Friday, October 31, 2008

Nick and the chick

While at the pumpkin patch on Tuesday all the kids were able to hold and pet the baby animals. Here is Nicholas with a baby chicken :-) At about this point his was squaking like crazy so I had to take it from him (ick!!) and hold it so the others could pet too. I was a little freaked out at first but it wasn't so bad. You see I have this "thing" with birds eyes, they just gross me out..why I don't know?? I had to be brave mama for nick though. We had a great time!!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

101 things to do in 101 days.... my new idea!

I made the decision recently that 2009 will be my year of organization!! I have been so far behind on tasks the past couple years it's crazy. Over the next couple weeks I will be working on a list with 101 things to do in 101 days..just 1 simple task a day will hopefully make a huge difference at the end of 101 days. Things like organizing my closet, cleaning out the junk drawers..yes drawers..plural :-( Anyone care to join me? make your own list and we can tackle this together...let me know.

rain is coming

Each and every year (well that may be an exageration..slightly) we get our first rain of the year on Halloween :-( Supposed to start raining tomorrow night straight through the weekend...I sure hope it's light on halloween. Nicholas is at such a fun age for halloween this year, he is very excited to "trick n treat", as he calls it. We are going to a friends house for dinner and trick or treating, should be a fun night. Can you believe how expensive halloween candy is now adays?? geez...crazy prices.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Value of friends

Years ago when my husband was in the military I made a couple of precious friends, each time we'd move I'd cry...this last time which was 13 years ago I swore I'd never make another friend. That did last for quite sometime, I isolated myself and kept everything inside..what an awful mistake that was! If only I knew then what I know now...friends are a true blessing from God! I feel whole again knowing that I have so many wonderful friends, some I don't talk to regularly but know they are always there, some I talk to weekly, some my internet friends. Who would have thought that friends mean so much and make life so much better. I thank God for the many friends that I have...each and every day! God Bless each of you....

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Thursday night again..they sure come up fast :-)

Things are good here. Nicholas has adjusted well to school now and learning to listen well...woohoo! didn't think that day would ever come.
Sophie is a bundle of energy, just soooo cute! and she's very cuddly for a puppy, I'll post some new photos this weekend.
Girls are doing well too...both have excellent grades this year, Patrick and I are very proud of them! Hard to believe Ashley graduates this next spring. Amazing how fast our babies grow up.
I've been sewing tons for Christmas gifts and having a great time at it too.
I should sign off as I'm soooo tired I feel like I'm babbling...Maybe tomorrow I'll have the energy to post a full message..

Good night

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

I wanna sew....

I wanna sew!!! no luck today though :-( maybe tonight. I started a mystery quilt friday night at the sewing event I attended and would love to finish it up, only 2 steps left. Mary Englebreit Christmas fabrics, it's so cute! I'll do my best to have a photo up asap.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Introducing Sophie Belle

She is just the sweetest little girl. She has a wonderful personality, very gentle and loving. She is content to play with her toys, yesterday she even napped on the family room floor :-) We definatley have a great breeder, she does all she can to socialize the pups and it shows! Nicholas is doing very well with Sophie, nothing like with Tucker....night and day difference with both Sophie and Nicholas. She is having a little tummy troubles this morning, I just called the vet and they informed me it was more than likely due to a change in I'm heading up to shower and run to the store to pick up what she had before..then slowly change her to this new brand. We'll see what happens....

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Breast Cancer Awareness Month....

..and I have switched to a pink background just for the cause :-) is my favorite color! I love pink....

and our new puppy will be named.....Sophie Belle..isn't that cute?!!!

more tomorrow..good night

Thursday already...where has the week gone??

Had a lovely morning visiting with a friend and her children and her new little rottweiler puppy "nala". What a cutie!!

Tomorrow we bring our little one home, can't wait. I "think" we have a mutually agreed upon name...I will post it this afternoon after talking to one more daughter ....It is cute, sweet and seems like a good choice for a female golden.

Plan to make some cupcakes this afternoon, that's the plan anyhow. Tomorrow is the "tickled pink event" a breast cancer sewing marathon...well they aren't actually calling it a marathon but since it's 12 hours of sewing I think that's appropriate. I have my pink pj's, pink candy, pink fabrics and ready to go!! It takes place at the Hampton Inn here in town, catered dinner from Outback Steakhouse, prizes, bingo, raffles, lots of sewing and a "double" mystery...meaning I don't even know what fabric I"ll be's a kit.

I'll post photos of puppy and the event saturday evening or sunday...

Time for Nicholas's nap and my lunch...

Sunday, October 12, 2008

oops...meant to say the girls are "not" crazy about the name summer...

puppy update

Well not sure if her name will still be Summer, the girls are crazy about the name...but she will be coming home on Friday morning, yay, we are all very excited. I'm a bit nervous with what happened to Tucker still so fresh in my mind, but I know this puppy will bring us all together to heal from the loss. I will post photos on Friday afternoon.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

Ashley trying to skate :-)

Ashley is on the left, yellow scarf. Arrianna is her best friend who is attempting to help Ashley stay up on the ice HAHA!!!


heres the cake.....the last one was Morgan at the ice skating rink...

Another busy day

Patrick, Ashley and I spent a few hours birthday shopping for Morgan today. Her party was great last night! 8 girls came, they had fun ice skating and then home for pizza, cake and presents. Wow...she is now wealthy...I guess gift cards and cash are the new fad. So guess where I'll be this week????....the mall.

Cake turned out beautifully last night...take a peek and see what you think. The top layer was chocolate, bottom vanilla both with raspberry filling, was yummy. The little cinderella on the top actually lit up too.

Thursday, October 9, 2008

My baby girl turns 14 on Sunday

where does the time go?? Isn't she a cutie?!! This was taken back a few months ago... She's having a big blast bday party tomorrow night with 9 friends, ice skating and a I nuts??

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

vinyl for tote

Hey Kim...the vinyl was purchased at the LQS. I'd be happy to pick you up some, it's about 6.00 a yard, but it's not a true yard, it's like 17" wide. Otherwise I'm sure it can be purchased online..let me know.

the stash we all have...

WOW...I was just looking at the poll of "how much fabric do you own". Between 8 of us that voted there is 6 that have over 100 yards!! 1 that has over 20 yards and 1 that only buys when needed..well figuring out the $$ amount of fabric 8 people own at 620 yards x 9.00 a yard we're looking at $$5,580.00!!! amazing!! that's at only 100 yards per person...Maybe we should all take out fabric insurance haha...

wonderful trip to Seattle

It was an awesome time for Nicholas and I. My nieces and nephew are getting so big and so full of happiness. I don't think I've seen kids that happy and content in a long time :-) Kudos to Jeremy and Holly for a job well done.

It was so nice to get back to my sewing machine! I missed her HAHA.... Finished a Christmas gift for my sisters boyfriend Tuesday and then last night/this morning made another Deli Lunch Tote. It's sooo cute...I used the line of fabric from the uterine cancer line. All torquoise with flowers and dragonflies. Decided I wanted to make my two nieces purses for Christmas so chose some really cute fabric for those, will get started when Nicholas naps today.

All is well here....daily chores almost done. Nicholas is thrilled to be home, I think he missed his toys. I sure missed my girls and Patrick, was so nice to see them. I really believe time away from loved ones brings you back much more appreciative of them :-)

oh and did I mention in drizzled and was dreary the entire time we were in Seattle!! I think the sun may have peeked out once :-(