Sunday, May 12, 2013

Visit To Grandmas – Kortney’s Graduation – And Joyful News

 

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

Do you ever have one of those days where your heart is filled with Love and your eyes are opened to how truly blessed you are?

I am having one of those wonderful days today.

All the hardships and stresses that seem to consume me at times, today don’t seem as important.

My eyes are open and I see…

I am Blessed.

Blessed beyond belief.

Blessed far more than I deserve.

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

What a hectic yet wonderful week I have had.

It started with the visit to my Grandma’s.

I spoke briefly about it in my previous post.

And I admit it, in a way I was dreading it.

Only because it was going to be my first time to her home since her passing.

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We met over there to go through her doll collection and some of her things.

A day I was afraid was going to be filled with sadness, Wasn't.

Sure there were some tears, but there was also laughter and memories.

I’m not sure I say this enough but I truly Love my family.

Each and Every one of them.

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

You often hear stories of after someone passes it tears a family apart.

You hear of fighting over who deserves this or that.

This is not the family I have.

I am Blessed.

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We all gathered together and everyone was thinking of each other.

Asking if it was okay with everyone if we had this or that.

Or picking out things that another should have.

It is hard to describe, except to say,

A family and a day full of Love.

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The dolls with paper name tags were ones that my Grandma had selected to leave to someone specific.

But there were many, many, many more to go through.

I felt as though my Grandma and Grandpa were there with us and thinking…

“We did a great job!”

:)

You truly did!

You created a family that Loves each other.

You showed each and every day what truly was important.

Each other!

Yes, I am blessed!

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

 

Above is the doll my Aunt picked out for me.

She wanted me to take it because it made her think of the post I made after Grandma passed.

In the post I talked about how my Grandma loved to work out in her yard and I how I know she is now tending to gardens in Heaven.

I have placed my Granny doll in my sewing room on a shelf right above my sewing machine.

This way I will always see it and remind myself of how truly Blessed I am.

*Thank you Avis for thinking of me.  I love you!

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

The photo below is a doll I picked out for someone Very Special and someone who is already Loved beyond belief.

It is also the Very Joyful news I have to share.

Come December, I am going to be a Grandma!!!

:)

My oldest daughter is expecting her first child, my first Grandbaby, and I'm so excited I can not contain myself.

I have known for about a month now, but Kelsey wanted to keep it a secret until the first trimester had passed.

Well, in this family, it didn't happen!

So, I figured since the secret was out it would be okay to share with all of my online friends.

This is the doll I picked out for the “Wee-One”, which is what I call my soon to be Grandbaby.

I am blessed!

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This is just one thing I have for the baby.

I have been going Nuts this yard sale season.

We don't know yet if it is going to be a boy or a girl, so I have been buying both!

I am blessed with a daughter who doesn't mind to share this experience with me.

A daughter who includes me in.

A daughter who loves me and wants to share this child and this experience with me.

I am Blessed.

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy

Yesterday was Kortney’s high school graduation.

What a wonderful day!

My sister, BIL, and nieces traveled home from MO, which thrilled Kort because she adores her cousins.

If it was up to her we would move to MO so we could see them everyday.

Anyway, Vicki, Mom and I got up and went junkin’.

There weren't very many YS but we did have a good time.

Vicki was able to get an old wheelbarrow for a Pinterest project she had seen.

Mom got an old coal bucket and rake for decorating her yard.

Me… I bought baby stuff. :)

We then gathered together at Mom and Dad’s for a lunch time barbeque.

Which bad me, I forgot to take photos!

My M&D only live about two blocks from the HS so Kortney got ready there, we took some photos and we all walked to the Graduation.

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Kortney with her present from her Aunt Vicki.

A two liter Vicki decorated and filled with money.

Yep, another Pinterest found project.

I laughed and said I was going to start calling her the Queen of Pinterest.

She also brought deserts from recipes found on Pinterest.

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Kortney with my Dad, then below with my Mom and Dad.

I told her, “One day you will be so glad you have these.”

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Kortney with Kelsey.

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Below: My three wonderful children!

I am blessed!

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Below: My three wonderful Nieces.

I am blessed!

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Kortney walking up to receive her diploma.

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Kortney receiving her diploma.

Yes, she is a blur.

