Monday, May 23, 2011

I have grandaughters what can I say?

I have 3 grandaughters at the moment and my daughter is a photographer and likes props....  I keep saying I am going to start an etsy shop, but I really just like doing it for fun and giving for gifts!  Here are the ones I have been making lately....
 I did this group for a baby gift for little Payden....

Oh and this is what our sky looked like last night!  Really strange clouds that looked like cotton balls, marshmallows?  Just thankful the bad storms didn't hit us!
Hope I you have an awesome Monday!


Friday, May 20, 2011


It is Friday,  I remember when my girls were little and I would be driving them to school on my way to work and we would be singing the Friday Song F.F..F .....R..I..... , D...D...D ...A...Y,   F- R- I ..... D-A-Y  .... FRIDAY, FRIDAY, FRIDAY....   Well it is Friday and it has been quite a sad week, sweet friends at church lost their dear son... while they know they will see him in Heaven, it is so sad to know the pain of grief and suffering that these dear souls will be facing in the days, weeks, months, years ahead....  Thanking God for his saving Grace, thankful that we have a hope in Jesus Christ!  Let not your hearts be troubled you believe in God, believe also in Me.  In my Father's House are many mansions, if it were not so, I would of told you, I go to prepare a place for you, and if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and receive you to Myself, that where I am, there you may be also.  John 14:1-3  This young man loved the Lord and had wanted to be a missionary since he was a young child, and the very thing he loved took his young life... he had taken a drug for Malaria to go on a mission trip and had a horrible reaction and had suffered for 2 1/2 years... but even in his death he is such a witness for God!  He was also an organ donar and more than five people received life saving donations this week!  David loved Jesus and loved people too!  While working in a homeless shelter a few years back, he came across a man who had no shoes, David gave this man his new pair of name brand sneakers and walked home barefoot!  Jesus has another angel in his midst!  If we could all love others like David did we would all be better for it!

This really was not what I was going to post about tonight I was going to post about my hairbows I just made but somehow they don't seem so important right now.

                                                         May you Rest in Peace David!


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Catching up!

This is a busy time of the year for us!  Over the weekend we moved Megan and Kevin from one apartment to another in Kansas City!  The old place was a loft and the new place ...well, it is just really nice!  I guess if you are going to be in Grad School you might as well live in style! 

Pretty Nice, huh?

View out the back of their apartment!

Nice Kitchen with a laundry room off of it!
The King of packers and they got it all in!

CoCo is thinking "you really aren't going to make me ride in here are you?"

He fell off the truck and is still smiling!  Thank God he didn't really get hurt!
So we have a couple of weeks to rest up and get some things done around here, (go see my kiddos, both near and far and also get to see a couple of little girls in their dance recital!) before we help Robert and Michelle move to New Orleans!  We are riding the Amtrak back!  Mark has always wanted to take a train trip, so this will either make him really like trains or not!  I hope the train is not late as we have little Miss Jilane's Birthday party the day we get back!!!


Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mothers Day!

Happy Mother's Day to all of you wonderful Mothers out there!  I am thankful for my wonderful Mother!   She raised me in a Christian home, I never heard my mother say a curse word of any kind in her life!  As a child we were not even aloud to use the word butt it was our bottom! haha  My mother never worked out of the home, she cleaned, cooked, and sewed all of our clothes!  I am the youngest of five so yes I am the baby!  My mother will soon be 89, she took a really bad fall last year and she is now in a nursing home, she still remembers all of us, she just doesn't recollect what happened 10 minutes ago!  Nothing puts a smile on her face like when she sees one of her grandchildren or one of her five children come for a visit!  Bless her heart... I love you Mom!

Happy Mother's day to my daughters, Jala and Amber you both mean the absolute world to me!  I made mistakes as a mother (WE ALL DO)  but I did the best I knew how and I think you both turned out pretty great!  Sure you can look back and see things you would of done differently, but you only have one shot at it!  I think you both are wonderful mothers to my beautiful grandbabies!


