Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Happy Anniversary!

Oh my goodness! Where is my mind today. I almost forgot to wish my parents a happy anniversary! So...HAPPY 30TH ANNIVERSARY! May the Lord bless you with many, many, more. :D ( These photos were taken at Malabar Farm this past fall. I can't believe I don't have a picture of the two of them together. I will have to resolve that. ;D)


Sometimes when I am trying to get a photo of the children many "unusable" ones are taken. I am so glad for a digital because I can take 50 photos and hope for at least one that I can use. :o) So...Little E asks, "What happened to the ones that didn't make the cut?"
So here are some pics during the various photo sessions that didn't quite make the cut. :D

I can finally breath!

Oh my, this past week has been so busy. I feel like I can finally take a breath now. As you all know Sweet E's birthday was yesterday, but I have a lot to catch up on. Sunday we had our church service and then the service at the Retirement Home. Afterwards we were blessed to have dinner with Beloved's family and have a small "pre-birthday" bash. :D Oh, and I stayed up until 2:30 Sunday Morning to finish Sweet E's dress for the day. What was I thinking! Oh well, at least she likes it and so did everyone else.
This is what I had to stare at Saturday night. I love European patterns, but this is only my third time sewing something from Ottobre (You can find the link in my side bar) Anyway, this (see below) can be very intimidating when you want it ready for the next day.
What you are looking at are pattern pieces for roughly 6 patterns. You just have to follow the colored outline for the pattern you want. Simple enough? ;o) Well, here is the finished product along with the hat that Big T picked out for her.
I also wanted to show the cupcakes that Beloved decorated with jelly beans for her pre birthday bash. :D Also, in her words she "likes fire on her cake." We made sure that she had her pink cupcake, with pink icing, and a pink flower on top. :D
Okay, let's move to her actual birthday. I had a very busy day ahead. We had friends and my MIL coming over for dinner (My FIL wasn't feeling well.) Here is a picture of the "adults" table. Notice the pink flowers and the pink cups. (Big T said she wanted pink cups, so...we just had to have them.)
I made sure that I set out the special birthday plate at the children's table for her.
And of course, she had a pink daisy for her cake. She loved it and it was so much fun to make. The petals are actually Twinki*s. (which made it a lot easier to make)
Oh, I almost forgot to show the outfit I made for her birthday. Her is my first Redondo skirt and an appliqued shirt with a butterfly on front and the number 3 on back.

On Friday and Saturday I also made her some play dresses. All I did was take a t-shirt, cut a little off the bottom, and added a fabric skirt. And...voila! She has 3 new play dresses in less than an hour. :D

That is probably plenty to show for now. But I will have more pictures to show. :D Blessings to all!

Monday, March 24, 2008

Happy Birthday Sweet E!

Today is Sweet E's 3rd birthday. I can't believe she is that old already. And let me tell you...she is ALL GIRL! She absolutely loves anything PINK. :o) Lots more pics to come soon! Blessings to all on this glorious God-filled day. :D
[Oh...and I am also going to count this for "Count your Blessings Monday." And I think it is pretty obvious why. This little Lady has been such a blessing ever since she became a part of our lives. She has taught me so much. God has truly blessed me with her. She has quite the personality (and some of you know what I am talking about!) ]

Friday, March 21, 2008

Cracker...well, sort of ;o)


Oh my....I really need some mocha, but I thought I would share some photos first. I have been bad about showing them, but here are a few now. Just keep in mind that none of these are on the same day. :D
The Saturday of the big snow storm Sweet E was running through the house. She caught her foot on a chair and then, when she fell, hit another chair and gave herself a nice black eye. (A few days later Big T got a black eye as well, but his didn't show up as much as hers.)

Little E was enjoying carrying around Papa's lunch box. I thought it was pretty adorable. :)This is a photo of Sweet E enjoying her hummus. When I make hummus it doesn't last long. Everyone loves it! She was cleaning out what was left in the bowl. ;)
Do you have a porcupine living in your house? You don't.....well you should get one. ;)

Cabin Fever takes it's toll. ;o)
Isn't he absolutely adorable!?These next to photos are of the children painting sun catchers for residents of a local Retirement Home. The 4th Sunday of every month our family, along with another family from our fellowship, has a church service for the residents. (Beloved's Mama also works there.) Anyway, the children love making things for people, so we thought this was a good project. And yes, Sweet E is still in her jammies. I didn't want her getting the sleeves of her dress or sweater in the paint.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Count Your Blessings Monday (3/17)

"I am giving us an opportunity every Monday to not only count our blessings, but to share them with others. This is a way that we can encourage one another. Make a post on your blog telling us about your blessing. Please put a link back to this post (on her blog). You can add the URL of your blog post on Mr. Linky below. Many of our blessings we will have pictures of and we can share those as well. I think that many times we forget that it is a blessing to be able to breath, to get out of bed, to hold a baby... Share your blessings with us. They encourage others. We can share so many other things.... special gifts, recipes, let's take the time to share how God has blessed us!! -Marci"

Well, I feel terrible that I haven't taken time to take part of this time to share. Most of you know of the saga of the various illnesses that "plagued" our home for almost 2 months. As of right now, we are illness free (besides typical allergies). I am so grateful for this time that I have with my children.....that they are healthy! ;o) Sweet E's birthday is next Monday and as long as I remember to give them their vitamins and such all should go as planned for her special day. With the whole family struggling this past month or so I have had to rely a lot on the Lord. A lot more than I normally do. We were blessed to have two men from our church come to our home a week and a half ago (or so) and pray for our family. We are VERY grateful for them taking the time to do so and that the Lord has blessed us with good health once again. Now....we just need to build up our immune systems. :o) So, not a long post for Count your Blessings Monday, but I just wanted to share how grateful I am to our Lord for the blessing of Good health. :D(And the fact that they children can be sent outside to play now is also a bonus. :o)

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Happy Birthday Chloe!

Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday Dear Chloe!
Happy Birthday to you!

God's Blessings to you,
God's Blessings to you,
God's Blessings Dear Chloe.
The Whole Year through.

May you have a wonderful 3rd birthday! :D
(She is the daughter of my friend Anna who is the designer for Lullabies and Lace.) Isn't Chloe cute? Happy Birthday again Chloe! May God bless your life and use you for his work!
~~~The Snows~~~

Sunday, March 09, 2008

It's Over!

Well, we are supposed to get a little more tonight, but nothing to be concerned about. I thought I would share some more pictures. The first two are from yesterday. I went out and shoveled the walk and around the cars. I think attempted to clean off the tops of the vehicles and later that day hubby went out and did more shoveling around the vehicles in case we had to get out.

The rest of the pictures and video are from today. It is quite beautiful outside. The sun is shining and it's not to cold.

Hubby and the children piled up snow in the back yard and made tunnels through it. They had such a good time!

Sorry about the videos. The camera doesn't know how to handle that much bright light reflecting of the snow. :D

Saturday, March 08, 2008

13 inches....

And still coming down! At least that is what hubby got when he took a yard stick and measured a couple of places in the yard. Beloved and the two oldest attempted to be outside for a little while. Thought I would share some pictures and video...so beware, this is image heavy. ;) Oh, you may notice that the last two videos are reminiscent of this post. :) Seems Shad didn't forget. Only, Big T has gained weight and the snow is much deeper this time. ;o)