Monday, January 30, 2012

My trip to St. Louis

She was a little thirsty.

What is this? 

I think it is yummy.  

The best part is the icing.  

 My Pretty Girl!

I had to include this picture because she always comes up and hugs your leg.  I love it. 

I am always excited to visit Missy and the family.  There is nothing better than pulling up to their house and Molly running as fast as she can in to my arms.  And now every time I visit,  Delainey has grown a little more and has learned something new.  She is climbing on every thing.   We had some delicious enchiladas for dinner and then we had a pink-a-licious cupcakes.  Then of course we had to hit the mall on Saturday and ended the day with a nice dinner.  But when we got home we took all the cushions off the couch and built a bridge that Molly had to answer a question before she could cross.  Missy and I were the grumpy old trolls.  Good, good times.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

The Simple Things - figuring out how to ride with a little help

I was cracking up watching my almost 11 month granddaughter trying to get on her new riding toy.   It was so cute.  She is so short I wasn't sure she get her leg up that high.  So cute it is all about The Simple Things.

I'm linking up with The Simple Things.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Cupcake Party

Her picture frame before we printed the picture.


My cupcake pillow

Making polka dots

Look how good Gigi is doing making hearts.  
She also cut out all these hearts by herself. 

While Gigi and Addi stayed with Mimi and Papa we decided to have a cupcake party.   Our cupcake party was really a muffin party.  But Gigi still loved it.  We made blueberry muffins and chocolate chip muffins.  They were yummy.  Then Gigi made a cupcake craft that was a picture frame and she wanted to put her mommy's picture in it.  We also made water color hearts.  They turned out so pretty.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

WIWW - my new coat

Today I thought I would show my new coat. I got this from my momma for my birthday and I love it. It is a cape style black coat. It has these great buttons that you probably can't see. I got this from Von Maur (one of my favorite stores) and I got my boots for Christmas. I also love my new bracelet at Forever 21.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

The Simple Things - when tickling still makes you laugh

This little guy loves to be tickled!   I love his laugh. 

Addi loves to come to Mimi's and loves to play in the bedroom.  

And he loves sprite!

Papa loves the Colts and Addi!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Beauty and the Beast in 3D

While Andrea and friends are in New York having a great time, I picked Gigi up from school on Friday.  We had lunch at Qdoba and then went to see Beauty and the Beast.   It is so amazing.  Gigi loved it.  She said that she is no longer Sleeping Beauty but is now Belle.    She likes to pretend that she is the beautiful girl in whatever show or movie she is watching.   It was great.  And I couldn't believe she wore her 3D glasses most of the movie.

Oh and I wanted to tell you the story of the necklace.  We were changing her clothes from her uniform and she thought that mommy packed her necklace.  I think mommy forgot so we had big tears.  So the only way to fix it was to go pick out a new necklace and this beautiful gem is what she picked out.   She loved it.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

first post for WIWW

I've been watching Andrea (my daughter) do this for a year or so and love it.  So I thought I would try.  I felt really silly taking the pictures.  But here goes!!!
Jacket - Von Maur, Scarf - Target, boots - Macy's

I'm linking up with

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Making a Valentine Necklace and a pillow fight

On Saturday night Gigi and Addi came over for the evening while mommy and daddy had a date night.   We always have so much fun.  Addi loves to play in the bed and Gigi likes for me to read to her in there.  She wanted us to have a blanket tent but we couldn't keep the blanket over our heads.   Addi loves to jump and turn off the light.  Gigi thought it would be fun to have a pillow fight so we tried that.  She also likes to make a craft.  So I saw this necklace on eighteen25.   And I had the beads and hearts painted and John had drilled the holes and we were ready to make necklaces.   They turned out really cute.  And I made one for Molly so she will have one too.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Happy Birthday Nick and Caitlin

Nick turned 21 on the 16th.  He has had several celebrations.  Tonight John and I took him and Micah to Texas Roadhouse for dinner.   Caitlin's birthday is today.  I'm not going to tell her age but we wish them both a very Happy Birthday.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

The Simple Things - Making a Valentine's Card

When Gigi comes over we always try to do some kind of craft.  So I had plans to make a Valentine necklace that I saw on eighteen25 (more on that later).   At the last minute after reading to Gigi a new Fancy Nancy (my favorite) Valentine Book we decided to make Valentine cards.   Gigi wanted to make one for her mommy and daddy, Papa, Ashley and Claude and Sara.   So we got busy.   These pictures show just how excited she was to give her cards.   The Simple Things make me smile and warm my heart.   I'm linking up with Rebecca Cooper and The Simple Things.

Thursday, January 12, 2012


As some of you know I make T-shirt quilts for people.  I have an Etsy website for my quilts.  Before Christmas I had four to make and just finished one for a girl who wanted her sorority shirts made in a quilt. She also wanted the quilt outlined with material.  It was the first time that I had done one like this.  It was a lot more time consuming but turned out really nice.   You can see my quilts at