Check out my ETSY shop!!!!

Check out my ETSY shop!!!!
Click on the photo to see my latest creations at Etsy!!!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Friday, December 17, 2010

FFF-Christmas Card Outtakes

Do you know how hard it is to get FIVE children to all look at the camera at the same time AND smile!!?? This year, the smiles were so "cheesey" and the kids were exceptionally uncooperative.  Peter has a stubborn streak and was the hold-out for most of the smiles! Here was one of the out takes where Peter would not sit up straight...

 Ricky was really trying to be a good boy and smile nicely but this was the best we could get in the end!  I figure that at least 4 of them look natural in the picture!
FINALLY got my Christmas cards ordered and received them yesterday so I need to get them out today.   I usually have them sent by the beginning of December but this year has been busy with one extra little peanut in our household!  Our foster baby, Miss S, will probably be with us until February.  What a joy she is to our family!!  We love this little girl!

To see more FFF Christmas card out-takes, go to Hannah's blog.  Have a wonderful weekend!!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Friday, December 10, 2010


We attended a Christmas party this week where Santa was present so we got some pictures with him.  Even got some great pictures of little baby S with Santa to share with her birth parents!

Peter was scared to death of the reindeer and wouldn't go anywhere near Santa until the reindeer completely left the area!  Then we was all smiles!!

I still have lots of Christmas shopping to do for my big crew!  This weekend we will start some holiday baking.  In years past, my Christmas cards  have been ready to send by the first of November...not that I mail them that early...but this year I still don't even have a photo to use for the cards.  I am really behind on all counts but most of my time goes to caring for a beautiful little baby who needs us right now!

A big snow storm is on it's way to Minnesota this weekend!  Stay warm and have a great day.  To see more FFF, go to Hannah's blog.

Friday, November 12, 2010


Our days are filled with loving this little lady while she's in our care!  What a blessing it is to be her foster mommy!  Her sweet smiles make those middle-of-the-night feedings more enjoyable!!

To see more FFF, go to Hannah's blog.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

I'm Here!

I have thought of blogging so many times in the past several months but the longer I went without posting, the easier it was to just forget about it again!  Life has been so busy...

In August, my oldest celebrated her SWEET 16 with friends at a local water park.
We are still working on practicing driving...some kids are just not ready for their drivers license at age 16(and some parents are not ready for that either!).
In September, the kids went back to school...two in high school, two in grade school, and Peter at home with mommy!

Also in September, a new little addition joined our family, temporarily!  We became licensed foster parents and baby "S" came to live with us.  She was 23 days old.  We absolutely LOVE this little one but know that foster care is temporary and that she will return home to her birth family again. I am dreading that day!

In October, we took a family vacation to Florida.  It was a quick trip and we decided to leave Peter home with my sister.  We visited Universal Studios one day...

And Disney's Magic Kingdom one day...

The last day, we just hung out at the pool! Then spent the evening at Downtown Disney.

I have been busy with my etsy shop, Sox That Rock, and am currently working on lots of great Christmas items!

I wonder if I even have any followers left!!  If so,I'd love to hear from you.  I have occasionally been reading other blogs and promise to not be gone for 3 months again this time!!

Friday, August 6, 2010

FFF-Can You Do This??!!

Children with Down Syndrome often have loosely attached super flexible joints…Ricky is no exception.  Often I will find him sitting in front of the TV with one or both feet up by his ears!  He frequently sleeps doubled over with his chest touching his knees!  My strange little man…

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We took this picture while we were out at our lake home a week ago.  We also had to visit our newest family members while we were there…

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Is there anything more sweet than brand new baby kittens??!!  My kids couldn’t put them down!

Stop over to Hannah’s blog to see more Friday Fotos and have a wonderful weekend!!

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


For anyone who is interested, here is the link to my Etsy shop inventory-reduction sale that is starting today!  Click HERE

I have over 200 items for sale at a fraction of what I sell them for on Etsy.  If interested in anything, please email me…udlund at hotmail dot com.

Here are some items for sale…

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Mermaid and Lady bug made-to-match Gymboree hair bows

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Most items are one-of-a-kind and are ready to ship today so don’t wait if you are interested.  Buy now for back-to-school or for birthday, baby shower or Christmas gifts!!