Saturday, December 26, 2009


She should be white, after all she is a West Highland "WHITE" Terrier

*first pic the color she should be
**all the rest the color she is most of the time.....

Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry CHRISTmas

The stockings were hung on the railing with care.

Santa had his cookie and left a "Thank You" note

They were a blur coming down the steps

I love matching PJs

Each taking their time opening gifts

Keegan so wanted an Indiana Jones hat, this is what we found

Tripp was so much fun this year

The sock monkeys I made for the kids were a hit (please note the Jones hat that he wore all day)

It was such a great and cozy day. We were exhausted from the last week of late nights, so the rest of the morning we napped on the couch.

Not too much rest for me though soon I needed to make dinner.

And here is a little gift I found on my film when I was uploading it. Just thought it was funny and would share.

Monday, December 21, 2009

My Hooks Are On FIRE!!!

What I have been up until 1am crocheting the last few days. One down 2 to go!!

****how many days til Christmas?????

Monday, December 14, 2009

When No One is Looking

When no one is looking this sweet faced boy goes from this:

To this:

That's right folks after spending the better part of the afternoon tidying his bedroom I went downstairs to make dinner. When I came back up to let them know it was ready this is what I found. That little stinker dumped almost and entire bottle of powder all over his train table and body! He walked over to his dresser and grabbed a wipe from the container and said "here mommy, here's a wipe". I then made him stand in the crime scene so I could take a photo........

But darn he is cute.......

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Happy Cismas

I have been a busy little elf trying my darnedest to get my crafts finished. I'm not doing bad.

I decided to also try and crochet a tree skirt in the midst of everything else. I am not going to kill myself though, if it gets finished this year great, otherwise there is always next year!

And finally here is a shot of the "Cismas" tree, as Tripp calls it, after he had his hand at decorating it. Thank goodness for shatter proof ornaments. Hmmmm bet you would never guess how tall he is....

I hope you and your family are having a great holiday season!

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Newly Listed

A fun little scarf for the cold weather I just listed in the shop.
Man I have really been enjoying crocheting lately. Quick little projects at night are so satisfying!

** In other news school has been going good here and the kids are still enjoying it. We have been doing school while listening to Christmas music. I am hoping to have "Christmas" (as Tripp calls anything decorated for Christmas) up around the house by the end of the weekend. Now if only we could get a week of snow the week before Christmas, that would be AWESOME!!

Thursday, November 26, 2009


Today is a day to give thanks and all though I have so much to be thankful for I thought I would give you my short list.

**I am thankful for my friends who are more like family.

**I am thankful for my family and especially my kids.

**I am thankful for having this time with them while they are learning along side of me.

**Most importantly I am thankful to know the Good News of The Lord Jesus Christ, who died on the cross a sinless man so that my sins would be forgiven....That's pretty HUGE


Sunday, November 22, 2009

The Last 8 Months

There is still some work to be done. A little bit of painting that I didn't get to before we left PA and of course getting her decked out. But here is the progress from the last 8 months....

Not bad for a dad and his daughter.........

This is not an is just the beginning!!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Hold On To Your Seats......

Yes all you blog followers the day has finally arrived..........

The lil' Lemondrop

has arrived home, slide show to follow in a day! Props to me for driving it the whole way home, 8hrs, 3 kids, 1 scruffy dog, and an awesome Dad for moral support. She is resting happily in my driveway tonight and I can't wait to doll her up finally.


Sunday, November 15, 2009


I wanted to post a photo of the giveaway item. So here it is right before it was delivered to the lucky winner:

And here she is in her winnings...I "worked my magic" very little she is just that darn pretty......

I feel another give away coming soon....

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Please Send a Boat.......

.....and it's only getting worse!!!!!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Nothing at All

Sometimes it's just better to say nothing at all.........

Saturday, November 7, 2009

8 years ago this little girl made me a Mommy. She amazed me then and continues to now. I have been blessed by my kids, I remind myself this often.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

From my Birthday

A super great friend knows me so well....

