Saturday, February 28, 2009
Family time is is all the time ........since Davin and I are home its 24/7 with together this will end monday ,Davin goes back to being a auto Broker till we can land back in the radio chair(s)!
So we headed "Up the Hill" as we say here in Colorado.
MEANING: going to the Mountains.
the day was great But the wind was crazy at times, and the long lovely path we love to trek was still icey SOOooo we poked around had our packed lunch and I giggled as Davin turned into a younger heavier version of his dad and pressed at the kids
"watch the path!!!....COME HERE!! Don't touch the water!!! Don't step in the mud!!
Dillon ! Dillon?? Dillon!!! DILLONNNNNNNNN!!!!!! Izzy NO...Iz don't Izzy PLEEZZZEEEE
Izabel what did I just say??? (and MY FAVORITE) IZABEL ASPEN FESMIRE!!! 1...2..3...!!!
ahhhhhh whats a mom to do but GLARE!!!!! and tell him to CHILL OUT WE ARE IN NATURE!!!
I have lots of fabric detergent its O-K-A-Y!!!!!!!!!!!!
I don't believe he understands 2 and 5 year olds sometimes :)
BUT after the colorfilled stories of his STEP- DAD...................well I did say Colorfilled did I not?? NUFF SAID
it was a nice day and after coming back down we did give them a much needed time on the playground near our house .
Posted by Ana at 12:08 AM
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
I full day FULL DAY!!!!!
well first there was the traditional pancakes ! yummmmmmm lots of bacon please!!
then there was laundry, Making MARDI GRAS masks and then there was lunch and a awesome 70 degree afternoon to go bike riding at the park..BUT WAIT THERES MORE!!!!
start dinner get out stuff for taxes....GO to parent teacher meeting come home serve LATE dinner watch the kids cry and fuss they are Tired and want to go to bed THE WHOLE dinner!!! LONG FULL EXHAUSTING Day!!!! LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL!!!!
Posted by Ana at 8:28 PM
Sunday, February 22, 2009
well as a sensitive mommy does ......especially since I have this flu THAT CAME TO KILL ME I BELIEVE........ I BEGAN TO TEAR UP.... well I knew for weeks that this day would come The first tooth to leave Izzy's mouth and make way for the permenant residents ..BUT as a mom and did I mention SENSITIVE to a fault I cried a tear or two when she wiggled it into Frenzy at the kitchen table Saturday night. Dad approached it with zeal!! and pliers .
I flipped out at the mention of such a thing, he loves to pull chains and none are more fun and better to pull than MINE.
so off they went into the bathroom to plot the PULL .....in the end she did it herself couple of good tugs and it was free of her perfect little mouth.
its always in these small times your mothers words come to visit you.
"wait till you have children , then you will know how a mothers heart feels."
Posted by Ana at 4:45 PM
Saturday, February 21, 2009
well I am done ! it should have been done last week but the "CRUD" came to get me and I havent been up to par! but I descided to fight back today and finish Izzy's cherry Dress ! she is so funny its so cute how excited Kids get over stuff.
she told me she never wants to go shopping for dresses again! YOU CAN DO THEM ALL MOMMA!!
Oh boy.....this might be a bit tricky..........I might have to go buy wedding material soon so I can finish on time LOL anyway the Cherry Out fit is ALMOST complete....she asked if I could make a "small" purse to go with it........
back to the sewing room I go.
Posted by Ana at 3:56 PM
Friday, February 20, 2009
my love of antiques and my "NUTHIN BUT TIME" schedule especially when Dillon is napping and Izzy is at school leaves me open to researching my own antiques and where they came from how old they are and for the collector HOW MUCH ARE THEY WORTH??? well I have come across some very fascinating facts about my treasures and how excited was I to find out the worth of some of my very favorite things. even Davin had his eyebrow raised when I told him how much some of our pieces go for ....BUT as husbands will do........his next sentence was "So when can we sell this stuff" oh well not everybody gets it !
the tea cup below was from my aunt Belmira , she was my paternal grandmothers sister And for some reason she loved me. I think it was the fact my dad was my grandmothers 1st born and Bella was very young when he was born so they were close growing up Funny that many many years later my father married a much younger woman (my Mom) and had me the Youngest of all the grandchildren.....28 grandchildren I was number 28
after my father died I would go and visit her and her husband, she would always make the best black tea and serve it with yummy Stella Dora cookies I always admired her pretty tea cups. bit by bit she would gift me items from her home saying to me " oh I don't have any use for this anymore would you like to have it?" I would NEVER SAY NO ! such beautiful things that she collected over the years , I adored them all and have them all and most importantly use them happily thinking of her every time.
