Monday, May 18, 2009

Tagged - 6 Unimportant Things That Make Me Happy

Janet from Gahome2mom and Erin from Connected2Christ blog has tagged me for the meme 6 unimportant things that make me happy!

The way it works is easy, I mention the person who tagged me, list 6 unimportant things that make me happy, then tag 6 more lucky bloggers.

The 6 unimportant things that make me happy:

1. Listening to music and watching my favorite TV shows online (we don't own a TV)
2. Being able to relax a little
3. Shopping and finding a bargain
4. Blogging
5. Getting cool stuff in the mail
6. Exploring new places/things

The bloggers that I am tagging:
1. Laura @ The Allen Family
2. Kineret @ BlackBerry Blossom
3. Melody @ Melody and David Olsen
4. Carrie @ The Gremlin Wrangler
5. Krissy and Angela @ BarefootMommies
6. Jacqueline @ Blessings Abound

Monday, May 11, 2009

Lil Miss Dolls & Friends Review

I happened upon this very charming website the other day because they added me on twitter and I have to share with all of you! Katrina Marie is exceptionally talented! She makes these very cute mod looking stylish dolls and has been selling them and their patterns on Etsy and Artfire. Now she has just opened the doors to a new website about the dolls. She and her associates will be developing the website and adding more to it soon so stay tuned. Coming soon to the collection of seven girl dolls will be patterns and pre-made: clothing, Lil Sis dolls (which are smaller 18" dolls), Lil Pets (15" cloth toys), Friends (model friends and guy friends). You can even buy a kit so you won't have to spend your whole week looking for supplies to make the dolls or you could purchase a cottage license to sew and sell your own dolls. These dolls are safe for babies or children and are totally customizable to look like your child!! How cool is that!?

Anyway, for all you bloggers out there you can download a free pattern in PDF format for her Lil Miss MISSY Doll! Just make sure to spread the good word on your blogs about them. They also have the instructions on how to make the dolls on their tutorial webpage also as a free PDF download. So enjoy these freebies while you can!!

Saturday, May 9, 2009

The Calendar According to Moi

So, I just found out that 2009, this year, is awesome!!! Why??? Well...this year happens to be the first year since my husband and I were married in 1999 where my Birthday, May 10th, falls on the United States Mother's Day holiday and my husband's Birthday, June 21st, falls on the United States Father's Day holiday. Now, can you get any cooler than that?! This happens with the algorithm of years in between as being 6, 5, 6, 11...and then it starts all over again. So the last time it happened was 1998 and the next time it will happen will be in the year 2015, then 2020, then 2026, then 2037. The pattern starts all over again with the year 2043, then 2048, then 2054, and then 2065.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

A Welcome Home and a Visit to Tatiana

My husband came home last night from a long stay in Orlando, Florida because of a family emergency (I will not be going into, don't ask). Anyway, I was glad he was home. I missed him so much while he was away!! He had me order Red Lobster and he picked it up on his way home from the airport. It was delicious! We settled in for the night and watched episodes of Lost and Heroes that we had missed.

Today he treated all of us (minus one, Tatiana) to a breakfast at the Pancake House. Double yum!! Then he drove us to Portland to see Tatiana. She has been staying at the Providence Center for Medically Fragile Children since April 6, 2009. I couldn't believe it when I walked in to see her. She had gotten a very cute haircut since the last time I saw her and lost two of her bottom baby teeth. I gave her lots of loves, kisses, and hugs and after about two hours visiting we had to leave. I was sad to go without her again. I will be so glad when she is stable enough to come back home. I miss her terribly and I have missed a month roughly of her growing up. She has also missed stuff at home: Easter 2009, Teela's first Birthday, etc. I wish I could be there with her like I was almost every hospital stay she had, but then I would be missing the same stuff with my other kids and this is supposed to be for my respite. It breaks my heart that I had to leave her, but I know she is in good hands! Hopefully she can come home soon.