Monday, November 20, 2017

Day 321, Friday, November 17, 2017

We asked the children to donate "Pennies for Pax".  This jar was full to the top by the end of the day.  We will give this money to Paxton's family to help cover the costs of his treatments that are not covered by insurance!

Day 320, Thursday, November 16, 2017

Jim stops by his mom's house several times a week to check on her and visit.  Tonight, he got her an ice cream sundae and she sat right down and started eating it!  It is so good!  That's what she always says!

Day 319, November 15, 2017

So this happened today.  We have a lot of squirrels in our neighborhood.  This one thought he was going to get an invitation into the house!  NOPE!

Day 318, Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Today we are celebrating Cindy's 60th birthday.  It is also grandparents day, so I think we will continue this celebration tomorrow, too.  Happy Birthday, Cindy, my BFF!

Day 317, Monday, November 13, 2017

I worked on my December Daily album at the Barn this past weekend.  I didn't get it finished as I am battling a sinus infection, but I loved how it has turned out so far.

Day 316, Sunday, November 12, 2017

These girls are so special to me.  We worked, laughed until we cried and enjoyed being together for the weekend.

Day 315, Saturday, November 11, 2017

This weekend I am enjoying my time scrapbooking at the Barn.  There are a few of my friends who get together to work on projects.  Tonight, Kellee made this wonderful meal!

Day 314, Friday, November 10, 2017

I have been drinking hot chocolate at work.  I got this cup from Stacie and I swiped the red sleeve from Jim!

Day 313, Thursday, November 9, 2017

Welcome to the world, Jackson James.  We are so happy this little guy is here and everyone is healthy!

Day 312, Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Jim got our Roland Johnson ornament for this year.  We have every ornament that has been made using the Christmas Cards of Roland Johnson.

Day 311, Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Today is Nate's 36 birthday.  He cooked us dinner.  I tried to take their photo...this was about the 12th take!

Day 310, Monday, November 6, 2017

We bought hamburger from Raber's.  I made patties out of 5 lbs and I cooked the other 5 into crumbles.  I freeze it like that and use it for spaghetti, BBQ's, chilli and pizza.

Day 309, Sunday, November 5, 2017

This is my third year to attend Totes for Ta Ta's.  Cheryl started this fund raiser in honor of her mom who passed away from Breast Cancer.  She gathers bags, purses and donated items.  All items are auctioned off during the event.

Day 308, Saturday, November 4, 2017

We stopped at FlatTop for lunch.  I was able to use my birthday coupon, so I was a cheap date!

Day 307, Friday, November 3, 2017

We bought Nate a Mattress Topper for his bed.  Since he had surgery, he has been sleeping in the recliner.  Hopefully, this will help him get some much needed rest.

Day 306, Thursday, November 2, 2017

Fall is my favorite season.  I love to watch the leaves turn. This year, the trees are not as colorful as last year.  This one is on the street by my school and it was really rust in color.

Day 305, Wednesday, November 1, 2017

This is the beginning of the grateful album.  It is just laying on the front of the book.  I'm not sure what else I am going to do with it.

Day 304, Tuesday, October 31, 2017

We had our annual Halloween parade this morning.  Cindy and I brought out our butterfly wings and Jennifer was Mr. Potato Head.

Day 303, Monday, October 30, 2017

I switched doctors and will be starting some injections in my right knee.  I hope these shots get me a few more years as I know I will need a knee replacement in the future.

Day 302, Sunday, October 29, 2017

I colored some more of those little Elf's to decorate the thank you cards for school.

Day 301, Saturday, October 28, 2017

Just a little birthday gift from Stacie!

Day 300, Friday, October 27, 2017

Today is my 60th birthday!  OMG! how did that happen?  Cindy brought me a Costco favorite.  We went to dinner at the Rail House with our family.

Day 299, Thursday, October 26, 2017

Jim ordered flowers from the plant farm we visited when we were in Maui this summer.  They are so beautiful!  They are from the rain forest area of the island.

Day 298, Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Today, Jim drove by the cemetery and saw that they finally got my parents plaque put up on their niche.

Day 297, Tuesday, October 24, 2017

I am prepping for my first colonoscopy!  This is the worst part of the whole thing.  On the left is where they found one polyp.

Day 296, Monday, October 23, 2017

I loved this fun quote.  Glowsticks are such a fun thing to have.

Day 295, Sunday, October 22, 2017

I bought new pans from Kohl's.  Some of mine were from our wedding 41 years ago.

Day 294, Saturday, October 21, 2017

I bought this die at the end of the year, last year.  I finally cut all the parts (23 dies).  I love how it turned out, but I only made 6!

Day 293, Friday, October 20, 2017

We ordered shirts to support our little guy Paxton.  He is recovering for retinablastoma.  We love you, Paxton!

Day 292, Thursday, October 19, 2017

This is one of the Elf Christmas cards.  I love this little Elf.

Day 291, Wednesday, October 18, 2017

I'm going to start a gratitude mini album.

Day 290, Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The Elf Christmas cards are coming along.  I colored all the parts and will start assembling.

Day 289, Monday, October 16, 2017

I put our fall wreath on the door.  The weather is getting cooler and the leaves are starting to change color.

Day 288, Sunday, October 15, 2017

I'm looking forward to the Christmas programs.

Day 287, Saturday, October 14, 2017

Stacie hosted the 10th Annual McCormack Invitational at Rob and Nikki Oliver's.  This year, they donated the entry fee to Illinois Cancer Care.

Day 286, Friday, October 13, 2017

We made a trip to Costco, tonight.  The popcorn is on sale, so we bought 4 bags!

Day 285, Thursday, October 12, 2017

Nate made us dinner tonight.  This was so good!

Day 284, Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Our remote to the little TV was not working.  Nate took it apart and cleaned it and now it works like new.

Day 283, Tuesday, October 10, 2017

After talking with Jackie, I hope to use this journal to start bullet journaling.

Day 282, Monday, October 9, 2017

New journal...bullet journaling soon.

Day 281, Sunday, October 8, 2017

We had a family baby shower for Aly and Kirby.  They are expecting their first child, who is a boy and will be named Jackson James.  There were so many gifts!

Sunday, November 19, 2017

Day 280, Saturday, October 7, 2017

We held a crop at our school for World Card Making Day.  I love spending time with my scrappy friends!

Day 279, Friday, October 6, 2017

Cindy found these elf stamps.  We both had to order them.  I can't wait to use them for some Christmas Cards.

Day 278, Thursday, October 5, 2017

Pork chops in the crock pot, mashed potatoes and roasted green beans!  Yummy!

Day 277, Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Hope and Peace everyday.  This is a good quote to follow!

Day 276, Tuesday, October 3, 2017

I got 'Booed" this morning.  I think they know me well!  Now I have to "Boo" someone else!

Day 275, Monday, October 2, 2017

The cards from our swap were fantastic.  I have the best card making friends!

Day 274, Sunday, October 1, 2017

I love my Happiness Is... guys!  Charlie Brown in the pumpkin patch waiting for the Great Pumpkin!

Day 273, Saturday, September 30, 2017

We bought this mum plant at Costco.  It has really filled out and all the blooms are beautiful.

Day 272, Friday, September 29, 2017

He has a smile on his face right now.  When he got done with the procedure, he was still really out of it.  He had 5 polyps removed and the test showed no cancer.