St Gabriel Windows

St Gabriel Windows
Photocopy c. 2013 Jamie Laubacher

Monday, February 18, 2013

Sentimental & Summer Project

I was looking through the last seven years of blog posts (yawn...) hahaha, and well, I am amazed at how many memories are stored at my blog. It's a good thing because I'm particularly sentimental this year, very much so, and I find myself looking back...and reflecting on the last five years plus.  

My oldest son, who just turned 22 yrs old, is described in this little blog from seven years ago. I can not believe how time has flown by and the very young boy I am reflecting on in this blog, is now preparing to graduate from college in May! He has grown into a remarkable young man and is so very talented (art major) and articulate (English literature and Philosophy minors), and a hard worker. He has kept three jobs going, one of them in radio broadcasting while attending college and kept his grades up there, keeping his scholarship and art proficiency award throughout.

So today on Memoir Monday, I look back fondly at a childhood filled with wonderful parenting memories of this son who spent a lot of time with his "pappa", my father, doing out door gardening and fishing, and looking for stones to tumble and turn into awesome jewelry. He always was so creative and that eventually came out in his art lessons; and he helped to build this Victorian dollhouse for his sister, as seen below, (along with the short post I originally blogged). I look forward to what life will unfold for this young man as he begins to make his way into it with his education and motivation. May God continue to bless him on his way and grant him the wisdom and guidance of the Holy Spirit.

(Entry: June 5th, 2006)
Our homeschool year is finally coming to a close. We could all use a much needed break in our routine. I know I have plenty to do now that schooling doesn't monopolize most of the hours in the day. (cleaning?) :)

Our oldest son, Douglas, and his dad are working on this dollhouse for their summer project. Our daughter Jamie is supervising. It's coming along nicely. This particular house is called: The Pierce, and if you follow the LINK you will see several other dollhouses as well. Ours was purchased from a local provider (and for much less)!

For doll and dollhouse lovers, Jamie has a great book simply called: The Dollhouse Book, by Stephanie Finnegan. Click on the title to take at look-see at Amazon.

Any special projects you're embarking on this summer?


Alice said...

Wow, what a project! I've always dreamed of doing something like this as a long term family activity, but lack both time and skill! : ) Please post photos as the dollhouse progresses. I can't wait to see more.

Denise said...

I don't think my comments are working correctly today - so this may appear twice, but.....
Oh Alice, the pressure's on! My birthday is coming soon and I'll have to ask for some digital camera equipment for the computer or to get this printer/scanner set up. I need updated!

In the meantime, if you can visualize.....the foundation of the house is set. This is like JoAnna Parente's house adventure only smaller scale :)

Bless you!

Chris said...

7 years of blogging...good grief, I'm impressed. You're a blogging pioneer!
we were just getting a comp then....!
What a great project and a wonderful, memorable thing for your family.
Your son is really something! Your pride shows....he's a handsome fellow too, in addition to smart and hard working!
Thanks for linking, Denise! Thank you so much!

Home School Mom: Denise said...

Thank you Chris! I started blogging a couple years after my father passed away as I needed an outlet and it was like spiritual journaling at first...then it evolved into more. still enjoy it when I have the time and it's so great to read other's blogs like your own! Thanks for linking :) It's fun!
+XOXO Denise

Chris said...

Wow, yes, I can see how it all began and involved...wonderful!
take care, friend