Friday, October 29, 2010

some favorite things

the quiet of my house with only faint Praise Baby music playing from the kids' rooms and a snoring dog on the couch.

a sweet girl's smiling face saying "thank you" when i gave her an english muffin and strawberry smoothie this morning.

an energetic boy dressed as buzz lightyear re-enacting all buzz's actions he remembers from his trip to disneyworld.

a helpful husband who folded a load of laundry for me last night.

my last free day where kids are gone until 2pm until . . .

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Carrier Cover

My sweet friend, Pamela, has a beautiful baby Macy Kate. When Macy Kate was born, Pamela crafted the most adorable car seat cover. I asked if she would make me one, once she began sewing again. Even better, she shared her secret on how to do it!

Pamela recently came over for a morning of sewing. (Our older children were at school and Macy Kate just watched from the bumbo and played on the floor quietly - THE ENTIRE TIME!!! I seriously hope my baby is cut from the same mold as she was!) Anyway, Pamela walked me through the process, used her serger where necessary and left me to finish the rest. What a fun project and oh-so-much-cheaper than the ones in the stores.

Here is the result. I couldn't be more pleased! And what a great way to re-use something from other children, but make it new again for the new baby?! Thank you, Pamela, for sharing your skills with me!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Have you ever seen muscles like these? Never in my life.

It was 50s day at school for Jack today. He was pretty excited about his tattoo.

Monday, October 25, 2010

It's Fall, Y'all

I've always loved fall. It reminds me so much of when I was a little girl, and I have such good memories of that time. Plus, I love You've Got Mail and all the fall scenes in that movie. Freshly sharpened pencils, anyone?

So, here are a few pictures of fall at my house. These decorations will be up until Christmas kicks off sometime around Thanksgiving. Oh, I can't wait.

Did you know that I'll have a baby by then? (Any day now, actually.) But my plan is to send my older two children off to school, come home and soak up every single second of holiday goodness with my newborn. It brings tears to my eyes, thinking about it now. I can't wait to share Christmas with a new baby.

Until then, here's fall.

Aren't these pumpkin faces hilarious? My mother-in-law found the kits with a set of faces at the Dollar Spot at Target. My children were in heaven, having the best time decorating pumpkins. And I loved them because it was much easier than actually carving a pumpkin.

Friday, October 22, 2010

I Think It's Time

. . . to bring the blog back. It's been funny, I've gotten several emails from people to "invite me" to your blog, thinking that I was still posting. It just made me laugh, knowing people checked in or even missed it at all! I took it private a while back just so I could let myself off the hook. I was going through a funk, feeling a little too vulnerable. That happens sometimes and is completely acceptable, I've since convinced myself. It's been a nice break, but I think I'm ready to post again.

Recently, I have been thinking in terms of "blog posts". I have lots of pictures, our pumpkin party last weekend, new nursery pictures, projects I've been working on and other things I think might be fun.

So, here we go. New and refreshed. You're welcome to leave a comment and let me know you're here!