Monday, February 21, 2011

Big Girls and Tax Deductions

Oh, what have I been up to? Let's see...potty training Kate (which finally worked beautifully!), battling recurring stomach bugs in our home, starting Caleb on solids, and since I'm in the "one kid in diapers" stage again, I'm getting to do cloth again with him!

I think they're so cute on him!

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And here's a shot of our first time feeding him solids:

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And I must say after looking at these last two photos that he's living up to that bib! We're getting a good tax return this year all because he joined our family last year! :)

I'm so proud of Kate and her potty training success! She doesn't even wear pull ups to bed--just big girl panties all the time! She got to go in the big kids' church on Sunday since she's a "big girl" now! I sure was worried about that sassy little girl, but she's shocked me with her fast accomplishment!
Peace of Christ to you,

Friday, February 11, 2011

The Promise of Warmth

Yesterday early in the blue black hues of the winter morning, I looked out to white powdered evergreens and dead arms of gray branches. The cold found me even under the fleece where I hid. As the minutes crept by, I noticed a gradual creeping of another kind--but this creeping brought with it peeks of promise. In the fading seconds of those minutes, my eyes delighted in the fading also of the prick of cold, for ever so slowly the blank white began to bleed yellow.

The promise of warmth.

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Peace of Christ to you,

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Where I've Been (in pictures)

I know it's been a while since I popped in here, so I thought I'd say hello! Here's what I've been up to:

Learning to quilt--

Learning to make bags--

Making pillows--

Making curtains--
Making baby gifts--

And of course hanging out with these guys--

Caleb's getting big (a whopping 13 pounds now!) and looking more and more like his big brother. So much so, that when I post pics of him on my FB page, people aren't sure if it's him or his big brother from years ago. Crazy! Here's an example:


Keagan also turned 5! I'll post his birthday pics on a separate post because there are a lot of them.
Peace of Christ to you,