Thursday, May 27, 2010

For Naomi

I have been wanting to post this for a while but wanted the gift to be a secret until it was received.  My brother and his sweet wife are expecting their first baby the end of June and I made this great little quilt for her.  I finished it a month or so ago but finally got it into the mail last week so that they could get it before she had her baby shower.  Love ya guys!!
The front.  Momma doesn't like pink so much so she asked for purple. I love  how it turned out!
I love how it looks all washed and puckered up.
This is the first time that I did a pieced back (it was a technique that I saw online a lot),  but I really like it and will do it again.
I can't wait to meet you this summer sweet baby Naomi.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Playing in the Sun

With the sun finally shining and the rain gone (for now) we were the headquarters for a fun afternoon.  The kiddos had a blast playing out in the yard with their buddies.
I totally loved this pic.  Natalie was using the calculator as a phone. What a girl!!!


Last night was Austin's last Pack Meeting here in VA.  He and I worked really hard (now I know why they recognize Mothers when the boys reach new levels) so that he could get his Wolf.  He was really excited but I could not get a good pic out of him to save his life.  So I sewed the patches on his uniform and took some this afternoon in his new Bear Scout uniform.  
Lewis gave him a pocket knife to celebrate.
Austin was not sure the best way to display his knife for a picture :)
I totally love this boy!

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Last VA Pics

Yesterday I took my last set of pictures here in VA, at Burke Lake.  

Ashley - 10
Austin - 8
Katie - 6
Natalie - 1

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Happy Mother's Day

A Mother's Prayer

Help me dear Lord, as a mother, I pray 
And bless these hands folded in prayer today; 
May they be ever strong as they guide, as they teach, 
Being never too far for a child to reach. 
May they never, with selfishness, try to dissuade, 
Nor too quickly punish, nor too slowly aid. 
May they point out the pleasures in laughter and song, 
And may they show, wisely, the right from the wrong, 
So that one day I'll know that I've helped all I can 
To make her a woman, to make him a man.

Love you Mom, Evalee,Grandma Kathy, Big Grandma, Anna, Emily, Elisha, Kristen, and Lydia.


Quick note to all.  In the next few weeks I will be going nuts packing and purging the extra junk from my home in preparation for our upcoming move.  I will most likely not have more than one or two more posts till we get to Oklahoma in June. Love you all!


Okay, like I need to be completely insane prior to our move; we have added Jenny to our family.  She is a great little pup that we rescued.   She is so tiny and sweet that I am not loosing my mind yet.  Even Lewis loves her :)
I added this picture so that you could see how little she is.  (We had to buy her a cat collar which isn't so bad since it has a little bell on it we always know where she is)  Supposedly she will not get any bigger than about 7lbs.  I love that wirey hair.
How can you not love that sweet face?!