Sunday, August 30, 2009

Monday Memories

I haven't shared this image yet-I woke up to this the other morning. Yep, he's sleeping diagonally across the bed with the covers all untucked and down around his waist and barely using his pillow. He woke up when I was taking the flash photo.
Me -I'm up on two pillows, my head practically hitting the headboard. I sleep with the covers tucked in and the tops of them under my chin. Oh and there is usually a big suitcase redirecting the flow of the fan so it doesn't hit me in the face.
I think it is interesting that in our almost 29 years of marriage, our sleep styles haven't changed much...

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Thankful Thursday

1. Amy's surgery went well
2. Karl and Amy are optimistic for "next time"
3. Friends rallying around us
4. Appt. with cardiologist went well-off blood thinners
5. Bartering for scrapping supplies
6. Pretty dahlias
7. New manicure
8. Magazines that inspire
9. Making people smile
10. Plans with friends

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Prayer support

Many of you know that Karl and Amy had a little treasure coming, but some of you may not know that this last weekend she found out that it was not to be. She has been pretty realistic about it and today is having a procedure to finalize events. Will you pray that she will be somewhat calm today. We are blessed that a dear friend will be part of the surgical team and that did make her feel better about the whole thing.

She is talking about "next time" which is a good thing, I know that God will carry both her and Karl through this and they will be stronger as a couple for having to rely upon one another.

Thanks for your prayers, karin

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Monday Memories

On Sunday, Amy and I got to help hostess a shower for this lovely lady, Megan. Megan and Amy have been friends at least 23 years. This is Megan's first baby and she was down for a quick trip before heading back to Canada where they are currently staying for work reasons.
We hung up a bunch of clothes that Megan and her sister had and set out their playpen and blankets. Oh and lots of balloons and cute stuff we had made.Amy and I with Megan....
The grandma's, Cathy and Laurie...
Honorary grandma, Sharon...
sister Shelly....
Lots of presents....Lots of yummies...
Prayer for Megan and baby Dakota....
A lovely day....

Friday, August 21, 2009

Changes and Craigslist

I've been trying all day to update my 365 blog but other things are screaming for my attention!

It looks like Nick is going to move back home to save a bit of time and money, so now I need to get rid of some room. I've listed them on Craigslist but thought about the fact that the more people who knew, the better chance to get them sold...
If you are interested in these items, I can email you the measurements.

These club chairs I am just tired of, even though they look almost like they did when we had them reupholstered in 2002. One chair $90/ two chairs $160.
This little table is losing it's home and storage isn't something I have a lot of!
$30 and it's yours.
Oh and the rattan couch... I love this couch and it is so comfortable. $195
My creative solution to getting more hidden storage. An old suitcase mounted on leg spindles-$40.
Now off to read the papers and have a snack...have a grand weekend! :)

Thankful Thursday

1. Longtime friends2. Smell of cookies baking3. Events to plan for4. Making little baby things
5. Senior bookings
6. Birthdays to celebrate7. Having a supportive mate
8. New craft supplies
9. Dinner out
10. Diet soda

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

and we are off....

Senior season has officially begun for us-here are a few images from the past few weeks...
Thankfully today's appointment was willing to reschedule...
90+degrees and Washington Park would have about done us in I think...

Monday, August 17, 2009

Monday Memories

my sad screen house...
the flowers are all hibernating...
pretty icicles...
and then we had another round after the daffy's bloomed...

Thursday, August 13, 2009

1. God watered the garden
2. Blooming dahlias
3. Started exercising again
4. Great deals at thrift stores
5. Great deals at Freddy's 50% off clearance sale
6. Fun night meetings with Nick on bass guitar
7. Spending time with Gabriele
8. Anticipating time with friends
9. Getting a bunch of meals made in a day

10. Fun books

Awesome deals

Totally awesome deals at Value Village and Goodwill this week!
A bunch of blouses, a sweater, sleep pants, a whole sleep set (for $4), books and jewelry.
I love it when I can fine so much in great shape....
close up of the jewelry-those pins were on $1 ea.
and the books...some were for Amy-

Monday, August 10, 2009

Monday Memories

Since I just finished my history albums, I thought you might like to see some of my past.
Easter- the 3 kids lined up-

have a grand day!

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Thankful Thursday

1. He never gives up on me
2. Faithful friends
3. Money to pay bills
4. My heart is doing okay
5. Cooler weather
6. There is no condemnation from Him
7. Steak for dinner
8. Crocheting baby things
9. When I am weak, He is strong
10.My children are happy
Dad, Amy and I...

Nick and Gabriele at their best friends wedding...

Monday, August 3, 2009

Monday memories

I have finished the last of my heritage albums and am so proud of myself. These were a huge project and it was taking so long because I was reliving moments and checking out fashions, etc.
These are the last pages of my "growing up" album and focus on my mom and dad through the years....

Now to get up-to-date with the 2008-09 album before I need to start the baby one!!
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