Quote by Audrey Hepburn

"I believe in manicures. I believe in primping at leisure and wearing Lipstick. I believe in PINK. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in Kissing, Kissing alot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe in tomorrows another day and I believe in Miracles." Audrey Hepburn

Monday, May 28, 2012

Heirloom Capri Pant

This is my favorite that I have made so far! The Heirloom Capri is very different and sweet. The Picnic Top can be made into a dress as well. Which, the Picnic Dress is what Lauren and I made first. Tristan enjoyed wearing this out shopping!  

I had extra material and wanted to attempt a headband. Her hair is always in her eyes, we have to have it "Up" somehow, and the headband she loved. It stays out of her face and actually stays put on her head. It is snug as a bug in a rug. Notta going anywhere! 

Saturday, May 26, 2012

The Summer Romper

So, I was very hesitant to buy a Romper Pattern, thinking Tristan is just too old for it. But, this season especially, I've been seeing them in the stores everywhere. I know they have been making a comeback with adults, just wasn't so sure about little ones. I kept looking at a couple of Rompers and the more I looked... the more I was convinced that I needed to make one for Sweet T.  I bought an adorable pattern that I felt was suitable for big girls. I hope Lauren was just as excited as me. Lauren and I decided that we may get more sewing done once the kiddos were in bed and we could actually complete a project. My problem is I get to talking to much. And I can't do that and sew apparently! Thank you Lauren for all your hospitality, love the Pizza Pie, need that recipe. Here's our finished Romper completed:

Friday, May 25, 2012

Paw-Paw July 6, 1918 to May 23, 2012

My Grandfather, Paw-Paw,  passed away on Wednesday.  He has been living in assisted living for a year or so in Houston, Texas. His health has taken a toll on him this last year. My Mom has flown and driven to Houston a couple of times throughout the year to say "Goodbye" to her Daddy. But, it just wasn't his time to go. This past week, Paw-Paw was having trouble breathing and had not responded to anyone for several days. The only thing he did respond to was when the nurses were giving him a bath. He cried out in pain. He had acquired bedsores in the hospital. Then, one morning two days before he passed, Granny Grace arrived in the morning to visit (as she did everyday) and Paw-Paw somewhat opened his eyes. He looked at her and said, "Hello, Sugar. I love you". And that was it. The last thing he said to anyone. Hospice was called in and he entered God's pearly gates the next morning. I am going to miss him so much! The evening before he passed, the kids and I were saying our prayers and I asked them to say a prayer for Paw-Paw. I had already discussed with them that Paw-Paw had lived a long life and now it was his time to go to Heaven and see his little girl, his brother and sisters and Mom and Dad. Cooper said that he wanted Paw Paw to know how much he loved him and that when he went to heaven he was going to love him so much even then. I asked Tristan if she had something she wanted to say? She said, "UM....UM....UM.....God our father, God our father, we thank you, we thank you. For our many blessings for our many blessings. Ahhahhmen, ahhhahhmen". I'm sure Paw Paw is smiling a her right now:)

Picture Above: This is a picture from his "younger days". I have this sitting on a table in my bedroom next to a picture of my Grandmother.

Picture Above: This is something Paw Paw gave to Me and Dena. His two grand-daughters.   A picture of him with adjoining a picture of me. 

Picture Above: This picture is one of my favorites of Paw-Paw and I. A little history behind this picture...He only had two grand-daughters. Me and Dena. Dena is older. Paw-Paw promised Dena that he would come to Alabama and she better save a dance for him at her Senior Prom. Well, he lived up to his word. He made it to her Prom and got that dance. So, sweet, brings tears to my eyes. I was only 9 or 10 at the time. He told me, "Now I've made it to one of my grand-daughters prom, by God, I'm gonna come to yours and have a dance". He didn't make it to my senior prom.  But, he did make it to my High School Graduation. He hadn't forgotten after all those years. He wanted that dance with his grand-daughter. This is a precious moment that was caught on camera. One I will always cherish.

Love you dearly Paw Paw.  I will always remember helping with your "eye drops". I'm so glad Cooper was able to make great memories with you as well.   We love you!

