Saturday, December 3, 2016

Christmas Dishes

 The minute I saw these Better Homes and Gardens plates that everyone is putting on their tablescapes, I knew I had to have them, too.  They were not in stock so I ordered a package of six matching plates on line and picked them at my local Walmart. On my way back to the service desk, I saw they had received more. (Of course). I know I do not need anymore dishes or any more Christmas dishes, but I just could not resist. My plan was to just put them on the table and pretend they had been in the cabinet all along. Foiled when I opened the box to show them to a friend and left the opened box on the table for my husband to see. 
I decided that I could not have the plates on the table without a toy red pickup truck carrying a Christmas tree as a centerpiece. I have been a woman on a mission. Today alone I visited 9 stores. Either no one sells a plain red truck or everyone else thought of it first. I did find two possibilities, but both were more than I wanted to pay. My last stop of the day was Rite Aid drugstore and what should I find but the EXACT replica of the vehicle on my plate!!!! And 50% off - with tax the cost was $10.70!!!   I am so happy!!  

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Board Craft Day

I had a post in early fall about our board crafts.  I purchased some fence boards at Home Depot on clearance (I think they were 1.27 each) and my daughter, daughter in laws and I have been painting them for the holidays.
     It is harder than you might think since all the girls work full time jobs and have children under 4. And I am the caretaker for all these precious little ones. It limits our time with something like PAINT, lol.    
  My daughter in law is a school teacher and her school gave the teachers the day off before Thanksgiving. So, after taking the baby to the doctors for a check up on his croup (because we have had two sick infants in the bunch this week, too), she and his two year old big brother stopped over to finish her board and inspire me to finish mine, too!              
                                                                                                            I still cannot figure out how to post to the blog from my phone and I still cannot figure out how to move the photos from my phone to my laptop. Again, I posted the photos to facebook, then copied them from facebook to my laptop and then copied them to the blog from my laptop.  Frustrating.                

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

A Moment, a Memory

This was not the picture I planned. I knew that a portrait with a 6 month old, an 8 month old, two 2 year olds, a 4 year old, two 6 year olds and an 8 year old would be a challenge, but silly me thought the babies would be the issue. I did bring M&Ms to bribe the 2 year olds and that is the only way we got them in the picture; I just wish they were forward facing. The worlds most patient photographer, Sweet Pea Photography by Liz, took a zillion shots and I just wish I would have clutched the cape that was supposed to hide my tummy just a little tighter. But the setting and the colors are perfect and this photo captures a moment in time that I hope all of these precious grandchildren will remember. I know I will. 

Miss Merry