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Mysteries, polka dots, California Rolls, TJ Maxx, cozy blankets, rainy days and getting the first spoonful of peanut butter out of the jar make me smile. Spiders, rude people, cold fingers and toes, baby leashes, people that don't wrap their packages before going to the Post Office, poison ivy and Math (pretty much all of it) make me want to scream. My perfect day would be spent with my wonderful husband and sweet girls- watching movies in our jammies! Of course, having the movie theater to ourselves would be great, too. Please pass the popcorn and M&M's.:) I am saved by the grace of God. He is my constant companion and hears my every prayer. What a blessing! I'd love to hear from you! Lori at toosillysisters@cox.net

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Ballet, Archery and the Duggars

We have our windows open at night now.
Chilly and wonderful.
Loving my Vanilla Caramel Lattes in my polka
dot mug.:)

Katie and her ballet buddies...

I can't get over how this looks so effortless.

Amanda is enjoying her archery classes. It's amazing how
important form is and how much time they spend working on it.

The target is 25 feet away.

Mandy popped the balloon in the center and was so proud.
I almost did a cartwheel (in my mind)!

The classes are on a farm so there are goats, chickens, etc.
to feed and visit. Fun, until the chiggers and mosquitos come
out for a visit.

Bonfire birthday party. It was cold outside which was perfect!


Katie and the birthday boy, Joshua. They played Nancy Drew together. Katie was Nancy and Joshua was Ned, her

We met the Duggars tonight! Michelle is an absolute sweetheart.
I offered to take a few pictures of her and her little ones and then
she was kind enough take a picture with us. (I HATE this picture
of me, but I had to show you!)

When we got to the restaurant I saw there was a reservation for
TLC. 60 people. I was so puzzled. Who was TLC? The mystery
was solved once the Duggar family showed up!

They were filming an episode for their TV show! Fran- Is the
young man in red Kaitlin's young man?:)

Michelle told us it was Amy's (her niece) birthday and they
were there to celebrate. Originally it was supposed to be a
Girls' Night Out but then they found out it was Kid's Eat Free
this month.:)

Some of the children were working the equipment like the
cameras and microphones. It was so fun to see! If you are
a fan, be watching to see Amy's birthday celebration on TLC!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Lighthouse Family

Katie and I discovered a wonderful series of books this weekend.
The Lighthouse Family by Cynthia Rylant.

The books are about a little family made up of a cat, a dog and
some darling orphaned mice. The baby mouse is named "Tiny".:)

They all work together to tend a lighthouse and help friends in

Perfect for ages 7 to 10 or Moms that would enjoy a precious
bedtime story. :)

Keep Calm and Carry On

Keep Calm and Carry On...

with a crown!
Custom made in the size you desire- 16, 18 or 24 inches...

Now in the shop!

Hurrah for Fall!

Time for flannel sheets!
(If I can find them.)

The girls decorated for Halloween!

We are going to a Bonfire Birthday Party tonight.
The weather is perfect for it... finally.:)

Just requested this book at the library.
Thanks Sherri!

FALL IS HERE! Has it arrived at your house yet?

Tuesday, September 21, 2010


Silly Sisters.:)

Best dog in the world.:)

What are you great at?


We are currently studying World War II and reading the Molly,
an American Girl, books. What a amazing time in history! I can
do without the rationing, air raid drills, and Hitler, but so much
of it sounds utterly romantic!

I know it's not reality, but I LOVED this show! Homefront,
with Kyle Chandler, was a night time "soap" that I waited for
every week. The music, the romance, the red lipstick! Jeff was
such a good sport to watch it with me once we got married.

Sure wish they would release this series on DVD.

Anyone else remember?

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Sweet Dreams

Felicity and Elizabeth dolls (American Girl) are being
retired at the end of December.
Elizabeth's bed is lovely (above) but quite expensive.

Jeff ordered the bedding and then made the bed and the
mattress yesterday.
Katie was the painter.:)

Here is the completed bed and one happy little girl!

I was so impressed! The bed is about $70 in the catalog
and Jeff made it for around $10.

Sweet dreams, Elizabeth...

Wonder what they will make next?

God Always Has a Plan

We were a minute late for church today.
That's how we roll.

Katie has a friend spend the night.
Normally, this would be a great excuse to miss church.
Not anymore.

My Mom told me that the recent stressful events would end
up being something positive.
I wasn't sure.

She was right. She always is.:)
It has drawn me closer to God.
I want to read more about Him.
I want to be more active in church.
I want to live for the Lord, instead of
for myself.
I have a long way to go, but it's a start.
Something bad turned out to be something
very, very good.
Thank you for your prayers, dear friends.
Thank you, God!

Thursday, September 16, 2010

The Secret

I just received my second hate mail letter of the day.

It did not have my name on it, but it is aimed at a group of people
that I am a part of and agree with.

This is the secret I was referring to in my last post. I wish it were
a better secret!
Sorry, no baby news!

A group of women and I took a stand that was very hard to take.
We agonized over it.

The ladies in charge are so exhausted from the hateful calls and
letters that they have asked me to take over for them.
It's wearing me down.

I can't go into the specifics, but I know that God is on our side and
that the choice is the best one for our children.

Please say a prayer that all will end well, dear friends. For everyone.
I am so glad to be an American where we can be free to speak our
minds. It's the hateful words that are so very hard to take.

Love you all.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

What's Up...

What's Up...

Planning on making quilts with my girls baby clothes.

Started walking 2 miles a day. My neighbor told me I walked fast.
Made my day.

Feeling guilty when I don't agree with others. Even when I am
with the majority.

Happy the mean girl in gymnastics dropped out.

Looking forward to a bonfire at my friend's house. Still too
warm, though.

Loving e-mails from my sister who is visiting France. Today she
visited a place where she said the Volturi would live... if they
were French.:)

Marveling at what God thinks I can handle. He is never wrong.

Using my crock pot... a lot. Love that.

Itching to make Christmas gifts. But what?

Having a hard time keeping a secret.

Waiting for a late night thunderstorm.

What's new with you?

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Trick or Treat and Jingle Boo!

New Fall Pretties in the Shop...

The Trick or Treat Necklace $18.99

Jingle Boo Bracelet $18.99

Plum Perfection Necklace (Olive Green Freshwater Pearls and
a Plum Posie)

Mocha and Mozart Necklace- $18.99

Going in the shop tomorrow!