Saturday, December 25, 2010

{Christmas 2010}

Merry Christmas ALL!
Carson was on Santa's nice list this year... See for yourself! 
Big Buck Hunter (Ken may wear it out)
Hide & Seek Safari (we played this SO much, laughed our butts off!)
Marshmellow Gun (shoots mini-marshmellows like 30 feet)
Coughlin Company Wear "It's Millin' Time"
Baseball STUFF!

This was a home run!
and some very happy birdie's having a bath in the spill-way. So cute! 

Friday, December 17, 2010

A Christmas present for Louisa

I made this quilt for Ken's Mom {Louisa}
Louisa is from the East Coast and LOVES lighthouses....
she wants to live in one!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Mohave Accelerated Learning Center {Winter Program}

Christmas Angel...
 Hark the Herald Angels Sing on the bells...
it was truly beautiful!
Not quiet your Parowan Elementary Christmas Program,
but what-da-ya do?

Monday, December 13, 2010

Happy Birthday to MY SISTER!

{Dec 13th, my Sister Velvet's birthday}

hard worker

i hope you have a special birthday. you deserve it!
love and miss you,

P.S. Enjoy your pin cushion...

Friday, December 10, 2010

Blanket for Isabelle

For my great-niece
{Baby Isabelle}
Pieced with vintage re-print, white chenille and backing is kids playing dress up.
Machine quilted at the long-armer.
Grandee made the matching diaper bag. 

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Happy Birthday! {ERICA}

Today {Dec 2} is a special day, because today
our Erica was born!
For years I hoped my brother would find a companion,
someone as amazing as him
and then...
he did!
I love Erica like a sister.

When I think of Erica, I think...
amazing mother
love of  Curt's life
classy lady
thinks of others
loves kids
role model

When Bryce looks at his Mommy his eyes sparkle.
Thank you Erica for all you do for your little family and ours!

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Boat {Light} Parade

The Thanksgiving weekend kept the GOOD TIMES comin'
Saturday night we went to the 3rd Annual Colorado River Boat Parade
1st annual: Me, Ken & Carson went and there were about 5 boats
2nd annual: I was in St George with Dad for his open heart surgery
3rd annual: SO MUCH FUN!... see for yourself :)
Love these two :)
Thanks for stayin' Vel 

Too bad my pictures didn't turn out better, but you get the idea.

And we got home just in time to watch the fireworks!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Bibs for Bryce & Thanksgiving

I should have been cleaning my house for our Thanksgiving gathering... But this was WAY more fun!
I made this one for his turkey dinner at MY house
I made the neck holes a little too big... Erica can always put them on Curtis :)
and there they are...
Auntie LOVES her boy (look at that face!)
Here are his cowboy jammies...
I hope everyone had a lovely Thanksgiving! I sure did.

Monday, November 22, 2010

11.22.04 was a good day

Today {11.22.10}, Adilynn Dawn Coughlin turns 6!
Adi, you bring us so much JOY. I can't believe six years ago you came into our lives! We love watching you grow into who you are.

6 Things we LOVE about our 6 YEAR OLD!

1. You are a great (BIG) sister. Your baby sister will be here anyday!

2. You love all animals, BIG
and small

3. You have so much love and compasion for others.

4. You are a Daddy's Girl!

5. You are sassy :)

6. You are smart and you love school.
Thank you for being YOU!
Great-Aunt Robin

Monday, November 15, 2010

second chance...

Sewing desk refrub...
Ken was out of town on business & I went thrift store shopping.
I saw this & the man at this really bad thrift store wanted $10.
I didn't get it... When Ken got home I told him about it and he said,
"how can something not be worth $10?" We went back and bought it.

Washed & sanded it...
 Glued all the joints back together...
Primed and painted....
It's cream with black drawer handles (the handles are original,
they are really cool, you can't see them very good in the pic)
also, the pic doesn't do the drawer lining justice...
I cut cardboard 1/4 inch smaller in length & width, covered with
warm & natural batting, then black velvet. It's beautiful!
It's the perfect height to sew on. I'm really happy with how it turned out!
It's true... how can something not be worth $10?

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Sew much fun with pin cushions

Meet Shelly and Bob... Carson named them (is that the cutest name for a turtle, ot what?)
They have their own little personality... love them!

and zero calorie cupcakes too!

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Mom and Dad to the rescue!!!

This morning I took my dogs (Sadie 120 lb Great Dane and Zoey 15 lb Dashund) on a walk the long way through the desert to take my Dad the Mohave Daily News and the Las Vegas Review Journal. I put the newspapers, my keys and a Gatorade in a plactic sack, I thought about using my fanny pack, but decided not to. I was almost to their house and my Gatorade feel out of a hole in the bottom of the bag... I looked in the bag and my keys, GONE! Thank goodness my neighbor had a key to my house. Took the dogs home and me, Mom and Dad combed the desert. We found my keys! CRAZY!!! Mom and Dad took me for a Coke and a donut and said they wanted to go on a walk in the desert today anyway :) I love them, I am so lucky to have them down here!

Carson's 8th Birthday Party & 4th of July

Celebrate!... This year Carson had a Tony Hawk party. For 2 years now we've held Carson's "friend" party on the 4th of July. I guess you could call it "killing 2 birds with 1 stone", we have the best view in town for the fireworks. This year we had about 25 people. Great food, great friends, and great fun :)

Craft table: The kids (and me) made skateboard necklaces. I ordered paintable/markerable (that's not a word, but that's what we did to them) skateboards fron Oriental Trading Company, all colored beads, and string. They were cute cool!

The kids were in the pool from 5:00 pm till I'm gonna guess ~11:00 pm. Carson's Aunt Heidi and
Aunt Velvet gave him the Floating Castle for his birthday... It was the hit of the patry!