I was so happy she got to meet my Boyfriend who became my husband 2 years later .
sadly she passed away before my wedding .it broke my heart But in my heart I feel she sees us using our lovely treasures she so lovingly gave me so not so long ago.
Posted by Ana at 7:13 PM
Thursday, February 19, 2009
Well I feel like someone ran me over !
when fatigue hits BOY it Hits hard!! head cold sorta thing on top of it all BLAHhhh
I felt alittle better this evening so I finished izzy's craft bag! she wanted a bag she could put pens and pencils in and her notebooks she takes on car rides in.
so I used some of the suede patches I scored at the Fabric store along with scraps from other projects she loves her bag and I relaxed a bit while feeling BLAH!!!
Posted by Ana at 5:44 PM
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
Don't ya just love goofy hats??
well I do!!
life is so complicated at times and funny clothes and hats make gloomy times bareable NOT to mention FUN!!!!
I took a stab at FUN and HATS with this little beauty Izzy loves it and what goofy little girl wouldn't !! I have to admit I love it too !! But I think my crocheted buttoned flower is my favorite part! we giggled on how it matched Izzy's hoody top!
Posted by Ana at 2:24 PM
Monday, February 16, 2009
Us woman folk headed out today to do some fun shopping! I only wish I had not cheated on my gluten free life last night ....Oh Owwweeee! my tummy is a mess today BUT no belly crampin can stop a Gymboree sale!! cute bright colored shirts with sewn on flowers.... 1.99 HELLO!!!!!! yes I am grabbing those babies up! I splurged on a sweet shirt and tie for Dillon I could not resist the cars on the mini sized tie! toooooo cute and there is 3 times a year I will not upset myself with prices too much ....Christmas/Easter and Birthday Outfits! we go to church and we go out to dinner and we take family pictures so on these instances I spend a couple bucks more.
I am so excited about the latest fabric find , its for Izabel and I am so ready to start cutting that stuff up :)
I have always had a love for cherries on anything! one of my favorite websites which I feature its link below on the blog is Daddy O's and they have awesome rockabilly cutsey stuff ! and Cherries!!! earrings,on shoes etc....
so when I saw this fabric I was all over it like a yuppy at a starbucks!!!
I am going to settle in and start to cut as soon as I am off of here....Izabel wants to water color so I said SURE........
Sunday, February 15, 2009
WELL its time to prepare again for LENT !
I love the traditions, and keeping them alive for the kids is very important. This year on holy week Izabel will help with Easter sweet bread for the 1st time , I am so excited to teach her. we will head out today to church and to collect all the prayers and materials needed for the coming weeks. NEXT WEEK ..............MARDI GRAS!!! and then Ash wednesday services.
Mardi Gras or Carnival
Carnival, which comes from a Latin phrase meaning "removal of meat," is the three day period preceding the beginning of Lent, the Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday immediately before Ash Wednesday, which is the first day of the Lenten Season (some traditions count Carnival as the entire period of time between Epiphany and Ash Wednesday). The three days before Ash Wednesday are also known as Shrovetide ("shrove" is an Old English word meaning "to repent"). The Tuesday just before Ash Wednesday is called Shrove Tuesday, or is more popularly known by the French term Mardi Gras, meaning "Fat Tuesday," contrasting to the fasting during Lent. The entire three day period has now come to be known in many areas as Mardi Gras.
Carnival or Mardi Gras is usually a period of celebration, originally a festival before the fasting during the season of Lent. Now it is celebrated in many places with parades, costumes, dancing, and music. especially the Portuguese culture , the French culture of Louisiana, and some of the Caribbean cultures such as Trinidad, Many churches now observe Mardi Gras with a church pancake breakfast or other church meal, eating together as a community before the symbolic fasting of Lent begins.
