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  • Vegas..the city of fun and scams…

    …isn’t it supposed to be inhabited by scam artists and the mob. Everything designed to separate you from your money. We left late morning and arrived around midnight WST. Let’s just say that there were several times I was ready… Read More ›

  • My girls still like ruffles…

    When Veronica of sewVery asked me to participate in her sewVery Sunny Day dress/shirt pattern testing, I felt a little over my head…why oh why did I agree but it ends up that even a sewing “hacker” like me can… Read More ›

  • All Star Run

    Riley and Matthew participated in Glen Allen’s Babe Ruth 11/12 U Major’s baseball program this year. This was one of those years that they could both be on the same team so I took advantage of it (so I was… Read More ›

  • Open Hearts…

    This is a difficult post for me to write. I try not to share some of my trials because I still worry about judgement (after all, I chose this life), about “first world problems” (after all, I am graced with… Read More ›

  • Weekend activities

    Saturday was a (relatively) calm day.  The girls had a sleepover Friday night and so they weren’t home.  The boys and I got up and got dressed for a Scrimmage game.  I sat in the car drinking my coffee for… Read More ›

  • End of School…

    I don’t know who is more ready for the end of school…the kids or me…I have a bunch of things that are going on the next couple of weeks and …of course I didn’t think ahead well enough and scheduled… Read More ›

  • Simple Sewing

    I cut out two bags to make for the girl’s teachers and interfaced the handles and fabric last night.  Unfortunately, I miscalculated the amount of accent fabric I needed so I couldn’t start sewing until I go back to Joann’s… Read More ›

  • Secret Matroyshka

    One of the Facebook groups I am on is a group of women / families who have adopted from Russia.  One of them came up with the idea of a “secret matroyshka” program.  Each of our kids is matched with… Read More ›

  • A busy Saturday…

    Up early to get to the baseball field at 8 …only to discover (after we got there) that the field is too wet from the torrential rains we have had the last week and the game is delayed until 11… Read More ›

  • Slowly plugging away…

    I asked my kids to give me some alone time for Mother’s Day so I could head into the sewing area and get some things done.  I have been trying some new patterns and had several things cut out and… Read More ›