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Happy May Day!!!

Ok, no promises, but I’m just gonna ask if we can pick up where we left off, and catch up along the way.  Sound good? Great! 

Let’s see…where to begin? Since you last heard from me “for real.” ๐Ÿ˜‰ We have had the coldest, snowiest winter on record for our part of the country. Seriously! Remember my picture of our lane last fall? Here’s a reminder

For those of you who might be new to my blog, don’t expect to be wowed by any pictures.  I use my phone, it’s handy. ๐Ÿ˜‰ I do plan on upgrading this summer, tho and there by, obtaining a flash! Woot!!(it’s the little things…hehehe)
๏ปฟNow on with the story… Cold, snow, wet, winter…none of these words are ones that I am sewsowinlove with(just a hint).  Here is our lane one cold February day at about 2:30 in the afternoon…

And, yes, this picture is even worse, because this chick Did Not Get Out of the van to take the picture!  Yep, thru the windshield. ๐Ÿ˜‰ But, you get the idea.  One more then I’ll stop with the weather, cause that’s NOT why you’re reading this blog, Lol.

This is our driveway, that I slid down(oh the things a mother will do for her 13yo daughter and her sleepover plans), but could not get back up!  Had to use the neighbor’s next door and drive across.  I am seriously addicted to the sun, and this season of gray did nothing for my mood. :-/

Let’s see… I did finish the Brown Bag Quilt, but not only have I not been blogging, I haven’t even been reading…not that I don’t think of you often, I just haven’t been on the computer much. So I don’t even know what happened with the whole BBQ thing.  I know it got moved off StashManicure to it’s own blog…anybody wanna catch me up?  Oh, about my BBQ, all it needs is a label, and then I’ll post a pic, but as LittleGuy says, “It works good, mommy.”

I have monogrammed my little heart out with “team wear” for players, coaches, moms and sisters… here’s a cute one

(remember ~ phone camera)
And made jeans to match…

Yeah, she rocked it! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Pieced a quilt for Archer. Must make the sandwich and get it finished!

Did my first complete bedroom…professional pics to follow but here are a couple from the “process.”  Boy, you want to talk about a “learning experience.”  Whew….that’s all I’m gonna say. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Started using Twitter, so much fun! AND Pinterest, so many ideas!

Garden is non-existent, with the cold weather, then the rain… I was feeling awful about this, but with the fact that we’ve had hail twice in the last week, I’m okay with it going in late. ๐Ÿ™‚

Well, that’s just a few things that have been going on…we’ll catch up more later. ๐Ÿ™‚

Oh, one more thing…guess who came to see me on Easter? Nope, not the Easter Bunny…a Cuddle Bug!

I’m going to ask you to excuse my posture, I tend to melt when she’s around!
Happy May Day!!

Seasons….

The seasons are changing…this is what it looks like on our lane right now…
Nice, huh?  Just down the hill and to the right, is where we make our home, and wait for you to come on over, and sit on the porch.  ๐Ÿ™‚  Your feet are welcome under our table anytime!
With the change of seasons comes…….SPECIALTY Shakes!!!  LOL!!!
And I had my first of the holiday season flavors Friday night(after a Patriot victory, of course) at Steak and Shake.  Wanna see?
What could be better than Eggnog ice cream?  Seriously, I’m glad I had laced up the running shoes earlier in the day, because I downed the whole thing!  YUMMY!! :0)
Sunday Archer brought in the Christmas trees.  Yes, I know it’s not even Thanksgiving, yet, and yes, I said “trees”-plural.  Just wait…. there is a method to my madness. ๐Ÿ˜‰  You see we will go away for Thanksgiving, and will not be home until the Sunday after.  I’ll be exhausted and overrun with laundry, so, I like to have the trees up before we leave.  I plan to blog all through Thanksgiving, let’s just say our T-day plans are a little different. Yes, I’m getting to the “trees”-plural.  I don’t think it’s that uncommon for people to have more than one tree, anymore.  I know a lot of people who have two, or three…. Me? Well, I have….dare I say it?  Five….
OK, I do not go overboard on any other holiday, just Christmas.  AND I used to have one tree, then we started having children, and we really NEEDED a “kid” tree. Then, we moved into this house and it has a huge entry, and two windows in the living room, and it just looked better to have a tree in each window…. Don’t you think?  Hehehe….
I’ll get the camera out later and get a better pic later. ๐Ÿ˜‰  Oh, the other two, yes, almost forgot.  We lost Sweet Memory in October of 2007.  That first year my Dad got nothing out or down from the attic for Christmas.  The next year, I wanted a few things, so, he lovingly brought everything down for me.  Well, she had two trees, and a lifetime of decorations…. She loved Christmas… I loved her then and love her still, how could I leave these things she treasured in the boxes?  So….What did I do, but load every single thing up and bring it home with me.  Oh, my…When it’s ALL out…it looks like Christmas just threw up all over my house!  BUT…it’s great and the kids love it, and I love it, and when you come to visit, you will love it, too!
Today, as part of their chores, my Guys brought the decorations to the porch for me…and …here…they… are…
Now to just get it all out… I better go, I’ve got some work to do! ๐Ÿ˜‰

Fall is Here!

Yay! Fall is here.  The air is crisp, and I must were a robe or jacket when I take my coffee to the front porch in the mornings.  We have the windows and front door wide open(don’t worry, we have a screened in front porch, country people, remember ๐Ÿ˜‰  ).  AND I bought lovely mums for my front steps.  They are just about to bloom.  When I came in this afternoon, I noticed this where the mums should have been, hummmmm…

And my mums were on the porch!  Arrrgggg…….

No wondering what happened!  Thanks, Tall Guy.  Who, by the way is still getting taller, turned 15 last month, and has grown a 1/2 inch!  Now even Archer must look up to him!