Friday, September 25, 2009

Thank you (from Vi)

Violet has been blessed with many sweet and thoughtful gifts. I just had to share these two in particular. First, my auntie knit these sweet booties for her in the perfect color, violet of course! She also made her a little blanket which is extra special because I still have the blanket she made me from my own birth. Second, Jamie sent her this amazing doll that big sister Sydney keeps trying to claim.

Thank you for blessing my littlest babe.

Thursday, September 24, 2009


Marissa and I started making these large hexagons for a blanket before completely understanding how we were going to put them all together. It all turned out okay but that middle section keeps bugging me. I think in the future I would change it just a bit. The hexagons were fun to crochet and Shane kept teasing that I was making a giant doily. In the end each one was probably four feet across. The whole blanket all together will fit a king-size bed I think. This was made for a dear friend who was married this past Sunday. Sydney was their flower girl.

Victoria and Gary we hope you enjoy the blanket for years to come. May God bless your marriage abundantly!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

I want this....

I have long admired the beautiful prints from Ashley over at Kitty Genius. This print set instantly made it to my wish list. I just wish I had a good excuse to purchase it. As it is we don't have enough wall space to hang all the artwork, painting, and prints we have for the girls' room. BUT if anybody can think of a good reason let me know. ;)

Tuesday, September 22, 2009


We have been busy around here lately trying to soak up the last bits of summer. I am definitely ready for fall to come with the cooler weather, celebrations and traditions, and a more predictable daily routine (hopefully). Until all those things settle in though we are still rushing around BBQ-ing, playing outside when it's not too hot, and making weekend trips to see friends and family. In the hopes of getting back into that routine I have been trying to spend a little time each day with Sydney working on words or letter sounds or beginning mathematics skills. Here are some flashcards we made together. Sydney picked a book she wanted to learn to read and we picked some words out for her to learn. Then I added a couple of my own too. We will see how she does; right now she knows what all twelve say so she has the tendency to just guess the words.

Hope everybody's getting ready for the season change too because I am praying it's a cold one.

Friday, September 18, 2009

2 Months Old

Yesterday Violet turned 2 months old. How time flies. It seems like we are still adjusting to being a family of four and yet when I pause and look around everybody seems adjusted except me. I am still amazed each time I look at my girls and think of what an awesome responsibility God has given Shane and me. They are such amazing girls; His creations!

Vi is learning all kinds of new little things these days. It is as if she wants to remind me each day that she is growing up already. This was her earlier in the week giving us a show of facial expressions and smiles to start our day. How can I not feel incredibly blessed? She is wonderful!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Orange Pound Cake

(8:00pm) Mmmmm....that looks good. Do we have all the ingredients?

(10:00pm) Yummy! This is GOOD.

Orange Pound Cake from Barefoot Contessa