Wednesday, December 30, 2009
Monday, December 28, 2009
This one was done by my daughter-in-law. It depicts my four granddaughters playing in the snow. My daughter-in-law would probably kill if she knew I was putting it on here for the world to see, so we won't tell her!! Of course, I love anything that has to do with my grandchildren.
My son did these of the world.
And since I'm a teapot junkie, they had to do one like this! Sorry about the quality of the picture.
And this is what my son can do when he puts his mind to it! Isn't this absolutely gorgeous? I told him I want a set of these, but since he's leaving for two years, I may have to wait a while!
Oh, and by the way, it isn't even done. See those tiny black lines? He informed me that he still has more work to do on it and it needs a clear coat.
My daughter had the same idea! She did these ornaments for me as well.
Here's a cute snowman on a lavender background:
And she did a couple of these:
Isn't it gorgeous? I want several more like it to grace my tree next year.
She painted a clear ornament with the gold paint, then added some stickers she found. She then spruced up the stickers with paint, then added a clear coat.
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
The smallest pan lost it's shiny bottom layer a couple years later when I left my my oldest son's bottle heating on the stove one night before church. When we came home after church, the stove was still going, the bottle was dry and the wall beside the stove so hot you couldn't touch it. It's a miracle I didn't burn the house down!
I kept the pan and have used it all these years, despite it's handicap.
Each one of my children passed through the phase of unloading my pots and pans cupboard. Each one of my children used them as a set of drums. Each one of my children used the largest pot as a booster seat from time to time.
And each one of my children were fed countless meals cooked in these pots.
Sixteen years ago, we made the move from California to Missouri. The pots and pans came along. Their stainless steel didn't seem to have any trouble adjusting to the humidity of the summers or the cold of the winters. They just kept on cooking.
About five years ago, my kids decided I needed a new set of pots and pans. You see, my Farberware set have all lost their handles. One even perished in a kitchen fire.
But they were still cooking, so I couldn't bear to through them out. I just made room in the cupboard for the new set and kept the old. But I still used them, just about every day.
Well, three of those pots and pans are about to make another move. This time to Vanuatu. They are going with my son and his wife when they leave for two years on December 31st.
When my daughter-in-law mentioned that they needed to pick up some pots and pans to take with them, something inexpensive that they would probably leave there when they came home, I told her she could have them. I thought it would be fitting for them to go where I couldn't go and keep cooking meals for my son.
After all, they've been doing it for the twenty-six years he's been around. He's even scorched them more than a few times with his cooking!!
So now they are going with him to his new home. And when he returns, chances are the pots & pans will probably stay there.
All except the little one. I requested that it make the trip back home if at all possible.
Call me sentimental - it's true and I don't mind!!
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Boy, were they a hit!! The girls absolutely loved them!
Friday, December 18, 2009
I made each apron adjustable. The ties go around the neck, through the sides of the apron, then tie in the back. They can tighten or loosen them as needed.
Not the best picture, but you get the idea!
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
The approximate dimensions are 11" x 17". After Christmas, I'm going to make a neck pad as well as pocket warmers.
The cost of the corn was about $6.50 and I paid around $2.00 per yard for the fabric, so these turned out to be a very inexpensive gift.
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Monday, November 16, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Friday, October 9, 2009
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Saturday, September 19, 2009
And the flower girl just happened to be my six year old granddaughter. I told her I wanted to take her picture and she struck the pose! You can definitely tell her mom is a photographer.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Reality has set in.
I can tell this empty nest is going to take some getting used to. So much for hoping to get past it without feeling any pain.
My in-laws left for California today, the last of our family who came out for our son Nathan's wedding, to leave. That was bad for my delicate mood. I've been on the verge of tears all evening.
I kept busy most of the evening framing a picture of one of the granddaughters - I found a really good deal on a custom frame at Michaels. But that's another post.
And Nathan even stopped by for a few minutes to visit, which helped, temporarily.
But then he started telling about what all he and Jen did today, getting ready to leave for Vanuatu. And how anxious he is to be gone. And how they hope to be gone by November. Not what I needed to hear!
Did I mention that I hate empty nests?
It's all part of the process of life, I know, but I really dislike this stage!
On a brighter note, we did find out today that we're going to be the grandparents of a grandSON come January!!!
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
The bride before the ceremony. Her bouquet was white roses surrounded with yellow tulips:
My granddaughter, Nicole, was one of the flower girls:
My oldest granddaughter, Natalie, served as the minature bride:
My daughters, who served as bridesmaids, with the bride. Her colors were Tiffany blue and yellow:
My husband and I with our four children:
Our entire family, including grandchild #5! We find our next week if it's a boy or a girl!!
Nate & Jen:
Nate and I:
My four children acting normal:
Nate and his brother, who also served as one of his best men:
A Sonic commercial!
And a McDonald's commercial!
My three year old granddaughter, Nicole, being carried down the aisle by her daddy. She spent most of the ceremony on my lap:
Communion during the ceremony:
Signing the marriage license. My oldest son looks like he's losing it!
A bubbly departure!
You can see pictures of the cakes I made for the reception here.