time that you're going through right now.

Janet said...

What a cutie!! I was smiling the whole time. :)

As always you guys are in my prayers. I would like to put your names on our "prayer roll" at church.
Take care, Janet W (((BIG HUGS)))

Adam said...

very adorable

Jackie said...

Beautiful is an understatement.
She is a precious little doll.
I know that you are proud of her.
Hugs and love,
Jackie

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

She's a real cutie Diana. These will be more precious every year. Good thoughts being sent your way. Still have all my Christmas lights going.

Rose L said...

She is so adorable! She could do commercials!

BeachGypsy said...

She is so precious!! Been thinking of all!!

BeachGypsy said...

She is so precious!! Been thinking of all!!

Beatrice Euphemie said...

Oh, she is just darling! Such a little blessing! Keeping John and your family in my prayers. Hugs xo Karen

Art and Sand said...

She is adorable and brought a huge grin to my face.

vivian said...

WE love our grandpies dont we! she is stinking cute as a button! thank God for all of our blessings.. there are so many even in the midst of trials. Hugs to you! and continued prayers! (and I really do pray!)
happy day
xoxo
vivian

Susie said...

Diana, I can see why this little sweetheart can bring a smile. She is so cute. Your family needs these happy things to ease some of the stress. I have been praying for all of you daily. May God bless you all with faith and strength. Love, Susie

Estelle's said...

What a beautiful little precious cherub!

Maria Elena said...

Oh, Diana, she is beautiful! You had me smiling through this whole post. Sooo cute! xxx Maria

Regine Karpel said...

Great

racheld said...

OH, MY DEAR!

If ever there were a magical medicine, antidote, treatment, panacaea, or elixir to counteract any illness, THAT would be it. What a bright sweet girl, just shining out for you both as you confront and conquer this illness.

I'm simply so uplifted by your sweetie, and even the air in this room is smoother and sweeter, for having seen her.

This must be the picture in God's Dictionary, right beside "light at the end of the tunnel."

rachel

Donna said...

Adorable...perfect medicine...

Mary@mydogsmygardenandmary said...

Oh Diana, she is so beautiful. Her clothes, the smile on her little face. She sure reminds me of you. So glad she is bringing happiness to you and John. that is the best medicine. Take care of yourself my dear friend.
Hugs,
Mary

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

Bright Eyes is so adorable in these pics! That outfit is perfect too! Glad she's able to provide some sweet smiles for you all. Take care! xoxo

Lucille said...

Bright Eyes is a living doll, Diana! What an adorable little girl. She must bring you and John so much joy. You have been so blessed with all your loving grandchildren! Still setting time aside for prayers for John and you also, Diana, as you need to keep your strength up.















Curtains in My Tree said...

She is adorable !!!!!! I have all grandsons 7 in total

so sorry you are still hanging out at the cancer center, may God heal your husband in Jesus name

Lorrie said...

Thinking of you, and praying for you, the day after...I hope the effects will be quickly gone. Bright Eyes is a darling!

Linda @ Life and Linda said...

She is a darling baby doll. Love her little outfit and her bright eyes and smile. Enough to make any Nana happy. Continued healing thoughts and prayers for your hero. xo

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

She's truly a real life doll! Hugs to you and John...hang in there and know that I send love and prayers for you both.
xoxo, T.

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

She's truly a real life doll! Hugs to you and John...hang in there and know that I send love and prayers for you both.
xoxo, T.

Teresa Hennes said...

Beautiful little girl! She looked like she was having a blast.

Those days with chemo, radiation, assesments, etc are always so long. I hope all is well with you both, even though this is so hard. Prayers for the two of you.
Sorry I haven't checked in lately. Mom lost her fight a week ago saturday. But she was reasonally good until the last 10 days.

Dayle ~ A Collection of Days said...

What an adorable child!

Linda said...

Thinking about you, your John, and your family. Thanks for sharing your sweetie's poses! Darling! Linda@Wetcreek Blog

Cozy Little House said...

Such an adorable distraction!
Brenda

Musings from Kim K. said...

Such a beautiful little one. Continued prayers for ALL of you.

Okio B Designs said...

She's adorable!

Jeanine

Consider It All Joy said...

Well, that little Miss Anna is too stinkin' cute!! She would keep me smiling too! Praying for you and John! Blessings, Cindy

Jann Olson said...

Oh my gosh, she is a living doll!! Seriously, she looks like a porcelain doll up there doin her stuff! Easy to see why she is a bright spot in the middle of hard times!
hugs,
Jann

Carol said...

OMGoodness, little Anna is darling! Those little ones can be such a wonderful distraction. Hang in there, Diana!

Warm hugs,
Carol

Blondie's Journal said...

Wow---what a little doll. Her knee socks and shoes had me smiling from ear to ear. What a charming outfit. You have every reason to be chuffed and sharing with us.

