Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Wednesdays With My Mom

New bikes!
Little Steve looks happy to be part of the "Gang". : )
Ready to go to the Mall.
First stop, Coldwater Creek.
Oooo, pretty.

Next stop, Pottery Barn.
Time for a new pair of Shoes.
Very Cute.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Lazy Blogger

Taking the easy way out...posting some of my favorite pics from last Thanksgiving. Hoping yours is wonderful this coming week.

For The Beauty Of The Earth Hymn

For the beauty of the earth,
For the beauty of the skies,
For the love which from our birth
Over and around us lies,
Lord of all, to thee we raise
This our grateful hymn of praise.

For the joy of human love,
Brother, sister, parent, child,
Friends on earth, and friends above,
Pleasures pure and undefiled,
Lord of all, to thee we raise
This our grateful hymn of praise.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Shop Update and... Wednesdays With My Mom

YEA...we're back online. a BIG THANK YOU to the incredible Mr. K who helped us clean up our computer!!! You are our HERO! : )
First... Wednesdays with my mom. This photo is actually from the year my mom and dad married. I recently scanned lots of pics from the albums my amazing SIL put together, and thought this one was so adorable. So I'm putting it in even though it's out of chronological order as far as my 'Wednesdays' go.
I had to include this darling pic, below. Little Junie looks so precious leaning in close to her daddy. Dad is holding brand new little Steve.
Sweet Sara came with me last week. I think she was sitting on something which made her appear much taller than her grandmother, here.
My mom was thrilled to death when I offered to give her a haircut. She kept saying, "What would I have done if you hadn't come to do this today." So sweet!

Amy and Diana, this pic below is for you two. Mom/Grandmother loves the dolls you have given her. : )
Believe it or not, I've been able to squeak out a little time to make a few things for the Shop. I had just as much fun with the "photo shoot" as I did making the items, so I went a little crazy clicking away. Enjoy! : )

Because my computer was out of commission, I'll be spending the next few days catching up in Blogland. I've missed that!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Be On The Lookout...

for small Gingerbread Man cookies in your local stores. I used to always find them in the grocery store made by 'Mother's'. But last year I could only find them at our local CVS drugstore.
I posted about these fun 'Countdown-cookie-chains' last year. So the rest of this will be a re-post:
I've been making these gingerbread man countdown chains with my kids since my oldest two were little. When I started this, I bought a miniature cookie cutter and baked them myself. Now, we just buy them, but the FUN is still the same!
Pull out a very long length of plastic wrap. Cut in half, length wise.
Lay all 25 little men face down.
Pull wrap over on one side all the way down. Then pull the other side over so it looks like:
Then flip whole chain over, so their little faces are facing you.
Use any type of ribbon you want to tie bows in between each gingerbread man.
Hang the chain from any hook, peg, or stocking holder.
Tie a little pair of scissors on for cutting each day.
Enjoy the fun!!! : )
***PLEASE NOTE: A good family friend is taking our computer (over the weekend) to help us clean it up, so I won't be around for a couple of days. But I'll be back when I'm all "New and Improved"! : )