Saturday, December 17, 2011

{ goodbye old friend }

Last night was a very sad night at our house. Buck's horse Twister died. Twister was 28 years old. Buck had him from day 1.Buck was only 6 when twister was born. He was a great horse and friend. He and Buck had many great rodeos and times together. He will be missed. Goodbye old friend.

Buck, Jami, Audette, Mayce and Twister September 05

Buck roping on Twister in Hamilton, September 06.

Monday, December 12, 2011

{ christmas decorating #2 }

Here is more fa la la la holiday decor around my house! 

I made this festive wreath using extra tree ornaments. I glued the bulbs to a wreath form and filled in the spaces with green moss. I also added this vintage santa image to a gift tag and attached it to the center!

This is the display I have on our kitchen island. 

These are little scene jars I made out of old plates and cups.

I super glued clear chess pieces from the dollar store to the tops of drinking glasses. Then, I glued glittered pipe cleaner trees to the bottom of yard sale plates. I added fake snow and a sparkly word ornament from Walmart to the outside of each cup....and you have a holiday display!

This is my cake plate. I filled it with extra ornaments and added the word peace to the outside.

This is the outside of our house. 

We hung large fake candy pieces from our plant hooks.
Christmas signs to all the flower pots.
Wreaths to the door and wreath holder.
Marry Christmas banner from the ceiling.
Extra large candy canes in the water pitcher.
Fake trees beside the door.
Real greenery on the table.
My favorite chalk board with a Christmas message.
and...yard sale light up reindeer!

Sunday, December 11, 2011

{ toothless grin }

Audette lost another tooth this week. This is only #3, so it's still a big deal. I'm not sure why...but in our family we all seem to lose our teeth a lot later than everyone else. Most of her friends at school have lost all their baby teeth now. Oh, well. She looks adorable, talks slightly funny and the tooth fairy was good to her!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

{ 31 weeks and my DAD }

This week I am 31 weeks pregnant. Once the sickness wore off...the time has just flown by. I can't believe that in 9weeks or LESS, we will have a sweet baby girl in out arms!!! We are ALL very EXCITED about how close we are to seeing her!!! Our little miss baby is now about 16 in long and weighs about 3 pounds. (the girls love knowing how big she is, we look at the chart A LOT!) Here's some belly pics.

I also want to ask all of my awesome followers and friends to keep my dad and my family in your thoughts and prayers. We found out last week my dad has matastick liver cancer and the Dr's think he has less that 6 months to live. As you can imagine we are all very sad and shocked by this news.  We are very grateful that we serve a big and awesome GOD who can do miracles and no matter what has my dad in his hands, but we need all the prayer we can get right now. My dad is a super awesome dad and papa and husband.  I can't imagine our  lives with out him. Keep us in your prayers. Thank you! -jami
My dad with my nephew copper last December.

Monday, December 5, 2011

{ christmas decorating }

We've been busy decorating for christmas! I've basically turned into a round elf!!! I LOVE decorating at christmas! Here's a few things I've done so far this year on the cheap, but fabulous side!

Clearance wreaths from Joann's above our "R" shelf, topped off with pipe cleaner trees from wal-mart and a jingle bell garland from the dollar store.

My ever trusty apothecary jars filled with old fashioned hard candy, ornaments and old light bulbs!

More pipe cleaner trees from wal-mart, set inside silver cups. and clearance glitter stars from last year. 

I filled the milk glass collection on our tv cabinet with silver ornaments turned up side down, and hung up a bell garland from the dollar store.

These are my music sheet cone trees from last year, with two new ones added to the collection.
I'll show you more next week. Santa's elf has to get back to work!