Friday, November 25, 2011

Thanks Giving and Straight from Santa's Workshop

Boy, Thanksgiving came and went and here I sit. I read my sisters blog and it got me thinking about Things I'm thankful for. First off, I'm so thankful for where I am, no, not sitting in a chair in front of the computer blogging, but that, too. I'm thankful for where I am in life. I'm thankful for a companionship that is solid and sure. A man that has become more important to who I am then me. Children who allow me to see things from a point of view that makes me a better person: more patient, more tolerant, more aware of my actions, more loving, bolder, braver, more tender, busier....etc. I'm thankful for animals, Cows, sheep, pigs, horses, dogs, goats, parakeets.... I'm thankful for good parents who serve more then we think they ought to. And I'm thankful for things that motivate. You know, like when your 6 year old uses to much toilet paper and it motivates you to use the plunger.....grrrr.... normally I would shun from such an activity =)

I will let that thought lead me into my next. Christmas has motivated me just a bit, too. so naturally I'm thankful for Christmas, as well.
Here we are in Santa's.....I mean Mrs. Santa's workshop. These are a couple of the gifts in progress. I spent most of yesterday putting the cradle together, I'd cut it out a week or two earlier. The quilt took me a lot longer then I intended but I can make up for that in the two I have left to do. AHH Motivation. I've attempted to make something homemade for Christmas each year for my children It's led to quite a few projects that have been fun. Aubree, who is older already has one of these cradles, She's the one that suggested I make one for Oaklee. I still have the finishing work to do. But I've found that I kinda enjoy projects like this.

Sunday, November 13, 2011


After an hour or more of raking the anticipation finally meets it's end.





O.K. let's go in and get some Hot Chocolate

I still remember, as a child, the excitement when the leaves were on the ground. We'd make plans to go out and rake up all the leaves in sight. Not just our yard full of leaves but we planned to rake every yard on the block and haul all the leaves to our house and make the biggest leaf pile in the world, and then we were gonna jump off the house into it because there would be no way in the world that we would get hurt with that many leaves to jump into So.....I couldn't help it Friday, when I looked out the window and saw my kids busily raking Grandmas leafs up. She lives across the street. (she has more leafs then we do and besides all our leafs blow into her yard.)

So I headed out to help rake, despite the fact that my dentist had told me to take it easy because I have two teeth that have decided that they are done with this life and are dying. He did a root canal on the one and prepared the other one for a root canal but the infection has apparently settled in my sinuses and refuses to leave and then it started to move up into my eye. I guess that's not a good thing and I could have ended up in the hospital but he sent me to the clinic to get a shot and the swelling had mostly gone down so I couldn't help it, and we raked leaves, and then jumped into them, I think twice.

It was all worth it. =)

Yesterday we spent part of the day on the mountain getting firewood. I'm not sure why, but That is one of my all time favorite things to do. I Love the sound of chainsaws. It's such a busy comforting sound, and implies warm cozy winter nights, curled up by the fire. I think I may like getting wood even more then the cozy winter nights with the fire blazing. But, ya can't have one with out the other. I'm just mad at myself for forgetting the camera.


Monday, November 7, 2011

What Does Spiderman do when he's not bsy rescuing people?

So...What Does Spiderman do When He's not busy?

AH HA!!!


Actually I discovered these two outside
I think Oaklee Was in desperate need of a super hero. After all she couldn't build a snow man in her dress without help.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011


A spooky parade

Except for this bunny. She was determined to have a costume that matched her two front teeth. and so....Sweet little not-so-scary bunny. She was a witch one year but for the most part she never has done scary.

a kitten and a ghost. The kitten let me pick the easiest thing I could think of and was happy. Especially since she now has a pretty skirt to dance in.
The Ghost kept switching from Super man to Indiana Jones to a ghost. I thought I had him talked into being Superman, but this morning he came to me and said, "Mom, I really think I need to be scarier I guess I'll be a Ghost." "grrrrr" says I in my head but I found an old sheet and quickly sewed a cape with a hood and painted his face. It worked, we all made it through Halloween one more year and it really wasn't to bad.

I Love Braden and Caib's Costumes!!! They were.......well......uh huh!! you guessed it..They were cowboys. I think for the last 15 years they've been cowboys in one way or the other about 85% of those years. =) That costume choice always makes me happy.