After 3 bags of trash, a trip to the thrift store, countless hours of sorting and cleaning, and the help of a precious friend.....it is done! Yeaaaaa....happy dance...happy dance!!!
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
- As a mother, there is something about bird nests that resonates in my soul. I attribute it to the care and keeping of young, making your home a safe place, and the gentleness with which birds care for their babies.
- I am deathly afraid of tornados, my house burning, and driving off of a bridge over water. I have also, in recent years, become deathly afraid of flying. This is extreme considering I have always LOVED to travel, have been overseas twice, and have never had a really terrible flying incident.
- I'm addicted to buying children's books. I see a book and I think "Oh! The kids would LOVE to read that one day!" They're going to have to take them all with them when they leave my nest! Our space will triple. But I love finding them and remembering when I read them when I was little...it's so sentimental.
Tuesday, May 11, 2010
HeeHee...we told the kids there were trolls under the foot-bridges so Abby decided to investigate....
After our stroll we went for sorbet at Doodles in Cahaba Heights. You gotta see my gifts........look at all of these lovely flowers!
And a miniature Orchid
But the sugar on my smacks was what Andy brought me back from New Mexico.......
a cookbook from my favorite restaurant and key lime truffles from my favorite chocolate shop!
Sigh....I heart that man!
On the craft side of life.... I've been honing some sewing skills by making a play outfit for Abby (that's the back of the top)and a pair of (obnoxious)shorts for Ben. Got LOTS more to work on though!
Monday, May 3, 2010
SO on Saturday I was completely TICKLED with myself! Why, you may wonder?! Becuase I have done it again! I have taught myself something new off YouTube!! First was embroidering, now crocheting, and even ornamental napkin folding! (No, sadly, I'm not kidding about that last one!) My sista, Lolly, had a fabulous flower week not too long ago and had these beautiful little crocheted flowers that I instantly fell in love with! SO I set my mind (and fingers, a crochet hook, and some yarn) to figuring out how to accomplish this! And LOOK! Yippee!
I was so entirely proud of myself! But....the ego fest lasted less than 24 hours because then THIS.......
happenned!!! Before you get too worked up, no one was hurt and our only casualty was our grill......which truthfully is a HUGE loss to the Cain family! Upon returning from soccer yesterday, we dawddled in the van for a moment or two before openning the doors. When we did open the doors, we heard "POP!POP!POP!" and I yelled "Annnnnnnnnndddddyyy????!!" We shut the doors VERY quickly and braced ourselves because we didn't know where, or how much. of the tree was falling! I swear people, I litterally saw my life flash before my eyes.....and then I watched......as a huge piece of tree dropped to the ground RIGHT INFRONT of us!!!! I jumped out yelling "Thank you Jesus! Thank you Lord! Praise you Jesus!" (Picture Fred Sanford holding his chest here!) But all is well! (Minus the grill!)
Never a dull moment at the Cain house! Never!