Sunday, November 28, 2010

December is almost here!

A little wish to get the Christmas season started.

Sunday, November 21, 2010


is almost over. I am so excited for the holidays to start. We will be having a visitor for Thanksgiving and can hardly wait.
I have managed with the help of several different tutorials and several different blogs to learn a new craft. It is so much fun to make flowers. I have been using old dresses for them.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Here are two of the cards I made from thrift store finds.

Here are the thrift store finds.

I am so excited to make some more projects from these finds.
I have some ideas in mind for the formal dresses and wedding dress. I can't wait to get started on them.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

5 generations

I posted these pictures on facebook, then realized I really did want them in a blog post.

Once again I have been thinking. Sometimes I think to much, other times not enough.

My granddaughter - I am having so much fun watching her grow up, she is such a good little mommy to her brothers, especially her baby brother.

This is Alyssa.

This is Heather.

This is me!
This is greatmama

This is Lettie Mae.
I love the similarities in our looks. I wonder what other things we have in common.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

Good News, buttons, yodeling, bad news, and missing Dad!

First the good news....I found my buttons!

I am so excited that I found them. I have hunted and just about given up. Alright I'll back up and explain. I really love "Mary Jane's Farm" magazine. I even joined the farm girl sisterhood. The basic principle behind it is common sense. As part of my goal to simplify this year I have realized how much "stuff" I have and this fits right in. I feel like it has given me permission to be me, the best me.

Please, don't ask Rick how many boxes with craft stuff we opened this weekend.

I am learning to use what I have. To also reuse or re-purpose what I have. Remember the wedding dress from earlier. In the next few days I will have a project complete that is from items I have created.

Oh sorry, back to farm girl. Well one of the things you can do is earn merit badges by doing or learning different things. Yes, that is where my buttons come in, there is a merit badge for a button collection and learning about buttons.

Last Sunday was such a great day. We had guests. Family!

I love my family. Vickie and I got to singing songs from road trips.

We yodeled. No, I will not yodel for you, sorry.

Mom laughed and said she couldn't remember how to yodel. On Monday when we picked up the little dog, she told us she had spent all day trying to get the dog to yodel.

Poor little dog.

Bad news, I lost my buttons again. I put them back in the same box I found them in and dear Rick restacked the boxes!

Just for you "Lark" pictures.

Every once in awhile I miss him!

I believe that he knew how to handle his reins.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Life Happens

I cannot believe how long it has been since I posted.
What has been happening...First baby Evan has been growing he is over 4 pounds.

Greatmama, got new ears (hearing aids) and it has made a remartable difference. shhh YIPPEE!!

I got new shoes. Before you start getting all excited as to why would she post about new shoes please stop and take a deep breath. I don't like trying on new shoes. I do like my favorite shoe salesperson though. They were on sale and are nice.

Poprock and I got to go see Evan again and we both got to hold him.

Well on to some other things and I will be back!
With pictures.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Look what I found!

This was hiding on Poprocks computer and it made me smile.

I don't know really anything about this picture, so I guess I can make up a story for it.

Today is one of those bad days that I haven't had for awhile, I figure if it has been over a week I'm doing good. So instead of a pity party I will make up a story about this picture. Real free to make up your own story too!

The little baby is still ok, he is back on the cpap. It must be so hard to be such a little baby. Feel better and grow strong little baby, we all love you and want you to come home soon.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

What a week!
On Monday, June 7 at 12:06 pm the little baby arrived, all 2 pounds 6 ounces of him. He is tiny and perfect in each little detail. He is sweet. His mommy and him are both doing fine. We are keeping him in our prayers so that he can come home soon and do well.
I am in awe at the skill of the nurses in taking care of a baby so small. All of the nurses that have taken care of little baby and his mommy have been kind and gentle. Thank you kind nurses, and doctors and the rest of the great staff that have been there to care for them.
It isn't fun being a hospital patient. After a few days the menu looks the same and nothing sounds good to eat. Then there is the fun game of counting the ceiling tiles, it's a great boredom buster.
I had fun going to see the rehab doctor. It was a great experience. I now feel like there is a plan of attack against the case of not feeling good most of the time. It is a relief to know that the pain is real and not made up. I do not particularly enjoy feeling bad. Know to get on with things and feel better.
I am looking forward to running away for awhile next weekend. I get to go shopping for the girl and boy and little baby. Plus it is our anniversary. I can't believe it has been a year. Love you Poprock.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

June 1st

I found this picture of us from when we were dating, that's not to say we don't still date. This is from our trip to California for a wedding. We are so cute and still are.

