Saturday, December 31, 2011

2012 first giveaway

2012 Calendar

I am excited for my first giveaway!
Just like my FB page and like the Calendar album.
I will pick the winner tomorrow!

2012 calendar

2012 Calendar

2012 calendar

the possibilites...

thank you for your support this year


Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas

Wishing everyone a very Merry Christmas!
I hope you have a wonderful time with your family and friends.

We are off to 5 pm Mass for the first time instead of midnight.
But, Joel wants to try to make a midnight Mass over at another church.
Spending the night at home just the 3 of us making cookies, eating, and movies.
Tomorrow going to my sisters for dinner.

Merry Christmas xoxo

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

The finished snowmen and string of lights

Noah working hard at painting :)

He is very gentle in his strokes

the cause of so much trouble....dried paint and sensory issues :)

we made 4 small 4x5 and 1 5x7

we tried working on them last night but the markers were not working to good.
so make sure it is nice and dry first.
I plan to add some string on the back so they can be hung.

I asked Joel to finish up the string of lights and I guess he didn't hear me and made them into ornaments instead. lol They are still cute with Noah's little finger prints.

a finished 4x5

and a finished string of lights
maybe we will do the lights on canvas next year too?
both projects would be nice to make into Christmas cards.

we have a few more projects but not sure if we will get to them. sigh...

Happy Wednesday xo

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

making Christmas art

more Christmas crafting today...finally.
He loves to paint until the paint starts to dry on his hands.
So between projects I let him free paint after washing hands.
making snowmen hand prints on canvas and finger prints Christmas lights.
Hope to finish them up tomorrow after they are dry.

Hope you are having a wonderful holiday season so far.
we are having fun here...making cookies, watching Christmas movies, crafting, singing carols :)

Happy Tuesday xo

Friday, December 16, 2011

Happy Friday

Hope you had a good week.
It went by fast here.
Still no snow and I hope we have a little for Christmas :)

1. Finally wrapped two gifts  :)
2. I love photographing Noah's sweet hands any chance I get.
and them busy and loving on something is all the better.
3. Chai Latte and Santa cookies makes it all seem better.
4. love seeing Christmas/winter scenes through the house. makes my heart happy. 

We hope to take Noah to go see Alvin and the Chipmunks later.
He is so excited and talking about them all week.
I finally found his DVD of the first movie and he is oh so happy :)

Have a wonderful weekend everyone
Happy Friday xo

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

making merry and bright


had to go out and buy tiny Christmas brush trees since my are all packed away somewhere

I save jars because I think they are cute and will one day come in handy :)

We also bought fake snow and used some of Noah's little animals.
we used double sided tape to keep everything in place but you could use glue.

we had fun making these snow globes and Noah loves them. we have them all over the house.
and they are fun to look at and Noah loves playing with them.

shake, shake, shake lol

I love when he loves a craft/art project!

Happy Tuesday everyone xo

Monday, December 12, 2011

visit with Santa

Hello! It's been a while. Was busy with my family here from back home.
And been busy with editing photos for my new shop over at society6 
and trying to get my Etsy open. No idea how people make running an
Etsy store look so easy. It's hard work...sigh!

Anyway, my Mom and I took Noah to see Santa before she went back home.
He loved it and they talked about sock monkey's. lol We have our sweet skinny little 7ft Alpine tree up.
With just lights and candy canes because we never found our Christmas stuff yet.
We have been Christmas crafting and singing carols and having fun and just enjoying this time of year.

Hope all is well with everyone and you are enjoying this time of year as well.

Happy Monday xo

Monday, November 14, 2011

30 days of gratitude - days 7 - 12

 day 7- Thankful for Joel. Joel baked all day to make my favorite orange cookies :) he is good to me
day 8 - thankful for beautiful weather we have had
day 9 - I adore dandelions and their beauty
day 10 - thankful for these two... my family xo
day 11- thankful for beautiful November days
day 12 - thankful for mail from far away and friends I have met on IG, flickr and blogging.
my heart is full with gratitude for these friendships and support.

Happy Monday and have a great week everyone xo

Monday, November 7, 2011

30 days of gratitude - days 1-6

 My second year to do the 30 day of gratitude on flickr.
day 1 - thankful for my sweet Noah
day 2 - thankful for the sweet moonlight and sharing it with the ones I love
day 3 - thankful for a wonderful field trip to Columbus to see the Shifting Perspectives exhibit
day 4 - beautiful fallen leaves
day 5- ice cream and the happiness it brings Noah
day 6 - the start of a new year to fill with gratitude

Happy Monday xo

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Halloween Day

 Noah made a sweet Buzz Lightyear.
He only kept in on for an hour but the hour he was happy with it and excited.
We only went to one house and then back home and gave out candy.
He loves handing out candy to the kids and gets excited seeing them dressed up.
We did a simple craft before trick or treat.
He loved the finish pumpkin but hated getting sticky glue on his hands lol

Hope everyone had a great Halloween!

