Friday, November 28, 2008

Thanksgiving and Black friday


Thanksgiving is hard not having Mom with us!18 this year and I am not much of a crowd person and neither is Jeff and my boys, Now Jami seems to like it as well as the rest of the kids and Jason.

But thankful for the family that cold be with us, Brother in law Clint has a hard time on crutches so he was semi using a wheel chair to get around us in close quarters...TJ almost made his weight in eating all the black olives and the deviled eggs.

Left Clint and Loris house to go to my daughters to spend the night with the kids, so the could go be crazy shopping at 4am to 12pm, they did get some of the kids gifts but couldn't get close to a lot of it, I went this evening when things slowed down and I got two peoples gifts and groceries, Jeff was sweet to go and help with the stuff I can't lift with my problem....He HATES shopping of any kind, bless his soul for loving me and puttin him up to doin it tonight.

People go sooooo crazy on this sale day of the season and really don't know why it is termed black Friday! Maybe describes some of the behavior.
Nearly thru with two advent calendars hopefully can get pics up tomorrow!

Need to get some pics of the house we have been hanging pics and moving stuff around to get a tree in the small den left at three and she was still doin lights when I left this afternoon and she called while i was in Walmart at 8 to say she had gotten all of the tree done and the wreath on the door. Now for the rest...LOL..that is an understatement if she puts up as many lights this year as last year at the other house.

Fell on our stoop down to the den and have really payed in the pain and bruise department.

Not good when I have so much to do.....

Have a great week-end and beginning of the heart warming season of Christmas!

create a wonderful sense of joy and crafting around you...Denise

Monday, November 10, 2008

Here is some pics of the grandkids amidst all that has been going on at Jami's house This is our nite owl of the whole group although the oldest isn't far behind.
Toby if he gets still enough he goes out like a rock, He may be the hyper one but he does crash.

This one is before the furniture came the next day, they slept in the floor , me I went home to my bed.
Well i am becoming a scared cat, tomorrow has bugged me all day long!!!! Yo could say stressed BIG TIME......
Well tomorrow is the last of my three shots and really am dreading it in case it does like the last one, That first day kicked my behind really really bad, and today's rain has me in a raunchy bad mood so guess i will finish this and head to bed so I can get up and go to Dr. Feel Goods office in the morning, taking Casey with me in case it is as bad as last time, I am really thankful he has had Tuesdays off during this so he could drive me home ,Hey and it looks like Matt will be going days again and he so excited . I don't know how he stood it this long, nights working have never worked for me cuz couldn't sleep in the daytime....I am happy for him!
keep creating and being inspired by this magnificent world we live in!
Denise


Friday, November 07, 2008

renters damage and moving Jami into the house!

We have really worn our selves out in two weeks of work and have started actually hanging stuff on the walls and will post those pics when I remember my camera...Still have lots to do to help and have felt like crap and really shouldn't have done as much as I have. But it was so bad...So here is some of the drama pics of the nightmares we had to fix and what we have done so far.

Tyler my oldest grandsons room is all kinds of sport but mostly skateboarding and helped pick colors 1st window pick color is soooo wrong so 4th and 5th coats are with a reddish orange which we are sticking with and the blue gray which looks great with his black furniture, oops sorry case got ya in pic!!!





























The bathroom unfinished from renters and we are still fixing but so far we have kilnzed the black spray paint and Jason just finished redoing the plumbing they broke and the backing he had to replace also, they bent the pipes somehow?


We will be painting the bathroom a green and a gold to math her stuff an existing floor.


Before Renters nursery another project they did not finish I think?



We had to kilnz the orange and baby blue like the metallic mess.
In the boys room to paint a nautical blue with white trim for all their red white and blue stuff.




Jami's is not happy that i am getting her and Jason in the pics cuz we all tired!!!!!










My daughter and I have been busy covering disaster left by the last two sets of renters on my Motherinlaws house which they are now buying so that the grand kids and my daughter and son in law are around the block from me. the living room kitchen and their master bedroom are all going to be a golden color with a light brown trim. much better than before.
















This is the front living room and the last renter painted around the furniture taupe was what my motherinlaw had and on top of that she added Terra cotta color randomly and brown on some of the woodwork then copper metallic randomly on top of that....the pic don't do it justice it was a bad attempt !




We also have been fighting some kitten sized friends who have found their way to partying in the house . Boys had me take pics of us catching 2 but will spare you those pics.


Overall I am not happy tonight blogger and I are not getting along trying to download and set this up the way i wanted but it is like my days lately womper jawed and crazy...Keep crafting and doing something creative...till tomorrow or when I get back to blog.....Denise

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Family Auction 08

My Family Reunion was this past weekend and I did not get to go with Jami moving into Moms house . The house they were moving to was a mess from the past 2 sets of renters, plus I am just not able to do things for long periods of time in the heat. Although I did too much at Jami's.
These are the items I sent with my big sis to the Auction the first was a book on my sisters The altered book had all 5 of us in it.
My little sister won out but would not tell me how much she spent.. front of book


2 of inside pages Diane and I
2ND item was a large canvas I think it was 18x24 was multi media used caulk, cheesecloth, metal embossing from Ten Seconds Studio on their choc brown metal
The 2 pics are My grandfather and his twin and then


the other is the family they were from the original thirteen kids that started the Haws Family Reunion and my Great Grandparents in the center of that picture.














Used some dominoes and dice for the family games and then watch faces for the time that has passed and then just bits and pieces of ephemera.


I also inked the back side of the metal on the two canvases where the canvases are curled out with butterscotch alchol ink and rust alchol ink, similar colors were used of acrylic paints to paint in the textured canvas.




The twins did tell me that one of my cousins beat them out for 75 dollars for this one. Overall our family reunion is dwindling and the younger familys arent coming becuz of other commitments so looks like for the first time in over a hundred years we are going to one day instead of three at a state park facilty and cabins. This really makes me sad since I did not go this year. I grew up every year looking forward to the trip to the reunion. Since all the family had girls except for my uncle Dudley having Mike and Mike had all girls the Haws name is also going to disappear When Mike passes.
Only us keepers of family photos and history will go on.....That makes me as sad as when all my Aunt and Uncles and My Mom and Dad passed on.




Till tommorrow keep creating and may the son shine on your dreams!
Denise