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Part of the Family….

After a long blog absence, taking the time to enjoy and adjust to the new wee one…..this is not how I intended to re-enter Blogworld.  Today we lost a really dear part of our family.  He was with us for nine years and brought so much joy and happiness into our lives!  He will be sadly missed, but has his place in our hearts forever!  Godspeed our dear sweet Onyx!  Thank you for keeping us company!

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What is 46 1/2″?




at 36 weeks!  How crazy is that!?

Things are going well with the pregnancy.  I have been having contractions now for about 2 1/2 weeks – just not productive ones…..  Since my last entry about being preggers, I have only gained 1/2 pound, but almost 3 inches.  How does that work?  I am not complaining though with 27 pounds total gain there will be less to lose after the baby arrives.  That is always a good thing!

We are working hard on the nursery – Goodbye sewing room 🙁  Mister has patched the walls and we are painting this weekend.  I changed my mind on the fabric for the room at the last minute so I have some sewing to do, but all in good time.  The mattress have been ordered, the cribs are here and we are sure to be done by Monday.  Here is the fabric I have chosen and the quilt I will be making…

 AnimalParty-Boy-bundle-450 nursery quilt

So since my last entry I have had plenty of time to be off my feet and relax – Mister makes sure of that!  I have had some crafting going on and have plenty of items to add to the shop.  I will be getting to all of that in the next couple of weeks, providing the new wee one cooperates.  I did manage to finish 4 embroidery storyboards.  The patterns were by Aimee Ray.   I have done them in two shades of green and will be stretching them over canvas.  They turned out really cute.  Pictures soon to follow.  I am now turning to diapers!  I have received all the necessary supplies – so next week I will start sewing them up.  I have decided to try the cloth route for several reasons and will update about the decision as time moves on.  I am hoping this will be a good decision all around!

We have had a lot going on…J started school and is doing really well.  He loves his teacher (always a plus) and is adjusting well to the new schedule.  Z is growing like a weed and is almost standing on her own. She hates to sit still!  and as always, Mister is busy working and taking care of all of us!

Take care until next time!

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Long Absense….

I have not disappeared completely!  We have had a lot going on here… has started, spring fever has sprung and we are all ready for the nice weather.  I have not been feeling that great over the last few weeks, but hopefully that bump in the road has passed.

So today….we are awaiting the arrival of Zoe!  MD went into the hospital this morning for induction and hopefully at some point today we will have a new member of the family!  YAY!!! Keep your fingers crossed!

Oh! I almost forgot! Happy ‘Belated’ St. Patrick’s Day!

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I absolutely love this!  Cottage Cheese and Peaches spotted with pepper!  Yum Yum!  Mister thinks it is really weird – Pepper and Peaches…..but it really is good.  I tried his Pickle Sandwiches! 

So welcome February!  I have been busy working on the baby shower for my daughter.  It is this Saturday and I am finalizing the food and drink choices today.  Errands and grocery tomorrow.   So much to do and so little time.  I did manage to make a gift on Friday – pictures will follow after the shower.  Don’t want to spoil anything!

I do however want to mention a giveaway that I ran across over the weekend.  Extremely generous giveaway from Sweet Cottage Dreams

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Photo from Sweet Cottage Dreams

 I just love all the red.  Pop on over and take a look.  I just love all the red!  And the matryoshka dolls!  And who can ignore the pennant banner!?  I just love her site!  The music she has chosen for it is out of this world!

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Here I am…..

So today marks the official transfer from Blogger.  YAY!  There are still a few little quirks I need to work on, but  for the most part it has been a good thing!   I have been busy with the blog transfer, cooking (pies and brownies), getting things ready for Christmas (the tree goes up this week!), helping MM paint her room and all the other stuff that goes on in a house.

So I promised when I transferred over to the new location I would have some news….


Her she is!  Little Baby Zoe!

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There she is!  So cute already!

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Much thanks to Megan, here is one of the gifts we did for Father’s Day. Just a casual afternoon for a casual Dad. We love him so!

As for my Father, he is working on a secret project so his gift was one to go along with another (that my Mom purchased) and will help him in his project. So the phone calls were made with much love and the day was spent lazing around – no work on Father’s Day!