Thursday, January 8, 2009

It's Been Fun!!!

I've been dreading this post for a few days now, but like they say..."All good things must come to an end."

Stella will be leaving us tomorrow morning. It's been an awesome week with her and we really do hate to see her go. I've gotten really attached to Stitching Stella and I really am beginning to think that I have serious issues. lol!

Thank you Lindsay-ann and Lorrie for creating such a wonderful idea that so many of us have enjoyed. And thank you April for choosing me to show Stella a bit of Texas. You ladies are truly amazing and it's been such a blessing to me getting to know each of you.

Part of the rules of having Stella involved us adding something to her.

We have added a pair of cowgirl boots. Yee haw! Hmmm...Yee haw? That doesn't sound quite right coming from an African American woman. lol! Oh well! Anyhow, we thought it would be great if Stella left Texas kicking up her heels in a pair of boots.

Okay, I spent like wayyyyyyyyyyyyyy too much time trying to get the perfect picture. It never happened! Unfortunately, the photographer of the family (Morgan) is already in bed and this is the best I could do.




Stella will be all packed up before Jae wakes up in the morning. She wanted to visit with Jae just one last time before leaving. When I took this picture, Jae never even moved. That's a scary thought if someone broke in or if we had a fire. I asked myself the question, "Would she really just sleep through it?"

Morgan was a little bummed that we never got any pictures of her with Stella. She was either not here or when she was, and we remembered it, she had already taken her makeup off. I begged her earlier tonight to just take a picture with no makeup tonight, but she just wouldn't do it. Teenagers!!!!

Stella will be traveling to Maryland to visit my friend, Heather for a few days. I can't wait to read and see pictures of her adventures with Heather. Please be sure to visit Heather's blog next week to keep track of Stella's journey.

Thank you all for reading and keeping up with Stella while she was visiting Texas. It's been fun!

Oh...THANK YOU so very much for praying for Dirk (us) last night. He's still battling what seems to be a cold for sure, but he feels a whole lot better than last night. Praise the Lord!

39 comments:

Speaking from the Heart said...

I am glad Dirk is feeling better. Stella looks too cute in those cowboy boots. Have a great weekend.

Jean

Jennifer Raack said...

Glad Dirk is feeling better!

And Stella, we're gonna miss you here in Texas, girl! You've been a hoot!!!

Melissa said...

Bye Stella! It was nice meeting you. You look great in those cowgirl boots, btw!

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Daphine & Jae
Thanks so much for being a wonderful host for Stella. She truly has had the most fantastic time with your family. We LOVE the cowgirl boots. A perfect addition to her from Texas! I look forward to visiting Heather's blog and watching Stella's travels continue in Maryland. Glad to hear Dirk is feeling much better.
Lindsay & Jessica (running late for school again!!!)

Liz said...

I love the cowboy boots! I hate to see her leave you but I am sure she had a blast with you guys. I may have to head over to Heather's blog and keep on following her travels.

I am so glad Dirk is feeling a little better!

Wendy said...

Cowgirl Boots! What an imagination you have Girl!!!
Have loved seeing Stella's visit with you! Can't wait to see her continuing adventures!
Glad Dirk is on the mend
Wendy..x..

Lorrie said...

GM Daphine--so glad Dirk is feeling better. I just love, love Stella's cowboy boots!! What a great, stylish addition to our girl!

I can't wait to see what happens duing Stella's visit to Maryland!

April said...

Oh, that is so fitting from the great state of Texax...cowgirl boots! I love it! Couldn't be more perfect!

You have done such an awesome job of showing Stella around! It's been so much fun reading about her adventures with you...I can hardly wait to see what Heather has planned for her!

Mod Girl said...

The boots, my dear, are perfect!

He And Me + 3 said...

Those are such cute boots...it is going to be tough to send her on her way, but she must go have more fun with the next lucky person! I know she had a blast with your fun family!

Stacey said...

I bet Stella just hates to go away from Texas and your family!!

Sandy Toes said...

