Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Canvas Boards

Lily bought the basics to do these canvas boards and then Grandma pulled out a bunch of great stuff she wasn't using anymore. Buttons, sequins, crystal gems, upholstery brads, and even an old clip-on earring! It was great to sit down and work on them together, to encourage my mom and grandma to just let their creative side take over and not worry how it turns out;) I think they both really enjoyed the time spent together and the end result! I know Lily and I did:)

Some of the awesome stuff we had to work with.
It's really cool cuz not only do we have the memories made during the project,
but we also have the boards themselves,
which have precious bits of my grandma's life!

My mom painting her board, getting it ready to add paper and accessories to it.

Lily going through grandma's sewing stuff.

Kamdyn looking on as grandma works on her board.
It was so neat to see them together, getting to know each other!

Lily helping Grandma find her creativity;)

Awww! Kamdyn giving great grandma a kiss!
So sweet, he doesn't just give them to anybody!!

We made quite a mess!

Here are the almost finished boards, from left clockwise: Mom's, Mine, Lily's and Grandma's.
Aren't they fabulous!?!

Closer look.

Afterwards I realized that I didn't get a picture of all of them finished,
so mine is what we have for a final result picture:)
It's so nice to have this picture of us to look at every day. Mine is sitting here on the desk, waiting for me to find a place to hang it. I want to hang it somewhere visible, where i can look at it and remember this day.
I love you and miss you everyday!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Recipe For Fall

Check out these little Pumpkin Pie Bites!
Click on the above link for the recipe.
I am planning on making them for the annual Harvest Party at
The Whispering Creek House.
I'll let you know how they turn out:)

Farmer's Market

On Saturday morning Michelle Lily and I headed over to the Farmers market. It was very interesting, they had a bunch of different kinds of vegetables, flowers, fruits and some very good coffee! Of course they have good stuff being right in the heart of farm country;) We had alot of fun checking out the different booths and tasting at some.

Yummy, watermelon!

Check out the funky purple cauliflower!
Pretty hey:)

This coffee was all central American.
Dark and delicious!

Monday, September 28, 2009

Random Stuff...

I have so many pictures from my trip I decided to do a bunch all in one post.
Playing Nertz
One of the booths at Arts in the Park in Sioux Falls

Human Statue

All the stuff in this booth above is made out of old doors.
Very cool:)

Michelle and Lily made these necklaces from the one I'm wearing.
I had gotten mine from either Walmart or Target.
I think thiers turned out very cute:)
Grandpa and Kamdyn
Kamdyn checking stuff out and Gramps not sure if he should let him
unload all the stuff onto the floor to play:)
Kamdyn on the horse out front

Such a cutie!!
Sorry for the lack of writing today, feeling kinda blah and uninspired:(
More to come...

Saturday, September 26, 2009

The Last Supper

My Uncle Paul did this drywall sculpture of "The Last Supper" at the Immaculate Conception church {not 100% on the name} in Watertown.

This is what he went by, its carved into the alter.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Edens Bouquet Giveaway!

Check out this AWESOME giveaway over at! Ya don't want to miss out!:)


These are the classic poses for pictures: in front of the house,on the couch {not pictured}, and beside/on the little horse in front yard.

In front of house:)
We did this picture for the canvas board project
that Lily brought for all of us to do.
I'll post that next time;)
Oh forgot by the tree;)
Lily with Grandma.

Grandma, Kamdyn, and I
One thing we figured out is that we have the same look if we aren't smiling.
and that's grouchy! So that's where I get it from...I'm really not grouchy {that often},really I'm not:)

Gotta get the shot with the boy on the horse!
Great grandparents and Kamdyn

These one are adorable!!

This one is my favorite!
I may just have to frame it:)

Grandpa and Lily
Aww so cute!

Grandpa and I

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Poker Playing Fool's!

Scroll to bottom of post...
Pix are in order from bottom to top!
Ya know for a little variety...
Uh yeah that's it variety;)
My Grandma didn't do too bad either.
She is pretty good at bluffing too! Probably learned from the best;)
I love this pic of her! She's raking in her winnings! lol
He just kept raking it in!

Unlike some one who fell for everyone of Grandpa's bluffs!!
Man he is a good bluffer!
I think she is trying out the bluffing thing here;)
So this is one of my hands. I have no idea how to play this game! I always say I don't have enough memory to remember from 1 time to the next! lol I did pretty good tho.

Here we are playing some poker. Hmmmm...ya think she's got a good hand??

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

The Barn...

For as far back as I can remember this barn has never changed! It's nice to go back home to my grandparents and find everything has pretty much stayed the same:) I absolutely LOVE going back...the sounds, the smells, and the memories-especially the memories! Always good ones thats for sure, some things never change- like the way my grandma talks to my grandpa, so gruff but you can see the love and concern she has for him:) or the way whenever my grandma is out of earshot he will tell us "she's a real good woman" with a funny little grin and a wink! Warms my heart everytime I think about them...Anyway my grandpa will be 90{!!!!} this year
and he is still buying and selling horses! He loves it and will probly have some horse deals going for the rest of his life:) I absolutely love these 2 and miss them dearly!

Cobwebs that have been there since the beginning! lol

A look into the barn from the front.

There's my grandpa:)
Kamdyn loved the horses!

They have 7 or 8 barn cats, which Kam also loved:)

With the donkey, Jack {no its not the same Jack that they had when we were kids;)}
He uses Jack to train the colts to get used to wearing halters
and something to do with turning them?? {not sure about the last part}
I have tons of pictures from this whirlwind trip to SD that I will share with you in the coming days:) So something to look forward to;) lol