Thursday, November 24, 2011

~Happy Thanksgiving~

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!
We hope everyone has a blessed and joyous Day!

God Bless.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

Guess What???....:0)

Sophie is going to be a big sister,
We are Expecting!

On Sunday I will be 20 weeks..and on the 22nd we find out if our little cutie is a boy or a girl!

I still can't believe I"m pregnant! Everyone is saying it's a we shall see. I will be happy with either!
God bless :0)

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween Everyone!

We hope everyone had a fabulous Halloween!

Just wanted to share a few pictures of our costumes.

I was Wednesday Addams and Sophie was Pubert Addams :0)

We all thought she looked hilarious! I loved her little mustache, hehe.

Her mustache needed a little touch up and she didn't want  to give up the eyeliner after that.

I hope my Mom doesn't kill me for this, but her costume was sooooo funny!
Here she is with Sophie:

omg, that picture cracks me up!

Happy Halloween! it too early to decorate for Christmas now????...

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Sophie Turned 1 Year Old!!

Our little cupcake just turned 1 year old on September 14th, and we celebrated on the 17th .

I thought it'd be fun to show you her monthly pictures, so you can see just how much she has grown! we go...

There she is! 
She is the best, and has been such a blessing. We look forward to seeing more of her personality shine through in the next year. :0) 

Here is a picture of her first time at the beach, she couldn't crawl to the water fast enough!

We love you Sophie!!
Happy Birthday sweet girl!!

Friday, August 19, 2011

So Excited!

I'm SOOOOO excited!

I love him!

We are going to see Josh tomorrow! Wooohoooooo!


Wednesday, July 13, 2011


Last Saturday I turned 30 years old.

I really thought I'd feel grown up by now, especially after having a baby..but nope -I still feel like I'm immature and don't know what I'm doing! I'm thinking that might be a good thing and I'll just always be young..hehe

It was a great day, even though I wasn't too excited about the number at first. We ate under our new gazebo and in the middle of the meal, the Lord showered us with a strong rain that just started from nowhere! It was the best part of the day- totally fun and memorable. :0) We had to make a run for it with our food and chairs in tow.

 Here we are all smiles and soaked..

After the rain settled, just because I'm such a grown up - we had a water balloon fight. It started out innocently enough but Sher always gets mischievous!

Here is a photo snapped right as he slammed me with a water balloon smack on the side of my head!! It's embarrassing but hilarious, so I will share the photo...

..and since I shared an embarrassing pic of me, here's one of my Mom and sister Delilah (hehe)

It was a fun and really great day and I was blessed with RAIN, a true blessing here in the desert! I even had 2 cakes - a first for Mom and sister made one and Sher's mom made the other :0)
..and yes, I was able to blow out all the candles..YAYY...hahaha

Thanks to everyone for making my day special. I love you all very much. Now here is a picture of the best gift I have ever received, enjoying her time in the water..she is a total water baby :0)

Thanks for stopping by and remember:

God Bless.

Thursday, June 2, 2011

My Mora Trompe Loeil Clock

When Lindy from Cottage Hill posted about this fabulous idea to make a trompe loeil clock like the one she saw from Pier one, here, I totally fell in love with the idea and had to make one!!
We've been wanting to make a Mora clock for a long time but we just haven't gotten around to it yet..I love all of these styles of Mora clocks.

This project took me a while because Sophie slows down a lot of the projects around here, :0)  I 've been working on making our patio a lovely place to be and hang out in and we have always wanted a mora, so I thought it'd be the perfect spot for a fake mora! Using mdf and some trim pieces I made one for our outdoor living room :0) We are really blessed to have a large covered patio -which is a wonderful thing to have in Las Vegas. (pictures of that project coming soon)

The clock is around 6 1/2 ft tall, I drew it on a piece of 3/4" mdf and cut it out with a jigsaw. Sher helped me cut out the circle that the actual clock fits into and he used his router. I bought a cheap clock at big lots and painted it the way I wanted, then added some moulding we had left over to the bottom of the clock and used a round medallion trim piece that I had and cut a piece from to "crown" my mora. 

I don't have any "in progress" photos because once I finally have a chance to work on something I always forget the camera! I do have a couple pictures from the time I started to paint the clock though.
Here is the only photo I could find of the naked clock:

 I painted it with a blue green oops paint that I had in my paint cupboard, then I added a thick layer of elmers school glue and before the glue dries I put on a thick coat of off white paint I had left over from our laundry room re-do. As the layers dry they crackle and you can see a little of the blue color come through. Once that was dry I sanded a few of the areas and rubbed some mahogany  gel  stain that we had in the cabinet-I just used whatever I had on hand...

Pop in the clock face and voila! -You've got a mora clock!! :0)

Thanks so much for the inspiration Lindy!!