Posted by: tgonzales | May 4, 2015

Where Do I Begin? Part 1

As I always say; “Start at the beginning.” So that’s what I will do.

I went to the Porter Street Art Show.

I went to the Porter Street Art Show.

This man's cement artwork was to die for.

This man’s cement artwork was so awesome. I couldn’t believe that it was made of cement.

Here are some of the brooches that my friend Rosa made and had for sale. I bet you know why I love the dress she has them displayed on. ;)

Here are some of the brooches that my friend Rosa made and had for sale. I bet you know why I love the dress she has them displayed on. 😉

Here's Rosa with one of her cute crochet market bags that she had for sale.

Here’s Rosa with one of her cute crochet market bags that she had for sale.

And another market bag made by Rosa.

And another market bag made by Rosa.

Such a cool metal sculpture made by one of the artists.

Such a cool metal sculpture made by one of the artists.

Then I was off to Brandi's memorial service.

Then I was off to Brandi’s memorial service.

Brandi would have loved how beautiful the alter looked that day.

Brandi would have loved how beautiful the alter looked that day.

Starla and Jennifer reunited for Brandi's service.

Starla and Jennifer reunited for Brandi’s service.

I was so happy to see that their friend Court came to the service as well.

I was so happy to see that their friend Court came to the service as well.

One of my customers from the 2015 Kansas Barn Sale called me to ask me if I could make an owl purse. So I did.

One of my customers from the 2015 Kansas Barn Sale called me to ask me if I could make an owl purse. So I did.

I love the way it turned out

I love the way it turned out

Thanks to my sister who always knows the best way to photograph my creations. Thank you Jackie for always being there for me.

Thanks to my sister who always knows the best way to photograph my creations. Thank you Jackie for always being there for me.

I spent some time poking holes in the little 4 inch square flannel pieces.

I spent some time poking holes in the little 4 inch square flannel pieces.

I got to spend some quality time with my dear friend Lisa. I am so glad that we have gotten reacquainted after all these years. I love that she makes time to spend with me when she is in town. And I love that I made her laugh. :)

I got to spend some quality time with my dear friend Lisa. I am so glad that we have gotten reacquainted after all these years. I love that she makes time to spend with me when she is in town. And I love that I made her laugh. 🙂 She is so pretty inside and out.

I delivered the owl bag to my customer's husband.

I delivered the owl bag to my customer’s husband.

He was so adorable and was such a good sport when I asked to take his picture. He even stopped to pose and walked all the way to his car with it on his shoulder.

He was so adorable and was such a good sport when I asked to take his picture. He even stopped to pose and walked all the way to his car with it on his shoulder.

I love that our airport is so close and they have made a special little drive that you can park your car while waiting on people or a special person to come into town on a plane. I sit here and wait for a text from the person on the plane.

I love that our airport is so close and they have made a special little drive that you can park your car while waiting on people or a special person to come into town on a plane. I sit here and wait for a text from the person on the plane.

Our airport is going to be so neat once they get all the modifications done.

Our airport is going to be so neat once they get all the modifications done.

And surprise. The visitor was Joshua.

And surprise. The visitor was Joshua.

I am so glad that I always have my camera ready to shoot a picture. Joshua isn't always happy about it, but he knows that it is important to me to save a memory.

I am so glad that I always have my camera ready to shoot a picture. Joshua isn’t always happy about it, but he knows that it is important to me to save a memory.

He even helps me out. ;)

He even helps me out. 😉

John went to pick up Megan from school as I picked up Joshua from the airport. Then we all met up at Village Inn. Megan's first words were, "does Momma know you are here?"

John went to pick up Megan from school as I picked up Joshua from the airport. Then we all met up at Village Inn. Megan’s first words were, “does Momma know you are here?”

John's first hug.

John’s first hug.

Buddies.

Buddies.

Megan's first try at taking pictures.

Megan’s first try at taking pictures.

I think she is going to be a great photographer.

I think she is going to be a great photographer.

I think I know what I'm getting her for Christmas.

I think I know what I’m getting her for Christmas.

First selfie with my camera.

First selfie with my camera.

Megan got the first deviled egg.

Megan got the first deviled egg.

This is pure bliss. I love when these three are here.

This is pure bliss. I love when these three are here.

Joshua requested a few food items when he told me he was coming to Wichita. One of them was homemade baked mac and cheese.

Joshua requested a few food items when he told me he was coming to Wichita. One of them was homemade baked mac and cheese.

