Monday, November 7, 2011

Good evening Friends, we made it through the weekend and today with lots of excitement! Got most of the kids well, my college student, Brittany, is now sick. But she can't blame that on us because we don't see her unless she needs money. Wink.  It just occured to me I haven't shared any info on my precious girls.
 Brittany is my oldest. She is 19 and attends the Unversity of Tulsa as a freshman, with  Music as a first major and Vocal Performance as a second major. She is really very talented if I do say so myself.
 Amanda is 15, a Sophmore in highschool. And she is envolved in everything... NHS, SERteens, Academic Club, CSU, Special Olympics helper, and is in all honors classes. She is a busy girl and thinks she has time for a job. I think not.
 Jillian is 10, and in the 5th grade. She has joined together with a few friends at school, and on Wednesdays instead of going to recess she has a Bible study like the high school does. I was so very proud and impressed. They organized everything  on there own.
 And then there's Addeline, or Addie as we call her. And she is 5, will be 6 in Dec. She started Kindergarten this year and loves it. She keeps us all entertained with her vast imagination.
 My oldest 2 have Dark brown hair and dark brown eyes from our Cherokee heritage. And Jillian has curly dark blonde hair with dark brown eyes. And Addie has blonde hair and my blue eyes. They are so so beutiful inside and out. It still amazes me how 4 children come from the same parents and are so completely different. Thank goodness! I just don't think I could handle more than 1 of each of them! haha.
 Ok, I know I am a bit long winded today! But I had such an exciting weekend! I just have to share!
First off, we were woke up early Saturday morning to a small earthquake! In Oklahoma! I mean I know there are several fault lines that run through here. But in all my life, this past year has been the only time I have experienced one in this area! Well ever... so it kinda woke me up. I thought it was just a big strong wind blowing againgst my house. No biggie. I rolled over and went back to sleep.
 Got up bright and early to find out it was not a wind. But not an over all big deal eitherat  4.7. Then there was a larger one Saturday night. That one we felt and left no doubt what we were experiencing! It was a 5.6. Which caused some damage in areas closer to the epi-center. But just made us feel like we were on a wild ride.
 So Angie, my dearest friend from Berry Homespun Primitives and I went to a large yard sale my dad was having out in the crisp, and I mean CRISP cool air. My dad holds these yard sales for charity. So everything is donated. And all the money goes to wildfire victims in his area. The fires came right up to his home and melted some of the skirting, and burned most of his 10 acres. He was so blessed not to lose anything, that now he is trying to help those who did.
Anyway, I got some pics of what I picked up. And I have some work to do on some of them. But that's all the fun, right? Well, I keep telling myself that. But the outcome is well worth the effort.
Lets see, there is this pretty chair. I just had to have. Several little jelly molds, a butter press, a butter crock, a set of shutters, an old throw that I am going to make a chair cushion with for my new chair and Angie's matching one. And an old milk jug with porcelain inside.

                                 This is a better look at the chair. I was pretty excited about this.
 My cast iron milk jug! It says blue valley across the front. But someone wanted to make it a penny bank. That will soon be covered.
                                               A number 8 crock, and an old ironing board.
 These next pieces I am especially excited about! These will take some extra elbow grease! My dad just gave me these. He said he was going to burn them! I said load 'em up! I have the bottem drawer from the dresser. But it was falling apart. So we took it out for now. Nothing a good bit of sand paper can't fix on this baby though! And some know how for the drawer... ;)
This chest has 2 drawers and I believe someone added some wheels to the bottom. So those will come off. And I will focus on refurbishing it soon I hope!
 Ok! That's all. Thanks for stopping by. I have to enjoyed visiting with everyone.
 Have a Blessed week!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

A New Day!

Well, today all of my kiddos are off to school after a bout with Strep throat. Hopefully they will all stay at school for the whole day! That would be new this week! I am so thankful they are feeling better, its so hard when you can't kiss the hurts away.
 Anyway, last night I got a burst of energy and made dinner... But before I did that I decided to try a super easy recipe I have for cinnamon honey butter. And Oh my goodness! it turned out so so good! I had to take it away from my husband. I doubled the recipe and it only made 5- 8oz jars. But that is OK for now. As I plan to give 4 away. But I will have to make a much bigger batch next time! I know I should have taken pics to show everyone, but I just wasn't sure how it would turn out. SO next time I will do the right thing and take pics. ;)
 I want to take a minute to thank everyone for welcoming me! I am overwhelmed by the sweet greetings! Thank you all so much! I truly look forward to getting to know you all!
I hope everyone is doing well.
Blessings to you all

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Just the Beginning

Oh Boy! I've finally done it! My very dear sweet friend Angie Berry finally talked me into starting my first blog. And I admit I am pretty excited. Although, I have no idea what I will do with it now that I have it. I guess time will tell. I am sure it will have just about everything. Now I am going to go through all my photos and find some of my family and some of my favorite places to put on here. So my day will be wrapped up in setting up my blog. It may take me a while to get all of this figured out. I guess I will have to be patient! Not one of my virtues!