Saturday, April 19, 2008

Simple Things. . .

Happy Saturday, Everyone!!! Please take the time to listen to one of my favorite songs called "Simple Things" by Jim Brickman. I couldn't find a video of Jim Brickman so the video is primarily just the music. It's such a pretty song with such a beautiful message. When I listen to it, I feel a little sad and happy all at the same time. As the song says "time won't wait, life goes by, everyday is a brand new sky, every tear comes to dry". My husband's grandmother passed away last night and we didn't find out until this morning. She was such a wonderful, inspiring person. We will miss her dearly. I feel it's so important to spend quiet time with your loved ones. . . life goes by so quickly and sometimes we don't take the time to enjoy the simple things in life.

Last night we had such a nice evening hanging out in our backyard not realizing that my husband's grandmother had passed away. I think she would have been happy knowing we were doing something as a family.

We had installed an outdoor fireplace a few months ago but when we attempted to hang out during winter. . .brrrrr, it was too cold. No heater or fireplace could warm the patio up.

Well, now that it's warmer, we decided to hang out in front of the fireplace in our backyard.

Guess what I did??? Well, this is what I did while sitting in front of the fireplace. . .drink my coffee and read my craft magazines. . .LOL! I just can't keep myself away from crafting. Too funny!!

Later, my husband brought out the generator and hooked up our outdoor TV (he is setting it up in the picture above) and we watched a movie. It was fun. We plan to hang out in our backyard like this on a weekly basis.

My daughter bonding with our dog Phoenix. My daughter has similar funky glasses as I do!! LOL!! Awww, look at Phoenix. . . isn't he cute?

Here's my daughter with our dog Dakota at sitting next to her feet.

All in all, we had a WONDERFUL evening just hanging out in front of the fireplace in our backyard. Grandma Cels would have been smiling knowing we were happy.

We love you and will miss you Grandma Cels. I'll post a picture of her tomorrow. Hope y'all will take the time to enjoy the simple things in life!! Have a wonderful weekend!!

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Tracy.H said...

So sorry to hear about your loss. She definitely would be happy that you spent the evening as a family. :0)

That backyard of yours looks so cozy and inviting! :0)

wandykj said...

So sorry to hear about Grandma, I agree she would've wanted you to be spending it as a family. Time just flies by way too fast. Family is first & foremost to me too. Have a great weekend:)

Cassie said...

My sympathy to your family. I love Jim Brickman. When I taught high school I would play him in the background when my students worked. I play him now all the time. My mom sent hubby and I to his concert earlier this spring for our anniversary. I was excited - buy hubby was wary that all piano music would be boring. It wasn't!! It was awesome - if you ever get a chance to go - do it!!
Love the fireplace - looks like that would be a perfect place to cozy up! Love your blog and all your cards!!

Rita said...

So sorry to hear about your family's loss, Maria! Sharing memories with your family of your loved one is always soothing, don't you think? My thoughts & prayers are with you & your family.

Love your fireplace, your patio looks so comfy & inviting, nice place for your family to gather & enjoy one another & spend some family nights!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Maria, sorry to hear your family's loss... hoepfully she had a full life. You are right... we should all take time for our loved ones... life can pass by us so fast.

Diane said...

So sorry about your Grandmother,
what a beautiful way to spend an evening!Your backyard is gorgeous!!
Glad you had a wonderful evening!!
That song means so much doesn't it!

Michelle said...

Sorry to hear about your loss. Jim Brickmas has fabulous music. I love family memories. As kids get older its harder to get them to hang out with Mom and Dad. I love the fireplace. What a fun Idea!

Mel M. M. M. said...

Sorry to hear that you lost your husband's grandma. I'll bet you're right: she be delighted to know you were having such a beautiful family night. Looks like such a great place to hang out. :0) Mel P.S. Thanks for sharing the song; it's so pretty.

Ila said...

So sorry to hear of your DH grandma's passing.
I love your patio and fireplace. It and it looks like you had a lovely family night. Too soon the kids leave home and these times get harder to come nice to see you enjoying these special times!!

2 Worlds said...

To be with family is everything !

Adair said...

My condolences to your family. You are so right...I am sure Grandma would be happy knowing you were spending the evening together relaxing. It is a wonderful thing to do as a family. I must also say...WOW, what a beautiful back yard!!! I am sure it will give you and your family much pleasure.

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