Wednesday, February 27, 2013

RAK and other fun things.

Hello my friends, I can hardly believe that a week has gone by since I have been here, bad blogger bad blogger.  I had to work extra days last week to make up for taking off Monday to go and see Isaiah and then the weekend I was playing catch up and then I worked again on Monday and yesterday I went to see Iasaih again. I got some more cute pictures. Here is is with his daddy
Here is is sucking his thumb, first time ever...
We got to have some time with his eyes open, he looks so much different with them open
And this one is like he is saying "no more pictures Auntie Cindi! "
I am just so in love and so thankful that I live close enough that I can go and visit. I am also thankful that my brother and especially my SIL are so welcoming!

I got a surprise in the mail when I got home last night...I was trying to figure out what I had ordered. Well it was a RAK from Christina at Pendleton Primitives. They are so cute and smell so good. She got them from Prairie Antiques, right here in Minnesota. Thank you so much Christina, you are such a sweetie.

I also have to share this darling bunny that I ordered from Brenda at The Rusty Thimble. I love Brenda's work and when I saw this I just had to order it. I love it!

Well that is all I have for now. Be well everyone!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

He's Here!!

Well it is a month early but my new nephew Isaiah entered this world on 2/18/13 at 12:28 am. He weighed 7 pounds 3 oz and was 20 inches long. Mom did a great job and everyone is over the hill happy and in love. The doctor said today he might have gotten the dates wrong because Isaiah was perfectly healthy and developed fully in every way..thank God!

I have to share some pictures because that is what proud Aunties do!

Daddy got a picture with his eyes open..LOVE IT!

When we first got to the hospital...these are the big brothers checking out their new baby brother.

This is my nephew Ivan so excited before he got to hold Isaiah...

He held him and said "hi Isaiah, I am Ivan your big brother" I about cried!

Ian holding his baby brother.
Love this picture of Isaiah's little hand on top of Grandma's.
Love my little baby feet!
Me and my nephew Isaiah...I am so in love!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

* ~ * Whole Lotta Love * ~ * Day 14

Happy Valentine's Day to everyone! I do hope you got to enjoy it with your loved ones. Well today I want to share the love I have for my extended family on my mom's side. For almost 25 years we have all gotten together in either February or March at a hotel for a family get together weekend. For the last oh I would say 15 years we have been going to Wausau WI. Tomorrow we are heading there again for our I think 24th year. My cousins and Aunts and Uncles come from Milwaukee uncle from Alabama, my cousin form California, my brother and family from the Twins Cities, my brother and his family from Tomahawk and  me, my sister and mom and dad.

My sister and I get a suite and it is the "partty" room. There is only one couch so it is an ever changing group of people on get up you lose your spot. So get ready Wausau, you are being invaded by us again!

Have a great weekend everyone. Thank you all that joined in on my chain! It was so much fun! Now what to blog about? LOL

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

* ~ * Whole Lotta Love * ~ * Day 13

Well it is Valentine's day eve and almost the end of my series. I have had such a great time reading all of your posts and thank you for posting. Today I would like to show you my Seasonal tree. I tell you it looked a lot more bare until I got my things from Steph. I love the idea of a seasonal tree...just having the lights on at night brings a warmth into my living room. I am already trying to think of things to put on it for Easter. So anyway here is my tree.
I would laso like to share with you my little rose plant. I got this yesterday from my mom and dad for Valentine's. I love the color of it and it has quite a few buds on it so it should last for awhile.
Have a great day tomorrow everyone! I will be working but will be back tomorrow night with my last post.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

* ~ * Whole Lotta Love * ~ * Day 12

Today my whole lotta love came in a box from Idaho! This box was from someone whom you all know and whom you all love. She has touched so many people in so many ways. She is a fantastic mother, a good and faithful wife and a truly dear friend. She is a believer and follower of Jesus our Lord and I feel that people are drawn to her because God's love shines through her. My box of a whole lotta love was from our own Sweet Steph who was my partner in Amy's Humble Heart Swap.Remember the other day I said that I loved Prairie Bonnets and Prairie dolls well look what I got!!
I got a bonnet! It is in my favorite color too and it is just so special. I got all teary when I saw it! That would have been great to end it there but oh no there were some other great things.
A cute Valentine towel that went right on my oven door after this picture. A darling vintage Valentine pillow tuck and three cute hearts. And two super smelling grubby candles....but wait there is more....
I got this beautiful wreath with the cutest tags on it and these punched heart molds. I have to admit that I took the tags out of the wreath and hung them and the tin hearts on my Valentine tree.

Steph, thanks from the bottom of my heart for this box filled with a whole lotta love! I am surprised you didn't hear me squeal when I saw everything.

Have a great day everyone...see you tomorrow with more love!


Sunday, February 10, 2013

* ~ * Whole Lotta Love * ~ * Day 10

Happy Sunday everyone. I am getting here pretty late. I finally am feeling good enough that today I spent most of the day cleaning and cooking and doing laundry...all the stuff I didn't feel up to doing the rest of this week. My mom offered to come and help me but I did it all myself because she has enough on her plate.  I do love her and am so thankful that she offered though, I guess moms are just that way, no matter how old we get.
One big dream of mine has always been to be able to live in a log cabin. I have always loved them since I was a kid and went to visit my friend in her log cabin. I just love the way they look and how they are built. I think another draw is how they always have a big stone fireplace, I love those too. We live close to one of Laura Ingall's home sites and they have their original cabin there. I would love to go there and just imagine I lived there. 
Here are some pictures of oh so neat log cabins!

In my next life....LOL

Thanks to all of you who have joined in on my series! It means so much to me. Please email me your home addresses if you have joined in. Thanks and have a great week!

Saturday, February 9, 2013

* ~ * Whole Lotta Love * ~ * Day 9

Happy Saturday my dear blogging buddies. I am so thankful that today I am feeling even better. I still have some antibiotics to take so I will be a good girl and take them until they are gone. I am praying for all of the people that are having such bad weather that they will stay home and be safe.

So today I am sharing with you my love of trees. I love all trees but especially old gnarly trees, trees full of snow, trees blazing with fall color and trees silhouetted against the sky, especially at sunrise and sunset. Here are a few pictures that I have taken of trees.

 And some of my favorites from Pinterest.

 Have a great day everyone! I pray it is filled with "a whole lotta love"