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Saturday, January 19, 2008

Ole Stomping Grounds...

Grandma and I visited my ole south city stomping grounds the other day ..she was familar with the scene since she had been up many times to visit before we moved away from the city.

Our first stop was to Pho Grand Vietnamese restaurant .

Off of Grand and Arsenal (on the good ole south side. ) Hubby use to work right there at a store called Street Side records when we met. He took Me to Pho Grand for our first date. Back then it was a hole in the wall with about 12 tables inside the restaraunt and maybe 3 outside. An average dish at the would cost around $3.00 ! and you could get a carafe of wine for around $5.00
Now it has grown to be extreamly popular, has totaly been upscaled with a new and improved bigger location and has had a major shi shi artistic overhaul in decor, going from the gaudy polyester asian disco feel to the creme dela creme french influence, and uptown ambiance.

At any rate Grandma and I had lunch...so yummy, love the yumminess of the fresh cilantro, lemon basil and lemon grass, mixed with some bean sprouts and a twist of lime~life is good!

( I had vietmanese beef stew with egg noodle, the first refined carb in 2 weeks!)

Sophia had onion with baby ginger chicken noodle! love the fish sauce(Nuoc mam)!

But what makes St. Louis so great is the DIVERSITY!! Right next door is an Afgan Restaraunt...

and across the street a Martinii bar(ok, not diverse, but fun right?)

loved the play on names!

We finished or day at the German Meat Market

G&W~ only 5 min from the Hill, (the next field trip!~hubbys fam)

they are so popular they even sell the Bratwurst for Grants farm.
I get all of my Andouille from here (the best around) for my Gumbo and Etouffe and such. They have a variety of imported German goods as well

They have many fresh made lunch meats that they produce(they will even process your deer..but won't sell it...).

I remember eating these as a kid when I was in Germany, little chocalate eggs with Toys inside!

home again, home again,Heidi


I have got this gal relisted again on Ebay..she is very sweet and in need of a good home.

I promise you will be very happy with her. I had so much joy while I was working on her, and I know that infectious JOY would trickle over ....

She is getting very sad sitting here seeing her sisters (other dollies I made come to life) leave her side.....

Please consider giving her a home.

Tuesday, January 15, 2008


Well, I finally did it...I made e-patterns. I currently only have four available and will be adding some of my older patterns into e-patterns and some new designs will get made into e-patterns too..so keep checking my ebay autions.

I am going to keep this short tonight BECAUSE AS YOU KNOW American Idol will be on soon!!

Have a great night and thank you for your continued support


Tuesday, January 8, 2008


Happy Birthday Sophia~(and Elvis too!!)
I snapped these pics after I brought Sophia home from the hospital. My how she has grown. I have had the "CrabbyGabby" biz since before Sophia, so alot of you have seen her sprout like a weed. I am so blessed to have her in my life, I remember when I was pregnant with her I would call her Grace because I felt like she saved my life and she was my saving grace. Now these days she is very chitty chatty and full of Energy like a little "sprite fairy" she does not sit still for long and has a constant song singing forth from her mouth.
For You formed my inward parts;You covered me in my mother’s womb.
I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well. Psalm 139:13-14

Before I formed you in the womb I knew you; Jeremiah 1:5

Monday, January 7, 2008

Baby IT WAS Cold outside

huh, It was cold outside~Now we have record breaking high temps! lol

Friday, January 4, 2008


Well, The truth is WINTER JUST GOT HERE A FEW WEEKS AGO, and boy did old man winter decide to send some frigid air our way.
These two enchanting chilly Men can be found On Ebay. I am still in Snowman mode when most people have all ready started to list spring! I am sure it will be here before I know it.
I hope all had a great first few days of '08. Our shower is suppose to be put in tomorrow, I am so excited. Things are starting to look up.
I was really having a hard time yesterday, we have so many things going on/wrong at once it seems. I wrote a fellow dollmaker/friend. After reading her email I felt some peace. Then I talked to my husband about all that is going on. He begin to proceed to tell me "Heidi, These are things we can not control" I replied with "You are right, I just need to hand it over to God" Ever since then I felt as if a load had been lifted. I honestly can not describe to you what are family is going through, but I do know when 2008 Got here I looked at is as a Baptisim...out with the old and in with the new, However just because it was a new year did not mean problems vanished.
It is the same way with our walk with God.
~Wishing you a wonderful Weekend ahead.
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