Saturday, November 29, 2014

B's knee: update

For the first few weeks after Brendan's surgery, I felt so overwhelmed, with caring for him full-time, and then having a houseful of sick people on top of that.  But since everyone's well now, and Brendan's recovery is coming along beautifully, I  feel like I can breathe a not-borrowed breath.  And give you a quick update.


Plus, Brendan wanted me to share his progress photos with you.  (I also promised to be real here, so. . . .)

Friday, November 28, 2014

Peace, pie, and preparations

I hope you all had a wonderful, safe, and sane Thanksgiving yesterday!  We spent the day baking, cooking, eating, napping, and laughing.  Perfectly peaceful!

my "peace."  I love these wild monkeys....

paper plates.... classy!

Monday, November 24, 2014

Felt bird ornament tutorial, 6 ways


I've had a soft spot in my heart for red birds ever since my oldest daughters were babies.  Every year, their Big Pawpaw would hide a tiny cardinal ornament in his Christmas tree for them to find.  The girls thought this very serious business, as they crept silently around the tree, intent on finding that red bird.  Sometimes they found it immediately, and sometimes it took a while, but I'll never forget the expressions on their precious faces.  So sweet. . . .

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

My superheroes, and a winner!

So, I'm a little late posting about Halloween.  It was two days after Halloween that the Bad Sick sent us all into a tailspin. . .  remember:  survival mode.

Anyway, the kids had all planned to dress up as superheroes.  At the last minute, the teen girls all changed their minds.  Whatever.

not superheroes.

I'll just talk about the boys. . . .

Spider Man, Captain America and Iron Patriot, with Super Monster 
in the foreground, showing off his intense super-powers.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Gratefully surviving, and a GIVEAWAY!

~~~ The giveaway is now over.~~~

I'm sorry I've been absent here lately.  We've been in survival mode for the past few weeks.  About a week after Brendan returned home from the hospital, every single kid, and that includes the husband, was sick.  Bad Sick. Baby Henry had the Bad Sick plus ear infections, and is now on week 3 / round 2 of antibiotics to try to clear them up.  I think (and hope and pray) that everyone is now on the mend.  And for that, I'm so grateful.

Speaking of gratitude. . . .


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