Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Eight 13 year old Girls in total!!

My Daughter convinced me to let her have a "end of summer" slumber party. This was a huge feat to take on...these girls are wild!!! I was still telling them to shhhhhh at 2:30 a.m.! Ah well...it was one night and memory they will have forever : )

I got busy making them a few goodies to have, they sure loved those cupcakes and cakepops(thank-you bakerella!)
Emma took a pic of me during the pre-party preparation.
p.s...I did require a late afternoon nap the following day...whew! those girls wore me out!

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Yesterday...I made a apron!! : )

I've been wanting to dig out my old sewing machine and do make something. Wasn't sure what do to, but knew I wanted to do something simple since it's been a while. So, I went to walmart found a great apron pattern and grabbed some fabric.
I have only made a few things with patterns over the years. I have never found them easy, but I guess I need to just practice! It's like a puzzle..putting it all together.

I'm pretty proud of my apron : ) Next time I will tackle one of the full aprons.

I especially like the pocket on it...cute : )

Sunday, August 3, 2008

We just got home today from renting a cottage for a week that was right next to a lake. It was so nice to get away from the phone, t.v. and computer. My favorite part of the day was first thing when I would rise before everyone, put the coffee on and then once it was ready I would sit in front of the big window facing the water and read. I loved the silence..so quiet I could hear the clock ticking. Life is so fast paced and noise seems to be always around. Sometimes we forget the importance of the simple things.

Family and friends would come out to visit us. My mother and sisters rented the cottage next to us..but they only came certain nights at separate times. It was nice to spend the time I did with them though. I really love my sisters dearly and especially my sweet little niece Isabella!!

The kids had a great week and got along really well and Emma gave me barely any attitude..ahhh..that was wonderful..lol