Tuesday, May 20, 2008

So Much To Do, So Little Time

OK, I know some of you are wondering what has happened to me. No, I didn't fall down the rabbit hole, but my life has been a little topsy-tury, lately. So much is happening so quickly, and I'm running from one place to the next- starting something new, while I still have three other projects in the works and left half-way undone. Phew! I have missed visiting with ya'll, so let's grab a cup of coffee and catch up. What's new? Hmmm, well let's see.....

Becoming a stay at home mom has afforded me the time to read, leisurely. I don't think I've ever read so much or enjoyed reading so much in my life. Some of my very favorite books that I've read this year are located to the left on my virtual bookshelf. I am currently reading Mitten Strings For God-Reflections For Mothers In A Hurry, by Katrina Kenison. I am also reading The Excellent Wife by Martha Peace, as part of the Lux Venic reading group. I must apologize to the reading group, I have yet to post on each chapter as part of the group's discussion. I will catch up soon.- Promise!

When my mother-in-law visited us a month or so ago, she started teaching me how to sew. I've almost finished an outfit for baby girl and lil' man. I'm also looking into a couple of simple patterns for burpies, bibs and aprons. I sooo want a matching mother/daughter apron set. Her are a couple of my favorites so far... M/D#1, or M/D#2. Which one do you like the best? I also love these two (1 and 2)just for myself. I think it kinda depends on the mood, Latin retro, or silly and sassy. I am also lovin Jessie Steele's designs , Carolyn's Kitchen Aprons, and this wild and crazy number.OK, can you tell I'm really into aprons right now?!? (hee-hee!)

While my beautiful sister, Demetria, was here, she gave me some great decorating advice and helped me give the front of my house a make over. We planted some flowers, bought a new rug, hung an arrangement on the door, and I haven't been able to stop since. I've slowly been adding more plants and flowers and I even made this cute little sign to hang outside our home that has our name on it. I'm going to paint our front door next. I'll post pictures soon.

I've been feeling very creative, lately. My friend Datha gave me a canvas tote that she was getting rid of. It was a little faded and kinda plain for my taste, but it had a beautiful scripture on the front of it. So, I bought fabric paint, and inspired by a great pair of cha-cha- summer shoes I just bought, I created a whole new bag for myself. -Again, I'll post pictures later.

I have been praying to find a play group that the children and I could join. Well, the Lord answered my prayer- in a different way. I started my own. We have been getting together twice a month since March, here at my home and this week we have our fist outing. We are going to the Metro Park Gardens to see what's in bloom, feed the ducks and visit a butterfly habitat. There are four of us that meet on a regular basis with our little ones. We are having a wonderful time, and I really look forward to it every other week.

I wanted to do something special when my sis was here, so I decided it was time to start singing again in church. I had originally planned to start back in February, but it didn't work out, and since I had a song ready, I wanted to do it when she could be here. (Her support means a great deal to me.) Well, as a result of that I was contacted and asked to sing for the ladies monthly luncheon associated with Stonecroft Ministries. It was such a blessing. I was also asked if I'd be interested in the leadership training. Wow! The Lord is opening up wonderful opportunities. It is very exciting!

Hugh and I just celebrated our Seven Year Anniversary!!!!!!! We've actually been together almost thirteen years now, but married seven. I will be sharing more on that as part of The Year of Romance monthly challenge.

Anna Grace is growing so fast. She started walking at nine months and now, she is running everywhere. Her hair is starting to lay down on her head and she's adding new words to her vocabulary. The newest one is "juice."- She's precious!

Trey is enjoying finally getting to be outdoors. