Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Another satisfied customer

My Jaycee asked me to make her a blanket to keep her warm in those frigid temps in northern Michigan!  You ask and you receive my Jay!  She is pure country and wanted a camo looking blanket!  i made it a little girlie with the ruffled edge.  

                                                   I put it on my bed just to see what it was going to look like.
When I went to post office it was a Friday, they said it should arrive on Tuesday.  It arrived the very next day!!  Saturday!   Impressive!!  She was excited!

I am now working on another blanket for her brother.  He wanted Teal and Black...I'm really liking how it is turning out!  Cant wait to show you all...of course it's gonna take me awhile because of the size...but i might finish it before end of

Then after that blanket i have one more to make for the family.  Not sure on the colors for that one because that's still down the road....  Then i had another request...

Well take care folks!!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Homecoming October 2013

Amber had her homecoming on Saturday.  She looked beautiful, her best friend Kayla did her hair.  Here is Amber posing with her

                                             Both "Mommas" posing with their man

                                                     Of course we had to make a 7/11
                                                      This dress looked good on her
                                                      Kayla looked stunning in her dress, waiting on
                                                     Homecoming to start!
They had a great time!!  Love when my girls have fun!!  And love my alone Spencer time!

Monday, October 07, 2013


I just looked and 18 days i will have this blog 9 years!!  I can't believe it!  My mother was the one that got me into it!  Wish she was still here!  She always had something to say.  Me, I'm always on the run gotta do this, this and this before I go to bed.  Sometimes blogging does not make it to the list.  But when there is something that i am dying to share or want to remember I find my way back onto here.  I do however come back to read all my favorite blogs, well the ones that still do blog :)  lol

September 28th I went to my 25th class reunion!  Wow I can't believe it's been that long!  I felt I looked great for it!  It was a whole new me is what i  was told by many classmates.  I felt good, I looked good!

                                                    Here  is my Bestie Barb!  Been great friends
                                                     for 32 years!!

                                                    Frank and I enjoying our night out!!

What a fun night!! I will see them all again in another 5 years!! lol

Monday, September 23, 2013

My Great Uncle Ed turned 100 years old!

My Great Uncle Ed turned 100 years old on September 20th.  We thru him a little Birthday Party.  We surprised him with 100 balloons on the front yard.  All Saying something like Happy 100th Birthday...

 Took Him and his wife (93years old) out to dinner.  The whole restaurant came out and sang Happy Birthday to him.

Came home for Birthday cake dessert!  

 He loved all the attention he got for his birthday
 I love my Aunt and Uncle they are there for me whenever i need them!! My uncle has said that he always wanted to live to be 100 and he did!!!  I am so happy for him!  But I know that I don't wish to live that

 And of course I had to show you a picture of my new love Spencer!  I love this baby with all my heart!!
He was so happy to be apart of the birthday celebration!!

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Some things I might not have told you yet.

I don't know if i have ever told you guys that i have kind of  adopted Amber's friend Kayla and her son Spencer into out lives.  Amber and Kayla have been good friends for a couple years now.  Kayla ended up pregnant and basically everyone stopped being her friend except for Amber.  Well thru this past year we have welcomed Kayla and her son to our family and we help where ever we can.  I love them both like they were mine.  My heart really goes out to both of them.  Kayla has had one hard life.  She is in foster care and has basically been in one home to another.  She says she only feels like she's at home is with us.  I wish i had another room to put Kayla and Spencer in, but I don't, so she spends every other weekend at my house.

I can't believe a whole year has gone by and I don't think that i have mentioned Kayla and Spencer before.  I have become her support person.  Which means if she needs to get away from the environment she is in, she is alright to come stay with me when need be.  A few times i have had to be her emergency place.

Anyway  here's a few pics of my additional family members...Here was Spencer when he was first born.  Awww....
Here is his mother Kayla and him. This was taken at Easter time.  
Here is Kayla and Amber and Spencer   "the moms" lol...we took him to the zoo beginning of summer...

Here was spencer on his first birthday!!!  Can ya believe he was born on the 4th of July 2012!  He really was loving that piece of cake!! 
He started walking on his first birthday on his own!! Major milestone!!!  Now there is no stopping him!! lol

Anyway, I might be writing a whole lot more about them, since they have pretty much been part of our lives....I love them both!  But that little boy has my heart!  He calls me Meemaw!  He is so cute, love them open mouth kisses and those hugs will melt anyone!!  

