Sunday, November 29, 2009

I love Craigslist!

We have been looking for a used armoire on Craigslist for 3 months, daily! (Well, I won't say "we"--but I have :)

I have had difficulty with people returning e-mails, returning phone calls, etc.--but we finally landed an armoire that Brett and I both love! We needed the storage space desperately. It's a little large--but it fits with our house decor perfectly.

It was originally from Christian Street Furniture, and it is made of reclaimed wood. So it looks old and antique.

Now just to complete the baby bedding, recover the lime green vinyl chair, and organize everything! Phew--I have a lot to do!

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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Saturday, June 20, 2009

Baby's 1st Photo

Well--this is our little lentil--at 5 1/2 weeks old. Brett said if it's a girl--he'll name her "dot" after her first picture! (just kidding) The doctor said everything is on track so far--and we even saw the heart beating!! It's absolutely amazing that the heart is formed and starts beating around day 21 after conception. It's also amazing that something so small could make one so sick!

In the last 3 days I haven't been feeling so well. As long as I eat every hour and take breaks I do ok. Although, I'm not very motivated to be in school. I have 4 weeks left of school for the summer semester. Pray I make it through!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Can you believe it???

Well after 3 months--we did it! :) We found out June 5--and I'm still in shock a little.
I'm going to the doctor Wednesday, so I'll keep you updated.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

A beautiful Day

So today--I started my day by getting up early and going to the Farmer's Market down town with my friend Dana. Then we rushed to meet up at the church to do outreach at alocal nursing home for Servolution. I never knew little old ladies liked to get their fingernails painted so much!

Came home--ate a little lunch, worked on painting the sunroom (no, it's still not finished) and then had a little time for a few pics. I recently bought a few new photo props and couldn't wait to use them. My friend Emerson came over with the kids and this is what we got!

Thanks, Emerson for a wonderful afternoon! Your children are beautiful!

Saturday, March 14, 2009

It's a Nice day for a wet wedding!

We went to Kevin and Melissa's wedding today at the Houmas House Plantation. The property was just gorgeous even though it rained the entire day.

Just for fun! Had to get an "umbrella shot"!
And had to get a little "artistic" shot.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


I saw this picture in an e-mail and laughed out loud! I hope you do too!

Red Neck Fire Alarm

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Glad to have my MARGINS back

Well--I figured it was time for another post. Most of the time I don't post because I wait for the "right" time to post--well we all know the right time never happens.

Ok--back to the subject of MARGINS. I love here goes another

mar·gin noun (plural mar·gins)
Definition: (from online Encarta dictionary--skipping parts I didn't like :)

1. blank space at side of page
2. outer edge
3. limit: a boundary indicating the limit beyond which something should not go
4. additional amount: an amount over and above what is strictly necessary, included for safety reasons

My life over the last 5 months has lacked margins. We tend to get so bogged down in stuff--that we fail to have necessary margins. Sometimes--we have no control over what happens in our lives, but if we leave space--a little crisis can squeeze into the margins that we have left. If we "book" our lives too tightly, when a crisis or unexpected circumstance arises, we lack that "blank" space, "limits," and that extra "additional amount" of time that is needed for "safety reasons."

I don't know about you--but it's not safe for my emotions, my family time, my health--when I go beyond the margins in my life. Over the years, I've learned to say no to some things in order to maintain a little margin. Besides--a page that has no margins--that's written on from edge to edge--is not easy to focus upon and it's not aesthetically appealing either. I think when I ditch the margins--I'm often not the most pleasurable person to be around. (That's when Brett tells me--go get some sleep!)

So add margins in your life when you can--they are absolutely needed! Saying no to certain extra commitments and to simple things like wasted time watching TV, unfruitful telephone conversations, just being "lazy," and of course--good ol' wasted computer time--will help give back a few of those margins!

Well--my time's up--gotta go to keep up!

Ephesians 5:15-16 Be very careful, then, how you live--not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity....

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Did I really forget??

Ok. So I must admit.....I did forget my dearest friend's birthday yesterday. Although, I could have said that she called me before I had a chance to call her---(I thought about it--but she knows me too well)-- I confess that I just forgot. So... to make up for it--I'm taking this post to say Happy Birthday, Lisa!

Here's your cyper b-day present! (You'll get it the next time I see you.) Oh--and if anyone is interested in making one of these--let me know and I'll post a tutorial. It's very easy and makes a great gift!

Make new friends but keep the old, one is silver and the other gold

I am very appreciative of all of my dear friends. I find that getting older only makes developing friendships (significant, deep ones) more difficult as we have husbands and families first on our priority list. So I am thankful for those all of my "golden" friends who know me inside and out.
I hope you had a wonderful birthday, Lisa! Here are a few pics of your sweet Caroline (I have copies for you too.)

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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!