Welcome Bailey!

My daughter Stefanie gave birth to Bailey Ryan Monday evening at 8:15. She was 8.2oz and 20″. She is so beautiful. I am so proud of Stefanie. She labored 24 hours til she finally had a Cesarean birth. A lot of us know what that is like. She did a great job. Here is Bailey ~


Doing some spring cleaning

Even though it’s September, I’m doing spring cleaning. I have never gotten rid of so much stuff. I didn’t realize I had so much. It feels airy and spaceous plus it’s nice to know that someone else may benefit from my donations.

I have discovered the wonders of paint in a can. With a can of spray paint, I can do anything! It really shapes up that tired wooden furniture. And these days there are so many choices in color, there is even a see through spray paint made by Krylon, and in addition to satin or shiny, there’s things like hammered and they look great. I used the hammered on my mailbox post and it looks brand new. Speaking of which I’d better get back to the spring, I mean fall cleaning. I’m going to get back here soon, hopefully, to create a family page. I want to post pictures of everyone, including some great ones I just got from my Aunt Betty and Uncle Dan that are super old of my grandparents. Have a great day!

Slideshow anybody?

Here is my favorite picture right now. Ayiana and I got into a photo booth at the mall in Cruces last week and it was great because it made duplicates of the pictures so we both got a set. What a beautiful face. She just automatically lifted up the pics next to her face like that. I’ll have to print this for her to have a copy too.

I don’t know what is going on with my computer. Suddenly I can’t get into my Photobucket website. I can see my pics but I can’t log in and my links aren’t working. I want to put a slideshow on the website so I guess I’m going to start all over with a picture upload site. Otherwise, it has been a long day. I’m continuing to clean my home. The den is being tackled (sometimes literally! lol). I’ll be cleaning the carpet tomorrow. I removed everything from the room and the walls, vaccuumed, and made plans to remove books from the shelving. I have a whole wall of built in shelving and I am planning to use some of those shelves to store and organize my scrapbooking supplies. At the same time, our multi-purpose game table is in there, and we still want to use that occasionally. I really don’t mind these kinds of challenges. I enjoy organizing and making things work.

It’s Thursday

That’s about all I know, it’s Thursday.  I drove 150 miles yesterday and Tuesday, so today I am taking it slow. One appointment – in town – this morning, and that’s the extent of my obligations.

My darling little Ayiana is so adorable with her new haircut. Let’s see if I have learned enough to put her picture into this post. Well, it looks like I have learned enough, but I don’t have the picture. Yes, more technical difficulties. I can’t find the transfer cable for my cell phone. 😦  Well I’ll have to put a different one here for now.

So now I am off to search out the cable, as well as hang drapes and rest. Hopefully I’ll have some time to do some uploading this weekend and post some scrapbook layouts.

Peace of Mind

It’s Thursday night and I finally feel a bit rested. I have been going at such a pace for a while now that I realized today I’m just plain exhausted. After two meetings this morning, I slept most of the afternoon, and I think I’ll get a good nights sleep tonight.

I took Ayiana to get her hair trimmed last week and she decided on more than a trim! I’ll post a picture as soon as I figure out how to get it off my cell phone. lol

I finally got the last two presidents pages for the swap in the mail this morning. Gina the hostess was so nice about my being late. I can’t wait to see them all next week when I get them back. I’ll have to find a cool 6×6 book to put them in.

Well, I’m going to go enjoy a quiet evening of television in bed. Maybe even turn off the ringer on the telephone and sleep in tomorrow morning. I finally have a little more peace of mind. And for that, of course, I thank GOD. And so it is.


Welcome to my blog. I probably won’t post more than weekly, but I wanted a place to post information I want to share with the world (actually family across the US, but we both know there is no privacy on the internet).

I’m a single mom to a beautiful 9yo named Ayiana. She is a gifted student and athlete. She attends a private Christian school which is more like a community or even family, as is our church, the Church of Christ.

My daughter Stefanie is 27 and lives in Illinois. She is beautiful, intelligent, and talented. When she puts her mind to it, it is going to happen. She is a Certified Pharmacy Technician working for a health insurance company that pays for prescriptions.  She is very good at what she does, and even wants to go back to school to become a pharmacist. I know she will do it when she is ready.

If you want to know any more about my family check out the family page.