I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas! I sure did! We had the best time with all of our friends and family this year.
Friday, December 26, 2008
Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Is that all of you have the most wonderful holiday! And then I wish for a good snow this year! We have not had snow in over 10 years and then we got this one teaser last year, it didn't even cover the ground and it was really wet. It will be 70 degrees here on Christmas day. It doesn't have to be on Christmas, just before winter is over we want to see snow! PLEEEEEEZZZEE God..... Merry Christmas sweet friends! What is your Christmas wish?
Monday, December 22, 2008
Wednesday, December 17, 2008
Thank you all, once again, for pulling me through another sad day with your thoughts, prayers, and encouraging words. God is so good! Even when times are tough and it feels like everything is going wrong He always sends the sweetest moments to remind us of His presence!
We had a wonderful day here at home today! We didn't get much done, but we had fun. My sister called at 10am and woke me up, yes, I just said that, TEN AM! How did that happen? I never set an alarm to get up because somebody (most of the time Madeline) always wakes me up by 8-8:30, but nobody woke me up this morning! When she called we were all still sound asleep. It felt so good! Like I had beat the system or something! LOL! After I had been up a while I remembered that it had been a while since I had made a video of the kids. So I got the camera out and started with Maddie and by the time it was over I had some very funny footage of each of them. And there it was. Just another day with my crazy kids and these little moments when everything works out just perfect. That's when I realized.... it's going to be OK. I know I still have lots more bad days coming, that's just part of the process, but I will be OK. You can't stay sad with these crazy kids around! I sure am glad God has such a good sense of humor!
I hope you enjoy our little videos, southern accents and all!
Monday, December 15, 2008
but my heart won't stop aching long enough for me to put all of these sad/lonely/painful feelings into words.... Maybe it will come to me later. I have been trying to write for two hours and I don't think it's going to happen tonight. The simple version is this: I have been feeling like someone is stabbing me in the heart for the last two days. I miss my baby. I miss having a baby. And I wonder if I will feel this way for the rest of my life. I hate this. HATE it.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Remember this picture? I took it as soon as we finished the fireplace a few weeks back. Right after I took the picture I went to sit in that green chair (a very comfy nursing glider) but something was missing......I needed a table! So I started dragging one of my little Amish made end tables over to my spot. On my way over Ben asked "Whatcha doin babe?" to which I replied "I'm building my nest." So true. This has been Mama's nest since that day. I love it here. Today while I was sitting here with Ben home, a warm fire going, and a crochet hook and yarn in my lap I thought.....I love the view from my nest. I took a few pictures, got another cup of coffee, and settled in for the day. Perfect.
Tuesday, December 9, 2008
This has been my little secret project for the last couple of days, a sweet little crochet snowman for you! I have just added this little guy to my free tutorials page. All you have to do is click the "Add To Cart" button and prompts will walk you through your free checkout, then the free pattern will be instantly sent to your inbox. This is a good beginner pattern too! I made this shirt for my Madeline and she loves it! It's just a cheap-o Walmart tee (under $5), but it looks so cute with good ole Frosty on it. I was thinking of making a few more of these for Christmas ornaments. Really all I would need to do different is add a little starch when I'm done. I think he would be sweet on a little Winter bag too!
Friday, December 5, 2008
Oh friends! Would you believe that we are still sick?! Just when I thought it was over Molly got the sore throat and cough and slept all day on the couch, then Madeline started in with ANOTHER stomach bug. Two kinds of sick at one time? Is that even allowed? Because it seems like there should be some kind of natural law against that! LOL! By-the-way, it is FIVE in the morning. Oh yeah, you read it right FIVE. For those of you that know me, you know that my red head doesn't see 5am but few times a year- and most of those times are when I have stayed up until 5am. Mama don't do mornings. This morning I was up with my poor little Madeline at 4:30 because she was sick and then I couldn't get back to sleep. So what do non-morning people do when up at crack thirty in the stinkin morning? They blog about something fun (while wishing the children were not sick and they were snuggled in bed sleeping like a newborn babe).
This little scene you are about to watch played out a few weeks ago. We were having our annual "wood splitting party" where all of Ben's brothers come over and split wood to get us all stocked up for Winter. It's also a good chance for them to have some of those manly "who can do ___the best or the fastest" games that brothers NEED to play (even when they are grown and married). We have this little party every year and then we take them all to Red Lobster for all you can eat shrimp and hope they remember the food more than the sore arms the next year. Out of his eleven brothers and sisters most of them above the age of 10 play some musical instrument. - Suddenly this has started to sound like the opening for a country song, or an episode of Andy Griffith where the Darlins come to town! LOL! OK, movin on.... When they came in for a break Daniel and Caleb get this great idea to play a little jig on Molly's very out of tune piano and Tim's child sized drum set. I grabbed the camera the second I saw Caleb sit his big behind on that tiny stool! LOL! And Daniel, (who went to Hillsong music college in Australia) sitting on our make-shift piano bench! Goodness we have a lot of fun when we are all together! I hope you all enjoy the little concert as much as we did.
Tuesday, December 2, 2008
Sorry I have been out for a few days, I have had a nasty respiratory infection. I am feeling much better now and even though I am still pretty weak I am ready for something exciting! So today I will kick off my Christmas sale. 15% will automatically be deducted from every purchase in the shop from now until Christmas! I am ready for Christmas! I may even go burn a pretty smelling candle to drown out the smell of menthol cough drops! Have a nice day.