Posted by Ana at 9:23 AM
Saturday, February 14, 2009
Well apart from being so tired yesterday I noticed many typo's on last nights blog post LOL
today was a nice day. I made yummy pancakes for breakfast with bacon OHHHH bacon!
if I have NOT done a blog about bacon I will have to HOW I LOVE THE PIGGY!!!
we are a pork lovin family, BOY am I thankful I am not Jewish I would be sinning up a storm!
where was I?...........oh yes Valentines day.......we went to the home show with our wonderful free tickets. my dear sweet friend Velda had a booth there at the Denver convention center, so we got some free passes and were subjected to the prettiest of pretty in home design.
I was good I didn't whine or pout...well I pouted a Bit...just a tad...BUT Hey I love to Garden and the displays were to "POUT for"
I can't imagine whining about "WANTING" I feel sooooo blessed with my life, GOD has helped us so much in our life I might whine but its not for material things its for things I have no control over ...........LIKE my growing children, or the gray hairs that pop up out of my colored curls.....
all in all LOVE day was LOVELY!
Posted by Ana at 7:22 PM
Friday, February 13, 2009
going to Izabels Valentine's party was awesome! we all had a great time helping out even lil Dillon got into the party spirit well he loved looking at all the books,and not being told "THOSE ARE MINE"!!!
fun had by all!
Posted by Ana at 5:20 PM
One of the most needed Days of the year! seriously, not so much the $5.00 cards or the really bad candy...(those candy hearts are a dentists dream)
BUT ...LOVE !!! sweet pure love! I love this holiday! I love the heart breaking story of how it all began
archaeologists have unearthed a Roman catacomb and an ancient church dedicated to Saint Valentine.] Alongside a woodcut portrait of him, text states that Valentinus was a Roman priest martyred during the reign of Claudius the Goth [Claudius II]. Since he was caught marrying Christian couples and aiding any Christians who were being persecuted under Emperor Claudius in Rome [when helping them was considered a crime], Valentinus was arrested and imprisoned. Claudius took a liking to this prisoner -- until Valentinus made a strategic error: he tried to convert the Emperor -- whereupon this priest was condemned to death. He was beaten with clubs and stoned; when that didn't do it, he was beheaded outside the Flaminian Gate [circa 269].
Saints are not supposed to rest in peace; they're expected to keep busy: to perform miracles, to intercede. Being in jail or dead is no excuse for non-performance of the supernatural. One legend says, while awaiting his execution, Valentinus restored the sight of his jailer's blind daughter. Another legend says, on the eve of his death, he penned a farewell note to the jailer's daughter, signing it, "From your Valentine."
wow not really a Halmark movie is now LOL
BUT none the less, LOVE is the reason and that my friends is a GREAT reason for ANY DAY!!! and everyday!
I have always been a fan of Valentines day , My dad would always buy my mom teh BIGGEST prettiest heart he could find. OH how I loved to look at that heart all decorated with lace and ribbon and a big ole fabric rose in the middle , I thought it was the end all !!!! Sliced bread ??? what?? this was the best invention EVER!!!!
I always got one as well ......not as big but who could eat all taht candy........yeah right!
then there was the school parties and the cards all pink and red ! what a great girly holiday!!!
mom would always say a prayer for our family taht was extra special.
I try to spread the love on to my kids and show them how important it IS to always show folks you love them!!
Posted by Ana at 4:22 PM
Thursday, February 12, 2009
I love the Owls..........I LOVE OWLS!!! no idea why.....maybe it remends me of when I was izzy's age in the 70's....OWLS were big then too ...
I quiet night sewing and finishing Izabel's Valentines did'nt go as I planned .....BUT again a night at this house seldom follows the "plan" I had set out to accomplish. needless to say it went a bit sideways and upside down.....but thats life unexpected and always keeping you on your toes!!!
Posted by Ana at 8:09 PM
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
how much do I love to snap snaperoo ? I can not put into words ...BUT I must admit sometimes I believe its not JUST taking the photos BUT also creating something with them that is my passion.
My HAPPY VALENTINES DAY Project 2009
Posted by Ana at 3:15 PM