Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

I finally got my camera back! These are the pictures of Cade opening his Scorpian. I wish we had video of it but I will always remember it! He also got a BB gun. We live back in the woods so he shouldnt be able to hurt anything. Andy gave him a little safety talk and he has been hunting before. I told him that if he shoots an animal he will have to eat it so I think my squirrels are safe right now!
We have had a really nice holiday! I loved having the kids home! Last night, we all 5 went to the movies and out to eat. We dont do this much because we dont like the same movies, its SO expensive and our teenage boy doesnt like to be seen with us. We went to see Avatar. Have you seen it? We all loved it! It was 3d which I could have lived without but we thought it was worth it! After the movies we went out to eat and then came home and crashed around the tv! I have been going through my fabrics for baby quilt stuff. A lady at church (i know her but we arent really friends) has a daughter who is having a baby. Kelsey and I got an invitation to the shower and wondered why since we don't really know the daughter. Well, at church, the lady keeps asking about my "blankets" so I can only guess that she wants a quilt. I give quilts at most baby showers. Kelsey said that I should not make one, she said I should not even go but I don't think it is that big a deal. I will just take it as a compliment!
Andy is at the Fire Dept. New Years Eve. It will just be me and the kids. We are going to make homemade pizza and a Hersheys Chocolate Cake! I will be surprised if I make it until 12! I have also been writing down some goals for the New Year. My thoughts are still kind of jumbled with how to balance and what to balance. I hope writing it all down will help!
Happy New Year to everyone! Thank you for reading! I can't wait to see all the wonderful things that happen to us all in 2010! Be safe!

Tuesday, December 29, 2009


We had a great Christmas! A wonderful time with our family! I did take some pictures but left my camera at my MIL's. Cade has been begging and writing Santa and thinking that he would die if he didnt get this "one special toy". It is "Scorpian" from an old movie "Mortal Combat" He's all into Karate so we found an old copy of the movie and he loved it! Every since then he has asked for the toy from the movie. Of coarse, they dont make the toy anymore but you can find "collectibles" from the movie! I have no idea who would collect these ( the movie really stinks) but I guess if you are into karate it is o.k. Anyway, after pricing these "collectibles" we told Cade that Santa cant make vintage toys. He was pretty bummed out. That is all he wanted for Christmas, well, he wanted a black ski mask too. (we tell ourselves that he is not wierd, just gifted) Andy found a Scorpian thet we could afford and ordered it, then we worried if it would get here in time for Christmas! It did, and we wrapped it and put it under the tree. Cade got up Christmas morning and he looked and looked to see if Santa brought it. Finally, when he opened his presents he was THRILLED!! He even cried! I have pictures that I will have to post later! That was a really nice moment especially since this is probably his last year believing in Santa!

We have been busy around here. We got all the Christmas stuff down and put away on the 27. I miss looking at the tree but it was time! Cade and I both had Doctors appts. and we have had a nephew over. We have enjoyed staying up late and sleeping in!
And now about GOALS, I have been seeing people make goals for 2010. I think that this is a gret idea and I have really been pondering mine! I really want something doable and some goals that will make me feel better. I have a hard time with "balancing" my life. I LOVE to sew but I like a clean house and I really need to work on a more healthy lifestyle. I am overweight and I have very high blood pressure (I had it even when I was thin and a runner) but being over weight is really bad for it! I also enjoy my computer time. and honestly, if I'm in a rush my first thing to give up is my morning Bible time! That makes me very sad to admit that! I'm going to take a few days and think about balance and my goals! Any thoughts? Any of you have any ideas about balance? I dont know if its time managment or if I'm just not clear on what I want my life to be.
I will posts pictures from Christmas soon! Thanks for reading!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas!

Wishing Everyone A Very Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year!

Monday, December 21, 2009

My Christmas Gift!

Friday did not go as planned! I went to take a shower, to get ready for Cade's school party and No Water! Nice! Andy was home so he checked the well out and couldnt figure out what was wrong with it. Also, we are on total electric and it was pouring down rain! Not very safe for someone who doesnt know what he is doing!:) Andy took Cade on to school while I waited all day for the well people. The well men were GREAT!! It was in the 30's and raining very hard...they would work awhile then sit in their truck awhile! I felt bad for them! If you are in Georgia and have a problem with your well, call Georgia Well Co. Anyway, our "jet" had gone out burning up our motor and we had a small leak. So for Christmas, Andy and I got a $600 brand new well pump!!! The water was back on in time for me to shower and go pick Cade up from school.

I also picked up my niece Ansley to come down and play! I had her Christmas presents from us and I wanted her to get those before they moved. Cade had another friend over and they all had alot of fun! They played and played! I made spaghetti and they ate and ate!! I enjoyed having her here!
My sister moved Sunday, we were at church but she had said that she didnt want anybody hanging around when they left! It was hard enough for them, I'm sure! I talked to her and she sounded o.k. Also, I didnt know if they were going to take Wendy or not til we got home from church and she was on my porch! I am still hoping that they will change their minds and come up here for Christmas Eve. We will see!
I know that this is a busy, busy week for everyone! Thanks so much for reading!
Merry Christmas!

