Monday, August 16, 2010

Short Update

My last post was in the beginning of July and I have so lost touch with everyone.  Hopefully everyone hasn’t given up on me ever posting again.  It has been a crazy summer  with our new roof going up, our new furnace being installed and new windows going in.  We also got two new kids in foster care almost 4 weeks ago.  The boys are brothers and are ages 8 and 9.  The kids play well together and we are really enjoying the boys.  The case worker informed us last week that we need to get the boys enrolled in school since their mom’s next court date isn’t until the end of Aug.  The boys are accepting the fact that they are not going home for awhile and they like it here.  Brad and Nick have been generous with their toys and they have all been enjoying the pool, scooters and playing football and badminton.   Three weeks until school starts and then I plan on getting busy in my studio creating all the new ideas that have been forming in my head over the summer.  I am hoping I can get back to posting every day on my blog too.  :o)

Saturday, July 3, 2010

So Behind on Posts

I do apologize for not keeping my blog up to date.  Life has been so crazy, but it really doesn’t take that long to post….so….no promises, but I will try and do better.  :o)

My hubby is showing our camper this morning which we are hoping will sell soon.  We also got new flooring in our laundry room a couple of weeks ago.  The new flooring is linoleum rather than the carpet that was out there.  It seems so nice to be able to just mop up any accidents or dirty spots.

Our twin granddaughters were 7 months old yesterday.  I thought I would share this newest photo of them sent to us via text messaging from their mom.  Have a safe and enjoyable holiday weekend.  :o)


Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Rough Week

The contractor did stop over on Sunday and take care of the leak.  He also steamed the carpet and is either going to repair or replace the damaged ceiling tiles in Brad’s  room.  Yesterday morning we discovered that the water had worked it way down and wrecked some of our livingroom ceiling tiles which are only a few years old.  The contractor is going to buy a box of those and fix that ceiling up also.

Yesterday was a very difficult day for our family.  Our family dog, Chloe, who we got as a puppy almost 12 years ago, was diagnosed last summer with cancer.  Yesterday we had to have her put to sleep. My husband and our daughter, Rachel took Chloe and stayed with her until she was gone.  It just isn’t the same without her, but she isn’t suffering any longer and that is what counts.  She was well loved and had a great life.  Here is a picture of Chloe before she got sick.  :o)


Saturday, June 5, 2010


We thought our camper was sold until last night when the buyer called to say she had changed her mind.  We have to go up there today and put the sale signs back up and get the keys back from the women.  The hard part is that Memorial Weekend was a busy time at the camp and now camp won’t be opening until the end of June.  We know that the Lord has someone in mind and we do accept this, but we were really hoping to have the sale completed and not have to deal with it this summer.

The last of our old roof was removed from the house yesterday.  The new wood was put down.  We woke up to a big problem this morning…..the roof had leaked right through the attic into Brad’s bedroom.  About a dozen ceiling tiles are ruined and the top bunk bed got quite wet.  We are waiting to hear back from our contractor.  Hoping this weekend gets better…LOL

Monday, May 31, 2010

Memorial Weekend

The weather has been just beautiful here this last week.  Yesterday, my hubby and our 12 year old son, planted our first garden in years.  Bradly loves to garden, and this one is his responsibility and he is very excited.  The garden is small as we don’t have a lot of room since we live in town.  Our garden consists of green beans, cucumbers and zucchini…oh and a mystery plant that was growing in our flower box…we think it might be a pumpkin plant.  We have two “Topsy Turvey” things…one with grape tomatoes and one with beef tomatoes also hanging on our back porch also. 

Normally we try and make sure our yard and flower beds look nice for Memorial Day weekend, but this year we are in the middle of getting a new roof on our great big, three story house.  We have a huge green dumpster in the front yard as well as lumber and a driveway full of roofing shingles and other supplies.  The roof is partially finished, but the carpenters couldn’t work on it last week because it was too hot and the shingles would have been damaged when they walked on them.  I am hoping they can work all this week and get it finished.

I completed a custom order for a customer this week.  This set includes a doggie travel bag with a matching agility pouch and bandanna.  The set is a gift for a 13 year old girl and is made from a cute lime green skull fabric and a black and white skull fabric.  Here is a pic oft he finished set.  :o)

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Friday, May 21, 2010

Therapeutic Horseback Riding

Our two adopted sons are participating in another 6 week “Therapeutic Horseback Riding” class.  The first class was last night.  Nick chose to ride his horse friend “Sassy” who was his horse last time they had lessons.  Brads chose one of the new horses.  It is a wonderful course and the boys love it.

My dad is having surgery this morning to replace part of his knee.  I will be so glad when my mom calls to tell me he did ok.  He gets to come home tomorrow and then go out for rehab.

Our yard is a mess as we are having a new roof put on our house.  The roof is being completely removed and all new wood and shingles are going up.  Our attic is a mess from all the debris caused during the removal of the roof.  We have a lovely new yard ornament too…a large green dumpster in our front yard..LOL

Steve, Rachel and I are still losing weight…Steve has lost 38 pounds, I have lost 35 pounds and Rachel has lost almost 20 pounds since the middle of January.   Steve and I have a long way to go, but at least we are on our way to a healthier us!!  :o)

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Mother’s Day Weekend

Our oldest daughter, Megan is coming for the weekend.  Her hubby Scott isn’t coming with her, but her new little black puppy will be traveling down with her from Hamilton, Ontario.  It will be so nice to see Megan.  Rachel will be here for dinner, but then she has to work.  Reid has to work also, and Steven is too far away to come for dinner since he lives in Houston, TX.  Chris and the grandbabies are stopping in the afternoon.  My hubby is making dinner tomorrow which will consist of calzones and tossed salad….my request.  My Mom and Dad will be here for dinner also.  Rachel is making a sugar free dessert that we all love.  I am looking forward to a nice day with my loved ones that can be here.  :o)

I hope all of my readers that are moms, have an extra special day also.  :o)

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