Thursday, March 4, 2010

Two More Sleeps

When I first started to get to know my husband David, we would share stories about our children when they were growing up and the funny things they said and did. One of the things he told me about Eric was that whenever there was an exciting event coming up (Christmas, vacation, weekend) Eric would want to know "how many sleeps?" until that event arrived. I must confess that both David and our 60's...still talk in terms of "how many sleeps?" OK-I'm not sharing any more of our quirkiness at this time. But, with that being said, I just want to tell you that there are 2 more sleeps until this guys comes for a visit....
This picture was taken at the Outer Banks in September. That was the last time we saw Charlie up close and personal. We do have Skype (a free web service that enables you to talk and see the other person using a webcam) but it's not the same as real-time hugging and snuggling. Please click on the photo to enlarge so you can read Charlie's sweatshirt. I think he already is! LOL!
Because of the wicked winter we have had, this visit has been postponed several times which I think made Charlie very unhappy...

We're supposed to have a beautiful weekend here in the 'Burgh so we're planning on a fun time!
Papa and Daddy (Eric) are even going to go to the Penguins game on Saturday afternoon.

I also wanted to share with you, two boxes I recently altered and decoupaged for two very wonderful friends! I think I love decorating and decoupaging boxes more than just about any other paper art work I do.
Box 1

Box 2

Some people would never put a photo on their blog that was less than flattering. Hair, make-up and clothing need to be just right. After posting the picture of my sister and me on my last post (siblings always make silly, goobery faces when photographed together, don't they?) I thought I would just let it all hang out and show you  this picture of Charlie and me taken in September. He was sitting on my lap and I made a face that made him belly laugh...then he made the same face at me and I belly laughed and it just went on and on  from there! We carried on for a long time and my DIL snapped this picture. You may think it crazy but it's one of my favorites...ever! You can count on Gram being very silly this's what I do best!


Celestial Charms said...

What a great capture of the photo of yourself and Charlie. Precious. He is certainly a very handsome child, and your love and passion for him is charming. The boxes you decoupaged are so pretty. Love all the details. Have a wonderful time enjoying your grandson, and the rest of the family.

heidi said...

Too cute, you two! ~Heidi

mimi said...

Hooray---two more sleeps!!! Have a wonderful visit with Charlie and have fun being silly:) I love thst picture of the both of you. Nothing like a good belly laugh! Your boxes turned out just beautiful. I know the lucky recipients were delighted to receive them. I am so glad we had sunshine today. Another day of snow and I think I would have joined Charlie and just cried :)

Sandra said...

Pretty boxes and cutie grandson...have a great silly weekend with him.

Linda said...

Joyce, your boxes are just beautiful and the photo of you and Charlie is a delight!

Sandy said...

I love those boxes!!! LOL Mine is in the perfect spot! I really love the photo of you and your grandson! I can see that happening, very easily!!!! Have a great visit!

M.L. @ The House of Whimsy said...

YIPEE!!! Charlie's coming!!! I'm so happy for you. : )
The boxes turned out breathtaking, Joyce. My goodness, you have an eye!!!
And that pic with you and Charlie...ummm...ADORABLE!!! : )

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

I'm glad it's not a 2 more moons wait for you, Joyce!

Your boxes are very sweet. ♥

marie said...

Love the photo of you and Charlie ~ pure fun! Take a bunch more this weekend!

The boxes are beautiful ~ do you use the phot file boxes as your base?

I love the first photo of Charlie...and I agree...he already is!

PS. One more sleep!

Mimi Sue said...

I think as we get older we might not care so much if we're not perfect. At least I hope that's the case for me! Have tons of fun with Charlie. Your boxes are beautiful. You really have lots of talent girl. Mimi

Heather - Speckled Egg said...

Hi Joyce!
I'm so happy to be swapping with you in Miss Rhea's Basket Swap! I sent you an email earlier, but I'm not sure you received it. I'm excited to work on your little basket! :)

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

What shear JOY grandkids bring us....I know you can hardly even wait thru two more sleeps...or is it one now ?
Hugs him for me too OK? LOVE THE PIC !!

Now..OH JOY & HAPPINESS for me !!!..... I have been looking for someone exactly like you....who alters boxes with lids.

I have loved boxes as FAR BACK as I can remember, I loved putting my "stuff" in them even when I was a little girl...( seemed like they were safter somehow ).
So I think I will need a lesson from you...I have boxs coming out my EARS in my house...just waiting for an expert LIKE YOU to tell me how I can use wallpaper ( or whatever) to cover them ..and how when you put the paper or whatever on the lid...HOW IN THE WORLD it ever FITS onto the box top again....along with the wallpaper or whatever I want to put on the bottom part of the box too.

HELP PLEASE....sure do like they way you have done yours.


My name is PJ. said...

He is so darn cute!!! I envy you the visit. Little people are some of the best people to hang around with!

Love your altered boxes! Geez, you're talented. My brain doesn't even work in that direction!!

Sandy Michelle said...

GREAT pic of you and Heart Breaker Charlie :) :) Have fun visiting your little pumpkin in person! My kids don't like talking in sleeps so I always have to draw out a calendar onto the chalk board so that they can count down the days.

Happy March!

Sandy xox


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