I have entered the world of blogging! My purpose? To stay connected to friends and family and invite you into my world. A world filled with fun, tears, laughter, excitement, elation, disappointment and all the blessings of being a mother and wife.

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Best Friends

Last week the weather was beautiful and it was the perfect time to take some pictures of the girls, outside, in their matching "Best Friends" sweaters. I bought the sweaters when Jilian was only a couple months old, so I was excited to finally see the girls in them, together. Fortunately Grace still enjoys the idea of matching with her sister. It has been so neat watching their relationship blossom. When Jilian was just born Grace was disappointed they couldn't play together, like she had hoped. But now that Jilian is older, they do play together and I love to watch. I was blessed to have a big sister and am grateful for our friendship. I pray that my girls are blessed by their relationship with each other.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Halloween Greetings

I'm not sure what it is about this time of year that makes me feel all warm, cozy and crafty inside! Each time I walk outside and see all the beautiful Fall colors and feel the cool breeze, something inside me shouts "I want to make something!" So, with Halloween approaching, this last weekend I made a welcome sign for our front door. Complete with a vintage Halloween postcard reading "Halloween Greetings".

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

79 Days to Christmas and...

this is what I have done so far! I've created a Christmas journal to keep track of ideas and lots of list. I've started my list of giftees and gifts I'm considering for each person. I started updated my address book for Christmas cards. I've even started my Christmas shopping! In years past I would hide the gifts all over the house and then forget where that "perfect" hiding place was! So, this year I have designated a large rubbermade container for Christmas gifts, now they are all in one place! Lastly, I bought Jilian's Christmas dress which will serve as the inspiration for Grace's Christmas dress. Traditionally I make the girls' Christmas dresses but this year I saw one I loved for Jilian and figured, "hey give yourself a break and only make one this year!" Already I feel less stressed for the holidays!

Monday, October 6, 2008

Weekend Away

This weekend I was blessed to have a weekend away, out at the coast, with friends to visit, relax, eat and most importantly scrapbook! It was so refreshing to have some grown-up girl time to be silly. I got to work on my own scrapbook this time and not one for my girls, although, my girls were in the pictures, of course! But the best part of the weekend was coming home to my two girls (hubby is out of town, the girls were with Grandma) and getting lots of hugs and kisses. I am such a better mom after a break and a chance to miss them, it reminds me of how blessed I am.

The Tip Spot Contest

There's a fun contest going on at The Tip Spot where my friend Heidi is giving away a set of Christmas photo cards, check it!