Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Sew Along Time!

Ok, so I need to get back to sewing, I am so behind! I am *finally* finishing up that big upholstery job, should be done in the next couple of days, there are a couple of things that I'm waiting on to finish.

So I decided to get to a project I've been wanting to do since LAST summer!

I'm giving you a few days to get your stuff together! Let's make this a "Christmas in July" sew along!

The pattern I'm planning on using is Elizabeth Fransson's Christmas Advent Calender, posted on the SewMamaSew blog here:


Please join me! I'll be using Riley Blake Designs' new line, Colorful Christmas, I think my boys will love it!

Join me and comment to let me know you're in for it, I will try to have a giveaway for those that join in and post on their blogs or send me pictures to show their progress!

Monday, June 28, 2010


So, this morning I had a flashback to the late 90's/early 2000.

The Backstreet Boys were what I lived for! Ok, maybe not really, but it sure felt like it, LOL. I actually got to go to one of thier concerts! And Howie walked right by me!

I know some of you right now are going "Who is Howie? And the Backstreet Boys?" LOL

So just for your viewing pleasure.... You can thank me later....now I gotta figure out where my CDs are!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

What a wonderful day!

Thursday evening, my MIL called and asked if she could come and get the kids Friday after she got off from work, take them to McDonalds, and then spend the night with her, so that she could play with them on Saturday. She barely got through speaking when I told her "absolutely!" (actually, I may have interjected a bit, not even waiting for her to finish speaking!)

So last night, she came by and picked them up, and quickly got ready for church (William's Cove) and left. When I got home, Lee was playing a video game, so I joined him in the TV room to relax. We woke up this morning (at, um, about 11ish?) and it was heavenly! No little monkeys yelling at us to get up, telling us to fix breakfast, etc. We got to wake up slowly, and then my dear sweet hubby got up and fixed ME breakfast, nevermind that it was lunch time, LOL. (for the record, scrambled eggs, bacon, and toast!)

She still has them and we are working around the house (I just sat down to eat a bite and thought I would blog!)

Oh, and scroll down to the bottom of my page, and look at the SwagBucks icon, it's pretty cool!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

So we had our first oopsie with the birdy..

....Let's just say I'm glad I have a smallish child who is eager to touch the bird! LOL.

The bird (which still remains nameless!) flew from my lap to the floor, and crawled under the already reclined couch, and back behind it. Thankfully, since it IS a reclining couch, there is a little over a foot between the back of it and the wall. So Gabriel carefully scooped him up for me, while I watched from the front of the couch.

He still has yet to eat, that we've seen, anyways, but the pet store said that he should within the next 2 days. Seems to me that he might starve by then, but she seemed really informed on them and owns several herself.

He is, however, walking a bit around his cage, kind of exploring carefully.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

See my sweet birdie!

That's right! I've lost my mind! (and please forgive the non-attractive photo, I'm not that good looking as it is, but something about the webcam did me bad! LOL)

I now have 2 little boys, 2 doggies, 1 fish, and 1 bird, and let's not forget my husband, LOL!

Just wanted to share! Any ideas on a name? He's a male Budgie (American Parakeet) by the way! So as my little sister told me, "It has to have a boy name!"

Monday, June 14, 2010

11 years

11 years ago today (well, tonight, really!), the Good Lord filled me with the Holy Ghost!

I've been through many trials, and some where I couldn't see the way out, but He had great mercy, and He carried me through them to the other side.

In the past 2 years, I've been through the greatest trial I could ever imagine, but the strength that I have recieved through it has been amazing in itself. If you were at Skyline this last Thursday morning, you have already heard this, but oh well!

You know, the night I got the HolyGhost, I was begging Him to save me from torment. I never even imagined there was so much more to it than that! Through these last 11 years, the Lord has been my friend when I had no others, my Doctor when I have been sick, not to mention the times that He has healed my kids and helped my husband and I, and all He has ever asked in return is praise. I know I will never be able to thank Him enough for all that He has done for me, but I hope to see him again someday.

I tell my husband sometimes, when I get to heaven, the first thing I want to do, if I am able to, is to wash Jesus' feet and then dry them with my hair. He has blessed me with VERY long hair, that I prayed for Him to give me, and I feel that He blessed me through that. I had thought that I would wash them with my tears, but then I remembered that He will wipe all the tears from my eyes, and I will have no more sorrow! Praise the Lord!

I had woken up with a bad attitude this morning, but then I remembered what Brother Totchie says, about whether or not you have a good day is up to you and your attitude, and I tried to change my outlook. It's worked. I have felt the presence of the Lord while typing this out, and I hope you did while reading it. He's so good to me, and I know I'll never feel worthy of His love, patience and mercy, but He will love me anyways.

I'm off to Huntsville to church, hope to see you there!

Monday, June 7, 2010


Well, we finally went swimming today. I say finally, because Gabriel has been asking since, oh, January?, if we can go!

I got burned, of course, and the kids were exhausted (aka cranky!) when it was all over with.

I'm doing good with my couponing, and was SO excited today to get a $5 off of $15 purchase at CVS, going to go and get me some Frizz Ease hairspray, LOL.

I have so much more to post, but I'm burned and tired, and ready for bed, so I'll have to get back with ya on that!