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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Pictures as promised!



Good morning! I have a few minutes before I have to start getting ready for work this moring so I wanted to post some pics! This is a pic of our house with SNOW on the roof!!! OMG! It was sooo awsome to see snow this year! Our 1st year in our house and already we went through Hurricane Ike and now snow!

Here is our sidewalk at night :)



While driving to work I saw these guys on the side of the road. Hubby went back and took the pic for me!

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Monday when I got home from work, I came home to the most awsome package!!! It was the Primmart 2008 ornie swap!!! OMG!!! I wanted to just bawl like a big ol baby! I didn't sign up for the swap because that was when I had been going through my chemo treatments and was too weak to sew. This is the 1st year I have missed out on it. I believe I have been in the past 5 ornie swaps! So this is something very special to me!
I ran to the phone and called Mari! She is such a sweetie! She added so many extra goodies in there as well! My hubby said he loves her when he saw the dips! LOL I still need to hop on PM and thank everyone personally. I will be off Thur (tomorrow). So I can do some more updates.
Here is a pic of my goodies. I will be taking some pics, maybe a video of our Christmas tree tomorrow.

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Oh and Miss Judy, (ya lil stinker!) sent me an awsome box yesterday! Everything was wrapped, so I called her and asked her if she wanted me to wait till Christmas to open everything. She said it was up to me! So I wonder if I am going to be a good girl or not? hmmmmm I want to dig in so bad! LOL hehehe
Well that is about it for now. I have to go get ready for work.
Big (((HUGZ))) to all that is reading and following my blog!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Elf Yourself!

Hi all! I wanted to pop in and say hi and thank you for visiting my blog! I wanted to get something I have been working on listed on ebay today, but family came 1st today! I started my day shopping at the place I work... Kohl's! Then picked up my daughter Angel from her friends house. Then back home and locked myself in my bedroom! Once in there I spent the next 4 hours in a sea of boxes and clothes and gifts! Wow! I sure hope my gurls love their gifts! I feel very blessed to be able to afford Christmas this year with all that has happened to us this year and now the people that are in our old house aren't paying their mortgage. Fun stuff, huh? Ok enough of the yucky stuff!
Can you believe it is Christmas? I don't want it to be here and gone! I want Christmas to last at least another month! I have tons of ideas that I still haven't got to paper yet! And OMGosh!!! The most amazing thing happened the other day on my way home from work.... SNOW!!!! Yes SNOW!!! I know some of you up north are thinking what is so special about that? Well here in my neck of the woods it only snows about every 10 years. In fact when I got to my job the next morning someone built a snowman in the parking lot! I just had to jump out and take a pic of him then with him! It was on my phone, still not sure how to put those onto my puter yet. I have lots of pics to share, but not enough time tonight to get them uploaded. I have to be at work at 7am!
Today we finally got our tree too! I am sooooo excited! For years now, I have wanted to put my primitive handmade ornies on our family tree. Well hubby has always said no. Well since packing up our old house to the new house, we can find our other ornaments. So I suggested we just use my prim ones. He said ok! Hehehehe Well, let me tell you, my tree is PACKED with ornies! OMG!!! It is so precious to me! Each one is so special and made with love from my prim sistas! It is soooo pretty! Again, I will have to post pics! After I got it all done, my hubby looked at it and said that it was better than any other tree we have put up! hahaha I tried to tell him!!! Even my gurls said that this was their favorite! I am just so happy! I can't wait to show it off!
Oh yeah my hubby is making a custom light for our kitchen. Right now we need to add more lights to it or something because it still doesn't seem to bright, but I love how it looks so far! Will have to add pics of that too!
Well I think that is it for now, thanks for checking in on me!
Here is a video I made of Me, Shelly (owner of Primmart) Judy (co-owner of CPV) Sherry (Anniescupboards) and Megan (American Prim). I sure can't wait till the Primmart convention!
Hope you enjoy this video!

http://elfyourself.jibjab.com/view/0QSyE6e3AykzxojB

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

15 hour work day!

WOW! What a day!!! Yesterday I had to work 8 1/2 hours (at Kohl's) then rush home to finish up some dolls for our AB4B group launch! That was another 6 1/2 hours to get the pics taken, uploaded and into our group launch template! I don't remember hitting the pillow! I fell asleep on the couch! I have been working on these dolls for the past week or so. Here is a cute pic I took of them while they were drying!



And here they are after!








They are on ebay now! If you would like to take a peek, here is the link:

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving Video!

Good evening all! I wanted to send out a personal video message from our family from today! I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving! I know we did! This year I have sooo much to be thankful for! Beating this rare cancer of mine was just a small thing to be thankful for, compared to all the wonderful friendships I have made across the world! I feel blessed to have so many people that care for lil ol me. I just can't say enough! I have included a link to a video of us outside our home. We had Thanksgiving at our house this year. We had 32 people!!! And still had food leftover! If you can believe that! No turkey or ham though! :( Darn it! If you look at the video I am on the far right hand side, white pants on and a snoopy shirt. lol Hope you enjoy! Thank you so much for your continued support, prayers, emails and friendships! Happy Turkey day!
PS. if you click on the pic it will show the whole pic. Not sure how to make them the right size! Still learning all this new blog stuff! hehehe Bare with me!

