Just wanted to ask everyone to stop and say a prayer today for all those ravaged by the severe weather last night!! I couldn't believe my eyes when i was watching the news this morning...my heart aches for all those people. Tornadoes are my biggest fear in life and i can't begin to understand the fear they felt before they hit. Please pray that God helps them heal quickly and pray that they can overcome this tragedy with whole hearts! Thank you!
I'm here...i swear! I know its been awhile..but i have been so busy that when i stop for the day...i really do stop!!
First things first: I went back to the doc and guess what?? I lost a total of 5 pds....i know it doesn't sound like much..but its great for me. AND...... My heart is normal!! No bad flaps..not enlarged...no blockages...etc.!
WHEW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is such a great weight off my shoulders. I was so worried that the test was going to reveal something was terribly wrong. Heart disease runs in both sides of my family...my dad died at the age of 42 from a massive heart attack. So you can imagine my sigh of relief! BUT.......now he wants me to lose 10 more pounds by July 15th.....can it be done...you betcha! I'm gonna get right on it.....as soon as all the Easter candy quits yelling my name and jumping into my hand from the basket! That mean candy....doesn't it know that i have goals?? Hee hee!!
Speaking of EAster....how was everyone's holiday?? Mine was great of course. Its always about the little's ...doing all the decorating and telling them the stories of how Jesus gave his life for ours. My little daughter was actually crying this year...until i reminded her about how he rose again to heaven!! Here they are decorating their eggs at my mom's house:
They couldn't agree about what kind of decorating kit to get...so mom to the rescue...we used regular food coloring..and vegetable oil! We loved how they turned out! The colors were more prim (totally my fave!) and shiny! And how cheap...i didn't have to spend a dime....yahoo!!
Here's my pretty egg.....pretty good huh?? Hee hee!! I had to get my fingers in there too of course! As the littles and i decorated...my oldest was hard at work too:
Not sure what she would do if we didn't have access to the internet! i believe she did actually joined us towards the end and dyed one egg....hey...we'll take all we can get...hee hee! We spent Easter sunday with the family at my mom's house. We have it there because my grandma is bed ridden and if we didn't do it there...she nor my mom would be able to enjoy the festivities. We had a great meal and then hid eggs for the kids....they loved it!
Not quite sure how i managed to get a picture of just my two..but there they are...deep into the hunt. We only lost two eggs...not too bad i think! My daughter won the prize for the most eggs...$3.00! Whoo....plus she found 5 plastic eggs that had money in them! Boy was she happy. Thought i might have to borrow some of that money so we could get gas to get back home!! Just kidding...you don't want to get me started on that subject!!!
And here is my last easter picture i'm gonna share:
Isn't she the cutest bunny you've ever seen?? That is my 4 month old neice Jeri. I couldn't stop kissing those cheeks....she is the happiest baby i have ever come across...and that is saying alot! Just love her!
Well i guess thats about all i have for now! i received another order for more dishclothes and i'm still working on the rug for my sister...not to mention the games i volunteered to put together for the school. I need to take some photos of those one day..who ever thought these games up did a great and imaginative job! You'll see! But they are so time consuming...oh well ....anything for my kids and their education!!! Talk to you soon!! may God bless you in all you do!! Tonia
I love when my mother redoes a room...or goes antiqueing...or to a garage sale.....because i always get her cast offs...and i am in heaven!!! She is in the process of renovating her kitchen...which means i have hit gold.....GOLD i tell ya......
She gave me this glass plate which is in the shape of a flower and this pair of salt and pepper shakers.....Oh My!!!!!!
I'm wondering about this plate.....is it an antique??? Or no?? She wasn't sure....she just buys things because of their beauty...not their value...but she is an avid antique collector! What do you think??
Here it is with some freshly baked banana nut muffins.....Yummmmmmmmyyyyy!!
Look at my reflection in my teapot...silly girl.....don't you know how to take photos??
And my new beauties perched and ready to be used..ain't they cute?
I love when she gives me hand-me downs.....this isn't even all of it!! I brought home a garbage pail for my craft area, some fake greenery in a beautiful basket, some candles and ....well.....maybe that is it...for now anyway....she's not done!!! LOL!!
Ok....i am on a hunt!! I am looking for an old ..wooden ..corner cabinet that i can paint and "rough" up a little. I have been scouring all the second hand stores, goodwills, thrift stores and antique shops i can find. Its still a little early for garage sales....but soon! Don't you just love searching for that perfect "item"?? My DH just doesn't get it...................................... "Um....can't you just buy one? Wouldn't that be easier?"
Easier....maybe...but not as fun!! LOL!! I do wish i had more decorating abilities..some people just have a knack....they know where to put things and it just looks "right"! I need Nate Berkus to come here and help me out just a little...maybe some tweaking!! I love to travel through the blogging world and search for great ideas....and let me tell you....i can get lost!! But it is so much fun searching for new things and new ideas...or maybe its "old" things in "new" ways!! ........So now i'm going to leave you....so i can go "traveling"!!
Today was a good day....well...unless you consider that i had to sit in the passenger seat while my 15 yr. old drove me around!!! How scary!!! If you haven't had to endure this kind of torture...i hope you never do! Lol! :)
But....to be honest...she is doing better..slowly...and i would never tell her that...because then she would get a big head...and no teen needs to get a big head! First we went to church....then to Kohls.....then to taco bell....then to Walmart! Followed by a nice night at home with the family. What more could a girl ask for! After dinner...me and the littles played Candy Land:
First...my daughter Anne won......
Then my little man Aiden won.....
But after 4...count them....4....i never won a game!! Figures!! Even the easy Candyland game eludes me!
Here is a picture of the new rug i'm starting. Its for my sister and she gave me some of her husband's old camo shirts to use. I am not sure if i like it or not...but it is a great try for me...i have never used shirts before and i love to try new things....
I wish this camera was better so you could see the real colors...but oh well...you get what you pay for i guess. Until i can afford a better camera this is what you get to endure! Just use your imagination....think camo....green .....tan....and dark brown....now what do you think???? I'm not sure what this even looks like on here! EWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!!!!
Well....I hope you had a great and relaxing sunday...i even made it through the sermon with out dozing off...which with the sleep i've been getting...that was definitely a sunday miracle...hee hee!!
My little man is finally starting to feel better!!! He has been sick since Monday morning....which means we haven't got anything accomplished since Monday morning!! He is keeping his liquids down and is starting to eat again....Thank God! I was beginning to think that we were going to have to take him to the hospital and feed him by IV....he was looking so frail and weak....and i couldn't even BRIBE him to eat. I wish i had pics to post so you could see.....how pitiful and sad.....:(
But now he is up and around and driving his mom nuts...just like little 5 yr. old boys are supposed too!! Today i bought a new camera....but i need to get a card for it before i can use is the right way....or at least that's what my teenage daughter said....and lets be honest...she knows more about that technical doo-hickey stuff than i do!! Ha ha!! So now i will always be able to take pics of my rugs ....and other craft projects...so you can all enjoy the fun with me!! Right now its time for this tired mommy to get some rest....so i can feel refreshed and hopefully not doze during the preacher's sermon!!
May God bless you in all you do!! And I hope you all enjoy a peaceful and relaxing sunday...doing whatever makes you the happiest!!! Tonia