Friday, December 18, 2009


Today is Cade's "Polar Express Day Party" The kids and teachers all wear their pjs to school. They watch the Polar Express movie and most classes have breakfast food. I am going to help Cade's teacher. The kids getted whipped into such a frenzy I am sure that she will need lots of help! I remember how exciting this time of year can be for a child! The anticipation, the excitment, such a happy time!

My sister and her family are moving this weekend. I ask that ya'll please remember us during this time. It hasnt been a very good week for them!

On a happier note, my daughter comes home from college Saturday!She has done really well on her finals and she is ready for the break! and I'm ready to have her home!

Merry Christmas!


Wednesday, December 16, 2009


Thanks so much for Cade's congratulations! He was pretty excitied himself. Friday, he got kicked out of music class because he was goofing off and making "the other children laugh, causing a disturbance" (sigh) they are practicing for a Winter Spectacular. He has karate the night they are performing so he isnt going to be there. He knows that he should behave anyway!!

Do you give teacher's gifts? Darlene showed pictures of her teachers gifts and they are SO CUTE!! I am giving gifts to Cade's 2 main teachers and his REACH teacher. I bought these little snowmen ornaments at Target. They came in a box of 6 and I think they are very sweet. I'm going to give 1 to my sister too. I usually give the karate instructors Starbuck cards. I need to come up with a clever way to wrap these ornaments!

Today I am going shopping with my oldest son, Joey. I hope that everyone is having a great day!

p.s.-if you click on the picture, in the top corner you can see a little red felt ornament that my sweet Kelsey made when she was in first grade. Joey had the same first grade teacher and made one too. Cade has one that we made here at home when he was a first grader! They are my favorite ornaments on the tree!!

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Guess who won his class spelling bee???

He may not behave in music class but the boy can spell!!! Way to go Cade!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Wet Weekend!

We had a nasty weekend, weather wise! The temp. stayed around 32-35 degrees and ALOT of rain! We have been under flood warnings all weekend and it is suppossed to start raining again around 3. I guess rain is no where near as bad as snow or ice, but snow sure would be prettier!

We still had a good busy weekend. Andy and Cade got hair cuts. Cade had to get fitted for a new Karate uniform. I went to the local quilt shop (by MYSELF!!) We all 4 went out for pizza and did some Christmas shopping. I also went to Joanns (not by myself) Sunday, we did our church thing, brought a nephew home with us to play then we went to a Christmas concert at church. I love being at church during the holidays, the music and decorations are beautiful. I also think that it is so nice to be around others who are taking time to worship and praise Heaven's Perfect Lamb!!
My quilt shop purchase. Some yardage from Fig Tree Quilts Mill House Inn. It is very pretty and so soft! I was out of white thread.

Another picture of my sweet Wendy, taken last week (before all the rain) I am still waiting to find out if my sister is taking her.

Ruby looking down from above!

I hope that everyone has a happy Monday! I am so thankful that we only have 1 week left of school. I think the kids are getting crazy and the teachers are getting grumpy! I will be more than happy to have my kids home! Do I sound like a Mom that got a snippy note from a teacher?


Thursday, December 10, 2009

Lazy Morning

Today has been a crazy morning! I got up at 5am to have my coffee, bible time and computer time. I got Andy up at 6 for the fire dept. He left at 6:45 and I got Cade up for school. I was having a hard time getting him awake and moving. He kept laying on the couch and wouldnt say what he wanted for breakfast. I was going to put his lunch in his backpack and I couldnt find it anywhere! Then I remembered that Andy had picked Cade up from school on Wednesday and went straight to church. I guess nobody got it out of the truck last night so it went to the fire dept. with Andy!! Andy was too busy to bring it back and I was too lazy to go get it! So after yelling at Cade to get up I then had to tell him to go back to bed!! I will meet Andy this afternoon in a town a little closer to us to get the backpack!!

So this sweet little boy got an early Christmas present!! A day off from school! He has enjoyed himself, staying in his p.j.s and making a mess in the livingroom!! I enjoy having him here!

Thank you for the anniversary wishes! We had a nice day! We went out for coffee, did some shopping then went to a Japanese restaurant for lunch! Since our anniversary is so close to Christmas we usually wait and celebrate in February. My birthday is the 16 so we celebrate my birthday, Valentine's day and our anniversary then.

This is Wendy. She is my sister's dog but has lived with us for years. We feed her. She likes to hang out with our little dof Brick. They do go visit my sister and lay on her porch. My sister still hasnt decided what she will do with Wendy. I have told her that we would be happy to have her here. I guess I will just have to wait and see!

