Thursday, September 16, 2010

it's beginning to look

Halloween 2010 swap time! Just finished my ornaments for this year...and they are "under wraps" and "watchful eyes"!
They are all ready to go to the post office...

Can't show you what's inside...and my sweet little helper is holding onto the secret real tight!

Stay tuned for the REVEAL...(after everyone gets theirs)

In previous years...I've done these...

I went out this year and stumbled upon a black velboa tree. Had to get it because my white feather tree is FULL!!! So as they begin to roll in...we will be taking pics of the trees...full of spooky splendor!!!

Hugz til next time!!!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010


and just when I was thinking to myself...while standing in front of a sink of steaming dirty dishes...where do these things come from????? Then I looked down..and saw these little streams of water tumbling over the side of a bowl that had reached it's limit of liquid holdage (is that a word?)...It was kind of pretty..and as I was snapping that picture....

...hubby walked in and said.."WHAT THE HECK ARE YOU TAKING A PICTURE OF NOW???" lol...LOL...COMMIT ME NOW...

Middle of the week! Hope this post finds everyone doing well!

Yesterday was Maxx's first day of preschool..what a milestone...
Before Maxx went to school for the first day...he and his Big Buddy got in a bit of fishing (perfecting the craft I guess...even though they were just legos)

They did have a couple of KEEPERS..

Before they could get too involved... was TIME TO GO!


We got to school and he was calling out thru the door..."hey, here I am!!!"

Such a cute group of kiddies...and this is just part of the class!

..(remember this little girl sitting next to maxx...til later)

The teachers told everyone to head down to the class...

and find our names on the coat hook and hang up our backpacks..(can you pick out maxx's?)

in the class the kids had to find their names and flip their little nest over to show that their nest is full and they are in class today!

Maxx seems to be the only January the class

Posing with mommy for a moment before we have to leave him there...on his own...
(insert the rising tears here)

pausing for a last peek before we are forced to leave him there this big new himself...sniff...

He came out unscathed...and so happy to see us...holding his little it didn't get "squished" in his backpack and a little paper towel filled with his snack to share with us...and his big news was that "a girl TALKED to him" (remember girl from above here)

he was so proud of his day...or maybe he was proud because WE survived without him

he was soooooooooo tired...

til next time...hugz

Saturday, September 11, 2010

bits of brisk...

breezes blowing by...autumn is on it's way....

Had to change up the banner for the fall season. Pumpkins are showing up in the fields...and you can almost smell the apple cider in the air.

We finally had a season that we could CALL summer! We had hot temps for a good part of the three months just past. People complained..."it's sooooooooooooo hot"...I loved it! Finally a summer like I remember. But then again...give us 3 months and it will be "TOO COLD!!!"

I'm getting ready to fly to Connecticut for Art-is-you! Will be leaving in less than a month!!! I'm so excited! It will be my first away art event. (well mall-of-america scrapbook convention..really doesn't count, does it?) I'll be staying with Sandee...and will get to meet Peggy and Tanya!!! And who knows who else will be there!!! If you are reading this and are going to be there LET ME KNOW!!!!

Maxx has decided he kind of likes this game...

...not that he knows HOW to play..just that he gets to pose with these little Forrest

Maddy started dance again today. On monday's she will do: Tap, Jazz, Ballet and Performing..then on Saturdays she will do competiton Poms.

Last week started the season of birthdays around here...Damien celebrated his 29 (or as he put it his last year in the 20's) on Labor day.

and these two will be turning the big THREE-OHHHHHH! On the fifth and sixth of October!

(they ARE looking a bit OLD aren't they?)

Well that's it for now...

Hugz til next time!

Friday, September 3, 2010

Got the urge and i just want to SHARPEN...

...a couple of pencils and bite into a big juicy apple!!! (whooops that was for the teacher!) It's definitely back to school time!!! we went from temps in the 90's to highs in the 60's thus far this week!!!!

...and a rainy start to the school year as
Maddy begins grade 4.....

...and Xander begins 3rd!

Maxx will be in a preschool beginning in a couple of weeks...

Right now he is battling a sore we went to see a pediatric bone specialist...and was diagnosed with Transient Sinovitis. Poor baby has to take it easy..for a bit...(just trying to keep a three year old down...seems like an undaunting task....) but he has been just sitting around....asking to ride in the cart...NOT NORMAL...but while we battle our own little "storm" with Maxx...we need to

Keep those on the east coast in our thoughts...with the impending visit from big bag of wind UNCLE EARL....and now hearing about an earthquake in New Zealand!!!! BE SAFE MY FRIENDS!!! BE SAFE!!!...

My robbie called from work today to say he had to redirect his route..because there was police tape blocking the area...and found out there was a shooting at a local school....people at his next stop (in the same area) heard a machine gun sound...coming from that area....

Offering lots of extra prayers to all those out the world...that may need an extra one...or yourself...

Got to go to one of my FAVORITE places for fabric today...PATCHED WORKS I went in looking for ONE KIND OF FABRIC....AND YES!!!! They had more in!!!! SOCK MONKEY FABRIC!!! It was the brown knit looking fabric I was looking for...and decided to pick up have a couple of outfits in the works...and that sock monkey fabric will look fabulous with this little hat (also doing BIG hats

I've been making little girlie outfits...but this sock monkey fabric will also work for boys...oh yes...project in the works!!! Stay tuned!

This little gold fishie dress boasts a giant fishbowl pocket!

And this little back to school dress is quite appropriate for the season!!!

and with OWLS being so in fashion right now...

and finishing with a bit of a little lady...

Hope you all enjoyed your visit..thanks for stopping...and come back again real soon!!!

Hugz til next time!

one of my sweet valentines

shoop shoop

the grandbabies

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garden fairy purse

garden fairy purse



white bracelet

white bracelet

mary bracelet

mary bracelet

turquoise bracelet

turquoise bracelet

glass knobs

glass knobs

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