Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Say Cheese... My littlest valentine!

Savannah Rose has finally grown out her chopped bangs "look" and Sally took these photos for me to scrap. Isn't she the cutest smiler? She really looks like she is saying... CHEESE! These pictures were screaming, "SCRAP ME!"
Scrap Girls post

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Wow... Josh is looking good!

My nephew, Josh, purchased his first suit yesterday for a presentation today of his Senior Year project. He is staying with us a few months while he finishes his degree at DeVry University in Federal Way. 

Looking good in the neighborhood!

Friday, January 9, 2009

ROBINS!!! It's SPRING! (be still my heart!)

While eating lunch today, Al noticed a few robins in the yard eating THEIR lunch! On closer look he counted ten from where he sat! I went to the window and counted FOURTEEN in our backyard. This shot of four is just about where the snowman laid a few days ago. 

It's spring! (I hope!?)

Mamma Mia! What a workout!

Wow! I worked out today to the Mamma Mia soundtrack... awesome music, great cardio event! My heart maintained 120-128 most of the half hour. That is GOOD for me! I had to increase the speed to keep up with the music, LOL!

Loved it!  Now to do my organizing and house work to the beat! I'll be done in NO TIME AT ALL!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

I am inspired! Check this out!

For years we visited the Washington coast, stayed at our favorite cottage and ALWAYS visited the ANNA LENA QUILT SHOP... me, for the fabric "eye candy" fix, and Al for the homemade fudge fix.

This year the quilt shop closed. The owner retired to become an independent fabric designer and now works from her studio in her home. Since she has zero organizational skills, she searched for a way and lots of help to create a work room for herself. The link to her blog will give you details. For me, it was inspirational, because this year's primary goal is to find and utilize my home sewing and watercolor room into my studio again. I also lack organization skills, so her post is wonderful for me!

After all the January necessary demands with taxes, church events and all, my NEXT BIG TASK is to conquer "the room".  But first, today we must clear the garage for the three new doors that will be installed tomorrow. 

Be inspired! What do you need to organize this year?

Monday, January 5, 2009

Dead Snowman!

We had another freak snowstorm yesterday! You can call it global warming, for we don't normally get SNOW in much quantity! 2009 is getting off to a bad start with MORE SNOW!
Yesterday after church we took Sally home with us so she could get to choir practice later that afternoon. While we played a game of cribbage (I won't say who won!) she noted it began to snow... BIG snowflakes, covering the ground with one inch within the first hour. We called her mom, who said they would still attempt the long trip. We called again at 5 p.m. and the big snow had reached their house too. They had decided NOT to attempt the trip (relief!).
That meant we were taking two young adults home with us... so about 8 p.m. we had a SNOWMAN develop in our backyard. The bottom snowball about 3-4 feet big, only took sally a few minutes to gather in about a 12x12 circle. The snow was packing wet and six inches deep! The second snowball was about 3 feet tall. Sally couldn't budge it! Roy went out to help and it crumbled to pieces. They managed to push it closer and still could not lift the heavy ball on top. SO, the snowman was made "laying down"! Perhaps he was making SNOWMAN ANGELS?
After they built the man, they climbed upon him and crushed it a bit before going in for a late dinner.
After church, Joy and her boys were not able to drive their car as far as their house, but walked the last half mile after sliding to a stop on the way home.
This morning the snow is MELTING quickly! The temps are in the 40's and will turn much of this mess to slush early in the day! YAY!
Snow, snow, go away! (why, oh why, could we not have this warm air YESTERDAY so the snow would have been rain?)