Thursday, October 25, 2012

A little smidge of this and a smattering of that...

My bloggy-ness is quite sporadic as of late, and I'm sorry to my friends who do visit our little spot on this great, big, worldwide web. My life has been full to overflowing with family, mothering, teaching, creating, serving... All of a sudden things have happened and all of a sudden, it seems, life went from quiet to an uproar! Life is that way, and when those times happen, it's important for us to roll along. To try to keep our sanity and joy through the good, the bad, and sometimes even the ugly.
I am a creative person, God just instilled that in me as he was knitting me together in my mothers womb. Since I was a child I wanted to 'make' everything. I would see something I liked and usually my Moma would say to me, 'Chas, you could make that!' I guess that sank in deep, because that is the voice I often hear when I see something I like.
I have crocheted squares, dishcloths and even a scarf one time in my life. That's all I could do, or so I thought. A couple of weeks ago, I proved myself wrong. I began crocheting up a storm and really haven't stopped since. Here are a few of the things that I didn't know I could make!

One photo made the cut and it's not crochet of course, but some canvas art I made for our home. I love handmade!!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Family Fun Day at Lake Winnie

Once a year Lake Winnie holds their annual, Scout Day. On that day, scouts can wear their uniform and be admitted to the park for free. I mentioned the idea to my dear husband months ago, because I'm like that. An over compulsive planner... *grin*... He thought it was a great idea. In the meantime, I found that it would be the last family fun day of the year also, so if I could find coupons that would save our family another $20! So, I began putting the plan into motion. We packed a picnic, planned to make sure it wouldn't be an issue to be absent from church for the day and saved a little back to pay for our tickets. We planned on letting everyone sleep in, but a little one with a bad dream ran us out of bed earlier than expected. We didn't tell the kids until yesterday morning because we wanted to take them right afterwards. If not it would have been days and weeks of "how many more days???"
We arrived about half an hour before the gates opened. We wanted to make sure we got a whole day full!
Ride after ride. All day. The only time we weren't riding is when we ran back out to the vehicle to eat our sandwich! It was an incredibly fun day and I'm so glad we were able to take a little vacation from reality and play for a while.