Happy November and Happy Wednesday xo

Monday, October 31, 2011

The Boy I Love! - day 31

Noah the boy I love with the little extra chromosome :)

Its been a great month for Down syndrome awareness!

ready for Halloween here
got some things out for Noah to wear
we shall see what he wants to put on later :)

Happy Monday and Happy Halloween xoxo

Sunday, October 30, 2011

thankful at the stop light - day 30

four little birds
four little birds

I was in a panic the other day when I got lost from the air port until I saw these guys.
They made me happy and calm and I knew we would find our way home :)

1 more day of 31 for 21
It is hard to put into words what Noah has brought to our family.
We all love him and accept him just the way he is.
He has made life much richer, more beautiful and filled with love.
I would like to think I have always been the person that I am
but I know that having Noah has made me better.
I might be a little crazy, scattered, and tired but I am better because of him.
We are all better because of him.
I am so thankful for my sweet Noah.

Happy Sunday xo

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Getting Halloween ready - day 29

taken at Sam's Club :)
 I can not find the costume I wanted Noah to wear this year.
It must be in the hundred boxes I have yet to unpack in the garage?
But, he does have several others he likes to dress in but couldn't wear in Texas due to the heat.
I never know if he will like having a costume on or not until the very moment. lol
He likes to dress up but when he feels like it so we shall see how Monday night goes.
He has been watching Halloween shows and movies ( trying to get him in the mood) :)
I think we will have a lot of kids this year trick or treating?
We always buy a ton of candy and then only get a few kids. Our first year here so we will see how it goes. Joel wont be here so I will only take Noah to a few houses and then back home to hand out candy.
He loves having kids come to the door and giving them candy.
Hope your Halloween is wonderful!

Happy Saturday xo

Friday, October 28, 2011

An Autumn Day - day 28

Wow, the clouds were beautiful today!
Really beautiful!
Busy day doing laundry, helping Joel pack, school, and signing a new lease for this place...sigh.
So wish we were moving home instead of signing a new lease.

Took Joel to the air port.
Got lost leaving the air port. oh my!
It took me three highways before I got on the right road.
Joel has duty this weekend and then needs to take care of a few things for us while there.
He is lucky to spend time with the family and eat good food :)

Happy Friday xoxo

Thursday, October 27, 2011

cowboy - day 27

my sweet cowboy
his new favorite boots :)
he would rather wear nothing but if he has to...these are it :)

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

finding peace - day 26

lovely day at the park sitting on the dock. Found a little peace here :)

We have had a rough week.
I am letting go all the worry and just sitting with the peace.

Happy Wednesday xo

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

injured birds field trip - day 25

we took advantage of the great weather yesterday and went to visit the injured birds.
We love going to see all the great owls and Eagles, hawks and other birds.
Noah loves going and he talked about them all night :)

Happy Tuesday xo

Monday, October 24, 2011

Special Olympics - day 24


This video is older but still a great one to see.
I love it!

When Noah was in school last year in San Antonio he got to do a lot of SO practice.
He did a lot of bowling, running, ping pong, and something with a ball toss ( my mind is blank).
He loved it all and had so much fun.
All the volunteers were high school kids and they were great.
Special Olympics is great!

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Sunday, October 23, 2011

a happy journey - day 23


Our journey has been a blessed one.
As long as we have each other life is good.
It's not perfect but it is...a happy journey!

Happy Sunday xo

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Birthday Happiness - day 22

We always wake and take photos of Noah on his birthday.
He was sleepy but started singing right away.
Oh, he makes my heart happy.
I love my sweet beautiful boy!
We had a little party for him with just the three of us.
Before we went to his party at my sisters house later that night:)

Happy Saturday xo

Friday, October 21, 2011

keep reaching - day 21

keep reaching

I finally got this guy with my camera :)
makes me happy!

Happy Friday xo

Thursday, October 20, 2011

more alike than different - day 20


Wednesday, October 19, 2011

some inspiration - day 19

Found this inspiring and wanted to share with others who might feel inspired as well.
It really applies to all areas... life and art.

Happy Wednesday xo

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

21 things Noah loves - day 18

Just a short list of things he loves :)

Happy Tuesday xo