Thursday, April 30, 2009

Thought for Thursday

The more I get behind Drew in his endeavors, the greater his endeavors become.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Unveiling the Veil

Andria came late yesterday afternoon and we had a great trip shopping for veil fabric.  Her dress has a hint of off white to it so the fabric she had been given by a friend was too bright white.  We were on our way to Good Will when I thought of hitting St. Vincent DePaul's first.  I thought we should try to match the lace on the top of her dress.  One rarely finds veils out junking.  I am not sure why, but that seems to be the case.  Low and behold there was a hat/veil beautifully perched atop a gown, And it matched the shade of Andria's dress (which she had brought along), And flowers already adorned the top layer, And although it went with the displayed gown they sold it separately for only $2.65!  The first two afore mentioned features hugely simplify my job as chief veil constructor.  We then headed to Jo Ann Fabrics where I found ribbon to edge the veil.  Then we skipped over to Wal Mart and purchased elastic bands as the girl doing Andria's hair preferred her veil attached to this (as opposed to the traditional comb).  Andria wants (so she shall be granted) her veil to hang down in the back, under her updo.  I told Andria I wanted to make and pay for the veil as a shower gift, but with the total veil costing only $4.70 I hope she doesn't expect another gift :-).

~~We began our journey with prayer and ended it with praise!~~

Friday, April 24, 2009

Eleven Months Today

Chloe continues to delight us all!

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Storms of Life

Isaiah 30:15 "In repentance and rest you will be saved, in quietness and trust is your strength."

The storms of life have a way of clamoring regardless of my readiness.  God through His living word upholds me through the tumultuous waves.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Improved Kitchen Scrubber

I was disappointed with the performance of the granny square scrubber.  It was too flimsy.  I made this circle type several years ago as Christmas gifts and prefer them.  To get the stiffer scrubber I used a smaller hook (J 10-6.00MM).

Ch 4.

Sl St that together into a circle.

Ch 3.

DC 9 around the circle.

Sl St that to the Ch 3.

DC 2 or 3 in each around the circle - that is when I ran our of tulle but you get the idea.  

DC-double crochet

CH - chain stitch

Sl St - slip stitch

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

City Expo

Attending the City Expo has become an annual tradition.  The different departments within the City Govt. display their projects and pass out free bees.  This year the kids came away with flowers to plant (leisure services dept.), pens (police dept.), pencils (library),  key chains with a tape measure, and crayons!

We all enjoyed seeing Elias!

I enjoyed talking with Michelle.  Now what were we each looking at when Drew took our picture.  It appears neither of us looked at the camera!

Friday, April 10, 2009

It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's . . .

Feather Boy!

Baruch LOVES things that fly.  On an average I think he builds 100 paper airplanes a day!  He recently started tying, taping, gluing and sticking feathers to his fingers and wrists in an attempt to fly himself.  Today's creation a water bottle with wings and tail attached.  Gotta Love it!  He sure is a precious bundle of boy.

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Full of Something

I found the cinnamon sugar next to a pile of cinnamon sugar on the counter.  The cinnamon sugar was all over the stool and floor.  I found Abram smelling like cinnamon.  I said "Abram you are so full of energy!"  Abram replied "Yup, and I am so full of sugar!"

Saturday, April 04, 2009

Spring Cleaning and A New Laundry Room

I made the cutest slide show but it just WILL not upload for me.  So you have to listen to (or at least hum) "Just a Spoonful of Sugar" as you scroll down through these pictures :-).

I found out March 18th someone was coming on Friday to work on plumbing for an upstairs laundry room.  What a wonderful Birthday Surprise.  The kids and I kicked it into high gear rearranging as the guest room would be converted into the wonderful facility you see above!  This room is on the second floor where we get dressed and sleep, hence generate dirty clothes.  The plumbing was complete March 23rd and final shelving hung the 26th. There is a porch out the door you see next to the dresser.  Drew installed a pulley system clothesline a while back (like this one).  Now won't that be convenient!

Friday, April 03, 2009

Kitchen Scrubber

Tulle makes a great scrubby. Besides the satisfaction of crafting it myself it's frugal $0.20 each!  This one is a granny square pattern.

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