Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Some Questions and Some Answers and A Few Fun Pictures

I know I said I would not be posting here this week , but had too many cute pictures, too much GREAT football, and a few questions you wanted answers to. I am just going to answer the questions in very simple answers..I am REALLY not that interesting.
  1. How do I make a bow like the ones I have on the Christmas blog? It is all in the hold and it is one of those things that many cannot do because they try TOO hard to make it perfect. I am going to try and give a demonstration on a post soon. Stay tuned!
  2. How did I get started in the TREE BUSINESS? I did a few friends homes, always had a tree in every room at my house (that is no longer the case) and one tree led to two, then five, then 10 and now 17 years later we do 60-70 trees.
  3. What is my draw to Mickey? Just the pure magic in kids and now my grandkids eyes.
  4. What is my favorite ornament? I am very lucky to have picked up literally thousands of ornaments at market through the years at sample sales at market, so I have some ornaments that probably wholesaled for ridiculous prices that I purchased for a dollar..I started to say I had hundreds and then I thought again and I really do have mega ornaments. On my big tree, I had over 1500 ornaments last year. But my most prized ornaments are all my Disney ornaments....
  5. How long have I been going to Disney? for many years but the 8 trips we have made with Parker and then the one with the entire family last October, by FAR the most SPECIAL.
  6. How can you do a beautiful tree on a budget? I think I did a post on that on the other blog, but will continue to give tips along the way.
  7. What do I do besides decorate trees and what does my husband do? I keep grand babies, which is my most favorite job. Fortunately, the tree business is very profitable and I can work about 4 months out of the year. My husband is a retired football coach and now drives chartered buses for college athletic teams. A job he can do only when he wants to....so it is very part time. As for how we do Disney so often, that's just where we splurge. My parents both died within three months of each other several years ago. From their estate we have been able to take care of retirement, meaning we live no different today than we did before having that inheritance, with the exception of GREAT family trips. A big thank you to my Mom and Dad for being savers and investors.
  8. How do I accomplish so much in a day? Time management is one of my biggest challenges. I stay up very late and always get the most done from 10 PM until 2 AM...plus I live by multiple lists. I am never caught up. NEVER!
  9. What is the secret to being married for 37 years? This one will seem very trite..but we love the same things, we never thought of divorce as an option, my husband is the easiest going person on EARTH, and through good years and not so great years, we still would rather do life with each other. We have 2 children...Greg and Amanda and they are 7 years apart. We have four grandsons that we GET TO grandparent together.
  10. Where would I travel if not to Disney? I am just a Disney addict and would probably always choose that first, but I love New York City, love California, love Las Vegas, and I like an occasional cruise.

What got me started blogging? I have been a blog reader for several years, thought about blogging for at least a year before I actually began..and one day I just jumped in....and it has really become one of the neatest things I have ever done.

THIS post is going to be TOO long, so quit reading if you are bored....
LOOK who came for a visit today....Sweet Grayson.
Now look who is MAD because someone took something away from him that he was SURE was his.

And then fell asleep in his Pops arms while we cheered on our FAVORITE PLAYER

PACKER FANS, I AM SO SORRY, BUT THE OLD MAN STILL CREATES MAGIC ....and WOW, WAS LAST NIGHT MAGICAL!!! It may not have been REVENGE for BRETT, but it was for ME!

If you missed the latest post on the Christmas blog , I added some pictures of some very whimsical colors late last night! Check it out...and leave a comment...Remember that's all it takes to enter you in the drawing for the October ornaments.

26 comments:

Sheryl said...

oh my goodness, those pictures are precious! it's easy to see why you enjoy being a grandma!! thanks for answering people's questions - as always it's fun to get to know more.

thanks for your prayers. they are needed and FELT.

love ya
sheryl

wife.mom.nurse said...

Great reading. You have an interesting life!

Always love the pix of the babies!

~*Michelle*~ said...

Thanks for sharing the sweet random details of Grammy Girlfriend. I feel like I know you so much better and so happy that I do!

