Monday, December 24, 2007


Princess Butters ...this little one is a Christmas gift to my daughter Kenzie! Complete with all the bling...just like my Kenzie K!

Sunday, December 23, 2007

The big mans coming!

I stopped in to see Santa today...gave him my list, and he assured me that he would do his best! What a nice guy...not sure why all the kids are so scared of him!

These Days - Rascal Flatts

Gotta love Rascal Flats too!

Nickelback - Photograph

I love this song...It reminds me of a morning driving the girls to school, we were stopped by a train, this song came on ...I cranked it up and all 4 of us were belting it out, it always gives me a smile to think of that morning! Love you girlies!

Sneak Peek January Challenge

A NEW challenge!
Here's your peek...don't forget to stop
by the Rusty Pickle blog after the first!
Have an amazing Holiday everyone!

Saturday, December 22, 2007


Here are a few pics of our fun gingerbread creations! We had a blast putting these together...all went well except for a couple of collapsed roofs...perhaps we should consult an expert next year to determine how much candy per square inch is acceptable!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Courtney & Bill

Courtney (my oldest daughter) was honored last night at her high school for receiving a perfect score in Writing 121 at the local college!

Her final paper was on being sterotyped, something that many teens experience, she said the anger and hurt from her own personal experience flowed from her pen. With the end result being a perfect paper!

It was a fabulous ceremony to honor many students at South Albany High School, I was so proud to have one of Courtney's teachers personally seek me out and tell me of how impressed he is with my daughter, how intelligent she is and how I did a fabulous job raising her! (I cannot take credit...I have only encouraged her to use her mind and question things, not to accept things just because everyone else does...she has taken this to heart and learns from everything) I am so proud of you darling!

I took this pic after the ceremony of Courtney and her boyfriend Bill...I think it is a perfect pic on them!


Friday, December 7, 2007

What to do with only one day off???

Alright my dearest friend Anna of Iceland sent me this awesome link for an advent calendar made with only one sheet of paper, chipboard, small matchstick boxes....etc

So with only one night off work (I just finished up 6... off 1....then on for 6 more again...don't ask) I decided to tackle this project ...but I enjoyed it so much I ended up making two versions:

Here is the link for the directions if you would like to give it a try too! Be sure to send me a link too so I can check it out!

Thanks for the inspiration Tracie Hudson!

Thursday, December 6, 2007

wooohooo we won!

Kenzie k is the one in the back row with the writing across her face. All but one of the teams got 1st place (and that one came in 2nd). It was a fabulous day ...
and all that hard work paid off! In the bottom pic Kenzie is in the group of gals on the far right...she is the one on the left helping to hold up one of the gals.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Kelsey & Frankie

Memory of the day....Just thinking back this morning on a fabulous day at the Lake with my daughter Kelsey and her boyfriend Frankie! They are so cute together, Frankie lives in Santa Cruz California...which is about a 10 hour drive from our house. They met at church camp here is Oregon and she says it was love at first site!