Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Halloween Posting Laaaate!


I realized while looking thru my resized photo's folder this morning that I never posted anything from Halloween, So this is what that post is about :) The girls both picked what they wanted to be this year. This is the first spooky Halloween costume that Ashley has ever worn :) I think it turned out very cute, the different parts of the costume were bought at different places and I made the broom myself. Abbey's costume was a hand made dress we bought at a garage sale last year and Tiarra from Hobby Lobby :)

We took the girls downtown to Trick or Treat the businesses then we went to a Halloween party at my cousin Angie's house. Everyone had a good time. Abbey was a bit whiney because she is so shy of everyone and the costumes made it that much worse.. haha! I didn't dress up this year, I waited until too late and couldn't come up with anything.


Abbey was a princess :)







Ashley was a witch!






Mom and Kristi Joined us, They even dressed up Sister is a pirate and Mom as the Devil :) Funny thing was when we arrived at the Halloween Party we discovered that my Uncle was the exact same devil as Mom... we laughed about that one..too funny!! Great costume!



Here is Ashley with her cousin Maddie, She was the ghost because her Mom, Dad and brother were ghost busters... I wish I would have gotten pictures because all the cotumes were great!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

New Hair-Do!


In the later part of November I decided it was time for a change with Ashley's hair.


Her hair is extremely thick and has a weird natural wave in the very back.


She's very grumpy in the mornings and pulling her hair back is quiet a deal. So I decided we should go shorter and put a light perm in there to make it look a bit cuter and an easier fix in the morning :) It worked! Her hair looks so much better



Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Ashley's 8th Birthday (Back In Sept.!)


Well, since I was doing such a bang up job of blogging the last few months (insert sarcasm) I'll now post and Shar pictures from Ashley's 8th Birthday Party, which was just a bit ago (IN SEPT!!!!!) argh! Anyway...

Ashley had a great party, She chose to have it at the lake & She wanted a Jonas Brothers themed party. So I ordered all the plates and the goodies and I printed out little pictures of the Jonas brothers and matted and glittered & toothpicked them and make some cupcakes for them :) She was very pleased with her party and had a lot of fun...

Her gift from us was an iPod Nano (5th Gen.) which she was so excited about she leaned over into a cupcake resting on her place.. hehe! Funny child! Here are the photo's from the days events. We all truly had a fun time and the weather was so nice!




Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Swiffer Covers!


Last weekend was our Carter County Fall Arts & Crafts Fair. Crafters and Sellers rent booths and sell their beautiful handmade goodies. I always look forward to going each year and seeing all of everyone's crafts and getting a few ideas of my own. This year a very good knitting friend of mine had a booth and offered to let me put a few of my own things in it for sale. I decided on my Swiffer Covers since I enjoy them so much and they save me so much money! They were a hit! I put 12 in the booth and all but one sold! I was exctatic! I'm planning on knitting up some more household helpers for a booth next year :)




Tuesday, November 17, 2009

What We're Cooking This Week!

This Weeks Menu!

Tuesday - Cheeseburger Cups (NEW!) with steamed california mix veggies & Mac N Cheese


Wednesday - Pioneer Woman's White Chicken Enchilada's (NEW!) w/homemade spanish rice

Thursday - Breakfast for dinner - Ham/Sausage, biscuits and sausage gravy, hashbrowns

Friday - Italian Meatloaf (Mom's Best!) (NEW!) - Mashed potatoes - Corn


Saturday - Chicken & Veggies With Dumplings (NEW!) (this weeks recipe challenge found at
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Saturday, November 14, 2009

Octoberfest!


Since I've been such a great slacker about my blogging, I've missed posting pictures and stories from things we've gone and done recently. So I'm going to blog a bit about our October. A not so fond memory I have from October is all the rain we got. It was crazy the amount of rain we were getting here. In Oklahoma when you get lots of rain with high temps all you end up with is a bunch of uncomfortable humidity! It's nuts for it to be 60-65 degrees outside and you have to turn the A/C on! Ah well... rain with humidity is still better than 108 Deg. any day!

Onto October! We had a bunch going on in Oct. it's always a busy month! Camp Fire Fall Camp, Pumpkin Patch visits, Halloween.. Lot's to plan for. This year we took the girls to a different Pumpkin Patch, one we've never been to before. We had a good time. Ashley and I were so wore out that day though because we went on the Sunday that we got back from Camp Fire Fall Camp. The Pumpkin Patch was fun, they all sorts of regular pumpkin patch events for the kids to enjoy but their pumpkins were $7! Even for a small one, so we ended up making a pit stop at the big "W" to get $2 pumpkins to carve instead. I got some really sweet photo's of the girls at the Pumpkin Patch and we look forward to going again next year! Here are the photo's from our Pumpkin Patch visit...







We carve our pumpkins that same night but we have the worse luck with pumpkins! Last year we sat them out on the porch and it rained and they molded, so this year it was raining and I sat them on the table and they still molded :( We're all new to this so maybe there is something we're missing that we're supposed to do... or maybe it's just the Oklahoma Humidity. On any count I did get some pics before they were a total waste.. here are our short lived but Cute pumpkins...



