Friday, October 10, 2014

Happy Birthday, Ben!

Happy Birthday to my Boy!
27 years ~ 27!
My youngest is on the climb.
I didn't think this time would come so fast!

A bond between Mother and Son
Is a bond like no other one
It's forged from the very depth
Of where one finds life and breath
I pray his life will bring him joy
This is what I want for my boy
That and a peace that comes from within
And strength and honor from this young man.
Happy Birthday, Ben

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Happy Birthday, Dan!

Dear Dan,

I just want to wish you a very happy birthday.
It seems  years since I've had the chance to
chat with you!  I pray your day is just as
wonderful as you are.  You are deserving
of life's best.

Much Love,
Aunt Crickett

PS ~ I don't have a pic ~ seems Bekah
is falling down on her job.  Couldn't find
anything to snag from FB!  lol

Things. That Make. You Go. . . . .

. . . . . . Hmmmmm. 

I stopped by Kellifer's over the weekend to drop off a fall wreath and to see her Halloween and Fall decorations.
 She had in her yard, this:

I.  Want.  This.  Thing!  He's so stinkin' cute.  I've seen the traditional round chimeneas, but this guy sports character like no other!   When it was time to leave, one of the girls asked Kell if they were going to have a bon fire.  About that time Goldilocks runs up.  Kellifer said she probably was going to do the chimenea.  Goldi asks:  "What's a chimenea?  Some kind of ritual?"  Oh. My.  You can only imagine the thoughts running through my and Kell's heads.   Go ahead Kellifer.  Explain this to your Mama.  I'm waitin'.  We got a good silent belly laugh out of that one!

And, today is October 1st.  Already.  And this is how I feel about that:

Lop-eared and all. 
Now to go wish Happy Birthday to one of my fellas.

Monday, September 29, 2014

September Summary

I can relate to the poor cat chasing his tail.  I feel like that's all I do anymore ~ 'round-n-'round we go!

September arrived quickly and now it's almost time to say goodbye.  A quick month for sure.

I guess that's what happens when you get busy.

Busy finishing up projects purchased in the spring:

This is the heinous coffee table (bottom) I purchased at a flea market for three bucks . . .
 I think I over paid.  It was rickety and glue laden.
Not to mention, filthy.
The boy taking it apart and bracing it up.
It needed to have the glue scraped off, a couple bolts and
the drawer re-glued.
Top sanded and polyed.
Bottom primed.
Like my workshop?
First coat of paint.
Really liked the color but it was just a little
too "beachy blue" for our living room.
Second coat - in a pale green. 
Um . . . . no.
Not quite.
The same green with a dark glaze, polyed and
waiting for knobs.
Tricky, tricky ~finding just the right accessories.
Then we have this:
Itty Bitty and pre-school at Mom-mom's house.
Of course there was the bazillion birthdays and all the every day stuff that happens in life.  There is quite a bit of truth to the notion that the older one gets the faster life gets.  No pause.  No rewind.  And thank goodness, no fast forward! 
Toodles for now!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Back to Summer. . . . .

. . . . . now that it's fall  . . . .

My young kindred was able to come back to the shore for a few weeks in July courtesy Kelly's friend, Jenny.

Believe it or not, this was one of those very rare visits that we hardly did anything constructive. 

Sarah Sponda did finish a scrapbook she started eons ago. 

We became obsessed with outfitting Hope's bedroom with Paris-y, French-y things.  We found bargains galore for her!  Talk about being stoked, we were!   It seemed every corner we turned we found treasures.  We became the  "Make-over" team.  Two peas in a pod ~ yep, that was us.

This is my girl donning the latest fashion trend ~ men's boxers split at the crotch up the middle:

Ben split them when he squatted and I didn't notice until I was folding the laundry. Nothing like washing laundry just to throw it away.  Kinda like making sure you have clean undies on when you leave the house  ~  just in case you're in an accident!
 Puts a whole new spin on the phrase:  "You're getting a little too big for your britches!". 
Sarah decided she wanted to make her own rag quilt.  No argument here!  Count me in any day.  Quilt, fabric, shopping ~ what's not to love about that?   With the exception of the background fabric, she found beautiful flannels for the front.  She sat and meticulously cut her squares.  Good Girl.  She didn't get to sew any ~ ran out of time ~ imagine that!  But, she did have them ready to go for when she got home and could find the time. 
And speaking of time, MOST of our TIME was consumed with watching Grey's Anatomy on Net Flix.   She was hooked.  Of course I couldn't let her run that marathon all by herself even if it did mean bedtime came after 1:30AM (3:30AM on her last night here).  I was one weary gal.  But I wouldn't trade it for all the tea in China! 
We did the usual for the rest of the summer.  Swam, bickered and waited for school to start.  
It was surely a strange summer this year.  Can't put my finger on it, but it just seemed a little "off". 
But all in all, it was memorable. 
Now that fall is officially here and school is in full swing maybe I will be able to keep up with the homeland news. 

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