Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Still so much to do

My new Cart Before the Horse Ornament
The ornament that hung on my Grandma's tree. It has my name on the back :)

We hardly missed a year of going to the Iowa State Fair when I was a young girl. My sweet Grandma Marian always let my sister and I buy something. This is what I picked out when I was probably 6. They sold these in the "Indian Village". Its my favorite!


Okay I admit it. I'm a procrastinator. I still need to buy gifts for my in-laws and my parents. What do you give parents who let you move back in with three young boys, two messy dogs and a husband? We spent close to nineteen months living with them while I had blueprints drawn and then we tried to build in the worst winter in years. My father came up with me everyday to "help" me do the electical wiring. By "help" I mean he told me where to drill a hole and what type of wire I needed to pull through. He was definitely the brains of the operation. My dear husband had to chuck 5" thick ice out of our basement because they didn't get the site covered before all the big snow hit. We then had tornadoes and severe rain storms go through. The force of the tornado/thunderstorm that dropped like 3" of water in an hour, broke out the egress window in the basement filling the basement with gooey brown mud and lots of rainwater. But for the last month and a half we have been living in our spacious new ranch in a nice subdivision. The past is fading from memory and we are all enjoying our new digs.

5 comments:

Say It In Color said...

Heidi, thanks for your comment on my blog.."Alicia's Art"....I read your blog and you are my kind of girl...and sounds like we have the same kind of dad. I am 62 ...much older but I still build cardboard Barbie houses with the children...and garages for the boys...they really love decorating them...glueing curtains etc....cutting doors...I did the same as a little girl with my 8" little doll....enjoy your parents...mine passed in their eighties...still miss them and all the "HELP"...I learned electrical and some pumbing from my dad!...The most fun watching him was the hand pump blow torch...which we never learned...I could go on....Merry Christmas...I'll check back!....sherry

Linda Crispell said...

Thanks for visiting me! It sounds like you've given your parents the perfect gift, gratitude! Have them read your blog.
We collect those little canoes!!!
Have a wonderful holiday.
Linda

Sandra Evertson said...

Love the little stitched guy ornament! Happy Holidays!
Sandra Evertson

Pea said...

Heidi,
Thank you for cheering me on girl!
may your holiday be the brightest!
Love all the ornies too.
Glad I could inspire someone. Never been told that before.
Hugs,Pea

MARGARET FIELD said...

love love love the doll xmas ornie, beauuuutiful