Wednesday, December 31, 2008
I hope 2008 was your best year ever and I hope 2009 tops that
I will be back to post my goals for the upcoming year soon (as soon as I figure them out). I hope by putting it our there for everyone to see it will motivate me even more. I love having a goal list because it is so much fun to cross them off when you accomplish them. Happy Thoughts.
Tuesday, December 30, 2008
So when it came time to go visit the grandparnets I asked both boys to put on their sweaters. Mason didn't mind but when Cody had to put his on there was a bit of eye rolling and moaning going on. It was pretty funny. I made him a deal and said he only had to wear it long enough for me to take some pictures and then he could take it off. This picture is one of the cute ones I got. Cody asked his big brother to hop on for a piggy back ride. I think this will be the one and only set of pictures with matching sweaters but I LOVE IT. And.... Cody never did take his sweater off and wore it all day when we were visiting family untll bedtime. Perhaps there is a least one more matching sweater picture in my future
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Sunday, December 7, 2008
Sunday, November 30, 2008
For the last couple of years my boys have made tie dyed socks for everyone. We would pick the really heavy duty socks that you want to wear around the house and I would get those great kits from the craft store that have all the dyes in bottles you can squirt out. It was a challenge to make the two socks match each other and we had fun trying out different methods. Last year my son Mason actually drew pictures on each sock with something he thought the person liked. It turned out great. The socks held up great and we didn’t have any incidents with the laundry turning colors.
This year we are trying something different. The boys are creating specialty hot chocolate that we are going to package and stick in mugs. We have spent the last month and a half collecting cool coffee cups from thrift stores. We plan on doing different flavored hot chocolate. So far our favorite is the Cinnamon Hot Chocolate. We designed labels with instructions and their names on it so we can mark each flavor. We are also going to dip wooden stir sticks in chocolate so the Hot Chocolate can be served with it. The mugs have been fun to choose for the different people. I am amazed at how accurate the kids are in picking mugs. Each boy is picking someone in a couple. Mason is doing his Uncle and Cody is doing his Aunt. I look forward to putting the whole thing together. We have been doing it in phases the kids don’t get burned out. I have found that they do best when we only work on one thing for about a half hour. Then it stays fun. I will make sure to post some pictures when we get it all put together.
Thursday, November 27, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
When I was younger and used to get frustrated or down on my luck about situations or family I would turn on Jerry Springer and it would work magic. If you ever thought your life sucked then you just had to watch Jerry Springer and realize that life is not so bad. My brother wasn’t sleeping with my sister, my mom wasn’t sleeping with boyfriend and my husband and my friends hadn’t all stabbed me in the back. I know it was probably not healthy to feel better because other people had such miserable lives but it certainty put things into perspective back then.
I wish you all a very happy Thanksgiving holiday and may all the things you are thankful for make you feel fortunate and loved.
Monday, November 24, 2008
J. Donald Walters
American Author, Lecturer, Playwright
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Here is a link to one of our listing
Have a Wonderful Day
Saturday, November 15, 2008
I would do anything to protect my children
I have found the love of my life
My family is always first
My family is always there when I need them
I really like who I am as a person
We are all going to die someday and it is okay
If we try our best and fail the world is not going to end
A baby hug is the coziest hug in the world
Yellow is not a good color for me because it makes me look ill
Singing in the shower is good for your health
Now on the other hand there are so many things I don’t know for sure but feel pretty comfortable with. All of those thoughts, plans, dreams, hopes, and concerns are going to fall in my 85% sure of column and it is all going to be okay because at the end of the day, my life is GOOD!
Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
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Monday, November 3, 2008
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Thursday, October 30, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Sunday, October 26, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
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Thursday, October 16, 2008
Thursday, October 9, 2008
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Wednesday, October 1, 2008
Tuesday, September 30, 2008
Sunday, September 28, 2008
I could just imagine pulling this puppy out of my inside jacket pocket and taking a sip. I just know everyone would want to know where I got it from. Wouldn't this make a great guy gift for the upcoming holidays?
