About Me

South Louisiana
I have been married for 20 years to a great husband and we have 8 children ranging in age from 1 to 18 years. I am a homeschooling mom, which can be very challenging. I love sewing, knitting, reading, gardening and have recently started oil painting. I love to create. I really want to have a blog to show off some of the stuff I create, but I also want to share about my life and family. email me at ctrich8@bellsouth.net

Sunday, May 18, 2008


Here are my girls and I before church this morning, they all wore their new clothes LOL What a way to make a mama feel loved : ) Oh and Samuel, he HAD to be in the picture, even though I told him it was just the girls LOL

Trish from Briar and Thistle tagged me Friday, I really enjoy reading other people's answers, you always find out something interesting. I am not gonna tag anyone, but if you want to, take a turn on your blog. If you are doing a post a day in May, this is a godsend on a day when you have no idea what to post LOL

Attached or Single: married for 17 years!
Best Friend: I have a couple, first of all, my dh. I love doing things with him, or just hanging out drinking a cup of coffee. The other one is my Mom. We really have an incredible relationship, I know I am very blessed : )
Cake or Pie: my husband's pecan cake. It is his late grandmother's recipe and it is to die for!
Day of Choice: I love lazy days when I have nothing I have to do. I really love Saturdays when dh doesn't have to work and we have nothing planned.
Essential Item: Something to read
Favorite Color: Aqua/turquoise
Greatest Accomplishment: Definitely my seven children.
Hometown: Lafayette, Louisiana
January or July: Definitely July
Life is incomplete without: God and my family
Marriage Date: December 1, 1990
Number of Siblings: 1 brother
Oranges or Apples: oranges
Phobias or Fears: I am deathly afraid of heights and roaches! LOL
Quotes: Treat others how you would like to be treated.
Tag Five Friends: Whoever would like to do this meme, feel free : )
Unknown Fact About Me: I wasn't one of these girls that just loved children, I actually didn't know for sure if I wanted any. Wow, how things change LOL
Very Favorite Store: Target, I could live in this store!
Worst Habit: I used to bite my nails until they bled. I quit last September. I still have a bad habit of staring at people. I don't realize that I am doing it until dh tells me to stop. I just really love people watching.
X-ray or Ultrasound: I guess ultrasound when I am pregnant, i can't think of any fun reason to have an x-ray LOL
Your Favorite Food: Mexican and Greek
Zodiac Sign: Aries? I am not sure if this is the right answer, don't know much about astrology LOL


Holly said...

Happy Sunday Evening Tonya, We have spent the entire day on the patio, pool & yard celebrating my grandson Andrew's 4th birthday! It was such a wonderful day!...I was just reading a few of my favorite blogs (your's included!!), before watching Desperate Housewives season finale. Anyway, your picture with your children is just lovely! The girls look so pretty in their adorable tops & you look great!...So young!!!...I think 17 years of marriage & seven children agrees with you!....Have a wonderful week!....Your friend, Heidi :)

Heidi Ann said...

Me again Tonya, Accidentally posted as my daughter Holly???...so sorry!....Heidi :)

Marie said...

That is a beautiful picture of you and your girls and (boy)! How happy it must have felt to have all been wearing something you made for each one of them, and if I remember correctly, you're wearing a top you made for yourself too. Interesting answers by the way...fun read! Thanks!

Tine said...

You all look great! And they sure do know how to make a mom feel loved :-) Wearing their new clothes that you made to church....that is so sweet!

beki said...

You all look wonderful!

lera said...

What a cute photo!

Kathy said...

Wow, you have a gorgeous family! Thanks for sharing.

SewQt said...

What a great photo! And from the previous post...another great top! I love all the fabrics you used...you all look lovely!
A fun read on your tag too.

hautemommy said...

You and your kids are SO cute!!! They must be proud of their sewing momma!! :) I love that you have 7 kids, I hope to have lots more someday as well!