Have a great day!


Tuesday, December 8, 2009

and they said it would'nt last...

Today I have been married for 20 years! God has truly blessed me with the perfect husband for me! I look forward to many, many more wonderful years together!


Monday, December 7, 2009

It's begining to look a lot like Christmas!

We got our tree up! It is really a pretty tree. If you look at the picture in the bottom right corner you can see Ruby's tail. She has fallen in love with the tree. She lays under it and rubs up against the branches. She keeps messing up the skirt but she hasnt tried to climb it (yet)

I did a good bit of sewing this weekend. Cade had a karate tournament Saturday morning. I had been dreading it for weeks. He is a purple belt so he sparrs. This makes me very anxious. Sometimes at class I feel like I cant breathe! I know he has on gear, and he is very good and I used to sit and watch my oldest son get stomped on in a soccer goal! He hasnt ever been hurt, I dont know what my problem is!! Anyway, Andy is very understanding (i will just say that i didnt have a wonderful childhood) and He took our 2 boys and the nephew. I was very nervous at home so I used some of that energy to clean house. Cade did fine and got 2 trophies! Next year he has to enter in the 10-12 year old bracket. I will probably faint!

We had a nice Saturday night, staying in and watching tv, playing the Wii and I did some sewing! My Sister in law is home from the hospital. She has a port in her arm and will be on iv antibiotics for 2 weeks. Thanks for your well wishes! She was at church Sunday which I thought was nuts with everybody around her sneezing and coughing!

Today, I need to do some laundry!! also I need to get to the grocery store. I will be at Cade's school on Tuesday and the on wednesday Andy and I are going to celebrate our 20 year anniversary!!! 20 years!! I can't believe it!!

Have a Wonderful week! Libby

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Yay Friday!

O.k. I'm saying it here right now "I will sew on Friday!!" Thursday I went to the grocery store for my Grandmother and I worked the Bake Sale at Cade's school. I sure didnt sign up to work it but I was asked so I did!! Turns out there was more than enough help so mostly I stood around and talked to the kids in line. I was there for 1 hour, by the time I got home it was time to go back and get Cade from school. No sewing... I have no where to go on Friday, other than taking Cade to school and picking him up. I'm going to do my normal everyday laundry, dishes, picking up, etc. and then I am going to sew, sew, sew!! Andy is at the Fire Dept. so I think I will let the boys have fast food for supper!

Now it sounds like I will have some company. My SIL has been put in the hospital. She had a root canal go wrong and now has a staph infection in her sinus'. So now my nephew will be here friday afternoon. He is 6 but plays well with Cade.

I hope that everyone has a great weekend! Thanks so much for reading. This is a baby quilt that I made for a friend at church. The pattern came from a magazine. It is handquilted. The picture does not show how pretty it was :)!

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


We are having rainy cold weather in Georgia. I usually enjoy this kind of weather because it makes for good sewing! But, this week it matches my mood! I shared alittle bit about my sister moving to Alabama with her family. What I didnt say was that their house was foreclosed on and was supposed to sell on the courthouse steps yesterday. None of us had the heart to go watch. There are a couple of local men around here that have been waiting and buying foreclosed property to use for rental houses, we heard that they were going to buy my sister's. My sister and her husband built the house about 15 years ago. Never late on a payment. Then her husband lost his job. He was in commercial construction. They had also made some bad spending decisions with credit cards.:( He wasnt able to find a steady job til now. In Alabama. He has been out of work for 3 years. Just working when he could find something. I just feel such a heavy sadness for them!! Yesterday, at cade's school, I saw my little niece, she hugged my neck and said "Aunt Libby, I want to come play at your house" all I could think was "why didnt I do her damn quilt??" My sister is really hurting but those little girls....they are so innocent and none of this is there fault!! They are getting to take thier pets. They may leave their dog, Wendy here with me. I have been feeding her for about 6 years. She is an outside dog and will sometimes walk to my sisters to sleep. (we live on 9 acres. 1/2 hers 1/2 mine) Idon't know what the new home owners will think if she tries to go up there after my sister leaves!
Oh well! Thanks for letting me get it off my chest! I was going to do some shopping withmy husband today, but I really don't feel too holly, jolly, jolly!!! Thanks, Libby

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Someone needs a Nap!

Yesterday, everyone was back at school or work. The house was very quiet! Nice, but I did miss everybody! I caught up on laundry and did a little sewing. When Cade came home from school I found out that he had fallen asleep in class!! I couldnt believe it! Then while doing his homework, he started crying twice! So, I sent him to bed for a nap. No karate, just a much needed rest! I got him up for supper and he seemed alot better. He did his homework just fine! Today, I have to volunteer at his school and I will probably need a nap! Thanks for reading and Have a Great day! Libby
p.s I had another pic of Ruby sleeping, but blogger did not want to load it...grrrr