Sunday, January 29, 2012

Creativity - Owl Weekend

Painted these little guys this weekend. I have always been interested in owls...I think I get it from my Grandma Rhynalds.

Stitched up these little hearts to turn the winter tree into a Valentine's Day tree.

Finished this little dishcloth - hung it up in the kitchen!

Friday, January 27, 2012

Creativity - Button Flowers

Button Flowers

A little closer look..without a flash
This was made with wool and thread I got at the thrift store.  The buttons were a gift from Emma.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Birthday Girls

Grandma's 70 and Emma's 13!!

Pretty Girls

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Creativity - When Silly Things Make You Happy

Mommy Hen

Baby Chick Hatching

This photo I took without the flash...I think I like its softness.

Whew..being born is hard work!
Long winter evenings are nice for being a bit silly and creative...thanks to a tutorial and someone else's creativity...I made this hen, egg, and chick.  The chick fits into the egg and the egg fits into the hen...of course.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Raising Girls - Picnik Photo First!

This was a fun way to spend a little time on a cold winter day....making a summery collage of my two younger girls, Emma and Laura! (there is a little white peeking out in the one frame but o'well) The program is free too, thanks Picnik! Well, time to go for a winter walk and get some fresh air and dream about the amazing green shades of spring.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Blessing of a Retiree in Church.  This was a very speical moment!
This is part of my very special church family.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Raising Girls - Laura's Dolls Part III

  Bed Time

Cook Stove - Canning Time

Mother Kohana asleep after a busy day!

Raising Girls - Laura's Dolls Part II

Doll Kitchen

Mom and Dad, Grace and Rebecca's room

Holly and Leah

Raising Girls - Laura's Dolls

This is Kohana the Mom

This is Rebecca

This is a college student, Hannah, that boards with Richards family

This is Grace

These are the six youngest children - they share a room.
I am so glad that my girls still play with dolls.  These are some of Laura's dolls.  She has a doll cupboard where her dolls live.

Christmas - Homemade

Monkey and Purse
 My Mom made this amazing Christmas purse for me and I LOVE IT.  Thanks Mom.

Christmas - Homemade

Special Surprise in the Box!

A Grandpa Rhynalds made deer antler knife!

I love it...I love you Dad, thanks! Just what I wanted!

Christmas - With Aunt Sarah

Emma made Sarah a baby quilt!

Christmas - Dayton and Richanda

Mimi gave Dayton one dollar for each credit he has completed so far in college and one dollar for each credit he has yet to complete.

Christmas Sparkles

Santa and Baby Jesus

Laura made these ornaments this year - simple but beautiful - love em!  I love our tree, a favorite part of Christmas for me.

Christmas Morning 2011

Monkey, Laura, Richanda and Dayton

Emma and her stocking loot!

Happy Monkies!
Christmas morning - stockings before church.  Then off to church!! So nice to worship on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

More Game Time

Apples to Apples a favorite game!
Life is good...a living room full of family playing games!
Eli, Emma, Laura, Abbie, and Daddy in the back ground, doing his usual thing with his glasses on his nose!

Sarah, Fawn and Emma

Grandma looking on, Abbie and Laura