Thursday, December 29, 2011

Nicky's 3rd Birthday

 On Dec. 27th Nicholas turned 3 years old

I made his cupcakes

His party was Star Wars themed. I got the light-sabers on

Darth Vader (aka Daddy) made an appearance. Even though Nicky said Daddy he still didn't want his picture with Vader. So Allyssa did.

He had a really good time and enjoyed his party. His brother helped with a little cake on the nose.

I love this little guy. He is just so precious

He loved his cupcakes! lol

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Nicky's Photo Shoot

This week I have been working on photo shoots for Nicky. Rosemary (his mama) wants Christmas cards made. These are the best two. My favorite is the top one. And wouldn't you know it, it was the last picture I took.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Lazy Day watching Cat Ballou

Well I should be out shopping for Christmas but no I had a lazy day in my PJ's. After watching the little man (Nicky) for three days I needed a rest. So I watched Cat Ballou and had a glass of wine. Cat Ballou is a favorite old movie of mine. I don't remember the first time I saw it but I think I fell in "kid love" with the character Clay. The only think that would make today better would be if my sisters where watching it with me!


Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Book Review and Prayer for my Mom

I just finished reading "V is for Vengeance". I loved this book. It makes my list of one of Sue Grafton's best. So if you are looking for a good book this is the one to choose!

On to more serious matters, my Mom found out today she has breast cancer. A lump was found last month in her routine mammogram exam. She had biopsy last Tuesday. Today she got the results it is cancer, it's real small about 4mm. She has a chose of having a lumpectomy or mastectomy. With chemo or radiations depending if its in her lymph nodes. I am asking prayer for her at this time and also for my dad since he is not in the best of health.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

I've always have been fascinated by Bonnie & Clyde. My friend Theresa's husband got me this postcard while in Laughlin. Top car is Bonnie & Clyde's.The bottom one was Al Capone's then later restored by Dutch Schultz.

They are on display at Whiskey Pete's hotel & Casino in Primm NV. If you want to go see them call first because one visit I made they we closed. Someday I hope to see them. 1-800-386-7867

Wednesday, November 16, 2011


I made these little acorns for my book club tomorrow night. The book we read had a grove of trees so I thought these would fit right it with the book.
I made a much smaller amount than recipe. I didn't need a bunch left over that I had to eat. lol

Melt 1/2 bag of Mini-Chips (5 second interval in the microwave, stirring really good
Dip the flat end of the Hershey's Kiss into melted chocolate and top the bite-size NutterButter
Dip the flat end of a Mini-Chip into the melted chocolate and stick to the NutterButter
* I wish I could remember whose blog I got this recipe from, I would give her credit.

Monday, November 14, 2011

"A" for Allyssa

Here is a little craft project I did for Allyssa. I had made a pink one for Angelica (forgot to take picture), so Allyssa wanted one too.

I got the A at Michael's for about $3.  I used orange paint since that is her favorite color.

I gave it 3 coats of paint

Then I gave her some different choices

She picked the gems (top picture). But you could really customize these to anyone likes. They are so easy to make even kids could make them. Michael's sells all kinds of little pre-painted pieces. Even for boys you could use cars, trucks or animals.  The whole project cost very little.

Thursday, October 27, 2011

More painted pumpkins

We tried to do a sports themed pumpkin for Nicky but unfortunately the rubber stamps I have do not work so well on a round surface. 

So he painted his pumpkin with metallic washable paint. His Mama & Daddy were so proud of him.

The extra pumpkin we had, we just added some spider stickers to it!

I am linking to diyshowoff for Fall/Autumn projects

Sunday, October 23, 2011


This is something I would never ever do! I hate scorpions!

I got strung by a scorpion about 6 years ago & my thumb was numb for two months. I used to get a lot in my home. Duh I live in the desert (their home). But when my brothers-in-laws put in my laminate floors they also replaced the strips at the bottom of my doors. NO more scorpions in my house. Which makes a very happy me!

Monday, October 17, 2011

It's looking like a sunflower day.....

Yesterday was my mother-in-law, Donavee's birthday. I had her & my sons over for dinner. What does she show up with .... sunflowers for me! I told her it's her birthday not mine. She is so sweet. I'm not with her son but she is still my mother-in-law and like a second mom to me. We had a great time & a great dinner. My son Jeremy grilled our steaks to perfection!

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Painting Pumpkins

The kids were out for fall break last week. So the girls & Nicky had a  craft day.

Angelica working on her pumpkin.

Nicky cutting Walmart ads out. He was loving this. Good thing this is a skill needed for kindergarten. He's got a couple years to prefect it.

 Angelica's Monsters Inc. 

Allyssa's ladybug. Nicky wanted to pose with her's, silly boy. I'm not sure why the pose???

Monday, October 3, 2011

My parents 60th Anniversary

I was in Farmington N.M to celebrate my parents 60th wedding anniversary. They looked so great. I was able to stay a week and I enjoyed every minute of it. Dad's health is declining & I want to spend as much time with him as I can.
We went to St Clair's to celebrate with family & friends

These are the cupcakes my sisters and me made for the party. We had so much fun decorating them. This is just one batch. We made way to much!

This photo was taken in the yard. This is where my dad is the happiest. I am so sorry he has to do dialysis three days a week that leaves him so tried he can't do much any more. I wish I could be there with him all the time to help out.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Nicholas's Show and Tell

Nicky wanted to do show & tell with his toys since it has been so long. And I have a new camera now. I hated being with out a camera.

He was so serious about showing his cars I couldn't get him to smile.

Here is the racetrack he races his cars on. He loves to play with this.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Reflections ~

You would have been 50 today! I can't believe you have been gone almost 5 years. I am reflecting on the good times today with a heavy heart!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Barbie and Ken ~

Barbie and Ken finally got married. Yeah! To check out their wedding photos go here