I laughed because she never stopped.

She walked by grabbing the diploma as she passed. Heehee!

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The moving of the tassels.

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Instead of throwing their caps, her class decided to do this!

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The silly string celebration!!

Then 10:30 last night till 5:00 am this morning was Project Graduation.

A lock-in celebration for the class at the high school.

This was started to give the kids a fun and safe way to celebrate.

Kortney’s class raised a whopping $12,000 for the event!

There were games, food and raffle prizes.

Two IPad minis, two televisions, two microwaves, two mini fridges, two tower fans, many gift cards from places like Best Best, Wal-Mart, Target, 2 sets of St. Louis Cardinal tickets, two sets of tickets to Holiday World, Gas gift cards, and More were given away to the kids!

*Man, I’m so jealous our class never got to do anything like this!!

Kortney came home sooo excited!

She was lucky enough to win this!

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She had planned on buying a tablet with her Graduation money, instead she Won one!

She also co-won the Project Graduation t-shirt design and received a check for $100.

She drew the tiger design and the other young lady came up with the wording.

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So Cute!

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Congratulations Kortney!!

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Oh yes, what a hectic yet Wonderfully Blessed week it has been!

Thank you so much for stopping by and spending a little of your day with me.

Until Next Time….

Take Care and Wishing You All a Blessed and Wonderful Week!

Tammy

9 comments:

Angela said...

WooHoo!!! Congrats. to Kortney, and for graduating with honors also. The lock in is such a neat idea and wonderful gifts. Lucky Kortney won a wonderful prize and I love the t shirt. Love your doll and a big high five on becoming a grandma. So proud for Kelsey. Oh Tammy Dec. will be here soon. I am so proud for your family. I always heard how great it was to be a grandparent, and everything I heard was true many times over. You will be a wonderful grandma. Yes dear you are blessed as we all are. Glad you have had a wonderful week.
Angela

Primitive Stars said...

YIPEE, you are blessed my friend, such wonderful news on family getting along and you being a Grandmother, Tammy I am so happy for you.......congrats to your daughter too, love the t- shirt.....Happy Mothers Day.Hugs Francine

Cyn said...

wonderful wonderful post!!! Congrats Grandma!!!

~Sara said...

Wow Tammy! You sure are blessed. How wonderful, all of the great the things happening in your life. To everything there is a season. We need to learn to mourn as well as be happy; make the best of life and it sounds like you are doing just that.Congrats on being a grandmother! It sure will change your priorities. Sending hugs. Blessings~Sara

Old Time Cindy said...

So much going on in your life. Congrats! I became a grandmother one year ago. There are no words to express this amazing experience. It's a true blessing.
Farmhouse hugs,
Cindy

BumbleBeeLane said...

Congrats to Kortney! Such a lovely and talented young lady.I can just imagine the roller coaster you've been on sadness for your loss but so much joy and things to celebrate.Wow Grandma a new begining and I'm sure the baby will be spoiled...smile..Yes Tam your heart has so much to be thankful for.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Holly said...

Wow! You have been one busy lady but so blessed. What sweet memories you were able to share and spend a special time with your family. Love all of the dolls. Congrats to the grad! I know she is so happy. What an accomplishment. I would be ecstatic over the tablet. How neat! I've never heard of a lock in like that after graduation. I like that idea. A huge congrats on becoming a grandma! Yay! Can't wait to keep up with the progress and see pics of that sweet little one! Have a good day.
-Holly

Raggedy Creations said...

Wow lots of good happenings in your family. Congrats Gram.

Felicia

Never So Simple said...

TAMMY YOUR DAUGHTER IS ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL. YOU ARE SO RIGHT ABOUT PICTURES. MY OLDEST AND NIECE GRADUATED IN 07.MY NIECE HAD A PARTY AND WE ALL WENT INCLUDING MY NANNY WHO WE ALL LOVED SO MUCH. LIKE YOU WE TOOK A LOT OF PICTURES. LESS THAN 24 HRS LATER MY NANNY PASSED AWAY. WE HAVE THE LAST PICTURES THAT WERE TAKEN OF HER. THEY ARE PRICELESS. I ALWAYS TELL PEOPLE TAKE A LOT OF PICTURES!

DONNA