Sunday, March 30, 2008
In the meantime, Abigail was playing with her new princesses...
And then: princesses, meet GI Joe!!! Watching the interplay was quite funny and completely the stereotypical boy-girl thing... Abigail's princesses kept giving hugs and kisses while David's soldiers kept shooting people and setting off bombs!!!
Saturday, March 29, 2008
Friday, March 28, 2008
Thursday, March 27, 2008
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
Monday, March 24, 2008
This was the debut for Abigail's princess dress (the one that I have been posting about as it was sewn)...it turned out beautifully and she just loved wearing it. Everyone oohed and aahed and she posed and coolly accepted the adoration just like a seasoned princess!
Sunday, March 23, 2008
Friday, March 21, 2008
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Monday, March 17, 2008
Friday, March 14, 2008
Thursday, March 13, 2008
My dad got his van all ready for hauling (hitch on, wiring hooked up) and then, borrowing a trailer from our pastor, the moving crew made the day trip to NC and brought back my "new" china cabinet! I love it -- it looks great in our dining room and now I can finally display all of my beautiful china (which belonged to Bruce's grandma), which has heretofore been relegated to a box (which traveled with us from NY to IL to GA).Thanks, Dad Minota, for doing all of the fussy-work to get the van and trailer ready to haul, and for making the trip, and for risking a hernia to carry the cabinet into the dining room! Thanks, Dad and Mom McKee, for our now-complete dining room set and for the lovely china, a little piece of family history to which I am so honored to add more family history. Thanks, Mom Minota, for helping me clean the cabinet, unpack the china, and arrange everything. And thanks, Bruce, for being willing to coordinate and participate in the whole shebang so that we could have a china cabinet! What a group effort...thank you, everyone!!!
...some pieces of my china...
This picture isn't particularly impressive, because I still need to buy some bins or something to organize all of my projects, but it's a start! Now that I can actually get to my sewing stuff, hopefully I will sew more...
My dad always used to say that he preferred bugbite to frostbite...now that he has met our southern Chiggers, I think he'd rather skip them both and just go with a sunburn. :-)
I am well aware what a blessing it is to have a mother who is also my dear friend...
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Tuesday, March 11, 2008
In one sense, I can't believe four years have flown by already...but on the other hand, it seems like another lifetime ago that I delivered a healthy, beautiful baby girl. What a gift from God she is to us!
Monday, March 10, 2008
Friday, March 07, 2008
This morning my mom and the kids made chocolate-dipped pretzels with sprinkles...Abigail quit "making" halfway through and just started eating the melted chocolate instead...that's my girl!!! (...she also managed to get chocolate all over her, from head to toe and everywhere in between, even her eyelid!)
Wednesday, March 05, 2008
Monday, March 03, 2008
...and then we came in, washed up, and then the older kids made their own pizzas. They had a blast at it, from forming the dough into crusts to "decorating" with toppings, and then we had a "picnic" in the living room.
Saturday, March 01, 2008
Sometimes something just inspires me, and this tin was one of those things. I immediately envisioned it filled it with silk roses and hanging on my front door, so after I ate the chocolates, I set aside the tin...and finally got around to embellishing it this year!