Monday, October 18, 2010


My fifth nephew was born today!!!

Yes, fifth! I just love, love all those handsome boys. I did not want to put this tiny little one down!! So Happy to introduce you to Colin Matthew.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Look what I made

Happy Fall Ya'll!!!!

Monday, October 11, 2010

My Fall break is/was short and sweet but oh so welcome. We went to Blanchard springs and got to relax in a hammock, eat lots of s'mores, see the leaves changing, stare at the stars, explore beautiful caves, walk on the trails, sitting around the fire, and enjoying time with Alex and others. I have never been in a cave like the one we went into this weekend. I have no idea what to expect and really didn't know why we needed a tour to just walk in a cave. I was wrong. We had to take an elevator down to where it is and we walked in and I was just saying "wow" for a while. I also felt like I was in a Disney ride or something and was waiting for singing animals to appear. I didn't have my camera and pictures don't really do it justice, but here are some so you can get an idea from the web.
If you have a chance to go visit a cave I think you should go. So much this weekend just points to the handiwork of God. It is so wonderful to take time to get away from the rush of the day to day and the piles of laundry and enjoy creation. I should go every weekend. :)

Ok, just an hour and a half before it is back to work. I will be there until 7 for conferences and then I have my last planned evaluation tomorrow.

Monday, October 4, 2010

Once upon an October

Once upon an October there lived a young princess who owned a beautiful studio piano.
[She is a princess because it's my story and because her brother named her the princess poky. I think it sounds much better than the poky little puppy and sometimes just the princess part works just fine.]
This old piano is beautiful because it was free and because it sounds like the one that she once played at her Granny's house. The piano was in desperate need of some love, tuning and a bench. That way the princess could sit and play the three songs she knows and scales until her heart's content. The hunt began and nothing was to be found in all the land that would be tall enough or grand enough for this great find. Also, when the piano is free it feels wrong to be looking at paying $$$ for the bench. I mean really.
One day this new piece of free furniture was discovered in the shed of misfit furniture of the Threlkeld house. A bench could be made from this with a little work!!

In true princess poky fashion, the soon to be bench was nothing but another dusty piece of furniture until the hunt for fabric led to this.
Yes!! That could work! So it was ordered and then still more waiting....for the mail.
Next step was to add some padding for the many hours of sitting and playing that would soon be coming. Then the padding was covered with the new fabric.

The last step was to add wheels so it could slide out is a hurry if you feel the need for a song. It is really heavy so this is better for the floors too.
It's all done and fit for a queen.. or princess. :) So they lived happily ever after.
Does anyone know how to tune a piano?