Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Blessed ....

*Circa 1995

So today I took my eldest boy to the drivers license division to get his (GASP!!!) permit. I was on the verge of tears the whole time. While I sat there waiting for him to take the test, I started to well up. As I glanced down at his birth certificate, I realized that it seems like yesterday when were just a few blocks away at the hospital holding our brand new baby boy. And now he's DRIVING? ACK! So he bounced out of the cubical saying "I passed ... I passed!" the guy at the desk gave us a little piece of paper, and we were out of there. Just like that my boy has a DRIVING PERMIT! Watch out world, here he comes!

Congratulations Colter!

After we were done, we stopped at Where Women Create. Waiting there for me was the most lovely gift courtesy of Debbie Murray and Shea Fragoso.

So beautifully wrapped I didn't dare open it at first ...

But when I did, I was so touched.

Isn't is beautiful?
The flower is gorgeous, the chain is fabulous and it's filled with lavender so it smells DIVINE. Plus it has my very favorite word stitched on the linen toile fabric ...


Yes, that pretty much sums up how I feel today.


Thanks so much ladies ... You are so wonderful-You made my whole week!
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*For those who would like a chance to win this Blessed Heart, it's part of our giveaway over on (Hurry! The contest ends on Friday),

Have a great night!


  1. What a beautiful gift!! I bet that was a hard moment to see your son getting his permit. I look at my own tiny kids and just can't imagine being at that stage in their lives.

  2. Oh Paige...what a blessing...a beautiful package waiting for you and a wonderful son who you have been blessed by with so many lovely memories...enjoy all life has to offer today. xoxoxo

  3. Rotten kids, growing up too fast.

    That heart is super cute too. :)

  4. My DS starts drivers training later this year. Lord help me.:-P
    Love your gift! How sweet!

  5. how sweet! what a nice surprise, i love those kind! have a nice day! susan

  6. oh paige, i love your blog design. it reminds me of jesse wilcox artwork. it's beautiful.

    a funny driver permit mom had to go pick up my daughter from drivers training and bring her to the hospital when i was delivering my son.

    they are my only


  7. Babies and hard to let them take the next step! On the other hand, if you hadn't done your job as a parent, he wouldn't have been so proud of the accomplishment. Congrats on that! And, I LOVE that heart! So pretty!

  8. Wow, beautiful package, both inside and out. Presentation is half the pleasure, for sure! Lavender is a great touch, too!

    Every day I pinch myself, thinking I'll wake up from a dream and my babies will be babies again. How is it possible that I have an-almost-11-year-old?? Time flies when you're havin' fun.

  9. oh, what a sweet post.

    my boys are 7 and 9 and sometimes i just want time to slow down.

    what a lovely present and the packaging is totally ooh-la-la!

    happy weekend


    i've been spray painting today!

  10. ps

    he's got the same little face. :)