My Family

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Play Dates

Today was a very nice day. Rossie and her gang came over as well as my sister-in-law with my nephew and niece. My house was buzzing with kids and messes and I couldn't have been happier! I think that today was a symbol of the sad end to play dates with our very dearest of friends Rossie, Gabby, Abraham, Ezra, Tinker Bell and Sophie and perhaps a new beginning to more play dates and another friendship with my sister-in-law. We had a rough start to our relationship...not ideal circumstances. I never thought that there would be a day when we would call each other friends. Over the last 6 years we have grown and we have had an opportunity to get to know each other. Today I found a new friend in my sister-in-law. As I spend more time with her I get to know her better and in that time I realize that she is another woman like me. She is a mom of 2 adorable children, but nonetheless a SAHM of 2 little ones and as we all know that can be trying at times, she is a woman who needs a friend to talk to, a woman who deserves time to herself once or twice a decade, a woman who loves her children and respects her husband, I guess plain and simply a MOM... just like me. We all have our glorious moments and our not so glorious moments...we are moms and that in itself is a sisterhood. I am happy to call her my friend. I love my niece and nephew with all of my heart and I LOVE being an Auntie!!! God works in mysterious ways, but He ALWAYS has His ways!!! I am looking forward to what the future will will only get better from here! So thank you to Rossie, Gabby, Abraham, Ezra, Tinker Bell (Isabelle), Sophie, Jill, Andrew and Samantha for sharing such a wonderful day with me!! I love you all and I am going to dearly miss you Rossie (this is a whole other post)!!!

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Valentines Day

I am so very blessed. I stand in amazement almost every day as I look at my family and everything else around me that God has blessed me with. There was a day when I never thought that I would be in this place. It is only by the grace of God...

So last night Pete and I celebrated Valentines Day. It wasn't anything fancy, a home cooked meal, a movie on tv and a quiet house. It was very nice hanging out just the two of us. We have been needing this time together lately...our hectic lives have been wearing on us both. So after our wonderful night alone we picked the kids up this afternoon and took them to lunch at the Roadhouse Grill, YUM!! Then we all went bowling, which was a BLASt!! Ryan actually bowled 2 strikes....the bumpers helped his overall score, but had nothing to do with the strikes. He amazes me everyday...they all amaze me everyday. I am thankful for days like these, the memories that they create, the things that they remind us of, and the closeness that they bring within the family. I couldn't have asked for a better day! To my husband and my kids...I love you guys more than I will ever be able to put into words...everyday you guys make me want to be at my best!

Friday, February 6, 2009


Ok, so I am pretty sure that my husband thinks that I got sucked into the sewing machine. I barely poke my head over the top of it anymore. I am having so much fun making dresses and skirts and baby sets and headbands and everything else. I finally got some more pics downloaded to my computer so I just had to post them.

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Dresses and Skirts...

LOVE THEM!!! I finished my first dress today AND I made Skyler a skirt. I am so excited. It feels so very good to make something that is pretty and functional!! I couldn't get my picture of the skirt to come out, but the dress picture came out allright. Pictures DEFINATELY do not do them justice. I can't wait to make another one!!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

Sewing Fun

Ok....I decided that I needed to get a sewing machine and learn how to use it. My next crafting adventure. The moment I mentioned obtaining a sewing machine my friend/neighbor said "I have one...brand new in the box...never been used. YEAH!!! I want it! So she gave it to me and my other friend, Rossie, bless her heart has taught me SO many things in the months that I have known her. She also taught me how to operate my sewing machine as well as giving me lessons on making these beautiful baby sets and a couple of other patterns too. I am so excited to be able to produce such cute stuff!! I am having sew much fun...LOL! Ok so I'm a dork. Anywho just wanted to share. I have more sets, but I can't download anymore pics right now so they will have to wait. THANK YOU ROSSIE!! I also want to say that God has brought me the most amazing sister in Rossie and I am so very blessed each and every day that she is a part of our lives. I don't think that I can ever put into words what her family has brought and continues to bring to mine!! WE LOVE YOU!!