Thursday, March 24, 2011


Well, this is the first opportunity I have had in over a week to sit down and even think about blogging. As you know, my mother-in-law, who is 79 years old, lives with us. Well, last week she fell and as a result of the fall broke a rib and fractured a vertebrae....which is extremely painful. She was hospitalized for a week.....but not because of the broken was because of her heart.....which is what caused her to pass out and fall. Anyways, we have been trying to make her as comfortable as possible and keep all her medications straight. She is improving each day.

On top of all that.....on Monday my daughter complained of pain in her Tuesday morning the pain had concentrated to her lower right side. I immediately think....appendix. Well I took her to her pediatrician on Tuesday morning and he thought the same he had us hustle over to the emergency room at the local children's hospital. So, Tuesday we spent almost the entire day waiting to find out if it was her appendix. Well, after blood tests and an was determined that it wasn't her appendix (yeah), but she had an ovarian cyst! We were told that these usually resolve on their own. She is doing good and is back in school.

So....that's what's been going on here! As far as stamping.....I did complete the matchbox die favors for our church's women's retreat this coming weekend. I took pictures and will post them shortly.....I still need to download them from my camera.

Thanks for visiting!!

Until next time, find some

time for stamping!!


Wednesday, March 9, 2011

AWOL.....& the NEW BOAT

Hi Stampers!

I know, I know.....once again I have fallen off the face of the blogging earth!
Each time I do, I feel awful!
I think about how I should take pictures of what I'm creating and then blog about it....but it just gets shoved to the back burner. So.....SORRY, please bear with me!!!

I have been working on making favors for our church's upcoming women's retreat.....they are similar to the Valentine's from this post, but I used sea shell images. I have quite a few of them to I will definitely take a picture of them when I get some done. I have made a sample and I'm in the process of putting them together in "assembly-line" fashion. So when I get my act together I will dig out my camera and take a few pictures.

I will share with you a couple of pictures of our "new"'s an older model MasterCraft. We had a boat almost exactly like this a few years ago.....we're pretty excited about this coming summer!!! We do LOTS of waterskiing on our waterski lake that has a slalom course....but we are looking forward to taking the boat out on a "real" lake and doing some tubing and wakeboarding. Slalom course skiers usually don't spend much time's seen as a waste of "good" water ;-)
Although, we're trying to get Andy and Madison to get serious about waterskiing.....we tell them that skiing might be their ticket to a cheaper college education! There are still a few universities with waterski teams.

Here's the gang getting the boat ready to was kinda chilly that day...but the sun warmed us up! We brought blankets just in case.
Here's a picture of the kids having our "Jenkins Family Traditional Picnic Lunch".....we ALWAYS have salami, Ritz crackers, cheese, and stuffed green olives.

Well, I better get going......I will try and be back REALLY SOON because about a week or so ago, I was emailed that I was given a "Stylish Blogger" award....anyway, I need to read about what I need to do and thank those kind bloggers for thinking of me!!!

Until next time, find some

time for stamping!!



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