Wednesday, September 30, 2009


I think I may have used that title before when showing pictures of Keyton playing his trombone, but it is the only way I can describe how he looks to me. We all love music in our house, but Keyto actually knows how to "read the music" and "play the music". That is so impressive to me since I have no clue what those little notes are and what they mean. When singing in church I sing very quietly and look at the words in the hymnal and hope that I am singing the right notes, tone and rhythm as everyone else!
The Jr. High band performed after our Founder's Day parade last Saturday. They were Awesome! I can't believe they know so many great popular songs. It makes me so proud to watch and listen to Keyto when he's performing. According to his Band director he has real talent. You know, the kind of talent we all admire and are a bit jealous of. Only a special few can paint, draw, dance, compose, invent, ... The rest of us have God given talents, just not quite as specialized or obvious.
He is also performing at the Jr. High Football games which is a lot of fun and brings back memories of my Jr. High days!
I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday!

Friday, September 25, 2009

Tie-Dyed Attire

Last week was Homecoming here so on Friday the High School had Tie Dye day! Luckily I had a kit (camo colors) ready and waiting. Keyto and Tuck got in on the fun. I thought their shirts turned out really cool (will have to post those pics later).
Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Teachers R AWESOME!

Thank goodness for teachers!! I am always very appreciative of the boy's teachers. It just takes a special person to teach, love, listen, referee, be patient, and most importantly exhibit genuine compassion all day everyday! I made these little candy jars for Tucker's kindergarten, 1st grade and current teachers last week just to let them know they were and still are appreciated and also because I know how important chocolate is in stressful situations. :) Little did I know how stressful!!
I have been blessed this week in that I finally have been able to substitute, and 2 of those days have been at Tuck's school with KINDERGARTNERS!! Ohhh, there are no words to express those two days. Most importantly...more unending appreciation for teachers! I also learned that even though teachers give 200%, their reward is that little smile, hug, or light bulb moment when the student catches on to what is being taught. My two days were challenging and exhausting, but the little moments of joy, love and understanding were priceless! I probably learned more in those two days from the kids than they learned from me! Now, if I could just conquer my fear of 8th grade and above I will be ready to conquer anything!!
Have a super day!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Fabric Cuff Bracelet

I ordered the kit for this vintage fabric cuff bracelet from her etsy store back in the spring and finally got it all stitched up and have been having fun wearing it. I love the feminine vintage look. I think I am going to make a couple more for Christmas gifts! When we to Lubbock this summer a friend and I found some crocheted runners and mats at an antique store that were 50% off!! Which was like $3 for one and they can be cut up and used on many projects! I am wanting a blue and chocolate brown one for this fall for myself. The bracelets are great stitching while watching a movie or waiting for kids to get out of school or practice.
It's rainy here again. We are getting as much rain this fall as what we do in the spring. Tuck finally got to play an outdoor soccer game last night before the storms hit. Keyton's still waiting and it looks like for the 2nd week in a row Brandan's baseball double header will be rained out tonight! My roses, hibiscus and geraniums are certainly enjoying the rain though!
Have a super Tuesday!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Prayers Please

Please pray for Tina of Glue on my fingers:paint in my hair
She is an amazingly talented girl with a fun spirit who was recently diagnosed with cancer.
I met her before Paper Cowgirl and then took a soldering class from her.
Have a blessed day,

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Busy Mom's Vanilla Pudding

My boys love Vanilla Pudding!
I thought I would share this easy peasy recipe with you.
Keep in mind, it's easy, not the homemade from scratch recipe!!
Busy Mom's Vanilla Pudding
3 small packages vanilla instant pudding
3 cups cold milk (i use 1%)
1 (8 oz.) sour cream (i use light)
1 (9 oz.) cool whip (i use fat free)
1 box vanilla wafers
Approximately 3-6 bananas sliced
Mix together pudding, milk, sour cream, & cool whip.
Layer pudding mixture with vanilla wafers & bananas.
Chill overnight or as long as you can stand to go without eating it!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Makes me HAPPY

Last week end we bought one of those (above) so that we could see one of these:
Aren't they awesome?!?!
If I am lucky enough to be standing at the kitchen sink when they fly up, I can see their little feet holding onto to the lip of the feeder.
I guess when your wings are going at warp speed, you have to hold on to something while you get a drink!
We tried and tried in Lubbock to attract hummingbirds but never with any luck.
I didn't know if it was my water recipe or the dogs or the atmosphere...
But, the other day Brent was certain he had seen one in our yard, so off to Lowes we went for a feeder. They make boxes of powdered mix (like koolaide) that you can now buy to feed them.
I don't know how many we have, but we have certainly been enjoying them.
Have a happy and restful Labor Day weekend!
Hugs, K