Wednesday, December 22, 2010

More Christmas Goodies




These are called Pretzel Hugs! These are a family favorite. And very easy to make.

The last post shows a picture with my favorite Christmas CD, Steven curtis Chapman, it's not Christmas in my house until this music fills the air!!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Homemade Goodies








This is what me and my girls made for a family treat last night!

These are called Candy Cane Treats!!!
They are rich but they are so cute!!!!!!!!

Monday, December 20, 2010

Homemade Christmas Gifts



This year, this is what I am making for my mother and father in-law, sister and brother in-law. They are Photo Lanterns, very easy to make, and look awesome!

Thursday, December 16, 2010

My oldest daughter



This post is about my oldest daughter. Becausse she is amazing. She is 16, and I don't think I could run my home or work without her.

She was homeschooled until she was 13, I was able to invest alot into her. And now, thank you Lord, I am reaping these benefits. She can just about run the whole household.

She makes my life easy...she is such a Gift to me!

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Cocoa Cones



I made these Cocoa Cones as gifts for the Pastors I work for and the Office Staff. They were fun to make, and turned out cuter than I really thought they would!

Friday, December 3, 2010

My Office Space




Yep, this is my work space! I am an Administrative Assistant for my Church, and on Wed and Thurs I am front desk Receptionist!

My co-worker thought I looked cute, and wanted me to take a photo!

So here it is!

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Rascal Flatts & decorating for Christmas


I love, LoVe, LOVE the Rascall Flatts guys. I just bought their new CD, and am in love with it, as much as I am all the others!

Ok, enough of my "teen-age(39)" crush!!!!!

So, I have been putting all of my fall and Thanksgiving decorations away. Getting ready for Christmas stuff (yahoo!)

My Thanksgiving was awesome, my brother and his friend drove here from Salt Lake City to join us for the holiday. It was wonderful seeing my baby brudda!

Monday, November 22, 2010

SNOW




It is snowing here in the Northwest!! My kids are loving it. We left church yesturday, had a big Waffle lunch with Papa & Grandma and watched it snow. What a sweet Sunday!

We drove home, started the fireplace and turned on ELF, one of my favorite Christmas movies!

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

House of Sickies


Photo By: Mary Englebreit

Well, I was the first to get sick, yucky. It did hit pretty hard too. The Flu is making its way thru my family, hubbs was sick and now the girls, phew!

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Some Fall decorating


photo by: Country Living

Something this simple is also just amazing to me! I love this.

I have been a bad blogger, I know, but I have been sick for two weeks. The worst case of flu I have ever had.

Then I regained my energy to completely clean out the families closets and dressers. That feels amazing!!!!

Now I am in the "nesting" mood, and want to get busy decorating my home!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

More birthday pictures




Aren't these photos amazing. My good friend took these.

Well, my planning paid off, and our sweet 16 loved her party. What a blessing she is to us!

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Sweet 16th







O, how time has gone by. My baby girl is 16....I am so blessed. These are from her "Sock Hop"

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Rod Run








We are back from the Rod Run! It was so much fun and awesome to get away! We always meet up with our older friends, Gary and Doris, who are a hoot! They are both in their 70's and are just alot of fun to be around.

The top picture is of my Nephew and my oldest daughter! My nephew wanted to drive my daughters' truck so bad, so I let him. He did a good job.

It is good to get back home to. I like routine, and now we are trying to settle into one!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

A Get-Away




If you have been reading my blog for awhile now, you know that I LOVE Steven Curtis Chapman! He is my all time favorite. You may remember also, that his family lost their youngest daughter to a tragic accident! Well, this book by his wife is my read for our 5 days away!

Hubby and I are ready to leave to the Washington Coast for 5 days. We do this every year for time with one another, and let me tell you... it is needed. A dear friend of mine stays with our girls, and my in laws keep watch of the place too!

While away we enjoy the biggest Car Show this side of the Country and just enjoy ourselves! Please pray for hubbs and I, and the safety of our kids!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Art Work




I love it when I get up in the mornings to Artwork one of my daughters have left me!

Isn't this just priceless?

Monday, September 6, 2010

Pittock Mansion Pictures







I only got one photo of the Rose Gardens, isn't it beautiful. Here are the others of the Mansion! Blessings

My week end




For those who don't know, I work at our Church as an Administrative Assistant to our Pastors. Friday was one of the gals last days because she is having a baby. So all of us girls took her to The Portland Rose Garden to eat a picnic lunch, we then took a tour of The Pittock Mansion. Which was amazing. I will try to get a few more interior photos up.

And, I am the proud grandmother of a new Mini Schnauzer. Our friends used our male as "stud" services and I get to pick a little one from the group for his use!

Monday, August 30, 2010

FAll sweet Fall!


photo courtesy of: Gooseberry Patch

It is beginning to feel like fall here, I am very excited. The air is crisp in the mornings, and there is dew on everything! I am loving it! Fall is an amazing season to me! I am an Arizona girl, we never had fall where I come from, so I count it a treat every year to experience it!!

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Farm Chicks Christmas


Photo courtesy of "thefarmchicks.typepad.com"

OMG!!!!! As I was blogging this a.m. I found this on The Farm Chicks Blog....Merry Christmas in August Tiara!!! I am so stinkin' thrilled I will be putting my order in this Friday!!! Go check it out on their blog...sweet sweet ladies, I just love their blog

BleSsingS!!

Monday, August 9, 2010


Our 1966 Mustang


Well, it is Car Show season here. So hubby and I are busy. We have 4 hot rods that we show. They belong to each of our daughters. But, they can't drive yet, so we enter them.

We go just about every week end, my hubby and I go to pass out fliers for OUR car show. Yep, we put on a car show thru our church, it raises money for back packs and school supplies for children in our community. We love doing it, and have found ourselves so blessed along the way!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Better Than A Hallelujah!


Amy Grant....Photo courtesy of Ladies Home Journal

I am loving this song right now....I believe it is her best song to date!

After walking the painful path and then passing of our brother John, and being an ear for a few dear friends, their struggles are great, but their crys to our Father have made them so strong! This song is so good.

Here are a few words from the song that touch me.....

The woman holding on for life,
The dying man giving up the fight
Are better than a Hallelujah sometimes
The tears of shame for what's been done,
The silence when the words won't come
Are better than a Hallelujah sometimes.

We pour out our miseries
God just hears a melody
Beautiful the mess we are
The honest cries of breaking hearts
Are better than a Hallelujah!

Monday, July 12, 2010

Clean, Clean, Clean




Well, since I didn't get to my "Spring Cleaning" I am doing it this week. We have been so busy, and have a full summer planned, so I have to get this house in order, so I am not a slave to it this summer!!!!!

Blessings to you all!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Happenings around here!




My brother-In-Law, John has gone home to be with Jesus. He was an amazing father, husband, and friend! We all walked thru a long ordeal with him, He having the greatest faith of us all!! I so admire this man, and the life he lived! He now rests with our Saviour, I can't wait to see him again!

The girls are out of school, and into the "summer" swing of things. Playing in the pool all day long.

I have started at work again. Work a few full days a week. Just enough for now. I am enjoying working with the Pastoral staff again.

I must admit though, like my sisters over at the SugarPie Farmhouse, I am craving FALL!!!!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010






I just got back from a trip to Grants Pass, Oregon to see my dear Aunt. I had a wonderful time

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Mother/Daughter love




My oldest daughter always wants to take photos with me. She reminds me always of how beautiful I am, and I tell her she is more beautiful than I!!!!!

I just had to add the photo of my hubby and two youngest girls.

I am soooo BleSsed!!!