Earrings - gift from my MIL
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Earrings - gift from my MIL
Posted At 10:58 AM
Tuesday, August 30, 2011
:: in the chair, ready to see Dr. Steve......the assistant was joking about how the bib was bigger than she was ::
:: opening wide like an alligator! ::
:: counting all our teethies ::
:: happy smiles! all healthy, and got to pick a pretty ring "like mommy's" as a prize ::
Posted At 3:14 PM
Monday, August 22, 2011
I really like blogging. A whole lot.
It is a special way for me to journal our lives and is a much need outlet for this mamma.
I am not a big blog reader. Yes, I have a couple dozen friends whose blogs I read regularly (and try to comment regularly too) and enjoy very much, but a while ago I deleted all the blogs written by people I don't know from my reader. I found I was spending so much time scrolling through random blogs and not enough time writing my own or doing other things that mean much more in life. When I do things, I'm not the type of person to do it half-heartedly, so "just flipping" through a blog isn't good enough. I need to read each word, each piece of advice, and laugh at each joke. And always found myself making comparisons, and wishing my blog was more like everyone elses.
For some reason the other night, when I should have been in bed, I popped over to the Jones Design Company blog. I came to know about it through my SIL and it was the website that gave me the tutorial for the coffee filter wreath I made. This woman has a seriously beautiful house, is stunning herself, has hundreds of followers, and is ridiculously talented. All things I sometimes have a hard time believing I am or have.
I came across this post that she wrote and I just needed to share it with you (whoever "you" are). I think she truly hits the nail on the head when it comes to how we as women are so quick to compare, and judge ourselves, feel uncapable or worthless.
Pop on over and have read, and I hope you feel as uplifted as I did. It is such a well-worded reminder that even though my house isn't a big or as such-and-such as someone elses, or I might not think I write as well as someone else or have as many followers, that my value is not summed up in these things and that my talents and worth are as unique as a snowflake and as precious to the Father as yours and are something to hold in high esteem.
I hope you always feel uplifted, encouraged and blessed when you visit here. My heart is to share just how life is, and not to create the illusion that my life is anything but what it is.
And thank you, for reading......
Posted At 10:26 PM
Sunday, August 21, 2011
:: Denay keepin' cool ::
:: Denay swimming in Cowichan Lake all by herself ::
:: PJ and daddy getting ready for a swim ::
:: PJ in her floaty, lovin' the water. Reminds me of these photos of Denay just after she turned one ::
Posted At 2:29 PM
Thursday, August 18, 2011
:: all perched on the dresser where she sleeps ::
:: Denay's scripture from Zephaniah ::
These dolls are hand sewn by a group of Christian women who want to spread the love of Jesus, one doll at a time. Their about section on their website is quite beautiful and I'm pretty sure one of these babes will be Paisley's Christmas present!
Posted At 2:28 PM
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Perfection. My antique portraits right above my funky (and oh-so-functional) antique mail bin (picked up in Rockaway Beach, OR) on my avocado souffle colored walls.
So that leaves those adorable animal prints, which ended up right where I thought I was putting the portraits.
This is mainly for my friend Loni, who ya'll might remember as the fantabulous photographer who captured my Paisley belly and our most recent family session. Before our family session with her, a Groupon landed in my email inbox for a 16x20 canvas print from Picture It On Canvas for $49. My SIL had used one back in December for my MIL's Christmas present so I already knew the quality I was getting. I bought one and the day I got our DVD of our session, picked out my favvy and got it ordered. After seeing the proof, and not liking how it completely cropped out all of the wonderful composition of the photo, I spend an extra $15 to upgrade to a 16x24. A few weeks later, the box arrived and it could not be more perfect!
Thanks for making my walls so lovely Loni!
Posted At 1:16 PM
Friday, August 12, 2011
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Posted At 2:59 PM
Monday, August 8, 2011
:: I picked these guys up for a buck or so at our church's annual youth garage sale in June and was able to past their, uhh, "look", and with a little white paint, they are actually half decent. I've not decided that I love them yet, so we will see if they stick around ::
Posted At 7:44 PM
Friday, August 5, 2011
:: family shot ::
:: road tunes ::
:: meeting up with the in-laws ::
:: heading out from Olympia on Sunday morning ::
:: cr-AZY overpass, bypass, cloverleaf in Portland ::
:: arrival in Newport, OR ::
Posted At 9:32 AM
:: Denay's real birthday ::
:: seriously, seriously amazing ::
:: three crazy kooks ::
:: saw this and thought of my friends Jay and Michelle Brock ::
Posted At 9:31 AM