Thursday, December 27, 2007
Friday, December 21, 2007
Well, sit back with a warm cup of joe - because here are a lot of updates!!!!
(comments for each picture are right above the pictures)
Here is a great picture of me and my Grandmother! She is such a beautiful and strong lady . . . I love to see her. This was us at Thanksgiving.
Here is Tobi on The Rope Swing at my Mom's house. She and my dad put it up in time for the grandkids to use on Thanksgiving. They loved it. Score 1 for Grandma!
This year we got a very small tree for the girl's room. They picked out the ornaments, tree skirt, and ribbon - super cute!!! All of the presents they are getting from friends at school are going under this tree and they are very excited to know that they do not have to wait for mom and dad on Christmas morning to open the presents under this tree!!!
This is just a picture of a random morning at our house. Zoe was watching Noggin here while I was getting dressed before school/work. Belle loves her Zoraster!!!
A few days later than I would have liked but here is a picture of Tobi at her very first Christmas Program. Believe it or not, we had great seats . . . we just had no idea that our Tobers would be very front and center.
I will try to explain where she is standing: Look at the very first row of kids you can see, on the far left side . . . she is standing in between the two heads.
And finally: meet JAS (short for Jasmine) . . . She is Belle's new friend!!!!!!!!
Jas is 5 weeks old. Talk about cute!!! When she gets nervous she wraps her paws around our fingers (look at how she is holding on to Bryan in the next picture).
Belle thinks she is a great new chew toy and wants to bat her around.
We are working on "Gentle" and "No bite" with Belle.
She is the cutest little chunkers ever.
I love these dogs so much we may need 2 more!!!! but don't tell B I said that!!!!
Here is the best picture we were able to get of the two of them together.
Our pup-pup, Belle, is now 5 months old this Friday.
Lily (our cat) is not impressed.
Wednesday, December 12, 2007
I will try to take a picture of the bunnies soon, but with it being rainy they hide behind their parents and I've yet to be able to get a good picture of them.
Tonight is Tobi's Christmas Program. I'll post pictures once we're home.
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
- Thanksgiving - my FAVORITE holiday
- My 5 Year Anniversary to my favorite hubby (ok, I only have one, good thing he's my fave)
- 4 days off in a row! Sweet bliss . . . this means setting up Christmas decor, baking with my girls, and of course Stamping!!!!!
- And there is a cool front that is supposed to be coming in . . . we may actually get to enjoy some hot cocoa here - yay!
Monday, November 12, 2007
- I'm a night owl and cannot talk to my family at 1am, so I blog so they can see what kind of craziness I've gotten myself in to.
- The other reason is so my friends that have relocated can check out the projects I've been doing.
Well, I've been doing projects, but have not uploaded them recently so here we go:
These are pics of mine and Bryan's craft room. The picture on the top shows the view as you come up our stairs. I sit on the right and have everything I need right around me. Bryan sits on the left to do his stuff and has easy access to the fridge. The picture on the top shows the shelves that are just behind and above my head. I am going to re-cover those magazine and card boxes to match the colors/fabric I have for the room. I'll post more pics once I hang the shade for the window. I love the paint color, it's Ralph Lauren's Evocative Sunlight. Bryan routed my shelves to have a pretty edge on them and then I painted them a pretty cream color that matches the cream in our dining room. The fabric that I've chosen for this room will include the bird fabric from the dining room also. So hopefully by the end the whole house will coordinate, even our craft room! We have a TV in the middle of our tables so we can suffer through each other's movies. And then across then end we have a spare table for our girls which right now has the laptop and the Cricut on there.
Amuse has these neat cards that are one layer but two tones. I wanted to copy those cards, so this is what I came up with.
I used one of my favorite sets for this card, Carte Postale. I was going for simple and elegant.
For this card, I used 'Dryabella' from Stamping Bellas. They have such cute stuff. I had to buy this one because of how much Bryan laughs at me for how long it takes me to dry my hair.
- In South Texas it's the first time that it starts to get chilly,
- My birthday is the 14th of the month (this Wednesday)
- Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday
- My anniversary is the 23rd of the month and I adore my hubby
- My nephew's birthday is also the 23rd of the month
the list goes on really, but it is my favorite month! I just wish we weren't going to hit 90 degrees on my birthday . . . aren't we supposed to be in the Fall season right now?????
Oh well, I'll be posting some projects later tonight that I've been working on. I used an older camera of ours and the memory stick does not fit into the laptop.
Wednesday, November 7, 2007
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
Thursday, November 1, 2007
Here are some photos:
Cupcakes I baked for Zoe's class
For Tobi's I made Halloween treat bags, but I don't have a picture - I forgot to take one
The girls painted some pumpkins for our front porch
Here's an up-close shot of their pretty faces - Aren't they Gorgeous!!!
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Here is an updated picture although he/she has grown quite a bit since these were taken.
Friday, October 19, 2007
I was thinking of a funny story this morning and thought I'd share before I go:
On Sunday we were preparing to go somewhere (I don't remember where) and Zoe was dawdling as Zoe does and Bryan fussed at her "Zoe get your a*s in the car". He walks off towards the door.
Tobi walks up to Zoe and repeats, "Zoe, get your a*s in the car". "Tobi!!!!" I say, "don't repeat your father!!!!" It was a riot, she said it as simply as she would 'can I have some milk please'.
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Oh, and Zoe spilled her cup on her (it was not another kind of accident ;} ). The other shadow at the bottom is Bryan's head.
And while I was feeding the rabbits, Dandelion seemed to be in a good mood, so I got some pics of the bunny, Thistle . . . who we thought would be grey, but it turns out that it (we still have no idea if it's male or female) will look just like dad, Fiver.
UBER CUTE!!!!!!!!!!! Look at it's tiny tail . . . "couldn't you just die" (you know the movie)
Thursday, October 4, 2007
Then I went out tonight and another little one was dead - this one was in the hutch.
We found one other kit (that's what babies are called). This one looks healthier than the other two combined. And it's bigger.
I only hope that because I had to go inside the hutch to get the one dead kit that Dandelion won't reject the one that is left.
I cannot begin to say how sad I am . . . and I cannot imagine how sad Dandelion is.
I love rabbits so much and really respect that they are not cuddly animals. I hope this last little one makes it.
It looks like it will be a dark grey bunny based on the fur that it has so far.
I think we will call it - Thistle - if it makes it . . . another name from "Watership Down".
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Saturday, September 15, 2007
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
And WHY DO MY DAYS SEEM SHORTER THAN EVER?
B & I have been working feverishly on the house. I'll upload some pics:
Here Zoe is helping Bryan recover our dining chairs.
Here is a picture of the dining room. I sewed the curtains, Bryan painted and I did a tea - stain glaze over the cream section. I found the candles at the Pottery Barn outlet (my favorite store) along with the river rocks, the linen table runner and the linen napkins (which are the exact color of our walls.)
Here is our living room and then our kitchen. You can really see the difference in color between our living room & kitchen in the one picture although in person it's really hard to tell. I wanted the kitchen just slightly darker. And the curtain rods in the living room and breakfast area mirror the copper in the kitchen.
And last our downstairs bathroom. I did the same cream & tea stain as in the dining room and the fixtures have copper in them.
I'm tired and Bryan and I are not doing ANYTHING the next couple of weeks.
Hope you are all well,