Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Yes, it's 100 degrees outside...

...and I just finished knitting a scarf/shawl thing-a-ma-bob.
The pattern (Clapotis) was so fun though. The yarn (Knit Picks Shimmer) was not my favorite to work with but I love how it turned out.

Now I just have to wait until the temps get below 90...or forever, whichever comes wear it!


Monday, July 28, 2008

Keepin' Me Humble

The following conversation occurred the other day while snuggling with Emily before nap time...

Me: I love you Sissy!
Emily: (rubbing my face) Mama, you have whiskers!

Need a dose of humility? Just spend some time with my 3-year-old, she'll knock you down a notch or two!


Saturday, July 26, 2008

The baseball thing again.

So we finally decided to go ahead and sign up both Mara and Emily for baseball this season. It's jut a 6-week program where they learn they learn the rules and have fun without competition.

While trying to make a decision this week, I was talking to Mara....

Me: Hey Mara, do you want to play baseball with Caiden?
Mara: No, I'm busy coloring right now.
Me: No, we're not going to play right now, but we have to sign-up now to play.
Mara: We get to put signs up?
Me: Um, never mind!

So needless to say, we just made a decision and will have to wait until the season starts to see if they like it or not!


Thursday, July 24, 2008

My iphone got a new outfit!

...and she's very excited about it!

Pattern is here, and it's done in a lovely shade of Yarn Pirate left over from the anklets I posted about the other day.


Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Wordless Wednesday #42

Just when I think she's so grown up, she goes and falls asleep on the living room floor.
Yep, she's still my baby!
Happy not so Wordless Wednesday! For more Wordless Wednesday, go here or here.


Socks come in pairs?

What a novel idea!

I have conquered my second-sock-syndrome (for now). Look, it's a PAIR of yarn pirate anklets...
And a PAIR of booby socks for Heidi.
Here's a better picture of the stitch detail too. The last time I blogged about it, the picture was really bad.

Monday, July 21, 2008

What do you do when it's 100 degrees in the shade?

Aim the sprinkler on the trampoline...
...and JUMP!!!
Oh, and then drip dry on the swing.

Friday, July 18, 2008

You'd better grab a kleenex first.

So what would be on your cardboard?
Mine could be any of these (and a dozen more too!)....
Shackled with unbelief....Freedom in Christ.
Swallowed with grief....Carried through by the God of the universe.
Hypocrite....Real in God's grace.
All talk....Serving in obedience.
Yep, I'm God's Mess too!


I won, I won, I won!

Well, I guess technically Becca won!
A couple of months ago Jenni at One Thing had a little giveaway for a $20 gift certificate to Aliyah's Hope Chest. Here's the ADORABLE outfit that Becca Sue got in the mail last week.

I love the little cute!
Thanks Jenni and Laurie...we love it!


Thursday, July 17, 2008

You know you're a blogger when....

...two babies crawl on top of a table and into a toy basket...
...and instead of getting them down, you get the camera and tell them to say 'cheese'!Carrie

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Wordless Wednesday #41

"What? Princesses like to jump too!"

For more Wordless Wednesday, go here or here.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Did you know?

...that they were pregnant again?


Monday, July 14, 2008

Who's your Daddy?

Mara is really into this guessing game lately. At random times she will describe random things and make me guess what she's thinking. Like, "Mama, it's us light...and it's up in the sky...what is it?"

She cracked me up the other day when she said, "Mama, he's a boy....he likes computers...and he goes to work...who is it?"

She left out that he's super cute though too! Love you, honey!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Three Crosses

On the way to church last weekend at my in-laws, the girls were being over-dramatic about it taking FOREVER to get there (it only takes about 5 minutes). The following conversation took place...

Emily: Momma, it's taking a long, long time to get there.
Me: Chill, we're almost there.
Mara: Remember Sissy, when we see the three crosses then we'll know we're there.
Emily: Yeah, just like Jesus died on the cross.
Me: He did! Do you know who Jesus died on the cross for?
Emily: For my sins!

Phillip and I were both absolutely speechless. I was frustrated with them for being so over-dramatic (yes, that "Chill" was said with much impatience.), but my four-year-old turned it around to an amazing conversation about Christ.

Father, thank you for choosing me to be the mother of these three amazing people. Help me to take advantage of each and every moment of our 'normal' day to point them to You.


Saturday, July 12, 2008


This is a flower from my yard. If you knew me and my yard, you'd be saying "no way!". I don't really like to work in the yard, but I do what it takes for our yard to not look horrible.

This poor rose bush has been right here beside the porch since we moved in. I know you're suppose to prune rose bushes a certain way and they need something to climb on, but has any of that been done in the three years that we've lived here? Nope.

You could say that this poor rose bush is in the wilderness, but check it out....a bloom! It fought it's way through and produced this gorgeous flower in spite of it all.

I'm a lot like this rose bush right now. I'm in the wilderness and fighting my way through.

Priscilla Shirer at the Deeper Still Event spoke on the wilderness. I always thought that the Isrealites 'wondered' around the wilderness in a sort of lost state, but Exodus 13:17-18 says that God choose the wilderness for them...He lead them there...on purpose! And not only that, He gave them the opportunity to see and hear Him with their own eyes!

He has lead me here as well...on purpose! The question is how will I resond to the wilderness? Will I be bitter from these wounds? Will I turn my back? Or will I see and hear Him with my own eyes?

Hosea 6:1-3 says that He has torn us but will heal us..has wounded us but will bandage...will revive...and will raise up.

I will rest in my wilderness. I'd rather be protected in my wilderness by the God of the universe than away from God in comfort.


Friday, July 11, 2008


This post by Jenni at One Thing is SO me. Yow, it stepped on my toes but thanks for calling me out Jenni!


Thursday, July 10, 2008

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Wordless Wednesday #40


and "Bearrrrrrrr"For more Wordless Wednesday, go here or here.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008

A Hair Commentary

Phillip: Emily, will you brush my hair?
Emily: Daaaaddy, you don't have hair!
Phillip: What? Oh, that's right...I don't have hair.
Emily: Daddy, you're silly...boys don't have hair, just heads!

Hmmm, guess I should be praying for the man who will have to shave his head to win this girl's heart!

Monday, July 7, 2008

Santa came early!

Thanks Nana and Poppa!

The girls are beside themselves.
Bless her heart...Becca looks like this the entire time...and still has a blast.And this last picture is for Traci!
Now I just have to figure out how to jump on a trampoline after birthing three babies and NOT pee my pants!


Friday, July 4, 2008

Happy 4th of July

Wow, what a day!
We started the day marching in a parade. The girls loved it but I'm not sure they really knew what to think.Then we got in some swim time followed up by homemade ice cream...oh yeah!
Then of course finished up with some fireworks and sparklers.

A fun, fun day but man am I exhausted! Happy 4th of July.