Wednesday, October 27, 2010

The differences...

Just today the differences between where we live now and where we used to live are vast...
Colorado-40 degrees, Florida- 75 degrees
Colorado- freeze warning, Florida- sweat warning (aka-high humidity)
Colorado-bags and bags of raked leaves by the curb, Florida-nothing (yet if you have seen the large oak that looms over our house in some of the pics I have put on the blog, you know our time is coming...I hear it's December-January though)
Colorado-gardens are long gone, Florida-gardens just getting started
Colorado-no mangoes, Florida-mangoes in droves and oranges are just around the corner
Colorado-my family and the best friends my kiddos and I could ever ask for, FL.......


The Fam at Siesta Key Beach!  That is not snow but it is the whitest, most powdery sand that you can imagine.
We are enjoying Florida a lot but we miss you all back home so much and know that you are all invited for a visit!  We would love it!!!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Happy Friday!!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend.  Ours will be filled with kiddos, sewing, KSU football, food, family and fun!

Grandpa with kiddos, We all love our wildcats!
I don't think there are too many chores to be done. Here are some pics of the house after a lot of hard work.  We finally have our lawn mower so C got the yard mowed...makes such a huge difference.  MIL has brought over many plants (THANK YOU CAROLYN!) and we have worked hard on transplanting from our jungle in the backyard. 

What do you think?

Remember this is where we overgrown mess! 
So many of the neighbors have stopped by and let us know how much they appreciate all our hard work and to tell many stories about the doctor who lived here for many years and made the house what it is.  I guess it was once the hangout for all the neighborhood kids.  Maybe it will again...sounds good to me...what do they say, "keep your friends (my kids) close, keep your enemies (their friends) closer"!!!

I mentioned sewing...the current project is once again baby be done and sold soon.  No, there babies in my future but I love working on these little quilts!  My blanket was so important to me as a child and I love that one of my quilts might comfort a new little person somewhere out there.  
I will post the finished quilt next week...ENJOY your weekend everyone!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Day to Day...

Things are good.  Life is moving along.  K is enjoying school and has a school dance next week.  Z and L love their school. 

I have been working on organizing my/our office and my craft it.  I could do without the pink walls but I will put that on the "projects for another time" list

I think I am getting my mojo back...haven't done too much with my hands lately except unpacking so a bit of hand sewing was in order yesterday.

Here are some of my unfinished projects that I think I will tackle before any new ones...

This will be a wall hanging for Ms. K's room!
Lili's wall hanging!
Not sure what these will be...probably small wall hangings or incorporated into pillows to sell
Not sure when I made this but when I was unpacking craft boxes, found it.  LOVE IT and I did a darn good job with it too!!!

It feels good to feel settled enough to get back to the things I really enjoy.  My hands like being busy and I love having my inspiration back in one, organized place. 

Friday, October 15, 2010

"Lemonade for sale"

It was a dream realized...I never imagined that I had deprived my kiddos all these years.  In Colorado, our house set on a great, quiet street.  Never much traffic...I love it...I thought we all did until the kids came running in and announced that now that we live in FL they can finally have their own lemonade stand.  Our new street is much busier, not bad, just busier.  I shrugged like I do when they have a "crazy" idea (I was unpacking and I think I was also watching a KSU football game too) but got my butt up and made them some lemonade...they did the rest. 

And they had a great time!!

Here is K setting up...Z is in the back waiting to flag down customers!
The booth and a bunch of smiles!  We saved the signs for another day!

Customers!!!  They were very well received.
I really should totally get the excitement...where I grew up in CA, we lived on 5 acres.  My friend who lived next store and I would beg our parents to do a lemonade stand and they would have to explain that there was only 1 house down the road past ours that would be our potential customer.  We outsmarted them Saturday, we pulled all our Dads' beer out of the fridges.  After they got done cutting firewood or whatever was on the list for that day, they had to buy their beer from us!  HA!!!  That's what you get for putting a house at the end of the street!

Back to the kids...
In the end they made a total of $12!!!  Split 4 ways...they made their weeks allowance in just a couple hours.  I have already anticipated that this will happen again soon so I have the frozen lemonade in the freezer...I am ready kiddos!!!  GREAT JOB!!!