Monday, June 9, 2008

Corey gone to Korea

As you all know my son left for Korea yesterday. He will be there for 1 year, but is going to come home for a visit after 6 months. That will be about the time the baby is to be born. Yeah! We said our goodbyes on saturday night & yes I cried. My son said Mom its okay at least I'm not going back to Iraq. And that is true, but I will still miss him. And I would much rather he be in Korea than Iraq anyday! And my daughter-in-law Griffin was sad too, she will miss him terribly! I took a few photos of them before we left saturday night. I got some of Corey & Griffin. And of their new little house & of their dogs Logan (black one) & Macaroni (white one). And did anyone notice Griffin's little tummy? That little baby is growing!

Before I went to see the kids I did a little collage. It is a 6x6 canvas with an angel & a bible verse. It has a nail attached at the bottom with a blue glass bead wrapped in wire and a sterling silver cross with threads attached. I like it, thought it turned out cute.

I worked really hard late this afternoon to clean & rearrange the art room. Half of the room is my stuff & half is my hubby's. I moved the treadmill out of there to another room & I moved the chair to another wall. I also cleaned & organized more of my art supplies. I will try to post photos later. But it sure does look good in there.

I would like to say thank you to all of you that have left kind & encouraging comments on my site. Each of you have a special place in my heart. And thank you too for all your kind thoughts & prayers. Thanks for visiting. Hugs***Renea


Deborah said...

I know you and Griffin will miss Corey, Renea. My heart goes out to you. However, those six months will be over before you know it and what a grand time you will all have together with that new baby!

Ours will be here this Friday!


Vanessa Greenway said...

Hello! Thanks for visiting! Mom is doing better but doesn't when will be back home yet. Hugs! Vanessa

LW said...

I know you will miss him but just think, you have that wonderful little baby to get ready for..
and then you will have that wonderful baby to keep you company …
Just think happy thoughts and the time will fly…


DebraK from ~the Bunnies Bungalow~ said...

You must be feeling bad about your dear son leaving. I feel for you, my nephew did 2 tours in Iraq. We must keep these young people in our prayers for all they are doing to protect us!

Now on the bright side...a new baby, you will be lovin that so much!
Hugs, DebraK

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

Oh I love seeing the pups flop around in their pool! Too fun!

Your son.. your heart... your LFE is taking a change now isn't it? I know you will be busy creating MAIL ART in months to come. ;)

Big hugs to you Renea... I am also away from my family (scattered all over- AZ, TX, PA). It is tough. I call whenever I can. Pop lil notes in the mail whenever you think of him... it'll help heal your heart and soul.

xo, Monica :)

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

And thank you ever sew much for celebrating my birthday with me! Carrot cake for everyone! :)

Heyyyy maybe we'll follow that with a good old fashioned pill-er fight. lol

MiKa Art said...

The collage is very beautiful!! Like a piece of jewelry.

I hope your son's safe stay in Korea!

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Renea, first my prayers go out to you and your family for Corey's safe return. Just think of all the joy you will have in 6 months.
Thank you for coming by and leaving a post for the apron giveaway.
Can't wait to see your craft room.
Have a Blessed Day,

Funky Art Queen said...

Oh, I know you will miss Corey and my heart goes out to you and Griffin and Barry. I will try to help make time go by in a fun and happy way. We will just keep busy. I do kinda see a tiny little tummy. I can't wait till we have a new little grandbaby. Notice how I said "we" heehee.

girl_gone_thread_wild said...

Renea, what a treat it was to read over your comments. You are why I'm smiling so BIG right now. :)

You asked about paint on the pillows... I used tulip fabric paint for the scribbling/handwriting. Anywhere else I applied gesso first followed by acrylic paint. Gosh, I know you'll come up with some great designs... your personality shines through your work. Do share with me your pillows when/if you whip some up...I'd love to see them. Have a great night, can't believe it is Friday already (tomorrow). Where is the time flying to? xo, Monica :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting my blog. Your son is a hero in my eyes. You must be so proud. How exciting, a new baby to look forward to. I hope and pray that you can stay strong and I will pray God's hand of protection on your son.


Jenn said...

Oh Renea I can't even imagine!! Thinkin' of you guys.

Can I just tell you how much I LOVE the name Macaroni for their cute dog!!!! That is the most adorable dog name ever:)

Love your collage Renea!

Deborah said...

Hello from Roanoke! We have our baby! Come over and see him!


Charmingdesigns said...

How exciting, a new baby in the family.Laurie