December 18, 2011

Oh How...

I've missed thee. This has been my worst blog year and I'm not sure why. Lots of great things happened during the year.

For starters, I completed year one on my job as an Family Community Outreach Coordinator, which was a blessing from above. I had many run-ins with my boss and often considered walking away BUT I didn't and I am prettier glad I didn't. I really do love all of the kids I work with. My goal for the start of the school year was to purposely reach out to the Family part of my title. To date, more families are involved just not as many as I would like.

I spent the summer moving in with the Mr., getting settled in, and enjoying my children. This was the rainiest summer ever. Every time we wanted to go to the beach it was raining or we didn't have gas in the car or money to spend. We made it a few times but not many. On one of the visits, the seagulls owned the beach and I was ready to go right after we settled in. The kids enjoyed themselves.

In September, the Mr finally proposed (after 8 I was surprised and very excited. He did a great job not telling me when it was going to happen which is hard because I'm one of those need to know everything type of females. I'm glad I didn't know. :)

On the crafting front, I have been a busy bee. I have loads of pictures of completed projects and will most likely post some while enjoying Christmas Break (4 days away). I can say I am truly looking forward to spending some time with my family (both sides). Good times ahead.

Looking forward to catching up with all of my blog favs...

Happy Holidays to you all!!!

November 09, 2011


It sure has been a long time since my last post. Now that I am making time for my crafting, I will make time for my very sorry blog. Not to worry, I've been crocheting like a crazy woman. Plenty of pictures to come. :)

I have lots of updates, however I can't do that now...I must fix this layout! Let's see how fast I can do that...

Enjoy your day or night.

Happy Hooking

January 02, 2011


Happy New Year!!!

After all the ups and downs in 2010, I am excited to start 2011. I brought in the year with my children, the Mr and the MIL. It was nothing special, just some tv, conversation, and then the toss to the new year. Z thought she was really special because we gave her sparkling cider in a champagne glass...too cute.

I awoke to the headache from hell...too much partying the night before. Oh well. Then Nana called and guilt tripped us into coming over. Don't get me wrong, I was planning on taking the lil ones over to exchange gifts but I guess I was taking too long. Found out she had cooked all this food and felt really bad. I made up for our slow arrival by gifting her some very special gifts.

Z gave her a handmade stocking (Nana has the one J made her in 2005 on the tree to this day) and a reindeer.

My niece and nephew (really me) gifted her a framed picture. The frame said "Grandchildren...the sunshine of the day." She loved it. The quote is pretty funny seeing that we sing "You Are My Sunshine" to my brother all the time...

I gifted her red velvet cupcakes (only 6, she can't eat more than that...LOL)

The gift from all of us...drum roll to a black-tie dinner and Shirley Ceasar concert. She was overjoyed. Man I love making her smile.

We ate dinner, talked and let Z color, J complain, and then we came home. I forgot to mention that Nana gifted Z a FULL kitchen set (we don't have any space for such things but Z loved it).

Once we arrived home, I began my research on American Girl. I have been looking forward to Z's 5th birthday for a long time and I really want it to be very special. I thought about hosting a tea for her...not enough lil girls around her to have a real tea party. Then there was the party at The Children's Museum (needed to book a month in advance and never did). So after talking to my favorite aunties, who told me about the American Girl store in Natick, MA, I had to do some research.
OMG!!! I LOVE IT!!! This is perfect and I can't wait. I choose the Bitty Baby (after all, she's only turning 5 and would ruin a big doll). Reservations have been made (for 4 at 2 pm). Who knows how else we might celebrate her birthday but this is pretty exciting.

SN...I already bookmarked a bunch of patterns for crochet doll clothes. If you have any, please send my way. Hehehe... :)