A friend of my mom's asked me to help her with her secret pals gift for her birthday, she wanted to do something special for her and knew that we had the same taste.This was a challenge since this pal is a very talented friend of mine with exceptional taste. I had wanted to do a box for a while but just never had the right occasion...now I had the chance! I decorated the box with scrapbook paper in "Neapolitan Ice-Cream" colors and filled it with some millinery that she loves purchased from this great etsy store. Her secret pal gave her the box and her first words were "This has Paula written all over it!" Well so much for the great birthday sneak! She figured out I helped her secret pal but I'm not telling!
Thursday, April 23, 2009
Posted by Oliver's at 6:19 AM
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
That freaked me out just to type that. I love my children dearly but to start all over again would be to say the least exhausting. So what do I do...hand raise, and bottle feed a baby calf! My father in law raises cattle behind our house and when one of the new mommies wouldn't feed her baby he decided to let nature take it's course...um not a good outcome to say the least. So I jumped in my vehicle ran to the feed store and bought all the necessary supplies. Now I am the proud new mommy of Bella Blue. She is a premature black angus with blue eyes. Once again my wonderful husband was my biggest cheerleader and even offered to put his finger in her mouth to teach her how to suck...by the way in case you don't know calves are born with a full set of sharp teeth (that man must really love me and my hairbrained ideas). It took a couple of days to get her up on her feet but she is doing really well and has the whole family in awe of her. My 11 year old daughter put it best..."Mommy this is the good stuff! I feel so close to God when I help someone (or in this case something) out." Have a blessed day!
Posted by Oliver's at 11:23 AM
Sunday, April 12, 2009
We celebrated Easter today with a family dinner at our house. We had about 15 guests, two of which were from out of state and didn't know were coming until last minute but were thrilled could make it. I had all of the typical Easter feelings of thankfulness, appreciation and gratitude but there were also feelings I didn't expect, the love and appreciation for my husband. I woke up sick but with so much to do and I have to say he stepped up to the plate like never before. He always helps above and beyond but he had the kiddos doing laundry, the house spotless and the food cooking before I even made it out of bed. He made sure our guests had plenty of food and drink and were comfortable, all the while he made sure I was ok and never once complained in fact he said how much he enjoyed himself. I realized how unselfish this man of mine is and how lucky I am to call him my own. We will be married 20yrs. on April 21st and I fell in love with him all over again today. God has truly blessed me over and over again and for this I am thankful.
Posted by Oliver's at 5:22 PM
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
My mom has a secret pal at her work and since I don't work at an office outside the home I am always a little envious when she starts planning secret pal gifts. So this week when she asked me to help with her gift I jumped at the chance. We decided together that sometimes the ole gift bag is a little over done..so we decided to do a photo box from Hobby Lobby. I aged it, scrapbooked it and embellished it and here it is! I have to say I like the way it turned out, and everything I used on it, I already had so that is even better. The box was $2.00 half off whoo hoo. And I got to have a couple hours of fun to boot!
Posted by Oliver's at 12:35 PM