Thursday, November 24, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

Glitter Graphics

It's also my youngest daughters birthday as well! She turned 7 years old today!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Happy 10th Birthday Destiny!!


Happy 10th birthday baby girl!
We love you always and forever!

Tuesday, November 01, 2011

Halloween 2011


Destiny and Kiley as
The Devil and Monarch Butterfly
Makeup done by Aunt Heather :)

Friday, August 12, 2011

Happy Birthday to me!

Happy 30th birthday to me! DH couldn't be here since he is out in the field but we celebrated last year. My dad even made me a cake.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Happy Kindergarten Graduation Day Kiley!

Kiley graduated Kindergarten today!

Here she is with her teacher Mrs Cambria

And her entire class. She is in the 2nd row, 2nd kid on the left.

Here is the 1st song they sang

And here is the 2nd song they sang.


Wednesday, May 18, 2011


See? I have been stitching! Its not much sadly but my urge to work on her has returned so with any luck it will stay. I am still working on my moms blanket too. I have only done another 2 squares on it. But she was up here recently and I showed it to her and she loves it and said she cannot wait till i get it completed. She wants it to be about as big as a twin size blanket. But honestly this will probably be one of the few last blankets I do since I want to concentrate more on my stitching.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Homework is just so exhausting!

I just had to share this! My poor Destiny fell asleep on my bed while doing her homework tonight. She is finishing up the 2nd grade and her teacher gives them all several hours of homework each night but its been a good thing.

Sunday, May 08, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!


Mother's Day Glitter Graphics

Here is what DH got me for Mothers Day! What a sweetie! The girls also handmade me some adorable cards as well. I truly feel spoiled today! We spent the remainder of the day curled up watching TV and doing some other things together as well. All in all it was a great day!

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Welcome to the world Gabe!

Gabriel Ethan Lewis, 
21 1/2 inches
 8lb 7oz
At 16:26
My cousin Amanda had her 2nd son today! Congrats Amanda and Chad!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Happy Birthday Mi Amor!


Happy 31st Birthday to my DH today! (I'll post bday pics later on)

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Newest Crochet Blanket

These are each individual squares I am attaching as they are stitched so there wont be any joining at the end. I told my mom I would crochet her a blanket and I am hoping to have this one completed by the time her birthday hits in May. My goal is one square per day, more if I feel like it. That way this will be done in time for her birthday and it leaves me time during the day to cross stitch as well if I want. ^_^ It is being done in these four colors since my mom is a fan of the Victorian Era.

Monday, March 21, 2011

Bear Trap Ranch Marriage Retreat **Pic Heavy**


Our Room

The main room we shared with 11 other families from DH's Battalion



Yes a basketball hoop to play on dirt, how well does a basketball bounce on dirt?

This is the cabin we stayed in for 3 days and 2 nights

The girls on our hike which ended up being a climb

DH and I can you tell i hide the panic/anxiety attack well?? I have a huge fear of heights/falling and this climb pushed them too far. I was lying in our room for a good 2 to 3 hours afterwards with chest pains from my panic/anxiety attack. Oh and the waterfall we did all this too see was frozen solid! All the activities we planned we couldn't do because there was no snow so hiking/climbing was the only choice. Thankfully DH brought his laptop and we stayed in and watch TV shows for the remainder of Saturday evening. 

The cookhouse where we ate all our meals and it also had a tiny gift shop mainly filled with books and sweaters. You could also play board games in there as well. 

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Disney on Ice **Pic heavy**


I do have many more pictures but I'll leave you with these 8 pictures. It was sooo much fun and well worth going! We will definitly go again if they come back next year!

Sunday, March 06, 2011

Honeybee Hideaway Completed


Honeybee Hideaway
by Country Cottage Needleworks
Completed March 06, 2011

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Cat anyone?

