Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Years

I wish every one a happy and safe New Year. If you are going out tonight be smart

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Package from Belgium

It is so much fun getting packages from your online friends. This one is from Miet from Belgium.
Such lovely handmade gifts. A red stocking beaded with gold and filled with candy, the cutest Santa I have ever seen , and 2 bags made from potholders. Thank you so much Miet.
Dylan and Harley will help me eat this chocolate. They are really having an International Christmas with candies from Germany and Belgium.

Monday, December 29, 2008

Getting Back to Normal

I am getting back to normal well close any ways. Tim went back to work today and will work til Wednesday then off the rest of the week. I do love having him home but I can't get anything done. hahahaha.
I have been thinking. Does any one still make New Years Resolutions? I think most people start out with great intentions but just go back into their so called normal routine.
If you have a New Year Resolution let me know. As for me I have all the great intentions but...

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Boys Christmas

This is one of the boys Christmas gifts. It is called a Play Village. 2 tents and a center play house. Each of the boys have their own little tent and they play in the center together, it is all connected
It can be indoors or out. As you see it does take up alot of space indoors. But they had fun.

Harley hugging his cowboy dog, his bedroom is western. Dylan hugging his John Deere bear, his room is John Deere

most of the pictures are on Timmi's camera.
They had so much fun opening gifts. And Dylan kept saying that is what he wanted for Christmas. Lots of car, trucks toys. It was fun to watch the little ones.

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Happy Birthday Daddy

Today is my DAD's Birthday.
In loving Memory
I love you Daddy

Friday, December 26, 2008

And the Winner IS.........

One of my Internet friends was having a Christmas giveaway. And to my surprise I WON.
Check out my prizes. Lucky me. Thanks Fernande you make beautiful things and I love visiting your blog.

After Christmas

We had Timmi Dylan and the boys here for opening their presents on Christmas Eve from Santa. Dylan Austin and I even tracked Santa on the computer. Watching him get all excited about Santa he is at a great age. We all had a great time . After they all left to get them snug in their own beds waiting for Santa to arrive at their home, we finished cleaning up around here. I don't know what happened but I only slept maybe 2 hours and up for the rest of the night. Around 4 AM was the worse. I was SICK and I don't know from what. No one else got sick so it wasn't from anything we eat.
Christmas Day I spent in bed you know the feeling afraid to move. Tim took the food I prepared over to Timmi's for the Christmas Dinner.
I am worn out today but not feeling sick to my stomach.
Hope everyone had a great Christmas ( at least better than mine)


Thursday, December 25, 2008


Merry Christmas to you and your families

A Christmas Poem

To your enemy, forgiveness.
To an opponent, tolerance.
To a friend, your heart.
To a customer, service.
To all, charity.
To every child, a good example.
To yourself, respect.
A friends had this on her blog I had to copy it.
I just read a beautiful quilty poem on this site and I have to share it with you:
'Twas the Night Before Christmas Poem(A Quilters' Version from
T'was the night before Christmas and all through the house,
The only one sleeping was a Quilter's dear spouse.
The Log Cabin stockings were almost completed,
"Just a few stitches left," our sweet quilter repeated.
"Then I can hang them and head off to finish the pillows I'm making, fulfilling Mom's wish
For something quilted to put on her couch and spoke,as she pricked her poor finger, our quilter said, "Ouch!"
When from out in the kitchen there arose such a crashing,
she sprang from her work, and she dropped all her sashing.
Away to the doorway she flew like a plane,
wondering just what was happening and who she would blame.
When what to her wondering eyes should appear,but Old Mrs. Claus and her bag of quilt-gear...
With her elves bearing gifts, through the kitchen she came,she directed and pointed and called them by name.
"Now Elna, now Pfaff, now Bernina and Viking,
the Hoffman and Mumm should be just to her liking.
To the sewing room - there, it's just back of the hall,
now dash away, dash away, dash away all!"
"My Dear," said The Claus (as she liked to be called),"
There really is no need to worry at all.Your projects will all be completed this night,
I'm terribly sorry we gave you a fright.""Sit down. Have some tea. It's relaxing, you'll see.
My friends and I've come a long way to help Thee.
"She thought she was dreaming, our dear Quilter did,
In fact she quite feared that she near flipped her lid!
But the flash of the needles and twist of the threadsoon gave her to know she had nothing to dread.
They spoke no more words, but went straight to their sewing.
How the work went so quickly she had no way way of knowing.
The stitches, how fine! The corners, how straight!
This Claus-woman's talent was awfully great.
They finished the pillows, then started to quilt.
Before they all knew it, the whole thing was built!
Now old Mrs. Claus, she knew quilters real well,
and she knew they'd need help on this night most of all
So she said to our quilter, "Just move over dear,I've brought my own needle.
We'll get done, never fear.
I told dear old Santa about what quilters do.
How they plan all these projects but have other work too.
So he taught me his magic for doing things fast.
There, that pillows done. Now this is the last.
They tidied their thread snips, and picked up the scraps
and chased our dear quilter's six cats from their laps.
As they scurried away with their thimbles still gleaming dear Mrs. Claus paused, her cap ribbons streaming.
"Merry Christmas, my dear, now just have a ball!"

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Extra Christmas Surprise

I received an Extra Christmas Surprise this afternoon.
Most everyone that reads this blog knows I am from Pittsburgh PA. and love the "Steelers"
My sister sent me this Christmas wreath for my door. She bought one for her door and I commented how pretty it was and that I liked it. She went out and got onje for me in Pittsburgh and had it delivered here in Texas before Christmas. That is what Christmas is all about LOVE..Thank you Carole and Al I love you both. Merry Christmas

Timmi's Decorations

Here are some Decorations at Timmi's
7 foot

Dinning Room Tree
7 foot
Her Bedroom
this tree was made up from things used at her wedding

we call it the wedding tree, it is 4 ft


Timmi collects nutcrackers These are on top of her kitchen cabinets

Big and small

Someday we will count how many she has thru out her home.



Tuesday, December 23, 2008


I love receiving packages in the mail. Today I received a package from a dear friend in Germany, LIZ. She sent my a pair of Angel Wings. How cool is that? I put them on my tree. She also sent some goodies for my boys Dylan and Harley. In Germany they have these candied eggs with some sort of prizes inside. Not exactly sure but we will find out when I give them to the boys on Christmas Eve. Thank you so much Liz.


Sunday, December 21, 2008

Holiday Home Tour

Here my is Home all ready for Christmas
this is a little 4 foot tree in my foyer

The front guest bedroom

4 foot tree.

Wall between the living room and kitchen





7.5 foot slim tree in dinning room

Living room Fireplace

behind the sofa


above the kitchen cabinets

Master bedroom 2 trees
1- 8 foot slim tree in one corner
then a 4 foot tree on a table in another corner
Lots of Bows and flowers thru out my home