Friday, September 12, 2008

Pink Saturday

Hello from the Mountains,

I am so glad to be able to join all of you for Pink Saturday again. We were just to busy the last couple of weeks for me to spend much time on the puter. We are starting into our fall season and the day are cooler and shorter. I so look forward to the change in our mountains and will share some wonderful pictures with you as they change.



I have two little pink stories to share with you today that mean so much to me. Along with everything else I do I have a home baking business, Baking home made cake, pies and other items for customers in our community. Well for some time I have been debating whether to buy a new mixer or not. A couple weeks ago I got a scratch off card in the mail for Kohls store and to my surprise it was for 30% off. I usually just get the 15% one, so Immediately it gave me the excuse to buy a new mixer. When I went into the store and saw the pink mixer and read about the link it has with breast cancer research I knew it was the one I would buy.

Just this past year I lost a wonderful first cousin to breast cancer and she was just 60 years. She had first found out about her cancer in the year 2000. She went through all the treatments and was cancer free for seven years. She decided to take a family trip to the beach last year in May with her children and grand children, There first, all together in many years. She came through West Virginia to visit us on her way back home to Ohio, She was having some trouble with her back, After returning home she found out her cancer had returned and was in the spine. From there is traveled fast and she passed away a couple days before her birthday in December. Sharon was a wonderful Mother, Wife and Friend. My tribute is to her and she is missed very much by so many of us. My pink Kitchen Aid Mixer is in her honor.







My next tribute is to my wonderful and beautiful Granddaughter Miranda, We all have refrigerator art and mine is one of my most treasured items. The little pink sign hanging on my fridge was a gift from Miranda just last year and that means so much as she gave it to me after she became a teenager, ( we all know how they change as teenagers) She is the joy in our life. She has been raised by her Mom and Darrell and I have helped in every way. She has spent every summer and holidays with us. She is more like a daughter than a granddaughter. We are so proud of the young lady she is becoming. Loves School, and has such a wonderful heart. The little picture above the sign is her at about 4 years old and she was helping my sister to make homemade bread. She loved playing in the dough. She had her 15th birthday just a few days ago. We now have a new Granddaughter, Madison, who belongs to our son. She will be 3 this month. We look forward to watching her grow up as we have done with Miranda, We will be in Tennessee next week to visit them both and to make more great memories.

Take a little time to hugs your children or grandchildren today or make a new memory.

Be sure you visit Beverly and stop by to visit all the others or are participating in Pink Saturday. Just click on the little lady icon on the left.

Hope you all have a blessed week.

24 comments:

Virginia said...

Enjoy your post and your pinks.
Happy Pink Saturday!
Blessings, Virginia

Smilingsal said...

I agree: memories are most important. Happy Pink Saturday!

She'sSewPretty said...

I am very sorry about your friend. What a sweet tribute to her though. Have a wonderful pink weekend with your beautiful grand daughter!

g said...

Lucky you for getting the mixer on discount. How nice to remember your departed friend - you will think of her each time you use it.

You are blessed with a wonderful family. Happy Pink Saturday.

Connie said...

I'm glad you're back to "somewhat normal" after the sale, honey chickee!!
Smooches,
Connie

Charlotte said...

Beautiful pink post. I'm so sorry about your cousin. I lost a dear cousin a few years ago to cancer. It is such a horrible thing. I love the pink mixer. Your granddaughter is adorable. I really like her pink cap.
I'm assuming you are the one who visited my blog. Most of the comments link to the blogs but yours didn't link to anything. I went to the Pink Saturday list and you were the only Judy there so I figured it was you. I wonder why the comment didn't link?

kari and kijsa said...

Happy pink Saturday!
blessings,
kari & kijsa

Patricia said...

Such lovely stories. I just love your blog. Have a wonderful day.

Beverly said...

Welcome back and Happy Pink Saturday, Judy.

God bless you for supporting cancer research with your new mixer. I'm sorry to read about the loss of your cousin.

Your granddaughter is a cutie.

jeanne said...

Your stories make a sentimental pink Saturday today. So very nice. We all need to support studies for breast cancer.

Your granddaughter's art is so precious and so is she. Our grands are what makes our world go round.

Hugs, Jeanne

buff said...

what a lovely story and it was meant for you to have a pink mixer. how wonderful for you.
i have one frient that wins everything she enters but i don't think she has won a pink mixer yet i shall have to tell her!!!!

ellen b said...

What a sweet pink Saturday tribute to your cousin and your grandchildren. Blessings on you all..

Melissa Wertz said...

Wonderful post. Love the kitchen aid and the fridge art. Happy Pink Saturday!

Katie said...

Fabulous post Judy! Hope you'll be back to normal soon so we'll see you more!

Neabear said...

That was cool that you could get that mixer. Today I attended a funeral of a former pastor's wife who went suddenly when cancer was found in her spine. She was 81 years young. A very inspiring life and probably would have been a great blogger if she had a chance to learn about it.

dana said...

I so enjoyed your story about the pink mixer and how special it is to you! Your grand daughter looks like a sweetie--she is a lucky ducky to have had you guys play such a big roll in her life. Oh, I wish I could have been at your sale! It looks like you had tons of wonderful items! Dana

Anne Fannie said...

Love the pink mixer!
Happy Pink Saturday!
Love, Ann

Tricia said...

That is a nice tribute. A Pink Kitchen-Aid mixer is so nice. Wish mine was pink.

Scooterblu's Whimsy said...

Love your mixer! That is such a sad story surrounding it, but what a wonderful tribute!

Happy Birthday to Miranda! She is a pretty girl and her face just shines with sweet personality! As you saw in my pink post, I have a 15 year old in my house too! Don't they grow way too fast! :)

~Rhonda

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

Happy PS a little late! Beautiful pinks & adorable grandaughter!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Dawn said...

Pink is for breast cancer awareness, thanks for sharing.

Susan Hickam said...

I'm sorry to hear of your loss-you shared some very dear personal stories. I love your pink mixer! Happy Belated Pink Saturday and Happy Blue Monday!

Miss Rhea said...

Happy Pink Saturday !! Sorry about your loss. :( Your grandaughter is a sweetie !! What type of banner do you want ? Where is it going ? Email me, :)

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

What a sweet grandaughter you have. Cancer is so awful. It touches everyone. GReat mixer too!