Monday, April 28, 2008

Counting My Blessings

I've been quite the slacker lately posting blogs.  No big excuses really...just keeping busy with the girls and everyday life.  We have a lot going on!  Anyway...on to some smiles of life...

1.  Sunny, warm weather!  I'm loving the nicer days (even if the last couple days have been cooler).  It's nice to be able to take the girls outside to play.  Liberty loves to go "side pay." 

2.  The park.  It's fun, and it wears the kids out.  What more could you ask for?!

3.  Four more pairs of baby shoes finished.  I made two of the regular pattern for Leila and one for a baby shower gift.  Then I enlarged the pattern a bit and made a couple larger pair.  One for my nephew (a late baby gift) and another for a girl in MOPS.  Oh how I love crafting...what a great outlet for the stress of life!017

4.  Leila has started to army crawl!  It's so cute.  She's also become quite the grabby girl.  She grabs at everything in site!  I wish I knew how to put a video on this blog!  


5.  Passion.  Amanda wrote about this subject not too long ago...a topic brought up by someone on her blog list.  It has inspired me to really look at my life and what I am passionate about and want I want to be passionate about.  And not only that, but what others see I am passionate about.  It's eye-opening!  I most definitely want to be more passionate about JESUS!!  I know my passion has dwindled.

6.  We are finally all pretty much recovered from the nasty flu bug that hit 018us (yes, all 4 of us had it!).  You can tell Liberty was sick in this picture...she laid herself down on the floor for a rest!

0207.  A visit with one of my best friends, Angela.  She stopped by on Saturday on the way home from her class.  It was so nice to see her and just relax and catch up in person.  We always have a good time, no matter what we do!  Thanks for coming, Angela!  

8.  An afternoon with my sister.  


9.  Pigtails.  I had to fight Liberty to get them in her hair, but I did it!  And the end result was soooo cute!  


10.  Homemade bread.  I found a yummy recipe for white was a hit here at our house!  This weekend I want to try another one, and a wheat bread recipe.  Jonathan isn't a fan of wheat bread, but I enjoy it and cannot wait to try the recipe Amanda has posted on her site.  Yum!019

11.  Leila had a great 6 month check up last week.  She's happy and healthy and doing great!  She weighs 12lbs 10oz and is 25 1/2 inches long.  She's so tiny!

12.  A great talk with my hubby last night.  It's so nice to be able to talk about the deeper things of learn and grow together.  Oh how I love him!!

13.  A few more pics...

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Lastly, I would like to ask for prayers for a good friend from college.  Her name is Amber and she has been having some health problems.  This last week she had a growth removed from her pulmonary artery and half of one her lungs removed.  Please pray for healing and comfort.  Thank you!


Amanda said...

such great smiles...LOVE the bold colored shoes with the swirls...SO cute! :) i'm sooo with you on the park fun...and so many of your other smiles. definitely let me know if you try that whole wheat recipe...i think you'll love it! :) also, i love that leila is army crawling...our big ol' kate is still working on that...i blame it on the fact that she is almost 20 pounds..HUGE! seriously, there are only 7 pounds between 2 1/2 year old libs and 9 month old kate.

Anonymous said...

What adorable little shoes! I'm sure the recipients will be tickled pink to get such a treasure:) I have been wanting to try and make my own bread, but I've been way to intimidated by the process. Just out of curiosity, did you use a bread machine/mixer to make the dough, or did you make it by hand?