"For thus says the Lord: Lo, I will spread prosperity over her like a river, and the wealth of the nations like an overflowing torrent. As nurslings, you shall be carried in her arms, and fondled in her lap; As a mother comforts her son, so will I comfort you..." Isaiah 66:12-13

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Rescued from the Laundry...

one doll chair, an unclothed Strawberry Shortcake doll, several magnetic letters.
Strawberry was very happy to be found, having had the harrowing experience of being drooled on and carried around by the hair by a toddler who shall remain nameless, then being unceremoniously shoved deep into a tangle of dirty sheets and towels. The chair had no comment.
The letters were shaken-up as well and it may be several days before they return to normal.

Run for Life 2008

This past Saturday was the Run for Life for A Baby's Breath, CPC. Jim and I went without the girls thanks to my in-laws who took them to a family event for the day.

Start of the 1 mile fun run.

Becky and her boyfriend came and ran. Becky was very excited that she beat him to the finish.

Jim got pulled into being a race marshal so he had to stand around waiting for slowpokes like me to finish. I ran/walked really fast/stopped to stretch (stupid shin splints) my way to the finish line in about 38 minutes, better than my best time so far.

And good enough to get me a second place medal (thanks to a lack of women in my age bracket). That beats Jim's surprise third place finish from last year. Not to brag or anything.

Monday, April 14, 2008

First Socks?

Awhile back, I joined the Yarn Pirate Booty Club. Each month you get an exclusive club colorway of her hand-dyed sock yarn. It's really a lot of fun to receive yarn in the mail not knowing what the colors are going to be till you open it up. Kinda like getting a present.

Here's the March colorway, Emerald City. It's definitely my favorite so far. So I decided that I'd use it to make my first pair of socks.

However, getting the yarn from a hank to a center pull ball is much harder than I thought (and I expected some difficulty) if you don't have a yarn swift and ball winder. (And I don't...yet.)

It ended up in quite a tangle that took about a week to unknot. I do have it wound up now and have cast on for a gauge swatch. Don't have picture yet, but soon. Maybe once I'm done swatching and actually have progress on the sock.

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Little Monkeys.

The Magic Monkey Sleeping Bag.
(Now if it only put them to sleep.)

Friday, April 4, 2008

Easter at home.

When we got back to our house, we gave the girls their Easter baskets. I filled them mostly with non-candy stuff as I figured there would be a bounty of candy from the Egg hunt (and I was right).
I'm really happy with the enamelware dishes... Jim and I have been trying to rid ourselves of the plastic kids ware for awhile now, and these bunny plates work well.

This last picture is from Palm Sunday dinner with Jim's family.

Easter Pictures.

Finally, some pictures of our Easter trip to Grammy and Pappy's house.

We were surprised by an snow storm on Holy Saturday. There was about 6 inches or so on the ground when we woke up, so of course, we had to rig up a snow suit for Maria and let her go play.

In this picture you can see her "oh, so stylish," plastic bag boots. The gloves that she has on were sized for an 8 year old, but it was the best we could do.

I think that she was very happy to finally be able to make "Frosty."

Here are the girls in their Easter dresses... yes, they matched including the shoes. That hat was not part of the outfit but it was all we had for an Easter hat for Amelia.

Maria really cleaned up at the family Easter Egg Hunt... held inside due to the snow.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Prayers please...

For the family of Border Patrol Agent Jarod Dittman. He was the son of my mother's pastor, Cathy. He is leaving a wife and young daughter behind. There is a memorial page set up here.

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord.
And let perpetual light shine upon him.
May the souls of the faithful departed,
through the mercy of God,
rest in peace.