Friday, December 22, 2006

The making of a gingerbread house!

I bought a kit to make a gingerbread house from Create a treat with the kids! NEVER ever will I buy a kit from this company again. I was lucky that I had some fondant from wilton, extra candy and a container of frosting. We had fun after 2 hours of trying to get the house built. If I had not had the extra stuff it would have been a flop! Noah had fun! he was the taster of candy and picture taker (or so he thought!!!)
After we were done building the house, I decided that I had to get even with Chelsea for trying to constantly steal taste of the frosting so I got into a frosting fight with her!
Oh by the way! I won the frosting fight!!!!!

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Gifts for Emily and Jay Jay's teachers

Well I did it! I got the gifts done in time for Jay Jay's and Emily's teachers and then guess what! School was cancelled due to an ice storm and now the kids don't go to school until Jan.! OH WELL, they are done and wrapped! so here is a picture of what I painted! Posted by Picasa

Friday, December 08, 2006

My Favorite Christmas Present Ever!

I did this layout with my first kit from Scrapbook Chalet!!! The Kit is Fabulous if I don't say so myself!!! I am so looking forward to the next one~ If you haven't visited the Chalet yet make sure you do!!! We are going to have a Scrapbooking survivior contest!!! AND THE GRAND PRIZE is a CRICUT MACHINE!!! NOW THERE IS A GRAND PRIZE IF I EVER SAW ONE!!!
Here is the link....SCRAPBOOK CHALET

Friday, December 01, 2006

Oh my! I have gotten so behind! Here is my latest painting

Just painted two ornaments for a swap I am in! one I put into a card and used paper from the newest and first kit from the Scrapbook Chalet!!! I am so excited about the Scrapbook Chalet! We will be starting a great survivior contest very soon! Laura is coming up with some great challenges already!!

Monday, November 13, 2006

Layout for grand reopening at Memory safe but a dollar short and an hour late!

Did not see the deadline so missed it, course I have been struggling with migraines for days or I would have several layouts done that I have planned and a few painting things! I am really sick of these!

Well anyhow here is the layout!

Monday, November 06, 2006

Asking My wonderful blog friends for prayer!

I am in great need of prayer!!!
I am suppose to (per md order) avoid stress as much as possible. But I
am not able to due to home situation and am having increased pain and shocky/numbness
in my face. Severe migraines, dizziness, nausea/vomiting and sleepless ness.

My Son and his wife living with us is the cause and it is a no win situation!! Hubby and I worry about the boys especially if they move out but I can no longer take the stress! I have tried and I have seen so wonderful things happen and I do love them all but when they are critized for what is not right they attack and I am feeling extremely verbally abuse! Hubby wants me to try to continue, but I do not have the strenght to try ( which is impossible) to keep my home clean with 5 others besides us living with us and also take the abuse. I was put out of work because of inability to work, and I feel I am working harder at home and I feel I am headed for a nervous breakdown, I am having migraines all the time,I hardly sleep,and I feel weaker and number on my right side daily. I know I am pouring out my guts here but I feel there is no one is the world to talk to and I need to share because..........

"Again I say to you, that if two of you agree on earth about anything that they may ask, it shall be done for them by My Father who is in heaven." Matthew 18:19

I know that there is a chance the My daughter in law will come to my blog and read it again and I do not feel threatened by this because I have just stated my feelings and what is happeing and I want to say I am also praying for her! yesterday I went for a walk with the dog and my granddaughter Emily wanted to come along and so she and I did a prayer walk and we prayer for everyone to have a peace that passes understanding and for Chelsea my granddaugter to learn the importance of respecting others and adults and for all negativity to be band from her ears!! Now if there is a problem with what I am writing and praying then maybe someone else needs to pray also.


Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Woo hoo the Scrapbook Chalet opens Friday!!

Well THE MEMORY SAFE that I was on the design team for was sold to Amy, since Laura had to change names with her move to another state so now the site I am on the design team for is and the grand opening is friday!

The exciting part is that there will be contests and lots of fun on both sites! I will be receiving one of the new kits from The Scrabook Chalet to do layouts and altering with so that everyone can see the lovely kits you can get from the site!! So stay tuned to my blog and to for more information!!!

My little grand trick or treaters!

