Monday, December 29, 2008

Beautiful View!!!

This is my cousins back yard in South Kona, comparison to my cold blistery scenes I have posted lately....
I could learn to wake up to such a beautiful site!!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

San Fransico Bachata Dance Team

Here is the whole team!

Finished Tree!!

The girls Rhi and Scarlett finished decorating my tree..never have I let the little ones play with my ornaments but this year was an exception :} They redo every time they are here.
Scarlett likes to hold certain ones and Rhi seems not satisfied with the location of the ornaments so she redecorates!I think they did a great job overlooking a few spots that is overloaded LOL

Beautiful Ornaments!

Two of my dear friends sent me a surprise ornament..I just love them and wanted to share..
Mary O sent the egg shape and Karen Becker sent the little square.Thank you both!

Scotti with dance partner!

Scotti , is on a dance team in SF,CA here is a pic of him and his partner..dancing the Bachata!

Family Pizza!

The only pic that turned out taken when we had a family pizza dinner with my mother...Yes, we were all there.. This is a pic of grandsons Tatum, Matt and great grand Scarlett.
Rhi the other great was on the pic with my mother Maggie which I choose not to blog.. Maggie looked really sick on those pic's .I will take better pic's tomorrow at Maggie's Christmas party..

Monday, December 08, 2008

Christmas Tree 2008

We finely finished decorating our Christmas tree, it has been up now for a couple of weeks, a few more items I saved out for the girls, Rhi and Scarlett to finish when they visit and the tree top, which needs some adjustments..Merry Christmas everyone!!!

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

First Snow 2008

The first snow is always so pretty and soft..The tree top is taken from my sewing room..The other two are taken of the back yard..I love this little tree house.

Rhi's Thanksgiving Program!

Quilt Til You Wilt!

Sherry and I went to a quilting retreat back in Nov. three days of bliss.I never had so much fun, I think some of our doll retreats should try this.We stayed in cabins or the lodge if you like ( a little more expensive)
No teacher just bring you supplies and do what ever you like, some stayed up all night.Some of the ladies made thier Christmas gifts..All meals were furnished, so we didn't have to leave the building except to sleep..
I finished a quilt ,first ever and I don't even know how to use a machine, or did not until this retreat..Here are a few pic's!

Quilting fun!

Finished quilt top!

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Story Time!

This is what happens after a nice bubble bath and lots of bedtime stories at Nana's and Papa's! :}
Rhi and I take turns telling stories, some we just make up but she does better then me LOL So I have decided to get a few books and read up ..They don't like for me to read so we usually turn the lights out and just tell stories but I have forgot most of my childhood stories..Of course Scarlet is out cold before the first story end!:}
They are such a delight in my life!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

The girls!

Rhi and Scarlett dressed in their costumes on their way to a Halloween party in Des Moines..Hanna Montana and The Princess but I am sure you already knew that:}

Monday, October 13, 2008

New Wall!!

This is the before and after pic of the wall that Jeff built for us I am so excited to get everything back in place now that it is painted.The wall really did wonders , before it was a very wobble railing,thank you Jeffy my favorite SIL!!:}

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Another LR view

Living Room before and after!

Lots more to do, nothing really in place, I'm moving very slow!!

New House!

This is the dinning room pic before and after, not finished as you can see drapes and many other things needed !!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

RenoIowa Retreat 2008

This is my creation from Sherry and Jean's class retreat!!

Wednesday, August 27, 2008


My first award is from Shashi back in February.Even tho I was tickled to get this award I had no idea what to do with it, much less time.My life has been hectic for this entire year.So thank you very much Shashi! This is deeply appreciated .Thank you Linda Fleming for setting everything up! I still don't know what I am doing...the rules are:

1. If you get tagged (and want to play along), write a post with links to blogs that you love,
2. Link to this post so that people can easily find the exact origin of the meme.
The blogs I love are:
1.Linda F, she already has this award from Shashi but do go look at her beautiful art I enjoy reading her blog, she has such a creative talent and her blog is so much fun to read.

2.Mary O. , she is doing lots of great sketches. also check out her art dolls and knitting from the past year,you will love reading Mary O's blog.

3.Sherry G. She is a great artist and the reason behind all that I do.She always has her fingers in a new project!

4. Judi A, She is a fantastic artist, photographer and blogger, she really has a way with words.

5. Sue , not only is a great blogger but she makes the most wonderful soaps.Very talented in many areas including her home and flowers..

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Rhiannon's 4TH Birthday!

Rhi is 4 years today can you believe that! Sherry and I had fun with the birthday party, Sherry did all the decorations..and was the incharge person for dress up LOL!!

New Car!!

Here is my new car, '99 Chrysler Sebring..Sherry and I will have something small to run around town instead of a big ole truck!Will I ever put the top down? I doubt it , just like the look!:)

New House!!

This is the house we are waiting patiently to close..UGLY!! this will be my before pic's , can't wait to show after!

more pic's

These pic's show DR, kitchen two views, and LR two views!