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Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween!!

I've unleashed a monster!
I need a shower, I need to get my dishes done, I really need to correct my kiddos school work.

But first, I just had to make them treat bags. This year, Halloween is snowed out. Done. Finished. I'm only able to do this much thanks to our generator humming away outside my window. Still no electricity after 2 days. On this dirt road, I'm expecting it will be much longer.

Ok. I know I only have 2 children left who want to dress up (11&14). But who would refuse a goody bag from their momma on Halloween?

I have never seen my 23, 22, 21, 19, or my 16 year old's refuse treats!!

It's kind of hard doing this because there's always someone missing. Soon, on Nov. 19th she'll have been in heaven for 6 years. I swear only yesterday we were in the hospital and she was all decked out in her stick on earrings, her fairy wand and her wings overtop of her hospital gown. Fun times!

Here's what I did this morning...




- I lit a candy corn smelling candle and grabbed some black bags.




I was interrupted by my daughter who can dress up for her college class tonight. Oh my.

Then I broke out some stamps, white embossing powder, and my heat tool!




This is my end result.





Quick, simple, and easy!!

All ready to be filled up with treats for my kiddos!





Have a great Halloween!!

Love, me


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Sunday, October 30, 2011

I really did it now...





I started making cards again.
I forgot how much I love to stamp and create. I haven't done much since our daughter died almost 6 years ago.

It is time to get moving again.




-This is my favorite!! I absolutely love this pumpkin patch stamp from Close To My Heart.





This is one of those cards that might be headed for disaster. You know, the ones you need to step away from and come back later to look at it with fresh eyes?

Who knows what's next? I just might go crazy and start scrapbooking again!

Love, me


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Thursday, October 20, 2011

Have You Ever.....

Have you ever put your child through not one, but two bone marrow transplants so you could keep her alive long enough for that elusive cure that lurks just around the corner?

Do you know what it's like to let technology and drugs kill your daughter's perfectly good bone marrow so doctors can give her "better" bone marrow which has the enzyme she needs to live her life?

Have you ever waited for what seems like 600 lifetimes to see if her transplant worked? Or stood by while needles are stuck into her muscles and her nerves get shocked to see if she's maybe getting better?

There's so much more, like the time I told the anesthesiologist to make sure she's knocked out cold only to find out she woke up during a spinal fusion.

I don't know why I started thinking about all of this. I guess it's time. Almost 6 years after her death I wonder if I should have listened to her more and the doctors less.

I wonder if I was the best parent for her.

I am so thankful to God for the privilege to have known and loved my beautiful little girl.




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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

This is absolutely insane........

Really? I live on a mile long dirt road. My road connects to the same road it veers off of.

The township workers are working on it today.  The beeping from their backing up is making me even crazier than I already am. That's pretty bad, trust me.

So I'm reverting to my happy place........








Ok. Much better.

Have a wonderful beep less day!!!!

Love, me

Sunday, October 9, 2011

7-43 Things.....

Wow! a month and a half with no post.

Sorry.

Let's review, shall we?

Drove home from vacation.


Goodbye gorgeous beach sunrise...........


Hello beautiful home sunset!

Jake turned 21.


Enough said.

My three oldest-23, 22, and 21.

How did this happen?? I thought I was only 29?

We had hay to do........



Oh! Then we had a stinking hurricane headed our way.
Before the hurricane however, our bull got loose.
It took a trailer load of pretty little ladies to bring him home from the neighbor's pasture...



Thank you girls...

Here's the butt head............


Then Irene happened. (That is so not a good hurricane name by the way!)

It rained, we flooded in our little valley. We were wet, and muddy, and it just sucked for lack of a better word.



 Then we had more hay to do...



Tractor pulls to go to......

 Cole jumped.....

 My boys showed up for breakfast...

 Cheyenne drove me to work one day....

 And Earl took over the bed!!........

That is all for now.

I'll be back as soon as I get this smelly dog out of my bed!

LOVE, ME