Sunday, November 29, 2009

Made Another Jewelry Set Today:

I've been contemplating whether or not to try and start selling some of the jewelry. Do you guys think anyone would buy them? I could do a necklace, bracelet and earrings for $25-$30? Sound reasonable? Well anyway, here's my newest creation. It's actually pink but for some reason the coloration looks strange on film.

Saturday, November 28, 2009


I had a great day yesterday. Got up a little earlier than originally planned, but it was okay. The boys took off on their bike trip across Florida. I headed over to my parents' and hung out with my family, watching several episodes of Hell's Kitchen, then Renee and I took her dog and our two for a walk around the neighborhood. Then we decided to run to JCPenny and the bead store in Searstown so I could get some more beads for my jewelry making, but it was closed. So then we decided to head to Waterford to Joanne's. We decided to try and find the boys since they were on the way, and sneak attack them with pictures of them. Oddly enough, right when we got to Waterford area, they called us and said they were done. They were wind/sun burned, and they're bodies were sore. They'd already got 50 miles. So we told them to call us when they were ready for us to pick them up, and we went to Joanne's. I didn't really get any beads (although there's a new bead/scrapbook store on the other side of Waterford that I want to check out one of these days) but I did get a bunch of the findings for them, all at 40% off. :) Then the boys called again and we picked them up and went to Chili's for dinner, which was delicious. Then home again, dropped off Douglas at his house, and Renee came over and helped me set up the Christmas tree, which looks beautiful. Then David started a fire, and Naner and I sat by Christmas tree and the fire and watched The Family Stone. All in all, it was a great day. :)

So I'm almost done with Christmas/Birthday presents for my family. Mom and Renee are taken care of. Just gotta grab Nick's, Dad's, and Doug's. Then a couple of cards and a few 4x6s. :) Yay! It's getting so much closer. I'm very excited! Hoping for giftcards myself. Lowe's, Home Depot, and Joanne's. lol. I feel either very childish or old saying I want Joanne's giftcards. But it is what it is. :) I love Christmas and the holidays! It's my favorite time of year.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Thaksgiving Part 2:

Today was a great day. I'm a little tired, but it was very much worth it. I woke up at 8am to make a breakfast casserole for my family. David stayed asleep because we didn't get to bed until 4am. I headed to my parents' and had breakfast and tea with my family. Then I came back home to start on mom's sweet potato casserole and the mashed potatoes for the Pocock family. After all of that, I took a quick shower, got dressed, and David and I headed to his parents' for our first Thanksgiving dinner. It was really nice. It was the first time in 4 years I think that we had time to stay and talk. We were there for about two hours. It was nice because Bruce Robert came into town, and we got to spend time with David's aunt and uncle, and Mike's mom and dad, Robert, and Marj and Bruce. The food was good, but the company was better. :) At about 2:30pm we headed back home to pick up the pie, casserole and ham. Then off to my grandma's we went. We had a ton of family, and a family friend that we haven't seen in over a year. It was my parents and siblings, three sets of aunts and uncles, three more uncles, grandma, the family friend, and a cousin. After all of the food and company over there, David, Douglas and I came back home. I started on the painting of the kitchen again and actually got pretty far. It's really coming along nicely. I'll post pictures of the before/during/after process later.

Also, I've got two pix of the beautiful lilies my babe got me for our anniversary. :) They're beautiful and sitting in the middle of our dining room table.

I also started doing some more jewelry tonight while the boys were playing video games. There are pix of those here too.

Thursday, November 26, 2009


As with each year passing, I have a lot to be grateful and thankful for...

I have an amazing, loving, beautiful husband.
I have two adorable, loving, happy pups.
I have a house to keep me warm and safe.
I have a car to get me to the places I need to be.
I have a great set of parents who share their love and support with me.
I have the best sister in the whole world who also happens to be my best friend.
I have two great brothers who I am becoming closer with every day.
I have a the great education due to the love and funds of a great family.
I have food to survive.
I have 5 adorable nieces and nephews.
I have a select few of amazing friends who've been with me for 10+ years.
I have a bunch of material things that I don't need, but am grateful for.
I have a great mother and father in law who have loved us and supported us the whole way.
I have my health.

and so many other wonderful things. Thank you so much to all of you who have helped to enrich my life with your love and support!

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Getting There...

