Monday, August 24, 2009

Where oh where has the time gone?! We have been back home for a month now and I still can't believe it even when I say it! Being so busy has something to do with it, I'm sure. We took Tim, Jamie & Preston to the airport a week ago today after a two-week stay at our home. Here's a glimpse into those days . . .

Randy, his mother Helen, Tim & Preston, visiting at Granny's

Here's "KY-oh" (aka Kyle) and Preston at the 80 (our precious country getaway).

Tim, Jamie & Preston share a moment at Granny's.

Having a full house seriously limited my free time and thus my crafting opportunities, but sometimes it's just necessary (besides, I gotta get my fix, you know!) -- so I did manage a few fun things.

My nephew turned 18 - oh, I can't believe it! - so I had to make a special card for him. (He's not really my nephew, he's actually he's my cousin's son, but we're really close, he's always been 'nephew' to me.)

And I made a small makeup sized bag as a gift for a very special young lady. You know how some people just warm your heart? So it is with her. We got the most precious thank you note!

And finally, one of joys of summer. I don't recall another year when fresh fruit has been so plentiful and affordable! This was an exercise in patience -- I cleaned and prepared each fruit and froze the individual pieces before adding to the mix. There's pineapple, strawberries, peaches and blueberries. Judging from the way Randy swiped pieces each time he went through, I think I better get started on another batch of this!

Hope you have a blessed day wherever you are!

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Happy Birthday to Brian!

Today is our dear friend Brian's birthday (I won't tell which one!). A friend of mine graced me on Sunday with a peck of fresh picked peaches, so peach pie became Brian's birthday treat from us. Brian (a.k.a. Lumpy) loves pie. Doesn't everyone?!

While we were at Brian & Tammy's I got a photo of Nanabelle. Sweet Nanabelle is Rusty's big brown girlfriend (he cocks his head when you mention those words) and he's been wanting a picture of her forever. I think we may make it into a poster for him.
Of course Nana may romp with Rusty -- but Brian is her first true love!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

The Road Home . . .

I'm sorry I've let more than two weeks of home time slip by without an update post. I've been thinking about it, but after talking to my friend Bev yesterday - she shamed me into it, calling me lazy! Not really, but it sounded good, didn't it?

Now I have to tell you, I was totally unprepared for what I found when I got home. I've told everyone and it's true -- remember the Beverly Hillbillies? Well, our yard looked like the Clampetts' poor cousins live here!

It's actually kind of shameful to show you the 'before' without showing 'after' too (I promise it's cleaned up now), but this is just part of what has occupied my time since we came home.

We've also had houseguests. Tim, Jamie & Preston arrived last weekend. They are making their rounds, staying with friends and relatives. They are here for two weeks now, then will return again in November for another four week stay.

Here's the three generations of Edwards guys. Preston has his mama's eyes, but that mouth is most definitely Edwards! He's a year and a half and quite a cracker jack. He speaks very clearly, has PaPa down pat. And I love the way he calls Kyle "KY-oh". Remembers everything! Wish I could learn so much so quickly!

And finally, I squeezed in just a teeny tiny bit of sewing. Here's some tank tops for a bachelorette party.

Gotta run for now, today I'm going wedding dress shopping with Ashley -- what fun!