And these six little guys and gals below have brought such joy into my life!  They are lively and fun to be around and have made me laugh till I cannot laugh anymore! 
The SIX !!!
I went to Jala's on Friday and Jilane and I made Snickerdoodles and Chocolate Chip Cookies!  Jilane had fun, and at one point I said "Hey Babygirl" and she informed me she was not a baby she was a "kid" !

She was so proud of herself for making her snickerdoodle into a chocolate chip snickerdoodle!

This girl loves cookies!!!

Hope you all enjoy your day!


Friday, May 6, 2011

Stenciled Napkins

Yesterday I was busy preparing for company!  My Ladies Small Group (CARE) from church were coming out for supper at my house!  I had bought some fresh flowers for the table and decided to make some new napkins!  I had wanted some monogrammed napkins, and had some napkins on hand so I stenciled them!  Yes, I could of made the napkins but I have been buying them at Walmart 2 for $3.00 and they work great and not expensive either!  I kept busy from early morning until they got here!  I got the house completely clean and my laundry caught up!  We were missing two ladies and hope they are feeling better!  We had a great time!  This group has been together for a long time, studying God's word and sharing our lifes when one leaves they replace her with another, while some go away and come back like me!  These ladies are very special to me, they walked with me through some of my darkest days, we have gone through births of grandbabies, deaths, weddings, surgeries, sickness etc. and just everyday happenings so we have cried and laughed together many times!  They are an awesome group of ladies that I am proud to be a part of their lifes!

Have an Awesome Mother's Day Weekend, and be sure to tell your mother how much you love her!  I miss not being able to call my mom anytime since she is in a Nursing Home!  I had the joy of visiting with her last weekend not realizing that this weekend was Mother's Day and since it is a LONG drive I will go down another day to visit with her!

I know, I know the title says Stenciled Napkins and I talked more about my Care group!  Scroll down and you will see the napkins!


Kathy took the picture so she is missing in the picture!

I used black acrylic paint!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Last week's Pictures

Goslings at the Smith Farm!

Little Miss Jilane modeling her poncho!

Isn't this little guy the cutest?

Can you tell he is being ornery, he stole his brother's pacifier!

Monday, May 2, 2011


Where has this year gone?  April 30th was my first anniversary of blogging!  When I started this blog, it was so our kids could see what we were doing at "This Old House"!  As I look back I cannot believe we have accomplished all that we have done!  I know, I know, here lately it has become my crafting blog and not so much my renovation blog!  We got the major things done and we still have some things to do!  I figure all that I post happens in the life's of those living in "This Old House"!  We have come along way in the past year!  Two floors have been completely transformed!  I actually got moved in!

  We still have a list going of " Things to Do"!

1.  Finish the stairway (this one has been a while in the making!).  We have the metal work and have started it!  Maybe this coming weekend will be the weekend we can work on it!  How many times have you heard me say that?

2.  The 3rd floor needs to get organized so we can figure out for sure what we are doing up there!  There is a working half bath but we would like to put a shower in also, replace the flooring and I would like to make it a nice guest suite!

3.  The basement, well it needs cleaned out! 

4.  Landscaping needs all the old bushes pulled out so we can start new on that!

5.  The roof over the apartment needs replaced and the guys should be starting that by the end of the month.

6.  The exterior either needs painted or replaced with vinyl siding...

7.  The "room between" ( I never know what to call it... it is the back entry area into the house and separate the apartment from the house) it is where the laundry area will be but we need to finish getting the flooring down and get that area painted.

8.  The pantry needs to be gutted, we have some water damage there!

Geesh the list is shrinking!  A year ago, there were days I thought we would never be done!  I know that in an old house you are never done there is always something to work on!

So bare with me as I keep on crafting and doing other projects around here!  I only have 22 followers, which is those that actually admit to following and then I have lots and lots of lurkers!

Hope you all have an awesome Monday!