Monday, May 25, 2009


Wow, the 3 day weekend is almost over! I have had a great time spending it with my sister. I missed Scott and Coco but it was fun to hang out with Tammy Lou.

These frames are from our crafting binge on Saturday night. I made the 2 on each side and she made the middle one. Aren't they cute. I still have to make a bow for the black / cream one. We ended up staying up until 1:30am doing crafts and having fun. We ended the evening watching Lockup San Quentin. Why I don't know, criminals fascinate us I guess!

I woke up at 10:15am on Sunday so church was out of the question. We felt like teenagers again. We got around and decided to drive up to Joplin, MO to shop. They have a Michaels and Joann's craft stores.

I found this monogram picture at Kirkland Home. Isn't it beautiful! Kirklands was next door to Michaels.

Here are some other finds from the day. Can you tell I love my "C"s! The bows with the P on them are for flip flops, Coco got some too. I think I will put the little C plate on my desk at work.
We hit TJ Maxx, found a really cute dress, chocolate brown Capri's, and a new apothecary jar that I am going to use in the bathroom and fill with cute soaps.

At Joann's we found some plastic totes half off. I am trying to organize the scrapbook room so that I can put the bed back in there for guests. The totes are going to work well to store different projects in. I found 3 different styles of fabric to make more pins like we made in the post below.
Tammy treated me to lunch at Red Lobster. I had shrimp scampi, crab legs, lobster tail, fried shrimp and their to die for mashed potatoes. I love love love crab legs! Scott won't eat them because of the time it takes to get to the meat. Not me I don't care about the work, they are so yummy! I sound like a little pig eating all that food, well I did PIG OUT! Thanks again Tammy Lou! You can save that other gift card and we can go again soon!! LOL
We finally pulled ourselves away from Joplin about 5:30pm and about the time we hit the Arkansas line the rain hit us. It rained so hard for awhile and some of you know how my eyesight is in the dark and the rain. Very poor eyesight! But we made it home safe and sound.
My family didn't make it home until almost 10pm. They were stinky, wet and exhausted. Coco got her feelings hurt by the other kids there and I was very upset by this! To give you some background, this is a family reunion for Scott's best friend Vance's family (Vance is the hubby to Beth with Cancer) anyhow, Scott is like a son to this family so they go up to Roaring River and rent a big site with kitchen house, bunk houses, rec hall etc. All the kids there are cousins or related somehow, except for Coco. Apparently the older kids (like 10-12 yrs old) had to pick on someone so it was my Coco. It was so bad that she asked her dad to bring her home late Saturday night but he told her it would be better on Sunday. I guess it was better on Sunday but it was because Coco decided she would ignore them and didn't want to play with them. It just hurt my heart to think that she was hurting and I wasn't there. It is one thing for kids to mistreat each other when they are siblings or relatives that are together all the time. Coco only sees these kids a few times a year. We try to instill compassion in Coco so that she is never mean to others on purpose. It was explained to Scott that this one certain girl is always mean to the younger ones and she was warned to not be mean to Beth's kids because of the situation with their mom. Which is understandable but why wasn't she warned not to be mean to all the other kids??? I won't tolerate Coco being mean to other kids and she knows it. I told she wasn't going back and she said she wanted to but we'll see about that! YOU JUST DON'T MESS WITH A MAMA'S BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I better get busy enjoying what is left of my last day off. I have to take my Brownie troop bowling tonight. I hope I don't miss The Bachelorette again!


Rhonda said...

Hey Pam,

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE...the frames you made. I was wondering where a Michael's store I know.

I hate it when kids get picked on. My son has this year..I hate it for him. He is on the shy side so he doesn't stand up for himself well. I am actually modeling situations for him and having him practice using words to let them know to stop. Seems to help a little.

Happy Memorial Day! Glad you had fun with your Sis!

Cathy said...

Those frames are so cute! Might have to get you to make me a couple of them!! We were in Joplin Sunday afternoon too, but AFTER we went to church!! LOL Just messing with ya! Looking forward to tomorrow.....actually had 5 whole days off....where in the world did they go??

Hope you girls have fun bowling!

4shepherds said...

I bet Tammy got out and kissed the ground after you got her back home (not that I have ever done that)LOL I am glad you guys had such a good time this weekend! I am sorry that Colby didn't kids can be so mean.

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

You should really open a Etsy shop, those frames are GREAT! So glad you had some sister time, isn't it GREAT! lol

Carrie said...

Sounds like a great time! I hate when kids are mean to each other.