Wednesday, June 29, 2011

My Dad

Today would have been my dad's birthday. I've been without him for 13 years now. Do you ever stop needing your dad?
These are a couple of pictures from one rare occasion in my childhood where I was with my parents all by myself, which was unheard of when you're the baby in a family of 6 kids~
I think this was somewhere in Texas. We were from the big city so cows were a rare site to a little city mouse.
Happy Birthday Dad xoxo

Monday, June 27, 2011

5 Questions for Great Grandpa

"An Evening Out With Great Grandpa"

Clayton had prepared 5 questions for Grandpa for the drive to the restaurant.
1. What's your favorite continent?
G'pa... Globe Arizona (only those that know him can find the hilarity in that)
2. What's your favorite animal?
3. What's your favorite color?
G'pa...purple (Nancy said it first)
4. What's your favorite movie?
G'pa....John Wayne
5. What's your favorite plant?
G'pa...Sweet potato!
Great Mexican food  with Clayton, Greg, Nancy, Grandpa, Tommy, Melissa & Greggy

"The Boys"

Great Grandpa with 2 of his "Greats"!
Clay & Greggy

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Apron Kick

I've been on an apron kick. Mostly because they are an easy sew ;) My first one is a new beautiful gray linen napkin that I embellished with burlap ribbon and twine.
My next one is my favorite though, maybe you can tell me why?
Is it because I made it from an old vintage napkin that was part of a set of my mom's when I was a little girl? Or....because of the little girl that I made it for? The tie trim is from the fabric from her baby bedding and she picked the buttons for the decoration.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Daddy's Day '11

My Husband....Daddy/Poppy.
When I think of him and all he is in his role on this earth, I melt.

Happy Father's Day Honey. You are a beautiful father and grandfather. I can see it in their smiles ;)

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Bragging Rights

Who is this "Beautiful Bride" posing in the June issue of "Arizona Bride Magazine" ???

"My Melissa"
My daughter~law otherwise known around here as "Minna", that's who!
Her friend Jennifer Starr is a fabulous wedding planner so if you know anyone getting married, consider passing on her name. You can visit her blog to see a little of her work and spunky personality that comes with it :)

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Me and That MACHINE ;/

I'm still determined to be the "boss" of my sewing maching.
The results of Kyle's new dress is still up for
discussion. She sure loves it though.  We had a fun day "creating"...I sewed on her dress and she made a choker to go with it :)
Kyle chose the maxi length

Kyle's choker creation

Silly Bird
notice the side tie detail on the dress and the unfinished hem. The "fringy look".

Our "work space"

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Happy Birthday Mama

Today would have been her 89th.
I miss that smile

Grammie & Baby Kyle
(2 birds)
We nicknamed our daughter "Bird" when she was little then when her little girl came along we nicknamed her "Birdie". My mom decided THEN to tell me that was her nickname her daddy gave her when she was a baby girl :)

I still celebrate you today Mama, even though we're apart, someday again together..... xoxox

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Happy 33rd Anniversary Honey!



We had a fun evening together.
Prayed for 33 more ;)

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

"Outdoor Movie Night" Success :)

Our "Movie On the Lawn" was a blast!  Thank you to those of you who came out and supported "The Boops"!
We raised a few bucks and had an all around fun night.

Thanks for celebrating your B-Day with us Jimmy!! 

Friday, June 3, 2011

One Man's Junk

My Honey took my out on a cheap date the other night (my favorite kind).
Dinner at our favorite Mexican joint, $17 including tip, then a trip to Savers, oh boy!!
Look what we found....

1 large ceramic turkey for my Thanksgiving table at the cabin
3 pair of golf shorts for my awesome golferman
3 large distressed wooden candle holders
1 birch lamp, another treasure for the cabin.
Total: $36

You just have to love these people who donate these lovely things :)

B.O.O.P.S Blog Spot

My girls and I would love to keep you updated on the fundraising events and let you know our progress. Of course there will be pictures! All three of us have that 3rd appendage wherever there's a party!
Come visit our new blog anytime and you're always welcome at the fundraisers!