Tuesday, August 31, 2010

I will be doing art again soon . . . . . . . YEAH

Thank you first to all of you who supported me in my vacation from blogging. I had alot on my plate and just was too stressed to do anything it seems.

But, I just signed up for 3 ( oh my poor credit card) of Laure Ferlita's classes for fall. The two mini classes Halloween and Christmas and Journaling in Autumn. I am so excited. The last art work I produced was done in her Foundations of Journaling this past summer.

To catch up just a bit. Andrew my son has moved to Brooklyn, and to sustain producing his artwork is working at a small eating place in Brooklyn called " Pies n Thighs" the thighs is as in chicken and the place serves all comfort food. Three girls own and run it and were featured on the Today show. Go to www.piesnthighs.com and you can see there web page and see the video clip of the Today show. It is a fascinating place and somewhere fun to go if you go to NYC.

I am busy with my two sisters, brother and cousin planning our 6th bi-annual Reppert family reunion for the October 8-10 weekend. It will be here in Kansas City. We have 5 cousins in Calif. 1 in Oregan, 1 in Colorado, and 1 in Texas. It will be so good to all get together again. We know my Dad and his two brothers and 1 sister will all be looking down on us.

I have kept up when possible looking at everyone's pages, and have loved all the beautiful artwork and wonderful friends in blogworld.

Hopefully I will be posting some artwork soon.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Thank you everyone for the kind comments about Mollie. . . .

I finally got my puppy........Mollie is her name !!

Meet Mollie my new Cockapoo Puppy

Well I finally broke down and did it. I had a situation come about that I knew meant I was suppose to have her. I have her sister Miley in one of my obedience classes. The couple that own her told me about the small operation breeder they got her from, out in the country on a farm, just a delightful place.

Mollie was the last of the litter left and was 3 1/2 months old, which is getting old for people who want a puppy. The breeder found out that I worked at PetsMart and was a trainer and decided she would just give her to me for $25. instead of her usually higher fee.

She is going to quit breeding, because of grandchildren that now need to be cared for.

I am so lucky. She is sweet, quiet, pretty good so far about potty training, and since I am a trainer, I can take her to work with me !!!

So Mollie and I are roomates now.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Engagement is official......

Below is the official Engagement Picture of my oldest son Scott and his fiance Erika. It is a little blurry, but, I don't have a scanner, so taking a picture of a picture was the best I could do. The article was in the local paper this week. I couldn't be any happier for any two people.

If you will note she has strawberry blonde hair. They both have curly hair ( she flatirons hers) , so I am hoping someday for a red headed, curly headed Grandaughter. !!

The youngest son Andrew is now in New York City ( well Brooklyn really). He already has a job doing restaurant work, after only being there 3 days. Amazing what a 4 year degree in Philosophy from Loyola of Chicago will get you.!!! No I really am just kidding. He is becoming quite an artist and hopefully that can continue in New York. He is living with his girlfriend Stacy.

I still get on and look at all your blogs occasionally. Will hopefully be back on more of a regular basis someday soon.

Thanks everyone for all the kind words when I announced my "break" from blogging.

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Thank you. . . . I will return periodically.

Thank you so very much to all those who responded to the post I put up. Diana's services are now over and she is resting without pain finally.
I hope to find some time to post periodically, but, we will see.
Thanks for being such dear and precious "blog friends"

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Back for a moment. . . . . . with a tribute and a wish..

Aren't these little puff balls just adorable.

The one at the top is a Cavashon.
The ones on the bottom are cockapoos and the one in the middle is a Shitz Zue.
I really want a little puppy to love and care for.
Now if I can just save up the money.

Tribute to Diana

I need to take a minute to pay tribute to a dear and wonderful lady. My friends, community, family and I lost a dear and special friend to a very long and painful battle with cancer last night.

Diana Wheeler was the classiest, most caring, most thought and unassuming person I have ever know. Diana had a flair for decorating, cooking, entertaining and just making others lives joyful

She will be miss by many but especially her husband Paul, son Cole and wife Megan and two little girls AmaLia and Vivvinne, and son Justin along with many other family and friends.

We will miss you and always love you Diana. Know you are in a place where you no longer have to endure the pain you were going through. I am glad you were in the end blessed with a quiet and peaceful passing with your dear husband Paul at your side.