Friday, June 25, 2010
Thursday, June 24, 2010
How did this happen?
Where did the time go?
She's made friends that have made a difference in her life and shaped her into a forgiving and caring friend.
She's made mistakes and learned from them.
I wanted to thank her teacher's in a personal way as they have touched Pumpkin in a personal way on her road to becoming who she is.
They have families they love and enjoy family time with. Just as we do in our home.
So what better thing for them to share with their families than
Layer a large jar (I used a pickle one)
With all sorts of YUMMY sundae toppings...
Our list included peanuts, M&M's, chocolate caramel balls (Rolo's), mini coloured marshmallows, gummie bears and worms, butterscotch chips, sprinkles, toffee bits (Skor bits), mini oreos/cookies, etc....
I made my favourite homemade hot fudge sauce and gourmet peanut butter sauce.
Used scrapbooking papers and some clipart to decorate the jars...don't forget the Mod Podge!
All they have to do is dump the toppings in a bowl and add a spoon for easy sprinkling,
warm up some sundae sauces,
add some ice cream, whipped cream and a cherry and they're set!
I think these gifts were a hit!
Goodbye Senior Kindergarten--
Saturday, June 19, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
So much has been happening in our little family and extended family--sometimes I don't know whether to laugh or cry.
Your passing away has saved you the heartache you would be feeling right now surrounding these events--and for that, I am thankful. It is a blessing that everything was good and in its right place when you left this earth.
However, it seems that nothing has been right in me since you have left.
Will it always be this hard?
I'm having baby number 3 and you won't see it.
You won't hold it.
I remember when pumpkin was born and you held her for so long.
You cried when you saw her.
She looked like you.
She was a part of you and your story.
She still loves you and talks about you.
She tells bubby about you.
The other day we were going to the store and bubby didn't want to use the bathroom.
and pumpkin said to him
" you won't remember this, but Papa always said to use the bathroom before leave the house."
well. He did.
Not because mommy said so...
but because the Papa he didn't really know, had said it to his big sissy.
These are the little things that make me cry.
Oh well, life does go on.
And you're still a part of ours.
Friday, June 11, 2010
passed up a chance to find this fabric for $3 a metre!
(for those that don't know--Fabricland is the Canadian equivalent to JoAnn's fabrics but not quite as good--but it's growing on me!)
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Monday, June 7, 2010
In the mail.
why the late blocks from a girl who's turnaround record has been pretty good?
well when I received the fabrics and directions, I froze.
let's remember I'm 34 weeks pregnant.
I have baby brain, people!
so then I didn't have the right fabric in my stash.
so I had to go to the store.
the fabric store 25 minutes away.
It's normally a joy...
"surely I must have something here..."
to finishing the block.
note to self:
I decided to let it lag no longer.
and a broken seam ripper later
two blocks finished.
Wednesday, June 2, 2010
She is a pastor and church humour runs high in her circles
(along with many other types of humour, eh mom?)
My mom is a particularly "punny",
oh, I mean funny, person herself.
here's her latest email:
4 Worms Church Sermon!
For those of you who missed church on Sunday, here is a recap!
Four worms and a lesson to be learned!!!!
A minister decided that a visual demonstration would add emphasis to
his Sunday sermon.
Four worms were placed into four separate jars.
The first worm was put into a container of alcohol.
The second worm was put into a container of cigarette smoke.
The third worm was put into a container of chocolate syrup.
The fourth worm was put into a container of good clean soil.
At the conclusion of the sermon, the Minister reported the following
The first worm in alcohol- Dead
The second worm in cigarette smoke - Dead
Third worm in chocolate syrup - Dead
Fourth worm in good clean soil - Alive.
So the Minister asked the congregation -
What did you learn from this demonstration???
'As long as you drink, smoke and eat chocolate, you won't have worms!'
That pretty much ended the service
Lastly, let me leave you with this pic of my yummy new stash!
Anna Maria Horner's Garden Party!
Heather and I couldn't resist (it wasn't hard to talk her into it!), so we went in on an order together and this is what resulted!
that's 6 yards of fabulous colour!
(the top one I have had for a bit but it matches so well)
Can't wait to cut into it!