Tsquared417 said...

I'm so glad you hopped over to my blog b/c your blog is awesome!! I'll be back. Your family is beautiful.

jag said...

I will check out the Christmas Blog! But first, I had to comment on how BEAUTIFUL your little Grayson is! Okay, they're actually ALL beautiful, but that pic where he's stretched out with his hands behind his head melted me! So cute, I had to show it to someone else!

Linda said...

Theresa you live the good life! I enjoyed the questiona and answers, and the sweet pictures.

I am so not a sports fan,...but my husband is! I think it is neat when husband and wife can enjoy that together,...but it's just not for me.

Now I am hopping over to the other blog.

Have a great day.

Linda @ Truthful Tidbits

Theta Mom said...

Always love seeing pictures of the little ones! We have those same Mickey ears! I enjoyed reading your responses. ;)

Becca @ The Texas Darlings said...

I loved getting to learn more about Grammy!!! We are going to Disney in December- what is your fav thing to do???

~Becca

Heart2Heart said...

Teresa,

Great answers to some wonderful questions. We just keep getting to know you more and more! What a wonderful way to spend retirement that blessing people with beautiful decorated homes for their holidays and sharing time with your adorable grandkids!

Love and Hugs ~ Kat

christy rose said...

Love those pics of your grand babies!

Nezzy said...

Thanks for sharing your deepest, darkest secrets...you are a brave woman! The pictures are just too precious for words.

Have a great day!!!

COUNTRY MOM said...

Teresa, What beautiful pictures. I love seeing your grand babies. Have the best day. Blessings,

Jolyn said...

Hello, so glad to read that there is another blogger that is into football. I love it and I am on my Hubby's fantasy leaque at his work me being the only women and I 'm happy to say 4-0 right now meaning I am winning. anyway all that to say my Q.B. on the leaque is Farve and Rodgers..So monday night game was great. unfortanitly I had Rodgers as my Q.B for the night not Farve...He did great and I was happy for him. Love reading your blog and I love christmas time. I put up betwwen 5 and 6 trees..Thanks for your blog.
have a wonderful day.
Jolyn

ethelmaepotter! said...

Christmas, Disney, and grandbabies...what a perfect post!

Tootsie said...

I am starting to think about christmas ornaments now...

© Jennifer Raley said...

You came by my blog today and left a comment, thank you. I LOVE your colorful blog! Oh and that baby (Grayson?) Precious! I'll be hopping over to your Christmas blog momentarily. Oh yes, and "following" you! You betcha! Thanks!!!

South Family said...

those are wonderful pictures! Little Grayson is a doll baby!!

Melissa Miller said...

~Ah Teresa! Grayson is just adorable! I can't wait. My sister is due to have her own Grayson in just two short weeks. I'm so excited to be an Aunt again!

My B/P was borderline high as well.
My doctor still put me on two different meds for it. I feel fantastic with my new heathy eating plan!

Take Care, ~Melissa :)

Kat said...

It was fun to read your answers, but it's always always fun to see photos of your sweet grandbabies!

Hugs!
Kat

Elizabeth Mahlou said...

Nope, not bored. What cute kids!

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Fabulous photos!!! So glad you posted this week, after all!!! ~Janine XO

Anonymous said...

Looking forward to your post on demonstrating how you make those beautiful Christmas bows!!
Karen

Sarah said...

My husband was so conflicted on Monday night ... Do I root for the Packers or for Brett Favre? Apparently I'm more loyal to people than to teams - I was cheering for #4 in purple!!

Angie said...

What an awesome blog! Those babies are precious!!! I have 7 grands of my own....and LORD what would I have missed without having them!!!

I have popped over to your Christmas blog and LOVED every minute! I have spent far too much time here this morning!!! (I'm usually at work..but home sick today) THIS IS GOOD Medicine!!!

Have a blessed weekend!

Puanani503 said...

Great post:) Grayson is a cutie:) I'm now a regular on here..lol:)

Cousin B said...

OMG, What a cute blog! Love it all!