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Thursday, July 29, 2010


How cute is this family! My friend Julie and her hubby Nick welcomed their son, ETHAN into this world early this morning! 7 lbs. 14oz., 21 inches of beautiful baby!

Proud Mommy!

I have to all honesty....this is the most beautiful baby I have seen in a long time.....well, at least until November! Maybe we can arrange a play date with Maryn in a few years!

Congratulations Nick and Julie! I love him....he is so perfect!!

Sunday, July 25, 2010


Whew! Home. Tired and in my jammies and it is only 7:00. Just spent a wonderful weekend with 2 of my very favorite people in the world. My daughter Sara and daughter-in-law Missy. Our ultimate destination was Columbus, Ohio to visit the Lottie Da shop. Missy was making the the final selections for fabrics for custom bedding for Maryn's room. OMG! They are unbelieveably sweet. I cannot wait to share some pictures. Amy Routh, who is the owner of Lottie Da's is amazing! Her shop is birth through age 6 and everything has a vintage/retro feel to it. I have posted several pictures, but they really do not do it justice. It is such a fun shop.
Our weekend actually began on Thursday when we met for pedicures and dinner. Followed by a pj party at Sara's. We left early on Friday returning home Saturday evening. We crammed alot in to our trip. I love spending time with these two! They are so much fun. I am just so thankful to have family that are also friends.
Our destination! Eye candy everywhere you look in this place!!

My mother celebrated her 85th birthday on Friday, July 23rd. My brother Terry and his family came down from Michigan and we all gathered for a party on Sunday. Mother is adjusting so well to her new home. We brought in pizza and cake and celebrated her special day. I think there were 20 of us. I love my family!!! We had such a good time.

Happy 85th Mom

Son Tyler and beautiful wife Missy.....and of Maryn.

My daughter Sara, Sharon, Shelby and me.

Proud grandma with her beautiful grandkids!

How cute is this guy? Our son, Tyler

Brother Terry and his wife Sharon. I am so blessed to have such a great sister-in-law!

3 generations. My baby brother Terry and his handsome son, Aaron with Mom.

My handsome son Jason. I am so proud of this guy. He works as an activities director at the facility that my mother has moved in to. What a gift he has working with elderly people. It touches me to watch him as he interacts with patients....the way they react to him. He loves what he does...and I know so many appreciate the things he does for their loved ones. And, mom is over the top with pride because she is there with her grandson! He begins his day by visiting her room. She loves it! I know this has made the transition for her so much easier...for all of us. THANK YOU, Jason...for all that you do

Also wanted to share a necklace that I did for a special friend. She invited me to go through some storage sheds are her property. OMG! I felt like I was the t.v. show "Pickers". It was so much fun....crawling over, digging through...finding amazing things! It is kinda hard to read, but the heart has her children's names. I just wanted to say THANK YOU for an amazing afternoon!!

Wednesday, July 14, 2010


I know I have been much has been going on in my life.....3 weeks ago today, I found my almost 85 year old mother lying in her garage.....she had been there for over 6 hours. Praise God, there were no broken bones, but she did had lost alot of blood because of a head been 3 weeks of ups and downs....twice not thinking she was going to make it. But, yesterday she was transferred to a health care place. She will begin therapy and our hope is that she can eventually make it into the assisted living wing. My brothers live in Michigan and that makes the situation even harder at times. She turns 85 on July 23......please say a prayer for mother that she continues to grow stronger. This has been very traumatic on her.

BUT.......with that comes wonderful news!.....

So, just how cute is this couple??!! Our son Tyler and his awesome wife, Missy....and please take note of the little "bump". That little bump has a name......Maryn Rae....due the end of November! Our first grandchild!!!!!!! OMG! We could not be more excited. I think I have become "one of those" people! And she has not even arrived yet! Missy and Tyler were actually in the middle of adopting from Ethiopia....and SURPRISE! A true miracle baby! I am so happy for them......a perfect example of God's perfect timing. This baby had been prayed for for several years..... Along with Missy's parents....we cannot wait to welcome this precious child and start spoiling her....
the "S" in the paper beautiful daughter Sara! I always call her my cheerleader! She encourages me to do what I do! I love spending time with her. Sara is my very best friend....I am so proud of her...

With my wonderful husband.....this is the man I could not function without! He garage sales with me (and has been known to even go on his own), repairs furniture, builds, has even helped me with painting, and just supports me every step of the way! I know I could not do what I do without him!

Newest addition to the family.....I LOVE LOVE LOVE this! And it is perfect for hanging things on that I am working on! Trying to come up with a name for her......

This is a wall hangin that I did for my friend Julie's nursery. It is done on 4 12x12 canvases. Julie and Nick's initials are 'carved' on the tree. Julie and Nick are expecting their little one any day.....and they did not want to know the sex. My bet is a boy.....but, boy or girl....this is going to be one cute baby! Nick and Julie are such a cute couple......

a necklace that I did for a friend of my daughters.......