Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween 2011...

Happy Halloween!

YMCA triathalon 2011

my friend guido

dear guido, two weeks ago you feel 8 meters (24 feet) from a roof. You are in critical but stable condition. Everything from your neck down is healing great but the concern is your brain. You have been taken out of your medical coma and now you need to wake up on your own. I know you need to rest and let your body heal but you need to give your family a sign. Please blink your eyes, say something anything! i have thought of you as my older brother since 1987, i need you. please wake up...
P.S. - this is on my chalkboard wall in my kitchen, it is our mantra...
love, cindi xoxoxoxo

betty white

yeah, it's hanging on my fridge...

tennis awards 2011

JV letter in tennis

Amy & John's reception....

cake (from Midtown = yum!)...
cousin love...
beautiful bride...
miles of burlap i sewed because the bride "needed" them :)
ok so i didn't get a picture of the bride & groom, how did i miss that~

Ready. Set. Go Pink! breast cancer walk/run 2011


friends since kindergarten, tyler and jacob. It's so hard to believe they are seniors in high school now...

W4W smashing pumpkins softball tourney 2011

sheena hit the ball AND made it to first base
brother on second & sister on 3rd
this is why i play in this tournament...because i get to play with my kids! someday they won't want to play with me and someday i'll be too old (i feel the old part today, WOW are my knees sore!)

skip this post if you're squeamish

this is for me to remember....The future is literally in our hands to mold as we like. But we cannot wait until tomorrow. Tomorrow is now. Eleanor Roosevelt

Paint the UP pink

aubri, tyler and derick wore their $10 pink t-shirt to "Paint the UP pink"....supporting breast cancer awareness

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Baby Em

quilt i made for baby Em using some of his grandpa bruce's clothing...

tooth fairy pillowcase, i made the pillowcase and the "E" is from a stash of A - Z paddington bear fabric that was my mothers (so Em's great aunt)

Monday, October 17, 2011

this ones for you K-Mac...

ok so it's not really for you, its for me :) old free frame i spray painted and something i printed off, i think it turned out great

Sunday, October 16, 2011

my first race!

2 mile run, 21.32 was my time, better than i thought i would do!

Saturday, October 15, 2011

thought for today, should be everyday

positivity breeds positivity - steven carlson

last one to get her permit

this is long overdue! aubri got her permit on September 27th...most days i feel like i am in the movie "fast & furious" when i am driving with Vin, i mean aubri :)

homecoming 2011

Monday: jean day
Tuesday: senior day
Wednesday: hat & jersey day
Thursday: garbage bag/duct tape day
Friday: maize & blue day

Gram turns 93

happy birthday you ole bird, xoxox


pumpkin whoopie pies

  • 1 cup pumpkin, canned
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1 spice cake mix
  • 1 - 2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 2 eggs, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup milk
optional additions: chopped nuts, apples
Cream cheese caramel filling:
  • 3 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup caramel ice cream topping
  • 1 - 2 cups powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and spray a cookie sheet with non stick cooking spray. cream together the pumpkin and butter. add cake mix, pumpkin pie spice, eggs and milk. beat just until blended. fold in about 1/4 cup nuts or chopped apples, if you like. drop by cookie dough scoop or tablespoon. Bake about 10 -12 minutes until cookie are slightly firm. Cream cheese caramel filling: beat together cream cheese and butter until fluffy, add the caramel topping and mix well. gradually add the powdered sugar until desired consistency.
when cookies have cooled spread cream cheese caramel filling on cookie and top with another!

sewing from a pattern

i haven't made anything from a pattern for awhile. When Aubri and I went to Green Bay, back to school shopping we stopped at the fabric store and got some fabric and patterns for two dresses, here is the first one...

our house...

great picture taken from the bluff across the street from our house

scrabble magnets

I've been looking FOREVER for scrabble pieces at thrift stores, yard sales, etc. I finally found one at an estate sale...
to turn into magnets...
of course i knew this would happen but hey it's breast cancer awareness month...
oh and then this was the next day...

Homecoming dance...

Aubri's birthday party

Grandma Kathy & Em...
Aubri & B, my mom started this cross stitch (she did the top 1/2) and i finished it...
Aubri & C...
Happy 15th birthday baby girl...i love you