Saturday, November 29, 2008
I hope you all had a very nice Thanksgiving this year. We had a wonderful day at my friends Erin & Dan's house. There were around 20 of us there, and since she doesn't have any siblings I was her surrogate sister. She has a great family & the kids all get along so well. It was just like being at home. I hope we continue this new tradition in the future!
Well, now that Bobby's working at Target we've been doing our Christmas shopping. The kids want everything they see on TV and I want to buy them everything that I think is cute or cool. Unfortunately we don't usually see eye to eye. I guess we'll all just have to wait & see what Santa ends up bringing.
So I hope everyone has a fun and safe holiday season. Eventually I'll get some pictures on here. Emma lost her first tooth last weekend and another is loose now. I need to get some of her funny tooth pics on.
Ok, off to Beer Fest!
Thursday, November 6, 2008
And I've been trying to get sewing lately. I made the top to a queen-sized quilt for Bobby & myself, as well as a new purse for Michelle, and a few others that I've started. I also know a few babies who will be born in the next 7 months, so I need to get cracking on some gifts.
Anyway, that's all for now. Bye!
Friday, October 31, 2008
I need to get on here more often, but work has been getting in the way. Bobby starts his new job next week & I've been working on a few projects on the weekends to hopefully make some money at craft fairs this year.
Emma has her first loose tooth, so we're very excited about that. It won't fall out in time for her to be a jack o'lantern for Halloween, but I'll try to post a picture as soon as it comes out.
Well, I really should clock in here at work if I want to get paid. Have a great weekend!
Sunday, September 28, 2008
And here's a pic of all of us on Emma's first day of school almost a month ago.
Tuesday, September 16, 2008
I know I've been MIA for over a month now, but a lot has been happening around here. Within the past 3 weeks I started working full-time again, Emma started Kindergarten, we moved in with my parents, and Bobby is now staying at home with the kids for the time being.
I'm back at my old job at Village Candle® in Topsham, ME. Before Emma was born I worked there as a customer service rep, but quit to stay home with Emma. I was offered my job back in August and decided that it was time to start working again. I really like my job, I just wish I had more time for all the things I'm used to doing on a regular basis.
Emma is loving Kindergarten! She has the same teacher that I had (as well as my younger brother & sister). Mrs. Scala is wonderful!
Jake & Bobby are having fun hanging out together at home every morning. They bike ride with Emma to & from school and then they all spend the afternoon doing things around the house. This is definitely a good change for everyone.
So that's about it in a nutshell. I hope you all are doing well out there in blog-land. I'll try to post on a more consistent basis again, but I can't guarantee any pictures for a while. Have a great day!
Monday, August 11, 2008
Sheri got married! Friday afternoon/evening we celebrated her marriage to Will, in the usual style of course. It was a lovely ceremony and the reception was fun, full of laughter & tears. Here are some of the pics. Bobby and I coordinated in our outfits (of course) & I think we looked pretty sassy together. He's so cute!
And then there's me and the girls. I love weddings & dance recitals because those are the only times we are all together to pose for pictures. Unfortunately there are no more weddings to be had for the 6 of us. But there will be more recitals.
Oh, and I made this really cute clutch purse on Friday morning to go with my new dress (I bought the dress, by the way). I think I have another new style to work on for the website, if I ever get around to starting it. Thanks so much for looking!
Friday, August 1, 2008
Things are a little crazy & stressful around here right now. Not sure how the rest of the month and the rest of the year will pan out for us. I won't go into details right now, but could those of who are reading this please keep us in your thoughts? Hopefully we'll be ok very soon. Thanks!
It's been a little rainy & cool here for the past couple days. It's so damp & sticky. I just wish the sun would stay out all day & then we could have a few showers at night. I hate keeping the kids inside. Of course, they'd rather be playing in the puddles anyway..... I'll have to get some pictures of that.
