Monday, July 16, 2018

Our "Recent" Additions

Okay, so they aren't so recent.  We've had them for a year.  They are beautiful, joyful, and sometimes a big mess.  But we love them as if they were our own and we can't imagine life with out them.

For those of you keeping count, we have 6 kids in the house, with a 7th one not living with us, but one I'd claim any day.  Our ages range from 16 years-8 I have all kinds of emotions going on in my house.  It is great and very chaotic.  The boys have been wonderful big brothers.  I'm proud to watch them give their time, love, and patience to these 3 kiddos.  Watching all of the kids together is priceless.

Friday, June 22, 2018

I'm Back!

How did you like my 2 year hiatus?  I'll tell you...this working full-time thing is kicking my behind.  Actually it leaves me more time for my kiddos.  But that just means that I'm never alone.  Which is kind of sad.  I've become such a non-social homebody in my old(er) age and my boys are just not allowing me to crawl in my little dark hole at the end of the day.  So between a job change (a couple of years ago), various sports activities, Swaddling Clothes, church stuff, house projects, oh-and fostering kiddos, I'm just running around all day, every day.

And I can't seem to say no.  To anyone.  About anything.

I've always been this way though.  That's why I had 3 jobs when first met Hans.  I didn't need them to survive financially.  I just liked all of them and had a hard time quitting when another job came my way.

Anyways....I digress.

Lots has happened over the last couple of years and I will try to be more diligent in posting. 

Here is what has taken up all of my time...

Monday, January 25, 2016

The Three Amigos

The boys decided they wanted to be the Three Amigos for Halloween.  They do not sell Three Amigos costumes.  I wanted to convince them to be something else, but Hans just wouldn't hear of it.  Then my mom backed Hans up by saying, "it won't be too hard to make the costumes".  I said "fine," and then I went and bought stuff to make the costumes and had it all ready to go for my mom to do when she came to visit in October.  Do you think that happened?  No.  It did not.  In my mom's defense, she had every intention of helping me start this project, but we were just too busy with other things.

 I made up a different pattern for each boy.  I started with the pants and completed the pattern on one side and after it dried for a day or so, did the same thing on the other side.  This took several days and A LOT of glitter glue.

I then did the same pattern for the jackets.
"Where did you find bolero jackets," you ask?
I didn't find them anywhere.
I purchased three black sweatshirts, cut them, and put interfacing on the inside to make them stiffer.
It was a project.  But I kind of enjoyed it.  Needless to say my family ate microwavable corn dogs for a week.

 Then I bought red fabric and sewed ties and cummerbunds.  I don't sew so I promise you this was super easy.

All the work was worth it in the end.  The boys looked super cute and still dress up in these costumes often.