Thursday, November 19, 2009

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas...
Ok, so it's actually been looking like Christmas since September if you've visited a Hobby Lobby or Wal-Mart. I really don't like to get started too early but I wanted to get some things posted in time for Christmas orders. I love this time of year and so far this is one of my favorite pics. This was taken at Carlton's with Santa (aka- Mr. Delbert). He is my second favorite Santa Claus ever. Poppy will always be my favorite, and the best, because he really was such a Santa at heart.
Last month I turned...30! Don't worry, no emotional breakdowns in the near future. I was actually really excited. Josh threw me an awesome surprise party and I was also given a wonderful new sewing machine. I can now monogram and do custom appliques. The new machine will actually allow me to program an applique and let the machine do all the work. I may do that in the future, but for right now, I enjoy designing and cutting my own appliques. I am still learning the monogramming part. There are several fun fonts that I still need to put on my machine. It's a process and I am doing my best to learn how to do everythin the right way so that I can provide people with a quality product. As always, everything is handmade and custom. I can work with you if you have a design in mind or we can start from scratch to come up with something completely unique to your child.
Please don't think I've forgotten about Thanksgiving! I have so much to be thankful for, it would be awful of me not to mention the many blessings bestowed upon me daily. God has been so faithful to me and has supplied me with a life that is far beyond anything I could have hoped for. I thank God for all of those blessings and it is my wish that all of you have a very happy Thanksgiving, followed by a wonderful Christmas!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Getting Crafty

OK, so it's been a while since I've posted anything crafty. The holiday season is fast approaching (at least that's what Hobby Lobby would like me to believe) and I'm feeling creative! I made Sophie's nap mat and bag for school this year and they turned out so adorable (see pics). I also made the girls matching Bearcat shirts for the Cullman Blackout Game last Friday night. The shirts will be back this year and I'm currently working on some new designs. I'll also be adding some new Christmas items for the home. Still working on those ideas as well. Let me know if you have anything you'd like for me to work on. I love a challenge!

Nap mat laid out with matching appliqued blanket.

Folded and tied with lime green and brown polka dot ribbon.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Happy Birthday Baby!!!

One year ago today I was preparing to go to the hospital and deliver baby #3, our precious Livi. I can't believe how fast this year has gone by. What a blessing she has been! We celebrated her birthday Sunday by throwing her a luau birthday bash. We had a great time even though it was crazy hot outside. Tons of friends and family showed up to help us wish Livi a very happy first birthday.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

April Already?!?

WOW! I can't believe it's April and I haven't updated since January. We've been a bit busy and the blog took a backseat. We have been busy with basketball, baseball, ballet, babies, and busting our humps running. We've also been to Disney World and celebrated Easter. I'll have to blog those separately though. Way too many pics to share this time.

Walker finished up basketball and now we are on to baseball. Yay! My favorite sport season! We're 1-1 for the season so far. Walker's batting average is 1,000 right now. Woo hoo!

Sophie is preparing for her first (and last) Spring Show with her dance company. She looks too cute in her dance costumes. Too bad she doesn't enjoy it more. She'd much rather be hunting for bugs in the backyard. Preferably while wearing the very expensive dance costumes.

Livi has also been very busy. She spends her time eating paper products and looking for electrical outlets without safety covers. She's also crawling at a lightening fast pace and pulling up on everything. She still won't drink from a bottle or a sippy. She is eating real food though. Baby steps, right?

Josh and I have been running...A LOT! You could even say it's become a bit of an obsession. We ran in the Bloomin' Festival 5K this weekend. It was our first race together. We both came in 2nd in our age brackets. (Don't ask how many people were in our brackets) We have at least three more races coming up in the next few weeks.

We were also honored and blessed to be named the godparents of Miss Emily Jane Long. She was born January 24, 2009 to Jeremy and Michelle. She is absolutely precious and adored by many. April, Allison, Mama, and I hosted a Sip and See in their honor in March. She was so well-behaved. She didn't mind being passed around and the ride to and from B'ham didn't seem to bother her either. What a doll!

Emily Jane Long

Monday, January 5, 2009

Happy New Year!

Another Christmas has come and gone (very quickly)! We had a very busy Christmas season and the kids were overwhelmed, as always, by the generosity of their family (especially their grandmothers), friends and Santa. This was Livi's first Christmas and she thoroughly enjoyed the decorations, lights and eating wrapping paper.

We are now preparing for our trip to Walt Disney World! It is my absolute most favorite place on Earth. I have now spread my love/obsession for Disney to Josh. Patti (Granna) and Bonnie (Baba) will both be going with us again. We are so blessed to have moms that would willingly go to WDW with us and our threee kids for a week. Posted are some pics from previous trips to Disney. This year we will be celebrating Sophie's 4th birthday while we are there. She has no idea that she's having her birthday while we are on vacation. She'll be getting a princess makeover at the Bibbidi Bobbidi Boutique and then having brunch at Cinderella's castle. I am so excited!!! For her, I'm so excited for her.