Monday, September 8, 2014

New home... New Challenges

    With our new home comes new challenges. To start things off right in our new place I am going to start by looking for advice from one of my favorite sites Organized Home. Last weekend was the official kick off of their Holiday Grand Plan on their sister site Organized Christmas, a plan to clean and organize your house before the holidays so that you can sit back and relax and enjoy the holidays like your supposed to.
    Of course I'm always a little behind, but I'll catch up I hope. My first goal is an organized meal plan for my family. Here is a Weekly Menu Plan that can be printed out and put on the fridge. Before leaving California we were pretty good about using coupons to save on groceries so that is another routine that we need to get back to.

Thursday, September 4, 2014

My Favorite Bloogers are busy...

    Keith and I got up early this morning to get him up and headed back to Centennial to go through our storage unit and try to seperate the things that we needed and wanted from our shipment in the apartment so that the things that we knew just wouldn't fit can be put in the back and the things that we want more accessable.
    As I sat here watching him pull out of mom and dads drive I started thinking what next? The boys and mom are sleeping. Keith took our dog Maggie with him because she wont fit in my car between the car seats. She did before we graduated Grayson to a big boy car seat but he has grown so much that he needed the space.
    Today will be spent helping to clean up mom and dads house.. to try to leave things for them closer to the way they were when we invaded back the end of march, beginning of april. Dad is on his way back from California and when he returns I will load the boys up and head down to Centennial so that we can try to get things together at the apartment.
    Apartment living with the boys is going to be a challenge after having a 4 bd, 3 car garage house but if we simplify things we should be fine until we can find our next forever home here in colorado. I started thinking about blogs that I had been following when I actually had the time to sit and read them. For a while I tried to participate in a blog group that had Friday night sew-ins once a month but it seeems that they too have gotten busy with life and not blogged much. That being said I am not going to beat myself up over not having time to blog. If I get time to sit and write a few minutes then great. If not being a good Mommy to my boys and having the ocassional time to my self is okay with me.
     That being said I would like to have a Friday or Saterday sew in with my blogland friends. I hope to be working on some holiday projects but first I need to find my materials in the mess of moving boxes at the apartment. Sewing/embroidery machine... Check. The rest of it well I'll let you know... Lets plan on having a get together the 19th or 20th. For now that weekend is open for us, Keith will be back from a business trip.. if I plan it right dinner will be ready when we walk in from the airport... Yup lets plan for that weekend to get a little crafting time in.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Where has the time gone??

     First let me apologise for the lack of pictures. I promise to try to get some up but right now the camera is missing and 90% of the time I can't find my phone in the mess..
     Where has the time gone?? I can't believe its has been so long since I posted. So many things have changed. Keith took a new job in Colorado and the end of March the boys and I moved to Colorado to live with my parents so that we could be closer to Keith when he was here in the states. Retired from the navy and he still deploys, not for as long a span of time but that doesn't make us miss him any less.
      We celebrated Logan's second birthday a few days after getting to Colorado. It was not an easy start for us here. When we arrived both boys were sick.. Logan with a double ear infection and pneumonia, and Grayson a sinus infection. I hope that no one ever has to endure a 2 year with pneumonia and ear infections at high altitudes its not fun to not be able to do anything to soothe the pressure and an 8 month old with a sinus infection? that is for the birds for sure.
     Last month we were finally able to find an apartment to stay in, not exactley our plan we were hoping to have a yard for the boys and the dog but things happen for a reason and this is just one smaller step to getting situated here in Colorado. Perhaps the biggest thing other than my boys getting older and smarter and cuter (smiles) we sold our house in California. That is one of the hardest things to wrap my head around right now.. The first house that Keith and I bought together and started our little family in now belongs to some one else.
   There are better things for us out there right?? We are now together instead of being split between California and Colorado, the navy delivered our household goods yesterday so for the most part we can get to everything we own if we can find it in storage. Things were damaged but I am trying to not think about that right now.
    There hasn't been a whole lot of crafting of any kind since we left California. I did quit a bit of sewing before the boys and I moved.. well in the month of January anyway. Begining of February Keith told me to be prepared to move middle of march and well, I had to pack most of the house by myself because he was over seas.
     So once we get the things that we want situated in the apartment I would venture to say that we will have officially started new. New State, new job, new house/apartment.... New begining. With that in mind we want to get back to home made. Homemade gifts and treasures and home cooked food. Yumm!!

Thursday, December 26, 2013

New Years will be here soon!

Wow its hard to believe that this year has gone by so fast. This past year has been so busy that I am not sure where all the time went. We celebrated so many 1st for Logan including his first birthday this year. We also celebrated Keith retiring after 20 Years in the Navy and shortly after that welcomed our precious Grayson to our family.

After a day full of celebrating together as a family I was cleaning and thinking about New Years and whether I wanted to make any resolutions. This year is going to be extremely busy as Keith has accepted a job in Colorado, meaning that we will be planning a big move hopefully sooner rather than later. His new job also requires him to deploy over seas which we are not looking forward to but know that in the long run this can be a good thing for our family. So rather than making a resolution that I probably wont be able to keep I am just going to set some goals that I would like to work towards:

1. Be strong for my little boys. Daddy being gone is harder on them than it is on me.
2. Strive to teach and nurture my little guys even if I don't feel like it.
3. Continue to make things for my little guys that will make time together special as well as make the pictures for daddy memorable.
4. Kind of off the wall but make at least one thing every month for our Christmas 2014. New house, New adventures, Christmas 2014 will be one to remember even if Daddy is deployed I vow to make Christmas in our new home special.

This year we didn't do much for Christmas because we didn't know if Daddy was going to be able to come home to spend it with us. We had all the gifts and goodies for the boys but there weren't many decorations around the house due to a busy mommy of 2 under the age of 2 that didn't feel up to digging through storage to get our decorations.

Next year will be different. I hope to be more organized and have things planned a little better.

I hope that everyone has had a Merry Christmas and wish you all the best in the up coming year.

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Play Time...

While cleaning and re-organizing Logan's room I found some hand puppets that I had stitched out for him I believe shortly after he was born. At that point we used them to get him to smile but when he started crawling he wasn't really interested in them.

Recently Logan has become interested in his puppets and will even let you put them on his hands to play. So with that in mind I have moved to the top of my list More hand puppets for Logan. Here at Too Cute Embroidery is where I found the designs for the first couple that I have made.