Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Good News!

Bryanna is no longer on total bedrest!!! She is not back to work, and probably will not be going back. But she is on modified bed rest with more than just bathroom priveledges. Baby is doing great and we couldn't be happier! Now it is just time to finish up the nursery and finalize some other details for her arrival!
Thank you to all that were praying - it works!!!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Quick Update

Bryanna is home resting and feeling well (and bored). Baby is still where she belongs. . . in Mommy's tummy! I am hanging out with her and taking care of things while Darwin is away at work and whatever. I am soooo thankful that God heard our prayers and answered them the way He did! For those of you that don't know what is going on, Bryanna started bleeding this week and having contractions. She was put in the hospital since it is too soon for Baby London to come. It was a scarey few says and nights!
Class was great on Friday night - it was a great distraction for me from the previous few days.
Happy Father's Day to everyone!!!! Also Happy Birthday to my Doodle (today would have been his 75th birthday!) We are BBQing at B&D's house tonight since she is on total bed rest and can't go anywhere. Hopefully on Tuesday all will be right again and she will be able to get back to her regular life. If not it will all be worth it to have a healthy strong full term baby!
Thanks to everyone who has been praying - we appreciate it!
Sorry about the wonky post - but in a hurry - much to do and I need to get back to Bryanna.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Ads That Just Don't Work Anymore. . .

I just thought these were too funny not to share!
"We've come a long way baby" to coin another famous ad slogan!

It says- "this young man is 11 months old- and he isn't our youngest customer by any means. For 7-Up is so pure, so wholesome, you can even give it to babies and feel good about it. By the way, Mom, when it comes to toddlers - if they like to be coaxed to drink their milk, try this: Add 7-Up to the milk in equal parts, pouring the 7-Up gently into the milk. It's a wholesome combination- and it works! Now we know the origins of ADHD......

yeah...do just that...and see what happens next.

I hope you all had a great Monday

Friday, June 4, 2010

Today Is National DONUT DAY!!!!

So where can you get a free donut today? You can get a free donut at participating locations of these stores:

Krispy Kreme: All customers receive a free donut. No purchase necessary.
Dunkin’ Donuts: Free donut with the purchase of a beverage.
Happy Donut Day!! ENJOY!
Ever wonder who makes up the "National Days"??? I guess National Donut Day is as good as any other. Have a great Friday - WooHoo the weekend is here!!! Any Plans?

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

WHEW!!!! It was a Busy Week!

WARNING: Before you start to read this - you need to grab a drink and a snack! I will be doing a very "different" version of Ali Edwards "Week in the Life" tonight. Lots of photos and rambling going on here. Let's get started. . .

So, it's been awhile since I have checked in with everyone. Last we talked, I was "frozen". Luckily I have been thawed out now and am happily paying my bills and shopping again!
It's been a great week and an even better weekend!

Gary bought Monkey this bike - I think he forgot she was a girl. But either way Monkey loves it and loves having Bapa teach her how to ride it. She tells me "Amma, Bapa bought this (for)me" I love how simple kids are - and how happy and grateful they are for everything you do.

Look at that face - pure joy!
A little role reversal as Bapa takes a turn while Monkey keeps him steady

This past week I asked my Mom to keep Monkey at her house for a few days so I could get some sewing done (remember I am doing the new baby's nursery). So, I set everything up in the dining room and sewed almost all week! I got quite a bit done but there is LOTS more to do!
I had great company while I sewed. . . the Carrie and the gals from Sex in the City hung out with me all week! Six seasons of "Sex" DVD's in this pretty pink box. I love this show and I loved the 1st movie - can't wait to see #2 - how about you? We are back to using our monthly dinner menus here - so in between the "Sex" and the sewing I was cooking. I made some great fajitas one day and as I looked at the peppers and tomatoes - I just thought how pretty they are - had to take a picture.
Thursday was an "exciting" day around here. I was busily sewing and the phone rang as I was talking on the phone I looked down at the floor and saw something moving. . .it was a magot!!! I shivered a bit and then killed it. Then I looked around a bit more and found more, then more and then MORE!!!! Time to get off the phone and call my "Bug Husband" Ron (my exterminator - I love him - he's great!) Well, they weren't really magots he assured me but some sort of moth larvae that probably came in with the new bag of dog food. But this sent me into "Nurotic Marta" mode and I had to get rid of those things and clean every inch! So I threw out any opened food, washed out all of my containers (yes, I put EVERYTHING in clear plastic containers) took out the shelf liners, washed everything down, moved all of the furniture outside and scrubbed the floors! Six hours later I was done and free of these disgusting critters!
Friday I got my Banking all settled and was able to go shopping to replace all of the food I threw away and replaced the offending dog food. It felt so good to shop again!

Saturday was photo shoot day. I just love this gal - this is her second baby and the second pregnacy my camera and I have gotten to be part of. She is just so cute and up for anything I want to try. Poor thing was getting so hot (even though we started early - it was already getting hot) so we moved our shoot from the paths at the park to the opening of the tunnel. I loved what we got there. I hope she will too.
Of course there was more sewing on Saturday too - still not done.
Sunday was really FUN!!! It was Tim Holtz Day!
This was my 1st Tim Class and everything I have heard about his classes was true. I highly recomend you take one if you get the chance.
Look at all of these treasures we had to choose from while creating our project!!!! It was a varitable buffet of vintage goodness!
This is Tims project sample - the class was called "The Artful Curio" Isn't it cool!
Yeppers - this is me with Tim - gotta get the photo taken if you take a class. . .Right?
Okay this is My version of the project. . .
I have to say I am trilled with it!
Of course I didn't come close to finishing in class (7 hour class!) but when I got home at 8pm I kissed my hubby and headed into my studio. At 4am I emerged almost done and completely thrilled with my creation!
Each little niche represents a facet of my life from my childhood till now. My relationships with my God and my Husband. The things I love and my interests and talents.
Look at all of the fun dangly things - love it!
And how about those feet!!!
Click on the photo below if you want to see more detailed photos
Just a couple of hours of sleep and time to get up and have MORE FUN!!! Monday was my day to spend with my dearest friend (and my old next door neighbor of 14years). How I miss her! When we were neighbors we saw each other everyday and spent hours and hours talking, crafting, crying, praying and all of the things that true friends do. It has been months since we have gotten together and this was our day. We sat on her patio from 1:00 - 10:00 just gabbing about everything and anything. I really miss her hubby John too and he sat with us for quite sometime time and it was great fun to have those political debates that John and I like to have. I took my camera with me so that I could get pictures of her new house adn us together and the camera never made it out of the bag. There was just too much to catch up on.
I must say this was probably one of the best weeks I have had inages. I was creative all week. I worked with some paper early on in the week (no pix of that project yet) I sewed, I took pictures and had some fun editing. Then there was the class and finishing that up at home and so much more. I spent time with my dear family and friends. I shopped, watched movies and listened to music and just fed my soul all week.
I hope you all had a great week too and enjoyed your holiday weekend as much as I did.