Monday, January 24, 2011

The Bella Hat

I’ve updated our craft blog.  I’ve been “hooked” on making hats lately!

Check out this sneak peak….


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Saturday, January 22, 2011


I can not believe that our baby is now five.  It has been five years since Lucas has joined this family and on one hand the years have flown and on the other it seems like he was just born.  I’m missing having babies in the house but not the diaper changing, sleepless nights and fussy crying. 

No matter how old you get Lucas, you will always be my baby.  We love you so much!




Thursday, January 6, 2011

Book Journaling

Like I mentioned in my resolutions, I’m keeping a record of all the books that I’ve read in 2011.  The first one finished is….

* Photo was used from Sue Grafton’s website

I love to read and when a book is part of a series – I love it even more.  Sue Grafton has started a series of books named after each letter of the alphabet.  She is currently up to “U”!

Happy New Year!

The new year is finally upon us – what will it bring?  2010 was a pretty good year for our family and friends so here’s looking to an even better 2011.  I’ve made a few resolutions for myself:

  • Blog more often!!  There is just so much going on, sometimes it’s hard to find the time to sit and write out all I want to say – but that should be my reason for taking time and journaling all that is happening.  Time is slipping by so fast, I want to remember it all!  I also have a craft blog that my Mom and I have started – so I’m going to stay on top of that too!
  • Journal the books that I read for a whole year.  I read all the time and Steve is amazed at how many books I can go through.  I thought it would be interesting to keep a list of all the books that I finish in 2011.  I just finished reading “R is for Ricochet” by Sue Grafton.  She has written a whole series of books starting with “A is for Alibi”, “B is for Burglar”, “C is for Corpse” and yeah, you get the picture.  I’m going to finish them all!  Steve bought me three new books for Christmas so I can’t wait to crack a new one open tonight.
  • ORGANIZE.  It seems that many things are in disarray around here and that is coming to end!  The boys’ room (particularly the TOYS) will be cleaned out along with closets and drawers.  Our attic is refinished and Greg occupies one side and me the other side – it stores all my crafts and it is atrocious!  It used to be hard to go up and settle down to craft with the boys little, but now it’s a breeze.
  • Get home improvements done.  We’ve already done tons of work to this house, but there is more to do.  My plan for the next couple months is to get the stairway, hallway, bedroom and stairway to the attic painted and the rug in the dining room, living room and on the stairs torn up!
  • Get my pictures in order, hang them up and get the scrapbooks caught up.  I have so many pictures and they are all over the place – on my phone, on my laptop, on the desktop, stored on two cameras, stored on three thumb drives, printed ones in boxes for each of the boys and thrown in a tote in the storage closet.  When my stairway and hall get painted they will showcase all our family and friends pictures – tastefully!  I’ve got it all planned out in my head so we’ll see where it goes from there….

This is a short list – at least my goals for the next few months.  When Spring shows up, it will get updated for sure!