Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Sunday, August 28, 2011

Wedding day!!

Yesterday was my sons wedding. They had the wedding outside at a park and the weather was beautiful. Not too hot and just a slight breeeze. Although, I did manage to get a sunburn on my chest. But my dress was pretty low cut. Those areas haven't seen the sun in years! This picture is me, my son Nick, my mom, my grandma and my other son the groom and his bride.
We took alot of pictures before the wedding. Then we had a two hour break. I came home and put my camera on the charger so it would have fresh battery for the whole night and went to the wedding with it still on the charger!!! I was so upset!  But, my sons step mother took about 600 pictures and she said she will give me a disk with them all. And, the good thing is, she took alot with me in them that I wouldn't have had from my camera! My husband is not in these because he was home roasting the hog for the reception meal. It was very good. Poor guy stayed up all night cooking it.
This is what a 200lb hog looks like on the cooker! Looks disgusting but tasted god!

The bride and grooms first dance. That is when I started to tear up!
Then the grom and his mother. That is where I really lost it. The song was peerfect. I don't remember the name of it but it was all about a mother and son and him growing up. I was a blubbering mess! My son even cried. Which, then made it worse for me to try to hold it together!!
One last picture of the newly weds!

I wish rthem all the best that life has to offer and I am impatiently waiting for grandkids! Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Box for cards- wedding reception

This is the box I made for cards at my sons wedding reception on Saturday. I like it. I think it turned out very nice even though I couldn't find the paper I wanted. Don't you just hate when you can picture it in your head but can't find it anywhere?

Here are some close ups of the details

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Where did these come from??

This evening, my husband spotted these in our backyard.

We have no idea where they came from. They just popped up in the last few days. They weren't there the other night. We have lived here 13 years and never had these before. WEIRD!! But pretty!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Duct tape

I have seen alot of cute things crafted using colored duct tape. So, I was at Staples Friday morning and I saw SHEETS of duct tape! How cool is that? Makes it easier than trying to line strips up perfectly. They were kinda pricey, I thought. $1.99 for one sheet that is about 8x8. I am not positive on the size. Just guesstimating! I think I might buy some to play with tho.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

I am back! I think!

Wow! It has been a long time since I posted!! I have still been crafting. Right now I am working on cook books for my kids for Christmas. Last year, I made them all a dessert recipe cookbook. This year I decided to do other recipes. I got some cute stamps and pretty paper and ink and I am about 1/2 way done. It takes a long time when you have 6 kids!! Plus I am making one for me so thats 7 in all! Here is a picture of the cover of mine to give you an idea. Remember- It is not done yet!!
I used the DCWV Tattered Time Stack. I love those papers. I need to go buy a couple more so I don't run out anytime soon. Anyway, I am making them all different to match their personalities or kitchen decor.
This week is our "birthday hell week" We have a birthday on the 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th!! I need to get busy and make some cards!! We are having a group party on Saturday. Their ages are , respectively, 27, 23, 8 and 28. I am just making one big cake for them all! It will be our family gathering for August. Should be fun to have all the kids and spouses and grandkids. Hopefully this horrible heat will cool down a little!!
My daughter moved last week so I was busy with the grandkids for a couple of days. Ages 3 and 1 1/2. Wow! Alot of work! I am so glad I don't have little ones full time anymore!!
Wel, that is enough of my rambling for today. Hopefully I will be back tomorrow with some birthday cards!!