Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Welcome Spring!!

Yesterday, we went to Mrs. Heather's strawberry patch in Albany (near Hammond).  We met a few other moms of toddlers.  I'm so glad Lydia is getting older and able to enjoy trips and activities like this.  She picked and ate and ate strawberries!!  Her little white shirt was covered in strawberry juice by the end of the day!
In addition to picking strawberries, there are all kinds of activities for children.  It's rather awesome if I say so myself!! There were 7 school buses there when we arrived, and they left shortly after, so the entire "farm" was ours :)  I even jumped on the big jumping blob thing with Lydia!

She loved the "slide" and all of the farm animals too!
They have chickens, a pony, baby cows, small pigs, rabbits, etc. etc.  She had a blast!!
She was so tired by the end of the day!  I love this little girl--and I love spring--and the newness it brings!
Happy Spring--I pray you find something NEW in this season of your life!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

A legacy

Today we celebrated the long, well-lived life of Brett's father who passed away on March 1st at 88 years old.  He was definitely a devoted man! He served his country in WWII, Korea, and he lived to serve his wife and children.

Everyone will leave a legacy. . . but the question is--what kind of legacy will you leave?  That question definite poses a challenge for me--in all areas of my life!  I loved Mr. Bob.  He will always have a special place in my heart.  I am only sad that Lydia will not remember him :(

During the memorial service, we placed a slide show of pictures of him and his family throughout his life.  Here it is:

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Sew Happy!

Many people have asked me what I will do with my "free" time now that I'm not in school.  Well--I have found plenty of things to do!  I've been sewing, baking, making Valentine's, clearing off stacks of "stuff" etc. etc. And I'm still making jewelry/selling in my etsy shop.

One of the best things I did was clean out my sewing space! I went through all of my fabrics, folded neatly the ones I think could turn into creations for Lydia, and stuck all the winter corduroys in the attic (all the ones I brought down last fall--and never got around to sewing--boooo)

I have always loved the Mallory Pattern but for some reason was thinking it would be a time consuming pattern, and never bought it.  Of course--a 10 button placket on the back is time consuming.  Well.....I LOVE the pattern.  I've already made one (out of not so favorite fabric) to test the size, and have another cut out that I can't wait to make!!

Even better, now that my mother has retired, she is getting "bored" and is asking to help me sew!  Woo hoo! Can't wait to show you our finished products!!

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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!