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Saturday, February 6, 2016

Look Who is 6 Months Old !!




I can't believe he is 6 months old already! He is seriously the sweetest little man ever.



Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Yarn Along...


Joining Ginny over at Small Things for her weekly Yarn Along...
I'm working on a new scarf pattern I found on pinterest from My Hobby is Crochet.  It's coming along quite nicely and I hope to finish it up today.





And just because I really LOVE cows...I had to add this sweet picture.

Happy Wednesday,

Tiff

Friday, January 8, 2016

Jaunaury Bulletin Board...


The January bulletin board for the elementary school went up on the 4th when the kids returned to school.  The theme for this month was the "One School, One Book" they are reading...The One and Only Ivan.  The gorilla's face looks better in person, the paper has a bulge in it and it photographed it distorted:(  Realistic animals are hard to paint in large scale!

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

5 Months Old...


I must say that we make some pretty darn cute snowmen here in Maine!

Happy Wednesday to you,

Tiff



Friday, January 1, 2016

2015 Recap...Happy New Year!!

A new year and a new goal for me... To be grateful for at least one thing everyday.  I bought myself a journal for this and every night before bed I will write it down.

I went through my blog of the past year and pulled one picture from each month that represented the the time...

January...

February...

March...

April...

                                                                            May...

June...

July...

August...

September...

October...

November...

December...

Wishing you all the very best for the this New Year...May 2016 Bless you all with happiness, good health, and great adventures!

Love,
Tiff










Friday, December 25, 2015

Christmas 2015...

Our Christmas tradition begins with the kids camping out in our room on Christmas eve. There is no early morning rising, 8 or 9 is the usual time, but this Christmas it was early at around 7:30. James and I are the first to leave our room and we have our cameras ready....we have to get our stair picture. After torturing the kids for the right picture for about 5 minutes, we all head to the kitchen. 


Asher's First Christmas morning...we actually had to wake him up :)


His Santa present...
  Everyone has their stocking and an unwrapped Santa present waiting for them.  I start breakfast while everyone digs in their stockings. This year we had Panettone french toast casserole, scrambled egg, bacon, sausage, ham, and hash.
This isn't the best family pic, but it is priceless, especially with Samantha's hair flip...

By the time breakfast made it to the table, Asher was out for his morning nap...
 After breakfast, we clean up the kitchen and put away the leftovers.  It's then time to open up the gifts. We go around one at a time from youngest to oldest.  I totally forgot to take a picture of all of us in front of the tree, I also forgot to get one of the set table...it was a forgetful picture year for me :(



Asher was awake for the presents and we were suprised that he actually reached for his and started ripping the paper!

Mason loved his archer outfit and bow and arrow...this was the main thing that he wanted.

At around 2pm, we skyped Cameron and Kellsea in Hawaii...it was 80 degrees there and they said it didn't feel like Christmas. Well, it was 61 degrees here and it really didn't feel like Christmas time either.

I wish you all a VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS!!  With love from my family to yours,
Tiff

Thursday, December 24, 2015

Christmas Sewing...

We started the matching Christmas jammie thing years ago, and while I know that we are far from the first family to do this, it seems like the last year or so it has gotten quite popular.  I used to be able to easily find affordable jammies in all the right sizes, but not this year.  I even started back in September looking for them. I wasn't picky, they didn't have to be "Christmas" themed, they just had to match in size infant to adult. I looked and looked, some of my past places were no longer selling them, other places were out of my price range($50+ per set x 8), and then other places didn't have certain sizes.   So what was I going to do?  I thought, well, just buy some flannel pants...but that still wasn't working...couldn't find them.  So I decided just to make my own.
I orderd two coordinating flannels from Joann Fabric.  After a few shipping mishaps and then a few emails to work things out...I must say that Joann's has renewed my faith in big box stores.  Personal attention was given to me to make sure that my flannel would be here in time. It arrived overnight and then I sewed and sewed!
All in all, I made 7 pairs of pants, two pairs of long shorts, and one nightgown(for me).


They will wear matching white tshirts  as the tops(bought a 7 pack of men's t's at Sam's).


They are all washed and ready to wear in time for the annual stair picture tomorrow morning :)

Thank you Mary Ellen and Jill of Joann Fabric for turning a frustrating situation into a pleasant one. I truly appreciate your gift of the flannel for my Christmas tradition.  Merry Christmas to you both!!

Back tomorrow with Christmas morning,

Tiff