South Hills Picnic & Stroll

Saturday, June 30, 2012

After a crazy week, we decided to load up in the 4Runner and head for the hills!

 Pretty weeds.

More after the jump...


Thursday, June 28, 2012

I asked Rob what kind of animal I should make and this is what he suggested. Good stash buster. Rob loved it, but Drew keeps trying to steal it. I might have to make another one in order to keep the peace.

It measures 57 1/8" from tongue to tail and is the largest amigurumi I've made to date.

Snake, Crochet Snake by The Spotlight Inspiration Room

New Wheels

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

It started when we got home from our trip. We were returning our rental car and I had to follow Matt to the airport in our Taurus, which is in pretty bad shape. And getting worse. The blinker randomly won't work. The ignition is broken. The transmission is starting to slip. Let's face it - we're the old folk's home for cars. We get them near the end of their lives and then usher them into the afterlife. It's depressing, really. I started to get mad. Really mad. Why are we ALWAYS stuck in this situation? My anger was unjust. God has ALWAYS provided us with more than we deserve and we've never had to hoof it, no matter how bad of shape the car may be in. He's always provided another vehicle JUST in time. I prayed and let it go, doing my best to trust Him once more. One week later, I receive a call. It's about a possible car that is PERFECT for us. I pray and wait. A little over a week later, it's sitting in our driveway.

Once again, God used the people around us to bless and help us. We were able to get a loan all by ourselves (no cosigner), giving us an opportunity to glorify Him through better stewardship and finally build GOOD credit. It's a BIG deal!

I got to drive it home. I smiled the whole way. =)

God is so overwhelmingly kind to this little family. May He be glorified.


Sunday, June 24, 2012

I made this cute little guy for a friend from church's baby shower. She later informed me that they plan on naming him "Marshall". =)

Daddy's Waterpark

 Since the weather has finally decided to switch to summer (for now), we decided to buy the boys a little swimming pool. Of course, Matt had to take it to another level and add the slide and a mister. The boys were thrilled, needless to say.

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Sidewalk Chalk/How to Beat Thursday Boredom

Thursday, June 21, 2012

 Scribble, scribble, scribble...

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Project 52 - Week 25 - Seasons

Project 52 - Week 25 - Seasons
I guess I missed a week somewhere. Oops?

I've thought a lot about life's seasons over the course of my mama career. The world looks down on stay-at-home moms like we're some sort of bums mooching off the system; like all we do is sit around and eat Bon-Bons while watching soap operas, while the children run amuck, screeching like wild animals and ripping the place apart. If you're a stay-at-homer, like myself, or you know someone who is, you know this is far from the truth.

Okay, the screeching wild animals part is partially true.

I may not earn a paycheck or have an impressive list of degrees, but the job I'm entrusted with is one of the most important positions I will ever have. It's exhausting, dirty, undignified work and it demands every ounce of my time, energy, and sacrifice.

But the benefits are plenty and the regrets are few. That is the season that God has placed me in right now. To be completely devoted to Him and the children He has so graciously blessed me with.

I wouldn't trade it for any six-figure salary in the world.

Sidewalk Shawl

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

I decided to make another Sidewalk Shawl like I made for the wedding last year. This one, however, is for sale.

I washed this one, so it's SUPER soft.

Project 52 - Week 24 - Fatherhood

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Project 52 - Week 24 - Fatherhood
God has blessed my boys with an amazing dad. ♥

Happy Father's Day to all the dads (and soon-to-be dads) out there. Thank you for doing one of the most important jobs in the world!

Wrestling With Daddy

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Poor Rob. But he really does ask for it.

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Honoring Marriage

Our pastor recently wrote a wonderful, God-glorifying article in our local paper on marriage and I wanted to share it here. It's an excellent read - not that I'm biased or anything - so please click the link and enjoy.

I was honored that he wanted to use one of my images of him, but I'm slightly peeved (if not surprised) that the paper completely cropped out the most important part. I posted the original image here - because it's ALL ABOUT THE CROSS.

Droid Robot

Friday, June 15, 2012

I made this cute little guy for Matt for Father's Day. Dorky, yes, but it sure made him smile.

Project 52 - Weeks 22 & 23

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Project 52 - Week 22 - Yellow
After being on vacation for a week, I was grasping on both of these. Atleast I'm caught up, now.

Project 52 - Week 23 - Texture
I still love my cheapy little macro conversion lens!

Denver Trip!

Monday, June 11, 2012

Back from a wonderful week in beautiful Denver, Colorado! (I really think it's stolen my heart.)

It was a week packed with family, fun, and LOTS of pictures! Click here to see what we did!