Jason was a power ranger! Emily was a monarch butterfly and Noah was pablo from the backyardagains! They came back with a bag full of loot and Aunt Mindy and Uncle Mike came back looking tired! They had a bad experience with a local disc jockey who scares little kids and should be ashamed of himself. In fact it was so bad that I just wrote a letter to the editor of the paper! Posted by Picasa

Sunday, October 29, 2006

Painted some pumpkins to put on the house!

Thankfully hubby cut them out for me, now if I can just get him to do the sanding too!!!

Then I finished a Maxine Thomas Design on a shovel too! I added a cute green homespun bow after the photo was taken!!

Monday, October 23, 2006

Our Trip to the Apple/Pumpkin farm

Saturday we went to the apple orchard/pumpkin farm with a group from the church! They had a corn maze where you had to find boxes and stamp your card and then at the end the kids got a treasure out of the treasure box! I still need to take a picture of Jason with the treasure he choose, it surprised us all!!

The kids had a ball! Too bad Mom and Dad choose not to go!! They snooze, They Loose!! LOL!

Raggedy Ann and Snowman Class

This is the shovel I will be teaching later this week at Michaels! it is auctually a combination of three patterns by Renee Mullins! She is an awesome designer! I was suppose to have another class this week but no one has signed up for that class, oh well . That class is below.

Monday, October 16, 2006

The Great Pumpkin

I could not resist doing a scrapbook layout of this photo Maria had of Britton!I just love the photo of him!! So I painted pumpkins on the page since I had nothing that looked right with the tractor!! Course the same day I finish the layout they send me pictures of him and his daddy carving a pumpkin!!

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Feeling Sorry for myself

I have spent way to much time since this move feeling sorry for myself!! I had a nerve block done again a few weeks ago and ended up very sick and even ended up in the hospital getting IV fluids for dehydration. BUT now I am feeling better physically then I have for months!!!
So I need to praise God for that and show HIM that I appreciate my health by using it!!
So how can I use my health for something good! Certainly not by sitting around moaning about being stuck here in Mn.
I found out about the possibility of teaching somewhere where I would be my own employee and I may do that but I am still thinking about other possibilities. In the meantime I want to find ways to reach out to others and find friends and help others.

I know that I refuse to become as depressed as I was before because I know that will just make me more ill physically too! God is so faithful and He deserves me to give my very best to Him just as He gives me His very best!!

Friday, October 13, 2006

Went to ladies retreat! Miss CNY ladies retreat!!!

I suppose if I never went to the Central New York districts Ladies Retreat then the Minnesota/Iowa district Ladies Retreat would seem great but when you compare the two, it is like comparing steak and hamburg.
I did the crafts this year for the ladies retreat which starts 7 pm friday and ends at 12 pm saturday. I went last year also right after moving here and so this year I made a decision, there was an annoucement that they are starting a committee to plan the retreat and if I want it to be better, well then you know what I have to do!! YEP YOU Got it! I volunteered to be on the committee!! Suzi wrote back saying we will love having you as part of the committee. I hope so since I have lots of ideas brewing in my head! Course lots of them come from good old CNY!!!

Thursday, October 12, 2006

a little something I painted!

I did two one for a swap and one to sell on ebay! now just gotta get it listed!!!

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Yep I did it again!

Just did not feel like it was home yet so I changed the looks of my blog!! Wanted something different! so here I go again changing my clothes again!

YOu should see me getting ready for church on sundays!!! LOL! Took me forever this time, kept goofing up! Please let me know if I am missing your link! I had an awful time with the links!!!

Friday Jay Jay went to his first friend Bday party!

He was so excited!! The bday boy wanted a sleepover but 5 yearolds! so his mom (smart mom!!) let him have a pretend sleepover! The boys were invited for a 3 hour party 5:30-8:30 and they were to bring their pjs and after they ate supper (pepperoni pizza) and cake, they changed into their pjs and played some games and watched a pirate movie! The party was pirate themed! Jason had such a great time! All he has talked about since is Cole's bday party!! His dad bought him new superman pjs for the party and as you can see from the photos he is pretty proud of them!!

Friday, September 22, 2006

I am proud of my Daughter in Law Amy

We have not always seen eye to eye and it is not easy living in the same house. But recently I told Amy about somethings that she needed to think about and work on changing and she is doing so well at doing her best!