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Saturday, November 15, 2008

Confession!

I have a secret! Last Monday (Nov 10) I went back to my old job! It was only 3 hours training, but boy was it good to be back! I got sooo many hugs and well wishes! I am going to miss being at home, but the extra $ will be nice! In case you didn't know I worked at Kohls! I just love that store! I spent so much $ there on my gurls, I figured I may as well work there and get a discount and be paid too! lol It is only part time, so I may have time to do some dolls here and there. I got my schedule and I will be working almost 30 hours this next week! I hope my feet can handle it!
I have so much to share with you! A lot has been happening at our house! As some of yall know, we bought our new house this year. Well the colors and decor just weren't our style, so we have been making some changes.
1st off, our master bathroom! It was all white, with blue tiles in the shower, ugly light fixture and blue counter top. It will be a while until we redo the shower, but we decided to do a few improvements.
The tub was outdated, so I came up with an idea to give it a fresh look. Pretty inexpensive!

This is the after pic!
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Next we had to decide on a color. As much as I have been fighting all the BLUE in this house, I went with a pretty light blue! It really pops against the white! So our colors are going to be blue white with black accents! When we went for the paint, I found a cool chandelier! We still aren't finished painting, but here is a pic so far. Oh we also added a partial wall above the tub too!

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We are trying to get our house ready for company coming for Thanksgiving! So we have really been busy!
We finally decided on a color for our stairs, so here are some pics of that
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We also got a new light for our kitchen too! And speaking of kitchen! When we put up this border, we were 1 roll short! So I finally ordered more and got that hung now. We still have to put the bottom trim up, but it is nearly done!
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We have always wanted to have a pond in our yard with an island in the center. Well Robert has a way of always making my dreams come true, just didn't think it would be this fast! Gosh I love him!
Here he is working on it
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The weather here has changed since these pics were taken. We got a LOT of rain! So much, that our pond is FULL of water! Good thing we got it dug in time!
It is now cold outside and this is my 1st house with a fireplace!!! I am so excited! This is the 1st time I made my very own fire! I am such a big gurl now! hehehe

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We have one more project going on, but it is going to be a surprise! I will share pics soon. We haven't started yet!

Here are my furry babies! The newly adopted one is Bell. They all want to sleep together!
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And last but not least.... I wanted to share a pic with you of my new Do!

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I didn't have curls before chemo, well I did, but it was a perm! I have no idea how to style short hair! Never had it this short, but I am learning! lol

On a sad note, my oldest daughter broke up with her bf. I have been in a funk all day today. I feel the hurt I guess. Oh and today (16th) is my son's birthday. Colton, the one that moved out and went to live with his dad. I miss him so much. I wished we could be close again. I love him so much.
My middle daughter Angel, her birthday was Friday. She is 14! Wow! How fast they grow up!
Well I need to get myself to bed! After all I do have to go to work tomorrow!
Thanks for taking the time to peek in on me!

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

3 month check up!

Well I had my 3 month check up and I am CANCER FREE! I can finally go back to work! I call my old job Kohls and they said they would love to have me back! I am just so tickled!
I have one more loose end to tie before taking that plunge again. I have a court date for my oldest daughter and getting her Child support resumed. I have to go in the morning at 9am. I just had a meeting this morning with our attourney. I just want to get this over with.
On a happier note, I have been crafting again and it feels so good to be back doing what I love! We have also been clearing our property so that we can get our barn started for horses and also my daughter is in FFA and she plans on getting a sheep or lamb.
Oh and we have another member added to our family! No I didn't have a baby! LOL We had this lil chihuahua come up in our yard. She was so timid and scared. Well my youngest daughter winning her friendship and now she follows us all over the yard! Last night we bought her a lil jacket and bed. It is getting so cold outside the past couple of nights. She looks so cute! I will have to snap a pic of her sporting her new coat! lol So now we have 4 dogs, a bird, ferrett, 2 cats and 2 tanks of fish! I think we are starting to look like a zoo around here! LOL
Things have been so busy around her lately. My oldest daughter had homecoming and my youngest daughter went to a dress to impress bday party. I had forgot to update my blog, so I will do that now. Here is my oldest daughter
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and here is my youngest daugher

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Here is an update pic of me hehehe

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my hair is really starting to grow back!

Monday, September 22, 2008

Hi gurls!
I survived Ike! 8 days w/o electricity was awful! No water, no generator. My daughter nearly started crying when it came on! I have my laundry all caught up and nice hot shower! The power came back on Sat. evening!

We took before and after pics of our property. We were so blessed that there was no damage to our house or family. The only thing that happened was a shutter was crooked! Which my hubby quickly fixed!

Here are some pics I added some info on each one:

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These are pics from our old house and neighborhood

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Then my daughter had to be rushed to the er for her leg. 10 stitches later...

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Then Sat. Mya (our bulldog) walked outside to go potty and stepped on a copperhead snake. We weren't sure if she got bit or not, then the swelling started and she started getting sick. So off to the er vet she went!

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When we didn't have power, we tried to do things that didn't require power to keep our sanity.
So I got to go dig in our storage barn and I dug out all kinds of goodies to decorate my porch! I still need to paint the shelf thing. Let me know what yall think!

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After 6yrs I finally finished painting my milk can!

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Our sweet house kept us safe!

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