John Quentin Trimm, Sr. went to be with the Lord on May 23, 2012.
He was born in Winfield, AL July 6, 1918, the seventh child born of the union of Joel Bankhead Trimm and Ethel Missoura Estes. He is predeceased by his parents, daughter Judy at age 4, five brothers: Homer, C.A. “Al,” Harry, Joe and James Earl “Cotton,” four sisters: Flora Bostick, Ruby Selcer, Mary Lou Segars and Willie Peterson.
His career began as co-owner of the Sivley-Trimm Cotton Gin in Falkville, Alabama.  He received an Honorable Discharge from the U.S. Army after a short service in1944. He came to Houston at the age of twenty-six, bought a cowboy hat, formed John Q. Trimm, Inc. and started work.  During the years he operated that company he built many subdivisions though out the Greater Houston area.  His footprint is all over the growth of our town.  He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Houston and had been a Master Mason of the Galena Park Masonic Lodge for over 50 years. 
He loved University of Alabama Football, race horses and golf.  Even though he was a duffer he had two hole in ones.  He was Blessed in the last thirty years of his life to have had the love of Grace Shoup.
Predeceased by:
Joel Bankhead Trimm and Ethel Missoura EstesTrimm
Judith Louise, at age 4
Five brothers:  
Homer, Alford, Harry, Joe and James Earl “Cotton”
Three sisters:   
Flora Bostick, Ruby Selcer, and Mary Lou Segars and Willie Peterson
Survived by:
One son:  
John Q. Trimm, Jr. of Houston
Two daughters:  
Debra (Dennis) Booth of Hartselle, Alabama and
Terri (Mike) Milazzo of Birmingham, Alabama
Grace Shoup and her children Gwen Sommerville of Wildwood, MO and Stephen (Jill) Shoup of Cedar Park, TX 
Mother of his children:  
Jean Taylor
Marie (Tom) Wallace of Millers Creek, NC
Five grandsons:
Mason, John Q, III, Mike, Jeremiah and Alex
Two granddaughters:
Dena and Leslie
Nine great-grandsons:
Justin, Seth, Mathew, Kyle, Aaron, Adam, Cooper, Maddix, and Wyatt
Four great-granddaughters:
Taylor, Alyvia, Tristan and Evelyn
Numerous loving and loved extended family, nephews, nieces, other relatives, wonderful neighbors and friends.
Memorial service is 2:30 PM, May 26, 2012 at Waltrip Funeral Home, 1415 Campbell Road; Houston, Texas 77055.
At his request the burial will be in the City Cemetery at Falkville, Alabama.  A graveside service will be held at a time yet to be determined.  Family in Alabama will be notified.             .
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made to:  
Houston Hospice, 1905 Holcombe Boulevard; Houston, Texas 77030.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Canvas Art by Cooper

Now that school is out, I got caught up on some projects that I haven't finished. One being something I painted for my Mom's friend,Terri, who has been so kind to make curtains for my house and help decorate. Painting her something was the least I could. Do! She also gave me a cubicle she used in her old showroom. It was from an old barn and is Awesome! It's going to go in Cooper's Nook. The downside is that it's so old that it has lead paint.i have to strip and repaint and just haven't worked up the motivation for that yet! Anyhoo, got sidetracked...whenever I start painting my kids get the "ITCH" to do the same! Cooper wanted to paint something for me and Daddy. He did a wonderful job! I think it's adorable how he still spells, Daddy. Dabby! I will be sad when that stops!

May is the Month of Birthdays!

 This past weekend we went to dinner with my Mom, Mike and Alex for our, "May Birthday's". Well, Mine and Alex's. My brother's birthday was the 15 and my birthday is the 28th of May. Of course we already celebrated Cooper's on the 11th. Kristian's is the 9th. I found out that I share the same birthday as Tristan's teacher Mrs. Laura. I have never met someone who has the same birthday as me! First time in...eeeeek...31 going on 32 years. We go to dinner every year. Usually I pick Cheesecake Factory. I love eating there and getting their bread, Baha Tacos and no doubt, their cheesecake.  That day, My Mom called and asked if Tristan and I wanted a mani/pedi at the last minute. Of course we did!!! I was about to walk out the door and had company stop by to show me her baby. I was late then getting to the nail salon. Which put us late getting to Cheesecake Factory. It's o.k. I will take a pedicure any day! By the time we got to Cheesecake the wait was about an hour. We decided we didn't want to wait around and opted for something Alex choose.  It was very different. It was like a create your own stir fry. You were given a bowl and had to choose vegetables, choose your meat and then what sauces you wanted. Once you have everything picked out, the food is cooked and then brought out to your table. 
It's always good to change it up a bit and try a different restaurant. 

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Last Day of School

Hard to believe this year has come and gone! I can't believe it. Friday was the last day of school for the kids! They had A Play Day outside with shavin cream, bouncy houses, tattoos, bubbles and chalk. Cooper and Tristan both had amazing teachers and it sad to say goodbye!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Cooper's Graduation

The day after Cooper's birthday party we were still recovering from a sugar high. And Cooper's class graduated from the kindergarten class at the church. I held it together pretty well this year. Last year I was a total wreck. The program was perfect. The song they sing, One Small Voice, gets me everytime. It was such a sweet song and hearing those little ones just made me tear up. Cooper got to play some instruments which he loves and I could tell he was focusing really hard. After the program we went back to their classrooms and Cooper's first question was, "Can  I please take my shirt off now?" Really, he couldn't even make it a entire day wearing something "handsome" before complaining. I will be sad not to have this classroom across the hall from me next year:(