Friday, April 29, 2016

April 29

I've been wanting a small garden area for awhile. Mike ask me if I would like some planter boxes made for my birthday. Yes, please!
With some help from some great kids, he made 4. I think they're perfect. The kids helped plant with me. It's been about 2 weeks now. So far we've only lost 1 eggplant.

On to the little new friends...oh, how cute are they???
We've got a total of 16 baby chicks and 8 ducklings. We are looking for a couple of miniature sheep and goats. And then maybe a couple of rabbits.

I'll be posting more as we work on the area outside where the new friends are going to live.
So hopefully in the next couple of days I'll get to post more photos!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

March 19

I've been trying to post the last 3 days, but I can't seem to get the photo's to upload to blogger.
Not like I have hours to spend online, so lets just get this done without photos, shall we?
We celebrated Kendall's birthday. She turned 13. We now have another teen!
Mike started a new car project.
I made a quilt. Kylene asked me to make her a pair of boho chic pants. Now I love sewing. Love, Love, Love it. But I sew flat! Quilts are flat, Bags are flat. Pillowcases, they're flat. See a theme? Flat. Pants my dear Kylene, are not flat. But, I did it. Yes, I didn't even cry. I quit and set the project aside more than once. I was sewing rayon, we didn't get along very well. But, that one hour sewing pattern I was using.....I manage to knock those pants out in 7 hours total. Yep. I got skills. Will I attempt this project again? Yes, but I will use 100% cotton.
Oh, we celebrated St. Patrick's Day. Everything was green all day. All the food we ate was green.
Kellie made ALL the decorations. She did a really good job.
So that's about it. I know pictures would of been really nice, but I guess I need to figure out why I can't get it to work.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Feb. 26

 before kitchen

 After kitchen
 before living room
 after living room
 before bathroom
 after bathroom


So lets catch up......
Last summer was....well...let's say I've had better. I went to the dermatologist to have a
bump removed from my forehead. It had been there for years. I finally went in and he
said he thought it was a form of skin cancer. He took a biopsy and sent me home. I went
back a couple of weeks later and had a 1" x 3" section removed from my forehead. And
yes, I had (past tense) a huge forehead. I spent the next 3 weeks waiting for them to
call back and let me know they had clear margins. In other words, did they get it all.
Meanwhile the incision is healing well. I finally get the call. The Doctor called me
and said "I apologize for taking so long but, I wanted to make absolute certain before
I called you. They could not find any cancer cells. I've worked with this lab before, I called
them myself and asked them to check again. They spliced everything they had left
and continued to find nothing. I can't explain it, but sometimes this just happens.
I want to sleep at night knowing we were absolutely all clear before I
called you."
So a little stress, but in the end all is well. And my forehead healed. I have a scar
hidden in a age related "faint, fine line".*wink, wink*  
The end of summer also brought good and bad. The good was celebrating our
25th wedding anniversary. Mike is the best man ever. And then my dad passed away.
Mom passed away in 2007 and so now life is...just different.
Then school started :
Karlie: senior
Kevin: junior
Kellie   8th    
         Kendall/Kurtis: 7th
Kye:         6th
             Keegan/Kassadie: 5th
  Kayna:       4th
Kody: 3rd 
October we got clearance for Kassadie to go to the cabin. Yahoo.
If you don't remember we bought a cabin up the hill about 45 minutes from us
in November 2011. We had plans to completely remodel it. But just after escrow closed
Kassadie was due for heart surgery. So we waited to start. After her surgery they told us
she could not go to the cabin due to the elevation. So the cabin has sat and waited.
When she was given the "she's ready". Mike and the kids jumped in. I'm pretty sure
the fireplace is the only thing that wasn't replaced. The skills the kids learned were
amazing and they even built a tree fort. We go up at least once a week, although with
our drought this year it snowed only once. Sad.
Then Christmas came and we had a huge dinner on Christmas Eve and I packed
dinner and pies for us to take to the cabin the next day. We got up opened gifts and then
headed up the hill. And we had a great Christmas day at the cabin. Without snow. I
think it was 60 something so they played out the whole time. Very nice.
January the kids went to the State Archery Shoot. The scores aren't in yet.
My sewing has been small projects, I've done over 100 zipper pouches for a church
charity and a couple scrap quilts as well. A friend has asked me to make a quilt for
a local charity raffle in April. I need to pick some fabrics and a pattern soon,
get that one started.
Well I think that about catches us up. Hope you enjoyed the cabin pictures.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

August 20th

25 YEARS!!
Today Mike and I celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary.

 I can't believe it has been that many years. It felt like just yesterday.....25 years and I have the most wonderful husband and 12 amazing kids. I look forward to the next 50 years with this great family of mine.

Friday, May 24, 2013

May 24

How do you know summer is on the way?
When you see this in the yard....I'll never like them.

(Mike's wears an 11.5 in a shoe.)

May 23

The shop is done on the outside. He will put electrical in next week.
But for now, it has been a long 10 days. This weekend is hanging out and B-B-Q time.
So glad this project is done, he can now build some cool cars again.( Remember he gave me his garage last summer for my sewing room.) He really couldn't do much without a shop.

May 22

The roof went on today and the wrap is going up for the siding...