Wonderful Perchers

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Busy, Busy, Busy and Some Exciting News!

It has been a crazy few weeks over here! My grandmother was in and out of the hospital with dehydration and we originally were told she was going into kidney failure but it turns out to be her kidney functions were "failing" due to the dehydration. Anyways, she is doing much better and I spent a lot of time giving my parents a hand with things around the house and getting ready for Christmas along with getting all my stuff done for Christmas, which still isn't done!! I haven't even started my Christmas cards and I have no picture good enough to use with the boys! Man!! What kind of Mom am I not to send out a picture with my Christmas cards! Hahaha!!
I am also puppy proofing my house!! We, I, am finally going to be a Fidelco Foster Mom!!!!! I am so excited about this! I am picking up the puppy on Saturday. It will be a girl and her name must start with a B which we get to pick. We came up with Bliss, Bindy, Brie and Believe so far. Not sure I am liking any of them. I really wanted to have a name with a really cool meaning behind it since these dogs are born to help the blind. If anyone has any ideas for a name feel free to let me know. I am up for suggestions!! I have 3 days from the time I pick her up to send in 3 names so they can check and make sure they are not in use right now. Oh and the name has to be 1 or 2 syllables. So, Yes craziness is the word for the past 2 weeks. I have not decided if I am going to start a new blog for the fostering or if I will do it right on this blog. I guess it all depends on if you all will like to read about it ;) I thought it would be fun to document all the hard times of raising the puppy and the good all the way up til it is time to hand her back over to become the dog she was bred to be.
I have to get back into entering into all the wonderful challenges! I miss them very much!!! I am not sure if I will be back as much I would like to in the next week or two but I will try.
Hope you are all having a wonderful week and please let me know if you think of any names and if you are interested in reading about my Fidelco adventure!

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Favorite Photo Challenge

This is was a very hard choice to pick just one of my favorite photos!!! This picture is pretty close to the top!
It was taken when my son was 19 months old and his first trip to the farm. I had not been up to the farm in a VERY long time due to my aunt and uncle getting a divorce and he was my uncle by marriage. Anyways, my cousin got married on the farm and my mom and dad spoke with my uncle after a VERY long time, and one of the 1st questions from him was "How is Karrie?" You see, I was the only niece that loved being on the farm and would spend at least a week up there every summer. I was always up his butt learning and listening. After all this time I thought he might have, well kinda forgotten about me...but nope! So my parents said my aunt and uncle have been divorced for so long now (Trying to keep the peace with her sister) that why don't I call...and my uncle wanted me to call him. It took me over 2 weeks to get up the nerve to call but I finally did. So the rest is history! We have been up there every yr at least once if not twice to visit. It is always like going home for me. My youngest loves it just about as much as I do and this picture shows that. We were only there a few hours and he wanted to go in the barnyard and see the cows, so I took him in and I had to jump behind every cow he just zoomed past since he had no fear of them...at all!!!! As my uncle says "Just like his mother!"
At 19 months you think they would be intimidated by these big creatures...not my son! He really tried to make friends with her but she was not interested in the hay (which that doesn't look just hay since he took it off the barnyard ground...hahaha) she was more interested in why was this human so small? This picture always brings back good memories for me not only being back on the farm and getting reunited with my uncle again but to see my son running, playing, feeding the calves, now milking the cows and helping out with so many different chores the older he gets. This is the life I wish I could have but I am happy enough that we can go and spend some time up there and my kids get a taste of what a hard working life is all about. I am also glad my kids know that milk doesn't come from the grocery store ;)

Oh and this picture was taken with my old little Olympus. I really did love that camera!

Please stop by and see all the other wonderful enteries at Simplicity this week. I am sure there are going to be some wonderful photos! Can't wait to head over there myself. Have a wonderful week!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Macro Friday

I am using this for my Macro Friday picture. This is one of my favorites and I have several!! It is so hard to choose which one to use!!!! I love the detail and how clear it came out without a tripod. hope you enjoy :)

Hope you had a wonderful week and have a great weekend ahead!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Clothing and Blankets needed for our wounded!! Please Help! Just 1 would go a long way!!

I know things are tough out there for most of us this Holiday season (me included) but I saw this post and needed to spread the word!
I have been apart of Soldiers Angels since September and I have adopted a Hero, sent many TLC request cards and letters and I even got the nerve up to make a no sew blanket! Which reminds me I have to post the pics of that one! It is so rewarding every time I send out a package or letter. Just to know they are going to receive my letter that hopefully puts a smile on their face to know that people back home care about them. Thomas is also very much into helping and loves shopping for our Hero and he includes a picture for every card we send out! I also have recruited his kindergarten class! they are taking donations (which has turned out to be a good size box) and the class is making Christmas cards for some soldiers! We have had a wonderful and generous response from families in the class. Thank you all!!
Anyways, This call out for help right now is for our wounded who end up being flown to Germany to get treatment and the best treatment at that! Most of the wounded are flown in on helicopters which are very cold this time of year. They are in desperate need of blankets and sweatpants and sweatshirts. I know it doesn't seem like much but if you read here You will understand why they need them so badly. Next time I run into Walmart I am going to pick up some sweatshirts and pants to send out. They aren't very expensive there, and probably at target too. You can ship them in a flat rate box from the post office (which they will give you). i am guessing at this point but I would say the $10 or $12 box would get you maybe 2-4 pair of sweats in them if you really squeeze them in...just estimating tho :) Get your neighborhood involved, get a school involved, a church, your work, anywhere you think people could help. Just think, if everyone picked up just 1 thing...how many wounded soldiers would no longer be cold and they would know how much they are cared about. If you can do anything to help out, I know you will feel good and I know Soldiers Angels would be grateful! They are such a wonderful group of people and I couldn't have found a better group to be a part of!

If you need any further information or help please feel free to contact me at Krem0922@aol.com put "wounded" in the subject line just in case it goes to spam. I will gladly help you out, help get you started, help you find a project that fits you or find answers for you if you need them. You can also Click Here to go to the Soldiers Angels site and make a small donation or read about them and what they do. There are many ways you can help.

Thank you and God Bless our Troops! Bring them home safe!!!

Disney Giveaway!

If found this and thought I would share it with you. They are giving away something from Disney everyday!! Today it is a Disney watch. You need to either leave a message on their facebook wall, blog about it, follow and tweet on twitter and/or subscribe to their newsletter. Not too hard!!! Too bad they aren't asking for pictures since I have a million of them from when we went almost 2 yrs ago! So I thought I would share one anyway.
So click here to enter the giveaway and I will hopefully remember to post the new contests everyday!
Have a wonderful day!!

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Summer Favorite

Not to sure if it is a little early to be thinking of summer since winter really hasn't kicked in too bad yet for us but on the other hand...who doesn't think of summer all the time! I know I do!!

I took this picture this past summer one day spending hours chasing butterflies and bees. I just love how this came out and every time I look at it, it puts a smile on my face. I had it made into a 5x7 and it looks awesome but I really think I need an 8x10 for my wall!

I entered this picture into Simplicity's "Dreaming of Summer" Challenge. Please stop by and look at all the other wonderful entries :)

I also entered this picture into the "Happy Monday" Photo Challenge...also a great blog to cruise around and look at the entries :)

Now since I am finding so many photo challenges to enter...how do I keep them all straight and when? I am not a very organized person so this is going to be a challenge in itself for me...lol!!

You can also purchase this photo on my Artfire store. Please stop by and take a look the photos (which can be made into any size print, contact me for other size pricing) and my moms wonderful jewelry which I hope to have some new items listed this weekend!