Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Monday, March 19, 2007
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He's so cute with his hair way too long and his facial hair,( which I dispise!)
He wants me to cut his hair so badly, but I think it's cute all curly so I've been putting it off. Now that it's getting warmer he'll make me do it. Anyway, this is my muffin!
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
I look at the box and immediately recognize the name and address is from one of the women I have swapped with a few times. I had no idea what could be in it.
I open it up and there is a lot of fabric with ribbons around it. And on the top is a note from Cheryl (zenochka on craftster.) In the note she explains that many of the ladies in the Fat Quarter Swap that I had recently organized got together and made me a fabric care package to cheer me up. Now I know you can't see this, but I am having a hard time not crying my eyes out now, can you imagine what I was like when I opened it. I honestly really haven't had a chance to do any crafting since my sister died (minus painting Jorden's room.) The fabrics are lovely and I can tell that a lot of thought was put into them, because they are perfect for me.
Here I organized the swap, and these wonderful (which I can't think of a big enough word to describe how fabulous they are,) women organized this. I can't possibly thank them enough. This has warmed my heart and helped me so far on my darkest day.
Thank you zenochka, BlondGirl, nixkisses, iheartsushi, igobylorib, stacysews, & moilulu
Craftsters really are the best people in the world! Thank you all so much. Now I had better go before my tears short out the keyboard.
Tuesday, March 13, 2007
However, everyone around us has gotten the flu and we seem to have been missed. So we have our health!
Thursday, March 08, 2007
Here's a group shot, goofy guys, they can never take a decent photo together.
Here's Jorden dancing. She's singing along too, but you can't obviously hear her.
Here Jorden & Tim are playing a ball tossing game together.
Liam is deep in concentration, trying to get a ball through a moving target.
Here you can see Lore in the bumper cars and Liam in the background.
Not a great picture of Levi on the bumper cars, but he seemed to be avoiding my camera that day.
Tuesday, February 27, 2007
Jorden with our snowman.
Jo and the boys posing after school with the snowman
It was beautiful with the fresh falling snow. We're working on cleaning out my craftroom, so she can have a bedroom. The contracts came and it looks like she will be living here nearly full time for 8 months. Her dad will gradually get more visitation so they can get to know each other. Once she does go to her dad's full time (next fall) she will be coming here for daycare when her dad and step mom are working. So at least I will get to see her. We are busy trying to make her a more permanent spot, a place of her own. My craft room/storage room will move upstairs and her bedroom will go in there. After she moves out it will turn into more of a playroom for her and the boys.
Here's where she's been staying until we had a more permanent place. Plus she was close to the bathroom and VERY close to us so if she needed us we could be there. Obviously it's not ideal, so we need to remedy it.
Wednesday, February 21, 2007
Here is a group shot of all the wonderful goodies she sent! You see the 6 Moda!!! fat quarters in the middle. A gorgeous nest pin on the left. 2 sets of handpainted candles! A very touching card. And that cute pink purse on the right is for my niece Jorden!
As you can see Jorden loves it! She slept with it last night, she keeps her treasures in there, and has a picture of her sisters and mommy in there. The girl loves to accessorize! Thank you so much sewinglori!!!
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
Obviously the out pour of support is amazing! I don't mean to minimize it at all. We really appreciate all of it. We just needed to breathe. We disapeared this weekend. We have some amazing friends who let us stay at their house while we just breathed for awhile.
Now we are back at home. Life is beginning to get back to normal. Today would have been my sister's birthday. It will be a hard day.
Sunday, February 11, 2007
Edited to add: the coroner's report says she did not break her neck. She has had epilepsy for some time and had landed in a coma about 2 years ago. We didn't think there was any way for her to survive that. She did though, but her body never fully recovered. We believe that she had another huge seizure and passed away because of her body being unable to take it.
Wednesday, February 07, 2007
Now they have a half day of school tomorrow and off on Friday and it is still supposed to be super cold. Not only can they not go outside, but they are cooped up in the house. My house has gotten quite messy, just from being around. I am going stir crazy and they are too. I think Friday we are going to just have a crafty crazy day. We'll get our Valentine's done and maybe some decorations and maybe even some baking too.
Monday, February 05, 2007
I considered either a pillow or a reading pillow (with straps to hold down a book.) But they don't seem right. I'm super stuck. Anyone out there in blogger land have any ideas I would be so grateful to hear them!
Friday, February 02, 2007
Thursday, January 18, 2007
Tuesday, January 16, 2007
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My Scrabble© Score is: 12.
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My Scrabble© Score is: 15.
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Yep, Tim's name is worth more points than mine!
I sat down and just thought today about where I thought I'd be at this age, and surprisingly, I'm NO where near it. However, I am really happy, which I don't know if I ever really thought I would be at this age. So many people go through life getting through it, and I think at the ripe old age I am, I have finally realized that looking around is so much better than coasting through. I am so blessed! So I guess if this is what getting older is, just appreciating everything more, then I guess.... BRING IT ON!!
Monday, January 15, 2007
Monday, January 08, 2007
Wednesday, January 03, 2007
This is an Amish puzzle ball that I made for my new baby nephew Evan. He's only about 2 months old, so he didn't care a whole lot. It has flannel dinosaur fabric on the outside and red on the inside.
For my 2 youngest nieces I made monkey finger puppets. So they could act out the 5 little monkeys jumping on the bed. Here they are all together.
Here is Jorden posing with 2 of her monkeys. She didn't really care for her picture being taken.
A close up of the ReinBeer Antlers