Saturday, May 23, 2009

My Bird Man

Yesterday I received a call from my hubby while at my desk at work. Russell has been telling me of a nest of hawks out side his office, and he has enjoyed watching as the momma brings food to her young. Well, one of those young fell out of the nest yesterday, and was lethargic, and wouldn't move much at all. Soooo with the excitement of a youngster, Russell explained to me how like last years sparrow hawks, he was going to bring this baby hawk home to see if he could nurse it back to health. It is quite beautiful, but much larger than those sparrow hawks were. After some food and water, it perked up quite a bit. The real problem is that its claws, or talons I guess, aren't opening, and it doesn't stand on it's legs at all. This would be a problem for trying to fly, or catch food. Russell put in a call to a friend that is a vet to see if there is anything that can be done. Gorgeous creature isn't he? Oh the bird is pretty great looking too!

Saturday, May 16, 2009


I have always had a love of children’s books. As a child my mother instilled this in me. I started reading before Kindergarten, as did many of my kids. I am always on the look out for books for my Jackson, and have bought our baby girl a few already as well. I love to buy books for my nephew William and have helped my niece Kristy aquire a library of Junie B. Jones.

Yesterday after work I wasn't feeling well, and unfortunately had to miss a gathering entitled “Books for Kenya”. My boss (principal) belongs to West Coast Companeros, Inc. A group of former Jesuit Priests who spend much time and energy helping the poor and needy. Such is their current project with Ger Liech Primary School in Kenya. They are collecting new and gently used books, and money to ship, as it costs about 50 dollars a box to send. There are many good hearts out there donating both. A wonderful project. Although they do have their own language, all of their studies are done in English.

We know that the reading of good books is imperative as is literacy. A pleasure to imagine those students in that the far away land enjoying a good story sent with love.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Happy Mother's Day Mom!

It’s here upon us, that day of days,
When songs we sing and words of praise
Pay honor to the woman who
Helped make you into amazing You!
My mom sends wonder thru my head
When I think of all the ways she led
By Example in Truth and Righteousness
Generations now and future to bless.
As gardener of the land and heart,
Pruning out tares, making works of art.
Whether it be a soul or a garden great,
She tills the soil and helps cultivate.
Bringing forth grand beauty there
Planting, nurturing, words of prayer.
Taking time to pause and Celebrate
Our Master Gardener, her queenly state.
For I know I wouldn’t be who I am
Without the loving touch of this “Master’s Hand”.

Sunday is that day when we are all able to take pause and celebrate the one woman who in giving us life, also gave us wings. I know it is so for my mother. Geri Pitt. Mom has let us know from the time we were small, that you give life all you have to give. She instilled in me the knowledge of who I am, the means by which I could come to know that for myself, and in the process develop a relationship with my Heavenly Father and Savior. She has always led out by example. Example of love, dedication, service and sacrifice. At 75, she is just now figuring out that as a Great-grandma, her physical being may, and I do say MAY, be slowing down more than she would like. Her quick mind, and love of learning are ever present for all to see. As she learns, she shares. If you know her well, you know the likes of her self-mastery is rare and would be hard to find equal.
Each day to me is a new day of knowing that I was sent to this, my angel mother for a reason. In knowing her, being loved by her, I am grateful to see a glimpse of what our Father has planned for us as Eternal Families.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Baby've got the Cutest little baby face!

This little angel was blessed yesterday, June Marie Ferguson is our newest Holmes family great-grandchild and she is adorable! While we were celebrating her wonderful day, we were surrounded by the little family masters and misses...ready? Here are some of the darling's!

June's big brother Roy with his favorite "G-Pa" Mark

Russell's sister's boy Walter "Wally" Reese... It is fun having grandchildren of the youngest Holmes' being born alongside the Grandchildren of the Oldest siblings..yep that would be us!
Baby Nora's big blues....
Cousin Becki's little Luke....he is a doll baby!
Angel babies, I have a spot in my heart and my arms for every one!
I get laughed at often, because I can steal away a baby no problem.
I even stole little June away from her momma for a rock a bye to sleep.
It worked of course, but the sleep didn’t last long due to the volume problems
with a crowd of Holmes,
But I did enjoy it while it lasted!
Wonderful Holmes days spent two weeks in a row....truly Heavenly Being Holmes

Friday, May 1, 2009

May Day...Good Day

I had a good May bout you? I was able to do a little Flower delivery to a few of my most favorite girlfriends!
I received a call from my Heidi who is due in 5 weeks with our Grandbaby GIRL! She went to the doctor today and everything is great....
I shopped a bit for a few baby showers this week, sooooo, of course a few cute things were just waiting for Gramma to buy for our little girl! this is TOOOO FUN! Whatcha think Heidi?