Thursday, October 18, 2012
We made a Funkin Carousel with horses! (A funkin is a fake pumpkin. I just learned this term this week.) The students helped with painting, a little with hot gluing, and stuffing the bottom of the carousel. A tiny electric light will be placed in the middle of the horses. There is a competition at the Fall Festival this weekend for best pumpkin, and the pumpkins will also be auctioned off. I'm keeping my competitive fingers crossed!
Emma Rose has the cutest class this year, and I am so happy that I get to go in to help with projects!
Saturday, September 22, 2012
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
On the way upstairs, she came across Jasper and said in a whisper, "Jasper, you have a new kitty." When she went into her sister's room, she said, "Emma Rose, we have a new kitty, and IT'S MINE!" What's so funny about that is that Anabelle has a love/hate relationship with our cat, Jasper. She finally figured out that the orange tabby was not real. She looked at me and said, "I wanted her to be real." She got over that pretty quickly and named her kitty Jasmine Fluffly Rainbow Carpenter. This is the thank you video we made for Auntie Carla this morning. The guest appearance is by Emma Rose.
Thursday, August 23, 2012
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
I have gotten on a painting kick lately. First, I painted what was my mom's room when she was here. It turned out pretty good, & I still have a few more things I want to get for the walls. I also have a quilt rack my mom gave to me about 18 months ago that is in need of a blanket or two. My next project was Anabelle's room, & I am so proud of it! I'm working on a few things to put on the walls in there, too. So far, Anabelle loves it! The next room will be Emma Rose's room!
Monday, August 13, 2012
Wednesday, August 1, 2012
Saturday, July 28, 2012
Friday, July 27, 2012
This is the picture of the first seven quarts I canned. It's also a visible representation that I conquered my fear of the pressure canner! I canned the next seven quarts Tuesday night, and I'm ready for more!
We planted some Kentucky Wonders here at our house, & I might have enough for a good canning run by mid week.
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Saturday, June 2, 2012
Friday, June 1, 2012
Monday, May 21, 2012
Well, this weekend, the push mower fell apart. The handle disconnected from the body. John reported it could not be fixed, so he had to buy a new one. We've had that lawn mower since we've been married, and it was a hand-me-down. We've gotten great use out of. I've even gotten use of it. I decided a couple of summers ago that I really like to mow the grass in the back yard. I've never been able to cut the grass in the front yard because of the steep hills going down to the back unless I pushed opposite the slope of the hill. Like, I would go back and forth "against the grain" of the hill. That was pretty rough, too. I could only make it through one of the hills before I was worn out.
The new mower is a self propelled mower! Holy Moses!! I can cut the grass for the entire yard all by myself now! the mower pulls me right along behind it. In fact, it went so fast at one point that I had to run to keep up with it. Now that I have the speed figured out and I don't have to chase it, I'm totally hooked. I'm ready for the grass to grow again so that I can get back out there! The only thing I still have to conquer is the edging, and I'm scared I'll edge my toes if I'm not careful.
Saturday, May 12, 2012
Emma Rose's vidoes: ballet and tap
Anabelle's videos: ballet and tap
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
I can't believe my Princess Baby has achieved yet another milestone in her life. Although she is growing up beautifully, she is growing up way too fast.
I took a few pictures of the graduation and the after party in her classroom. She had to have a picture by the classroom kitchen, her favorite area!
Monday, April 23, 2012
We began radiation treatments for her brain in January. In February, the largest lesion was irritated by the radiation, and it bled out. The bleeding and swelling caused her to lose most of the mobility in the right side of her body. She appeared to be recovering for several weeks but had a focal seizure on the first Saturday in March. After a hospital stay at Emory, she again appeared to be getting stronger, and we were planning to begin treatment for the melanoma in her body. We celebrated her 64th birthday on March 31st, and the last time she was able to get out of bed was April 1st.
From April 2nd until April 20th, she continued to get weaker and weaker. We had no idea how strong she really was and how much she wanted to stay with us. My sister, her family, my brother, and my family were here with her. I know she could hear her children, our spouses, and her grandbabies throughout the house. I'm sure it made her that much more determined to hang on as long as she could.
On April 20th at 8:21 am, she went to Heaven. We cried for her during her illness. Now we are crying for us because we miss her so much.
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