Monday, June 15, 2009

Snake Lover and Charmers

I wanted to do a quick post to let y'all know that as promised, David has done a slide show and flicker set of the grand opening of Winnie & Tulula's. He says he only does photography as a hobby, but kinda like Amy, I think someone is blowing smoke up our dresses. You can't be this good at just can't! His photos are unbelievable. I don't know which I loved the most...they are all that good. Mindy is certainly one lucky woman and watching him watching her is a lesson in love for all men. The photo above and below are a couple I stole, I mean borrowed from his set just to show you what he can do with a lens. Jennifer, my Bella Momma, was able to come out for the afternoon and play with us. David caught her in this laugh and it made my heart just sing with happiness seeing her this happy! Is this not art? Things are going much better for Bella. She is now 5 lbs. and 3 oz. Can you say Praise The Lord!!!
David is also a sweet and gentle man. Now I didn't spell that wrong...he is a gentleman too, but I meant to say gentle man. He won several things in the raffle with one of those being Vintage Patina's donation. He brought it to the grand opening Saturday to send to Jenn. He was able to give it to her personally and the look he had seeing Jenn's delight at his gift was priceless. Thank you David, from the bottom of my heart and thank you for always being our rooster in the hen house! You may shake your head at our hi-jinks (like that word, Janet?), but you are always willing to play along! You and Cat Daddy...what a pair to draw to!
You all have been so generous and have made my girl smile more than once. You just can't put a price tag on that!
I also hate to disappoint any of you, but I now have a new BFF. (Sorry, Chippys!) I received an e-mail from a little sweetheart named Kristen asking about Bella. What makes this doll baby so special you wonder? Well, she is only 5 years old, loves Bella and is praying for her. Is that not the sweetest thing? Children are amazing and their tiny bodies sure do hold some big ol' hearts. So Kristen, I am blowing you kisses from Bella...XOXO!
Finally I wanted to share a photo I received this morning from a new friend I made this weekend at the opening. Paula is from Texas as well and will soon be entering our fun world of blogging. I'll be sure to let all of you know when she is up and running. Such a charming lady!
In the meantime, head on over to David's and take a look at all the photos. Hey, you might even see someone you know. Oh and Laurie, I'll be selling autographed photos of Cat Daddy on E-bay any day now...just not him!


LaurieAnna's Vintage Home said...

Hey Girl, The shop looks beautiful, but that's no surprise with all the talent housed there!

My friend Daphne called me yesterday, she went Saturday and said it was great!

We continue to pray for Bella and your family each day! Prayers go up and blessings come down. I know you find yourself surrounded with them every day!

Hope to see ya soon! ~LA

Anonymous said...

I saw David's pictures and they are amazing! Glad your baby Bella is doing better. That's the best news today!


Primitiques 'n Poetry said...

Debbie, thank you so much for giving such wonderful props to the man that I love. I am tickled that he is loved and appreciated by my blog friends. Praise God for Bella's growth and thriving! I do love to hear me some good Bella news. I enjoyed getting to spend a little time with you and your girl. The love y'all share is so sweet. ~Mindy

The Green Pea said...

Debbie you are right, David has that certain look in his eye (I'm in love) for Mindy. So sweet to see them together. Oh! the slide show is wonderful.

Happy to hear Bella is doing better. I'll keep the prayers going for her. Sandi

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Debbie, I do love that photo of Jenn. Just think, soon Bella will always be with her, junking with the best of them :)

lilsista said...

Wonderful pictures...can't wait to see a family pic of EVERYONE when that babe comes home. Is she hearing any further about when that day may be? Prayers!

David said...

Awww! Thank you, Deb! You are such a sweetheart! Thank you for the compliments. It was a strange feeling to open the blogger dashboard and see my own name and picture! :-)

My mom took my camera for a little while to make sure there were some pictures of me. (I can't tell you how many sets of pictures I have without myself included.) I'm glad she did and I do like that one of Mindy giving me a kiss! I am blessed!

It was a real treat getting to meet Jenn and Roby. I felt like I already knew them from your blog and hers. You just have a wonderful family! And Mindy and I do keep Bella in prayer. It is exciting to watch her grow!

Thank you very much, Debbie!

Sue said...

Great post Debbie, and I was so excited to see that little Bella is over 5lbs!! That is great and so were the pictures. So, I was wondering if David has like a twin or a brother that lives out her in So.Calif? I think I could be happy with a guy like David, I might think about dating again after ALL these years! I'm so happy for all of you that the grand opening went so well. I know how much hard work goes into something like that. Congrat's to you all, I wish you the best!!

Take care, Sue

lorhen82 said...

I love the story about your new BFF!!! Children are so sweet in their innocence and purity! And Mindy and David are just too cute together! They're very lucky to have found each other. I'm so glad little Bella is doing better...she's such a little miracle!


Frippery said...

I love the picture of Jenn, really lovely. Glad the opening went well. Your new blog look is nice as well. Clean and fresh. Wow, 5 plus pounds, woo hoo, that is worth extra celebration. I thought the story of little Kristen was so sweet. Now I have to go check out those pictures.

Cher said...

Great post. I'm glad the opening went well and Jenn got to go. But I'm especially happy Bella is over 5 lbs! WOOHOO!

The Texas Woman

Laura said...

That's wonderful news about Miss Bella.
Your blog looks amazing.

i enjoyed visiting as usual.


Anita said...

Ok, so I know I should say that the pictures look great and all- but I think the BEST picture is of Jenn much has happened, it just seems an angel is looking out for her and Bella and itwarms my Momma;s heart and brings tears to my eyes to think about her stress that is the BEST. Hoping you made a few bucks throughout the day too...

trash talk said...

Y'all, isn't that photo David took of Jenn just beautiful. I just sit and look at it and cry! I hope she isn't reading this. I love my girl so much and I thank y'all for loving her too!
You are all a wonderful bunch of Aunties! (Only down here in Texas we pronounce it as ainties)

Junkin' Yaya said...

Hey sweetie!

First, thanks for such sweet comments at the Yaya! :)

LOVE that pic of you, CD and baby girl! (ok...maybe she wouldn't want me to call her that...but, she will always be your baby!)

Glad to hear ya'll had a great opening--wish I could've been there...but, the Yaya calls!

LOVE the new header and look of the blog!


maryboys said...

aww, deb:) i was so touched when i got the email/comment from david telling of his plan to gift the shabby baby items to you and very kind!

Tamis said...

My husband is bugging me to go visit a friend of his in Texas with him. These cool pictures promise me I would have something to do when I got tired of all the dumb boy things they would want to do!

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

You're too sweet! And I want to be Kristen's friend, too! You are surrounded by so many special and caring people! That's 'cause you are so special yourself! Love ya!


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Hope Baby-Bella is doing well this week!

delighted heart said...

Praise the Lord! Bella's over 5 lbs! She'll be home soon...really close to her original due date! What a great pic of Jenn...and how talented and generous that David is! You did him good with that post! (as we say here in Texas!) Going over to look at more of his photos now.....

Anonymous said...

Ms. Debbie! I'm surprised you are still speaking to me. It has been a hot minute since I have been to your blog and I truly apologize. Life has been crazy to say the least. I hope you are doing well. Now, I'm off to catch up on your blog.


Barbara said...

Deb, What wonderful news about Bella...Praise the Lord.
I can't wait for Sharon and I to get to visit with you in your shop. We are really looking forward to it, hopefully next week, one of the days you are open, hope you will be there.
Heading to David's to see pictures.

Wishing you all the luck if your shop!