Friday, July 8, 2016

Hey . . . There's a new kitchen in town😊

Rexy and I are just loving how the new kitchen is coming along.  I feel very blessed to be able to enjoy this.  We took our time seaching for the right materials and color palette for the new kitchen and its turning out beautiful.  I cant wait to decorate.

Saturday, July 2, 2016

Happy 4th!

Monday, June 13, 2016

Life has changed . . . Again :O)

Hi there!  Its been a while since I've posted anything. For some of you in Blogland, you know my history and how important my family has always been to me.  I started this blog just for fun and had no idea how important it would become to me as time passed by.  My very first posting was in the month of December 09.  My husband Dave and I had already been through some tough years, Cassandra my youngest, had already survived a horrible car accident and I thought at that time we were finish for awhile, it was only the beginning.   My beloved husband Dave passed away unexpectedly that following year in July 2010, four days after 4th of July, since then that holiday has become a sad one now.  My middle son had just graduated three weeks prior from UC Davis, we had just returned from a wonderful family celebration and life threw a good one at us.  I suddenly had to learn Property Management and jump into my husband's work, replacing him immediately.  There was bills to pay and I had to think fast.  Brian, my middle son relocated right away to Wisconsin, taking a position in the City of Madison.  I managed to hang on for two years and then I had to downsized from a four bedroom, three bath ranch style home to a two bedroom apartment with my two college aged children, Davey and Cassandra along with a 60 pound American Pitt Bull dog.  It was more than I could ever imagine getting through, but we did, we survived.

Davey my oldest son, later took a position in Boulder, Colorado and relocated there in January 2014, about a week after Christmas.  It was just Cassandra and I after that.  We decided at that time,  it would be best to downsized to even a smaller place, a one bedroom apartment.  It was challenging, not a whole lot of room for two people and a big dog.  Our bedroom became a storage room, filled with cardboard boxes to the ceiling.  We managed  . . . again.

Buttons my dog, really became my best friend through those challenging years.  She never left my side, would always sleep right by my bed, always waiting to go for a walk. With lots of regret, later that year we had to put Buttons down, her hind quarters went out, which is quite common for larger dogs.  We had Buttons for 11 years and she was one of my best.

Have you heard that saying, "Every once in a while, life brings you a fairytale"  . . . In January 2014, I started dating a new friend of mine, by the name of "Rex" aka "Rexy".  I've posted often of all the motorcycle adventures we've been on and always having fun doing something.  We continued to grow closer, Rexy was broken just like I was.  We both found a "center point" and never left each others side after that.

In January 2015, Rexy asked me to move in with him.  I wasn't quite ready for that big change in my life yet, Cassandra was still living at home with me and I couldn't leave her like that, after all that had happened in the years prior.  I decided that I would give it a year to think about, this would let me prepare Cassandra, my youngest to live on her own.  Dave and I always told her she would live at home until she married, that didn't happen.  Meanwhile, Rexy and I started to work on his home.

In January 2016, I told Rexy I  was ready to move in with him.  Cassandra and I ended our Lease June 2016.  To say proudly, Cassandra moved into her own one bedroom apartment and I relocated to Rexy's home in Mission Viejo, California.  Rexy and I have worked on this home for over a year now and its finally coming together.  We were hoping it would be done by the time I moved in, but we probably have a couple more months to go before it's fully completed.

Thats Cassandra's stuff ready to move to her own place

I don't know what lies in front of me, as I move forward in this life of mine, but with God's blessing and mercy I hope it's filled with some wonderful memories for us and of course, with our families too.  Rexy has two daughters and I have two sons and a daughter whom all get along with each other real well and have known each other for quite awhile before Rexy and I ever met.

With all these changes, the only thing that stayed consistent was my faith with God  . . . he never left me.  He showed me the way, even when I didn't know which way to go  . . .

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Creating Some Happy :O)

I've been loving my paper art  . . . never really knew what to do with it, but I'm finally beginning to figure it out and creating some happy around the homestead.  I found a 5 x 7 linen covered frame to display my paper creations.  I can sit it anywhere.  Easy to change out also with sticky dots.  Thought I would create something for the month of May . . .

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Making Dolls Again . . . "Walk in God's Beauty and Love"

I've loved making dolls for years now  . . . sort of getting tired of them looking all the same.  Need to come up with something a little different.  They say you can always see the creator in their work.  I guess I sort of look like my dolls . . . LOL!  Funny looking, I would say, sort of silly too, just the way I like them. 

I found some awesome fabric at JoAnn's the other day . . . God inspired of course.  I added a little chick too and always some polk-a-dot fabric for the skirt.  Decided to hang the doll from my TV cabinet for fun.  Happy Tuesday Blogland Friends!

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Stitching Little Bits . . . Two Hearts, One Path

Years ago when my oldest was just a little one, I would often cross stitch.  I would loved stitching "Told In A Garden" patterns. They all had an Amish scene to them. This pattern I've had for years and never got around to stitch it. This pattern cost me a whole .50 cents, it's about 30 years old also . . LOL!  The name of it is called "Two Hearts".  Finished it with some cream color ric-rac and navy/white polk-a-dot fabric.  Blessings :O)

Saturday, March 26, 2016

Happy Easter

May you all have a beautiful and memorable Easter with your family and friends  . . . wishing my boys were home for Easter.  Cassandra and I will be spending Easter in Mission Viejo with Rexy.  The three of us will be attending Easter service at Saddleback Church with Rick Warren.  Afterwards, we will go hiking.  I've decided to make a ham for Easter dinner along with all the goodies, including an orange cake.  Rexy has an orange tree in his backyard which is loaded with oranges right now.  Bringing some Easter goodies also for Cassandra and Rexy :O) Have a blessed Easter! xo