• Family

    Mary Kay Museum, a fallen vet, and a broken bus

    Yesterday, while entering the highway I noticed 3 cars pulled onto the side of the road. I thought it was strange but quickly noticed that on the opposite side of the highway there was what looked like a funeral being escorted by half a dozen police cars and sheriff trucks. I quickly pulled over and let them pass with a little lump in my throat. I always get a little emotional when I pull over for funeral processions. But, I was also happy to be living in a town small enough that when  funeral procession passes even if it’s on the opposite side of the highway. I’m certain in Dallas…

  • Crafts

    Earring holder

    I made this awhile back and then never got around to actually putting the earrings on it. I still haven’t put most on, you can see them sitting in front of the frame in one of the pictures. My grandmother was giving away a bunch of picture frames and I liked this one but didn’t like the color. I painted it and then took fabric (I guess you would call it) from my cross stitching stash and staple gunned it into the frame. I also fray checked the edges so I wouldn’t have to worry about fraying. I then had Craig bend and attach two pieces of metal to the…

  • Crafts

    Emerson's shoes

    Emerson has a pair of hand me down shoes that she loves. They, I’m sure, were very cute at one point in time. But Emerson for all she is girly is a little bit tom boy too. She likes to run, climb, and dig in the dirt. So her beautiful treasured princess shoes lost their sparkle and were dirty and dingy. SO I decided to try to fix them. I wiped them down and let them dry then painted them with some modge podge and covered them in glitter. Emerson let out an audible gasp when she saw them so I guess she liked them!

  • Family

    Our State Fair Is a Great State Fair…

    We headed out to the Great State Fair of Texas on it’s opening day.  We figured it was the perfect day to go, Craig had already taken off work because the previous day was our homecoming parade and peprally.  I love the fair and the kids had a blast. Emerson got kind of grumpy towards the end and threw her shoe out of the stroller and we didn’t know until way later. Upside – it was a free shoe handed down from her cousin, Rachel. There is still quite a bit of things I want to see so hopefully Craig and I can go and have a date day/night out…

  • Crafts

    A bow for Emerson

    I made this bow for Emerson to wear to our football games. I started out to make this bow but realized that, that might be a little too ambitious for being a novice bow maker. I also didn’t like that they didn’t have step by step directions. She did say the name of the bow so I was able to google a tutorial and used this one.

  • Family

    last month…

    Ethan learned how to ride a bike and Emerson had some fun on her tricycle. Ethan is a little bit too big for his bike so I promised him once he learned how to ride a bike with out training wheels we’d get him a new one. So I guess it’s time to pay up and get him one.

  • Family

    Opening Ceremony and 2 games

    Yesterday, we had the opening ceremony for baseball and a double header. The opening ceremony was a complete waste of time. The kids stood on the field and did absolutely nothing. They did do the drawing for all of the raffle tickets. We didn’t win anything but a mom on our team one the 42″ TV, so that was kind of cool. The PA system they have didn’t work. So they used the one in a police car, gotta love living in a small town. Emerson got to draw one of the raffle tickets But the boys mostly looked like this Then they had two games 1 playing the Blacksox…

  • Family

    February

    Why, yes, I’m lumping the whole month together because it felt like the whole month was like this. I intended to start the second semester at the beginning of February, however we spent the first week and part of the second week covered in ice which means Daddy didn’t get to work. The week following that we all spent a lot of time with our heads in the toilet. We got the really nasty stomach virus that has sent so many to the hospital for dehydration. We were lucky and while it took its turn with all of us we survived it without a trip to the doctor’s office or…

  • Family

    American Girl

    For Emerson’s birthday we did a girls lunch at American Girl. The food was scrumptious! I can’t wait to go back again and again. The girls had a blast and it was a nice way to spend the day. We headed out early so that Emerson could do a little shopping. Craig and I decided ahead of time that we would let her get Bitty Baby, the doll she already had, some accessories or if she asked she could get a doll. She, of course, choose to get a new doll. She looked at all of the dolls twice and then decided on Rebecca. Until, she walked past Kit and…

  • Family

    Emerson

    I really neglected to blog about Emerson turning 3and I feel really bad about it so the next couple of posts will be about her. I don’t know how my sweet little girl, my baby, is already 3.  We made it through the 2s with little incident, so I guess it is only fair that the 3’s are hitting us hard. She has become defiant and outspoken, funny and artistic. She loves to dress up and sing songs into her Hello Kitty microphone. She plays mommy to her baby dolls and wizards, Mario and Luigi, and guns with her brother. Just when I think she couldn’t be any girlier she…

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