Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Christmas time is here....

Well, it's official!! The Christmas tree is up, we've watched the Charlie Brown Christmas Special, and I went to see the Rockette's in the Radio City Christmas Special!!
Amy and Moriah in front of the display window

Christmas Time is HERE!

Santa even came to visit us a little early. I think he probably had to lighten his load a little bit before the big night... ;o)
Thanks Dad and Denise for telling Santa (wink wink) to deliver our gifts a little early! We LOVE them!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

What's going on?

The answer to that would be a lot!! I have been sewing, caring for the kiddos, gearing up for the upcoming holidays, lovin on my husband and just stayin busy in general!!

I've been having fun doing it too!!

I also realized I didn't post pics of James first day of school, so here they are!

James on his first day of school

I'm not sure what Samantha's doing here, but she was just as excited as he was!

I like this one!
After dropping off James, Samantha and I went to Chick-Fil-A for a special mommy/daughter breakfast. P.s. Neither James nor I cried at first day drop off!!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Button for my store

All things Etsy ~ Grand Opening of my Store!

Hi all! I just wanted to let you all know that I have opened an Etsy store! Etsy.com is a place where you can find all things handmade. It allows crafters to come together and sell their items all from the same place! Do you remember those cute crochet clips I got for Samantha? They were from an Etsy store called Briar.Claire.

Well, as I said I have now opened my own Etsy store! Here it is!


I only have a couple of items on there right now, and I'm slowly adding things day by day. I also have a custom request listing on the site in case you are looking for something specific! Below are a couple of pictures of what you'll find there!

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Samantha's 2nd Birthday

I know this is a little late, but I figured better late than never, right? Hope you enjoy!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

James Bowling

Just a side note...I didn't teach him any of this...he just picked up the ball and started bowling!

Ps....I have no idea why the video won't fill the whole screen!

Fun in the Sprinkler

It doesn't take much to make kids happy...just a warm day and a sprinkler!
Looking at the next few pictures, you can really see a story unfolding....
Samantha: How do I get water into this thing?

Samantha: Hmmmm, maybe James will help me...

James: I can't get it....here you hold it and I'll put the water in it.
(You can guess how this ended!)

Thursday, August 6, 2009

More Sewing Projects!

Here are some more of my sewing projects!

4th of July dress for Samantha

A bag for me!

Inside of the bag...check out the pocket!

A little dress for Samantha

Friday, July 31, 2009

Learning to sew

Within the last several months I have learned how to sew. I learned from a friend who was from the Czech Republic. She and her husband ended up having to move back and she offered her machine for me to buy (for a great deal! It's cheaper for her to buy a new machine there than it would be for her to buy power adapters for the one she sold me). I accepted her offer, she taught me some basics, and I was on my way! I started out making small pillows for both of the kids, and then I started buying patterns. I bought a very simple pattern for a dress for Samantha. I think it turned out well....

The dress
It's a little big so she'll probably get to wear it next year! (And she's not fussing, she's squinting!)

See? Squinting.
Jael and Samantha. Heather made Jael's dress in the opposite colors that I made Samantha's. Yeah, they were pretty cute...and they knew it!

I've made lots more stuff since this dress, but I'm going to keep you in suspense!! :o)

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Vacation, part 3

After leaving Maryland, our final destination before heading home was visiting our friends, The Bible's in Raleigh, NC. Between Andy, myself, our 2 kids, John, Tara, and their 4 kids, it was a full house to say the least! However, the kids got along great, and we had a lot of fun! While we were there, Thomas put the smooth moves on Samantha. One day they were both on the couch together. Thomas stood up on the couch, stuck his arm out, and then slid down and put his arm right behind Samantha. It was absolutely priceless, and a moment I so wish we would've caught on film!! We did go swimming while we were there, and we went out and visited our old stomping ground - Southeastern Seminary. We had a great time together! Thanks John and Tara for putting us up in your house, feeding us yummy meals, and being all around great company!

This was all she wanted to do! Just walk around!

Me and my baby

Samantha and Thomas

Tara and Thomas (she's gonna kill me for putting up her picture, but this one was just too sweet!)

James "swimming" with his floaties

Thomas...he's such a sweety!

The Newsome's and The Bible's back at the place where we met

The Bible family

Our family

The twins...these girls were just babies when we met them!

All of our kids (my two are in the middle)

John & Tara

Andy & I

James and mommy...I'll take those kisses as long as he's willing to give them!

Thanks again Bible's for hosting us! We had a great trip!! Thanks also to my mom and dad that kept our "3rd child", our doggie baby, Gizmo. Giz can't stop talking about all the fun he had with Mater! Thanks to everyone...you all made our vacation great!!!