Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Monday, October 18, 2010
Well, my last post was when the hubby, daughter #2 and her fiance, and I headed to Spokane for the fabulous Farm Chick show. It was amazing to say the least. Found some wonderful treasures...as did Christina! Got a chance to see a few smiling faces I've come to meet over the years! That was as much fun as the show! Just hoping next year's show isn't the same weekend as Chris' graduation from high school!
You know how summer is.....kids home from college and out of school, everyone working summer jobs, lots of yardwork, spending lots of time with grandson, Peyton and just plain farm life! Really can't even begin to tell you what we did......it's been so long ago!
August started off with a bang. Getting ready for fair week....which means being second in command at our church food booth! And then life throws you something you weren't ready for....Joe's sister died suddenly from a massive heart attack at 47. No warning signs....nothing. Joe's family is so close.....closer than most families I know. Well when tragedies strike....this family rallies. Within hours everyone was home! And let me tell you....it's been hard....extremely hard. She has 3 kids, 19, 17. and 15 and a husband that's not sure where life's going. It's not fair....everyone's grieving and still asking why. I guess that's normal...whatever normal is.
Now we're watching the final stages of lung cancer take another one close to our family. She's like another Grandma to my kids and my mother-in-laws best friend. What a ferocious disease this is!
But with all sadness...comes happiness. We all got to come together in September to watch Christina and Patrick get married. It was such a bright spot after so much sadness. Wedding chaos was good to keep our minds on track. And what a wedding it was..... rain doesn't damper this family.
Now everyone is settling back into normal routines. Whatever that is... Christina and Pat bought a foreclosed house. So painting and cleaning are on the top of my list of to do's. The twins are back at school...both at Oregon State. Yeah!!! And definitely loving it! Chris is a senior in high school. Brian's home working on the farm and will finish up his degree Winter term. Jenn and Mike are expecting a baby girl in December. Peyton is the apple of our eye. Grandpa is in a blissful state whenever he's here!
And me....not really sure what's next? A trip with the fantastic girlfriends to Omaha in November for sure! But after this kind of year, I'm not taking anything for granted! Kinda looking at life through a whole new set of eyes. What's really important???? Family and Friends. That's where my priorities are!!!!
Friday, June 4, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Spending Friday night at the Crescendoh launch party in Orange, California.
Can't wait to see what Jenny Doh and her team have up their sleeve!
She's starting something amazing with "Art Saves"
I always forget to take the camera out of the bag and snap pictures.
Hoping I'm better at it this weekend.
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Can't wait to see everyone again.
Hope to see you there!
Monday, May 10, 2010
Sunday, May 9, 2010
Saturday, May 8, 2010
Friday, May 7, 2010
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Friday, April 9, 2010
Thursday, April 8, 2010
Hubby thanks you too...he even read the book!
And this arrived today.
Natalie just knows me to well.
I guess being known
as the "dairymaid", as Stacy says, has its pluses.
Isn't it amazing.
The little people are so adorable.
Isn't it wonderful to have friends that just "GET YOU"
I love them!
Jewlery making work station.
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Jewels and more jewels. Steph was with me and just had to have the Glenn Miller cassette tapes. Not that I don't love him either! And check out those little oil containers. I have a thing for those. Don't ask me why but I just love them.
These little treasures were in a bag of scraps the lady told me to take. There's 10 of them and they were all hand stitched. I can't imagine the hours this little lady took to stitch them!
Saturday, April 3, 2010
Monday, March 29, 2010
Colleen Moody, Shea Fragosa, Natalie Hansen, me and Stacy McGinnis
Saturday, February 20, 2010
Saturday, February 13, 2010
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Sunday, January 10, 2010
Friday, January 8, 2010
Here's a few peeks at what I've been working on for the event. On day 2 of this fabulous weekend our hosts, Shea and Debbie will be teaching an altered chandelier class. Amazing and over the top. Come join us on February 6 and 7 in Dallas. Everyone needs a reason to get away right?
Plus added bonus is I get to see this other best bud, Stacy. Love that girl.