Thursday, December 03, 2009

Saturday, November 07, 2009

JUST FOR FUN!



P.S. Just 7 more weeks for Christmas --OH NO!!!

Friday, October 30, 2009

My little boo boo bear is 1 already!

It went slow at times and then it just flew. But I can't believe that my little gr son is 1 already! And the pumpkin pie is 5 1/2. He is walking and into everything and she is so grown up (discovering boys :( !!) Makes me feel like life is just zooming by. I truly enjoy them. But when I started this blog I was still adjusting to being a nana, staying at home and not a corp shark. Now I love being home and even when I am bored I don't want to go back to work. But i realize staying home is hard. Being a care giver is very hard work. And raising children is the most import job one is lucky enough to have.

I have the creative bug again. It seems that this only happens when I have so much to do that taking time to create, craft, knit or crochet seems crazy; that I feel like that is what I really want to do. It's like is not as fun without the guilt. Is that wierd? When I stop doing what I don't want to do or what I really have to do and tell myself that I deserve a break that I really enjoy my crafting. It is like a gift to myself. Just like a day at the spa. Not something I want to do can do every day, but a reward to myself because I deserve it. I made this and thought I would try to sell it but before it was finished, my dd wanted it for her best friend who recently had a baby girl. I did not even get to take a pic, but it was so adorable. I made it with Vanna White Baby. Although the texture left a lot to be desired, I love the weight of it. It felt somewhere between a sport and a worsted. Definetly not the fingering or usual baby weight yarn. I would love to find a soft non-synthetic yarn in this weight.

Happy Halloween!










We had a 1st Birthday, Halloween Party, Keg Party and it was a blast. But we had more than 1/2 the keg left over the next day and that made us all say we must be getting old. But we had so much fun.



Sunday, September 06, 2009

Back To School

School started this week and my little pumpkin is now in kindergarden. Hard to believe! So far she love it and said her new friends like the same things she does. How wonderful to be young. While she is at school, I am home with my other little one that I call that I call Boo Boo Bear or Boo for short. He is a hand full, just starting to walk and is into everything. This is a new phase for us. I look forward to it, but I am also sad. Time goes by so quickly, before I know it he will be in school too.

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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Delish--LOVE,LOVE,LOVE






What can I say--I'm the Nana!!!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

End of Summer




Camp is over and we just got back from a week at Long Beach Island. I must say the house we got was a last minute thing and was a bit of a shack--but we had such a fabulous time. No family drama, great beach weather, fabulous food, what more could we want. :) Came home loving life. Had such a good time we did not take much pics. Now that I am back, I am glad that I don't have the stress of packing up 2 kids and being on a school bus at 8 am, but my pool pump is not working that well and in this heat wave I am running out of ideas on how to keep them entertained! Going to the mall tomorrow and try to do some back to school shopping. Let you know how that goes. I have been feeling the craft bug lately. While down the shore, my dh bought some dresses for bitty baby and I thought, I could do so much more for that kind of $. So now I am inspired to make some doll clothes. Any pattern suggestions?

Friday, July 24, 2009

long story short...!






it has been a long time since i blogged regularly. and i do wonder why i still do it at all. a lot of the blogs i followed when i started this are long gone but there are some true die hards that inspire me to keep it going. why? because it makes me feel good to follow and feel like i am involved in the lives of people out side of my inner circle (inner circle means you are some how related by blood or marriage to someone of blood). i grew up to believe that you could not trust anyone that was not related. but from life experience, i learned that blood relatives are not so easily trusted either, so that does not leave a whole lot of folks!!! so you bloggers are my only family that i can relax and not worry about. you think??? i do hope you enjoy my pics almost as much as i enjoyed living them.

Sunday, June 28, 2009

I was a fan

A lot of sad news this week. Farah was so brave, Michael was so musically talented and Ed was warm and funny.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Home Again

We went to the Bahamas with my family. We took my son who is struggling with whether to finish school after 5 years of engineering, my daughter and her husband who are struggling with the hard realities of real marriage, my beautiful grandchildren who are sweet, innocent and just pure love. We were all hoping to dump all our problems in the ocean, soak in the sun and come back totally new. Well it rained most of the time and we spent a lot of time indoors. We did have a lot of Dr. Phil moments where we uncovered some very raw emotions and at the end of the week we just packed up our troubles and came home. There were some real breakthrough moments but sometimes that can be cleansing but painful. At the end of the week we packed our bags with our troubles and returned home.

