Jan 25, 2015

The Big Five - O

Happy birthday to me! OK, give it to me, your best "50" joke.

My living room window and Baby Doll posing as a beauty queen!
I decided a few weeks ago that reaching 50 certainly beat the alternative, so here I am.

Half a century. Teach has been teasing me about being a half a Roman soldier, but I keep reminding her that is a Centurion, not a Centenarian

The kids had fun decorating the living room windows with the colored window markers we used on the newlywed's getaway car.

I did make them promise we wouldn't have anything but a family party. And guess what!? When we put the bottom layer of Beauty and The Beast's wedding cake in the freezer, I told everyone that we were going to pull it out and have it for my birthday cake! I'm pretty excited about that!

Then we can talk about wedding memories instead of how old I'm getting...

Jan 24, 2015

Making Cookies

You know my Little Sis had her baby about 3 weeks ago, right before Beauty and The Beast got married. She does C-sections so she has been down and not able to drive.

That's a rough time when she has a 3-year-old and a 5-year-old. So we have been trying to find a day when we could take care of her kids so she could get some rest.

Today was the day! Honestly, I hardly even knew they were here. They just sort of blend in with all the rest of the kids. Princess decided to make sugar cookies for her FCCLA project so she shared the fun with all the kids while I finished posting her Sterling Scholar blog. It's awesome! Here's a link if you want to take a look.


Hope you have a good weekend. Make some cookies!

Jan 23, 2015

George Barnhill -- Artist Extraordinaire

I'm not really a very good artist. There are lots of things I can do passably well, but drawing, metalwork, and sculpting do not fit into that category.

But we have a cousin who does amazing work! His resume includes:

"I worked on The Giver, a Jared Hess (Nacho Libre director) that is in Sundance right now, a TV series Galyntine which wasnt picked up by AMC, a few commercials, and then a few little church clips, etc."
But he is having a bit of a dry spell and with 9 children, including a missionary and a new baby, he could surely use some leads. His email address is gbgold7@gmail.com

Tell him I sent you. Maybe he can cut you a deal. Check out this sampling of his work.

Jan 22, 2015

Attitude Adjustment

I've had a rather discouraging day. I'm still struggling with Princess's portfolio and I actually tried cleaning off my desk...

So when Princess needed my computer to help a friend with homework, I gladly gave up my seat and headed to my sewing machine. I promised to make some baby quilt tops for an Eagle Scout project and I love the mindlessness of sewing a 9-patch.

It only took me a couple of hours to put together two of the tops. Both of them are the same and I think they turned out pretty cute.

But the best part is that sewing for a while greatly improved my attitude and though it's late now, I'm feeling like maybe things will work out after all.

And tomorrow is a new day. :)

Except that I have to take the little ones to the dentist...
And that portfolio is due Friday.
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