Tuesday, January 27, 2009

RETRO-APRONS! Once again my sister Andi amazes me.... she came up with a fabulous idea to make aprons...so we did....

Cait and Kenna modeled!

This is just a peek at the cute pictures that i stole from Cait's Blog... check out Andi's Blog (http://ryanandi.blogspot.com/) in the next couple days for the full story and more fun pics!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Memory Lane...

Andi recently discovered PLAYLIST.COM and I love it! She has great taste in music and the patience to dig through all the oldies and find the great ones! I just turn on her blog and listen ALL day! I LOVE music, ALL kinds! Now you would probably guess that that would mean that I possess some kind of musical Talent.....ummm.....NO! I cant play an instrument, I do sing but unfortunately for others it's in a key all of my own :) but the important part is.... tone deaf or not....I SING....At the TOP of my LUNGS :) Thanks, Andi for a WONDERFUL trip down Memory Lane... Funny how music throws you back into your memories...hits you in the face with emotion, can bring you to tears in minutes... and can instantly change my mood!

Today her John Denver songs evoked one of my most cherished memories...Dad's Minnesota business Trips! Ten hours driving all together listening to John Denver's greatest hits over and over again....all of us Singing along! Cherished times! Yummy NERDS blizzards from DQ! The Mall of America! Hotel Swimming Pools! Lots of Laughs!
Country roads

Almost heaven, west Virginia
Blue ridge mountains, Shenandoah river
Life is old there, older than the trees
Younger than the mountains, blowing like a breeze
Country roads, take me home
To the place, I be-long
West Virginia, mountain momma
Take me home, country roads
All my memries, gather round her
Miners lady, stranger to blue water
Dark and dusty, painted on the sky
Misty taste of moonshine, teardrop in my eye
Country roads, take me home
To the place, I be-long
West Virginia, mountain momma
Take me home, country roads
I hear her voice, in the mornin hours she calls to me
The radio reminds me of my home far a-way
And drivin down the road I get a feeling
That I should have been home yesterday, yesterday
Country roads, take me home
To the place, I be-long
West Virginia, mountain momma
Take me home, country roads

I love my SISTERS!
All Four of us love to sing these songs! Driving to seminary....laying on the kitchen floor....Crammed in the back of the truck....Up in the Attic banging on the wall through the loud music.... football games.....FUN!


Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Once there was a snowman...

Once there was a snow man....

Friday, January 9, 2009

Our girls night out...
Read all about it on Cait's Blog!
http://caitslovestory.blogspot.com/Thanks to the Girls for a fun night & Thanks to Cory for the amazing gift!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Out with the old in with the NEW
i love getting fun new things for my house, but WOW is it expensive, so in these times of penny pinching and budget saving, i found my self at Target wondering around, hoping to be inspired with all their spring stuff they just put out. I have been looking for a new table runner for the small table by my front door... the ones i loved were a bit pricey so i decided against getting them and then ....BAM --->a GREAT idea<--- this idea came to me in the linens section....PLACE MATS! .....here's what i came up with.....
i found these two place mats that i LOVED...
Sewed them together using a binding stitch...

and WAH-LAH my new table runner!

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

"REAL" -vs- Fake.... what the HELL was I thinking!
No fresh cut Christmas tree is worth that! You know that meticulously wound Christmas tree lights that I raved about in the last real-vs-fake post.....the DEVIL to unwind on a DEAD "real" tree! Not to mention the CLAW like pine needles that dig into your flesh and STAB your feet while walking in a bazillion circles around the dumb tree undressing it from the millions of ornaments that just weeks before we were so excited to put on the "REAL" tree!
.......and one small side note...they make you itch!
ALL through the living room......
Down the Hall...
through the Kitchen....
and out the Door!
this is as far as i got...i am hoping that the darn thing disappears in the snow!
Next year...well....it did Smell good :)