We had fun Thanksgivings and hope you did, too. We went to two different gatherings of family and friends and enjoyed both. We don't have many pictures because my parents were too busy chatting and laughing and, of course, eating.
Guess what! Some lucky baby is going to get to wear a bib that Grandma made, because Grandma and Mommy had their first sale in their Etsy shop! And, Shannon at Rocks in My Dryer is sharing some Etsy love today. She is giving her readers a chance to share links to Etsy shops: their favorite or their own. Feel free to visit her post to discover some new favorites or add a favorite of your own. Enjoy!
Although we miss the smell of a real tree, getting this tree set up in about ten minutes makes us very thankful that we made the switch to artificial last year. And I sure don't miss putting the lights on and taking them off! Or trying to water the tree without spilling on the floor...
Here's a little song for all the little buddies who are enjoying the fall. (Actually, I think this song is for all the mommies and daddies out there who watched it on Sesame Street when they were kids. Not that I get to watch Sesame Street. Jamey tells me that will change when the baby comes.)
Hi to my grownup readers. My mom wanted to share this link with you about ten smart ways to use your digital camera. It's not about photography, though-it's about using your camera as a timesaver. Mommy says it's a great link. It would work for a camera phone, too. However, little buddies should not read it because it contains a wordy dird. So it's rated PG, but still worth looking at. Found on GoodyBlog.
My little buddy, Emma Claire, became a big sister today! EC and I have known each other since before we were born, and I'm so happy for her. Lily Elanor was born this morning at 2:26. She was 8 lbs, 5 oz., 19 1/2". Ms. Caroline and Lily are doing fine. You can check EC's blog for pictures. They have posted pictures even though they're still in the hospital! Congratulations, Emma Claire!
My mom won the Great Monday Give at Vintage Kids' Books My Kid Loves. Here's what she won. Rumor has it, I won't be seeing the books until Christmas. But I don't mind...I'll still love books by then! We're so excited! Thanks again for our prize! And if you've never visited that blog before, take a peek...it's a lot of fun!
Daddy has been gone this weekend, and I have missed him sooo much. Each time I wake up, I ask if he's home yet. I'm so happy that he's coming home right now!
Yesterday at 10:16, in the morning,my buddy Ava became a big sister! Ms. Jenny had Jane Ryan nine days early, and she was 8 lbs., 10 oz, 19" long. I'm so excited! Ava is my second friend to have a baby come into her family lately, and as I told Mommy today, soon it will be our family's turn! Ava will have pictures on her blog soon, so you can go check anytime you want. Congratulations, Ava!
Hi again, everyone, I have a message for you from Mommy and Grandma. Lots of the goodies that Grandma made in the Etsy shop are going to expire very soon. (Within three days!) And she's lowering a bunch of prices right now to see if she can find homes for them before they expire. So, if you're curious, you can drop into the Etsy shop and see if anything in there is just what you're looking for. Enjoy!
Hello little buddies, it's finally my turn to blog again. Seeing the pictures of Hawaii was nice and everything, but it's time for me to take over.
On our layover, we learned about the bombing at Pearl Harbor and were able to visit the memorial to the USS Arizona.
Almost every day, we got to the evening and thought we had just had our best day. Really every day was fantastic. We wouldn't have changed any of them. But, our last day was the most meaningful, by far.
After spending the morning at the beach, Jeff surprised me, and we renewed our wedding vows. He had made arrangements with the pastor of the church we had attended, and he led us to an almost-deserted beach where we made our promises again, after almost ten years. Of course, I didn't make it through without getting pretty weepy. I was so touched. I can't imagine a better gift.
I loved Jenny's idea for making Christmas crayons and wanted to copy her, but I didn't have any cute tins. I just had to share the news that Target has some options right now for $2.50! I love the dollar section. Thanks to Amanda for finding them for me. Now we can make some crayons in cute shapes for some little buddies. I haven't tried the silicone pans for crayons yet, but they work for everything else I've tried, so I have high hopes! (Directions are here.)