Sunday, October 24, 2010

This Weekend

I broke my camera, so I don't have any pictures to share right now. We have been super, duper busy. I don't look for it to slow down until after Christmas. Friday, I made the one hour drive to pick up some plates from the ceramic shop. Saturday, I drove back down there to pick up some supplies I needed from Michaels to finish up these Halloween orders. Last night, Jason and the girls carved the pumpkin. He did a great job, and I am headed to the kitchen to roast those seeds. We spent the afternoon at the nursing home. Jason's grandmother celebrated her 80th birthday yesterday, and there was a big turnout for her party today. It was great getting to see everyone!

On a side note--If you are planning to get your little one a Fisher Price ixl, I would go ahead and pick that up. I went to Target--none, WalMart--none, KMart--none, and finally found one at the WalMart in our tiny town. is also sold out of the pink ones. I was starting to panic and think I had missed out on another Christmas must!! I was having flash backs of the zsu zsu pets!

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Trashy TV

Does cleaning out your DVR count as cleaning?? No one was feeling well, so we are all home today. I have shared before that I like some trashy, reality tv. While the girls were napping, I watched the last episode of Teen Mom. There are a couple of girls on there that need a reality check/old fashioned spanking!! However, I love Tyler and Catelynn. This young couple chose to break the cycle and give their daughter up for adoption. They come from broken/unstable homes and wanted more for their daughter. I was so impressed watching this 16 year old couple show more maturity than their parents and most adults. Now that I have said that, what will I "clean" next?:)

Monday, October 18, 2010


God knew I couldn't handle boys, and he blessed me with two little girls. What was I thinking keeping this boy puppy?? I cannot handle boys! Would anyone like to offer this puppy a good home? He was born in February to a long-haired dachshund mother and (mostly likely) a cocker spaniel dad. He is very good-natured and good with kids. I think he weighs close to 9 or 10 pounds.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Monkey Day

Laura made the cutest monkey cupcakes a few weeks ago, and I filed it away for future reference. Last week was a short week at school, and MC's teacher wanted to have some fun. I jumped on it and offered to help with a monkey day. I made the monkey cupcakes (thanks Laura) for snacks. I taught the kids how to draw a cute monkey, and we used brown wicky sticks for tails. The teacher read them a Curious George book after all the artsy fun.
I love working in MC's school. I am able to spend time with her and do art projects with her class. As a fundraiser for the Fall Festival, I created a fall platter to be raffled. Each child and teacher added a thumbprint that I turned into pumpkins, turkeys, and scarecrows.


Do you remember the big Vexcon birthday party? We had a great time and were so happy that the cast was willing ot come to our house. To thank them, I painted a personalized plate. Mrs. Donnie was so happy and said she would put it on the shelf behind here desk, where they film her. Jason saw it on last week's show. I could not believe it! I looked around on their facebook, and I saw a picture of some behind the scenes that they are filming. My plate was there! How exciting!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

I Love Fall Break!

Friday was Fall Festival at school. Saturday was a plate party, and Sunday was another plate party. Monday and Tuesday--FALL BREAK!! I thought I would get a lot of painting done, but no. Molly isn't feeling well, and we are all exhausted. I have accomplished working on my Thirty One order. I am having a catalog party to help out a friend who just signed up with the company. I have chosen to do tons of Christmas shopping from the catalog. She has started a facebook page for her Thirty One business. I thought the square tote was really cute, then she posted a picture of how she uses it. I thought it was a great idea in my quest to be more organized:)
I hope Santa will bring Molly this cute floral bag; she loves carrying her toys around;) Speaking of Molly, she is a talker. Several people last week commented on how well she speaks for her age. I always say that she gets lots of practice, because she never stops. Just a few minutes ago I told her that she was going to have to hush. Her reply was, "I not know how to hush." And no, she has talked non-stop since she rolled out of bed.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Meme's Little Moovers

I will be painting and firing until Christmas Eve, but I am so thanksful for the parties! Here is one that I can share; it was a birthday present, so I am not ruining the surprise. The baby is only two months old--what a precious foot! Don't miss my "newphew's" print in a spot on the neck:)

Monday, October 4, 2010

Welcome to Hunting Season

Jason just killed his first deer of the season. No pictures, because she was not big enough to brag about:) The girls went outside to inspect the first casualty of the season. Molly said, "Daddy, why you kill her? Her mama is at her house." I guess she knows at two that a mother will always be home worrying.

The poor baby had a rough day. It's never good when the babysitter meets you at the door saying, "I want to tell you before you see her...." She was doing a "flip" on the concrete, and fell forward face first onto the concrete patio. It's not really a flip; it's more like an all fours with one leg in the air. Her little nose took a beating; I'm am sure it looked pretty bad at first! I won't document this accident, because remember this accident. She may be a soul-mate to the Bo Semi-Slacker:) I think he has a boo boo in every picture.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

New Friends

I am a little shy; not super shy, just a little leary in new situations. Yesterday was my first plate party where I didn't really know anyone. I was pretty nervous going into it, but I had the BEST time. I fell in love with the hostesses kids and the neighbor's kids. I hope to stay in touch with them, because I had a really good time! What kind of plates did I make? I made my first alligator, a family plate, a house, .... Can't wait to see them finished!

After the plate party, I headed to a nearby town where I teach, about 30 minutes from where I live. One of my students invited me to see her in a youth drama program at her church. I went to what I thought would be a 30 minute drama program that actually lasted about 2 1/2 hours:) The music was loud/Christian rock type, but the youth were amazing. I was truly blessed to see young people so passionate about Christ! The student that invited me doesn't have the highest self-esteem. When I got there, I asked her to tell me about the church. The first thing she said was, "No one judges you here; it is okay if your hair isn't just so. Everyone loves you no matter what." I would guess there were about 75 young people there; these young people made the decision to serve the Lord on a Saturday night, instead of .... I am already praying that my daughters make that decision when they are teenagers. I pray that they can find a group just as willing to make a stand for Christianity and what is right! Back to my shyness--guess who won the door prize in the middle of all the youth that she did not know!!!

Laura: Check out this site for more info on the Fisher Price ixl.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Christmas Shopping

I am working on my Christmas shopping. I usually have a lot more done by this time, but I have a really good idea of what I want. Hoping it won't take too long!

I think we are going to get the little one a Fisher Price ixl. She would love having her own "ibod" touch, and I thought the price was great for everything it does. Would love to hear from anyone who has one!