Sunday, November 22, 2009

A little help from my friends....

This beauty belonged to my dear mamaw. My aunt Judy was gracious enough to let me have it. Well, its been in my possession for months and I just got around to getting it out. It makes me kinda sad because I wish that I would have asked my mamaw how to use it...

Brandon's aunt Deena came down to show me how to thread it. It wasn't as hard as I had anticipated but now I'm struggling with the tension. Does anyone have any suggestions? I really want to create something great!

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Christmas help...

My kids have everything... More toys than I can even name or even begin to try. Santa really wants to make Christmas fun for the kids but he is having a hard time deciding as to what the best presents will be for these two kids.

For Drew's big gift - he is getting an art easel. He loves to do "projects" so I think he will really like that. We may even get both boys "big boy" beds so that we can redecorate their bedroom but that just doesn't seem like a very good Santa gift.

I do know that felt food is something that I'm going to start working on for them as they do have a kitchen set and love to play with it. I'm thinking of making them some kind of race track type thing for their million hotwheels. A handmade chalkboard is something that I know that Drew will love!

Are you seeing the pattern here??? What can I get for Sam? We have leggos, blocks, riding toys and every little people set that exist. Drew has cleaning supplies, musical instruments, workbench, indoor pup tent with a tunnel and a TON of hee-man toys that Brandon had as a child. Drew even has a digital camera!

They need to know the reason behind the gifts - I know they're young but I feel like we put so much into the "gift" part of Christmas and not enough behind the meaning. I want to pour my love into my children by making many of their gifts. They are so little. I don't want to buy gifts that they won't use or appreciate.

Any ideas would be appreciated!

One for my Husband...

Not one, two or three... But FOUR! My husband, father in law and brother in law collectively killed four deer yesterday on opening day of gun season. There was a time in my life that I would have been disturbed by this - I hated it. Now that I've lived in the country for several years I'm beginning to understand the need for responsible hunters. My boys will benefit from this bond that they have formed at such young ages. It still tugs on my heart to see Bambi hanging from a tree.

At the Carwash...

My boy gets into his work... I couldn't even get him to crack a smile.

My van looks GREAT! He is awesome!

Are these birds mean???

Why did I get the feeling that he wanted to peck my eyeballs out?

Feeding the Homeless...

While spending our weekend at Clifty Falls State Park, we met this little guy. In our short visit - I gave him a whole pack of hot dogs, a jar of nasty baby food, some oatmeal, crackers and bottled water.
I'm sure he's used to hunting his own food.... Here he is stalking a bird.

There was just no way that I could leave that park without making sure that this little guy had a full belly! I hope it didn't hurt his hunting skills.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Boy in the Window

It was pretty cold on Saturday....Drew stayed indoors a lot! At one point in the day, I lost track of where he was - I turned around, and here's what I saw...


This weekend was wet and muddy!

The colors on the trees weren't very spectacular! The floor of the campground was stunning!

This was the road at the campground Halloween Morning after the rain!

Sunday, November 1, 2009


As you can see - both of my boys were pirates! They were cute little pirates. Last year, photos were so much easier because you could just put Samuel in a basket... This year, he could possibly outweigh his brother so he was hard to control. Not to mention the fact that he grew out of his Halloween costume in three weeks. His shirt was a "belly top". I had to improvise and turn a pajama shirt inside out to keep his "midriff" from showing. I think he has a carb addiction but that's another post.

Finally - a descent shot. It was hard to get both of them to look at the camera. Sammy isn't much for hats so you can only imagine how long that lasted.

Here we are! Yes - I am wearing rubber boots and a witches hat... It was muddy people... Really muddy! We did have fun! Drew has more candy than the law should allow. And Sammy, well he got what mommy likes!