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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

A New Grandbaby!

My new grandbaby was born on December 19th.... just in time for Christmas. The psychic was wrong, and the ultrasound was right.... it's a BOY. My daughter had a false alarm two days earlier which had us at the hospital until 3 am. This day she woke up having contractions again, and she thought it must be another false alarm, so she kept waiting, and waiting. Finally after several phone conversations I told her to call her husband at work, and I decided to go over and see how she was doing. When I arrived I asked her how far apart the contractions were, and her reply was "I don't feel like timing them... it hurts too much" What???? Once hubby, and I started timing them we realized they were only two minutes apart, so rushed her to the hospital.
Once we arrived at the hospital they were literally running to get her to her room before the baby was born. No time for an epidural... he was ready to come! Braeden Allen was born at 4:40 pm weighing 9 lbs 4 0z, and was 21 inches long
Mother, and baby are doing great. I have been staying at my daughter and son in laws home to help out... but honestly haven't been much help at all since all of us are so sleep deprived! Ashleigh is adjusting to becoming a big sister, and really seems to be enjoying her new baby brother... except for the few times she woke up from his cries for the 2 am feeding, and couldn't go back to sleep!
Hopefully all will settle down soon, and little Braeden will sleep a bit more.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Adorable New Addition To The Family

We have an adorable new addition to the family... not the new grandbaby I am STILL waiting for, but a sweet little girl pekingese.

This sweet little puppy was an early Christmas/birthday gift my brother Ronnie received.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Is this a BOY or is this a GIRL??

In my last post I mentioned that we are expecting a new grandbaby... a boy according to the one ultrasound my daughter had. She had this ultrasound pretty early in the pregnancy, and was told it was a boy. We were very surprised since both myself, and my daughter "felt" like it was a girl, and we couldn't see any proof ourselves from the ultrasound pictures the technician gave my daughter.

We have been shopping for clothes, blankets, bibs, and wall decor for a boy, and my daughter picked out the crib set she wanted to decorate around. Everything was planned.

A few days ago while shopping in Walmart, a lady came up to my daughter and asked her if she knew the baby was a girl. Of course she told her it was a boy according to the technician who performed the ultrasound. This lady smiled, and said "They are wrong, it's a little girl, and you are going to have her soon, very soon". We thought it was a bit amusing since everyone guesses it is a girl. This lady (whom we have never seen before) told us that she wasn't "guessing", that she was a psychic, and knew it was a girl.

Well, after hearing that... and feeling like it was a girl ourselves, we tried the old "ring trick". I don't know if you've ever heard of this before, but supposedly you are supposed to dangle a wedding band from a thread in front of the expectant mothers tummy. If the baby is a girl the ring should swing back and forth ,front to back. If the baby is a boy the ring should move from side to side. According to the ring trick this baby is a girl. Now... for those of you who are laughing at this"test". It accurately predicted my three children, and every one of my friends that I tried this on.... so I have always believed it works.

Anyway, since we are now having doubts, and feeling like this might not be a baby boy afterall, the decorating of the room has been put on hold. We figure we should wait until after the baby is born to decorate.

My daughters due date is December 24th, yet the lady told her she thought it would be born on December 1st. My daughter had a doctors appointment a few days after running into this lady, and the doctor told her to expect this baby any day now, it is definately coming early! They are not planning to do any more ultrasounds, so I guess we wont know until after the baby is born whether this lady really knows what she's talking about!

Either way, we are very excited and can't wait to welcome this new little family member!

Monday, November 3, 2008

Sweet Girl Turned Two

My sweet grand daughter just turned two. On Sunday the family gathered together for her birthday party. We had quite a crowd with her Mimi, and Pop pop, Grandma, and Grandpa, nana (me), two great uncles, two aunts, three uncles, and one cousin.... and of course her mommy, and daddy. She was so excited to have everyone at her house at one time!
The Elmo, and Cookie monster cake that was made by a neighbor of my daughter, and son in law was a big hit!

We had lots of good food, and enjoyed watching Ashleigh open all of those gifts. She received so many new toys she didn't know what to play with first!
Here's the birthday girl getting a big hug from Daddy.

It really doesn't seem as though it has been two years since we were standing in the hallway looking at that tiny baby through the hospital nursery window! LOL
Now she will soon become a big sister. Her baby brother is due around Christmas. We have been having fun planning the new nursery, AND shopping for the new baby. Ashleighs room is also getting a makeover... so I will post about both rooms soon!

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Pre Christmas Sale

Here is a sneak preview of some of our products that are on sale now.
This pink ceramic vase features a unique dandelion design, and some of falls new popular color combinations... pink and chocolate brown... yummy!
This pretty Victorian heart shaped lampshade is handmade with beautiful beading, floral accents, and a decorative cherub.

Our guardian angel candle holder looks perfect with Shabby Chic style decor, and makes a great gift for anyone who collects angels.

