Sunday, October 28, 2007

All those clothes sold at the Gap...
and people pay 40.00 for a shirt for...yep...made by CHILDREN in india. Niiiiiceeee. Yep.. Ironic isn't it? Americans will pay 100.00 for an outfit for their children, while the clothing has been made by a CHILD as young as 10, working 16 hours a day, often paid NOTHING for their labors because they had been labeled "trainees." I wonder how many SELFISH people will still buy their children's clothes at the GAP. Even after this has come out, says they pulled the clothes made at THAT many of their sweatshops haven't been caught? Here is the link

On another note, this one scrapbooking, Heidi Swapp and her husband have moved to CHINA so his company (decorative, iron garage doors) could be manufactured over there. Hmm...makes you wonder what kind of "shop" he has doesn't it? I have boycotted her products. Most of them were very inferior anyway, the chipboard letters (that were SUPPOSED to be self adhesive) well...the sticky was dried up, and the rubons are absolutely terrible. Those are just SOME of the problems I have encountered. Others have found more. It is really obvious isn't it, who is more concerned with the almighty dollar, than values, ethics, hard work, and morals. Interesting isn't it?
Halloween Spooktacular part deux!
WOW! what a fun filled night! The sisters really outdid themselves this year. I didn't have a lot to do with it this year, due to my class schedule on saturdays. I was designated the party photographer, but due to it being dark, a lot of the pics are blurry. That's OK tho. I still got some great shots of the rooms, games, characters, and even bugsmeade juice bar.
The characters:
Mesmeralda, the witch
Red, the Redneck Tooth Fairy
Cindy the bugtender
Dr. Insane the mad scientist
Hayrack the hayrack ride driver
We had 116 (i think) kids this year. That is more than last year! It was an awesome turnout considering several other events going on in town (and this is a very small town). Here are some pics of how the night went.
Deanne becoming Mesmerelda:
Dr. Insane

Redneck Tooth Fairy
Some of the Food:

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Whew! What a weekend!

Fickel, Mindy, and I all had a great time in Kansas City. We took some classes, cropped at a crop, spent some time (and money) at the vendor fair, drank some drinks, and ate some ok food. i need to regroup for the Halloween Spooktacular for this coming weekend. So much fun happening in our lives.
I want to take some time to regroup and welcome the newest member to our big boisterous family. My great-niece Hadleigh. If you remember, not too long ago I posted and asked for the prayer warriors who read my blog, to pray long and hard for my niece Stacy, her fiance, Curtis (turtis), and their unborn daughter Hadleigh. It was discovered in utero, Hadleigh's heart wasn't completely formed. She had a condition called Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. Well...

HADLEIGH IS HERE! She was born on October 12, 2007. She weighs a whopping 5 lbs 2 ounces NOW..she weighed 4 lbs 14 ounces at birth. She is doing good, and it looks like the doctors will be doing the first of (hopefully) three surgeries within the next couple of weeks. I don't have a picture of her without tubes, but here is one Kevin sent me last week. (He is the weird hairy one in the picture).

Congrats to all!


Thursday, October 18, 2007

See you all on Sunday!
Yeehaw!! Fickel, Mindy, and I are all headed south to Kansas City for the Creating Keepsakes Convention, yes it's for scrapbooking. I didn't take any class, I just signed up for the crop, but man it is two WHOLE days to be a big girl..i better go pack my big girl panties!


Sunday, October 14, 2007

Wilma, Gary, Jeannie, Mark, and Diesel,
all came for a visit two weeks ago. We had the funnest time at the river, and riles and I went back on Sunday to help cook, and eat, breakfast before everyone left.
Wilma is my dad's first cousin. They grew up like brother and sister, and always kept in touch. I remember how she looked the last time she saw my dad. I truly think he was her dearest friend, even though she lives in California and many miles separated them.
Anyway, Wilma and her husband, Gary, drove their RV from Riverside CA, to Hooper (that is pronounced Hupper, only if you live there tho! lol) Nebraska. Then they joined forces with Mark and Jeannie (also my dad's cousin) and they all drove here to the river to spend the weekend.

Diesel is wilma and gary's chihuahua.

Meet Stupor Man (Mike)

Dianne and Deanne

Gary, Mark, Wilma, and Diesel


Friday, October 12, 2007

Dear Mike,
(my favorite retarded brother..doncha just love pioneer woman's blog??)

In honor of you, I found this :


Monday, October 08, 2007

now for a funny...
sending hugs to all the moms in my life..this video/song is very funny! lol..
many laughs,

How very sad...

I just read on the news a young soldier(man) from a neighboring town lost his life in Iraq. How sad. How honorable. How sad. Please don't get me wrong, I love our country, and I am so very proud, honored, humbled by what the men and women who serve our country do for us. Sometimes, tho, like now..i have to wonder why we are still there. Why? I don't understand. I am so very thankful (selfish) that my brothers are out of the service. They are home not to far away, so we do not have to wonder, dread hearing the phone ring, and never want to answer our doors. I remember well what it feels like. I was only 15 when my brother ron fought in Desert Storm, but I still remember. I remember making my brother mike so many cookies and mailing them to him when he was in Kosovo, but I still remember waiting for him to be home (even though he was stationed in Germany). I feel so much for the parents, wives, siblings, and friends left behind to worry and be brave. I salute you. I salute every man and woman serving our country. Thank you for fighting for those who are weaker, or those who can't. You make me proud.



Saturday, October 06, 2007

Bad enough, i scraplift I am BAKE-LIFTING! LOL
So my sisters and I (my sisters are doing most of the work this year..due to my school schedule..thanks guys!) started this halloween party for our kids. Each kid gets to invite their whole class to my sister michelles (she's a fruit loop) astro building (which we turn into a rocking halloween festivities place). We (the adults) are supposed to bring treats for the little maniacs invited. (Last year we had like 98 kids or something like that). So, thanks to Elsie (scrapbooking guru), I am going to make these cookies. Aren't they THE cutest little things? I am not making homemade sugar cookies (well...maybe i will) but love the decorations. How stinking cute!
Love it!