Thursday, December 31, 2009


Happy New Year!

It has been a great month, full of fun stuff. We have been able to spend alot of time with our families and the people we love the most.

Christmas was great. We celebrated for a week straight. Parties and families. Goodtimes.

I got a flip video camera from Zach! I am posting some videos at the end of this post.

We are also getting some new furniture today! A new kitchen table and a new couch. Here is what they look like.....

I am pleased with them.

They are modern with a little country. Or vice versa.

They will be delivered sometime this month.

A little while back, we got a lot of snow!!! This is our porch. And it still came down for a while after this photo was taken. We probably got 3 to 4 more inches after this.

Here are some Christmas cookie! They were Roasted almond cinnamon cookies, with white chocolate and cinnamon candies with sugar on top. Super good!

Nana with the grandchildren. She's the best.

I made aprons for all of the women in my life for my homemade christmas gift. Here are some pictures.
This was Kaitlyns. I took alot of time to pick out the right fabrics for each person. I knew Kait would love this funky fabric and the peace sign just tops it off.

Grandmomi's. This was the only one that was a different style than the rest. I did this one and decided that the other pattern was alot easier and faster!!!

This one is Joel's, my bro in law. He is a foodie and loves to bake. This is one side....

This is the other. I got both of these fabrics from IKEA. Love it.

This one is Cassandra's. The bird fabric is also from Ikea.

This is the other side. I cut out one bird from the ikea fabric and used the fusible fabric to make a centerpiece ....=)

This one is Mamaw's. It is a little hard to see the print, but it is several different birds in a realistic "farmy" setting. I know how much She and Papaw loved the birds at the farm, and I thought this fabric really captured that.
The other side.

This is the special tag that I found at our local fabric store!! My name was already on it. I just had to sew them on. This was the first one that I did, so it is not the best. But I thought they were super cute!!

So here are two videos for you to enjoy. I tried to post another, but it won't upload for some reason. It was of Kole's big christmas present, a netbook computer. He loves it! He does alot of stuff on the computer for school so it will be nice for his room.
The first video is of a bunch of us on Christmas acting silly and dancing to "At Christmas Time".
The second video is of TT's apron.
The only aprons I didn't get pictures of was Linda's, my mother in law and my moms. Lindas is a french country scene and stripes in a pretty blue and cream . Mom's is floral and brown, made of linen. Love them both!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Kole's Birthday

Today, Kole is six. Can you believe it? I certainly can not.
We had a big bash tonight, with lots of fun, presents, and friends (and just a little crying=)
I know that even if I am falling asleep right now, I have to post these pictures otherwise it will get put on the back burner.
These are totally out of order so bare with me
Kole and a few friends, getting ready to eat some cake!
The table and decor, before party.

Koley taking a big bite of cake! He had such a blast.
A close up of the tablescape, as Joel called it. Now all I needed was a cocktail and I would be Sandra Lee....haha.

Our fun ocean cookies. Have a mentioned yet that the theme was ocean. In November. But thats what kole wanted=)
Blue Jello Ocean with Sharks
Octo-weenies. Everyone loved this idea. Thanks tiff!

My Happy birthday boy
Presents time!
He loves the human body......I am banking on him being a doctor.
Sweet K-belle. She is such a joy. Kole has been asking for a snuggie for months. "Ms. Linda" (Zach's mom) got him a kids snuggie for his birthday. He is posing here with it. And no, he isn't really reading 1776, although that would be pretty cool!
Zach and Cass made it for the party!! We were so excited about that!
And thats all she wrote (for tonight) folks. Time to veg on the couch!

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Fall in "my home among the hills"

Well Folks, We are still here!
Just wanted to update everyone on recent happenings, and as always, share some pictures of fun things going on.
Earlier this month (Oct. 4th to be exact), Zach and I celebrated our one year anniversary. It has gone by so fast! We had a weekend getaway (thanks for sitting mom and dad!) to Brazenhead Inn in Mingo, WV. Here is a picture of the inn.

It was such a neat place. It is an irish inspired inn, with really neat and musically gifted owners, Will and Jill Fanning. They made us feel so at home. We will definately go back again. Here we are after a rousing game of scrabble=). Zach won.

I took this picture because Will's work was so cool. He carved bears out of huge tree stumps, with a chain saw!!!! Zach thinks he should try this.........I'm not so sure.......

Switching gears: Koley is doing pretty good this week at school. We have our good days and our bad days, but we are trying really hard to make them all GREAT days as kole would say. When he has a great day, he gets to play with his friend JT after school either at our house or his (he lived three houses down). Here is a picture of a great day afternoon!

We have also been carving pumpkins! I, of course, made roasted pumpkin seeds....yum.

We love the guts!!!

Kole got the camera for a while.

He actually pulled some guts out!!! I was impressed with my texture phobic little man!

Giving proper instruction on how to clean out a

Ghostly faces by the lighted pumpkins.....Koles was a spider.
Both of the pumpkins.
Mine pumpkin was super ambitious, but I did it! I even used a drill bit for pretty holes on the sides.
I just took this unfinished, because who knows when Zach will get to it=). Its Yoda.

Time to put up the hammock! Fall is my favorite time. I love the colors, the smells, the cooler air........

Do you see my little friend in this picture?
Look closer in this the middle.
Yes, Deer. We have lots of them. There is a little family that is always puttering around.

Recently, Kole decided that he wanted to be a super hero. We had this kit and it came with all the things needed and complete instructions for being a super hero. He decided his name was "The flying grant writer"!!!

He was even able to control the power of flight!

the kit came complete with a business card....

And enabled him to be a super stealth.

So there you go. After all that, I need a break=)!

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