Home again, and I feel happy to be home, sad about my families burdens, grateful that I have a family that loves each other. We have these beautiful babies that give us hope. So for now we are home again and waiting for sunny skies.

Saturday, May 09, 2009

To All Moms,Daughters, Sisters, Aunts....


I wish you all a beautiful day. I hope you get to talk or spend time with your loved ones.

Monday, April 20, 2009

A beautiful weekend...

My little princess is 5. I can't believe it. It went so fast.

luckily we have a little prince to fill in the gap

Friday, April 10, 2009

It felt like spring today...





and I love it. I cannot stand to stay indoors anymore, expecially since I don't really have the time or energy to keep up with the housework. Nothing worse than staying home and feeling like your house is just not that clean. So we went to the park today and it was fun.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

LIFE IS SO SHORT...

It seems harder and harder to keep my blog up to date. I have been facebooking regularly and that seems much easier to keep up with. Not sure why-but maybe because it is just a quick blurb and not an actual commitment to writing. I have been very busy with my TWO grand babies. I am so in love with both of them that it is hard to really keep up with the rest of my life. But I look at it this way -- soon they will be all grown up and I will have plenty of time on my hands but this delicious time with these babies will be soon gone. When my children were little, I was so busy with working to pay bills and keeping house and family together that I really had no time to just enjoy and now when I look at pictures I feel so sad and a real loss. So this is my time to stop and smell the coffee (really smell the baby drooly breath) and I plan to enjoy every second of it. This is a glimps of what makes me so happy.
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I have made a little sweater and a couple of tops for my granbabies--pictures will be posted in the near future.

Monday, February 23, 2009

I'm Back!!

My dh and I took a trip to Cancun, Mexico. It was a last minute plan. We were celebrating his early retirement. Also, my dd is going back to work after 5 months of maternity leave and I will be officially the nanny to my "TWO" grandchildren. It is a little scary and a little exciting.
We had such a relaxing fabulous time but came home to a little family drama. Nothing of any importance, but caused one of the biggest arguments dh and I have had in a very long time. But he finally saw my point so I am trying to get past it. Why is it that when someone starts a sentence with I don't want to start any drama you can bet that is exactly what is coming. Also, why is that some people are just all about drama. I have no patience for it. I just want to say suck it up and get over yourself. Maybe next time that is exactly what I will do. Yes, sounds like a plan.
Pictures of Mexico to follow!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Baby Sweetness and an FO

Awww!!! The little man is growing so fast. Pretty soon my dd will be going back to work and I will be watching both grankids. It's a little scarry :)

It has be since forever that I posted an FO. I have completed a couple but have not gotten around to posting them. This is something I made for him before he was born. Although I do love the way it came out, I find that crochet looks a little girly. I have been looking for patterns that are a little more boyish, but I find that I really wish I knew how to knit better (I can only make scraves).

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

It Was A Beautiful, Proud and Historical Day!

I was glued to the TV. Michelle looked so stylish. The girls are beautiful and Mr. President you makes me proud. I love how they look so in love and happy. It gives me hope.


Stunning!

Don't they look happy!

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

It's A New Year

And I am hoping it will bring good things to you all. I am inspired by Oprah to live my best life and to put myself on my to-do list. Since I stopped working (outside of the house) almost 5 years ago, I have been trying to squeeze my own needs in between all that I do for my family and my house. But that is just not working for me. So I am going to try and prioritize my health and fitness, MY fun and friends; without feeling like i am neglecting my family. Let's see how it goes.

I have caught the facebook craze, it's fun but different. When I blog I feel free to express myself with a certain amount of anonymity. Facebook is only people who know you which makes me a lot more careful. I think the biggest difference is that I blog what I feel and I facebook what I'm doing. And sometimes I feel, who really cares, either way.

Thursday, January 01, 2009

HAPPY NEW YEAR

I am very excited about 2009. 2008 turned out to be a little bit of a downer, but I cannot complain. I have a new granbaby, my family is in good health and we are all still hanging in there. Things could be worse. I feel good about a new start in o9. I am going to try and focus on the things that are most important. Our health and quality time with those that I really care about. My new focus will be to simplify my life. Since my time is so tight, I want to use it only on things and people that are really important to me. And I want to focus on thing that make me happy. Seems like that is a no brainer, but I notice that many times I spend valuable time with too many people that I call friends, and then don't have time for those that I really love, and that make me happy. I also want to spend more time doing things that I enjoy.

I hope you all have a great 2009. May you spend lots of time with those you love and bring you joy. May you have good health and prosperity and time to do things you enjoy.