Monday, March 31, 2008

My Monday

::'~ Laundry soap ~ Hand-washing little girl tights ~'::

::'~ I got one of my dresses finished last week. It works wonderfully for nursing in! ~'::
::'~ The best thing about this afternoon is the sweet, softy little girl taking her nap by me! ~'::

Sunday, March 30, 2008


Our First Grilling of the Season...

It is Sunday afternoon March 30th and a cool sunless 47 degrees but plenty warm for a grillin'. It was unanimous (all two of us and Greta aka Button, Rosebud etc.etc.) this morning about what was for dinner.
Last year I tried my hand at smoke /grilling and thought I'd try again, it was simply marvelous, just the right amount of wood chips and a spritz of BBQ sauce.
Just figured I had to taunt you a little ;-)

A little saucy never hurt. oooo smokin ssssss
You want this don't you.

Posted by: Caleb

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Friday, March 14, 2008

Greta Rose

Announcing with much joy

the birth of our little Sweet Pea

Greta Rose

born on March 9, 2008

at 11:15 am

She was a tiny 6lbs. 3oz. and was 18 1/2 in. long.

My man and I are positively as thrilled as can be!

First Mommie kisses ~'::
First nap with Daddy ~'::

Snuggles with Mama on Monday morning ~'::

Having a sunbath in Mimi's arms ~'::

Late afternoon sweetness ~'::

Oh, yes... and she has a set of the deepest, sweetest dimples!

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Steadfast Love

Psalm 33

Shout for joy in the LORD, O you righteous!
Praise befits the upright.
Give thanks to the LORD with the lyre;
make melody to him with the harp of ten strings!
Sing to him a new song;
play skillfully on the strings, with loud shouts.

For the word of the LORD is upright,
and all his work is done in faithfulness.
He loves righteousness and justice;
the earth is full of the steadfast love of the LORD.

By the word of the LORD the heavens were made,
and by the breath of his mouth all their host.
He gathers the waters of the sea as a heap;
he puts the deeps in storehouses.

Let all the earth fear the LORD;
let all the inhabitants of the world stand in awe of him!
For he spoke, and it came to be;
he commanded, and it stood firm.

The LORD brings the counsel of the nations to nothing;
he frustrates the plans of the peoples.
The counsel of the LORD stands forever,
the plans of his heart to all generations.
Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD,
the people whom he has chosen as his heritage!

The LORD looks down from heaven;
he sees all the children of man;
from where he sits enthroned he looks out
on all the inhabitants of the earth,
he who fashions the hearts of them all
and observes all their deeds.
The king is not saved by his great army;
a warrior is not delivered by his great strength.
The war horse is a false hope for salvation,
and by its great might it cannot rescue.

Behold, the eye of the LORD is on those who fear him,
on those who hope in his steadfast love,
that he may deliver their soul from death
and keep them alive in famine.

Our soul waits for the LORD;
he is our help and our shield.
For our heart is glad in him,
because we trust in his holy name.
Let your steadfast love, O LORD, be upon us,
even as we hope in you.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

warm soup

You have to love a Mama who brings you some of her wonderful homemade soup because she knows that you love it with all of your being. For noon dinner I warmed up her delicious creamy and spicy soup with butternut squash, potatoes and corn. It was so good. My man and I sprinkled fresh sprouts on top (also from Mama) and crunched some broiled toast. An ideal wintertime dinner!

Wednesday, March 5, 2008


::'~ An afternoon jar of herb tea and recycling cranberry-scented candle wax ~'::
You know those big, four-wicked candles you can get at Walmart and such? I had one that I had burned halfway and then ended up having some real trouble with the wicks, so instead of throwing the candle away I made it into some new candles. I chopped it all up and then melted the wax pieces in a pan (I would use a double-boiler if I had one, most likely). I braided crocheting thread for the wicks and used an assortment of glass jars to hold the candles. The melting wax smells good, and I look forward to cozy evenings enjoying the flickering light from my new candles!

Saturday, March 1, 2008

It is finally March! A month I have been anticipating for a while now. I look forward with all of my heart to meeting the precious little one inside of me. Each day the little movements and wigglings of Baby get more distinct; he is definitely growing in there. The comment on my baby-gaga ticker this morning about Baby needing to have his or her fingernails clipped soon made me laugh (I do believe it though!) Oh, the joy it will be to hold that little body next to me and feel the little arms and hands and toes under my fingertips. Thank you, Heavenly Father, for the gift of this life!


This morning's sewing project: a sweet little blue polar fleece cradle mattress-pad (Are there enough adjectives in that description?)

Also: a diaper changing table, nappy pins, baby washcloths, and more clean and folded diapers