I suppose it being the last day of the 2007, I should have some words of wisdom and such....but I am only me and I seem to be at a loss for words at the moment. Words to live by are words such as these, that we have all heard time and time again...
Live life to the fullest.
Dare to Dream.
Be True to yourself.
Love one another.
Never say anything that you might later regret, because you may not have tomorrow to apologize.
We had the funeral for Baby Jayce today. It was a very nice service. Lots of photos for him being only a month and 2 days old. Very Precious. We found out that he did pass away from SIDS, but that does not mean that it makes it any easier....for that is just a label that they have given. He is in God's hands now and I am sure Jayce has wings to fly, among the rest of the Angels and is watching from above.
I hope you all bring in the New Year safe. No New Year's Resolutions for me. Just appreciate each and everyday. Which that should be done on a daily basis anyways. Thank you to all of you who have supported me in the past year, it means so much. I look forward to 2008! Make some Happy Memories. Blessings to you, ~Tonya
Peaceful Blessings, ~Tonya
I took this picture the other day....Pheasants! I think I counted 12 of them, but could not get them all in one picture. They were browsing for food....what they are walking across is a field and they did end up in our front yard for a while. Oh did I ever tell you, I LOVE living in the Country. I would not have it any other way.....except the nasty roads in the WINTER!
Sunday, a Bowling Birthday Party for my nephew. That was fun. Sydney was still trying to "kick" whatever it is she has and was not feeling well on Saturday evening and Sunday...but she is just like me and is a "tough cookie". She just keeps going. I kept her home from school on Monday. I took her to the doctor and the "findings" floored me. She has had chest congestion, coughing, watery eyes and at times a low grade fever. Then on Sat. evening, she said her throat hurt, I thought maybe from coughing.....nope, STREP! So, I had her home yesterday too. Poor little girl. So many germs in school....
I will not be listing any dollies for a while. I am going to be busy around her for the Holidays and my kiddies will be home, starting on Friday. So much to do and so little time. Over the Christmas Vacation I plan on organizing my craft room (Back Porch), painting Sydney's room and just catching up on forgotten things, around the Olde Homestead....
So today I will do some shopping and finishing up things for Christmas around here. I do not want to be shopping the day before Christmas....that is no fun and the stores get jam packed. I can not handle that. *smirk* I have only wrapped 2 things...shame on me! I must shake a leg and get moving, tic toc. I hope you all have a great day. Take Care, ~Tonya
He said to me last night.....Hey Ma, maybe I will be on the Most Watched list. I said ya never know, Jordan. Too cute. He will indeed be a Happy boy. Later, ~Tonya
Courtney is in the front row, 3rd one over from left. At the end of the program, the 12th grade girls, preformed a dance in the dark. They each had a red and green glow stick. The song they preformed to the song "Carol of the Bells", from Trans-Siberian Orchestra and Metallica (The Rock one) which I love! It has a beat, that makes you feel it in your bones. You may say Metallica with an Orchestra? It sounds awesome and you should try to look it up on the net and listen to it.
Any who, they turned out all of the lights and they moved the lights in pattens and sync to the beat of the music. Not just standing in one spot, they were in full performance and it was AWESOME! A NEAT ending to the Winter 2007 Program.Courtney is a quick study. She always has been. She also preformed at a Basketball game on Friday, during half-time...
Maybe that should be a "New Year's Resolution". Boy, time sure is sneaking up on me. Mom always said, the older you get, the faster time flies and boy was she right. I often wonder on a daily basis, where the time goes. It slips away so very fast. In the blink of an eye, at certain times, my life just seems to be passing me by. I sit and ponder about all the things I have done, haven't done and still would like to do...someday...
I sit and think about my children. My son is taller then me, at 12. My Little Miss Sydney, well I was standing by the dryer last night...folding clothes and talking on the phone, she looks at me and she hugs my leg. She says "I love you, Mama". Little moments like that, well before you know it, she is going to be hugging me on her graduation day. Yes, she is only 6, but the way time is going by so quickly, it will be here before I know it. Then there is my Courtney. Strong-willed and defiant. Someday she will figure it out....not to be so Independent and allow herself to be able to accept help. She will figure it out in her own good time.
We all want is the best for my children and to be accepted, but what I have found out...that now'a days, kids are very mean and cruel. I will leave it at that. I try to teach my children to be kind-hearted and respectful. They come home with stories of children and what they say and how they act. I tell them, not to worry. Don't let them upset you. Just go about your own business, it sounds like they have problems, is what I say. I tell them, maybe they have a really hard life and they have to try to bring you down...to make themselves feel better. And in most cases, that is totally true. After all, negativity and being miserable.........loves company.