I guess I will end this with a more recent pic of myself.  Down 167 pounds...I weigh 167 pounds now!  So ya i lost half of me!! lol  I also put highlights in my hair.  For the past 3 months of so I have maintained my weight and am happy for that.  If i dont lose another pound I will be happy!  

So on that note...I will try and get on Blogger more often.  I still do get on here from time to time... 

Friday, August 30, 2013

Some good

Amber has taken on a new hobby, she is loving embroidery!  It helps with her OCD   I think she is doing a fantastic job.  she made the turtle and the fish for her fathers pillow.  The hearts are for me!!  She has done so many pillowcases.  Just had to show off a few.  

On Tuesday Amber starts her senior year!!  I can't believe the time has flown by!!  Took her last Wednesday for her schedule and pay for her cap and gown and year book and all the other little senior things that go on!

So excited!!  I can't believe that I have to grown adults.  lol  They make me proud everyday!
Darin is in his second year at college!  Studying everything that he needs to know to become something in the automotive field!  He's been working on our cars little by little!

anyway, ya'll take care!

Lucky to be alive!

On August 14th I was involved in a horrible accident.  Apparently I got in one of those "follow the leader kind of drive" and ended up going thru a red light...I admit I was not paying attention like i should have.  Well I got hit on the passenger rear here on the first pic.  It made made my car roll 3 times according to witnesses and I landed in the same lane i was in but facing traffic!  My daughter and I walked away from this with no need to go to hospital.  I wasn't even sore the next day.  Amber on the other hand had never been in a accident before and hurt her right elbow and ankle.  I took her to my doctor and had her checked out.  Turns out she is fine. Just banged up.  Things have not gone quite right lately, lots going on.  One thing after another.  So much so that when this happened I got out, looked at the car and said "F*** It!"  

Insurance totalled it.  But not paying for what I owe on the car.  Isn't that the point of having full coverage on a car?  Messed up eh?  Anywho, I'm still going to owe like 2 thousand and I have to figure out what I'm going to do about that.  Like everything else that I have to figure out.  I know it all works out in the end.  God always seems to make a way for us.  Just hate waiting for the right answers.

I know I rarely get on here...But I still get on here and read ya'lls blogs from time to time.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013


Woke up this morning hopped on scale and was surprised at what i saw...not only have i reached my goal but i lost 1 extra pound...1 yr and 4 weeks I reached my goal and passed it!  Down 166 pounds and i weigh 169 now!...feeling awesome!!! Thanks for all of your support thru this past yr. Your words encouraged me to keep it up!!

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

It's Been a whole year!!!

I can't believe it's been a year...I am down a 163 pounds...just 2 pounds shy of my personal goal!  I will be weighing 170 before you know it!!

I went from a size 28/30 pants down to a size 14...
shirts a 3/4 extra large to a med/large!

I feel great!  doing great!

I been riding my bicycle alot...been able to do up to 5 miles on a good day!!  Love it!! I even do it when i don't feel like doing

Hope all is well with everyone else!!

Tuesday, March 05, 2013

working on some crochet projects

I can't post these to facebook yet because they are intended gifts to the moms to be...

 This one is intended to a woman i work with...she is suppose to have a boy...This has to be my most favorite blanket that i have made...I ruffled the edging...and put a pastel blue with mixed silver thread on the ends i think it makes the blanket!!  if you enlarge it you should be able to see the silver thread in it.
                                                          the edging with the silver!

This blanket is intended for my cousin...yes it's big!!! I'm calling it a play blanket for the  she is also expecting a boy...
 the edging on this i did a little different and never had done this before but it turned out's called a picot stitch...
I hope they both like their blankets!!!  What you think?

10 months

10 months post op and down 156 pounds!!!  Just 9 more pounds and i hit MY personal goal of 170!  Then its learning how to maintain after that!

Tuesday, February 05, 2013

8 months in January

It was 8 month in January. As of today I am down 152 pounds...cant wait to see the 10 month photo!  or even the year...I am only 13 pounds from my personal goal!!  It wasnt easy but easier with the surgery.  Could never had done it by myself!!!  It's definately saved my life.  I am no longer a diabetic, no longer on blood pressure meds.  I went from taking 12 pills and 2 shots a day to only taking 1 pill for my thyroid and the rest is all vitamins!  So proud of myself!  And the best thing I could do for myself!!

I went from wearing a size 28/30 in pants to a size 14 right now and from a 3/4 xlarge shirt to wearing a large!  The clothes show me how far i came but I still see myself as fat.  I think that will pass in time...

Well march is around the corner and it will be 10 months, I will update as soon as i can.