Tuesday, December 30, 2008

10 Smile Tuesday

it's tuesday yet again...and the tuesday after christmas, too.  i have tons of pictures to post, just to warn you!!

1.  gifts from poppo and memaw in michigan.  the girls are especially fond of the dollhouse, an airplane toy, the memory game and the shapes toy.  thank you poppo and memaw!!! 

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2.  the girls really seemed to enjoy the dolls and blankets i made for them...although somehow liberty's doll came up missing on christmas day, much to our chagrin!  seriously, it's driving me nuts and liberty keeps asking me for it on and off.

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3.  packages in the mail from my gram.

4.  the beautiful, sweet sweaters my gram knit for the girls that came in the above mentioned package.  there was even one for nadia. 

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5.  these stockings for my 3 girls also made by my gram.  so fun!!  thanks again for the goodies, gram!!


6.  liberty's current favorite book.  it's so cute!  we have read this one over and over since she got it for christmas.


7.  starting on nadia's hat.  her due date is sooo close and i have much i want to make before she makes her debut.


8.  daddy and libbs watching "the polar express" together (or as libbs calls it, "the train movie").  they both love trains.


9.  sunshine.  after days of gray skies and lots of rain, i'm loving the sun shining through the windows today!

10.  a gift certificate for a haircut (thanks to jonathan's parents!!).  i can't wait to use this...it's been over a year since i've had my hair cut (yes, i did say a year!). 

and a few extra pictures from christmas with the whole family...

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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

10 Smile Tuesday

well here it is tuesday again...where is the time going?  and it's Christmas week to boot!  i just looked through my pictures and realized i'd hardly taken any this week...but, i did finish making all of my christmas gifts with a couple days to spare! 

i hope you're all enjoying the holidays.  we're enjoying ours, although i must say i am really missing the snow back in michigan.  they've gotten quite a bit out there and i just want to go jump in and play!

1.  Christmas.  i just love this time of year...snow (although not for us this year), good food, family, friends, and of course the reminder of Jesus coming to earth and everything that entails. 

2.  finishing leila's rag quilt for her and her baby doll.

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3.  finishing these black apple dolls for the girls for Christmas.  (the blond haired doll is for libbs, and the brown for leila-bear).


4.  attempting to teach a friend to knit yesterday and the good visit we shared.

5.  another good checkup for the baby and i.  i went in for my 34 week appointment yesterday...i measured 32 cm and nadia's heartbeat was in the 160's (which is high for her...she must have been doing a workout or something, ha!). 


6.  pigtails.  i cannot get enough of doing liberty's hair.  she's been letting me fix her hair a little more often these days and actually leaving it in for most of the day, which makes me so happy!  (it's the little things!)


7.  leila is finally sleeping better most nights (with the exception of some teething nights).  we are so relieved!

8.  speaking of teething, leila's 6th tooth has finally poked through!

9.  knitting.  oh how it relaxes me.  i'm really itching to start trying new things lately...maybe after i'm finished making a few things for nadia!  if anyone knows of a good, fairly easy christmas stocking pattern or a sweater pattern that's done mostly on circular needles (or any good beginner pattern), be sure to let me know please.

10.  my family.  my wonderful husband who strives every day to be a good hubby and daddy.  i'm so proud of him.  and of course my two beautiful girls who are always making us smile and laugh (in between trying times, of course!).  i love my family oh so much!

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

What I've been up to...

i'm so sorry i haven't updated our blog for a while.  time is just getting away from me this month.  i am frantically trying to finish my christmas present projects BEFORE christmas.  i still have 8 things to start/finish.  yikes!!!!  so, i have been avoiding the computer in order to make myself work on projects during most of my free time.  we're doing well here, just keeping busy.  instead of writing out some smiles, i'm just going to post some pictures.  amanda, the sleeping pictures are just for you!  :)


liberty on the phone with her cousin daniel in michigan


yep, they fell asleep on the floor together 


we're wearing our pirate mustaches at jackson's 5th bday pirate party


liberty playing a game at jackson's bday party


liam driving liberty around (and so it begins....)


my little pirate


reaghan & leila


early christmas presents from great grandma & papa


yes, she fell asleep across the stools...


my sweet girlies


our flexible niece anna

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liberty's rag quilt & matching doll quilt

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pigtailed girls!  (and libbs actually kept them in all day!)

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yes, she really did fall asleep in the chair like this!!

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little michigan girl