Sunday, November 18, 2018

Post Number One-Thousand and a Birthday

 Wow - time flies. I noticed when I last posted that my next post (this one) would be number one-thousand. I had no idea I would make that number when I made that first post in July 2007. There have been many changes in my life over the last eleven years. We have moved - 4 times if you count the apartments in-between houses (not counting the moves in and out of storage buildings) If you had told me way back in 2007 we would spend 7 years living in the Houston area, I would have thought you were crazy. You just never know what life has in store for you.

I had plans to go through the blog and pick out some photos to share through the years - well, there are a lot of photos! That would not only take forever but it would be way too many photos for one post. I made it through the first two years and already had way too many photos! I decided to just share these two.

This was taken at Christmas 2007. 

And this was Christmas 2017.

My kiddos are scattered - Houston, Dallas area and NYC, and we are empty nesters. We only get these group photos at Christmas.

The oldest two will be here this week for Thanksgiving and baby boy will be here for a long visit over Christmas.

Speaking of baby boy, today is his birthday! Miss him every day but a little extra on his birthday. 

I'm so grateful for modern technology that make is easier to keep in touch with the boys anytime - not just on weekends when long distance rates were cheaper! 

I'm also grateful for the friends I've made through this blog. Some only online, some have passed on and some I've actually met in person. I've thought several times about giving up on this blog. I don't post nearly as often as I used to but when I start looking through older posts, I'm glad I have the memories saved - like I said, you never know where life will take you! Let's see what the next eleven years has in store!

Thank-you to those of you who read my infrequent post. To those of you who leave comments or send emails, thank you for not making it seem like I'm talking to myself here.

In case I don't get back here before Thursday,
Happy Thanksgiving!

Once Thanksgiving is over the Christmas craziness will begin and I'll definitely be back with photos!

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Happy birthday Ashley!

Wishing our beautiful Ashley a happy birthday!

Hope you have an awesome day! 

We love you!

Sunday, October 28, 2018

A Long Week!

Well, glad that week is over! 
I had a root canal on Monday and a (temporary) crown on Tuesday. I had a major infection and it took me all week to recover. I've had dental work done before but this was the worst experience I've ever had. (nothing to do with the dentists - they were great - just the infection and swelling) I'm finally back to eating real food and my face isn't still swollen but I do still tend to also chew my cheek if I'm not careful.

Before my decent into dental hell, I took my red rooster outside with a can of white spray paint.

Gave him a few sprays then treated him to a couple of love taps with some sand paper. I think he looks pretty good!

I did get some stitching done and finally finished my November Stamp. Now I just need to get it and the other November piece ironed, sew on the buttons and get them ready for their frames - should be able to get that done by Thursday.

Looking forward to getting back into the swing of things this week!

Monday, October 15, 2018

A Little Fallish

We finally have a little fallish weather moving in. It's cloudy and cool outside this morning - with storms predicted for later today and tomorrow.
Thought I would show a few more fall/Halloween pictures. I'm through with fall decorating except for changing out the Halloween specific pieces for Thanksgiving specific pieces after Halloween.

 Can't remember where I picked up these little fabric pumpkins but I put them under a cloche with some amber lights. (they are on but hard to see because of the lighting - I love these lights that have timers on them!)

 Mr. Too cute for pie is also too cute to put away and stays out all year with the exception of Christmas when I have this area covered in Christmas. The two little pumpkins I think were a dollar at Walmart several years ago - they were orange so I painted them with craft paint. Took several coats - if I did it again I would try spray paint.

 I think this was a Hobby Lobby find.

 Kind of hard to see but there is a string of leaf lights on top of the mantle - more of those battery operated on a timer things! If it gets cold enough to turn on the fireplace I will have to move my pumpkin patch.

Hard to tell, but those lights are little pumpkins.

This cabinet is one of my favorite places to decorate. Again, hard to tell but I have orange lights inside the glass door.

I've already shown all of the outdoor decor but I did add these pumpkins in front.


Working on getting my November pieces ready - this ones just needs an iron and buttons. I will do that when I finish the other one - it's on the qsnap and in progress.

There are a few more pumpkins scattered about - I'll try to get those in with the Thanksgiving stitches.

Have a great week!

Monday, October 1, 2018

Happy October!

Thought I would share a few little Halloween stitches I have around the house.

I don't have a lot of  just Halloween

I tend to stick more to just fall so I can leave them out longer

Most of them I've had for awhile but this one is new this year

I've added a few orange lights

This one has been around awhile! Since 1997!

and the only other newbie for this year.

More fall pictures to come and I still haven't posted pictures of my living room after we finished painting and getting everything back on the walls.

Our weather isn't exactly 'fallish' yet, but it is getting there!

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Birthday Weekend Round Up

Last weekend we took a quick trip to Colorado. We flew out on Friday and came back on Sunday - like I said it was a quick trip.

It was a reunion trip of sorts. These guys have been friends for 50 years. (Hubby is on the right) The purpose of the trip was for these guys to have time to just hang out. Everyone in the group lives in Texas (different cities) except for one, who lives just outside of Denver.

This was the view from our hotel room.

It was beautiful, but hot!

I've been to Denver twice - both times they had record high temps.

Some of these photos I didn't take - I swiped them off other's Facebook pages.

We stopped on the side of the road to take this picture - didn't phase these guys at all.

A group photo.

And just to prove that boys will be boys, no matter their age. . .

Like I said, it was a quick trip and we crammed quite a bit in but we made sure they had a lot of time to just visit. 

As I said in my last post - hubby doesn't take much time to just relax so I'm glad we had the opportunity to get away for a few days. I think he had a pretty good birthday!

It's been a jam packed week since we got back and if it wasn't raining I would be out walking at the moment - so this post is brought to you courtesy of mother nature.

 Hoping to get my fall stuff out this weekend but we will see how that goes. Still trying to finish stitching one of my October pieces. I took it with me last weekend but it never came out of the bag.

Hope you all have a great weekend!

Saturday, September 15, 2018

Happy Birthday to my sweetie!

This is an older picture, but one of my favorites. He's a hard worker and he doesn't often get away and just relax. This was taken in St. Louis on a trip to Illinois - that's been awhile.

Hope you have an awesome birthday.
Love you.