For the lil' Lemondrop :)

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

And the Winner is......

ESSKLEIN...I'll be getting in touch with you for you to claim your prize..One catch you have to take a picture of it on you and email it to me so I can post it here :)
Thanks for all the lovely Birthday wishes, it was a great day. I had a lot of fun doing a give away......more might follow!!

And this is the hat the names were pulled from. I just made it for Keegan and he loves it!

Monday, November 2, 2009

32 Years......

**Give away now closed. Comments still welcomed.

***Bonus: You have until Midnight your time tonight to post on this post or the previous one to be entered in a mystery crochet item give away. The number will be pulled from a hat by my lovely assistant Avery.....Good Luck!!

Birthday and Give Away

It's my birthday today.....a slide show will soon follow.
***Bonus: You have until Midnight your time tonight to post on this post or the one to follow to be entered in a mystery crochet item give away. The number will be pulled from a hat by my lovely assistant Avery.....Good Luck!!

Friday, October 30, 2009

My Friends Rock

I needed a few more photos taken for a new listing I am putting in my shop. My girlfriend LeAnne took the ones of my cuff bracelets and today I called on Sonya.

Making her debut on my blog.....Sonya!! They turned out great, thanks for helping me out :)

**"friend" photo by Avery

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Just Listed

I just listed this in my Etsy shop. More colors to come and other items. After 2 years of having an etsy shop I have actually posted something. It was a scary step for me!!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Things I Learned Camping

It was his birthday and he had a blast!! The question who ate who?
Things moved quickly from this

To this.....The smoke from the campfire was unyielding and the wind was relentless. This made for a not so fun campfire experience.
This girl had soccer on Sat morning and she made a goal(well she always makes a goal) and she loves camping
Please notice the boy in the green shirt in the tree....why yes that is Keegan in a tree again. I swear he should have been a monkey. The kid without the shirt is not mine, but a friend.
Piper had to be embarrassed and wear those booties that you see lying there in the photo. The sand spurs were TERRIBLE they alone have made me never want to camp at this state park again.
After a HOT Friday night and Saturday afternoon we woke up to a windy cold Sunday. These are the friends we went with, and Avery.

Lesson 1: Never camp at fIrst LanDing state park again, unless we have no kids or animals along.
Lesson 2: Never camp again with out the Lil' Lemondrop, does this really need an explanation??????
Lesson 3: Refer back to 1 and 2.
Lesson 4: Make sure everyone is on the same page as you when it comes to cooking and being prepared......

Other than that there were memories made and some fun times had. Oh yeah one thing on the plus side, the shower rooms were nice so I give them an A+

***Delena Thank you so much for my lovely surprise in the mail. Your kind words were much needed and appreciated more than you will ever know!!!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

What I've Always Wanted

Here is just one more thing that I would love to sit next to my vintage camper. It even comes in pink!!! It would be an awesome birthday gift, any takers???

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Second Wind

For the last month or so things haven't been the greatest for me. I have had a lot to deal with internally. I am still prayerfully dealing with these private matters, but in the mean time I have finally caught my second wind. I have allowed school to slack just getting by doing math and spelling most days, but no more. Tomorrow I will be going at it head first. I need to start putting the pieces back together so my life is something that I recognize. The rest I am leaving to the Lord to get back on track. I thank Him daily for the great friends(who have become my family)that I have to lean on and listen and care so big it makes me emotional to think about. I am so glad I serve and awesome God whom I can run to in all the peaks and valleys of my life. It is truly humbling to know His love and understanding never ceases!!!

Friday, October 16, 2009

For a Friend

My latest crochet project for Margaret.

Pattern from, I did alter the pattern a bit to fit better.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

This Ones For YOU Fairmaiden:)

A side by side of me and my mom. Although my dad would like nothing more than for one of us to look like him, we all seem to resemble my mom. With the exception of my freckles....those I get from my Daddy!!!