Thursday, June 5, 2008

Prom Pictures and a Small Woo Hoo!

My daughter sent me some pictures of my oldest granddaughter, Nichole, going to her Senior Prom, recently. Pictured above is Nichole and her date, Danny. Aren't they cute?

And here is Nichole, with her best friend Ally. They have been best friends since kindergarten! They are lovely young women now, going off to college soon.

It seems like only yesterday that Nichole was a little girl, chasing my chickens around the yard, swimming with baby ducks in the kiddie pool, taking a walk in the woods with me, collecting pretty rock treasures, catching tiny frogs in cups at the river, and trying to sneak them home by hiding them in a suitcase, and crying when they were leaving to go home to the city, because she didn't want to leave her Nana! But, of course, she will always be my Honey-Bunny. And did I tell you that I am very proud of her?

Sunrise, sunset, sunrise, sunset
Swiftly fly the years
One season following an other
Laden with happiness and tears
-From "Fiddler on the Roof"

I also want to mention a small Woo Hoo. I have a short, writing related article in this week's Writer's Weekly, a popular newsletter for freelance writers. Angela Hoy, who publishes the newsletter, bought this from me recently, and if you'd like to take a peek at it, here is the link to it:

Thank you for reading. Have a wonderful day!


Gramma Ann said...

Congratulations!!! on your many writing ventures. I did go and read about your little gold mine you have going for you. How great!

Your g-daughter and her friend look lovely in their gowns. As does her escort, in his cute little tuxedo.

I have always loved the song: "Sunrise, sunset" too. How true to life the words to that song have become.

Linda said...

You have a lovely granddaughter. Yes, I can tell you are very proud her. My daughter's name is Nicole, without the "h".

Congratulations of your article in Writer's Weekly. I've made note of some of your stories and will be hunting them down.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Jmkdreak said...

Nice pictures!
And Congrat's on the article.
we're proud of you too!


Michele said...

Thanks for sharing the photos, Renie! Your granddaughter is beautiful--just like Nana!

Congrats on the Woo Hoo too! You're quite the busy, successful writer! ;-)

*smiles and hugs*

Susie said...

What a beautiful young lady all dressed up for prom. You must be so proud of your granddaughter!
Time truly does fly by..
Congratulations on your latest publication.

Tina Coruth said...


Your grandaughter is beautiful! Your wonderful memories of her as a little girl will be the stories she will tell her little girl (or boy) some day! :-)

Congratulations on your article in Writer's Weekly. It's a terrific article.


Mountain Mama said...

Your granddaughter is a lovley young lady. I think she resembles you.
I went over and read your article. That is some great information Renie. How sweet of you to share it, and congratulations on your fantastic writing career.

Love-Hugs & Prayers said...

Well, Congratulations on your writings!! Good for you!!
Your grand daughter is very pretty. She looks like a nice young lady!
Isn't our weather here in Missouri something else!! whew!!
Love and hugs Grams

Nonna said...

Woo Hoo to you Renie! I read the article about you! Congratulations!! I think its wonderful that you have a little gold mine of your own!!

Your granddaughter is beautiful! I can see why your so proud of her.

Have a blessed weekend!

Old Lady Lincoln said...

What a beautiful young Granddaughter. You can be very proud of her. Congratulations on your story writing and selling. Also thanks for coming to my blog.

Loretta said...

Congratulations on your very own gold mine and your beautiful granddaughter! Just think of all the wonderfull stories she will have to tell her babies about her Nana.

Mississippi Songbird said...

Congratulations on your article and your grand daughters are beautiful!.. What lovely photos.. Thanks for sharing the special photos with us.. Bunches of hugs....

BClark said...

Hello Renie,

What lovely pictures I can fully understand your pride. The girls choices of gowns were perfect. I always think girls are selling them selves short when they wear the "hochie girl" type gowns. They do grow so fast don't they, my oldest grandaughter has 3 children, oh, no! Thank you for the link to your article, very informative. Maybe one day I can pick your brain on how to get started, my head is full of stories. Best to you, Barbara

deborah wilson said...


Read the article - thanks for the advice and I wish you well.

Your granddaughter is a pretty girl, going to the school prom is a girl's highschool highlights.

Whenever Kristen and Envy are ready for theirs, I know I will cry and boohoo.

BClark said...

Oh, Miss Renie one more thing at the nursery I found your plant it is a Spiarea and your's is Gold Mound we believe. Hope that helps.

Sue said...

I read that, I am impressed and I am interested. I love to write and read. I love History, we have to know these things before history is gone and we can ask no question.
Congratulations, Congratulations. I have a sweet friend that was in Nazi Germany. He came here when he was 16 to work, he is a baker. He told me of stories of his childhood. I think he should write them down too.

Rosy said...

Oh my favorite song from Fiddler on the roof, I even love the movie Fiddler on the roof too.

Your grand-daughter and her friends looks great in their prom growns, her escort is on the handsome side too.

Sounds like you had some wonderful joyful memories of your grand-daughter spending much time with you.

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Rosy said...

I forgot to mention that the chicken soup Discovering the Joy of Giving I gave to a dear friend of mine who still has it yet.

Merle said...

Dear Renie ~~ Congratulations on your resale . Good for you on retaining the rights to all your work. Your granddaughter and her friend are both lovely as well as her partner for the Prom. A lovely night to remember.
I hope your son Greg came and cut the grass again and I am glad he is close. I am glad you enjoyed "Before I Became a Mom" and the jokes. I agree there are not enough hours in the day. Take care, dear friend, Love, Merle.

audrey` said...

Dearest Renie

How are you, my friend?

It has been a long while since I came =)
Thank you so much for your wishes and concern.
I was just plain lazy.

Nicole looks so lovely. Yes, both she and her date look very cute.

Mary said...


You are so correct about reprints being a gold mine. I have sold some of mine over and over. It is nice that we are able to submit previously published works.

Your granddaughter is beautiful. Prom is such a special time for young people. I remember when she was just a tiny little things. Time does fly, doesn't it?

Take care, my friend. I hope all is well with you. We had a little excitement tonight by way of nature. Strong winds, tornado warnings, torrential rain and a branch down off the huge tree at the end of our driveway. I posted photos.


Merle said...

Dear Renie ~~ Thank you so much for your good wishes for John's birthday
and for our day out. Glad you enjoyed the Sand and Stone story and the jokes. I hope you had a nice lunch with your church friends, Is Eileen
able to use her hand now?
Take care dear friend, Love, Merle.

ancient one said...

Hey Renie,

Congrats on your woo hoo! That was an interesting article. Learn something new every day! Who would have ever known that you can sell and resell a story. Great advice to writers!

Your granddaughter is so pretty. I know you are proud. All us grandmothers are like that over our grandchildren, aren't we?

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Proms say, “We are growing up.”

Neat photographs and a most appropriate song, Ms. Renie.

Congratulations on the article.

Have a grand week!

Anonymous said...

renie, you're so blesssed. nichole is so pretty!