Friday, October 12, 2012

Update on the Sunflower

I think I finally figured out how to get my pictures!!!  So I will start with a picture of our giant sunflower that Claire gave me for Mothers day!  Oh I think it actually worked!!!!   Claire doesn't really like getting her picture taken can you tell?  I'm so glad to be back!  Have a great weekend everyone!  Wendy

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Pictures Coming!!!

I'm so excited!! I was able to get my pictures onto this computer, now I just have to figure out how to get them onto my blog!!! So I'm off to try and figure that part out!! I am soooo not up on all this computer stuff but just keep trying to learn. Have a wonderful evening! Wendy

Monday, August 6, 2012

Meet Alice

Over the weekend we went to the Humane Society and rescued a kitten. We had planned on getting one we saw online but when we got there Claire was not interested in it, at one point I thought we were going to leave without any until Claire spotted this one! When asked what it's name was Claire said Alice! "Alice ?" I said ,Yep Alice. So this is Alice and we absolutely adore her, she loves being around people,although Raja and her have had a few run ins ( or I should say run outs...Raja running out of the room because she moved!) but they are buddies now, but the most rewarding is Claire actually petting and playing with her, Claire doesn't like dogs ( other than Raja) and cries if a dog barks anywhere near her, but she has always been drawn to cats so here we are with a new member to our menagerie.. Welcome Alice!

Friday, August 3, 2012

A Girl and Her Doll!

This Tinkerbell doll has gone everywhere with us ( in the last year.) This is doll number three, and it looks like number 4 is probably just around the corner, notice the hair!!! and Dan had to fix her leg the other day. She's been stuck in register vents, rocking chair footrest levers, doors, drawers, and attached by the neck to a cat toy and flung around until her head came off, ( Dan tried to fix that one but wasn't successful thus doll number 3) you name it these dolls have been through it all. The conversations that take place between the two are priceless. So yes Tink went camping with us and thanks to my sister she got the perfect picture of Claire and her doll! Pure contentment don't you think?

Thursday, August 2, 2012


This is the little sunflower that was given to me in a cup, started from seed at school, from Claire, for Mothers Day! The thing is HUGE! and it hasn't even blossomed yet! Will have to keep you posted on it's progress! It reminds me of my Dad and I, every planting season we would try to find some strange, different, interesting thing to plant, some were successes some complete failures but we had fun in the process! What are some of your garden oddities?

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Rainy Days and Lessons

I home school Claire during the summer and this summer we've been working on weather and how to dress for it! Well today has been rainy and cool ( wonderful for a change!!) just a nice summer rain , so I went to the closet and got out snow pants, boots, rain coat, umbrella, hats,etc. and we decided on what to wear in the rain.....well you cant dress up and not go outside, well to say the least I wasn't really excited to go out but I'm thrilled I did! When was the last time you jumped in a puddle, or let the rain hit your face, looked at the plants all wet, and smelled the air, and plain just had fun playing in the rain?? Try it you'll be glad you did!

Have a wonderful Rainy Day! Wendy

Friday, July 6, 2012

Family is a Special Event

I found this idea in a magazine a few years ago, I was always going to wait until I had a tea or party and then would forget about it . Well on the 4th of July I found the article and directions again and decided to make it to put fruit in. I think it turned out really pretty and will do this again, and although I didn't get to use it on the 4th as it had to freeze overnight I enjoyed using it the following night with our dinner. It also made me realize that I don't have to wait for "Events" to set a pretty table, Family is a special event!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Not so computer savvy

How does everyone put their names across their photos? and where do you find the copyright sign to put on your side bars??? and how do you do the photo collages????? ( can you tell I really don't know much about computers or blogging, but I would really like to learn...If anyone has any answers for me please let me know.....Wendy

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Meet my granddaughter Isabella!

Meet Isabella! My 1st grandchild! She's absolutely beautiful.

Claire is officially an Aunt now!! although it took a few days of convincing her that babies cry and it doesn't mean they're sad... eveytime the baby would cry Claire would cry. I think we are over that now and she is more relaxed around her and even looks in on her once in awhile. We finally got her to hold her on Easter Sunday. I am so happy and blessed with a wonderful family. Happy Easter to all!! Wendy

Monday, March 5, 2012


Yes it's true!!! I am going to be a grandma and I can't wait!!!! April seems like forever. I went today to see the 3D ultrasound, it's amazing the things they do now ..Oh and it's a girl!!!! Claire is going to be an Auntie!!!! Dan feel asleep in his recliner the other evening....I asked him what he was doing ??? His reply....".practicing for being a Grandpa"!! Will keep you posted! In the meantime what do your grandchildren call you?? Grandma? Nana? or something else? Have a great week !!! I'm off to buy a Baby Book!! Wendy

Thursday, March 1, 2012

To Blog or not to Blog?

I keep questioning myself as to whether or not I should continue this blog. I haven't been very good at blogging, I'm not very computer savvy and wish I could figure out how everyone makes theirs so interesting, but I enjoy it when I do have time and I especially like reading other blogs, maybe this year I'll try to set aside some time and really blog.... We'll see! To all of you..Have a Great Week! Wendy

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


You see I haven't weighed myself in months, with everything going on right now I just didn't think about it much, but I do like to keep track if I'm gaining or losing so I can kinda keep myself in check....Well yesterday was the day, I got up and first Claire was standing there playing around on the scale so I thought I haven't weighed myself in awhile and I've got time! I jumped on the scale anticipating the outcome when ERROR showed up ! ERROR??? like I lost so much weight error the scale couldn't believe it was me??( how I wish ) or I gained so much it doesn't register??? ( which right now I wouldn't be surprised as I haven't exercised in months!) But Error??? needless to say I think it's probably the batteries, so I get off the scale and who knows I think I just found my way out of any conversation to do with weight......( so and so..I lost x amount of pounds over the last few weeks, how are you doing on your diet??? me... "gee my scales broke! ) I think it works! Have a great week!!!

Thursday, January 12, 2012

The start of my Boho Bag

I finally started working on my Boho Bag! I'm following the directions from Pat Winters magazine "Crazy Quilt Gatherings." I've pieced the front flap together and have my front and back fabrics cut and ready ,now it's the gathering ( My favorite part of crazy quilting!!) and then stitching( my other favorite part!!) Here's a picture and some of the things I've picked up so far! I'll keep you posted on my progress!! Have a wonderful week!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

A New Year of Great Expectations!

Well here it is a new year! and I'm looking forward to it!, not that this past year was bad, it was actually quite good, we had beautiful seasons, all lasting more than a few days, Claire's school year has been great, we've had our health, family, and friends. For this new year I am hoping for the same things although I know there will be some major changes in our lives, Claire will be starting to go into the 1st grade class next week!!!! My Mom will be moving in with us which I'm sure will have some challenges but we are looking forward to it and feel it can be a great experience for Mom and Claire both! ( I hope your ready to do a lot of reading Mom! ) Change can be good and I'm really okay with it once I know which direction to go ( sometimes I'm a little slow with directions of that sort ) But here's to a Blessed New Year to all of us!