It is hard to take critism and truly try to apply it to our lives and she has done a good job this past week.

She has her plate full raising 4 children, two of which of not my sons although he loves them like his own (they are like my own grandchildren also but I am not old enough to be their grandmother!!!!) and they are hurt by their biological father frequently (even though they don't see him since he lives hundreds of miles away but just through his calls and lack of support, gifts,etc.he hurts them).

I am proud that she is trying to better herself!

Noah got attacked by a dog last week!

Last week Noah was in the backyard playing, his mom was out there with him and I was in town doing a class when a part Chihuahua part something bigger attacked him and bit him in the face! He had bites right on the eye lid that could only be seen if he closed his eye which shows how close it came to his eye!

The dog did not even live close to us!! Two days later we had to call the police because the dog was loose again! Thankfully the idiots had the responsibility to have gotten the rabies shots for the dog!! I don't know what I will do if I see it in my yard again!! Noah loves dogs and it is a wonder the dog did not ruin that!!

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Just seems like everything is DOWN!

A sad time for me, trying to get my mood up but not feeling well does not help the matter at all! Just can't seem to feel better about the anniversary of moving here! Don't care about tomorrow being a special day for me. And The Memory Safe is not working right so I can't escape there! Daughters hubby's grandmother died so they leave tomorrow for N.Y. so they won't be here for tomorrow. Just adds to all going wrong!

Don't get me wrong I do not blame my daughter, it just seems that every year September STINKS! and this year is the worst! I hate this move! I am so lonely for my friends! I feel like I have no support system!!

I can't believe I wanted so bad to move out of this house in NY to a bigger better one for years and now I wish I was back there!

Monday, September 18, 2006

Anniversary of leaving on a jet plane!

Thursday Sept. 21st will mark the 1year anniversary of when I flew out of New York to Mn. for my new home. Although we did not move into the new house until mid October. Hubby was already in Mn. for about 3 weeks so I sat in the airport crying and my best friend called and sang "I'm leaving on a jet plane" to me! so then I was laughing and crying!

I sure do miss Nikki!! I kept thinking time would make a difference in adjusting to Mn. but it has been a year and I am just as lonely!!! Saturday night a group of a dozen ladies from my church in NY called me from the annual ladies retreat I went to and look forward to each year! A totally awesome event! The called and sang to me and told me they missed me and although I totally appreciated the call and it made me feel good it also made me feel even more down.

I wish I could figure out how to pull myself out of this, but I can't seem to figure out what to do! The church we go to is good but there doesn't seem to be anyone that I can click with as a close friend, or someone that I consider a friend. Just "church friends" I guess but not ones to go shopping with or call or confide in, etc.

Okay enough ho hum, Sorry to be such a downer today!!!

Saturday, September 16, 2006

I cannot draw, just paint

So I decide I want to paint a picture of a scarecrow on a milkcan so in order to do this I need to draw it first so I take a photo of grandson posing on a milkcan a few days ago and I fell in love with the photo!! decide its even better then painting the picture I wanted!!

What a cutie he is and I am proud to say it!! Posted by Picasa

Friday, September 08, 2006

Decided it was time for a change

So I changed my blogger skin but now I am worried about whether my comments are working or not so please if you cannot comment please let me know and please let me know pluses and negatives to the new look!!

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Labor day trip to Como zoo and botanical gardens

On Labor day we all headed out to Como zoo! Grandma and Pop pop, Aunt Mindy, Uncle Mike, Jay (daddy) Amy (mommy) Chelsea, Emily, Jay Jay and Noah! Got photos of everyone but Amy as she did not want any photos! It was a great day for the kids, they enjoyed themselves! A great zoo! I decided not to do any animal photos as I have lots of them and focus on the kids! But could not resist a few flowers!!

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Apple, peaches, pumpkin pie, who is not ready, holler I! I! I!

I don't think I am ready! BUT Jason was much more ready today then yesterday when he went to just meet the teacher!

Today my first grandson went to kindergarten and it was a hard day for grandma! I just can't believe that little baby that was as small as grandpa's hand is already in kindergarten!!

I can't wait for him to come home so I can listen to him tell me with excitement in his voice of all the adventures of the day! Posted by Picasa