I just hope they figure things out. As long as they try to be the best they can be, it is ok. Be true to yourself. Be loving, be king, be respectful. Love one another. It is ok to ask for help. Lend a helping hand, when someone needs it. Appreciate the little things in life. Never give up and look to the future. And if by chance they forget, they should always have a dream, of where they can follow their heart. Because Dreams do have wings and wings do take Flight!
Too many thoughts...I will leave you with that. Peaceful Thoughts to you, ~Tonya
It is a good day to stay inside and be warm. I am just working on a custom order, almost done. They are coming along well. We finally put our tree up last night and now I must finish putting all of the other Christmas things up. I sure do not like nasty weather, but before this snow...it didn't feel much like Christmas was just around the corner...and now it does. I guess being born and raised in Minnesota, if there isn't any snow, it doesn't feel like Christmas.
Well, I must scoot, I have lots to do. Oh, the Mercantile updated and this is my one and only offering that I had this month.
She is already ~SOLD~ but she was so very sweet. I was to send her today, but I didn't get to the Post Office, because of the storm. I got my (Secret) Stocking Swap sent out yesterday. I was on time, actually early...but only by a day! I will post a picture of what I made for her, after she receives it. I love it and would have loved to kept it. *smirk* I hope all is going well for all of you. So much to do before Christmas and so little time. I hope you all have a Great Weekend. Smiles, ~Tonya
Any who, my kiddies have been working very hard on some handmades. My daughter Courtney has made this FuNkY SnOw GirL StIcK! They said they are making crafts to sell, to by Christmas presents!
So, what we have here is a Snow girl face, made of painted muslin, stands about 15" tall. The nose was made separately and then stitched in place. Her other facial features were creating using artist pencils. The stick has been painted red and green for Christmas....Courtney asked if I would sell another one of her handmades on my blog and how can I resist those big puppy dog eye's looking at me? She is asking $11.99 (her price she said) plus shipping...for this Funky Snow Girl Stick. If you are interested, just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are having a launch in out TDIPT Group for Ebay and now I can join in the fun! It is a launch that is titled, "It's Beginning to look a lot like Christmas"! Jan, our Wonderful Webmaster, made a template for the Launch...well I have enough problems using the one I use all the time, so I will only be using the logo...
I think this is my last Santa for the Season...time is drawing near and with shipping and such, there just simply would not be enough time for you to enjoy them for the season, if I made them later on in December. Merry Olde Blessings to you, ~Tonya
Here is my son Jordan and my hubby...The BIG Hunter's! Jordan is so PROUD of himself. They were pretty "beat" in this picture. This was after 4 long days of hunting, all day long. And that is the 20 Gauge Shotgun that Jordan had to earn. *smirk* We also made some loins from the deer that Jordan shot, he said it was sooooo good! I could not eat any, all I see is "Bambi"! I know, probably a psychological thing....but that is ok. Oh and Jordan doesn't look anything like Daddy does he?? LOL!! Spitting image if you ask me!
I just got finished with a Christmas Dollie and she is titled "Peaceful Blessings". She is so pretty. She has a neat dove in her arms that is removable. I may list her tomorrow night for 5 days or on Thursday evening for 3 days to end on Sunday. I am not sure yet.
Well, Hubby and my son are done with hunting. They both only filled one tag each. Hunting kicked both of their butts. They are so very tired from getting up so early, to be set up in the woods and so forth. I am glad that the regular season is over with.
Well, I must hit the hay! I have to get up to early in the morning and this late night stuff is catching up to me. I hope you all had a great day. As for me, I worked most of the day and cleaned LOL. It was windy out any ways. :) Toodles, ~Tonya
My Son, "The BIG Hunter" got a deer yesterday! We took him for his gun training this year (I cringed at the thought of it). We bought him a gun, he had to "earn" it. He had to help Dad with the tear-off and replacement of our roof. He was very ambitious and did a good job. He worked hard! I feel that if you "hand" things to your children, they do not learn the value of a dollar....but if you have them "earn" things, they will take better care of said item and not "expect" everything to be handed to them.
Now don't get me wrong, I do not make my children earn every little thing, but something like a gun, I feel should be "respected". I was never "handed" everything when I was growing up and I feel that I am a better person for it. I want my children to understand that money does not grow on trees and that everything is not handed to them on a silver platter.
Back to the BIG hunter Jordan, he was so very PROUD! He called me on the cell, whispering....they were still hunting in the woods, but he was so happy and he just had to tell me. Of course, my "nature lover instincts" kicked in and I said, "Didn't you feel sad".......he said "A little bit". He is still hunting today and is taking 2 days off of school to finish up the season. I asked him, "Since you got a deer, are you going to school tomorrow?" He said, No, I still have tags to fill. Boy, how fast they learn! We bought him an All Season's pass. My little boy is growing up so fast...Enjoy your Veteran's Day. Peaceful Blessings to each of you....~Tonya