Oct 30, 2008


Tomorrow's the big day! My husband gets home from Iraq for 10 days. I've been cooking and baking all day to get ready for the big party. Grandpa flew in from Burbank yesterday.

The punch is made.

The witch broom treat bags are made.

The candy bowl is waiting.

Josh made it home from Nevada

Fun times to come.

Oct 27, 2008



My husband is coming home from Iraq for some R & R. He gets here on Halloween day and I'm starting to get ready for my annual bash. The Grand kids are sooo excited. They're going to all go and meet him at the airport in their costumes.

The kids table.

The little boy's table.
There are 5 of them.
Note, no fancy
centerpiece for them!

I made them all Halloween "Crackers" and filled them with treats and am using them as place cards.

Wahoooo! Can't wait!!

Oct 25, 2008


So this is how my day went yesterday. I got up and got ready to go get bricks because it was knock down day for Bekah's old house and I was supposed to be there by 10:00 AM. I drove around into the field to get the trailer fighting off the horses that guard the gate and it wasn't there! I called Caleb and it was at his house so I had to drive back out of the field, fighting off the horses again, and run over to his place to get it. Of course he left the Explorer with no gas so I had to stop and get some. I finally made it out to the
house and of course the guy was an hour late so I had hurried for nothing. So I took some fun pics of the kids.

Playing on the big digger thingy.

We exhumed Milly, the guinea pig, that they buried after it died last summer. Got this really cute one of Tyson playing in the trees.

The day before, Bekah and I went out to rescue windows to use as projects. I'm sooo excited because we got about 8 of them.

Then when the guy finally showed up to knock the house down he told us we had to tear out the carpet first and guess what we found under it? Yes hard wood floors!!! I was soooo bummed. If I would have known that, I would have torn them up and used them in my house but by then it was too late. Grrrrr!

Then the fun began. It was so interesting watching the guy maneuver that big machine. First he tore the bricks off the side and his helper used is little scooper thing and loaded up my trailer. Wahoooo!

After it was all down we threw some good carpet pieces onto the trailer and headed off the new house. Bekah wanted to use them in her basement for the kids to play on until they get it finished. I also needed to pick up a crib for my friend.
Half way there the carpet flew out of the trailer so I had to turn around and go back. I loaded it back in and this time covered it with bricks and headed off again.

We thought it was a good idea to drive around to the back of the house because the crib was in the basement and they have a walk out door. It's one of those big ones with built in drawers and changing table. Sooooo, I started to drive across what I thought was just a few inches of water but it ended up being about an 18 inch drop and with a trailer full of bricks, well you can guess what happened.

Yup, GOT STUCK!!!! So we spent the next hour playing in the mud and trying to get it out. No luck. Then being the brilliant girls that we are, Bekah suggested that we just pull it out with her big Yukon. DUH! I guess I'm just used to being stuck without any other option than to try and dig it out.

Well after we got it out, it wouldn't start so I spent another half an hour working on that.
Now I am in another time crunch because I have to drive Emma and Neil to the airport.
I finally got out of there ( without the crib) with just enough time to get home, unhitch the trailer, run through the shower and get the kids to the airport.

After I dropped them off at the airport I had just enough time to grab some dinner and get to Alyssa's dance party. Turned out they served dinner!

That's her on the left. Isn't she cute!?!?

After that, I came home and crashed on the couch. Then Caleb's friends, Casey and Ian showed up wanting me to help them make iron on transfers for their T shirts. After helping them for an hour and finally getting rid of them I turned out all the lights and walked down the hall to go to bed and stepped in something. Yup, the dog had thrown up on the carpet.
So that was my day. How was yours?

Oct 23, 2008


Our little Beatrice is growing so fast. She is filling out and becoming more beautiful each day.

Look at those baby blues!

She is sooo yummy I just want to eat her up!

Look at those chubby cheeks!

The dress is finished.

I have made all my Grand Babies blessing outfits. Little tuxes for the boys and dresses for the girls. Liz likes things simple so I really had to hold back on this one. I can't wait to see her in it.

Oct 18, 2008


There are two things in life that I live by..........
"It's not done until it's overdone!"
"If it's worth doing , it's worth overdoing!"
Soooooo, I am definitely living up to it.

Caleb made this metal witch for me.
I love her.
She is all rusty and old looking.
(Just like me.)

My dining room

Yes I

If there is a flat surface,
it gets decorated.

There's not a safe corner anywhere.

My friend Sue made me
this darling spider.
I love it!

Love this spider guy.
I got him at a
garage sale for 50 cents.

Care for some Witch under Glass?

I made this little wall hanging a couple of years ago.

There are lots of Halloween Blog parties going on right now. If you want, check these two out here and here
Just follow all the links and maybe you can become as obsessed as I am.

Oct 17, 2008


How else do you keep a bunch of kids busy on a school holiday?
You feed them, you make them work hard,
and then you let them make a big mess.

We made egg carton spiders and bats

Salt dough ghosts and goblins

I found the idea for this guy over at

So we thought it would be fun to give him a try.
We made witches, pumpkins and skeletons, oh my.

All in a row.

Even Missy and Meadow got in on the fun.

Some cupcakes with sprinkles and hanging on the monkey bars finished up the day.

I'm one worn out Grams.