It's been fun watching her..looks like she had quite a great time!
-sandy toe

Chris said...

What memories Stella will have after staying with you and your family. I love the boots.

Hugs,
Chris

April said...

Hey, again!

When I left you my comment early this morning...very early...I was half-asleep! It just now dawned on me that I didn't mention that I'm so happy to hear that Dirk is feeling better! Sorry 'bout that! I really hope he's on the mend and life can resume as normal. Enjoy your weekend!!!

Heather said...

the cowboy boots are perfect! i love all the pictures of her while she was with you. i sure hope we can live up to your level of fun! i can't wait for her to arrive here!

Neabear said...

It was fun following Stella's antics while she was with you. Now I need to visit Heather and see who Stella is going to next. Hope Dirk is feeling better.

Laura said...

The boots were such a cute little touch :)

I hope your hubby gets 100% soon!!

Rebekah said...

This is just the neatest thing. I love the cowboy boots!

Jill said...

I know Stella had a blast in Texas.
I love the boots!

I hope Dirk is feeling better.

Alicia said...

Maybe you can make your own stella doll?? LOL! Probably wouldn't be the same, huh???

I look forward to the next adventure w/ Stella!!!

Glad your hubby is feeling better!!

Davisix said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE Stella's cowgirl boots. I'm a cowgirl too, ya know? :) I'm sad Stella is leaving you...it's been fun. Can't wait to follow her adventures with your friend. Have a blessed weekend Daphine! xo Ang

Amy said...

You have been a great hostess!

Glad hubby is feeling better! Have a great weekend. :o}

Jennifer said...

Have fun Stella - she is working those boots!!

Named Alicia said...

Oh how sad! I like the cowboy boots. It looks like Stella enjoyed her visit with your family!

Take care my friend! I hope Dirk continues to get better!

Edie said...

Glad Dirk's feeling better Daphine. Thanks for letting us join you as you hosted Stella this last week. It was a great time! :)

Life with Kaishon said...

You are so much fun : ). I love her boots! I can't believe Morgan wouldn't take a picture without makeup! She is TOO pretty! She doesn't even need makeup.

I can't wait to see what Stella looks like at the end!

Brandi said...

It's been fun getting caught up on Stella's adventure! I am definitely coming to visit you next time I'm in Dallas - you really pull out all the stops! :)

I hope Dirk feels much better today!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

It's been a fun adventure, Daphine! Thanks for sharing. And I'm glad Dirk's better.

XO,

Sheila :-)

Darlene said...

I'm glad Dirk is feeling better. Y'all showed Stella a great time in Texas and I bet you will miss her.

The Thompson's said...

So glad Dirk is doing better, we will continue to keep him in our prayers!

Everyday Mom Designs said...

What a great time you all had. I love the boots, as I'm from Texas too. :) (Dallas too!).

I'm glad Dirk is feeling better. Hopefully he gets over this soon.

Leala weighed 9 pounds, 8 ounces, and yes, I carried her full-term. I want to write out my labor and delivery story soon.. maybe we'll do down memory lane for a bit and talk about my pregnancy for a few days.. :)

michele said...

Stella must have had a wonderful time with your family!! And now onto Maryland! I will have to follow her journey! So glad Dirk is feeling better!

Life with Kaishon said...

Just wanted to check in and make sure you aren't going thru Stella withdrawl! : )

Melissa Miller said...

Toooo cute! :)
Have a safe trip Stella!

Denise said...

Praise God that Dirk is feeling better my friend.

Beth E. said...

I've had fun reading about Stella...maybe she'll come to Virginia one day! :o)

Robin @ My Blessed Nest said...

Hi Daphine, so glad God protected you and your purse! Please visit my nest...you've been tagged!!

Sherry said...

Those boots are so cute on Stella! Hope your husband feels better!

A Stella Stalker
Sherry

Anonymous said...

Daphine,

I love Stella boots!! You'll did a great job. I toke Stella some wonderful places while she visited Texas.

Tonya