Sunday, April 27, 2008

My Special Girl

I've been thinking about Caroline a lot this week. I'll never forget when she was born. She was such a wonderful, content baby. She hardly ever cried and was incredibly peaceful. As she grew--she became "my special girl."

She went everywhere with me--Chi Alpha functions, high school football games (when I was teaching), speech tournaments--everywhere. I'll never forget the 1st time I baby sat her. She was a few months old and I called Lisa at 1:00 am--because she was "breathing funny." I was so afraid something would happen to her under my "watch."

She has and still is such a giver of life. She was my friend, my special girl.

I won't forget the time we were just hanging out on a Saturday in an antique store. She was about 4 years old. She just started crying in the store. When I asked her what was wrong, she said "I don't want you to get married." Her reasoning "Because I won't be your special girl any more."

Well, God waited until she was 8--and then I got married. And I was proud to have her in my wedding as my maid of honor.

Now--she is so grown up and absolutely gorgeous. Her heart is so tender and loving toward others and the Lord. She has a beautiful singing voice and is in the UL children's choir. She also plays the guitar, sews, crochets, and is willing to do just about any adventurous thing! A girl after my own heart!

Now instead of going to speech tournaments with me--she is competing in them! I was so proud. Two years in a row she has received a "Superior" rating--and of course, this year, Lisa and I thought she should have placed in the top 3! (She was the best after all!)

Thank you, Caroline--for being who you are. And thank you, Lisa--for sharing your little joy with me!

Saturday, April 26, 2008


So, I changed the color and face of my blog. . .again. I just like too many things--and when I'm in a different mood--I like to look at something different.

Same = boring to me. And yet the paradox of it all. . . . I really do not like change. I can't quite figure me out sometimes.

I do not like to change jobs, clothes (I don't like going places if it means I have to change clothes), the house. I like everything to have it's place in the house--and not to move it. I don't want to change the type of lawn mower (we experienced that this week), nor do I want to change what I always order at certain restaurants.

So what about you? What things do you like to change? What do you like to remain the same?

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Welcome Baby Katherine!

Katherine Isabella
Born April 8, 2008
My friends Brandon and Nicole had a new baby girl. Isn't she sweet--and she's named after me! (Well, Brandon and Nicole liked the name -- and it happened to be mine :) Here she is 1 day old and that's Daddy's hand in the picture.

Thursday, April 3, 2008

Why I love my husband. . .

I love Brett for many reasons, but when I saw this on the grocery list the other day, it just made me smile!

He just loves those cookies!!

I'm Back!

Well, this is a test -- of a new blog.

I really enjoy reading other's blogs and keeping up with you people out there in Washington D.C., Africa, California-- and even those right here in town with me! (You know who you are!)

So--I decided to change blog sites for a number of reasons--but the point is -- I'm back. I look forward to sharing a little part of my life with you.

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Hey--It's me. I'm a simple, crafty, adventure loving wife and mom who loves to learn about almost anything. I enjoy the blogging community and love learning and growing from reading other's experiences. I became an RN (after being a teacher) and then realized I had lost the creative outlet of my classroom. I've always enjoyed arts and being creative, so I began sewing, smocking, soap making, and delving into other new hobbies! :) I live with my wonderful husband who is my best friend and our sweet little girl. Together we have entrusted our lives to Christ and His purposes. So through this blog, I invite you to walk along with me and my family through our daily adventures!