A Few Things

The kids and I, along with my mom, are traveling to Minnesota via airplane next Saturday to visit our family for a whole week. I couldn't be more excited! I always look forward to seeing them, especially since it's only every few years that we get to. My grandparents have a cabin on a lake. The days there are filled with lounging in the hammock, swimming, boating, water skiing, playing games, and (probably my favorite) picking fresh vegetables from grandpa's garden to have for dinner. I love going to the lake. Noah was only eleven months old the last time we were there. He will have loads of fun playing with his cousins.
Noah's birthday party is the weekend after we get back. I always love planning his birthday, and this year it's going to be down by the river at the splash pad. This party will be fun. That's what the invitation says anyways. I still have much work to do in preparation for that.
I am finally going to be caught up on my orders this week. I made it my goal to be completely caught up before I leave for my trip. I only have two orders left. It will feel so good to be caught up, and I'm sure my customers will feel the same! I haven't been taking orders for the last couple of months because of the move, and I can't wait to get going on that again. We've got some new stuff up our sleeve for when we re-open the shop. I'm excited.
We got a new car. Hallelujah. We have been in need of something bigger since baby number two arrived in January, and we finally took the plunge. We've been driving around Nick's first car, a Ford Focus (ahem, can we say tiny?) since we got married, and it was great until we started having children. So, drum roll please, we got a 1997 Honda CRV. I know, it's actually older than our other car, but you would never know. It's in great shape and has fairly low mileage on it. The best part is that I can easily get the kids in and out of it without having to bend and twist in all sorts of strange ways. It's really great. I am loving it.
I hope everyone is having a great weekend. Do something fun, enjoy your family, play a game, go on a walk (when it's not a hundred degrees outside), and take in the beauty of God's creation.


Little Man

He pulled this little get-up together all by himself...pretty creative to use video tape boxes, don't you think? He's makes me laugh...


Half A Year Old

Little miss Olive Jane is six months old today- half a year has passed since the day of her birth! She is learning so many new things everyday and is growing up so fast. She now has her two bottom teeth and worked hard to get them. She can almost sit up on her own. She gets up on her hands and knees and mostly moves backwards, but every once in awhile she pops herself forward. So far, she's not a big fan of jarred baby food, but she loves to taste anything that we're eating. When she's really thinking about something she moves her hands in a gypsy-like fashion or like a hula dancer. My mom says that I did that when I was a baby. She has a new favorite toy that makes her laugh and squeal- it's a little monkey that squeaks. She has started to become wary of new people and always wants to be near her Mommy. I don't mind since I know how truly fast she will grow up and not want to be held all the time. She is a blessing and a joy to be with. We are so thankful for her sweet little life.


Happy Independence Day...a day late

I have been very slow on the blog posts lately, but that's because we are still getting settled in our new place and in our new life here in Montgomery (we have now been here for a little over a month). In addition to attempting to get caught up on orders from all the way back in March (which is a little hard to do when the fabric company still hasn't sent the fabric that was ordered back in April!), we have been trying to tackle the huge feat of organizing our "studio" as Nick likes to call it. We have a bedroom on the bottom floor of our apartment that is our work space, or I should say that we are trying to make it our work space. There is still much to be done. I'm hoping that Nick feels up to getting another book shelf to put up in there today. I'll post pictures once the organizing and putting away is complete, although it never really feels complete. I will be able to function so much better once that area is in shape!
I hope everyone had a wonderful Independence Day and took some time to reflect on all that it means to us. This picture is from an Independence Day a long time ago (22 years ago to be exact!). I'm the little blondie on the right if you can't tell. The other two cute little brunettes are my lovely cousins. We always had so much fun together, and we still do!
We spent the day worshiping, eating some delicious barbecue, lounging around, going to a baseball game, and watching the fireworks. It was grand.