Thursday, December 31, 2009

My 2010 be your year! May the year be filled with ALL good and perfect gifts from GOD above!!!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Today I played int he Snow!!

It's finally snowing here. I got bundled up and went out to enjoy our snow.


I really enjoyed myself. I loved it

Monday, December 28, 2009

Christmas was Wonderful!!!

My 4 girls sitting at their table waiting for Christmas dinner.
Nothing like family.


Both Grandmas dishing up Christmas dinner

This was my two youngest waiting the night before to open their gifts




Papa and G G dishing up!
I had a wonderful Christmas, my home was filled with loved ones. The way I like it.
I got a new computer, which I am loving at this very moment as I type this!!
God was very good to us this year. He always comes thru for us! I am BleSsed!



Monday, December 21, 2009

More Christmas Decorations

This basket was given to me by my sister-in-law a few years ago. And the Mary & Joseph came from my Mother-in-law.
This snowman Tin I picked up at JoAnns fabrics, Snowmen is my "thing" My brother got me the candle when he visited for Thanksgiving. The dish and sparkling balls came from the Craft Wharehouse.

The Snow Couple on the bottom was made for me by my Mother-In-Law the year I married 1991. And the crate my hubby has had forever, it belonged to his Grandfather.
So, here are a few more of my decorations.
I have been finishing up a few Christmas gifts, and doing preperations for the Holiday.
Blessings


Friday, December 18, 2009

Another hand-made christmas gift


This is the clock I made for my mother-in-law. I think it turned out cute. My internet has been out for a week, so I have missed out on lots. But, had to get this up right away!
Blessings

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Homemade Christmas gift

This is what the inside looks like, then I placed a Gift Certificate for dinner to their favorite place----Hula Boy Grill

My sister-in-law and her husband went to Hawaii erlier this year. So, in honor of their trip (they are still excited) I made them a few gifts using the photos that their daughter snuck to me.
First, this is a little gift box I picked up, painted, applied Hawaiian themed cardstock and decorations.

This is the outside, sorry the pictures are kinda crappy.


Then I picked up a fairly in-expensive clock and made them this using photos from their vacation. I thought it turned out cute. I always prefer making my gifts, and being a scrapbooker, these gifts are the type I love to make.




Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Christmas Kitchen

This is my kitchen. It's RED, and I love it. My favorite is the Retro double oven, push in Frigidaire Stove. My oldest daughter & I just got the ornaments hung from the ceiling light over the island. I LOVE MY KITCHEN!!
From the window over the sink, I can see our chickens and peacock! As we as Mt. St. Helens'
I am very blessed my the center of my home!!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Christmas Tree hunting

We went to a tree farm owned by a friend in our church. It was a fundraiser for our Childrens' ministry. The boy is a good family friend, he and his family joined us this day
OK, so this is the one we chose. daughter # 4 helped choose

Here is our friends, dad was still busy looking for a tree at this time.



My girls!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Started Decorating for Christmas

Well I have started my decorating, I love it.
My house is still going thru changes because of the new family room. But here is what I get to work with! I love my goodies.
Our tree is next, I'll post pictures when that is done.
BLESSINGS

Wonderful Visit

This is my handsome brother & Nephew. They are now back in Salt Lake City, I miss them so. But we had a blast.
My good friends which I call "momma & daddy" came to my Thanksgiving feast. Aren't they cute


A full house----The way I like it


The kids playing games




The cousins playing a game of chess!
Our holiday was wonderful. To celebrate with my baby brother was awesome. I had a ball planning, decorating, cooking and then serving for this day!!


Saturday, November 28, 2009

Multnomah Falls


Pictured here in order are:

daughter #1, daughter #2 my nephew, daughter #2 and daughter #3.


My brother wanted to visit the Falls. We took them up the day before Thanksgiving and as usual that waterfall gave a wonderful performance.


I so love my brother and his son. It was a wonderful visit!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

My THANKFUL FOR list

I am Thankful for "The man I get to grow old with" He provides for us, he loves us, he protects us, he is my gift from God.
Thankful for these sweet friends. Rin is the mother that I don't have. She and her hubby are so good to us, and their grandson is SO the Son I never had!!!

