Sunday, December 26, 2010

Merry Christmas

Riley say's "merry christmas"

Did our usual Christmas Eve at mom and dad's house. Ty, Keith and Sandra were not there for dinner (pizza's) but came later. We had a nice visit with everyone-had a few good laughs-sadly at Suzanne's expense. Sandra said to Keith, "honey try this, your sister made it" "Which one?" he asked. "Suzy...but it's GOOD!" have to know her history w/cooking (and the skunks) to understand why we laughed so hard. Wish i had thought to take a picture of everyone-we never
think of that when we are all together-until the time has passed.
Ty, Nathan, Travis
Keith and Sandra

here was the hit of the night.
Addison got a "babysitter barbie" it came with barbie, child and potty. (complete with toilet paper) i kid you not. She sits, then you see the "mess" then flushes (complete with sound) and
potty flips inside to reveal clean water again....(addison is fighting potty training w/a vengeance)

maybe this will help!

Saturday, December 11, 2010

More from St Louis

Although it was a sad trip, it's always good to see family. We even had a few laughs~
Keith took a call when we were at Colleen and Eric's. We all noticed his pose through the window-that's when the cameras came out. Sam went out to strike a pose behind him, but only
got one in before he started laughing.
Here is Mike with Molly-the newest family member.

Grandpa and me on Thanksgiving Day-he flew down to spend a
few days with us-very nice to have him here with us.

Thursday, December 02, 2010


Here we are again-in St Louis. It's a sad visit just as it was in august. This time we're here
for the funeral of my cousin, Doug. His passing was sudden and so unexpected-two of our families burying their sons too soon. It's cold here today-it was 25 last night when we got in.
I'm at my aunt Linda's-where the trees are bare and you can see the river below and for miles around. Saw a woodpecker up close this morning and a cardinal-the red sticks out when there is no green. We head to the funeral home this afternoon to visit with family and friends and say our final good-byes in the morning. I'll post more when i'm back in Texas~
Rest in Peace Doug, we'll miss you~

Monday, November 22, 2010

What Have I Been up To?

Little bit of everything it feels like. I did manage to send a box of "goodies" to Missouri. These pieces will be for sale in Hermann-at The Gold Rhino antique store. These pictures show them in their almost finished state.
We celebrated Addison's 3rd birthday this week end. Patrick took these pictures for me-good job Pat~

Last wkend i met Mary and Donna at the Cattle Barn in ft worth and looked around for bargains. I came home with all these keys for a good deal~now to come up with some jewelry or art ideas to put them to use!

And finally, still trying to find Maverick a home! This lovable guy needs a forever home! He's now housetrained too~and very affectionate. Loves trips to the dog park~

Friday, November 12, 2010

The Alice in Wonderland Book Project

Our books are now done and sunday was the tea to celebrate the ending~to see the finished books, crowns and ATC's. Of course there was food and drink as Mary had tea catered for us! What a nice touch! This is Mary-our hostess, in her crown. We were all given a base to design our own crown.
Below is the table-set and ready to go~

Here is the group, anne, april, donna j, melody and donna g
and mary is in the picture above!

Here is the food:sandwiches, scones, clotted cream, strawberries dipped in white/milk chocolate, lemon tarts, brownie bites...and the list goes on-all served with hot tea and ice water. It was delicious!

Here is a picture of my crown and the other 3 that were there: Me, April, Donna and Mary.

I came with the white gloves ready to attend the party in style. Needless to say, the gloves came
off-they really aren't conducive to eating when you aren't used to them-and i haven't worn any since i was about 5.
Finally a sampling of the artwork done in the books-each book was a different size so each page is uniquely done to fit each book.

Monday, November 01, 2010

7 Gypsies Giveaway

If you go here you can see the goodies that 7 gypsies are giving away for this holiday season.
stamps, paper tape and ATC kit-all sure to get you in the mood for Christmas!

Sunday, October 31, 2010

World Series

This is what you see driving up to the Ballpark...

These flags are all over the streets near the ballpark.
And here we have the proof:Rangers are in the World Series...
still surreal~ Antler Up!

Saturday, October 23, 2010


Rangers won the pennant last night-beating the Yankee's 6-1!
NEVER did we think the words, "the Rangers are going to the World Series" would come from our mouths! We were lucky in 1996 to be at the game when they clinched the division and got to go to the one game here-but were beaten by the Yankee's that yr-they lost, but it was still exciting that they got to the play-offs at all. THIS is surreal. What a great feeling...