Army wife quilter

April 17, 2014

Moving is so much _________ ?

Moving is so much _________ ? You can use your own imagination with that one.

Well my husband job location has changed again.  We call that in the Army a PCS or permanent change of station.  This has been an adventure to say the least.  We were living at JBLM or Joint Base Lewis Mccord in Tacoma WA.  We lived here for 15 months.  In April we drove three vehicles across country to New York.  It was a long 6 days.  We now reside uncomfortablely in a Homewood Suites.

The Homewood is uncomfortable because we will be living here until we can move into base housing which is in about 5 weeks.  Thus uncomfortable because 6 people in a suite for 5 week.  Need I say more.

This is the 10th move for us in 18 Years.  I always thought that moving gets easier as time goes by or by the next time I will have this down and it should be easy right !?!  That is not true.  Moving is hard and comes with a different set of challenges every time.

With all the car troubles, traveling so far away, having to wait a long time for housing and not being settled yet is more than I would have thought could happen in a move.  But "first time for every thing right?"

I am confident that as we get settled and the kids get back into school things will get better.  I am looking forward to the great big house that we are pre leased for on base.  I just need to get into it and get back to my normal routine.

Wish us luck.




December 30, 2013

My moms awesome NewYears tree


My mom cracks me up.  She made a New Years Tree.  She saw it in a Best Bites newsletter, so she decided to try it.  I think it's awesome.

You can find Balloons, 2014 Glasses, Party horns, Party hats, Party crowns that say Happy New Years and Streamers.




This is the way coolest tree I have ever seen.  On a side note.  Mom I love the view.  Wow.
Making the World Cuter  
Beyond The Picket Fence

December 19, 2013

Ornament Exchanges are so much fun.


I participated in an ornament exchange with Craft Goody blog.  Here are all the ones I received.  All of them are unique and that is what makes it so fun.  

Happy Holidays.  Merry Christmas.  Happy New Year!  
I think that covers it.

December 12, 2013

Scrabble Christmas Ornaments

 I saw these on Pinterest.  I just had to make them. They turned out so cute.  For the teachers I spelled out last names.  One of the teachers names is 8 letters long.  Almost too long for an ornament. The pictured ornaments measure about 8" long.  The 8 letter one measured almost 12" long.  But my child helped with teachers and she is very proud.
The back is even cute.  I love Scrabble ornaments.  I have made other Scrabble ornaments in past years but these by far are my favorite.



December 6, 2013

Bunco party

I "Love" the game Bunco.  It was my turn to host with my group.  Here are the ornaments that I made for the party.







The dice are free floating so if you get board you can play Bunco.
  

December 5, 2013

Tie-dye pancakes


My daughter is always asking for pancakes in the morning.  We make very colorful ones. All you need is your favorite pancake mix and food coloring. This makes my four year old very happy. 

November 22, 2013

Ornaments for Craft Goodies ornament exchange

For the past Three years I have participated in a Ornament Exchange with Craft Goodies blog.  These are the ornaments I plan to send out.  

I just wish my computer would correctly turn this clockwise.  I have been having one of those computer days.
Happy Holidays