Friday, July 6, 2012


my Couch quilt

This was the easiest and funnest quilt ever.

Buy 2 Layer cakes (10" pre-cut blocks) this quilt is made with one and a half +/-. I matched the same patterned pieces together. Sew the blocks all the way around, right sides together. You'll be left with a block entirely encircled. Take your straight edge and rotary cutter and cut an X in the block; corner to corner. Your finished product will be 4 matching blocks. I layed mine out to look like this but I'm sure you can find something you'd like even more. I have only made a few quilts in my life and this one was the best of all, more corners matched up and it was fast and rewarding. Good Luck if you try it.

I did something a little different for the back, just to use the last of my favorite blocks.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

wow I didn't realize it had been so long since I bloged. SORRY
we all are just now getting over a little bit of the flu, 24 hour or so I suppose. It's amazing how fast the kids bonced back, unlike Daddy and me. I don't have much to say so I'll just post some pictures. Enjoy!
the first snow
Elly loves to be nakey and play on the potty
Elly sitting with Santa, she did good, only cried a little.
Dempsey on the other hand Hated it. but it got better...

...when Santa gave him some Candy!!
Elly Lynn's 1 Year Birthday pictures
our Holiday Pictures

Sunday, October 24, 2010

funk better

The funk is better for now. Got to go the the Crossroads for brunch and took a nap when I got home. It's amazing what a little nap can do. I woke up ready to be a better mom; to sweeten up my babies since I purposely neglected then for the first 4 hours of the day. I rocked them both to sleep, hugged and kissed them a ton today. Just making the last post took a ton of weight off my shoulders. Thank you all for listening and your loving support and prayers.


I don't know whats wrong with me and I hope at least one person who reads this can relate; but i just don't want to do it anymore. This Mom stuff is the toughest job I've ever had. I don't know if its waking up every day with two kids in your bed, not to mention my bed's not the same as my husbands. and being woken up to cries, the sound of slurping juices and my hair getting pulled, just to roll out of bed and do almost everything all day for some one else and nothing for your self. Constantly being wanted, pleading to hold, constantly helping teaching and disciplining. I think I'm loosing it, I have no patience anymore, I have lost control of my house; and could care less how dirty it is; well I care but just can't find it in me to clean it. I am just now doing MY laundry, its been 3 weeks. The Kids gets done every week. I want to quit, to leave and not come back but know I could never do such a thing but it would be great to just have some me time, to be able to take a shower every day, to sleep through the night, even if it were just for a week. It's been over 2.5 years since I've had a good nights sleep. Pregnant to a baby that I nursed till I was pregnant again, and still nursing the baby. But how would that even make it better Dempsey still gets up in the night and I have no clue why he just gets up and crawls in bed with me. Elly is constantly getting up anywhere from 2 to 5 times a night mostly to nurse, I can't get her to eat at night so she'll sleep better.
I just feel like a horrible mom, I wish i didn't feel this way. I wish I was in love with my job; it's just so hard to keep pleading with your children, to keep going each day know that yet again you're not getting a shower or that the baby is going to bite me in the nipple again at her next feeding. Yes I know I should just stop nursing but any mom who has nursed knows how gratifying it is and I just don't want to quit till after a year. Elly does take a bottle now and doesn't nurse a lot mostly around bed time.
I know I should just be grateful both kids are perfectly healthy, mostly happy and beautiful. and they both love me very much but i just can't get a hold of things and it's taken its toll on me. I hope some one can relate. Sorry for venting...

Sunday, October 17, 2010

packer game

We went to the Packers Lions Game a few weeks ago. The game was really close, I didn't have as much fun as I had hoped, Aaron did though. The kids went to Rick and Sue's for the weekend and Dempsey is still mad that we went to the game. " Me no want mommy and daddy go to foodtball game" and when we got home "me no like you go to foodtball game" and he is still talking about it. Elly did fine. Here are some pictures.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Most Dazzling Eyes

Here are the pictures from Hammond Heartland Days where Elly entered th "Cutes Baby Contest" and won Most Dazzling Eyes!!