Monday, November 30, 2015

Being Thankful






But most of all,

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

DIY headbands

 Lately I have become a little obsessed with headbands.

So much so that I spent an entire rainy day afternoon 
making dozens of them:

I had tons of scrap ribbon in my sewing stash so I measured around Mary Grace's head until the ends of the ribbon almost touched. 
 I folded the ends over an elastic hair band (about an inch), and sewed it securely, back stitching a time or two.

Adorable, not too tight, super girly,
and best of all...

It didn't cost me a cent!

Monday, November 9, 2015

You'd think it would get easier....

We have been taking family pictures for our yearly Christmas card since Ryan was a baby.  
You'd think by now, and with 21 years of practice,
 that it would get easier...

...but you'd be WRONG!

Prior to taking this beautifully serene photo 
these perfectly behaved children
there was:

Ryan jabbing John Paul in the back with a stick.
Mary Grace putting pennies down my cleavage.
Danny and Kyle were arguing.
Danny was digging in the dirt.
I was yelling at everyone to behave for ONE freakin' picture!
Doug had to run back and forth to set the camera timer.
Oh yeah...and the dog crapped less than six feet away from where we are all sitting.

Luckily, Doug was able to dodge the dookie every one of the 25 times he had to go reset the camera timer.

Maybe next year will be my year,
but I'm not going to hold my breath.