Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Horrible Spring

I have a beautiful niece, her name is Betsy.  She is now an angel in Heaven.  Seven years ago she was diagnosed with brain cancer. She fought like a trooper, had two babies, cancer returned and she fought it again for almost two years.  In April her doctor told her there was nothing more they could do for her and she proceeded to rapidly go downhill from then until May 5th.  I miss her so much, it breaks my heart.

Friday, January 31, 2014

Scout & Wreath

Here's Scout helping me clean up from Christmas.  I think I may have 2014's Christmas card :) I love this boy, he makes me smile.

Monday, December 9, 2013

Dare to DIY

My nephew got married in September of 2012.  My two nieces gave to his bride for her shower a basket of wine bottles with tags on them, when to drink them, etc.  One of the bottles was a beautiful snowy scene that they had to share on their first married Christmas Eve.  They celebrated Christmas Eve with us and brought the bottle of wine with them.  I saved the bottle with hopes of doing something with it for them for Christmas 2013.

My husband drilled a hole in the back of the bottle using a special drill bit for glass only.  I bought a small string of battery operated LED lights at the Dollar Tree (only $1 - good price for that store wouldn't you say???) and I picked up a wine stopper with a Christmas tree on it at Pier 1.  Below is our finished product:

We love the way they turned out and can't wait to make some more! 

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

A week at The Cape

We just had our annual family vacation at "The Cape".  We rented a house with Rich's sister and niece in Chatham, MA.  It was a great weather week, we hit the beach every day except one, the boys chartered a boat and went fishing:

They ended up catching fifty-one (51)!!! bluefish!  They didn't keep them all, the first mate used some for bait to go shark fishing. 

Christopher rented a paddle board on Friday.  Started off really good, but there was a land breeze that day so when he attempted to return to shore he couldn't fight the breeze.  He had to be rescued by two wonderful people in their kayak.  I think I lost 5 lives that day. 

Friday, July 26, 2013

Scout's tricks

This is Scout - Jonathan likes to do "odd" things with him.  He thought sitting up at the kitchen counter was a good thing.  It is until he's all alone and thinks it's okay to get up there and destroy what's ON the counter. 

Wednesday, July 3, 2013

First Fire

We had our first fire in the fire pit - so fun! 

We sat and enjoyed some wine, some S'Mores, good wine and great family!  We can't wait to do it again!  Hopefully the nights will cool down again soon, otherwise it's way too hot to sit around a fire pit...