Well, that covers at least two things I guess :) I still need to post about Camp Fire Fall Camp and Halloween :) It was a fun month & November is sailing by way to fast, I'm scared at the speed Christmas is coming towards us! argh.

Until next time ...

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Long time no see . .


Wow, August was when I last posted. I've become a really good blog reading junkie and a really bad blogger!

Things have been good. Jake is currently working at Michelin Tire Plant. I think when I last posted he had just started to work there. It's going well we think, But then we never take anything for granted and always expect the unexpected. Especially with the layoffs and the economy being as they are.

Ashley is doing wonderfully in school, She's reading pretty well now, does awesome on her spelling tests but she struggles with her math. Abbey is not potty trained. I'm terrible... I need to get consistent with it but she rebels when I try. It's discouraging. But I'd like to try to get her into a 3 year old program next year :) She's so smart :)

I'm holding steady with the normal Housewife duties, cooking, cleaning, laundry, errands etc. I have started something rather new for me this week. I joined a Gym! Seems weird even typing that, I've never been a member of a Gym even though I should have been a very long time ago. I've been meeting with a friend in the evenings and getting a good workout. I'm eating better. As hard as exercise can be... for me the real struggle is with the food. But I feel so good when I leave the Gym. I'm proud of myself, I'm doing this for me. To make me feel better.

My Mom quit smoking about 6 months ago. We're so proud of her for that but a few months ago she started having trouble breathing. After a few scans they discovered some spots on her lungs, We're not quiet sure what they are.. after a full body scan the spots have grown in numbers and size... so now we're waiting for an appointment call from the Dr. for a biopsy. If you pray... please do so for my Mom. I'm trying to NOT get myself too worked up until we know something definitely but still I feel like I need to prepare myself for the worse. I'm very close with my Mom and cannot imagine life without her.

I am still knitting of course, Let's see right now on the needles I have an OU Sooners colors scarf for my Mom, socks for Abbey, Swiffer pad, Bella Mittens. I want to do some knitting for Christmas gifts but I'm not sure what to make for people.. LOL!

Scrapbooking I haven't done in awhile, I have made a few cards here and there. But no pages for the books. I had a getaway planned this weekend with a couple of girlfriends for Scrapbooking but with everything going on with Mom I decided to cancel.

I did finished a sweater I'd made for Abbey that's what the photo is at the top you'll see.

Well, I guess that covers it for now. I miss blogging and I'll try to post more often :)

Monday, August 24, 2009

Goings' On :)

I have a few random photo's and things to Share.

We've been going through a job change in the house. This time it's expected and hopefully for the better :) In case you haven't been following me for too long, Jake had worked for Circuit City Distribution for almost 14 years when they went bankrupt and he lost his Job. Almost right away he hired on at DOT foods, Which was a good company. The pay just wasn't good. He worked there for... I want to say 3 or 4 months and then attended a job fair at Michelin that my Cousin had told him about. He did some testing for them and got hired a month or so ago, But received a letter stating they didn't have any open positions at that time and would contact him when they did. So anyway he started orientation for Michelin last Monday. He's still in orientation and will be for another couple of weeks. They had told Jake he would be on Crew 2 but the Gentleman that's going to be his Supervisor said that wasn't correct and that he would be on Crew 3 after he came off of Orientation/Training. So we're just waiting until then to find out. Jake is very excited about something new and being able to bring home more money.

Ashley has started school. The first two mornings she did fine. She isn't a morning person at all.. so cranky. But come the third day the mornings started going down hill and got worse from there. So we sat and talked with her about it and she seemed to believe she isn't getting enough sleep. So we started putting her to bed at 8pm. Since we've done that she has been much better in the mornings. She doesn't like going to bed when everyone is still up but dealing with getting her to go to bed earlier is easier than dealing with her the morning after going to bed late. I hope this continues to work. She truly is unbearable in the mornings . .

We are still working on potty training with Abbey. The problem we've noticed is, if we stay consistent and get her to the potty on a regular basis she tends to hold her poop and winds up having trouble going :( I truly hate potty training. It's such a challenge for me... tips anyone?


I don't think I posted about it but awhile back my knit group decided to have a knit out and we took a field trip to three different yarn stores in Oklahoma City. We had such a fun time and look forward to doing it again.

Lord help me but I have finally taught myself to Crochet :)



On our field trip to the city I found the cutest coffee mug....



Okay that's everything for now, I do have some scrapbook layouts I want to share later :)

Monday, August 17, 2009

Saturday, August 01, 2009

Knitted Goodies :)

Okie Dokie! In my last blog post I mentioned that I'd do a seperate blog post with knitting. I've finished up a few things that I had on my needles far too long.

This is a cover for mu Swiffer Wet Jet! Those store bought pads are way expensive!! I'll be making up a lot of these. Fun to knit and very handy as well as money saving!




This is a scarf I started a long time ago for Mom :)


Vicki Howell's Mae Day Dress for Abbey



A slouchy hat for Ashley called Gretel!




A pretty flower cloth
Ashley's first pair of socks...