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

Monday, June 18, 2007

Father's Day

We spent Father's Day relaxing, barbecuing and swimming at Crooked Creek. Crooked Creek is a campground and man made reservoir near Ville Platte, Louisiana. We spent the day at their picnic and "beach" area. I must say, I enjoyed some very interesting people watching ; ) The kids had a blast and were very upset when we had to leave at 4:00 because of a big rainstorm. Here are some pictures from the day. I didn't manage to get clear shots of Austin, Sydney or Savannah. I really need a new and better camera.

Here is Dad, cooking some chicken patties, sausage and hot dogs. He loves to cook, so yes this was enjoyable for him, being Father's Day and all.

Samuel, Parker, Ava and Daddy playing in the sand.

Isabella holding a shell she found.

Ava loved the beach, she kept diving into the water headfirst! We definitely have to watch her near water, she is a little daredevil! She should enjoy going to Orange Beach, Alabama in August for our family vacation.

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Beautiful Hibiscus

Here is a picture from my garden, I woke up yesterday morning to be surprised by these beautiful hibiscus. I had bought the plant at the end of the season last year, so never saw what the blooms looked like. What a nice surprise, they are gorgeous, I wish they lasted more than a day. I only started gardening last year, my dh used to do it all by himself. I just never thought I would enjoy it, now I am addicted! LOL

Monday, June 4, 2007

second post

Well, it is June and this is my second post. I guess you could say I am one pathetic blogger. My last post was in February. I really just wanted to add some pics taken on Memorial Day of my beautiful children.

Here is Samuel, my 3 year old. This is Austin, my oldest at almost 15. I think I surprised him LOL
Parker is 13 and always so serious.
Sydney, Ava and Savannah swimming in the pool.

Here are Savannah and Ava swimming in the back yard. Ava LOVES to swim, she would stay in there all day if we let her.

This is Chad, my dh, with Ava. We are at my mom's house on Memorial Day.

This is Isabella with Ava swinging on the back patio.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

First Post

I just started this blog so thought I should put at least one post in. It is late Sunday morning and we missed church because we are trying to switch some of the children's rooms around and declutter at the same time. My house is a wreck and it is bugging the heck out of me. That is why I am on the computer, trying to ignore what I need to be doing. Chad is at the store getting the ingredients to make Thai food. The man is addicted to Thai food, he wants it at least once a week. Of course, this is just gonna make a bigger mess in my already messy kitchen. Oh well, the food will be good! All I want to do today is sew or knit, but that ain't gonna happen. Gotta go, Ava, my one year old is biting my arm telling me she wants to nurse.