March 24, 2010

Just Something Cheerful

Today I received word from two very precious friends of the loss of loved ones.  I couldn't help but think of Heidi and Tony tonight as I sat to write my post and think that they needed something cheerful to boost their spirits.  

So instead of the post I was going to write this evening, here is something a little more cheerful.  We love you both and your families and are praying for you tonight.  



"Look at us, said the violets blooming at her feet, all last winter we slept in the seeming death but at the right time God awakened us, and here we are to comfort you."  ~Edward Payson Rod

Allen had to stop at Home Depot Sunday after church to pick up a board for a window he is working on.  While it is still far too early to think of planting much, these pansies were irresistible.  Elisabeth thought so, too.  

Church dress and all, she hugged the pots as she carried them all the way from the car and deposited them in my kitchen.  She looked too adorable for me to resist a few pictures.  I really like the way the blue of her dress highlights the yellow.  My friend Susan would do some editing and make this a great picture but for me it will have to suffice to remember her squeals and giggles as she ran with her little treasures.  

She was so excited, I just couldn't bear to plant them without her so she managed to wiggle out of her nap, too.  What can I say?  When it comes to spring flowers, she is a girl after my own heart!  

And this one someone took while Ellie was kneeling to say her prayers.  Well, you have to admit it is kind of adorable.

Now, if that doesn't just warm your heart and make you smile... well, I just don't know what will.



  1. Oh what a cutie :)

  2. Those were beautiful pictures of both of them! Elizabeth looks so adorable holding those flowers in that blue dress! That deserves to be in a frame!

    Keep the Faith!

  3. It was so precious when she went running up to the house with the flowers. What a beautiful little girl.

    Love ya!


  4. Hi Kat
    Thanks for your recent comment. I love the sound of your 'tropics' themed room. We just had such a great trip we wanted to bring a little of it home with us.
    Your daughter is so adorable. Love the beautiful pictures of her with the pansies.
    Best Wishes

  5. Thanks for the comment on my blog, and thank you for posting the lovely pics of Elisabeth!