Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Rest in Peace Daddy...

It has been a long month... My dad, Thomas Hailey lost his battle to cancer on March 28th at 9:45am. He was able to stay in his home, with family, hospice and hired nurses to care for him. My brother and I were able to be with him when he left, and I am so thankful that God gave us this opportunity to be with him. I am comforted by knowing he didn't suffer, and went peacefully. 

Here is my Dad's obituary..

Thomas E. Hailey, 64 of Mayville, lost his courageous battle to cancer on Thursday, March 28, 2013 at his home in Mayville.

A funeral service for Thomas will take place on Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013 at 4 p.m. at Christian Life Fellowship with the Rev. David Koch officiating. A visitation will take place on Tuesday at the church from 2 p.m. until the time of the service at 4 p.m. 

Thomas E Hailey was born July 15, 1948 in Los Angeles, CA. Adopted son of James and Kathleen Hailey.

Tom was a dedicated man to everything he was involved in. He worked at UWM for over 30 years, as business manager. He was an avid Packer and Badgers fan. He loved going to the casino and playing poker. Most of all he loved his family, and spending time together. Tom also attended Christian Life Fellowship.

He married Bernice Wenninger (nee Trott) on January 13, 2006.

He is survived by his wife Bernice, son James Armstrong, son Ryan (Tanya) Hailey and daughter Tiffany (Nathaniel) Cummings. Stepchildren: Shirley Crass, Caroline (Donn) Yetka, Roy (Sherry) Wenninger, Lee (Angie) Wenninger and Jamie (Shaun) Webber, 21 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. He is further survived by his step mother Joan (Bill) Kresge, 4 sisters, 2 sister in laws and 3 brother in laws. 
Further survived by other relatives and friends.

Tom was preceded in death by his Parents,& son Thomas Jr.

***Special thanks for the loving care from everyone at Hillside Home/Care Hospice.

Rest in Peace Dad, until we meet again, I love you...

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Eli's 1st Birthday Party!

Even though Eli won't be One until Friday, we celebrated Today! We had his birthday party with close friends and family... it was a lot of fun... Below are some of the pictures from his Bunny Party!

The Birthday Throne!

Pin the tail on the bunny!

Ducky Punch!

Photo Wall

Table Decorations!



Balloon Weight

Our Family!


Peace and God Bless,


Friday, February 22, 2013

Snowy Days...

So, on this snowy day we baked, go figure.. right!

Today we made butterfly sugar cookies! The boys even helped me frost them... 

Then I sent them out to play in the fresh snow!

My sweet little Eli... playtime!

Kaden Frosting!

Cameron Frosting!

Finished Product!

Playing in the snow... burning up some energy!

Until Next Time... God Bless and Take Care,

Thursday, February 21, 2013

1/2 day of School=Craft Time!

So, today was a half day at school... So my house was filled today! On every half day of school we make some sort of craft for the upcoming holiday or season... Today was Easter! The kids had a pretty good time, and even with a migraine I was able to pull off craft time with 3 little boys! 

Here is a look at what we did:

We had a little down time to just "color" Here is my sweet boy, Cameron!

 Here are the bunnies I did to show the boys!

Here are the bunnies the boys did, in order: Kaden, Owen and then Cameron.. he wanted really Big ears!

Here is a look at the ducks we did!

All proudly displayed on the door or should I say "make shift bulletin board!"

Kaden got his homework done, while I was baking cookies... go figure!

Finished product: Toffee Chip Cookies, not too bad!

Overall we had a pretty productive day! Stay tuned tomorrow... we are baking again, this time Sugar Cookie Butterflies! Nothing beats a snowstorm like a warm kitchen, and flour on your apron! 

Take Care,

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Best Sugar Cookie Ever!

So, we made the Best cookies today! Finally after many years of searching and baking, I found the best rolled out sugar cookie! Below is the recipe!

Sugar Cookie:

1 1/2 Cups of Butter (soft)
3 Cups of White Sugar
4 Eggs
2 Teaspoon Vanilla
5 Cups All Purpose Flour
2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
1 Teaspoon Salt

1. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in flour, baking powder and salt (with a spoon) Cover and chill overnight!

2. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Roll out dough on a floured surface. Cut into shapes. Place on cookie sheets. I sprayed mine with Pam first.

3. Bake for 6-8 minutes, Cool Completely! I baked mine for 7, and they were perfect!


1 Cup Powdered Sugar
2 Teaspoons Milk
2 Teaspoons Light Corn Syrup
1/4 Teaspoon Almond Extract
Food Coloring (optional)

1. In a small bowl stir together powered sugar and milk, until smooth. Beat in corn syrup and almond extract until icing is smooth and glossy. If icing is too thick, add more corn syrup.

2. Divide into separate bowls if more than one color. You can either dip, paint or frost cookies!

*I needed 4 batches of frosting for about 50 cookies!

Here are a few photos of today!

Enjoy! The Cookies are Great!

My Big Helper!



Monday, January 21, 2013


So today was a day of projects!

With the kids not being in school today, and the bitter cold we landed our butts at the table and made some cute Valentine's Day projects!

The kids had fun, and to be honest so did I! We all played with glue, colored with markers, cut out hearts and ate popcorn!

Here are the projects we did today!


Wow.. how time flies. The holidays were busy as always, and then we took a quick family vacation to the Dells. Nate has been doing a lot of traveling for work lately, so we try to spend as much time as possible "making memories" for our kids! Currently he is in Canada, with about -30 degrees... 

Here are a few photos from the holidays!