Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!


We are enjoying the joy that the birth of Jesus brings today...in a foot of snow. It is beautiful!Merry Christmas to you!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

6 years old




Happy Birthday 6-Year Old!


How quickly you grew! I am so thankful to have such a thoughtful, smart, kind and loving child. At six you are now a confident kindergartner, a protective big brother and a caring son. It is so wonderful to watch your powerful walk with the Lord. We are amazed that your love for all things transportation is as strong now as it was at 8 months old. It is fun to watch you read a book, go sledding in the backyard and ride your bike with no training wheels. Thanks for being such an awesome kid and a huge blessing in our lives. Happy Birthday!



Love, Mom and Dad

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Sometimes I wish I could turn back the clock

video

February 2007. I have quite a few of these video thank you clips. Unfortunately, they were too big to send on email so I "set" them aside. Well, just found this one...almost three years later. So.....thanks Beci!

Don't you wish you could go back and spend just a day with your kids when they were two?

By the way, we have been eating the gingerbread house. Yum, Good call!

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

::Winter Wonderland::

Like many of you, we are welcoming the snow here in Minneapolis. Only 5 inches or so, but now it gets cold...it's 7 degrees out right now and on the way down. I'm hoping the kids are inside for recess today; they are hoping outside I'm sure. They are thrilled with the snow; outside until dark last night.
My son was too busy out at the playset and, well, I was a little too cozy to go out myself!

This is what I am quilting right now. I'm about halfway through it. It is going to be beautiful! Hope you like it Mom.



We also welcomed a new cousin/niece last week! Hello Isabel Grace! I'll get better photos next time we see her.


She is beautiful!
I had to share this amazing gingerbread house my daughter made with her Grandma. She asks me 10 times a day if we can eat it....what does everyone think I should do? It is such a great holiday decoration!

LED lights are my new addiction this year. I have spent a small fortune on them, but they are so fun at night...here is the rest of my holiday cheer outside.


The continuing saga of the hydrangeas! Here is where they end up every year...
...stay warm and safe.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Back to Quilting

Crafty girls weekend is over and I got a chance to play. I brought some new charm packs and a little yardage and I just played. It was great! I still have two Christmas quilts that I need to work on but that is for this week. Here is a peek at the tops I pieced...


Above is the start of a table runner. It is made with Eva fabric by Basic Grey for Moda. These are really unusual colors but I love them together. Next is a table runner using Figgy Pudding. Once I get my quilt done this will match!
The last one is a throw top in progress. It is simple abundance fabric, also from Moda.

The photos are the best that I can do in the winter with my point and shoot. The colors are definitely off a bit. Since I can't borrow my mom's great camera ALL the time, guess what is on my Christmas list?