Saturday, September 11, 2010

9 years ago

Nine years ago today, it was a chilly Tuesday in Wyoming.

I was in the ninth grade and new to that school since I was homeschooled 7th and 8th grade.

I remember alot of whisper and chatter in first period, but I had no idea what was going on. 

Down to the basement I went for 2nd period, it was Spanish.

Mrs. Shuck informed us that the WTC had been hit with a plane, we all sat their at listened to the radio and turned on a little TV. 

I remember just feeling more sick to my stomach by the second, and finally went home to my mom and dad. 

I proceeded to watch the TV all day, I will never forget that feeling in the pit of my stomach as I watched these poor people jumping out of windows to escape the horror inside the buildings.

That is my account of that life changing day Sept. 11, 2001.

A few years later, I went on a mission trip with a friend from church the summer that I turned 16.   I did go to ground zero and the emptiness there was indescribable.  There were still memorials everywhere, and a giant fence surrounding the area.

Today I have watched a few shows on the History Channel dedicated to 9/11, and they have been a chilling reminder to NEVER forget all the beautiful lives lost that day.  Mothers, Fathers, brothers, sisters, friends and the like.  All of the policeman, fireman, EMS, good Samaritans, and everyone else that risked their live so that they may save another.

It is so saddening to see all of the hate in the media the last few weeks, especially the Pastor from Florida!  I really hope that he does not follow through with the Quran burning, it will not make things better for America or our troops overseas, and I pray that he realizes this.

Obama made a speech today and one sentence really touched me, "We were not attacked by a religion that day, we were attacked by Al Qeda."

America was founded by men and women who came here to escape religious persecution, how American is it then, to burn another religions literature?? 

That kind of action will only provoke the extremists, and make things so much worse.  I hope that people in America can be the bigger person, and look past someone's religion, and see the person for who they really are.

I pray that everyone today can take one minute out of their day to give thanks for all of our emergency personnel, service men and women, and I pray that everyone may treat each other as they would want to be treated, regardless of religion, color, gender.

Hope everyone has a great day,

Olivia and I are recovering from a cold, so I will probably do some cleaning and sewing.

What are you doing this weekend??

Thursday, September 9, 2010

My First Guest Post Ever!!

I am guest posting over at Straight Stitches TODAY!!! Please go look at my latest project, involving corks and chalkboard paint!! 

I am so excited about this, as I am quite new to the blogging world, and Straight Stitches is one of my most favorite blogs ever. 

The fantabulous Heather is on a fun vacation in Nashville (totally on my bucket list).

Here is a little taste of what you will find on my guest post today!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Monday, September 6, 2010

Crafting away

I have spent the majority of my weekend crafting away. I made several flower clips for my beautiful daughter to put in her hair, and I made a project for my 1st guest post ever on the fantabulous blog by my blogger friend Heather over at Straight Stitches. I am not sure what day it will be posted this week, so I would love it if you could pop on over there sometime this week to see it.  You can find a little sneak peak right here of what I made.  I also bought supplies to make my first ever quilt- I am doing a quilt along this month with one of my favorite blogs- Fat Quarterly, and I bought supplies for a few Halloween/ fall themed projects for this month.

Are sick of all my links yet???

Let me show you the clips I made for my daughter and then we will get on with business...

Excuse my messy floor, I was too busy crafting.  (that was not a joke)

anyhow, when I get my camera up and running, I will take much better quality pics and put up a tutorial on my take of the flower hair bow.

Now on with the games,

I am linking up with Tuesday Tag Along today! 
Come join me in the partayy!!

That One Mom



No more babies for a while

Hi ya'll!

At this moment I am reliving some moments that I am surprised to find I forgot about so quickly.  I am talking about the constant neediness and care that a newborn requires.  It was only 1 yr ago that I was in this position, how could I have forgot so quickly??  And, just for the record, it is not my newborn, I am babysitting her today and while she is cute, she cries an awful lot and needs burped after every feeding so her belly does not get upset and she requires so many diaper changes.

It's not that I have never been in this position before, it's just that I forgot about it. I am moving into the toddler years, I can just sit back and watch my child play, and talk, and discover.  My living room is no longer littered with pack n' plays or swings, or bottles, and blankets.  Life was starting to get easy, and then I offered to watch a new born.  What was I thinking???  I am sort of kidding, she is cute to cuddle and all but it definitely made me realize that I don't want another baby for a few years. I really am enjoying my one on one with my little toddler, and I don't want to sound mean, but I just don't feel like interrupting that time with another baby that constantly needs to eat, sleep, and poop.  Give it a few years and I am sure baby fever will be in full swing, but just not right now.

On a side note, please keep an eye this week for my first guest post ever!!! It will be on the ever fabulous blog Straight Stitches, written by Heather.  She has some amazing projects on there and is so down to earth.  I just love the friendships that come about in the blogging world!  I am not sure what day it will be on there this week, so keep a lookout for it on her blog.  I will give you just a little tease of what it's about-

that's just a little taste!

I also will be having a few projects coming up this week that I am super stoked about.  They are halloween/ fall themed and I can't wait to see the finished product.

I ran across this kick-ass thrift store (although it does sort of smell in there)  here and found a wreath that I am going to re-do.  Why you ask, well let me tell you why.  Here in my one horse town where I live, there is no such thing as Jo Ann's, Wal Mart, or craft stores in general.  So instead of going to the store and buying a foam wreath, I have to search out the thrift store, I am not really complaining, but I would prefer to go to Jo Ann's instead of just hoping there is something worth buying there to re-do, that's all.

I also found a way to use up all of my saved formula cans, I knew they would come in handy!!! Even better, it is a Halloween decoration, and involves spray paint!  I love myself a can of spray paint.

Have a great Labor Day everyone, and enjoy these cute pics of my "toddler".

Daddy's boots

Bath Time

Family time


sitting in her toy box reading! 
seriously cute!!