Friday, April 27, 2007

A few random shots

Dabney was very ready to watch "Peter Man".

David actually said "Cheese" for this picture. He loves to vacuum.

And yes, that's a cloth diaper. We decided to change over permanently a few weeks ago. I'm contemplating posting (what we call in the CD world) "my stash", but maybe that's pathetic- getting so excited about a diaper. I just had a great mail day yesterday - we got our 3 Happy Heiny diapers from a lady in Louisiana and today we received a Swaddlebees diaper from Saskatchewan. Crazy huh? You would not believe the cloth diapering sub-culture. It's crazy the amount of money some Mamas would pay for a cute diaper- seriously. The lime green one above was made by me.

For My Niece

I forgot to show you all this. This is what Tonya Chapa helped me make for my niece's 4th birthday. (Ok, Tonya did most of the work- but now I know what goes into making a sign.) I think it turned out really well.

Way Cooler than Tom Cruise!

Monday, April 16, 2007

Farmer Bubba

Why do boys only want to play with the sharpest, most dangerous objects we own?

Dabney's "Park"


(Our grass doesn't look so hot yet... but then again, they are calling for more snow tonight.)


I completely forgot to add this picture. Dabney and I dyed eggs the night before Easter while watching "The 10 Commandments".

Monday, April 09, 2007

Playing Catch Up

April is here! I apologize for not posting for almost a month~I can't believe it's been so long. We've been crazy busy around here for the last 2 weeks.

Last week our church hosted the regional Presbytery Monday through Wednesday and I was responsible for an extra large main dish and extra large dessert for Tuesday night's dinner and 24 sack dinners for Wednesday. The hardest part was definitely the sack dinners~ 2 dozen homemade subs plus apples, chips, bottled water, and 3 dozen very large snickerdoodles. Phew. I'm glad to have that over with.

Thursday was our 4th anniversary! (See the Valentine's Day post) It feels like we've been married forever (that's a good thing) and at the same time, I still feel like a newlywed (an even better thing) despite our 2.5 children! Tim greeted me at the door with beautiful roses and a sweet card. We decided not to go out because we're trying to save money. (Keep reading)

Thursday was also my 24 week prenatal appointment. The good news is that everything is going swimmingly. The bad news is that my globetrotting OB will be in Greece when little Joshua decides to arrive. However, I'm glad I know ahead of time and I think I know which doctor I'd like to help me when the crucial time comes.

On Saturday we decided to have our Resurrection Day dinner. We were invited to a friend's house for dinner after church so we wanted to have a nice family time when we weren't rushed. Oddly enough, we didn't actually eat our dinner Saturday. We had a late lunch (and some candy) and "The 10 Commandments" was on tv and to save myself from a 10 minute explanation let's just say that the turkey finished cooking too late. We settled for Moses and homemade angel food cake and strawberries and what Dabney calls "cream" (whipped cream). Turkey is definitely on the menu tonight.

The big news is that we got a wonderful call from an equally wonderful friend Saturday morning. He found us plane tickets for a really great price to go to....

Yes, of course, Hawaii!!!!

We'll get to see my parents and brother and sister and their island home in not too long! (No, I'm not giving dates on the internet- that would be stupid, right?) This is what we've been saving every penny for in the last few months. This will be our last chance to visit before Baby J comes and before little David turns 2. (2 years old = full price plane ticket) I cannot tell you how excited I am about this trip. I seriously can barely contain myself. I am so excited in fact that at nap time today, I just might hop on my treadmill. (To get ready for my bikini of course, Dad!)

I think I would be remiss if I didn't tell everyone how God has provided for us since we began this cash-based budget. Unbelievably, not only have all our needs been met, but we have been able to buy the children the clothes (for David) and shoes (for Dabney) they desperately needed and actually SAVED MONEY FROM THE GROCERY BUDGET for the last 2 months. God is so good to us. I'd better sign off for now. Thanks for reading and we hope you had a Happy Resurrection Day.

"Alright Guys! Time for Church!"

They clean up pretty well, don't you think?

Resurrection Morning

"You're taking my picture, again?"

Someone at church last week mentioned how cute Dabney looked and how I should take a picture so Gwamma and Pop Pop could see. Actually, I made her put it back on on Monday so I could snap this picture.

The Costume Rack

I'm not sure if I showed this to you, Mom. After Dabney's birthday, and her influx of costumes, I had to do something to make sure they had a special place. I found a little wooden rack, painted it white and added a few wooden embellishments and presto! It fits very well behind her door.

Little Helper

One of the best things about blogs is that I get a glimpse of life in my friends' everyday lives. As far as I'm concerned, the queen of blogs is my wonderful, long-time friend Rebecca's blog. I love to see her children growing up; they're very close in age to Dabney and David. I love that we do the same things like quilting and canning and homeschooling. And is she ever crafty! You should stop by and say hello even if it's only to see her photography. She posted some pictures of Corynn's doll and clothes that she made for the doll and I was so inspired, I had to make something for MY doll. My 3 year old doll. So I came up with this apron and she really loves it. I ask her what letter is on her apron and most of the time she gets it right. Then I ask "What does the "D" stand for?" She says, "For Dabney!" She has to wear her apron now whenever she helps me stir anything. And not only that, she makes me wear my apron if I'm busy in the kitchen, too.
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