Friday, September 26, 2008
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Of course my practical side stood its ground so that I could see where the little bugger decided to land. It almost seemed like he could fly. He went from rack to rack to wall and then to the window. He was hanging onto the trim and just scratching at the window with one hand. The whole thing reminded me of Hammy for the movie OVER THE HEDGE
I decided the smart thing for me to do was to find a way out for him. I opened my back door and he didn’t seem inclined to leave that way. He didn’t seem to want to move away from the window at all. I know they are small furry creatures that actually look quite cute but when they are jumping all over your store they seem more like rapid little rodents. To continue, I decided I would try to slide the window open so I ventured away quite quickly to get the broom and when I came back he was still there. I slowly moved the pole towards him and the window and he went jumping back the other way. Which of course made me want to jump and run? I didn’t, I just slowly slide the window opened and circle wide around him to encourage him to go back towards the window. He got the idea and went flying towards the open window and missed. Smacked straight into the glass and then fell to the ground, jumped back up and decided on a different route. He tried again and just barely made it by two claws. So he is hanging there holding on with all his might and trying to climb the glass with his hind legs just pumping away. By this point I am cheering him on “Come On little fellow you can do it” (I was still gripping the broom just in case he changed routes) and HE DID finally make it out the window which I promptly shut along with the back door.
I spent the rest of the day on edge and peering around all the corners. I was especially loud and noisy too. I am sure he was as scared as I was but I hope to never see him again. I am not sure how he got in but I do leave my doors open all the time. I am thinking that maybe I locked him in for the night. I also thing I will leave all my doors closed for awhile.
Monday, September 15, 2008
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
Monday, September 8, 2008
Saturday, September 6, 2008
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Tuesday, August 26, 2008
When I swing my leg over that seat and snuggle in behind my husband I know that for a little while I don’t have to worry about a thing. I can’t talk to anyone, I can’t answer the phone and I can’t accomplish anything. I just have to be, relax and enjoy. I only have to hold on and move with the bike which just comes naturally. I feel the most protected and safe when I am riding behind my husband. I trust him completely to take me wherever he wants to go and that he will protect me at all costs. You would think that be that exposed would be scary or terrifying but it isn’t for me. It is like a whole new world has opened up. I feel like I am floating on a cloud of pleasure and just soaring thru the atmosphere. I can feel every change in the environment. I can feel the shade of the trees cooling my body and the heat of the direct sun warming me up again. I can smell all the wonderful scents of summer, the flowers, the trees, the grass and the BBQ’s. I can’t see what is ahead of me but I can see all around me. I have nothing better to do then simple enjoy the experience.
Saturday, August 23, 2008
I love getting little glimpses of people’s lives. I feel so often that I have come across a kindred soul and that without the wonderful world of the Internet I wouldn't be able to stumble upon such great characters.
If time allowed it and I didn't have so many other commitments I think I could spend my days dashing from blog to blog reading all kinds of things and leaving wonderful comments. Where else can you share your thoughts so easily with the entire world? It is just amazing.
Monday, August 18, 2008
Great personalized items are available at CraftyGirlFred. She takes a picture that you have supplied and turns it
Sunday, August 17, 2008
Thursday, August 14, 2008
It is amazing how much time we all spent online. The first couple of days were very enlightening. When there was nothing exciting to do the TV or the Internet went on in an instant. Now that it is not there we have been reading more, playing cards and spending a lot more time talking to each other. My children even seemed to adapt faster then my husband and I. I do love to write and surf and promote my business but I want that to be my second choice and my family to be my first.
So, the blog writing will be a lot shorter and not so much for a while so I hope everyone enjoys there summer and I will be back to do more when the sun stops shining so much.
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Saturday, August 9, 2008
Crafts by Candice made this adorable file Birthday Card with a giraffe and Monkey on it. I really like the unique shape of the card and all of the wonderful colors. This would be a perfect card for that little boy in your life or anyone that loves wild animals. She also has in her shop a great greeting card that is shaped like flip flops which would be great for any beach lover you know. She can be found at http://www.drumchick99.etsy.com/