Saturday, April 30, 2011

Some Pics of My Family

I've been blogging now for a couple of months now (where does the time go?) and I suddenly realized I have never posted a single photo of those most dear to family. We are a very small family, as I only had one child,  but I'm fortunate to have my daughter living in the same town. I know so many have family scattered everywhere.

I also have two step-sons, both of whom live out of I don't see  much of them other than holidays. I guess it's just the way of the world nowadays, but I sincerely do  miss seeing the grandbabies (well, their parents, too!)

Now my "kids" are my two furbaby Briards..although they are as much a  part of the family as anyone. They, at least, are always happy to see me when I arrive home, no matter if I've been gone for 10 minutes or 10 hours.
This is a photo of my daughter, Jenny, with her son Brendan..who just happen to be the loves of my life :)
Here's one Brendan would kill me for if he knew I was posting this ..his Mom  "made" him get his picture taken with the Easter bunny when he was at Friendly's this past week :) Shhhh.....he doesn't need to know :)
One of most of the family..notice all the boys (!) ..everyone's in this one except my daughter.
 And last but not least,  Clouseau~he's the pretty one in the family :)

and his "sister", tubby little girl :)
I hope you enjoyed "meeting" my family..they are what makes me who I am in every way.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Old Farmhouse Gathering Team's Sweet Summertime Hugs Giveaway

Wow! What an amazing giveaway from the talented folks at the Old Farmhouse Gathering! This promises to be the biggest and best ever! All you have to do to enter to win ALL--yes I said ALL of the items shown in the slideshow below is go to the OFG team blog and post a comment there! How easy can you get? If you do NOT have a blog, be sure that you leave away for us to contact you should you be the lucky winner. The winner will be selected using on May 28, so hurry on over and sign up now!

Just click on the button for the Summertime Giveaway on my will take you right to the OFG team page where you can post your comment for your chance to win! Good luck :)


Something's Coming Up You Won't Want To Miss!

Here's a little peek at what I've been working on..this little gal is going to be with LOTS, and I mean LOTS of good company. Stop back here to see just where she'll be, and how she might just show up on your doorstep along with all her friends!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Just Call Me The Pioneer Woman

My husband and I recently returned from our "getaway" cabin in the always is meant to be a relaxing time but we spend most of it fixing, cleaning, and just generally working our heineys off while we're there.

This time we even allowed ourselves a couple of extra days..I had visions of flea-market and antique-shopping; my husband decided we needed to "take down" two 25 foot pine trees that were indeed encroaching the cabin. (Personally I think he just wanted to see if his new big truck could handle hauling these giant trees up and out of the way). We attached a big ole' chain to the trailer hitch and around the first tree, and guess who got to be the one to drive the truck? Little ole' me. To be honest I had a blast :) When with the first tug the tree didn't budge, he said "forget's not going anywhere". Well, don't tell ME to forget it..I was going to get that tree down if it took all day! A few times backing up and going forward and "boom"..down it came! Now remember all this is being done on a one point he decided to inform me I had one wheel almost 3 feet off the pavement. flatlander! Then of course we just HAD to bring down the second tree...piece of cake :) Next thing you know I'm out there with a chain saw hacking away.

The icky trees were replaced by a beautiful weeping cherry, and we moved a big hemlock to take the place of the other tree..all in all it was quite an adventure...and I didn't even mention moving the three 200 lb. boulders!

It's just nice to know this whole thing would've made my widowed Mom proud..she always had to do all her own heavy work so I have never been afraid of laboring like that, either. Not to mention I ended up losing a few un-wanted pounds on our trip..despite the fudge, pecan pie and good old Southern home cooking we treated ourselves to! Here are before and after pictures..the snowy one was taken the last time we were down was beautiful but way more snow this year than we've ever seen in TN!