Tuesday, May 01, 2018

May is here....

~ Greetings and Warm Welcome Friends ~
May is here...
even though it is still a bit nippy in the mornings, I've mowed grass a couple of times so spring IS here! I just hope it doesn't go from being a bit nippy to scorching hot. 

lots of things are going on this month. First I'd like to share the cover from the new Punch Needle and Primitive Stitcher Magazine...and specifically to the NEW FEATURE!

I just hope I did justice to this honor.
I'm very nervous about it.

Do you have a subscription?
Well if you don't, WHY NOT? It is a gorgeous, full color pages, heavy weight glossy paper. OR you can purchase a digital subscription too. Just go to this link: PUNCH NEEDLE AND PRIMITIVE STITCHER MAGAZINE
and sign up online for a subscription!


This is happening.
Where has 18.5 years gone? It seems like yesterday I was changing diapers, stepping on toys, exhausted....
Here they are all grown up. 
Both boys will be attending Indiana University Purdue University of Indianapolis.
Both boys are direct admits into the Purdue School of Engineering (on the IUPUI campus).
Both boys will be following in their Daddy and their sister's footsteps of becoming Electrical Engineers (God willing).
It is time for them to fly!

and then... THIS GIRL....
was just notified one week ago that she was a SMART SCHOLARSHIP WINNER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What is a Smart Scholarship? Well it is a full ride scholarship, with stipend and internship awarded through the Department of Defense. It is VERY HARD to land one, especially as an undergraduate. She got one! She got one! She got one!
and she got it through Crane where she already had an internship as an Electrical Engineer.
She is set for college, she is set for her career!

She is going through finals this week and nervous as a mouse in a room of cats. I don't know why though because this girl is the ONLY female Electrical Engineering student in her class. She carries a job, she is the president of  the Society of Women Engineers, an at large campus student senator, a student mentor for Women in Engineering AND carries a 4.0 gpa. 
Proud? Doesn't even begin to describe it.

To God goes the Glory.

Until next time,
I'll be trying to keep my emotions under control as we hit a lot of milestones along our life journey.

Thank you for reading and following me in all the mediums you may follow me.
YOU are special
I love you!
Vonna xxxx


  1. Congrats to all your children for their accomplishments. Tell them to check out Huntsville,Alabama when they are ready for full time jobs. LOTs of Engineers here!! What great news for your daughter and as you said, a real blessing. Time does go by quickly. My oldest son will be 40 this year and that seems so hard to believe. Glad I was a child bride.:) I do subscribe to the magazine and I look forward to reading your portion of the summer edition.

  2. You have every reason to be soooo proud!! Such accomplishments! Nothing is better in life than seeing our children exceed and succeed! Obviously, you and your husband did a wonderful job of nurturing and motivating your children...WELL DONE!

  3. Best wishes to all your kids as they continue on their life's journery! You and Keith have raised amazing young people. Best wishes to you as the first issue with your column becomes available. I know it will be a smashing success.

  4. Holy smokes, Vonna! Truly amazing! Your kids are awesome! Your boys are great but by golly, go Katie, you make us women so proud!

  5. Wonderful news! You have every reason to be proud! Every Mom wants her children to be the best they can be.

  6. Congratulations to Katie!! And to Jacob and Ian! Our Jacob is graduating from Marquette University in Nursing. :D He has a job at Children's Hospital. A dream of his since he began his college education.

  7. Congratulations to your whole family who I'm sure are all celebrating the fantastic achievements of your "big" kids!

  8. You should be proud! I'm proud right along with you. It's always so great to see kids make the first steps into adulthood. Thank you for sharing their accomplishments with us.

  9. Congratulations to your awesome kids! You have every reason to be proud!

  10. What a wonder your kids are. Thanks for letting us know how your kids advance in their lives.

  11. God has certainly blessed you, and your family is blessed to have such wonderful Christian parents!

  12. You have every reason to be happy and proud. You go kids, you go. My daughter was one of two ee in her class 23 years ago..

  13. Wonderful news for all of you. x

  14. Wow! Congratulations on the boys graduating & be accepted to college and no less engineering and Katie what a fabulous accomplishment! Congratulations to her... You truly have many blessings and I wish them all the best!

  15. Thanks so much Vonna for alerting me to that magazine! Congratulations to all your children, you must be bursting with pride!!! My children all both grown, I agree, where does time go??

  16. I started a comment and it disappeared - anyway - I can hear the excitement in your post. Rightly so ! you should be elated over the success of your awesome Katie. The boys following along is great news and I know you and DH will be so proud and sad on Grad day to set your little birds on their way. Ellie will sure be lonesome all alone but I'm sure she will continue to amuse you along the way. Hugs and happiness to all - Mel

  17. Wow Vonna amazing kids so many accomplishments at a young age. Congratulations to them. And to you Vonna, can't wait to get my issue and see all the good things from you. You are awesome so don't be nervous.

  18. You must be truly overwhelmed with pride and thankfulness on all counts. All the love and help you have given your children comes back to you doesn’t it? A full ride!!! Does everybody understand what this means!!! Oh my gosh! She must be working so hard to earn such an honor. Ellie is gonna be so so spoiled now. She’ll be the only one home for you to dote on! Lucky gal. Congrats Vonna. For the feature in the magazine and for a job well done on your parenting.��

  19. Such great accomplishments! Does anyone in your family sleep? :) I'm very much looking forward to reading your column in the next PN&PS issue.

  20. You have every reason to be off the scale on pride. Congratulations to them on their achievements.

  21. So much to be proud of...congratulations to all.

  22. What wonderful kids you've raised, Vonna. I know it will be hard to say goodbye to the boys, but Miss Ellie will grow and blossom as an only child. That is what happened with our last when he was here alone with us for four years :) Congratulations on your PNPS column--can't wait to get my issue!

  23. Congratulations to your kiddos! That SMART scholarship is quite the honor!

  24. Congratulations all around. First for the wonderful young men you have raised that will be off to Purdue and then for the genius daughter who is bringing one home for the girls in math and science and to you as you embark on something new. New chapters opening for all. Their success is a direct result of you and your husbands upbringing of your children. Pat yourself on the back......

  25. So many different things to be so proud of. I'm not surprised Vonna. You are amazing so of course your kiddos are too.

  26. Congrats to your kids! I don't have a subscription to PNPS magazine, but I regularly purchase it at either Barnes and Noble or my LNS. I look forward to seeing your new feature in the coming issue!

  27. What an amazing accomplishment for all of you. You are blessed AND it’s been hard work as parents to get the young adults where they are. God Bless You...such joy.

  28. Vonna: Congratulations to the Graduates, this shows how great and important good parenting is, this is what you and your husband have done with your children.
    Congratulations to Katie, wow she is one lucky and busy lady.
    I am happy for your family.


  29. Congratulations to the children, nope, young adults and to the parents that raised them. May Ellie grow and blossom and I'm sure we'll be hearing about more accomplishments in the future too.

  30. Congrats to you and your family Vonna. You have much to be proud of.

  31. Congratulations to Katie from a fellow female Electrical Engineer!! There were only two girls in most of my classes. =)

  32. Great accomplishments, high school graduation was very emotional for me. Love all of your finishes, make sure you take sometime for you self.


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