Monday, November 11, 2013

Hello Monday!

Hello Friends!

How did the weekend sneak by so quickly?

We enjoyed another weekend of fabulous weather!
We wanted to get out and get some photos of the fabulous fall colors,
but time got away from us and
we were only able to get some from our own block.
leaves are falling fast!!

We did a bit of yard work -- well,
we let Mr. Tennis do some -- we don't want
to hog all the fun!

Maddy had a private gymnastics lesson on Saturday
learning to do a back flip and walk-over.
She loved it and felt like she improved so
much in only a short amount of time.

She and I ran a few errands and
crossed some items off our list
like 15 minutes of cleaning over and over;
laundry (that took a lot more than 15 minutes)
grocery shopping and
making some Christmas
We are going to attempt to
get  all our holiday projects done in November
so we can spend December relaxing and
celebrating the season!

My Mom's birthday was on Saturday.
It's been hard thinking of her birthday coming
up without her.
We thought of her and talked about her all day.
Miss her so much.

She would have loved these sweet velvet pumpkins
I found from an incredibly talented etsy seller.
My Mom had many talents and sewing was
one of them.
  She loved
crafting projects!
She sewed itty-bitty Barbie clothes
for our dolls when we were little!

She encouraged me and loved all my extremely
simple craft and sewing projects!
One year, I sewed myself a
bikini!!  WHOA!!!! 
I think she laughed and laughed about
that one!  :)

Happy Veteran's Day!
Thanks to all the many brave men and women
who have served our country through the years! 


Musings from Kim K. said...

Sounds like you had a wonderfully productive weekend with Maddy. Those are gorgeous velvet pumpkins. Thinking of you and your Mother.

starnes family said...

I'm sorry for your loss. :( But, I do love those pumpkins. And Lainey would LOVE that vest!

Number 6 and no more counting! said...

I love those pumpkins!

I know the birthday thing can be so tough.

I keep thinking of how kind you are. I love those note cards my friend. Thank you, again.


Jodee said...

So glad you have so many sweet memories of your mom. I know how much you miss her every day. :(

Holy smokes! The weather was so nice last weekend! We are freeeezing today!

Hope you have a great week!

Jen Kershner said...

Isn't it lovely to grow up with a crafty mom? Sadly for my mom I didn't realize my true crafty potential until I had left home but I think I never would have if she hadn't given me that environment growing up.