I am Thankful for these 4 beautiful little women. They are "the morrors to my soul" they bring me my joy everyday. They ARE my precious gifts from Above.


Most of all, I am thankful to a Father God who loved me so much he sent his beloved son Jesus, so that I might be saved. Jesus is my precious Saviour and I am here all because of HIM!!!
Happy Thanksgiving to you all ! MAY you have an amazing (God) time with your family and friends. May ALL the things you are thankful for be your portion this holiday!

Friday, November 13, 2009

Mmmm....early Morning goodness

I have been excited to get the Christmas Flavors, hubby brought me home a bottle. I love getting up every morning to a cup of this, as I get my little ladies ready for school!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

I miss blogging oh and a new Family room

We had a deck that wasn't closed in, and was really not getting much use. It was very big. My house was built in 1930, so the dining room and family room run together. Makes it hard to entertain when everyone is stuffed into a small space. So, I put out an idea to hubby about enclosing the un-used deck and turning it into the new family room. Well, he sat on it for months, I waited, and waited, then one day he thought of this great idea, and began working on a new family room.


Sorry this is blurry, but this is the TV corner, and if it was a clearer day you could see Mt. St. Helens right out those windows, we have a very clear view of that Mt.


Mine and hubby love seat.



The corner the girls love to sit in, the fireplace we got at an auction for $35 it is so warm.
I laid the hardwood floor with my hubby, not easy work being on my knees the whole time, but oh so worth it.
So, this is mainly why I haven't been around, once hubby got started, I needed to help him get it finished!!! What a lucky girl I am.




Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Look at my passenger!!!


This is my dog Daytona!!! He here's me grab my keys and out he goes!!! He waits for me at the truck.
I was looking in the rear view mirror & there he was. I grabbed the camera and shot this!!!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

She is driving!

Well, my 15 yr old got her permit. And is now driving. She looks for any excuse to have us go on small errands. She is so funny.

I am very proud of her, but I am also praying a little more as I enter a new stage with my daughters!!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Happy Birthday to me!!!!

I received this gift from my Secret Sister over at Sugar Pie Farmhouse. My birthday was the 15th. But, my daughters received the package while I was out of town, slid it behind our loveseat and I didn't find it for several days.

I was so thrilled to get the Celebrate magazine, FULL of eye candy and the Red/White polka dotted cup full of goodies was the other part of the gift. It was a wonderful day for me!!!
Thank you SECRET SISTER!!

Thursday, September 17, 2009

back from the beach!!


My hubby and I attended the Rod Run to The End of The World!!! We spent 4 days at the beach, it was wonderful. I needed the time away. After all the medical issues I have been dealing with, this was a nice time away!!! I still am trying to get back into the swing of things!!!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

my own Farm Chicks

I found these chicks yesturday. These 4 were running after their mother, but somehow escaped out of the fence. I must have loked so funny chasing after them, getting them back with their mama.

We didn't think we got any this year because early in the summer we found that the rats had taken many of the eggs and ate alot of these little guys.

Imagine my surprise when I saw these little things.

Monday, September 7, 2009

My Baby Brother!!

This is my baby brother, he is 32, but he'll always be the baby. I just found out he and his son are coming here to spend Thanksgiving with us! WooHoo! I love this photo because the WELCOME sign above my head, he bought for me from Astoria, Oregon. We took him to the beach, as we were shopping I saw this sign, and was making over it, my baby brother bought it for me!!! I am blessed!

This photo was taken just above Seaside, Oregon. Love this photo too!

Thursday, September 3, 2009

My Favorite book right now!! The Farm Chicks!

This book has been so much fun to go thru. The Farm Chicks have the cutest ideas. Not to mention, they both look like a lot of fun. My hubby got me this book a while back, but I am just getting to post it.

Go buy it, put it on your WISH list, something, but go get it!!!!

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

HEAT WAVE

This is one of my favorite pictures of daughter #4. She is my Beach Baby!!!

I posted this because right now in our Region we are in a heat wave. YUCK!!! Yesturday the temp was 103, today it got up to 105, they think tomorrow will be 107. We ae breaking records, our typical weather for his ime of year is 98.

So, I am really wishing we were at our favorite beach spot, running thru the waves............