Friday, September 30, 2011

Albuquerque Aloft

Today is Albuquerque Aloft. Ballonist take off from different area schools to show the kids a bit about ballooning. What a wonderful idea. The Balloon Fiesta begins tomorrow. Starting time is 5:30 am- no joke. Insane hours. Ascent is at 7am. For those that typically don't see that time of day they do a balloon glow at 5:45pm. Fiesta is a week long so expect lots of pictures. My parents are coming TUESDAY night, K Dad TUESDAY. I talked to him eariler and he said "see ya Wednesday". TUESDAY Dad.

Queen 1 is doing a "gotta sing, gotta dance" program today after school and tomorrow.

Queen 2 got first place in the handstand contest and won a shirt last night- she gutted it out.

It is going to be a nice, busy, fun weekend and on TUESDAY when my parents come I will annouce a giveaway for you all.

Love to you all


Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Just a few blocks

Look what I've been doing this week. ....Quilting.....I was feeling it again. Wahoo. 80 blocks done.

This is what it will look like laid out. I'm gonna put a border around it too. It will be a good sized lap quilt.

We had a visitor too. She came back. Must have heard Queen 2 out there jumping around.

She does some amazing stuff. Took 3rd in the hand stand contest at the gym.:)

Thursday, September 22, 2011

It's been a week

It feels more like a month. I've had one of those weeks that makes your head spin. OK. It doesn't take much to make my head spin. I hear ya, don't be unkind. We will start with my next sewing project. Remember all these little 1.5 inch squares? Well I have a plan. It might take me until the end of the year to finish, but I have a plan.

I started sewing these little boogers together and chain piecing, but I can only do that for like an hour before I go brain numb and need to do something else.

But I have a cute stack of 5.5 inch blocks with an alternating block to come.

OK now on to life stuff.

It is so different here than Northern Virginia. DUH! No kidding, right?

I joined the girls PTA at the school. We just finished one of those brain numbing fundraiser - you know the one- door to door- selling magazines, wrapping paper etc. The one that very few people like to do. One of the biggest differences I see here is the amount of money or lack thereof that the schools/ PTA has for the school run programs. The last fundraiser didn't do very well for the reasons previously stated so it is time for something new.

This week I have been setting up " Dinner Nights Out" at local restraurants for the school. These are fundraisers where the families of the school go to a restraurant on a certain night during certain hours and a percentage of sales goes to the school.

The other thing on my radar has been getting a spirit wear proogram set up for the school/PTA.

Hoping to launch that in November.

I went to the Humane Society to see about volunteering to walk dogs. That is a process. First a interview, than a background check, then 3 - 4hr classes before I can even touch a dog. Next orientation is when my parents will be here so we will see.
Mom and Dad come in just a few weeks and the balloon fiesta will be going on then. Each morning there is at least one balloon in the sky. I can't wait to see all of them. Don't worry - I'll take pictures.

If you have any ideas on fundraising or community events for the school please let me know. I kind of feel like this is a calling. I would love to see more of a community feel and bonding within the students , teachers and families.

have a great weekend.


Thursday, September 15, 2011

A New Day

I've been hibernating from blogging I think. Do you know how it is when your brain is so busy you don't know what to do with yourself? We had a slight disappointment this week. Our contract on our house fell through because the buyers contract fell through. I had a moment that first few minutes of learning about it when my heart sank and I felt huge disappointment.

What do you do when you are faced with disappointment?

I shook it off fast and then I started to pray for faith. There is a saying "Today I choose JOY" and I think we have a choice about how we handle difficult things is life.

That said, my saying today was " I just want to sleep more. It is dark outside". HA! Fall is here and it is cooler and dark in the morning. Rough to get going.

This is how I get my revenge on the little monsters, I mean queens.


Good Morning Sunshine.

It's evil I know. Can't help myself. Bwah ha haha.

Meet the newest Wayne family member-

Chili Pepper.

Isn't he a handsome? His red looks great in my kitchen. This is probably why we don't eat fish.

Chili Pepper says "HI"

Sunday, September 11, 2011


Patriot, originally uploaded by denawayne.

Patriot passed on 9/11. When I'm done being sad over the loss of our little friend I will marvel at his timing.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Love 3 day weekends

My boys took a nap. Look at how cute they are!!! I think I'm in love again. Anyone wearing a dog as a scarf? "Don't bug me Mom. I'm sleeping on my Dad".

I had time to bake. Love to bake. Baking in high elevation is taking some getting used to. Chocolate chip cookies and banana chocolate chip muffins. See a theme of chocolate here? I may love chocolate. No, I'd say it is a definate. I love chocolate. So cute boys and chocolate so far.

Then I had some fabric to do something with. Lots of 1.5 inch blocks were cut and put in a plastic bin. I have a plan. Now I just need a window of time to make it happen. Love fabric, petting fabric, looking at fabric, cutting fabric, sewing fabric. So that is cute boys, chocolate, and fabric. Mmmmm.

And I finished off the weekend by making another little quilt with another little saying. I like this one too. This is going to a special little honey that needs a pick me up. Be joyous little honey.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

So True

This is what I did this morning. I love the saying. Moving around we have the chosen family. I used the scraps from the Cross Quilt. It's 14 inches by 20 inches. Hope you have a good weekend.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Cross Quilt

So this is the quilt that I was working on and cussing at when I was ripping out the quilting. I opted for straight line quilting instead of the freee motion of my first attempt. This is much better. My quilt holder wasn't in the mood for a photo session so sorry for the bad photo. Hope everyone has a wonderful and safe weekend.