August 16, 2012

Christmas in August!

August arrived like the rest of the summer, HOT!

I have loved spending the downtime doing 
a little bit of nothing.

But now I have been busy working on goodies for the 
upcoming craft fair season. I started with
gingerbread men and snowmen...50 of them to be exact
I need to stockpile now because I won't have the time or the energy once the season hits!

May 28, 2012

Happy, Hot, May

Can't believe how long it has been since a post!
I guess time really does fly when you are having fun!

We are enjoying our new puppy while missing Sushi at the same time.
Saki is a great little pup.

Today is also our 24th wedding anniversary!
Happy Anniversary to us...24 crazy, fun filled years.
 Happy Memorial day, remember those who gave their lives.


March 15, 2012

Introducing SAKI!!

Spring has arrived in the Midwest!
70+ degrees and sunny!

Here is some exciting news:

We got a new puppy!

Here's Saki...
She's a "Woolie" or long coate


Saki fits right in with the other two.
Sushi is hangin' in there and we
will put her to sleep when things get worse.

In the meantime, sushi is showing her the ropes.

February 22, 2012

Winter break!!

Oh my goodness, peeps!

A month has flown by already
since my last post...

here is the scoop

Number #2 son turned 21 earlier this month!
Happy BDay-my rubber band man!
Snazzy duds for sure!

We also traveled to Erie for son #1's
White Coat Ceremony.
We are proud parents for sure!

Crafty news- Not much going on...
Just cleaning and organizing from the holiday mess.
Next up are some scrapbooking retreats!

January 20, 2012

The Great, Bad, and the Ugly...

That described my day so far...
GREAT beginning, bad ending...

My morning Zumba Gold class was a blast!
Almost 40 people this time, including 3 men.
Here are the ones who wanted to be in the picture!!
I just love this gang!!

And then it all turned bad-

I came home and our 9 year-old akita, Sushi,
was in the kitchen covered in blood.
I mean COVERED, it was pouring
from her nose and mouth.
(She was sneezing and spraying it everywhere.)

I knew she was in trouble by the amount of blood on the floor.
I rushed her to the vets in a panic.
She was put on IVs and given blood.
Apparently, a tumor had been growing in
her sinus cavity and it burst...hence the blood.

She is stable now, but her future is unclear...

Hang in there Sushi Girl!!
An old picture of Sushi watching
over her puppies. Good momma...
She is a great dog and gives fantastic kisses!
I'll post when we know more.

(Did I mention it happened during a snow storm?)

January 5, 2012

Good pictures gone wrong!!

Happy 2012 Everyone!

While looking at some of our holiday photos
I noticed some really good
family photos gone wrong!
How hard is it to get everyone smiling
AND with their eyes open?

Apparently, pretty hard.

Case in point:

We have the whole gang lookin' good,
well, Collin could have shaved off his 'stache,
and then you get to the hubby...

For a really good laugh try looking at these family photos

I can spend hours at that site...
Laughing and laughing....So silly


January 1, 2012

Happy New Year!

Dear family & friends,

The hubby and I wish for you
that this new year is filled
with so much love
your heart is overflowing,
and so much laughter your
face hurts!

(This is going to be a great year, I can tell...)

Welcome 2012!!!

December 28, 2011

Merry Christmas Memories 2011

Happy Holidays to all!

We had a wonderful holiday
with plenty of food and laughter...

Plus all 4 boys are at home again!

Here are some pics...

Grandma & Grandpa with the kiddos...
Tickle, tickle tickle...

The handsome crew!

Can you tell we are related?!?

December 22, 2011

Baking away!

3 more days till Christmas!

Wrapping is done-onto the baking and candy making!!

First up SNOWBALL cookies.
My all time favorite....yum
Then peanut butter, chocolate chip
and jam thumbprints.

Pretzels dipped in chocolate are also
easy to do...and they make great gifts!

These are so simple and yummy.
(I got this photo online, these are not the ones I made)
(Mine looked just like these, too.)
Top a pretzel with a Hershey's Kiss and cook
in the oven 4-5 minutes.
Squish an M&M candy on top of the softened Kiss.

So many variations with this one...

December 18, 2011

Wrapping away!

The Christmas countdown has begun...

This week has been spent
cleaning, cleaning and more cleaning
and some wrapping!

Check out these 2 cute gifts
for the little relatives in
our lives:
How about a nice game of hide and seek with
a sock monkey?!? I love games that involve more
than one player, and physical activity!

AND for the little boys:

Something nice and gross!
The players reach into the plush
head and try to pull out the "goodies"!

Happy wrapping!

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