Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Lazy me!

I am such a flibberdigibet!!! I am back to of late I have been making crocheted character hats...I will post photos soon...and I am back at my scrappy table!!!!

A glimpse of the twins...they are growing soooo fast!

Sunday, October 23, 2011

What a month...

This past month has been one of my most difficult!!!  For those who have SDD(Sever Depression Disorder) you can probably understand.  Every few years I seem to 'drop my basket' meds quit working and I panic...thank God for family and friends to help me hold it together until I am on correct meds and feeling like my HiHappy self.  I'm back :)

Sunday, October 2, 2011


Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune without the words,
And never stops at all,

... And sweetest in the gale is heard;
And sore must be the storm
That could abash the little bird
That kept so many warm.

I've heard it in the chilliest land
And on the strangest sea;
Yet, never, in extremity,
It asked a crumb of me.
                    Emily Dickinson
For those who suffer with depression...keep hope!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Babies are Home...I am Home

Well the twins are home with thier family as they should be and both are off of Oxygen!!! Getting bigger a little everyday...Aria is around 7.8 lbs. and Alex is around 7.4 lbs.  They are the size of newborns now...not bad for over 2 months old!
I am home from an extended vacation and am anxious to get in my craft room and get my hands dirty!

Monday, July 11, 2011

A day at the NICU

I spent the day at the NICU with my daughter and her beautiful twins...they are doing so well that possibly by weeks end they can come home... here are a few pictures from my day there :)
Sweet Aria

Aria falling asleep during her bath!
Nana holding Alexander


Alex all swaddled and sleeping

Aria all swaddled(kinda!) and sleeping


Alex having his bottle

Momma Aubree feeding Aria...aubree has been at the hospital every single day...She is a momma hen to her little chicks!

Aria looking thoughtful

Thursday, April 21, 2011

On the Road Again

We are off to visit the youngest family sweet grandson Logan(and his parents).  won't get much crafting done but I'll be back at it soon!!!

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Off to Salt Lake!!!

I'm off to Salt Lake City to go to my Niece Chelsey's Bridal Shower...4 days of fun with my sissy's, my mom and nieces!!! WAHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Monday, April 11, 2011

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Treasure Box

This is a treasure box I made for keeping precious memories in..

This is a picture of me when I was a baby

The back...

..I wrote the poem to go on the bottom. TFL

Way back when...1935

I did this LO for a Bella Creations challenge.
This is a picture of my stepdad when he was about 3 years old...pretending to smoke a corncob pipe...priceless memories :)

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Fun Times & a Somber Day

Today my stepson Sgt. Allen Benthin deploys for Afghanistan with the 644th Regional Support Group: Task Force Scorpion [[400]] .  Keep him and his fellow soldiers in your heart and prayers until they all come home.
These pictures are from the week we spent with him and his girlfriend Stephanie at the Grand Canyon, Hoover Dam and lastly Las Vegas...we had an awesome time and didn't want it to end.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Bella Unique Challenge

This is my page for the March Bella Unique Challenge- It doesn't show up real well but its the best my camera can capture...I included a close up so you can see my grandaughter-Sweet Addy's face - I made the butterflies on the page with glitter glue and a punched out butterfly(from a 2 liter bottle...theres a post on here telling how to do it.  TFL

Friday, March 4, 2011

Prizes in the Mail!!!

I just recieved my gift from the Bella Creations Tres Chic Muse challenge sponsered Scraps of Darkness!  It was like many pretty things...I ooowwed and awwwed as I pulled each thing from the box.  Thank you Bella and Scraps of Darkness!!! Be sure to check out both of these sites :)

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

'Bella' of the Ball

I was lucky enough to win 2(make that 3!!!!!) drawings for challenges this past month at and on top of that my blog is being spotlighted...WOW!!!!!!!!!!! I'm really new at this blogging thing but I am having a lot of fun with it.  Check out Bella is a creative site with challenges in altered art, ATC's,  scrapbooking, cardmaking...just about anything crafty, that is so inspirational- and a group of ladies that make your day feel brighter. :)  I am still in shock!!!

Monday, February 28, 2011

Oven Cleaning 101

I don't profess to be a fact I cry wolf whenever I can.  But last night I was inspired to make Baked pork chops in a sauce (made with Cr of Mushroom soup) so I put it all in my baking dish complete with potatoes...covered it and put it in the oven- set the timer and went about my business.  After about 25 minutes I noticed smoke pouring out of the upper vent on my stove- the gravy had bubbled over and covered the bottom of my oven!!! The house still stinks!  I spent 2 hours today scrubbing baked on gravy till my hands ached!  I hate porkchops!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Friday, February 25, 2011

Back in Time

This is an altered canvas I did of a picture of myself and my 3 siblings...I plan on making a smaller one with the picture of my youngest sister to hang beside this one.  I think it would have been better if I had used Mod Pog on the paper(next time)!  Another Bella Creations challenge. 

Thursday, February 24, 2011

More Christmas Gift Bags...and Tags!

6 more done...I'm having fun playing with the glitter glue to add 'BLING' - you can never have too much bling!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Christmas Gift bags done...check!

Here are a few photos of the gift bags I've finished (more to come) as part of a challenge on Bella Creations (Jingle Bellas). I think I might actually be ready for Christmas this year.

Working on christmas Crafts!

Its never to early to start working on Christmas I have been making tags and bags...I'll post them after the dry! Thanks to Bella Creations I am inspired to get it done.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Yummy Green Chili Stew

I enjoyed my daughter Aubree's Green Chili Stew tonight...I'll post her recipe as soon as she writes it down for me.  As usual Addyson was the entertainment-3 years old and still going strong when I left at 11:45 PM!!!
Got good news- my Momma's heart is A-OK...thank goodness!
I'm working on some craft projects that I will be posting in the next few days so stay tuned...

Friday, February 11, 2011

Butterflies from Soda bottles

I used empty soda bottles and my butterfly punch to create butterflies..

 Then I used glitter glue  to paint them...good recycling project! After they dry they peel right off the plastic so you can make even more... great embellies for scrapping and maybe on headbands.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

'Wicked' Fun

Today my sweet hubby Mike took me to see the musical 'Wicked' - I have wanted to see this forever.  Turns out he bought the tickets 8-9 months ago.  How sweet is that.  He even enjoyed it too! I think this should become a habit!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Life in "The Tundra" aka New Mexico

The weather this past week has been so cold...we have snow and freezing temps.  It is so cold that our dog's feet freeze before she is done taking care of her business!  She just stands there and cries!  Come on Spring!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Making German Pancake!

Sweet Addyson made German Pancake for the entire family...I helped very little.  She is going to be a great cook!

My Grandpups!

I thought I would share a picture of my grandpuppies(although they are not puppies anymore!
This is Captain...

This is Meatloaf (Loafers)
They live in Cali with my son, his wife and my grandson.