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
BriTT nominated me on her blog for this cute liTTle award. Like her, I check many blogs and fEEL like I know so many of you, even though we have never personaLLy met. It's nice to know that I have friends out there aLL over the world! (note the BriTT-style typing in this post!)
Monday, July 21, 2008
Monday, July 7, 2008
Sunday, June 29, 2008
I worked 4 days this past week at my aunt's strawberry field, about 25 hours. I'm having a really great time working there & meeting some great people. I've also seen some old friends that I haven't seen in a few years. And I've eaten way too many strawberries! Only 2 weeks left of the strawberrry season & then it's back to the old routine.
Well, I guess that's about all for today. There really hasn't been anything else exciting going on around here lately. I'll be back again soon, hopefully with some new completed projects.
Wednesday, June 11, 2008
Sunday, June 8, 2008
So, what can I blog about?
My mom & I had a yard sale yesterday. We didn't make out too badly, but we still have a lot of stuff to sell, so looks like next weekend I'll be running the show at my house with a few of my neighbors.
Ooh! I have a new favorite dessert! My cousin, Cally, introduced me to a new place on Maine Street in Brunswick called "The Gelato Fiasco." Mmmmm..... So Delish! I tried a few flavors before deciding on the Brownie Batter flavor. All you need is the "treat" size, as it is so rich & chocolatey. I have found a new guilty pleasure. Thanks, Cal! Next time I'll get a combo of a few flavors. I'm really anxious to try the Cake Batter flavor. And the S'Mores flavor. And the Dulce Leche. And the Mint Chocolate Chip. Aahhh, looks like I'll be spending some money & getting really chubby this summer. Plus they have a corner with big soft arm chairs where I can sit & read or crochet while enjoying yummy gelato & coffee. They're open from like 7:30am til almost midnight. Who wants to watch the kids while I take a little break today?
Tuesday, June 3, 2008
Thursday, May 29, 2008
Anyway, I still need input on the business name, please! It's between "Grace Robert Designs" (which sounds a little more classy and Old Hollywood to me), and "Missie Lind Originals" (which, according to Jenni in OR, sounds more trendy & funky).
Which one do YOU like better?
Saturday, May 24, 2008
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Jenn called me at 10:30am yesterday to see if I remembered to do teacher gifts for Emma & Margaret's dance teachers. Oops! That one slipped my mind! Yesterday was the last class of the year, so I knew I had to do something. So here's what I came up with.
This is my cute little gathered pouch design. I reconfigured the dimensions so it's not quite so much like a chef's hat (the kids like to wear the one I made on Saturday). They're a little smaller, but so much cuter! I started these at 11:30 & was done by 2:30. Whew!So Miss Cheryl, Miss Rhiannon & Miss Vicki (bags left to right) all got new bags from Emma for their end-of-the-year gifts. Hope they like them!
Monday, May 19, 2008
Oh, and here's the newest surprise in the garden! Since we moved here in July, we weren't sure what kind of surprises the garden would have for us this spring. The azaleas have been beautiful, but I am loving the deep purple irises! They remind me of my mom's garden, which, by the way, has yet to bloom anything other than her Lilies of the Valley.
Friday, May 16, 2008
Monday, May 12, 2008
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Saturday, May 3, 2008
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Don't get me wrong, I don't mind the rain at all. Especially this time of year when the flowers need it. I just wish it would rain at night & be sunny during the day. After weeks of nice weather & playing outside every day, the kids are now forced to be cooped up inside. Maybe I'll let them splash in the puddles later today, like before bathtime. Maybe. If they're lucky. Or if I go crazy enough. Yep, I'm pretty sure it will happen.
Sunday, April 27, 2008
I hope you really like it and are able to use it, Sheri!
Well, we're finally expecting some rain this week, so looks like we'll be inside a lot more. I have a lot of cleaning to do & a lot more sewing. I guess I'll be busy getting back to the normal routine. Boy, I can't wait for summer!