Sunday, October 3, 2010


Thank you, Susan for your beautiful 
"Between Naps On The Porch"
and the opportunity for bloggers to meet here each Monday 
and share ideas and tips for making life special.

Please remember to link back to BNOTP and visit all the great blogs participating in Metamorphosis Monday


After following many blogs for almost a year, I have decided to morph into one of you.  I know my blog looks plain but so am I.  As I have noted in  my profile, I am older than you. Well, most of you.  Please call me Ginger or Granny (I am most often called Granny).  I am a grandmother of five wonderful grandsons
and the mother of three fantastic children.  For 52 years I have been the challenging wife of  my Sweet Ole Bob. 

  Me and my (Sweet Ole) Bob
Guess which one of us is napping AGAIN!

I have limited knowledge of this publishing game.  I thought a gadget was a new kitchen utensil and  I didn't know a blogging MEME  from a HTML. With that said, please be patient with me while I learn to "blog". 

Today, I would like to take you on a day trip through our "Wonderful Life".  It IS a "Wonderful Life" because of and in spite of the trials and challenges we have encountered on this magnificent  journey called "Life". 

Our life is filled with love of  faith,  family,  friends, holidays, gardening and travel. 

I personally love 

dishes and 

decorating my home. I 

especially love dishes.

Now, if I can just find my contacts we can get started.



 Jon, the youngest grandson
He performed at Carnegie Hall this summer

Timothy one of the oldest grandsons  
No one will admit to decorating this cake!

This guy wishes to remain anonymous 
Yes, I said guy!

Timothy's Undergrad 12/09
This one is studying Nuclear Engineering. 
Doesn't talk to me about school!

Yes, we will celebrate the mail delivery with a cake and I AM a proud Granny!  Sorry!

'Tis The Reason for the Season

Christmas Kitty

Kitchen Goodies

Hm mm! Good advice

AAH! Spring

Largest (per capita) celebration in USA

Naked Ladies / Surprise Lilies
I stole these.  OOPS!

My sweet mother-in-law gave me three bulbs 40 years ago.  I now have more than 100

Calla Lily
My favorite.  I just love the structure

Savannah's Azaleas
Some are as large as autos

Some Favorite Scenes

My daughter took this photo in Monte Carlo! 
Looks like an advertisement for cruise lines

There you have it!!  A small glimpse of our life. We have been extremely blessed during our time on this earth.  We are truly thankful.

Thank you so very much  for visiting!

I hope that you enjoy my attempt at blogging.  Please stop by in the future for another visit in my Lucy and Ethel existence.

Thanks again  for visiting and please leave a comment to let me know what you think.  If you like what you see please follow me and I will try to entertain you.  Hopefully something I say will make you smile or touch your heart
 Any suggestions for improving my skills will be greatly appreciated.
Hugs, Granny

Next time I would like to show you the awesome giant blown glass art of 
Dale Chihuly

Now, don't forget to link back to Susan and BNOTP for lots of fun and ideas!


Jacqueline said...

Congratulations on becoming a blogger. I was so afraid to start because I didn't want to feel hooked in, and now I am totally hooked. Granny, it looks like you have a wonderful life and I can't wait to get to know you better. I am just a beginning blogger too and just started in May, but you seem to have it all down. We are learning together. I love being a grandma too, it is the best, had I known I would have skipped being a mother (just kidding) but it sure is fun isn't it. So nice to meet you. I will be your first follower.

Tricia@The Dull and the Dutiful said...

Welcome to blogging, Ginger! I loved all the cake photos, especially. And I would love to see your 100 amaryllis blooming -- what a sight that must be! said...

Welcome to the world of blogging, Granny! Just keep visiting and posting, and people will come. :) Show us some of your home...We'd all love to get a peek.

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

WELCOME To one Granny to another you will love it here..I just added you to my follow list...come by and see me some time...Have fun with your new blog girl..Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

Well, Granny, congratulations on a complete metamorphosis -- and welcome to blogging! Your family is impressive as are your travels, and I look forward to the places we will go through your brand spankin' new blog!

Denise Marie said...

Girl..glad you made the leap. God will bless many thru you and your wonderful humor and grace. Glad to meet ya. Denise Marie in Texas

Eva said...

Welcome to blogland! And many thanks for your lovely comment in my blog.
I truly apreciatte.


Susan (Between Naps on the Porch) said...

