Saturday, February 27, 2016

Update! I'm on Facebook!

Hi folks! I'm still alive and Kyle and I just joined FB. If you're seeing this, you are a very loyal person, so for the daily things I'm up to, friend me (Kyle N Gretchen Phillips) & PM me that you're from Nitchfield. :-)

Saturday, October 5, 2013

New Blogs - Come on over!

Okay all you faithful friends and followers, I've got two new blogs up and rolling! First is my public blog, Thread, Brush and Vase. I'll be using it for all the stuff I'm interested in: interior decorating, sewing projects, modest style, flowers and greenery in the home, stuff like that. I may do a little life/parenting stuff or share an encouraging thought from my Bible studies from time to time as well.

The other is a private blog, Real Family Adventures. That's just for the kid's stuff and pictures. If you'd like to follow that one as well, just send me an e-mail and I'll add you to the allowed list. If I don't know you personally/you don't have my personal e-mail, then send an e-mail with the subject line "ATTN FAMILY BLOG" and a link to your blog, xanga or website to mikepizza2002 at yahoo dot com. It's a junk e-mail address, but I'll be checking it over the next few months. Once I've checked you out to be sure you're not a creepy internet person, I'll add you to the allowed list as well. I know there are some sweet folks out there who like our little adventures, and I'd be happy to have you along. :-)

Anyway, I hope you enjoy the new blogs - see you over there! - Gretchen

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Changes on the way!

Yes folks, it's time for a change. Several, in fact.

I've been tossing around the idea of starting a new blog for a while. But I've been back and forth about whether I should make it public (which I like for my posts) or private (because of the kiddos). So, as you can see, I haven't done anything.

But now we have some big life changes in the air, (more on that soon!) and the time has come for something new. I've decided to split into two blogs - a public one for my hobbies and projects, and a private one for family stuff. I think I've settled onto a concept for the public one, but I'm still working on a name for the private one. Any ideas?

Anyway, if you're still checking in on me here, stay tuned! There are some big changes coming soon, and I think you're going to like them!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013


We're still alive here (very alive), and it still won't let me load pictures! Still trying . . .

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Happy little flower girl!

Let's try this again . . . it worked! Or sort of worked, at least we got two pictures up. Alaina was SO excited to be a flower girl for Uncle Kenny & Aunt Emily! She did a wonderful job too! Here she is in all her finery.

I think we'll be playing wedding for quite some time!

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Frustration & Photos

Does anyone know what to do when your blog won't upload pictures? Every time I try I get this message: "Server returned an invalid response"


Tonight I finally got it to accept some pictures . . . one at a time. Well, better than nothing! The first picture was not recent, but this one is! James at 6mo:

Now it won't let me load any more! If you know what to do, leave me a comment! I'll try again later . . .

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Cuteness Update

A certain Aunt has (rightly) complained of blog-neglect. There were extenuating circumstances . . . yes, there were. But now tis time to update.

Since the complaint was directly related to a lack of James-ness, here are some mug shots of our almost six month old Mr. Smiley.

Dangerous looks aside, Alaina really does love her brothers!

This is something we're not going to see anymore - James has moved to the Big Baby Crib!