On the way to church we got the news that Ben's Grandfather passed away a few minutes before in his sleep. We will be with family for the next few days so I probably won't be here much. My mother-in-law, Martha, could really use your prayers (as well as her brother and sister). I've never lost a parent but I can imagine this is going to be very hard for her.... Please keep us in your prayers for the next few days. See you soon.
Sunday, June 28, 2009
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
I had some extra kids over yesterday and it was so hot outside that they had to come up with an indoor activity....we decided on open mic. They used the hearth as a stage and we put chairs around for the audience. Oh I love Summer games!
Monday, June 22, 2009
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
Maddie "needed" a dress made from this fairy fabric last weekend. You know how girls just need things from time to time....ya, that's how she needed this. So I made her this little dress that was inspired by this one from Chasing Fireflies....I just LOVE their stuff, but it's usually a little too fruffy for my girls (and yes, fruffy is a word here and it means frilly or gaudy in case you didn't know. LOL!). It's kinda funny because these fruffy dresses look great on the girls in the catalogue, but on my girls they look way too over-the-top. I really do like how our version came out, it's girly and a little frilly but still has that simplicity that I love. My camera wasn't liking all this hot humid air so it kept fogging up on me....fun.....but when I saw the pictures I thought the fog made it look a little more fairyish (another great word that I may or may not have just made up). Maddie was a little grumpy this morning too, which was just one more thing that made me think this was not going to be a successful photo shoot, but then I thought the grumpy pictures were cute.
Thursday, June 18, 2009
He finally came last night, and he is just beautiful! Mama and baby are happy and healthy. He weighed 8lbs and 5 oz and was 20 1/2" long. It always amazes me how you can love someone instantly! Little Abe had me at the first glance! I can't wait to take him on adventures and tell him stories! I love being an aunt!