Friday, September 25, 2009

Table Dancer

this one's for you, sissy!

Don't Give Him

a fudgesicle!
bub thought he was being a good brother, guess who had to clean up the mess!

smearing it everywhere!

including the hair!

boy was he happy!
i don't think he actually ate any of it.

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

What do you do

when your thermometer reads this???

it's too hot to run the 'ol gammill so i've moved my good 'ol bernina into the kitchen
(where there's air conditioning)
and decided to catch up on my joseph smith block of the month quilt.
there's nothing worse than being behind when your the teacher!!!

i tackled the dreaded stars! i like how they turned out, i only cut off a few points :)
and who says log cabin blocks are easy? ummm, not me.
make sure you are sewing with a "scant" 1/4 inch. i'm just sayin'

even my darling kitty is hot!
she's found refuge in front of the air conditioner.

i sure am looking forward to fall weather!!!

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Saturday, September 19, 2009

Our Bunny Hill

block of the month group meets today.

and i couldn't resist making these ladybug cupcakes.
what a perfect fit for this month's block
(actually last month's...we are a block behind)

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Thursday, September 17, 2009

I Can't Wait

for the weather to cool down so that i can get my halloween decorations out.
with 90* plus weather, fall is not yet in the air.

come october 1st, no matter the weather, i'm decorating and in the mean time, i'll find inspiration through pictures like these and get some new ideas, thanks to martha.


(i've got to make these...if you'd like to also, click here)

p.s.  can i just say that i really don't like the new color choices that blogger gives us.

Monday, September 14, 2009

I'm Feeling

a bit droopy lately...
please bare with me as i lift myself from whatever it is that's weighing me down.
i'm sure now that the temp has dropped and fall approaches, i'll get back to my normal self.
thanks for hangin' in there...

Saturday, September 12, 2009


bub made the football team at his middle school

he has informed me that NO ONE is allowed to come to his games.
he does not want ANYONE cheering, holding signs, taking pictures, etc...
and he's SERIOUS!

as you could tell, he wasn't very happy to see me taking pictures through the fence!
i was BUSTED!!!

so, if you ever think to yourself, hmmm...
i thought julie had an older son, why doesn't she ever post about him???
look at the above picture (go ahead, i'll wait for you to enlarge it)...
see that face!
that's what happens when i try to photograph him, ugh!!!
teenage boys!!!
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Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Happy Birthday Puter!!!

(an emotional me will attempt to get through this post...)

Holy Cow, I simply can not believe that you are 20 years old!
I swear that I'm only 30, so that's simply not possible!!!
Thank the GOOD Lord above for great jeans! (the biological kind)

i knew when i was pregnant with you that life would definetly have it's challenges,
i also knew that you were my angel and we'd make it through and with a lot of love and grace,
we did!
you brought meaning and purpose to my life.
as a beautiful child you brought joy to so many of us and today,
as a beautiful woman you continue to do the same.
you were fabulous then and your fabulous now.
i am proud of you and your strength. i have no doubt that you will accomplish your goals.

this is going to be a great year for you,
enjoy it, live it, love it and embrace it.
happy, happy birthday!
with so much love,
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Monday, September 07, 2009

Happy Labor Day!!!

here are a few interesting facts about labor day. 

10,000 workers took an unpaid holiday to march in the first Labor Day parade.

Labor Day was founded when many in America worked 16-hour days in harsh work environments.

“No white after Labor Day” was the old-fashioned style rule. Today’s fashion rules now shy away from this outdated policy.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics says that as of May 2009, there were over 155 million people, age 16 and older, in the U.S. labor force.

Labor Day celebrations have shifted from parades and demonstrations to speeches and picnics.

Labor Day in now celebrated, not only in the United States, but also in Canada and other industrialized nations.

The American labor force today is a far cry for where it began in the 1800s. Although an eight hour work day and a minimum wage may seem standard today, this was not so when Labor Day was first celebrated.

In 1938, Congress passed the Fair Labor Standards Act making the minimum wage $0.25 an hour and a maximum of 44 hours in a workweek. The Act has been revised multiple times, eventually raising the minimum wage and cutting down workweeks.

In 1962, the Work Hours Act provided time and a half pay for days worked over eight hours or weeks worked over 40 hours.

It is the hope of many that america's currently unemployed workers will once again find employment in this tough economic environment.
a working america is a strong america.
teach the children to work hard and to find pride in their work and great things will come from it!

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Looking for Inspiration?

well. look no further.
i found a great site with fabulous ideas. Enjoy!

Saturday, September 05, 2009

The Quilt Sampler

magazine is in stores and i LOVE it!!!
i have every single one dating back 10 years at least. they are chock full of inspiration.
one of my most FaVorItE quilt shops ever is featured and on the cover!
i must say, sheryl and linda's quilt is my favorite and i can't wait to add it to the many un-finished projects. (i'm keeping it real) although, i really, really like this one so who knows, maybe i'll actually get it done.
if you, too, would like to make this wonderful thing go on over to the shops blog and order the kit.
(photos taken from temecula quilt shops blog...go visit)

Friday, September 04, 2009

Who Needs Tools

when you have prayer!
yesterday our kitchen sink backed up. i HATE it when that happens!
bob went to his truck, got the tools he needed to make the tools he needed (he's mac gvyer)
after some time and no results he called bub to go outside.
(i should tell you that the kids were impatiently  patiently waiting to go to nana's pool this whole time and it was looking like their plans were going to fall through)
as bub went outside, i noticed that the water began draining and called to him and bob that it was fixed!!!
the little princess replied, "that's because i said a prayer.  we don't need daddy's tools. all we needed to do was pray."
we smiled.  smart girl with a strong testimony, the joys in life!
now...if she could've done something about the spa, bub would've been happier!