Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas


Wishing you a Merry Christmas filled with love and blessings xo

Friday, October 25, 2013

Happy Friday

We had a wonderful time last weekend in Columbus. Noah had a ton of fun with his cousins. This week has been rough with allergies and sinus or maybe its a cold? The nights are the worse but it was much better last night. 
 Happy Friday xo

Friday, October 18, 2013

Happy Friday

Happy Wednesday

We are spending the weekend in Columbus to see my great niece and nephew both run in district and state.
Noah will be so excited to  see them run and spend the weekend with them.
It will be nice to get away from all these boxes :)

Happy Friday xo

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Happy Birthday Noah

my sweet onemy happy camper | asking him to smile for his birthday photos lol | and then we ran to the car to get away from all the bugs
we found a new park with a lake last week. I wanted to get some photos for his birthday.
He was not in the mood. 
We were covered in bugs the moment we got out of the car. So we took a few shots and ran to the car and left.

Noah with cousin Chloe and Luke
We had the family birthday party on Sunday for him.
He loves being with his cousins. He had such a great time.

Happy 12th Birthday Noah! We love you to the moon.
I took this last Friday leaving his ENT appointment at Children's Hospital. 
He was all smiles and happy.

I can't believe he is 12 already. The time has flown by.
I am thankful that I get to enjoy every moment with him here at home.

Happy Wednesday xo

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Happy October

I have no words for how blessed we are

Hello October!
The weeks have flown by.
We are moved into our new place.
I have a house and garage full of boxes to unpack.
It is never ending. I have no clue where to put it all.
We need to get rid of a lot of furniture that we have no room for.
All beloved vintage items that make me sad to get rid of.
But, I am ready to start fresh!

I look forward to getting the house in order so I can get back to work on my shops.

Another beautiful October celebrating Down Syndrome and our beautiful boy.
I have always loved that he was born on this month that honors DS.
It has been a  wonderful and beautiful journey these last 12 years.

Happy Down Syndrome Awareness Month!!!!

Monday, September 9, 2013

Life With Noah

last day at the pool

From the last day at the pool.
He sure will miss it.
I hope to get him back into some lessons this fall/winter.

He handed me his glasses last night with the lens missing.
It has been years since this has happened.
I hope it is the last time.
He had them all twisted and it seems the screw is missing so the lens came out.
Must go today and have them fixed.
He new glasses should be in any day now.

I have been so busy that I never get to edit photos from my camera anymore.
So, it was really nice to do a few the other day. 
I am way behind on editing photos.
Hopefully after the move I can get a lot done :)

Happy Monday xo

Friday, September 6, 2013

end of summer and back to school

after a bit of cool weather we finally were able to get back to the pool for the last week.
Noah enjoyed every moment at the pool this summer like always.
On Monday, the last day he had the best time. We met a family that took him in and played so well
with him and included him in everything they did. He laughed and laughed and had so much fun.

We went to a favorite place to eat lunch at an old Mill and walked around. 
Noah always looks for Shriek here in the log cabin. 

We started back to school on Tuesday.
He was in no mood for it.
Today was a better day and he finished all his work with no complaints.
It is always rough getting back into the swing of things.

We move next week.
I have not packed a thing yet.
I better get started! 

Have a great weekend and
Happy Friday xo

Monday, August 12, 2013

Happy Monday


He loves going to this little park with log cabins and sweet little gardens.
He searches for Shrek and Fiona every time.

Wishing you a wonderful week.
Happy Monday xo

Friday, August 9, 2013

Happy Friday

summer boy

He is a summer boy.
Enjoying every moment of the pool that we can.

On Wednesday he finally got to ride the horse at therapy.
It took almost the entire session to get him on but he finally did it and was so happy.
Once on he said, "I did it, this is fun".

Have a great weekend.
Happy Friday xo

Monday, August 5, 2013

Happy Monday


We spent most of the weekend at the pool. Noah is getting more brave and going into deeper water. He still will not put his head underwater but I know he will one day. He loves the pool so much and he gets upset when we leave. We enjoy these days of summer and time spent at the pool together.
Have a great week. Happy Monday xo

Friday, July 26, 2013

Happy Friday

fun slide

I have been so confused this week of what day it is.
Then yesterday Joel turned his alarm off thinking it was the weekend and was late to work.
I guess we both are confused lol

We found a new place to lease and sign the lease today.
It will still be base housing but in a different area and a different county.
We now live in a 3 bedroom, 3 bath and will be moving to a 2 bedroom 1 bath.
It will take some adjustment but it should be fine.
With this dumb sequestration we need to move to a cheaper place and save money.
Plus, Noah has developed a fear of the stairs the last few months.
It's very sad to see and breaks my heart.
So the new place is a one level house and he will be so happy to have a run of the place.
I just hope we find room for all we need in the smaller space.
Like all our school stuff, crafts, business stuff...
I dread packing up again and unpacking and hope it won't take me 2 1/2 years to unpack.
I look forward to all the trees that surround the new place and the fenced yard.
I have a little over a month to get ready.

