Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Fallling into Fall...

Yes...that sums it up for this girl. Like when you stand with your arms wide open, slowly letting your breath out, simply closing your eyes and falling backwards into someones arms that you care about, that's how I think about fall. Falling into it...wondering where it's going to take us for the next year. Cool, early morning frost, with the sun peeking through the trees...stretching into shady afternoons, with the beautiful leaves changing every second of the day...ending with stunning sunsets when the weather is at it's best! Doesn't it just give you goose bumps! Oh it does of all...the 2 greatest holidays are right around the corner! Thanksgiving and Christmas! What more could a girl want? O.K...maybe some extra $$$ for Christmas, but that's another post. For right now it's time for delicious soups, hot chocolate, warm fires, lots of book reading, pumpkin patches, baking, costume making, party planning (we have 3, yes 3 birthdays in Oct.), and decorating! How about you girls...what are your plans for the Fall?

Monday, September 14, 2009

My Sweet "J" 6

When my kids are in trouble, I get 4 very different reactions. I'm sure you all have received the infamous apology letter...yesterday the WHOLE family received such a letter from the youngest "J". My heart swelled with love and pride as she walked through the house reading it aloud to each of us. For some unknown has now disappeared from my memory...she threw a hum-dinger of a fit! Screaming, yelling, stomping (In her mind, I'm sure she had good reason) but for the rest of the Watts crew, it was unacceptable. Finally, we all decided to tell her exactly how we felt. Simply put, she was being a BRAT ! We were done...and we let her know. Of course she was sent to her room, to think about her attitude, to settle down. Eventually she emerged with this little scrap of paper...

If I may, I will interpret...

Top line: From Jaycee

2nd line: Im S (I'm sorry)

3rd line: I B AO B (I be bad)

4th line: To CAJJJ (To Charity, Andy, Jacob, Jackson, & Jillian)

My girl, my sweet little girl is not much of a speller yet, but she got her point across :) She was very sorry for her temper-tantrum...and we all forgave her, of course! I had to kiss her all over and squeeze her tight for that sweet little note! Lord, I'm not ready for her to grow up...can you please keep her little forever?

Friday, September 11, 2009

Lazy Summer Days...What?

I did not have many lazy summer days. It would have been lovely, yet it wasn't written in the stars I suppose. Lots of trips, lots of decisions to make, and many projects to tackle (few involved sewing). As I sit here now, I ponder where did my summer go? Did anyone see it? I think it rushed by without visiting me. How about any of you? Were you granted a lazy summer or were you so rudely skipped? I need to face the cold-hearted's gone and it won't be back until next year, right? I'm still a little out of sorts, but the Fall will bring me out of it, I'm positive! Considering it's my favorite time of year! Yes...I'm an Autumn girl at heart. The cool, crisp mornings and beautiful ever-changing colors get me every single time. I love the new beginnings of school days, the excitement in the air...the kids wondering whose class they will be in, new faces, pumpkins casting their orange glow, picking out fun costumes to create, preparing for the Holiday season and visits from family. It makes me giddy inside just writing it all down! Sorry if I'm losing you here, I don't mean to shove it in your face, but I seriously can't help myself...please forgive me if you don't feel the same way. I know it can be hectic too...full of uncertainty, but I like to focus on the newness of it all...

On another note, with the "J" crew all back in school this year, I found a little free time. Yes, my dear ladies I had some crafty business to attend to. I found this Alexander Henry Sew Now, Sew Wow fabric over the summer, and it was love at first sight! I had to have it. Finally decided today was the day to create something with it. I whipped up this cute little sewing machine cover in about an hour...very normally would only take maybe 30 min. but I was up & down, up & know how it is, always have a zillion things going at once. I used this little tutorial on What can I get myself into now?