I pray all is going well with you and your sweetheart. I remember the days of chemo---four hours. I packed a large tote with sandwiches, goodies, water bottles, the newspapers, our Nooks and anything else I thought would help pass the time. He mostly slept but I, too, managed to learn how to sleep upright in a hard chair---no sympathy here, you learn to do what you have to do. I'm not sure what your set up is at your clonic/hospital. At one point at the end of my husbands chemo, his oncologist asked for his opinion as to how to make changes in the area, they had gotten a grant. He asked for a little more privacy...curtains, small cubicles during the chemo. There were people in dire straits and others just hoping to get well in a few weeks. It was all very confusing and intimidating. i have no way of knowing if Northwestern has implemented any of my husband's suggestions. How do you feel about that?

Love and prayers as always, dear.

Jane x

Bernideen said...

She's a doll for sure! Happy moments in the midst of difficulty - yes. Prayers.

Lisa said...

Hello my love, it's good to be back in touch with you again but sorry it's under such trying circumstances. Hugs to you all.

Rue said...

She looks like a child from those old Victorian pictures... adorable!

Still praying for all of you.

(((hugs)))
rue

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

Precious! Truly puts a smile on your face and gives hope for the future...

Karen said...

Yes, I can see how that face would cheer your heart!!! So precious. I am remembering you and hubby in prayer this morning. Bless you.

CanadianGardenJoy said...

Hello Dianna girl !
Bright Eyes is just adorable in this outfit .. what a sweet little doll she is .. I know this must lift both of your spirits to see her. I am so hoping that John is on the road to much better health and that you are feeling strong enough for both of you. This is so hard to get through but being such a strong couple together you will both beat this!
Thank you so much for your kind words about my garden .. to have time and energy enough to visit us out here in blog land is amazing .. you are such a generous person , thank you !
Joy : )

Stephanie said...

Oh Diana, what sweetness! She is simply precious, my friend.

Wishing you a blessed day. Thinking of you and sending love your way!

Diane said...

Greetings Diana, what an adorable set of pictures to brighten your day. I am hoping John's heath improves each day.

Hugs Diane

Diane said...

Greetings Diana, what an adorable set of pictures to brighten your day. I am hoping John's heath improves each day.

Hugs Diane

jeannine nye said...

I had to look twice to check it was not a real dolly... what a lovely set of pictures... I am glad she makes you happy and smile, even in this hard time of caring for your darling.. I hope all the treatments work and that he will be back to good health soon... we are all praying for you and himself,, all the best and millions of positive thoughts being sent over in the next meteor shower, from over the pond, j

Carla from The River said...

Hello My Friend,
Oh my, what a cutie.
I do love her smile.
I am praying for you all.
Carla

Melanie said...

Oh, she is such a little doll! She looks like she was born to be on the stage! I can see why she is such a bright spot in your lives. Blessings to you all. xoxo

Anonymous said...

How adorable!!! She is beautiful! I'm praying your husband will be back to good health soon. I'm always keeping you
and your family in my thoughts.

Kathy

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Cutie patutie! I just want to bite her little face!!

Linda said...

She's adorable. this part of John's journey will have an end, even tho it seems like it's taking forever. Your hero be home and life will go on just like BC.

Laurie said...

Cuteness with a capital C! I love to see it when they ham it up. I know I've told you a few times, but I'm going to say it again.....that child looks so much like you!

Beverly Frankeny said...

She is adorably cute!!! There is nothing better than the grands in the whole universe!

Launna said...

Diana, she so cute and adorable... awe... she has the sweetest smile and facial expressions... it's wonderful that you have her to think about in your troubled times. I hope things get easier for you all soon... I know this is a trying time... (((HUGS))) xox

Sweet Posy Dreams said...

Oh my goodness. In that first picture, especially, she looks just like an actual doll. The outfit is so precious. I can tell she's a joy.

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

That little grandchild is so darling and what a gift to think about her when you are going through so much. Nancy

Kimberley Seasideave said...

Oh My Gosh Diana, cuteness overload! Loved the photos, and the 'What What'...funny! :)
I am so glad that you have all of these things to take your mind off of the stress at hand!
Thinking of you and praying!
Big Hugs, Kimberley

Cranberry Morning said...

This is the best medicine ever!!! Totally cute! xo

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

I was just going to say exactly what Cranberry Morning, above, just said! Absolutely adorable!

Terri @ Coloring Outside the Lines said...

Oh my goodness- she is adorable!

Hibiscus House said...

She is totally beautiful. Praying for the family too. You do have a genuinely beautiful family, inside and out. xoxo Dolly

Lynne said...

Adorable, beautiful . . .

Gert said...

Diana, your little granddaughter is absolutely adorable! I pray that all went well at the cancer center. Blessings, Gert

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh my word, she is just about the cutest thing in the whole world. What personality and such a beauty too.