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Later this month Bill and I will be taking a cruise to the Bahamas. It was his gift to me for my birthday and we should have an awesome time! I guess Bill has finally found a way around me returning his gift. He just gets something so over the top and I can’t return [...]
Paul received some Spiderman socks from Grammy for his birthday. He has now discovered the simple pleasure of slipping on the tile with socks on. He has been doing it for days since he got the new socks. So cute!
As I sit here watching the kids at gymnastics I can hear the mutterings of the parents around me. It amazes and sickens me the values they hold. There are Moms complaining about the impact gymnastics has on them and their spare time. They are discussing the crunch this makes on their dinner plans, which [...]
It has happened. On my birthday we had to ground one of our children from play dates. This isn’t a milestone that was celebrated, like when they learned to walk or had their first Father/Daughter dance. This was a sad day. Kimberly decided to lie. Not only did she decide to lie, she decided to [...]
Yesterday we celebrated Paul’s birthday. He woke up and was greeted with presents from his sisters and parents. He loved the musical set and Diego toys he received. There isn’t a day that passes that I don’t sit in amazementand thank God that Paul is my son. He is amazing. We are so very fortunate [...]
In honor of Sandi’s birthday, her mother Gwen offers this guest post. September 25th is one of those days I will never forget. Nine months earlier, you were given to me as a Christmas gift. Your father said I could open it in 9 months. And nine months to the day, you wanted out. I [...]
Recently I purchased a grill grid for grilling veggies. Last night I finally got a chance to try it out. They were so delicious and sweet. There are onions, mushrooms and bell peppers on there. I lightly tossed them in olive oil and salt and pepper. I stirred them around a couple of times on [...]
The other day Paul and Penny fell asleep on separate pillows in the living room while watching tv.
Today was the first Daisy Girl Scout meeting. Annie and Kimberly were so excited to meet all the new girls and hang out. We have a great bunch of girls and I am so excited to continue to grow with them. Poor Annie said, “I’m so sorry Mom!” when we downloaded these pictures at home. [...]
In light of my last post it would seem easy to cut my load by simply cutting out sewing. This wouldn’t work for me. Sewing is my therapy. It is the one thing I can sit down to, plan out a project, complete it and enjoy the results. I have always struggled with being a [...]
I am so emotionally drained, physically tired, and generally worn out. It isn’t a good way to be. There are many things on my plate, some I love and some I don’t. Some I can take off and some I can’t. This is just the way it is. I won’t go into all the details [...]
I have been wanting to make the Girls some new dresses for some time. Finally this week I put off all other projects and got some made. I created 6 different dresses and love them all. I bought the pattern here and really enjoyed it. I still need to create some dresses for the dolls [...]
To say that I am always multitasking would be completely accurate. Just the other night this was the scene in the kitchen. Not only is Annie reading to me, but Kimberly is learning to make chocolate cookie dough and Madeline is taking pictures. Life always seems to be just this busy. Good news is Annie [...]
Not to worry those are Wilton Food Writers. They made the Girls day!
Mimi has given up on asking her teacher to call her Madeline. She told me today that she just doesn’t think the teacher is talking to her. Interesting considering the issues we had in naming her. So she is just Mimi. Love it!
I think it is best that before you read this post you first click the slice of bacon to the left of this post title. It will really help you get the full idea of how much bacon we are talking about. Now on with the bacon tale. Saturday night Bill and I went to [...]
The other day Mimi asked her teacher to stop calling her Mimi and start calling her Madeline. Easy enough, the teacher has known her since she was born and was glad to change this for one of her students. Teacher tried it the first time and when she told Madeline to go get her supplies, [...]
I recently had a buyer ask if I would ship to Canada. Not sure why I was always so hesitant of it but it was a piece of cake. Now A Stitch of Mine is shipping to Canada! Woohoo!
On August 31, 2010 Paul’s birthdate was changed to August 9th. We haven’t celebrated with him yet, we haven’t made him a cake or had a party for him, we haven’t even wished him a happy birthday. We need to do those things. We were hesitant to do them before because we weren’t sure how [...]
The day finally came where I was ready and willing to teach Kimberly to sew. She has been asking me for a while now and had fabrics picked out. She decided she wanted to make a pillow for her bed. She wanted to make it out of three different fabrics. We talked about what she [...]« Previous Entries