Saturday, January 15, 2011

And a Cherry on Top!


True love has found my Twirly Swirly Girl! Her father and I begin and end our day asking each other "What's the latest?" It seems we are in a perpetual state of waiting for the next moment of romanticism to be shared. "Oh Mom, I didn't know it would be like this!"


Our daughter is one to always be thoughtful with unexpected gifts of favorites, but she is now on the receiving end of someone eager to bring a smile to her day. Organic fruits and flowers, favorite books and movies, candle lit dinners and text messages in the middle of the day. Poems written because more needs to be said. "When can I see you again?"


The sixth of seven children, Joe has five sisters and one older brother. My husband and I think breaths are being held on their end as well. A first invitation to dinner at his house, a shy young man admits to having his sister help him prepare the meal and leave before her arrival. Could anything be more sweet.


The moment to "Meet the Parents" has been discussed and rediscussed. The best impression wanting to be made. We know in our hearts this will be the last boy we will ever have to meet.


A Christmas prayer answered for our daughter who we love. Now is the time for her "When Will She Know".

31 comments:

Diane said...

That is great to hear I know you must be just feeling warm and fuzzy inside. Daughters are so fun~ and the smile on the young couples face priceless~ ox, Diane

Deborah said...

No I had no idea you had a second job. You are always making something and finding the time to do tutorials. How do you find the energy to do it all? Looking forward to hearing more of this romantic story?

She'sSewPretty said...

Oh!! That is wonderful news!! I am happy for her and happy for you too!

Sunny simple life said...

So cute. Those are to die for. Sweet story.

Nan said...

What a sweet post about the new love in your daughter's life. And what are all those sweet little red tomato like creatures in your photos, those are new !! So darn cute.

Suz said...

How exciting, E. I know too well how us parents pray for this moment. I also love the "little red people" you made and can't wait to have you tell us more about them. Jud and I are enjoying a break in Sebastopol with old high school friends before he has the next round of tests. Then we get a long break in Mesa, then back here for the SBRT. Thank God for old friends. We have had such a good time just resting and relaxing and laughing...far from the hospital!
I'm seeing people making lots of cool things for your swaps. Really looks like great fun!
Big hugs,
Suz

ArtzeeChris said...

OH that is so sweet! I hope everything works out the way you want. He does sound like a keeper!

ArtzeeChris said...

oops I forgot to mention your little cherry people are adorable! LOVE THEM

Indigo Wings said...

What an exciting time for your daughter! And so special for you as well. Love your little cherry;s--adorable!

DianeM said...

How wonderful for all of you <3
Smiles, DianeM

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Oh my gosh, love these little cherry guys, Elizabeth! Hearing about your daughter's new love reminds me of when I was dating my husband and we set up a "parents meeting" dinner.

I got a card over Christmas from my son's girlfriend's parents who told me they think the world of my son and want to get together with me and my hubby. We just love his girlfriend and, while they both need to finish college first, I think this is his "one".

Pieceful Bits said...

oh Happy Happy!

Sounds like a keeper;)
(~~)
Julie

Denise said...

Sounds like a real happy valentines this year for your daughter,and I know that means it's a happy valentines for Mommy too.Have fun enjoying your daughter.

Jane said...

That's so sweet! Love the little cherry people too!
jane-Jacksonville

Linda said...

Love your blog. You are so inventive.

Anita Kehn said...

Romantic love is still in fashion isn't it! I'm very happy for your daughter and you. Our son and his lovely Filipino wife will be married one year on Valentines Day and she is the very best thing that could have happened to our family. Hope you will be able to say the same a year from now! The bright colors of your blog are like sunshine to me heart!

Cindy Marquis said...

So happy for your daughter and you!

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

Aw! ♥ ♥ ♥

Jennifer Bontrager said...

That is so wonderful for your daughter. The days when you find your special someone are very sweet. I love your little cherry men they are so cute! Could you possibly post a tutorial on how to make them. I would love to "try"! :)

Angela said...

That sounds wonderful! Nothing makes one's heart sing quite like knowing your children are happy. Sounds like they are having a delightful courtship.
I love the cherries!!

Sandy said...

Elizabeth,

I am so HAPPY for your daughter and you both!!!!!! I am looking forward to this moment with my sons....when "the one" arrives....and the cherry on tops!!!! Now I know what you were talking about! PERFECT for 521 Lake Street! Can I ask you where did you get the cute three tier rack you have in your craft room? I nned one for all of my goodies! :):) Sandy

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

WOW...both my kids are single, ages 31 and 29 .... It's my hope and prayer that they find the perfect person! I thinks it's very exciting!
Warmly,
deb

Angela said...

I'm so happy for you! It is a cute little cherry on top. God is so good! :)

Debby said...

I'm so excited for your Twirly Girl. He sounds like a keeper.
My mailbox had some goodies inside today. Thank you so much. I hope I can make something sweet with them. You are just the best.
Love those cherry people as well. They really look like they are gazing at each other.

Tamera @ the Stone Fence Cottage said...

Oh how sweet!!! My daughter informed us over the holidays that her and the boyfriend(of 4 years) have been looking at shiny pretty rings and we should expect a phone call this spring to obtain our blessing!!

Carey said...

There is no better feeling than being in love for the first time. It must be wonderful to be able to see your daughter feel this way. I love the eyes on your tomatoe people, very expressive. Have a great weekend.
Carey

Scrap for Joy said...

What sweet news from your TSG. I remember the look in our kid's eyes as they each found "the one". As parents, we always hope for their happiness. I hope this fairy tale has a very happy ending!
Love your cherry guys..cute faces!
xoxo
Joyce

Patti said...

Ohhhhh - what a wonderful post! It's so exciting. We should have a blog shower! It's so neat to "know" in your heart that this is the guy! I love that! I just love your Cherry folks - what a sweet idea. Your creativity never ceases to amaze me! Hugs, Patti

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Elizabeth, Your valentine crafts have been so inspiring! I am loving all of your hearts!

Lindsey

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Elizabeth, Your valentine crafts have been so inspiring! I am loving all of your hearts!

Lindsey

ImagiMeri said...

Oh, dear sweet E,

How wonderful for TSG. I hope and pray this is the one, as she's had so much to deal with in the past few years. It's only fair that some sweet, loving, happiness come into her life. She has nothing but the best role models to learn from in you and your dear hubby. God Bless.

Love ya'
Meri