Thursday, December 29, 2011

Lillie gave us a special treat during the week leading up to Christmas...she rolled over...TWICE!!! I'll let her explain.
Hi family, it's me Lillie Joy. Sorry I've been absent for a while...I've been busy keeping Mommy busy. It's been good for least I think so. Anyway, as Mommy told ya I rolled over. The family got all excited, crowded around me smiling, laughing and cheering. Not too sure why. Honestly I didn't even know I did anything special until the family started acting all crazy. And all for what? Me rolling on to my belly. Didn't they know it was uncomfortable...and a little scary!! But anything to make the family smile right?

The second time I rolled over I had been comfortably asleep in my nice warm crib. Something stirred me from my comfort and I awoke to find myself On.My.Belly.Again.
I was not happy.
I let everyone know about it too! I screamed at the top of my lungs...I was just trying to let everyone know that I had done something great and screaming seemed the best way to do it. Seriously though, this tummy thing isn't really all it's cracked up to be. I hate it actually-haven't rolled since that crib incident. Not sure I want to do it anymore. Do you know it's harder to see while laying on your tummy...even breathing is harder!!

Anyway, not much else is happening. Just busy keeping Mommy busy! What a life!! Thanks for visiting me. Come back soon!

Love to all of you!


Sharing our Christmas with YOU!

Here are some picture from our Christmas. We couldn't be together so maybe this is the next best thing?!! Enjoy!!
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Wednesday, December 21, 2011

A sweet gift for a sweet chef.

We recently found a wooden kitchen for our preschooler that we are going to sand down and paint. To go with that gift I have made this little chef's set. I found it here. It is quite easy to sew and turned out very cute! The tutorial is easy to follow so if you're so inclined try it out for yourself!

Can't wait for her to see them!! I'll post a picture of her in these after Christmas some time.

So, what's on your last minute gift giving list?


So she opened the gifts and LOVED them!! Check her out!!

So yes, they were bigger than I thought they would be. I knew they'd be big but I wanted the big girls to be able to use them too. I need to add some velcro to the back of the chef's hat so that I can adjust the size (I was waiting until she opened it to do that so I could add in a sufficient amount. The apron is just plain big but I have enough fabric to make another...I should have guessed that one cause she is so tiny for her age!

Also you can see from the pictures that we haven't found the time to sand and paint the kitchen set. Did I ever mention that life is busy with 5 kids, homeschooling, ministry and running (sort of  :/) a home? We'll get to it. Littlest actually wants blue. I'm thinking of something very soft but that's a project for another time...soon hopefully!

Anyway, these turned out so adorable!! Check out the tutorial!!

Lovin' Learnin'

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Monday, November 7, 2011

For Sale

With the addition of baby #5 the amount of space in our home has quickly shrunk (I didn't even think it could shrink anymore!!) Since I have been a lover of books and buying them I have TONS of books that hubby sweetly suggests we can let go of. Honestly you have no idea how hard it has been to let some of these go. My girls kept saying, "Mom, we have too many, we don't need that one." Sigh, it has to be done-for the sake of our sanity and orderliness in the home. So, all of the following are for sale.

Since I need these gone asap and I LOVE a good deal all books are priced as follows (unless otherwise noted):

Paperbacks -.50 cents
Hardbacks - 1.00

That's it! You can click on the slideshow below to be taken to the web album. Thanks for looking!! Email me with any questions. Shipping will be calculated at actual shipping cost.

I will be adding more later this week so check back! And if the picture is still there then the book is still available!

Lovin' Learnin'

Saturday, November 5, 2011

We share with you a little of Ari's special day!!! Love you Ari!!!
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Monday, October 24, 2011

Bowling Slideshow

Here is a slideshow of some pics from Sam's b-day bowling night. Enjoy.
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Sam's 6th b-day

So this was Sam's year to have a bday party. Actually his year was last year but we didn't get around to doing anything. I just happened to win a giveaway for some party supplies back in March and let him pick out what he wanted so that we could actually do one this year. He chose a Lego theme. 

I had spent hours looking up ideas for a Lego party and planned to do all sorts of things; I even started on some of it before the baby was born so that I would have a good amount done when she got here. Well, life was too crazy before and after her birth so I didn't get what I had planned done. (Could have used some group help on this thing this year.) :(

Anyway, time was quickly passing and I knew that I had to do something so I went with very simple decorations (see the gigantic Lego man? That's about the most of it) but it turned out quite nice.

Made him a b-day shirt to wear too!!

It was just us with the Youth Pastor's family.

Here they all are!!

I tried so hard to make a cool looking/semi-professional cake. But it didn't turn out that way. I ran out of green icing and poor Jer went to Bi-Lo at 11:30 on a work night to pick up some more food coloring. I almost didn't use this cake but when I asked Sam about it in the a.m. he said it was cool so I sucked it up and used it anyway. It was tasty even though it wasn't nice to look at. Someday I'll get better at frosting these things!

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He got a Cars color changing kit thing. Cool. Very cool.

We also went bowling....I'll post picks of those later. It was cute seeing all those littles in tiny bowling shoes!!! 

 Happy 6th birthday Bud! We love ya.

Wish list...

I just got an email from Toys-R-Us and their video games and accessories are all on sale. Go here. This particular sale lasts until the 29th. 

So if anyone is actually out there reading this and you are interested in purchasing anything on the list check it out. 

Seriously, is anyone out there, besides Lisa? Her comments are everywhere!! :) Thanks Leese!!!


Sunday, October 23, 2011

What makes us smile.

Get this crazy bow off of me!
Adorable shoes!! Given to us for FREE!
Hey how'd this one get in here? Certainly doesn't make us smile!

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Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Gift ideas!!!!

Just added wishlists to the kid's pages. Check them out for gift ideas if you'd like.