I'm trying to stitch really I am. But i get up to go get lunch or coffee and come back and Miss Jenny has decided to lay on it. Then when I do get my fabric back she wants to play with my thread lol

Monday, February 28, 2011

Marriage Retreat

18 days and counting till our family goes to Bear Trap Ranch for a marriage counseling retreat! They have free childcare so the girls will be there while DH and I attend a seminar and then we get to spend the day with each other. There is lots of stuff to do there too. Here are a few of the things we found on their website to do together:

Coffee Tasting

We carry a selection of premium single-origin and blended coffees, locally roasted to highlight their unique characteristics. We would love the opportunity to do a coffee tasting for your group. Experience the “wow” of coffee when paired with pastries, chocolate, cheeses, mushrooms, nuts, and more. This educational time is enjoyable and tasty. Plan 1-2 hours... some groups have lots of questions and love to interact with our in-house barista.

Orienteering is the sport of navigation with map and compass. It's easy to learn, but always challenging. The object is to run, walk, ski, or mountain bike to a series of points shown on the map, choosing routes—both on and off trail—that will help you find all the points and get back to the finish in the shortest amount of time. The points on the course are marked with orange and white flags and punches, so you can prove you've been there. Each “control” marker is located on a distinct feature, such as a stream junction or the top of a knoll.

Hay Rides

Load up 30 people on a trailer with a pile of hay and take an old-fashioned hay ride to Duffields. Overlook the city of Colorado Springs... great memory–making moments and pictures.

Snow Tubing

Quick! Grab a snow tube and come join a friend on the tubing run for hours of enjoyment.

Snow Shoeing

Get a pair of snow shoes and head out for a quiet walk though the mountains enjoying the beautiful mountain views.

Ice Skating

Ice skating is a great activity for people of all ages, Bear Trap has skates to borrow if you need them.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Our Oldest/Newest Furbaby addition!

This is Jenny. My sister found her on the streets as a 6 month old kitten. She was scavenging for food around the dumpster of our apartment in 1999. Well Lynnette took her in and has had her ever since. Her and her DH with her 2 boys recently moved to a much bigger/much needed place. But the downside was they didn't allow cats so Jenny needed a place to stay. At age 11 years old she was too old and too much of our family to be adopted out to someone else. My mom took her for a week but during that week her never hurt a fly puppy tried to "eat/attack" Jenny. So we brought her home with us. Our two kitties have been fine with her but we think the ranking wars have begun. Xena always stays in Destiny's room which Jenny has tried to claim so they have peed in her room. Grrrrr. So I told Lynnette that hopefully they will stop if not then she will have to hide Jenny back at her place.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Love Letter Envelope Freebie

A cute envelope I made for Valentines Day. You can write a sweet love note and enclose it in the envelope for that special someone. Pictures to come soon.....

Click HERE for pattern.

Happy Valentines Day!


Sunday, February 13, 2011

Happy 8th Birthday Rowan!!!

Pictures from his family Celebration!

Thursday, January 27, 2011

WIP Day 2

I finished another 2 1/2 rings today. I think I will have bout 6 or 7 rings to get the right height for this purse.  Thinking about if ill just connect the bottom or if ill design my own flat bottom.....

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Candy Wrapper Purse Day 1

Ok so yesterday I measured and cut out strips from an old Collections Etc magazine I had. And then I had to go to the store for some waterproofing tape. Anyway I completed about 1 1/2 rows yesterday and I think all the strips I cut out and folded will make about 3 to 4 rows. Here is what they look like: Sorry for the bad pic but I had to use my cell phone to take the picture.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Candy Wrapper Purse

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Has anyone seen  these? I think they are just so cute! (Pics taken from yahoo search) But to go out and buy one could cost you over $100.00 USD! YIKES! So I searched through our all favorite Youtube and found instructions on how to make one! So that's what I am going to be doing. Though as I don't really eat candy or chips and those do not have those materials I have found ones made from magazines even! So time for me to dig out those old magazines and turn them into something useful! Don't worry ladies, no Cross Stitch magazines will be harmed in the making of this purse. Interested? Here is the link on how to fold each page and the best video i have found yet on connecting them all. I'm using the 11 cm by 5 cm sizes btw.

How to Fold each piece.

How to put it all together

I'll post pictures later on in the week of my progress


Current WIP's

Current WIP's
My Lady of the Snow

Chinesse Goddess of Mercy

My Awards

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Anime I've Seen/Read

One Piece
Samurai Shamploo
Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood
Code Geass
Fooly Cooly
Yu Yu Hakusho
Rurouni Kenshin
Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun
Naruto Shippuden
Fairy Tail
Tower of God

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