I'm home and not at work. Why? Because I don't feel well. Why don't I feel well? I don't know, I just don't, my head hurt really bad when I tried waking up this morning among other things. There that is all there is to say about that.

I realized I said nothing profound about Memorial Day. I having nothing to say that others have not already said. Except I really miss those that are gone and always will. I am grateful for those that have done their part to keep us safe and give us the liberties that we have.

Last night was quiet at our house. We missed the Flintstone speak of the little boy. Most of all we missed the hugs from both of our little darlings. I am glad they got to stay with their daddy last night. I feel bad that their mommy had a rough night. Now it is a even more of a day to day wait for the new "brother baby" to arrive. Rumor has it that the mommy and daddy picked out his name, I don't think it's going to be Spiderman.
So little baby what is going to be your name? hmmm, Mommy and Daddy aren't telling until you arrive.

As a side note I haven't forgot my goal to simplify. It is always a work in progress just like me.

Monday, May 31, 2010

Weekend 2 with the Grandkids.

Poprock and I are so fortunate to be able to help and babysit the grandkids while their mommy is in the hospital. This happened on our way home from visiting the hospital. Sweet little dears got all tuckered out.

On Sunday morning the sweet little girl created some wonderful tater heads. Here is the one she made of Poprock.

Here is Grandma, I'm not sure how she knew that is how I thought I looked. hmmm.

The evenings when it was bed time was also hold and cuddle time. Poprock is so good to help and he loves them too.
Monday morning the boy hit the ground running, he was such a little pill. He's 22 months and goes non-stop. I was getting ready to take them back up to Portland to see mom and dad. When I heard Poprock tell the boy, "I told you not to do that, now you are in trouble." Then, "Stop smiling at me." Followed by, "Wipe that smile off of your face". Then the little boy laughed. Poor Poprock.
Saturday, we took chocolate kisses up to the nurses. The little girl gave them to the nurses with a card to thank them for taking care of their mommy. She was of course absolutely adorable.
I sure do miss them when they are gone.

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Just Another Day!

Here is the girl's fancy dress up shoes she got for her birthday!

I just had to share a thrift store find, a major find. I am so excited to turn this into fun projects. There were stains and tears in this beautiful thing. I have already taken the dress apart, the train is still in one piece. I will share the things that I make from this. I am still working on my word for this year of "Simplify" and this dress was like finding a great treasure. In my mind I can see it becoming parts of so many things.

Monday, May 3, 2010

Chicken Noodle Soup

Thank heavens for a husband who knows how to make homemade chicken noodle soup. Each little veggie cut in even pieces, with each morsle of chicken just the right size. Perfectly seasoned even. Yes, it is making my yucky cold feel better.

Friday, April 30, 2010

I'm still here...

and nothing is as simple as it seems.

It is work to simply one's life. It seems as if someone else has made plans for what I am to do. Or maybe everyone lives go on regardless of my plans. I am having fun though.

Really there are times I am having a great time even considering how I have felt physically.

My mind is swirling with ideas of things I want to make and do.

In case you missed it, I really love my new piano! I just have to say Poprock did a really good thing getting Pearl (that's the piano's name).

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Happy New Year

Ok, so it's a day late.

There have been several things on my mind lately. Some of it has to do with old baggage. To tell you the truth I getting kind of tired of carrying it around. I want some "new" baggage!

Desires of my heart. An old, yet favorite topic. While out shopping the other day a very nice cashier said "Happy New Year and may it be better than last year". I thanked her and wished her the same. She then said she was really hoping that 2010 would be a better year. I then realized more than ever how truly blessed I am, 2009 was a better good year. A wonderful man married me. He bought me a house (home), a new (used) car, and takes such good care of me. He has gone from being single to being a husband, step-dad, and grandpa. We have a great dishwasher that I have never turned on, I don't have to cause my honey does the dishes. (BIG sigh)

On the other hand there have been some very difficult and trying times for members of my family. Some of these are things I am all to familiar with. My heart aches for them, I wish I could take away the pain and hurt and make everything better. It seems to be all part of a more divine plan that each needs to learn and grow from.

While reading some of my favorite blogs where the writers of these blogs pick a word for the new year to be their guide, rather then make resolutions. One had a link to a great guide to help choose your own word. If you let me know I can share it with you, I am going to get permission to link it to my blog.

I found my word.

I have chosen the word "Simplify". I tried explaining this to Poprock this morning, I think he got it. To start with it gives me permission to get rid of some baggage.

There will definitely be more to follow on this. Stay tuned.