Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Charity Auction Album

I was asked by a close friend if I'd be willing to donate an item to a charity auction that she was helping to coordinate. The auction will be held to raise money for a non-profit group that assists with transitional housing for victims of domestice violence. I decided I'd create a 10-20 page family themed, premade 8x8 album. Here's the first page:

Wish me luck with this project. I started it over three weeks ago now and this is all I've been able to do so far! Fortunately, I have another few weeks to get it all finished :0)

Monday, April 21, 2008

Baby dolls and Bubble mowers

Yesterday after church, we all went out and about to pick up a couple of things for the kiddos. While we were out, Nate decided that his little princess NEEDED a baby doll ;0)! So we wandered down the doll isle of our Walmart and found Beanie her very first baby doll! We immediately named the baby "Yosh" after one of the funny little "words" Bean says all the time.

I didn't think that it would be that big of a hit to her, but she held on to that little doll for the entire rest of the afternoon! We'd ask her "can I hold your baby?" and she'd just pull her in and hug her tighter. I thought I was going to melt into a big puddle right there in the middle of the store! Could she be any cuter?! I ended up carrying Bean, who carried Yosh, throughout the store as we finished our shopping. :0)

Yesterday must've been "Daddy-impulse-shops-for-the-wee-ones Day" or something, because Sammy also scored a new bubble mower! Lucky kids! He had been asking for his own "wan mower" for quite some time now and Daddy just couldn't put it off any longer! Here's my cute little landscaper in action!

Saturday, April 19, 2008

Faithbooking Challenge #3 "Spring"

I just finished up with the faithbooking class that I teach every month and as always had a wonderful time with everyone who attended. What a great group of women! I feel truly blessed to lead the group each month, thank you ladies!

These are the pages that we created during the class:

We didn't really have a specific theme this time but I just felt led to have something with a springy feel to it and this is what I came up with! The pictures are from Bean's birthday photo shoot and were the perfect fit for the pages. It's such a blessing to see our little one grow!

The journaling reads: “I will pour out my Spirit on your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants. They will spring up like grass in a meadow, like poplar trees by flowing streams.” Isaiah 44:3b-4 NIV

I'd love to see what you're inspired to create based on this challenge's theme! When you're ready to share, just leave a comment with a link to your blog where your project is posted!

Friday, April 18, 2008

Photo Friday Challenge #8 "snooze"

For this week's photo challenge, find a favorite pic that features someone taking a snooze! Be sure to leave a comment with a link to your blog once you've posted your pic for the challenge!

Here's mine:

I've been so busy the past few weeks that all I can think about at the end of each day is how badly I could've used a nap! Apparently, Bean could also use one! She was so tired after dinner last night that she fell asleep on the floor before we even had the chance to put her jammies on for bed!

Hello again!

Wow! I just realized that it's been 2 weeks since I last updated my blog! Well, never fear I'm back! I've been busy with redesigning the look of my website, working on upcoming class projects and getting started with my booth at the local farmer's market. Busy, busy, busy! But I should have some really cool stuff to share here, so be sure to check back!

Friday, April 4, 2008

Happy 13th Birthday Taylor! & Photo Friday Challenge #7

In honor of our beautiful daughter's 13th birthday, my photo challenge for this week is "Happy Birthday!" Find a favorite birthday photo to share! Remember to leave a comment here with a link to your blog once you've posted your photo for the week. Have fun!

This is Taylor on her 2nd birthday and it is such a perfect representation of her at that time. She's got a crown on her head and she just KNOWS she's a princess at this point! She's also got a fist full of ham, which she refused to put down even for a second so we could take a picture of her. When Taylor was a toddler, I swear she survived on a steady diet of Juicy-Juice juice boxes, cheese flavored goldfish crackers and ham (pronounced HAM-MUH). It's funny because she evidently got her fill of ham for the remainder of her lifetime in while she was a little one, because she HATES it now!