Monday, September 28, 2009

Hudson Phoenix

Recently I was asked to make birth announcements for this
little cutie pie- I was honored to be chosen
to help introduce him to the world.
I always am- theres just something special about
baby announcements that I love to make.
Babies are such a blessing,
how can you not believe in the power and
wonder of God when you look at their precious little faces?
I didn't post the one that Hudsons mom chose,
but I liked the bright colors in this one.
Every good and perfect gift is from above
James 1:17

Thursday, September 24, 2009

I give thanks...

I give thanks for the coffee stain on my counter...

it means my husband went to work this morning.

I give thanks for the soggy cereal in my sink....

it means my girls have food to eat.

I give thanks for the 4 loads of laundry I did yesterday....

it means we have clothing to wear, and water

and electricity to launder them.

I give thanks for the constant messes I have to clean up...

it means my girls are busy, healthy and happy-

and that we have a roof over our heads.

I give thanks- I give thanks to my Lord, my God...

He has blessed me with so much!

Give thanks to the LORD for He is good... His love endures forever. Psalm 118:1

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

a box of cards

I've been working on a birthday gift for someone...
her birthday was almost a month ago and its almost done-
thats pretty good for me! I'm working on the box that these
cards and several others will go in... its one of my favorite gifts
to make! Hopefully she'll like it :-)

Maybe it'll get finished today!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

free play

Last weekend we brought the girls to the mall,
and they played in the little play area...
they had lots of fun and it was free!

they love those cars- you'd have thought they were really

moving by the expression on brielle's face!

Well, the two younger girls had lots of fun...
Tylia is getting a little old
to be satisfied with that kind of free fun!
But she had a little bit of fun, too-
even if she wouldn't admit it :)

These days we're all about having "free fun"!

Although we did get ice cream cones, so it wasn't

completely free- but worth it!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

their first day

I'm so excited... school has started! I love this
time of year... with fall just around the corner,
school started and back to the weekly routine!
This year we had two school girls.
Tylia started 3rd grade... I can't believe it!
She's getting so big. She told me that
this year she wants to be "more in style"!
She's growing up way too fast!
And Paige started Kindergarten! She
did so well- she loved school!
She met a friend and loves
her teacher :o)
Here she was, all lined up and ready to
walk to her classroom! She waved happily
at me and Brielle as we waited to watch
her march along with the rest of her
classmates behind the teacher like
little ducklings (I always get a kick out of
seeing the little kindergartners-
they look so teeny tiny!).
I felt so sorry for the little guy in front
of her- he just sobbed all the way into
the classroom! Poor kid!
Even though its only for a few hours a day
(Paige goes half days), I think I'm going
to enjoy having only one baby at home!
Hopefully I don't get bored... but I'm hoping
to start getting more scrapbooking done :o)

Thursday, September 10, 2009

the red door

I've always LOVED the look of different colored doors on houses... like a green door on a white house or a red door on a brown house. I've been bugging my sweet, overworked hubby to paint our door red for the past year, but he just never had the time. I finally started hinting that I might just do it myself... and suddenly he decided he might have enough time! So in one day he painted our plain boring white door a beautiful barn red- I'm loving it! we decided to replace the shiny brass hardware while we were painting. The final look is just what I had in mind.

this is the best 'before' picture I could find... it makes me laugh because it was
only taken a year ago and my girls look so different already!

And here is the after picture! It looks a little orange in this photo... in real life
its slightly more red. and of course theres our sweetie pie in the pic, too!

we've had a busy week... school started!! our oldest started on wednesday and our
second starts kindergarten tomorrow... traditional 'first day of school' photos coming soon!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Kasens first birthday

On Sunday afternoon we celebrated my nephew Kasens first birthday...
he's such a cutie pie! We just love him to pieces!
I love the expression on his face in this pic- its so typical of him!
Mmmmm- he loved his cake!

opening his presents... maybe a little overwhelming!

This is one of the gifts we gave him.
I made it using my awesome new scrapbooking toy, my cricut!

Happy first birthday, Kasen!! We love you sooo much and pray that
you will be blessed in all your years to come!