Saturday, December 31, 2011

Goals for 2012

My word for this year is HONEST.

I want to have the boys work on telling the truth. If they tell the truth, they get in less trouble. Also being honest with everything in life. Continuing to be honest with our bills, tithing, neighbors and friends.

My personal goals are

1. Family Home Evening once a month
2. Date night once a month
3. Finish a quilt once a month
4. No screen days (no computers, iPads, TV) twice a month.
5. Finish ALL of Erin's quilts
6. Bills on time
7. Run 500 miles
8. Read 25 books

Family home evening nights to play games with the boys or do something together as a family. Being in the military and Chris being home is a great blessing so we need to live it up!

Date nights are important to Chris so I need to make the effort to do it once a month. I need creative cheap date night!!

I don't really have a list of which ones I want to finish but I figure 12 quilts finished is a good goal!

No screen days are something my friend, Mary, started with her boys and I love the idea! Days to just be real boys...playing in dirt, running and everything. I know computers are part of everyday life these days and will continue to be. I just want my boys to know what sand feels like in their hair.

I HAVE to finish her quilts. She has been patient with them sitting at my house but I'm sure she wants them back.

This is going to be an easy one but I need to see it. Pay bills on time. I have a bad case of procrastinations when it comes to bill paying.

I have a few people that are going to do this with me! I'm really excited about doing it with my sister though. If we don't reach 500 miles, we have to pay the other $100!! I hope she does 499! :)

Read 25 books. It doesn't seem like a lot but with 3 boys and lots to do, I think this will be a little tough for me.

What are your goals????

Friday, December 23, 2011


Chris had to sight in his gun before my dad got here for their Oryx hunt. So we made it a family outing.

Bee got to shoot cups with dad on the 22. He totally loved it. I think he's still too young to have one but this showed me he could be responsible.

Glo Bug and Daddy walking to check out the target... 350 yards away. (I counted)

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Christmas with ompa and grrma

While Grandpa and Grandma were here, we had to have Christmas! :)
Each of the boys got to open one present. TRACTORS!!!

Sadly this is the only picture I have of Christine! (next time I will be better)

Dad and Christine got pictures of the boys, and a digital picture frame with pictures of us on it already, coffee mugs. Christine got a Christmas ornament and Dad Bear Grylls knife.

Chris got money for a knife! And I got money for a double jogging stroller! I'm soooo excited. I ordered it and it's on it's way here!

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Ompa and grrma visit

Oompa with Dragonfly. I loved having Grandpa and Grandma around because I had Dragonfly feeders! He spits up a lot so its always best to have a towel and blanket around. Dragonfly was QUITE content with Grandpa and Grandma.

So cute!

Grandpa and Bee hiking up the white sand and snow. It was VERY cold. When we got in the truck it said it was 29 at 2pm. No wonder we were freezing!

My dad and Chris got to go hunting while they were here and shot an oryx. It's an African antelope. Google it if you wanna learn more. They are here in New Mexico because years ago someone got them as a gift and let them go. So now the state gives tags out but they are really hard to get. It's pretty amazing that Chris and Dad got to go!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

The winner is...

i dont know where the number went but it was #81 who said...

Crunchy Con Mommy said...
Definitely Christmas! I feel like it should be Easter, since that's more important, but there wouldn't be Easter without Christmas, right? And Advent is so much more fun than Lent.

December 14, 2011 10:02 AM

i will be emailing crunchy con mom this evening!

thanks for all that played!

Friday, December 16, 2011


We had a freak snow storm last week! It got cold, in the 20's, and snowed. It only stuck around for a day or so but it was fun!

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Another bin

My boys love their bins!

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Quilt baby from flickr friends

We got this quilt in the middle! It was a complete surprise. My friends on Flickr made it for Dragonfly. Popcorn1960 and Cbmurno8. How wonderful are they??!
We have already used and loved it. It's just perfect.

Thanks girls!

Monday, December 12, 2011

OH! My Stars Giveaway


i dont know where the number went but it was #81 who said...

Crunchy Con Mommy said...
Definitely Christmas! I feel like it should be Easter, since that's more important, but there wouldn't be Easter without Christmas, right? And Advent is so much more fun than Lent.

December 14, 2011 10:02 AM

i will be emailing crunchy con mom this evening!

thanks for all that played!

I'm having a giveaway! And like a gazillion other people too...Go HERE

I'm giving away a kit for a table runner. It comes with directions and fabric.

Here's the fabric

To enter to win, leave a comment with your favorite holiday and you will be entered.

Thanks for stopping by!


I'll ship international
Giveaway ends December 16 @ 5pm

Wednesday, December 7, 2011


I'm going through all my drafts so the next couple days are going to be of the past year. I'll try and put dates if I remember them.

This is in Seattle when the boys and I drove Nicci home in January.

That's Fireant in the swim top looking at the camera and Bee making bubbles.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Dads quilt

When I quilted my Dad's quilt, i hid words that meant things to us in it. I love this quilt for that reason.

Fishing in Ruidoso

We went fishing at Inn of the Mountain Gods in Ruidoso. This is a lunch break. 10/21/10

Erin's sister's quilt

This quilt had a fish fabric so I decided to do swirls. I really like it. I believe I did this in October 2010.

Bee being Bee 10/21/10

Random of Seattle Jan 2011

Bee sleeps with Bee every night and uses Moose as his pillow. I can't believe how young he looks from just about a year ago.
We tagged along with Aimee and her playground when we were there. L to R..Bee, Ty, Aimee, P, Aileen, Broc and I don't know.
Glo Bug playing at Maimom's house

Aunt Jane and Bee at Chris' parents' house

Fireant, Bee and Rich

lots of posts below this one...keep going!

This is Fireant, Bee and Rich playing at my Dad's house. They were wrestling and took a break to watch Cars.

Sunday, December 4, 2011


Chris' elk. She was a big girl! No she isn't pregnant, just that fat!
This is Chris' deer. The picture is hard to see.

This is Chris' squirrel. Yes he ate it and is excited for Bee to start shooting so he can eat more. (i'll stick to the elk and cow, thank you!)

Saturday, December 3, 2011

Long legs

Love the crossed eyes!!

Auntie Kassie loves this shirt and thinks he needs to wear it, at least once a week!

Friday, December 2, 2011

Thursday, December 1, 2011


This is my notebook. My mom had one when I was growing up called her Brain. I didn't understand then why it was so important but now I do. I carry it every where and NEED it everywhere.

I have my lists to do that day, appts for the month, bills that need to be paid on certain days, grocery lists, addresses, and even more.

When I was in ABQ, I wrote down little notes every day so I could write it here when I got the time.

I'm so grateful for this little book. It makes my life a lot easier. Plus it's a great memory keeper for years to come. I've used a book like this since I have been married, off on on. Ive kept them and laugh at the memories when I come across one on the book shelf.

Do you guys have a notebook? Or do you use your phone? or computer?

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Tuesday, November 29, 2011


Chris finally got his ducks back! He was like a kid in the candy store when we picked them up! They are very pretty. The taxidermy guy even won a prize with the green one.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Geese purple

This one is for Ann. She's the leader of our "Geese in a ring" swap. She wanted berry colors. I think it turned out pretty cute.
These blocks take about an hour to 1.5 hours to make, total. So when they are done, it's a huge sigh of relief!

PS no I don't, can't, sit down and make one block all at once. Well maybe I could if I threw a few bottles and snacks in a closet and turned the radio up to cover the yelling! But I am pretty sure that's illegal. Plus I like my interruptions....most of the time.