Yay. The pie is baking, and then off to refrigerate. And it's done. :) One less thing to worry about. Then tomorrow morning I've gotta get up at 8am, and make a breakfast casserole for my family. Then back home to make the mashed potatoes and get the sweet potato casserole going in the crock pot. Almost done! Yay! My feet are killing me though. Oh, but my kitchen is looking nice again. :)

Getting There...

Yay. The pie is baking, and then off to refrigerate. And it's done. :) One less thing to worry about. Then tomorrow morning I've gotta get up at 8am, and make a breakfast casserole for my family. Then back home to make the mashed potatoes and get the sweet potato casserole going in the crock pot. Almost done! Yay! My feet are killing me though. Oh, but my kitchen is looking nice again. :)

Stuff To Do:

I start painting my kitchen today, but it is a far cry from being finished. It looks pretty bad right now actually, but I'm hoping to get a decent bit of it done before the night is over. Tonight I've got to make the pie for my parents', then I've got to get up early tomorrow to make the mashed potatoes and sweet potato casserole.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

3 Years and Counting.

Today we have been married for three years. We've had our ups and we've had a few downs in our relationship, but I could not be more happy with him. This past year especially has brought us so much closer, and we are just completely in love. I am so grateful to have such a loving, beautiful, talented husband! And I look forward to spending the rest of our lives together. :) Here are a few pics of us 3 years ago, and the last is one of us now. Happy Anniversary Baby! I love you!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Pictures of Production!

So I figured I'd share a few pix since I know that my mom and sister don't read this journal currently anyway. In fact, I'm not sure they even know the link. I should give it to them. But after the holidays. :) Anyway, this is what I've been up today. The first is a necklace for my mom for Christmas. The second is a bracelet for my sister's birthday. The third is a photo of David and I for my mom. And the last is a necklace for my sister for Christmas.


Today I dropped off my prescription, canceled my gym membership, picked up a ham for Thanksgiving, got my sister's Christmas present made, and one for my mom, got the stuff to finish my sister's birthday present, picked up a pine scented candle and some christmas coasters, a cute box to hold all of my crafty things, and a cute pair of pajamas. :) Yay! All in all I'd say it's a better day.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Update 11.22.09

So things are getting a little bit better I guess, but I'm still very tired. Naner is still asleep, and Nick is up watching TV. David's still asleep too. Maybe I'll crash on the couch and go back to sleep out here so Nick doesn't have to be out here alone. Not entirely sure what the plan is for today, but Naner and I have to get some stuff done for our cousin's birthday tomorrow.

Friday, November 20, 2009

What A Night...

We all had a pretty bad night. I don't want to get into details right now, but sleep is I guess going to be something of the past. Right now checking internet stuff and watching cartoons with Nick. We both just want to sleep, but just can't. So we're keeping each other company until we can. And I should probably eat something to make this headache go away.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Things I Want For This House:

So, I've been doing chores today and cleaning up, and asked myself, what things do I want for this house that would make it more into our dream house? So I decided I'd make a list, so that I have something to look at and remind me of the things that I want to work to achieve for.

*Crown Molding for the Master Bedroom
*Paint for the Living Room
*Paint for the Hall/Foyer
*Paint for Guest Bathroom
*Wood Paneling for the Living Room Floor
*New Counter Top for Kitchen
*Privacy Fencing
*Light Fixture for Foyer
*Ceiling Fans for Bedrooms
*Mini Blinds for Living Room and Office
*Plants for Front Garden
*Patio Furniture
*French Doors for Dining Room
*Plumbing for Master Bathroom Bathtub

If we had all of these things, our house would be perfect. I love our house, don't get me wrong, but I feel like it needs a little bit more of us in it. And with painting the office and the master bedroom, it's just really made all the difference. And it feels like we're actually home. I want the whole house to feel like home, but it needs a few small changes. The crown molding, french doors and flooring for the living room is what I want the most right now, but I think that paint and blinds are more within our reach. I need to find a job so I can start on some of these. It just makes me happy working on the house and seeing how great it looks afterwards.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Had a great lunch with David's parents yesterday for his birthday. Then a nice trip to Big Lots! Then home again to relax before heading to my parents' for dinner and cake. :) Today I've been doing nothing but homework. Had a 1000 words paper to write, and another 3 page paper. Will be very happy when it's all over. 3 more weeks of this nonsense.