Happy Weekend!
Happy Friday xo

Thursday, July 25, 2013

2014 calendar templates

New in the shop. 5x7 calendar templates with cover.

sample with photos
closer looks of cover and calendar page

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Monday, July 22, 2013

Happy Monday

a new print in the art shop
free shipping this week thru Sunday

Hope you had a great weekend.
Ours was good.

Happy Monday xo

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

20 Year Anniversary

started dating 25 years ago and married 20 years today.
We started dating 25 years ago and married 20 years today.
He's my best friend.
Knows all of me and still loves me.
I am so very blessed.

she loves him
he loves her
made these prints for our 20 years.

Happy Wednesday xo

Monday, July 15, 2013

the weekend

the sky project: day 193
the sunset on Friday night
it was beautiful
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a new love design I worked on this weekend
I love when I get to make new designs with new colors

Happy Saturday
Noah and I picked up some flowers on Friday
They make me happy
the sky project: day 194
one our way to Mass on Saturday night
bird made me happy
Happy Sunday
Queen Anne's Lace at my sisters house
love wild flowers
being lazy on Sunday and having fun
always with his Scooby 
Sitting in his baby Moses basket. He's too funny.
I pulled out his baby Moses basket to give to my niece and he jumped in it
first he tired to lay down and then he got his bat and started to row the boat.
He makes me laugh
daisies. circles #julyphotochallengefpoe #fpoe #vscocam
a wild field of daisies where Noah gets therapy
oh, how they make me happy'
the sky project: day 195
on the way to my sister's yesterday
They skies here are pretty great just about everyday
they also make me happy
I guess it doesn't take much to make me happy :)

Happy Monday xo

Friday, July 12, 2013

Happy Friday

lunch. before the haircut.
after therapy the other day we got some lunch before getting our haircut.
This is his favorite place.

after the haircut.
The after haircut photo. 
He cried but at least no one else was in the place.
We found a really nice hairdresser and she was great with Noah.

in the air
We took Joel to the airport this morning.
He has duty this weekend. 
He is so lucky to go home and see my family and eat good food.

Happy Friday xo

Friday, July 5, 2013

life with Noah

good morning

came upon this view the other morning.
made me smile.
Jessie and Woody have taken over the doll house.
life with Noah...the good life.

Happy Friday xo

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy Fourth of July!

Wishing you all a wonderful, happy holiday!
We have rain here.
So not sure what we will be doing today?

Happy 4th of July xo

Wednesday, July 3, 2013


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:::, a photo by life stories photography on Flickr.

It was a long day today.
Looking forward to the holiday and long weekend.
Joel will be off for 5 days.
Her is a link to Noah swimming last night.

Happy Wednesday xo

Monday, July 1, 2013

the weekend

happy face
my happy boy

loves playing kickball and he is so good :)
Sunday drive
made several trips down this road to my sisters last week and the weekend

Happy Monday
Noah found this cute little mushroom at my sisters.

My Dad was in town for a short stay.
He drove up with a friend who didn't want to make a drive up alone.
He dropped Dad off with us on Wednesday and they left yesterday morning.
They made it home early this morning.
It was good to see Dad.
I hope my Mom will come visit us soon.
Being away from home doesn't get easier especially when your parents are elderly.

Wishing you a great week.
Happy July!
Happy Monday xo

Friday, June 28, 2013

Happy Friday

We have fire works here night on base.
Air show was cancelled due to cuts.
They will have live music, pony rides and petting zoo.
Should be a good time.

Happy Friday xo

Wednesday, June 26, 2013


love this tree
I love the tree out front this time of year.
The colors are amazing. I could stare at it all day.

waiting.  Complaining of ear and tummy pain.
He was complaining of ear and stomach aches the last few days.
So, we went to the Dr yesterday but all checked out fine.
Some times It is hard not to know what is going on or what's wrong
and him not able to communicate to us better.

shadow dancing
He and I love shadow dancing.
Ever since he was little he just loved his shadow.

the boys
We go every night to the pool.
It was been fun and we all enjoy relaxing.
Trying our best to get him to do more things in the pool.
I know one day he will be ready to swim and put his head in the water!

Excited my Dad is in town for a few days.
Going to my sister's for dinner tonight and enjoy being with my Dad while he is here.

Happy Wednesday xo