This was on a Wednesday night and Megan had to go home. She was so sad to leave Joshua as she only got to spend the evening with him. I think we all had tears in our eyes.

This was on a Wednesday night and Megan had to go home. She was so sad to leave Joshua as she only got to spend the evening with him. I think we all had tears in our eyes.

Joshua had also requested that I make a dental appointment for him. Here we are waiting for the dentist. He has been going to Dr. Detmer since he was just a little guy.

Joshua had also requested that I make a dental appointment for him. Here we are waiting for the dentist. He has been going to Dr. Detmer since he was just a little guy.

Rian and Joshua thought that I would like to have a manicure. Since I had never had one I thought, why not?

Rian and Joshua thought that I would like to have a manicure. Since I had never had one I thought, why not?

I took a week off so that I could be with Joshua and I love that he included me in on some of his outing with Rian. I loved my manicure so much that I have already booked another one this week.

I took a week off so that I could be with Joshua and I love that he included me in on some of his outing with Rian. I loved my manicure so much that I have already booked another one this week.

Another one of Joshua's meal requests was fried chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, and green beans. I even made fried chicken for Rian with rice flour.

Another one of Joshua’s meal requests was fried chicken, mashed potatoes, gravy, and green beans. I even made fried chicken for Rian with rice flour.

I was so glad that Rian could come by for dinner.

I was so glad that Rian could come by for dinner.

You know when these two are together it is going to get funny.

You know when these two are together it is going to get funny.

I knew the bite was coming, it always does.

I knew the bite was coming, it always does.

The silliness starts.

The silliness starts.

On and

On and

on

on

and on

and on

Stay tuned for Part 2 of Joshua’s visit.


Responses

  1. Happy days 🙂 Jennifer looks stunning at Brandi’s memorial (red and black are her colours) and I love Megan’s blue nails (even more than your purple ones, sorry).
    I think secretly Joshua loves having his pic takes.
    ❤ you. x

    • Thank you so much for stopping by Jill! I will be for sure to tell Jennifer that you like her color chooses. 😉 Love and Hugs!

    • Shhh, she can never know!

  2. Happy times, so glad for you! Xx

    • Thanks so much Cathy! Have a great week. Hugs, Tamara

  3. Hi Tamara! What an uplifting post! I’m so glad that your Joshua came to visit and that you were able to spend some quality time. All the photos are terrific. Loved the sculptures you showed, both the ceramic and metal ones. You go on some neat adventures. Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such lovely comments on my projects. 🙂

    • Hi Jeanne! Thank you so much for loving the post and for always being here to let me know. You are very welcome, I love the things that you make. Hugs, Tamara

  4. 1.) Love that you hit up an art crawl but upset that a week later you balked at the Final Friday business. Next time……
    2.) I enjoy this picture of Lisa. Good smiley snap.
    3.) The image of me as you were driving up.
    4.) The one of lil’ Meg peeking around me at VI.
    5.) The one of all of us on the floor.
    6.) Meg’s secret photo skills, camera would be a great idea, let us discuss.
    7.) Love your hands, you have to tell me how the next mani goes.
    8.) All the food, can’t wait to see more.
    9.) Rian and I, always classic. The last ones were us taking selfies on her phone hahahaha.
    The end.

    • Oh Chacho Aaron. I love that you loved all the photos and by the way remind me to talk to you about the art crawl. 🙂 Love you and hope you have a good week. Momma!

  5. What can I say? I am so THRILLED you had a week-long visit with Joshua!!!
    I love that art show you attend. And I love the colors used in that second market bag of Rosa’s.
    The owl purse is adorable .. as is the model. LOL
    Love that you finally had a manicure .. and already booked a second one. Also love that color purple. … I noticed your “Cupie” is now blonde rather than purple. 😉
    Thanks for the update & all the pics of your fun memories, Tamara!
    Kiss-Kiss!! ~ Kat

    • Hi Kat! Thank you so much for loving the photos. I always get a “kick” out of all the things that you notice in them. You make me smile. 🙂 Love and Hugs, Tamara

  6. Now I know why you haven’t blogged in so long. You have been busy. I love that Josh was able to come home and spend some time with the family. And of course I love the crochet. I’ve miss my Kansas cousins. Love you girl. sw

    • Hi Sue! Thank you for stopping by to comment. I wished we lived closer so that we could get together on the weekend. Love you too!

  7. Tamara,
    This is my favorite blog of all I’ve read. I know it is because you love your Joshua SO MUCH!!!!!
    Kaye


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