Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Kids do the darndest things..

Olivia woke up at 3:30 this morning (she was sleeping with me as Jeff is at work). She asked if we could get up and I said no. She went ahead and got up and came back to get me. I insisted that she lay back down and get some more sleep. This is what I woke up to a few minutes ago....
The things they do.....

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Reuse Business Card Magnets

Works for Me Wednesday....with "We Are THAT Family"

We get business ad magnets stuck to our phone books. I have thrown many of these away. Not anymore...plain ones cost $2.50 for a 5 x 8" sheet at Hobby Lobby. The particular magnet sheet I worked with today was from an attorney's office and had a 2007 calendar printed on it, of no use to us as it was.

Start with any size business magnet, Mod Podge and a photo. I put a coat of Mod Podge on the magnet and then placed my photo on top. Let it dry a little while and simply trim around the edges. Place on your fridge and enjoy. I'm going to start watching for these and make magnets for grandparents throughout the year.

These could also be used for schedules, chore charts, medicine lists, phone numbers, party invitations, etc.

Sunday, February 15, 2009

A New Look and Valentine's Day

In anticipation for the upcoming (yes, it is coming) spring, I found a new look for my blog.

Olivia had a good time at her classroom Valentine party last week. We made her "bug" Valentines and her bucket. She also gave her teacher a special Valentine. I found the ideas for the bugs and the hands in one of my favorite magazines, Family Fun. Olivia's skirt was mine when I was little, my grandmother made it. I want to learn to sew.

We spent the Valentine's Weekend getting the house back in order and letting the kids rest and play in their rooms. We also made a cookie kit that her friends, Abigail and Tyler, got Olivia for her birthday. More people in the area have gotten their power back on, but there are still lots of limbs and trees down.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Scrabble Tile Pendants

My friend Nancy and I made Scrabble Tile Pendants for Christmas presents. Imagine my surprise when a friend, RaAnn, emailed and asked if I would make some to sell!

I had so much fun making these for Amy - and hope her friend loves them.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

My Rock in the Ice Storm

We Are That Family is having a SWAK Valentine's Carnival.

My husband was my Rock during our recent ice storm. When we realized we weren't getting electricity back the first (of 14) day, he loaded up me and the kids and ALL of our stuff and took us to my mom's. He then returned to our house tomake sure our water lines, cats and dogs were okay. Jeff stayed 9 nights away from his family in our cold house (some withou water and only a duck blind heater). He made sure we had wood to burn at mom's so we stayed warm.

We didn't see or talk to Jeff for over a day - everyone's electricty was out, and most cell phones and land lines. The third day of the storm he traveled 25 miles through downed power lines and fallen trees to make sure we were okay. That first hug and kiss were wonderful!

We got power back 3 days ago. My Rock continues to make sure our lives return to "normal". Even if the wind knocked shingles off the roof yesterday.

Jeff, I am glad God had a plan for us. Happy Valentine's Day!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

2009 Ice Storm

Words cannot describe what our area has been through the past 2 1/2 weeks. We were without power from January 27 until February 9. We were lucky enough to stay with my mother who had a wood burning stove - everyone at our end of the state was without power at least one day - some still haven't gotten theirs turned on. These pictures are at my mother's house. Jeff stayed at our house making sure everything was okay and checking on us from time to time.

Mom (Nanny) cooked meals for us for three days on her wood burning stove. We learned that you can pop popcorn on a stove also. The kids thought that was great!

We were able to enjoy the snow a little. But we are sure glad to be home with power!

Tip: Have a BIG puzzle on hand in case the power goes out. It's a fun activity to do together. This one will be used for a neat Christmas decoration when it is all glued together.