Tuesday, December 11, 2007

HMR Christmas concert with the fourth grade chorus...

This past week Julia participated in the winter concert at her school. Here are my favorite pictures.
Julia is standing on the left side of the stage, in the second row, she is the fourth person in the row.

I do not remember the name of the song but she was waving a red scarf in this one.
This is Jayne enjoying a very large cup of warm chocolate after meeting and greeting Santa will post more on that tomorrow along with her concert photos.

Have a good day.

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

More decorations.....

This is the big window in the living room. I decided to add the lights last night. it looks so pretty.
here is our upstairs tree. Jayne and I decorated it while the two big kids were doing homework. she is an expert at putting lights up. We have a new tree stand this year it is awesome. it is cast iron all one piece. I still have a littlt christmas village to put up. will post again friday.
Yeah my cards are going in the mail on friday or saturday. What a relief that will be.

Have a good one.

Sunday, December 2, 2007

a busy weekend


Hi, I'm the angle like Julia. I knitted this "creation" that my friend in knitting class told me about. It's called a Chapstick cozy.

Instructions to make a chapstick cozy

1. cast on 40 stitches
2. knit/perl for 5 rows
3. bind/cast off all
4. plan what you want it to look like
5. sew around the chapstick cozy (the edges)
6. DECORATE !!!!

Thanks Julia for the craft editorial! That was wonderful.

Today we actually had 2 inches of snow. It was also the day we went to get the real tree.
This is the family room tree, it is artificial. Jayne is so excited this year. She has been involved in every step of the way.
this is the mantle so far. only one stocking is hanging so far.
Here we are at the tree farm, it really is a local nursery.

The tree will be strung with lights and decorated later to night when the old elf can do it by her self!!!

Have a good one.

Thursday, November 29, 2007


James recently attended a friends 13th birthday. He had a really good time and he picked out the clothes.
This is a picture of Thanksgiving! I love the pattern the butter makes!!
This is may Holiday display for the scrapbook store.
Have a good weekend.

Sunday, November 18, 2007

It is November!!!!

Ali posted awesome button trees on her blog last week. Here is our attempt this weekend at crafting with 500 pins and a lot of buttons.
This is julia working on her ball ornament. She named the yellow creation "banana ball".

Jayne was very serious with her tree. She said at one point " I just can not get it straight." She was very upset by this. I on the other hand was very excited as the pink buttons gently cascade down the tree.
I can not believe that the holidays are just around the corner.

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Older kids Halloween...

Yes Mom this is SD, he really did do the look with the eye liner and added in the chains.
Just love this one with all the green and then the blacks and red.
Julia really wanted to be a pirate this year. She looked very cute.
Her parade was awesome, the weather was beautiful and the costumes were scary and bright.

what a good night.

Preschool Parade.

Jayne's preschool class paraded in the courtyard this morning and then sang the most Halloween songs that I have every heard. Sooo cute.
She looks so dreamy in this picture. Can not wait to see the older kids parade later today.

Hope your day is going well.

Happy Halloween!!

The kids carved their pumpkins this weekend with Nana. They came out really cute. These fuzzy pictures do not to them justice. AARRRGGGHHHH!!!!
Have a Happy and Safe Halloween.

Friday, October 26, 2007

Rainy friday scrappin

Finally had the chance to do the back to school pages and the last trip to mom's house. Pictures not soo good. Pages very quick and simple.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

The Last Goodnight -

New favorite song. Good for scrapping!

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Last weekend

Old friends came to spent the weekend last week. Annie and I went to Plattsburgh State together. She introduced David and I 18 years ago OH MY GOSH!!!! That is a long time when it is said out loud. We spent last saturday in NYC walking , walking and Oh yeah walking!! Here are some of the highlights....

Watching the kids balance on the subway was awesome, they do not even have to hold on!!

Here are david and James on the train

This reminded me of Clinton Correctional Facility.
TJ, Brianna, Julia, James and Jayne got along so well. What good kids. and good sports.
David is always willing to pose for a photo.

Hope you all have a good weekend. Working on a design team project hope to post the outcome tomorrow. Goodnight.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

weekend scrapping

Had some time over the weekend to scrap.

Have a good week.

Monday, September 24, 2007

Weekend getaway....

The kids and I made the trip up home to Mom and Dad's this weekend. It was Cole's Birthday Party and we were able to see Grandma. There were some definite signs of Fall.

Here are a few of my favorite shots from the weekend.
On the go with Papa and the quad.
Madison and Jayne checking out a caterpillar.
This is the door of the little cabin and Madison.
Julia getting some much needed down time with Nana.
The whole crew at Grandma's in front of the old cabin.
This is Larry's garden or rather the end of Larry's garden.
Here is the birthday boy Cole.

Julia and Madison enjoyed playing Hyper Dash in the front yard.
This is Jayne sitting on a large rock in my Grandmothers back yard.

Jayne, Dandy and Grandma, aka GG.
This is a nice picture of my Grandma's smile and that is Dandy.
A corn stock shadow.
Happy Birthday Cole Edward!!!!

Have a good one everyone.