Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Fall is Here!

It seems like it was just summer yesterday!  It was, wasn't it?  I do love the FALL, I love the briskness of the cool evening air!   I love a wiener roast, apple cider, Pumpkins and yes that includes Pumpkin Pie!  Of course my favorite is the colors of the leaves as they turn!  I actually love something about each of the seasons!  I always think of God as the Great Artist, Wonderful Creator of all the beauty around us in each of the seasons.  BUT the FALL is my favorite of all!  Don't get me wrong, I love how in the Spring everything comes back to life, and how in the Summer the flowers are so beautiful, and then of course the FALL, and you know what follows FALL?  Winter and I love a good snow storm!  Call me crazy I can handle it!  Maybe part of the reason I love the FALL is Gary and I were married in October!  So each FALL we had something to celebrate!  I still love the FALL and the wonderful memories I have!

I stayed home today, I cleaned the downstairs pretty good, got out my fall decorations, spruced things up a bit.  I have been gone so much, I have been trying to get caught up on the laundry today!  I was gone last week to play "Super Nana" to three of my grandchildren while their parents were gone!  I so enjoyed my time with them!!  Nope, don't even have a picture of that to post!  I was toooooo busy!  One of the things I like to do for my kids is if I am at their house for whatever reason, I like to give them a hand at doing something! Whether it be just doing the dishes, or doing some laundry...  it is just something I like to do.  Who wouldn't like to come home to everything done up!  (I sure do!)   

Mark and I started a project a few weeks back!  We (I) found the plans on Knock off Woods for a Kitchen Island,  now mind you I didn't exactly have a large space in which to put one so we cut the pattern down the dimension are 36 inches long X 18 inches wide and counter top height and the two of us got busy and made it!  I just now got around to taking some pictures of the finished product!  I also took some pictures of my fall decorations I put out today!  So If you are bored with pictures sorry!  

I hope you all are enjoying this beautiful FALL weather too!


Yes, I need to put a candle in this!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Welcome Little One!

All Life is precious but there is just something so very special about a new baby...  This week we had a new life added to our ever growing family!  Caitlyn Grace was born to Mark's oldest son Michael and his wife Jill!  We drove up the day she was born... Jill had a C-Section scheduled for Friday but as you can see this baby had a mind of her own and arrived a couple of days early weighing in at 7 pounds and 8 ounces.  This is Mark's second grandchild but first granddaughter!  To say the least he is quite proud of this little beauty.  She went a couple of days without a name so we are just learning to say her name!  

So bare with me as I once again show off a precious grandchild!  While she is not mine biologically I am still proud of her and will love her just like the rest of them!  It is hard when a new life is born not to think of our loved ones that are not here!  I have with each of my grandchildren that have been born gotten teary knowing just how proud their Papa Gary would of been so as I looked at little Caitlyn and I couldn't help but think how proud her Grandma Robbin would be having her very first granddaughter so I felt quite guilty even having my picture taken with her....  ( sorry it is so hard to explain, guess you would have to be me to understand!)

She certainly is a precious gift from God!

Caitlyn's is our 8th grandchild together.  Number 9 will be here in January!

Without further ado here is little Miss Caitlyn Grace!

To give credit where credit is due the music on the video is Eva Cassidy singing What a Wonderful World and the the pictures are mine!

One of my favorite pictures is with the hands of four generations and how she is grabbing her great grandmother's finger!  How very precious is that?  Girls have not happened very often in this family line... I believe Megan (Mark's daughter) was the first girl in 5 generations!

Hope you enjoy the video!


Thursday, September 1, 2011

Thursday is here.....

I was really trying to be better about blogging, ummm maybe next week I will have more to post! :)  

Finally the new roof is on the apartment!  We had to take out the sunlights in the back entry :~( due too leaking....  the front entry roof was also redone!  Now maybe I can do some landscaping especially since it is getting a little cooler!

Mark and I are working on a little construction project I will soon be posting about....

Had some visitors here yesterday!  Bill and Cindy Kemna came to visit and it was so nice to see them!  

I have not started an Etsy Shop yet have decided not to launch it until after Spoon River!  Jala and I have been planning for some time to have a booth there at the "Barn"  so I have been saving my crafting stuff for Spoon!

Here is a glimpse of some of the headbands I have done for "Spoon".....

Just put another shelf for some egg baskets full of yarn....  Amber if you are reading this I have one for you!

LOVE IT when this room is CLEAN!!!

SERIOUSLY someone has a BAG PROBLEM!!!!!

Hope this finds your week going great!  

Once again a Labor Day that I will not make it to the festivities in Palestine.... NEXT YEAR it is on the AGENDA!!!   

Hope you have an awesome fun filled, safe.... Labor Day Weekend!!