My trip to Phoenix was way too short! When little Calista first laid eyes on me she burst into tears...not good for my Grandma ego. But I came prepared with toys and before long I had bribed her into my lap. After that we became the best of friends!
Oh my, when this little girl is happy (which is most of the time) she makes a little noise that sounds just like a puppy! It's just the cutest thing..of course being her Grandma I think she is perfect!
Besides bonding with Calista it was fun to see her Mommy and Daddy too. I miss them so but they seem happy and are such good parents to this little gal!
On Friday, I met up with some of my favorite gals! All of us are bloggers and this has become our tradition to meet and then shop a little too! I am sure you recognize many of them. From left to right. Karen (Some Days are Diamonds) came from Cali! I so love this gal! She has driven over several times when I was in town and she's brave enough to boldly go anywhere around Phoenix to give me a ride! Next is Ceekay (Thinking of Home) she has a heart of gold and is such a hoot! Marty ( A Stroll thru Life) who I got to spend the afternoon with shopping and visiting. Oh we had so much fun!! As you can all imagine, Marty has the energy of someone half her age and she has such an eye for shopping. I like to just watch and learn, yes she's that good! Then there is the very sweet and talented Laura at Decor to Adore, your's truly, Jamie at Mimi's Corner, Jamie has become such a good friend! She is so energetic and upbeat, a real life doll! And the talented and sweet Liz from Rose Vignettes. It was a great afternoon and I am so happy to have these gals in my life. I want to thank you all so very much for the prayers you sent our way~! I know the power of prayer and some of my prayers were answered with help from all of you! With a grateful heart, Cindy
Welcome to Applestone Cottage. My husband Dan and I bought this cottage in the hills of Western Wisconsin 2 years ago. My husband Dan is a building construction and woodworking teacher at our local high school. He loves to build and I love to decorate on a shoe-string budget. With an empty nest looming, we wanted to take our life in a new direction. We found our little stone cottage on 2 acres surrounded by apple trees. Hence, Applestone Cottage began. Please join us as we turn on little cottage in the country into an inviting little home. Cindy