Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Merry Christmas to all! I hope that you had a wonderful holiday, and enjoyed spending time with friends and family! We had a rather quiet Christmas Eve this year, verses our usual big holiday party. This year it was just me, my husband and Mikey :)  We did last minute shopping on Christmas Eve, came home and had a quick bite to eat, and headed out for a candle lite service at church. The only problem was the time on the marque was wrong ( although they did change it I didn't notice the change) so we arrived 10 minutes before the end of the service. The pastor was nice enough to give me communion afterwards, and apologized for the mix up. We came home and had some cookies, and before you know it, it was bath time for Mikey, we read Good Night Moon, and I told him the story of Jesus's birth, then it was off to sleep to wait for Santa.


Santa make his big arrival, and Mikey was so thrilled with his new play kitchen that he really couldn't be bothered with the rest of his gifts. We got to skype with my daughter, son in law an Oliver, which made my day to be able to see them on Christmas!   The other kids arrived later on as well as the grand kids, and we had a very enjoyable visit. Poor Mikey is all worn out from such a long day, and only one short nap, and was ready for bed early.

As this year is coming to a close, I am so thankful for all the wonderful friends that I have made via the internet, and for the simple things in life. But most of all I am thankful for the gift of Christ, who saved someone like me!  Merry Christmas to all, and wishing you all a very Blessed New Year to come! 

Friday, December 7, 2012

Tis The Season



Where does the time go?  Every year I think I am going to be on top of my game when the holiday season comes around, but every year I am running like crazy trying to get everything done!

We needed  two tables this year

Some of the guys

Mikey eating with both ends of his spoon

 Thanksgiving has come and gone, and I had hoped to have my tree up shortly afterwards, but am just getting it up today :) I am working late nights trying to get some Christmas crafting in before Christmas comes and goes!  Mikey keeps me on my toes, with his climbing, and him just being 100% BOY!
Oh a chair is for sitting? 
Look out here I come!
I did manage to get get a snowman done, and do have some  ornaments in the works, as well as  some dolls, and more snowmen.  Now if I could only add about 12 more hours to the day, so that I can finish all my craft projects, get my baking done, and finish decorating the house before Christmas !
snowman
Snowman

BUT I REFUSE TO BE STRESSED OUT!
I AM CELEBRATING THE TRUE MEANING OF THE SEASON!
THE BIRTH OF CHRIST MY SAVIOR!!


THE REASON FOR THE SEASON!

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Wonderful Halloween

I hate these ears! 
All ready to go! 
Horse Ride 
We are pooped! 
We had such a great time yesterday taking Mikey out to Trunk or Treat! He wasn't thrilled about the "ear hat" which he promptly pulled off as soon as I would get it on :) So we improvised and used the head band ears that we had from his birthday party. ( I knew I saved them for a reason ).  Mikey got to ride his first horse while we were at trunk or treat . Once we got home I don't know who was more tired Mikey or Papa! Halloween was so fun this year! I can hardly wait for Christmas!

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

It's been FOREVER!

Mikey at the Pumpkin Patch 
It has been forever since I have had a free minute to post anything, but I am going to do better!! I have been so busy with my grandson, who keeps me on my toes all day long, that I barely get any computer time! This is Mikey's 2nd Halloween, and we are at the pumpkin patch getting the perfect pumpkin. As you can see by his face (which is priceless) he is a bit excited by all the pumpkins!  Tomorrow he will get all dressed up in his Mickey Mouse costume and go to "Trunk or Treat" at our church. This will be another wonderful memory for this proud MeMaw.  It is so hard to believe how much he has grown in a year. Wishing everyone a wonderful and safe Halloween. Please stay save! 
Mikey's first Halloween


Saturday, May 19, 2012

Busy, busy, busy! These two little ones keep me on my toes! 
I watch both my grand children who are exactly 4 days apart! When they are napping I try to get in some crafting time. This doesn't always happen if they decide to nap at different times lol. Mikey and Ema can throw a monkey wrench into the best laid plans, but in the end spending time with them is well worth it! It will be something that I will always cherish. 
 I did manage to get a big order done for Mill Crest Vintage, where I painted 17 hanging watermelon! It wasn't an easy task with both of these babies teething. Paula was more than gracious when it took me a bit longer than I had planned to get  them out to her.

  I have naked dolls waiting for clothes, wood waiting to be cut and painted and so many new ideas in my head now I just need some free time to get it done. Wishing you all a wonderful weekend! 
Karen 

Thursday, April 19, 2012



Hello to all those who think I may have fallen off the face of the earth lol! I have been one busy Meemaw these days! I am watching two of my grands that are 6 months old and only 4 days apart. They keep this Meemaw on her toes that's for sure. I have been taking lots and lots of pictures over the past 6 months and have come across this fabulous digital scrapbooking software!  My Memories Suite is so easy to use, and has the most wonderful selections of backgrounds, templates, and  do-dads that you can add to your scrapbooks!  I have tried other software, and have found  My Memories Suite the most user friendly. So in say that I want you to  all be able to take advantage of this software, so My Memories is generously going to give away to one lucky person their own copy. Here are the rules to enter:
1) To enter go to http://mymemories.com  and pick your favorite lay out and tell me why you like it
2) Leave a comment (with an email address so I can contact the winner)
 If you would like an extra chances to win :
*Post about this giveaway on your blog and make sure to mention it in your post here
*Post about this giveaway on your side bar
I will be drawing the name for the winner on April 27th. Good luck everyone!