Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Here's the new link : www.sewsimplymade.blogspot.com
Monday, December 28, 2009
Saturday, December 26, 2009
Everywhere we have been we have blessed with good times. I pray you were blessed wherever you were and whomever you were with. What a great time to be surrounded by those you love and cherish. I am so blessed to have such a wonderful family and great friends. I wish you all a Happy New Year ! May 2010 be an opportunity for your light to shine and for you to grow individually.
Thursday, December 24, 2009
Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Hand print Christmas Trees for the great grandmas
There is one other craft that turned out oh so sweet, but those photos will have to wait until after Christmas. Can't have any wandering eyes seeing their gifts before the 25th...
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
- Creating our January Month Menu (this is already done)
- Adding reminders to my calendar for birthday shopping...I am adding these in about 2-3 weeks before each birthday or event that I need to have a gift or card for. I am hoping to not be late for any occasion this year.
- Planning a Date Night for us at least once a month. We didn't have nearly as much quality couple time this past year, so I am aiming for this to be better.
- Planning Family Fun Night once a month. I thought this would be a fun night to go to the roller rink, have movie night at home or attend a local event as a family. Family Time is just as important as Couple Time.
- Cleaning Schedule : I am not a woman who enjoys cleaning, so I put it off until I have to do it. I am going to try and make this easier on myself by having 1-2 things to do each day. Maybe this will make the task not as daunting. If anyone has any ideas they want to share to help make this easier, I welcome them.
I already have numbers 1 & 3 done for January so I am off to a good start !
Monday, December 21, 2009
We LOVE taking these type of photos..
Another one of our famous shots !
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
This is us about 6 or 7 years ago !
On our trip to MO ...
Being Silly !
Merry Christmas Girls.. Love ya !
Tuesday, December 15, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
Staying warm at the Ice Rink..
Enjoying Christmas Cheer !
I am thankful this time of year for my girlfriends. The Lord has blessed me with different friends for different reasons and at different times. I am going to be sharing photos of all "my girls" as I like to call them because they all are so special to me.
He had the best time playing with his friends..
The parents had fun in the foam ball shooting area..
Thursday, December 10, 2009
The boys trying out the buckets.
Matthew doing some skating.
Ryan skating all on his own..so proud !
We had a great day !
The boys taking a quick photo for mom !
Monday, December 7, 2009
I am so glad I ventured out and tried something new. I think now I am going to try get onto ETSY after the new year. We'll see how it goes..
My hubby's truck was covered in snow and it was snowing ! (although this photo doesn't do it justice) I was like a little girl again..it was so exciting to be standing outside and catch the snow on my tongue ! I loved seeing it fall so softly and gently on our lawn. What a wonderful Christmas present this was today !
Friday, December 4, 2009
I am anxious, nervous & a little giggly (I get that way) about what the day will bring. Have I made enough for the day? Will anything sell? Is the weather going to be nice or too cold? Yes, I have these questions and more running through my mind.
I am praying for a peace to come over me to remind me that this is going to be a fun day no matter what may happen. Praying for a positive attitude. Praying for a good night's sleep.
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
This year we started a new tradition with the boys. We picked up a copy of "The Elf on the Shelf", read the story, listened to the cd and are now enjoying the game of the holiday. If you haven't heard of this before here is a brief rundown.
Your Elf comes to you on at Christmas time..he is Santa's scout elf, here to watch you each day and report back to Santa each night. (whether you were naughty or nice) Each day when he returns from his trip to the North Pole he is in a new hiding spot in the house.
The boys were very excited to read the story of the "Elf" yesterday..we have named our little friend ELFIE...they couldn't wait to find him this morning when they awoke. It is going to be a fun Christmas with Elfie hiding all around the house.
Sunday, November 29, 2009
But now it is time to come back to the daily grind and get ready for the holidays. So here's a glance at the week I have ahead :
Monday : Back to work for me ! (it's been 2 weeks now with being sick and vacation)
Sewing projects for the craft fair on Saturday
Spaghetti & meatballs for dinner
Sewing projects for craft fair
Tri-tip and mashed potatoes for dinner (yum)
Wednesday : OFF WORK ! (this starts my new 3 day work week..so excited !)
Gym in the am (it is so needed)
Sewing again !!
Tacos for dinner
Thursday : Back to Work
Decorating the house for Christmas !
Potato Soup for dinner (my hubby will love this)
Friday : OFF WORK !
Last minute prep for Craft Fair tomorrow
Apricot Glazed Chicken & Rice Pilaf for dinner
More prep for Craft Fair !
Saturday : Craft Fair all day ! (I am a little nervous, so pray for my jitters)
Date Night !
Should be a fun week..wish me luck on the craft fair. I have never done one this big before..I have no idea what to expect, so I am going in with a positive goal of having a good time with my friend while we are there and the hopes of selling a thing or two !
Happy Week to you all !
It got me to thinking about 2010 and how it is just around the corner. There are several things I am going to strive to achieve this new year ( I know it's a bit early to be thinking of resolutions already..but here I go anyways)
- workout to shed a few unwanted pounds
- a new business venture
- spend more time with my family
- a little redecorating in the home
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
Today we surprised the boys by taking them to DISNEYLAND ! It was a great day !
- we rode the train around the park
- we went on all the rides in Tomorrowland
- we used the Fast Pass whenever we could
- we saw the Holiday Parade
- we saw Pluto, Goofy, Donald, Minnie, Mickey, the Madd Hatter and Cinderella's Fairy Godmother
- we enjoyed smiles, laughs, giggles, hugs and kisses
Here are a few photos from a highlight of the day
Sunday, November 22, 2009
I'll be sure and share all the fun with you..maybe as the week goes on..if not tomorrow, when we return !
Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Bear was our family pet for the last 81/2 years. He was the BEST dog that a family with boys could ask for. He loved them so..would let them climb on him, pull on his tail, wrestle, play ball, bark to be included & so much more. Every night he would push the boys door open with his nose and go and lay down with them. It became so much of a routine that the boys would ask for him to come and be with them even before they were asleep. He was their protector and friend.
We welcomed Bear with open arms into our family when we were a much smaller family. Just the 3 of us..Mike, Darren and I. We had just moved into our new home and what does a new home need...a puppy of course ! We went to the SPCA and there was the cutest litter of pups we ever saw. He was there with all his brothers and sisters, all curled up next to each other, they were the cutest site to see. When Mike picked up Bear he began licking at us all right away. That was it..we were hooked. He was ours for keeps!
He became sick last week rather suddenly with a terrible disease known as IMHA. It was a shock to all of us and he seemed just fine. We are dealing with life without our loved one and it's taking the boys a little longer to understand why he had to go to heaven last week. So we focus on the fun memories and good times we had with him. We all LOVE you BDog and you will be with us always !