Tuesday, November 30, 2010

We have been busy!

Do you remember my picture of crazy "slashed" up pillows. Thats what my husband called them. I was actually stuffing them. I decided that my old pillows that went with my futon didn't make me happy. So I made a few new ones and a few slipcovers for them and stuffed them with the stuffing I already had. That's why I used the feathers. I like the new ones much better.

We have been really busy around here. This time of year is always busy for us because it seems like we are always making most of our Christmas gifts. In November I do a ton of planning and budgeting and start to work on gifts. Then we have Thanksgiving and I am making a lot of pies and other yummy goodies. Then we decorate for Christmas and I am still working away on gifts. And on top of it I am still working on things around our home. Long story short, I have not been blogging very much. We are still alive and well. We had a really cold spell around here and Bubbie got to experience it for the first time. Last year he was too small to care. Lucky for us his bear suit still fit. Ha! I couldn't believe it. But after comparing photos I see how big it was last year. I think the size on it is wrong it says 6- 12 months but it still fits at 18.

This was Last December 2009.

This is this year 2010.

He wasn't so sure. It was cold and really windy. I think the wind went right through his fuzzy suit.

He has gotten really interested in shoes lately. He gets upset when we take his off. His dad left his wet fishy boots from work in the living room and the next thing I know he was playing with them. We decided to make the best of it and get a few pictures. Classic baby trying on a big pair of shoes gig.

Thursday, November 18, 2010


We are making a mess around here. I am a little crazy with the perfect pillow obsession.

And of course I have my happy little helper. I love him he is so
patient with me.

Soon you will get to see what we are sewing and stuffing.

Friday, November 12, 2010


I just love getting dressed up on Sundays for church.

Bubbie practicing his arms.

My two handsome men

Its fun to look sharp.

Monday, November 1, 2010


We had our 2nd annual Halloween party last night. My husbands favorite holiday is Halloween so we have decided as a family to try to have a dinner party with costumes and games every year. We have a lot of fun with this and last night we had a good time and the food was great. I forgot to get a picture of the table but everything we ate was either green or black, including the chicken. I guess that doesn't include the dessert and treats though. Here are some pictures of the decorations.

Our home was really decked out this year and we had fun decorating it. I love all of the great decorations they sell now that don't include cheezy. It's fun to collect a few new things every year so that when we are finally able to get a house we can have a lot to decorate with.

I painted a few black silhouettes to put over most of our family pictures and art. Everything was black, white and orange. Of course I left my super large drawings plain, they matched anyway.

Here we all are as an Away Team. Dr. McCoy picked out the costumes this year. If you haven't guessed Bubie is Captain Kirk, and I got to be expendable. I kept saying that I should have bought a black seventies wig, then I could have been Lt. Uhura.

I guess we all know who is boss around here.

There he is with his trick or treating bag. We took him downtown and then to a trunk-or-treat. I didn't think he would get that into it, but he loved it. We concluded that our costumes were not that hard core but they were really fun because everyone commented on them, and they were comfortable for all of us. It was really low fuss, plus we only had to buy mine because the two men already had theirs. Now I'm off to put away all of these decorations and get my home back to normal!