Welcome to Blogland, Ginger! Thanks for making me laugh...enjoyed reading your very first post! :) Now for some reason I'm craving birthday cake...wonder why? :)

linda said...

oh i didnt see this so happy for you it looks wonderful cant wait to keep on visiting You have fun now hugs Linda

Nanniepannie said...

Welcome Ginger,
I can't wait to see what your blog developes into. I've only been blogging since Summer and I know it can become addictive. Good luck and fill up that sidebar!!
PS: Thanks for becoming a follower.

Debbie said...

Hi Ginger/Granny and welcome:)!!~ So happy you decided to venture out. You will have so much fun, and meet the nicest ladies out here. Your first post already put a smile on my face, so I am betting there will be more!!~ See you soon. Debbie

~SueSCharmingChippyCottageCreations~ said...

Hello Granny, Welcome to the blogging world I am new too! But you will have so much fun and like Debbie said you will meet some great people on here. Come visit by blogs I have 2 my junk treasures and my cottage gardens looking forward to visiting you often!

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady. I am new at Bloging also. You have a wonderful way of putting your love of life on your blog.I hope you keep posting with all the fun things in your life. I also have a blog four week's old~~Tablescapes By Diane~~ come have a look.

Gillian Layne said...

You are a dear and this blog is darling. I am bookmarking your site and will be back. Welcome to the friendly world of blogging!

Farah Muzaffar said...

Hello Granny, how are you, a heartly welcome in the world of blogging, I am Khanz from RMS, by Sue I knew about your blog, its lovely, specially your Amaryllis,its so great that you keep them with so much care... very lovely .. hope you enjoyed world of blogs.
I would love if you pay a visit at
Love you

Kathy@ Gone North said...

Good Morning & Welcome to "Blog-world" I too am really new at this. (don't even know how to "Grab a button"?? :)
Your 1st post was beautiful. Gorgeous flowers & fun cakes.
You will have fun meeting all kinds of new friends....
Beware though, It can be addicting :)

Privet and Holly said...

Welcome to the
blogosphere! I
can see that you
write from your
heart, which means
your blog will be
a lovely place for
others to visit! I
like how your spirit
shines through : )
Enjoy the process!!!
xx Suzanne

Pam @ diy Design Fanatic said...

Welcome to blogland my dear!I loved hearing about your family--I also LOVE calla lilies! I brought a few with me from my garden in California, but they haven't done well here in North Carolina and don't bloom much. Please tell me your secret to growing them in the South! I love Savannah, too, by the way!

Jane said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. So nice to "meet" you, and welcome to blogland! I think your first blog is super, although I am having a hard time calling you Granny. :) Anyway, I am a follower now, so I can pop back over and visit. Keep those posts coming!


Pam said...

Welcome to the blogging world. You will love it and get addicted to it very quickly. I love all your photos and will look forward to seeing more.

The Inspired Nest said...

Granny, I am thrilled you have joined us in this great world of blogging! You are already off to a great start! I know I am going to enjoy all of your Christmas pics.. The ones shown have me wanting to see more! I am happy to be your newest follower!

~Tablescapes By Diane~ said...

Hi lovely lady. Thanks so much for visiting my BLOG ~~~You are so sweet and have a nice day. keep blogging.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Congrats on your first post! Lovin' your Christmas advise-have fun:@)

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

What a delightful post! Welcome to blogland, have fun!


xinex said...

Welcome to Blogland, Ginger. I am so glad you decided to hop in. As I am reading your blog, I feel like I am reading mine. We really have so much in common, including going on cruises. Maybe we have seen each other in one of them. I love Monte Carlo too, the port is so beautfiul with all the wonderful big yachts. We travel a lot too and people advice me to just keep a suitcase packed and I read that you do that, lol. Of course I am a dishaolic too, I must have at least 20 sets of dishes, maybe more. I love decorating and gardeing too and of course, I love my grandkids and my whole family. I am so glad to have met you.....Christine

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I didn't realize you were a new blogger. I think your blog looks great! Welcome to Blogville. This was a fabulous first post. you should have seen my first post - no you shouldn't have- I don't even want to see it again! Looking forward to getting to know you better. laurie

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Congrats on joining the blogging world! I came to visit and took a look around and I like what I've seen. I'm becoming one of your followers! I like your sense of humor and you love of family!


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