Sunday, November 23, 2008

Scratching The Creativity Itch

I was just going crazy wanting to do something creative the other day, so I thought about what materials I had available to me and remembered that I had a ton of different fabrics and black fleece in my sewing cart. I decided that I would do something practical that we could use, and I made new stockings for our whole family. I let the kids pick the fabric they wanted theirs made out of and made Brian's with Lion's fabric and mine with a toile fabric that I had bought a long time ago (because I like it so much) and never did anything with. Everyone was really excited to see the finished products and the kids stood around waiting for each of theirs to get finished. It was really cute. So, I scratched my creativity itch and made something practical that we're all excited to use at Christmas this year. Now, what project to do next?

Asher picked a Sesame Street fabric for his stocking.

Riley picked a fabric with dogs playing baseball and Gavin picked a Spongebob fabric.

Here's mine!

Brian's Lions stocking.

They are all completely lined with fleece, so they can hold a pretty good amount of weight and are warm and cozy in case you want to wear them. LOL They all have a sturdy fleece loop to hang them with too.

Monday, November 17, 2008

My All In All

I am just so in love with the Lord and He is showing me day after day that He is here and that He loves me. Just last week, I had a situation that was causing me much heartache and really bringing me down and I was praying diligently about it and asking God to help me know how best to deal with the situation. I listened hard for His answers and did what I felt He was asking me to do. On Saturday night, my prayers were answered more specifically than I could have ever imagined. I won't go into detail, but words that I spoke in prayer literally came out exactly from one of the people it was concerning. Brian and I both were so in awe of just how amazing our God is. We know He answers prayer, but for Him to do it in such an exact and precise way was just incredible. He really is my All in All. Thank you, Lord. You're all I need.

We sing this song in church occasionally and it is just exactly how I feel.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Girls' Shopping Weekend 2008

As usual, there was fun, laughter, arguing, tears...but all in all, lots of love and memories being made. Afterall, what do you expect when you get a group of women together for 3 days straight? Anyway we shopped our butts off in Birch Run, stayed in our favorite hotel in Frankenmuth (The Drury Inn) and finished the weekend off with shopping at Genesse Valley Mall, dinner at a wonderful Italian restaurant that we stumbled upon by accident called Ruggero's and last but not least, a trip to Kohl's. Probably one of the most fun parts of the weekend is when all of us young girls got back to the hotel on Saturday night and went in our room and put on mustaches and waited for our moms to come over to our room. It's amazing how much fun a group of people can have with some fake mustaches that only cost $3.99! That's a heck of a deal for so much fun if you ask me. Anyway, here are some pictures from our weekend. Enjoy!

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

What do a dude from the 70s, a monkey and The Thing have to do with each other?

Not anything really, but that's what my kids were for Halloween. Asher wore the monkey costume that Riley wore in 2005 (the year Asher was born), Riley's costume was $10.00 new from ebay and Gavin wore a suit my uncle wore to a wedding in the 70s when he was a kid. All we did was buy him an afro wig and he wore a pair of my shoes and we were good to go! What a fun night! We did Trunk or Treat at church and the kids really had a lot of fun. Here are a few pictures.

The boys getting ready to go out to Trunk or Treat.

Gavin as a 70s Disco Dude.

Asher as a monkey.

Riley as The Thing.

The boys and I walking to church for Trunk or Treat.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Life or Death

Isn't the choice obvious? To God it certainly is.