Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Who doesn't LOVE gift cards ?

Here are a few Santa left in my stocking this year.

It's 32 degrees here this morning.........I needed hot coffee!
I prefer my coffee black but decided to experiment with the different flavors from Dunkin' Donuts.
I tried the gingerbread flavor this morning.
Tasty, but way too sweet for my taste.
 Anyone have a suggestion on something not so sweet?
Do you have a favorite Dunkin' Donuts flavor?

Monday, December 27, 2010

New Stockings

I hope everyone had a wonderful and happy Christmas.
Now that Santa has come and gone, it's time to clean up.
 I am not one to leave the decorations up days after Christmas.  I usually pack everything up the day after - I am a little late this year. 
Before everything gets packed away I thought I would share my new Christmas stockings.
We desperately needed new stockings this year so I whipped these up a few days before Christmas.

I wanted them to all match - but not match - if you know what I mean.
I used the same fabric, but gave them each a different look.

All the fabric I used came from my "stash" so they didn't cost me a cent.

Saturday, December 25, 2010

My wish for you this Christmas...

Wishing you the blessings of peace and love this Christmas and always.....

Friday, December 24, 2010

Teacher gifts

I usually wait a few weeks before Christmas to make the gifts
 for my daughters teachers.
In the past I have gotten "stuck" with a few personalized gifts because a teacher transfers or quits the month before Christmas. This year I really waited until the last possible minute....
I needed something I could whip up quickly.

I purchased yummy hand soaps from the Bath and Body Works store and personalized hand towels in a cute Christmas font from Embroidery Garden.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

From the bottom of our hearts....

We want to thank everyone so much for all your kind words concerning
 the loss of baby Kember.
I am so amazed at the wonderful and kind people there are out there in the blogging world. I have met many thoughtful and caring friends through this blog. 
Thank you all for your support during our difficult time. 
Your thoughtfulness was greatly appreciated.

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Fly Away Home..............................................

We proudly posted news of our new grandbaby boy Kember's birth November 12, 2010; it is with the utmost of broken hearts and sadness that we inform you of baby Kember's passing. We never got the chance to meet Kember face to face or hold and hug him or give him a kiss, but as grandparents, our love for Kember will never subside. We will save the hugs and kisses only to give to him face to face on a day yet to come.  We may never know or understand why this loss has taken place as our hearts and minds struggle to make sense of it, but this we know for certain - that one day in the future we will reunite with him.
Until that day, sweet baby boy Kember - we will miss you.

Love forever,
Pappa J, Mimi and Aunt Polly

Kember McCray
November 12, 2010 - December 3, 2010


To our most wonderful daughter and son-in-law we are in awe of your incredible devotion and love for Kember during his time on this earth. The strength that both of you have shown not only to us, but to the world is above measure.  

To Miss Oakleigh,
Our hearts are also broken for your loss.
There will never be a better big sister to a little brother. 

Thursday, December 2, 2010

I've gained a few pounds lately...

Did I just say a few?
If a couple is two, does that mean a few is three?
Hummmm.... maybe I should be saying more than a few".

That being said....
I started walking a few days ago.
My first day I made it 2 miles in 25 minutes.
Check out day 2......

5.32 miles

5623 Steps

In 45 minutes!

Of course, everything from my thighs down is in pain now, but
"no pain no gain" right?

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Quick stitch blankets

I have been "stumped" this year as to what to make two of my nephews,
ages one and four.
I decided to go with blankets...

The 4 year old LOVES Wii Sports and thinks he is THE all time champ!