Friday, October 30, 2009

cute little four eyes

you may have noticed in my last post that Brielle is wearing glasses... Yes, my not even 1 year old baby girl needs to wear glasses. This is something that I have kind of deep feelings about. Why such deep feelings about glasses? Well, I myself had to wear glasses at a young age- I clearly remember getting my glasses- I was so proud of them and I loved wearing them. I remember I even had a pair of snoopy glasses that I thought were so super cool! Until I heard a lady telling my mom that I would be so cute if it weren't for those glasses. I was devastated! My beautiful new glasses made me NOT CUTE?! After that I didn't really love them quite so much. When I finally got contacts at 11 years old it was a whole new world for me! I finally felt like my glasses didn't define who I was. Now my sweet baby girl is going to go through the same experiences as I did. And the funny thing is I think her glasses make her even cuter to me!

pumpkin traditions

Last night we had our annual pumpkin carving tradition!
What fun!! This year we had a lil pumpkin crawling around under the
table while we did our carving :o)

Paige drew her design all by herself and then we carved it out for her

And tylia did all of her own designing and carving- all by herself!

Brielle wasn't sure what all the fuss was about with these big orange things...

was she supposed to eat them??

NOPE! tastes kinda yucky!
We had fun carving our pumpkins, and now the girls are so excited for trick or treating!
Happy Halloween everyone!

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

paper crazy!!

I've been making cards and other paper crafting stuff for the artisian fair for the past week or two... I'm in the middle of a paper frenzy and loving it! my fingers are stained with ink and I have bits of paper glued to my jeans, but this is the life!

These are just a few of the cards that I've made... For some reason I'm stuck on baby cards, can't seem to stop making them!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


I've been in such a crafty mood lately... and for me that means scrapbooking,
mostly! I made this page using this weeks sketch from 52 sketches, 52 weeks.

She's our little bit of sweetness- we could just eat her up!!

The pics were taken by Sharla.

Saturday, October 17, 2009

today is a special day!

Today is Paiges 6th birthday!!
We don't have any special plans- we already had
her birthday party, and had cupcakes at school.
So today is just our family. We'll bake a
cake later today. She wanted to open her
presents as soon as she woke up, so we let her :o)

Lord, please be with my daughter today
and every day, for the rest of her life.
Please protect her from harm and keep her safe in Your arms.
I know You love her even more than I do!
May she always know you and love you, too.
In Jesus precious name, Amen.
This is the day that The Lord has made,
let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Friday, October 16, 2009

my favorites

Karen inspired me to make a photo journaling picture... thing-

mine is different, but still inspired by hers :o)

they're in no specific order, I promise :o)
By the way, how ddoes everyone get their pics bigger on their blogs- I can't seem to figure it out?? Mine are all so teeny tiny, even set at the largest setting... ggrr, computers

Monday, October 12, 2009

It's here!

Every year I wait to see something in my neighborhood. Its a sure sign of fall and
when I see it I can't help but smile! Its this right here...

And I had to add this picture here...

I love the color of the pumpkins against our newly painted door... so festive!
I'm loving this time of year, just like always! Its my favorite, and sadly it lasts
the least amount of time. Its the one season I don't get tired of by the time its over!

Happy Fall everyone!!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Gods sketch

This weekend I was able to finally get some scrapbooking done- it's my therapy, my stress reliever, my addiction! I actually finished 3 pages! Thats pretty good for me- I'm a very slow scrapper. I was working on one page with a sketch (from 52 sketches, 52 weeks) and as I was working I was thinking that our lives are like the sketch. We start out with an idea of what our life will or should look like, and as we go through different circumstances and situations our life is altered from the original "sketch" we had in mind. Sometimes we don't even recognize what we originally started with! God is in control of our "sketch", and he knows what our finished masterpiece will look like (I'm not calling my scrapbook pages masterpieces, by the way!). He knows the plans he has for us, and how it will shape our lives, even as we're struggling against it because its not in OUR plans. Anyways I hope that makes sense... Its so hard for me to put my thoughts into words sometimes.

And heres one of the pages I finished- the pics were from last fall-
ya I'm just a little behind :o)

Jeremiah 29:11
For I know the plans I have for you, declares The Lord,
plans to prosper you and not to harm you. Plans to give
you a hope and a future.