Our parisian rose vase will add a romantic touch to any decor.

Chloe's Chic Boutique is having a pre-Christmas sale. All of our decorative vases are 10% off now, and many of our candle holders, and best selling items are specially priced as well.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

New Boxes just listed

I just listed a couple of new decorative storage boxes on my website, and these pretty Paris style boxes are back in stock also. I only have one set of each, so wanted to let my blog friends know first since these usually sell out fast!
I love this set of nesting boxes. Lots of pink, and I love the girly bows and ribbon trim!

This set is the perfect size for storing your magazines and are such a pretty way to organize your desk, and store papers out of site. I am always on the look out for pretty storage ideas, and will share some pictures of my own boxes... and what I keep in them when I post again :)

Sunday, July 6, 2008

Shabby Lane Shops ~ Christmas In July

Shabby Lane Shops is celebrating Christmas In July. This would be a great time to start your Christmas shopping, and avoid the crowds later.

If you are not familiar with Shabby Lane Shops, it is an online shopping mall filled with beautiful shops offering a variety of merchandise.

Join us, and find some great deals!

Sunday, June 8, 2008

A New Website, & Another Design

Gosh, I can't believe how long it has been since my last post. My only excuse is time flies when you are busy!

A few months ago I posted about my new website design that Bev from In My Cedar Chest created. Well... Things have changed since then!

I recently decided that I wanted to open an online boutique offering childrens gifts, and room decor. I thought that the pink and blue polka dots on that "new" design would be perfect for my childrens boutique, So, that design was moved to my brand new site, and Bev created something different for my Chloe's Chic Boutique website.
My polka dot design moved to my newest site, and now I have another new design instead...Are you totally confused yet?? LOL

Things have changed, and I am now totally happy with the design of both sites! Thanks Bev!!

My newest site "Little Rosebud Cottage" is now online. If you get a chance I'd love for you to stop by and sign my guest book.

Friday, February 8, 2008

Decorative Storage Boxes

The New year always makes me start thinking about getting organized. I love using pretty decorative boxes to store and organize. Boxes are perfect for storing keepsakes, jewelry, sewing needs, photos, and they work great for hiding those little odds and ends that never seem to have a particular place they belong!
I am always searching for storage ideas, and thought I would share a few of the boxes that are available on my site now. This nesting set has a fun girly diva look with shoes and handbag print, and black satiny bow.
These nesting suitcase style boxes are great for holding photos or keeping your papers organized... and the pastel rose print looks perfect with Shabby chic decors.
This set of boxes is from The Romantic Victorian Home collection and feature gorgeous beaded lace and florals... Gorgeous!

I'd love to hear some of your storage ideas...

Tuesday, January 29, 2008

A Special Day

One Sunday a month my entire family gets together for lunch. We each take a turn choosing the location. With everyones busy schedule it is a great way to stay close, keep up with news... and try out new restaurants too ;)
This Sunday was a special day... my parents celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary! I thought this was the perfect time to introduce them, and share some photos of my handsome daddy, and beautiful mom. My brothers and I are truly blessed to have them for parents... they are the best!

My parents met while my father was in the Air Force stationed in Japan.

Dad taught Mom to speak, read and write English... I cannot even imagine moving to an unfamiliar country, having to learn a new language and new customs! I also cannot imagine the time involved in teaching someone how to speak, read, and write a new language.
They overcame many obstacles... and I remember this when I feel faced with obstacles (small compared to theirs).
Here is my mother in her kimono.

Mom tells me that one of the first things she wanted after receiving her citizenship was an American name... Daddy called her "Rose" after her favorite flower. This is one of the first pictures of them as a couple. I'm happy to say their love is still strong... they still do everything together... shop, cook, exercise...etc, etc.
I love you Mom, and Dad, and hope you have many more Happy Anniversarys together!! XXOO

Thursday, January 17, 2008

A Merry Christmas... And a Happy Birthday!!

Once again I am way behind on my post!
I had such a wonderful Christmas spent with family and friends... and had every intention of posting a few pictures... At first I was having problems uploading my pictures (finally it is working again)!
Then water damage to my home from burst pipes... not ONCE, but TWICE! Repairmen in and out....
Anyway, slowly, but surely once again... here are a few pictures from a wonderful Christmas Day!

This year Christmas was hosted by my brother Ron, at his house. He has a GORGEOUS house, and has always been a natural at decorating!
He also has a local gift shop "Burns Gift Shop", and a new website where he offers home decor, and gift items.
Christmas day is also Rons birthday, so every Christmas we have two celebrations.

I love everything about his diningroom! This is where we ate our Christmas dinner.

Ron always decorates a tree in several rooms of his house, here is the tree that was in the livingroom. The picture doesn't do it justice... it was just beautiful!
I hope that all of you had a wonderful Christmas!