Monday, January 28, 2008

Many Firsts...

Sara had a huge day (one fulled with both excitement and emotions). One with many firsts.... first time she took a pacifier and actually sucked on it (although later when she needed pacifying she looked at it as though she had no clue what to do with it)... first time she raised up on both her hands and knees (resulting in scooting backwards underneath my china cute!)... and first time she ate rice cereal. She balanced all these new challenges out with fussiness during the down times. What a day!
Today was a first for me as well... first time I made a highchair pad. I like it...

Motherhood is a challenge but it's better than anything else I could ever be apart of. I'm grateful to be apart of Sara's life... even the tough days!

Friday, January 25, 2008

Hot dogs and Hearts

i thought you might need a smile today.... because HOT DOG it's FRIDAY!!!
look at the treat my great friend katherine mailed to sara this week.... it was quite hilarious! although sara was not so amused when we put it on her.... but i had to show you....

now for the "hearts" part of the post....
over the christmas holiday my mom reminded me of some sweatshirts we made when i was younger. we used christmas fabric to make little yo-yos and sewed them down in the shape of a wreath. this memory inspired my valentine's day design... yo-yos in the shape of a heart

also in the valentine's spirit that came over me this week i made this
paper topiary.

due the increase of time that is invested when making these onesies they will be priced as $20. But the shoes are only $15 a pair! ...want some?

have a great weekend!

Sunday, January 20, 2008

saturday morning

Oh how good it is to sleep in, lounge around, sew a little and eat a lot!
Here are a few moments from our Saturday morning....


Monday, January 14, 2008

my favorite...

...well one of them! The newest member of the family is named in honor of a good friend Larrah, which happens to rhyme with Sara (one of my other favorite shoes). This shoe has proven itself worthy of any baby girl's wardrobe. I can pair these up with so many of Sara's outfits because of it's many colors. She wears these at least 3 or more times a week!


A complete set I made for a new sweetie!

I also wanted to show a different version of the Sara shoe. Instead of the pink button I added a pink gingham bow with a little white button.
What do you think? Girly huh?


As a side note...
Look at who's peeking over her bedding after a nap.

What a cutie!

it's nice to meet you

Here are the newest additions to the Boy's collection. In honor of our new friends in Dallas, I'm pleased to introduce you to the Silas and Jayden shoe.
Hope you like what you see.

denim and light orange and blue stripe

red puppy dog print and navy gingham

Over the past week I have been getting back into the rhythm of our life. (pardon my absence) Ryan, Sara and I went on a two week cross-country trek to visit our family and friends. It was a great time of reconnecting and celebrating, but it has been good to be back in our own bed and our daily routine. Although, it wasn't fun coming home to a dead Christmas tree and decorations that were begging to be put away.
During our trip we had the opportunity to take part in NEXT, a conference in Atlanta that draws young people into community and connection with other generations while equipping them for the life God has for them. It was a time of great encouragement. I walked away with many "nuggets of truth." Thanks to all who participated and thanks to Matt and Lauren for all their hard work in making NEXT happen!
I'm too tired tonight to go any further....but I have another pair of shoes I need to introduce... so be watching...Thanks to all who have ordered! I appreciate it!