Friday, August 1, 2008

Big decision!

Tom & I have decided to do foster care again. We did it before for about 2 1/2 years. It's been about 1 1/2 years since we stopped. I really felt like I needed a break back then. I am so ready now to get started again though. I feel as though God has given myself - but really Tom and Ashley too - a special gift with children. I want to help them as much as we possibly can. I feel so good about this decision of starting again. We are going to have to go through all the training and home study again so we won't actually have any kids placed with us until atleast the first of the year or so. I'm alittle worried because we got rid of all the furniture and baby stuff that we'd accumulated. I'll need to get atleast a crib, bunk beds, dressers, car seat, high chair, baby bottles and other stuff before we can actually get licensed again. I'm trying to let go of the worry and fear though. I really feel like this is God's will and because of that he will provide all the things we need. Please pray for that as well! Thanks so much!!! :)

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Slowly getting back

I ended up quilting for about 1 1/2 hours yesterday. I sorta had to "make" myself get started but I'm glad I did. I worked on my 1930's quilt that some of you so generously sent me fabric for. It was fun to play with the fabric again and look at all the pretty prints. I'm sure glad to be back!!!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

I need some inspiration!

Gosh! I can't even believe I haven't blogged for two months! That is crazy! I'm here now though. Things are going good. Tom is laid off now from his job - the factory closed and went to Mexico. It's been good though because he is going to college for Computer Networking & it is completely paid for. What a blessing! Ashley is almost finished with her schoolwork for the year. She's been working really hard recently. I can't believe that in the fall she'll be in 10th grade. She'll be headed to college before we know it!!!

So, I really, really need some inspiration. I haven't really been quilting any for the last few months. I just don't feel motivated to do it. I have been surfing around on some different quilting blogs the past few days. Hopefully that will get me going some. If anyone has any other advice to get me out of this slump that would awesome! I really am missing my fabric - I just can't get motivated to get in there and do something.

Lisa in Ohio

Thursday, May 22, 2008


Yea!!!! I am so glad that David Cook won last night. I was really hoping he would but I wasn't sure. It was such a great finale!! I loved when he sang with ZZ Top - that was so good. I'm just so glad that he won & I really can't wait for his CD to come out. Go David!!

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

I'm finally posting again!

WOW! I haven't posted in such a long time. It seems like I just get busy around here and the time is gone before I know it. My daughter, Ashley, turned 15 in April & we got her plane tickets to go see my parents in Florida. She was there for about a week & a half. She had such a great time and is totally ready to go back again!! :)

My flowers in the yard are all coming along nicely. I've been taking pictures about every 10 days to see how fast things are growing. I sure can't wait until about the middle of June when things really start blooming. My hostas are looking so pretty though. Here's some pictures.

On the quilting front, I have been very lazy. It seems like once the spring & summer get here then I don't think about quilting much. I'm so focused on the yard and all that I sorta forget about my poor sewing machine. Hopefully soon I'll get back to it though! I've got so many projects going right now that I'd love to finish something. I really miss working with my 30's fabrics that some of you have so generously sent me. I just love the prints from that time period!!
I'm still reading the Mitford series books by Jan Karon. I just started "A New Song" which is the 5th book in the series. I just love these books so much! I sure would love to live in a little town like Mitford. Although Father Tim & Cynthia are heading to a new town in this book. It should be fun to meet all the new characters.
Is anyone watching American Idol? We are!! I am completely rooting for David Cook to win. I think it is about time that a "rocker" won the show!! Of course, the other David is good too so either way it'll be alright. Plus they both will probably have CDs out no matter who wins.
Hopefully I'll be writing again soon! Bye for now!

Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Flower pictures

Spring is coming quickly! It's been beautiful the last few days here. We got out into the yard & cleaned up all the debris from the winter. We also weeded everywhere and put down some PREEN. Hopefully that will keep some of the weeds away for me. My flower beds are all looking so pretty! Not much blooming yet but alot of things poking their leaves out. I do have some daffodils coming out though. So pretty! Here is a picture.

Friday, April 4, 2008

Last day at work!!!!!

Praise the Lord!!! Today is my last day of work. I am officially a fulltime wife and mom again! I am so excited I can hardly stand it. I'm so glad that Tom & I have made this decision. It is going to be so great to just focus all my energy on my family again. I've really missed that alot!