5 Years!

I can’t believe I haven’t blogged for 5 years. My life has changed so much these past years. I’ve moved, I’ve lost some dear friends and have gained new friends.

Change has never been an easy thing for me. I’ve decided recently I’m not a huge fan of social media so thought I would start blogging a bit again to give me a new outlet.

Well let me know if anyone is out there.

Updated Pictures

Life has been so busy for us around here and I have not felt much like blogging, but I decided I would at least update with recent pictures of my kids.

We took these for Father’s Day for my husband.

I had seen this done on another blog, but with just the letters DAD, but since I have 5 children we decided to do DADDY.  Maribeth wasn’t really in to holding the letter ‘Y’ and kept throwing it so we sat her down and then tossed the ‘Y’ in front of her and this is the best picture we got :~P

Hope everyone is doing well!  And hopefully soon I will be back to normal posting…whatever that is. lol

Guess What I have Won!

I don’t know how many of you have heard of The Handmade Dress, but I just LOVE all of her patterns.  They are all very modest yet not frumpy looking.  I first saw her dress “Miss Madeline” and that dress is what made me become a follower.  Now I for the most part am just a lurker, but the other day when Samantha asked her readers their opinion on fabric color schemes I decided to post a comment.

Not thinking anything of it the next morning I was reading through my blog feeds on Google reader and I read that Samantha decided on a whim to give away one of her patterns to one of the people who had responded and she picked random number 7 and a lucky reader named Amy won the prize.

I skimmed over the post as I have been pretty busy and at first didn’t click on the name which was linked to a blog.  But I couldn’t stop thinking about this lucky person “Amy” so later on I went back and was reading about what they won and I decided to click the name and guess what it was “ME….that Amy was ME”.

Let me just say I was so excited and of course I KNEW which one I would pick….Miss Madeline of course~The dress I fell in love with, but Have 4 girls all different sizes I realized it only came in Rissa’s size, and so I picked one of my other favorites :D  Miss Mary.  The sizes this pattern comes in is 6 months-4 years and then 5-12 years.  I chose the larger size so that I can make the dress for both Mackenzie and Marissa, but guess what?!?  Samantha sent me the smaller size too so I can now make matching dresses for Maribeth!  I am so excited and Samantha is so sweet to send me the extra pattern.

The Miss Mary(Photo was borrowed for The Handmade Dress)

If you are looking for modest, beautiful patterns that are geared for the busy mom without a lot of time head on over to Samantha’s shop and order a few patterns, you will be glad you did!

Midweek Review

Well, this is last week, but my friend Kristy “tried” to take Maribeth’s 1 year pictures with her being way over tired and whiny, and before she started wheezing so badly and we had to go to the ER, but here is one of the shots she got!

Guess I didn’t mention that Maribeth ended up being admitted into the hospital on her birthday due to breathing and respiratory problems. She is doing much better now!

Monday was Max’s Blue and Gold Banquet for Cub scouts. I of course thinking my battery was charging realized later that the plug wasn’t firmly in the wall and my battery died :( so I only got a few pictures.

Here is Max with my Mom at the banquet.

Max is doing REALLY well, and was the only boy in his Den to complete his rank and he started about 2 months after all the other boys. I am really proud of him and I hope he sticks with it!

Recently my sewing machine died which if you know me REALLY bums me out. I have gone about a month without a machine. Well, last week I see a machine offered on freecycle so I jump at the opportunity hoping to get it and the man threw in a couple decorative dishes ;P. My husband went to get it and he brings home

now I have had some old machines, but I think this may be the oldest. Being so busy I hadn’t even tried it to see if it works till today and I was VERY pleasantly surprised! It works and is so quiet and so smooth and the foot pedal is about 2 times wider than any other ones I have ever had so it is much more comfortable to use!

Since it worked I made Maribeth a new pillow. The one she had was so big and she really needed a smaller one.

Later this week we have plans for a family night and a day of fun with friends! Hope you all enjoy your week.

Happy 1st Birthday?

Well we had 2 parties for Maribeth for her birthday and then on her actual birthday we planned to spend the day together and then have dinner with Daddy after he got off work.

Maribeth had been fighting a cold for a few days with a very runny nose, but we decided to take her 1 year pictures anyways and just see what we got. I packed up the kids on a VERY snowy day and headed to my friends for our photo session. Maribeth was a bit fussy, but not too bad, but then 1/2 way through the pictures she just laid on the floor and we figured she needed a nap before we continued so we put her down for a nap, but she would NOT sleep so we got her back up and we noticed she was wheezing really bad so I decided to take her into the ER. They put her on oxygen for several hours, tested for RSV which came back negative, but her blood oxygen levels kept dipping so they admitted her in the hospital. They monitored her all night and she did well so they let her come home with a nebulizer, and steroids. Yesterday I took her in for a follow up and they found out she also has an ear infection on top of it all. OH and her gums are really swollen. She is still a pretty happy baby for the most part, but gets pretty whiny when the meds wear off.

Well, here is a little slideshow I put together of Maribeth~Hope you enjoy it

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