give thanks craft

I got to work with the kids from Mission First this past summer (thru a jr. league project), an after-school program in Jackson & couldn't forget these sweet kids. I did a thanksgiving craft with them. They don't realize the blessing they are, I'm glad God was nudging me to go back-it got me out of my little world. It was a "give thanks" banner. My supplies were:
-foam board
-stamp created with burlap wrapped CD jewel case
-added texture to the background with circle shapes dipped in paint
-printed "give thanks" circles (you could write your message out with sharpie vs. print it)


totally tubular

 Okay, so Tim & I had the opportunity to get crazy 80's and attend the jackson jr. league pretty in pink prom. A great band called the Molly Ringwalds played-people go cuckoo over them here. So here I am above, knocked up at prom. Don't these pictures make me look like I live a very fun & exciting life-I'm even impressed. Got get all this fun out before baby boy comes. I'm being dramatic.
 And here we are with our skeeeered friends who were not dressed up in the proper decade, but they promised to do it next year.
 Literally I danced 2 hours straight.
BTW, these are all the sweet (and as shown here-crazy) ladies in my Bible study. They make my life full-lending me maternity clothes, breast pumps (ugh), praying for me, laughing with me, crying with me & dancing with me!!!!
 Tim's 867-5309 iron-on shirt I made for him.
Okay, there were 10 of us packed into my new mini-van. I was determined to make use of my delicate condition and serve as the DD.
You can't fully appreciate Ashley's polka dot dress with the full shoulder pads, but this was an actual dress she wore back in the day & still fit in it fabulously.

food stuff

So this very unassuming cheese dip has been my food obsession lately. It is YUM. It is in our Kroger specialty cheese section. Great on pita chips. You'll be hooked.


new item

I'm working up some of these to offer...Here's a preview. They would be great hanging over a doorway. More to come. Made from reclaimed wood-that a sweet customer brought to me. It was an old Adirondack chair that Tim took apart from me.

new van!

Lots of excitement here lately-we have a new car...to make room for #3. Henry tells everyone about his new van & the first week we had it would play in it every afternoon while Ruthie was napping. Gotta say, I'm loving it. I spaz out in carpool line a bit with the automatic open/close doors, but I am getting it.

mo halloween

Henry & his funny, sweet teacher-Ms. Holloway. He's learning so much-clapping out his syllables, writing his letters in the air with little sound effects with each line. I'm so proud of him!
The little ones in their costumes. They were SO into them & that made me happy. Although, Ruthie was saying she wanted to be a unicorn the day before H-ween & we worked around that. She is obsessed with hello kitty-so was I (30 years ago). HK's still got it! The robot costume came from Henry's cousin William-Henry almost exploded when he saw it.

On the back of Ruthie's shirt it says-"hello candy". An iron-on design I printed out.