Tuesday, July 17, 2012
On Christmas, they weren't given gifts, they were to expensive, they usually celebrated Christmas, about a week after December when good bows and wrapping paper were thrown way and Christmas trees were discarded on the roadside. Mary would give her children a bag of marbles or a doll or a slingshot that had been marked down in an after-Christmas sale. This particular Christmas, Rex lost his job, and there was no money, so he took each of his kids into the desert night, wrapped in blankets, when it was Jeannette's turn, he sat next to her and talked about the stars. He told her to pick out her favorite star, he told her for her Christmas present she could keep any star that she liked, Jeannette found one, in the west above the mountains but low in the sky, that shone more brightly than all the rest. Rex told her that's Venus, it was only a planet, and a pretty dinky one compared to stars. Jeannette wanted it anyway. Her dad said, "What the hell, "It's Christmas. You can have a planet if you want it.
And he gave her Venus.
I loved reading this story of triumph againist all odds, but it was also a tender moving story of unconditional love in a family that despite it's profound flaws gave Jeannette Walls the determination to carve out a successful life on her own terms.
Posted by Junebug Furniture and Design at 11:33 PM
Sunday, July 8, 2012
|Photo from the amazing Sweet Polita|
Posted by Junebug Furniture and Design at 2:29 AM
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Happy Fourth of July! We couldn't have asked for a more perfect day, we enjoyed the fourth with the most amazing weather, lovely company, and fabulous food. Complete Perfection! It was a little bit of magic!!
|Happy Fourth of July|
|Drinks for the boys|
|My sister, Jan's Watermelon Cake....so goood!|
|Always a favorite, I made Crazy Cake Cupcakes, from my Aunt Dorthy's Recipe.|
|My sister, Jan made the most amazing Blueberry Pie!|
|Celia made a delicious Fourth of July Dessert (found on Pinterest) So yummy!!!|
|My Harley hubby, Steven, niece Reilly, Carol, Cel, nephew Shannon, and Bob. On the deck of my sister, Jan's Condo at Arrow Point Lake Coeur d. Alene.|
|My beautiful and talent niece Reilly, she is a self taught musican and singer. God has gifted her with so much talent, she is a blessing to our family.|
|Our baby girl Ava....wishing you a blessed Fourth of July!!!|
Posted by Junebug Furniture and Design at 1:46 PM
Monday, July 2, 2012
Ocean Landing is truly a treasure! Our family loved the quiet and peacefulness of the beach and neighborhood with relaxation, celebration (my birthday) laughter, cooking together, and fun in the sun.We enjoyed walkes on the beach. Early, early morning low tides to gather sand dollars, numerous day trips to close towns and simply put....spending time together. It's time we will always cherish and our week at Ocean Landing will definetely be a treasured memory!!
|Life is good! Me and my beautiful children, Sonia, Michael, and Celia|
Posted by Junebug Furniture and Design at 1:01 PM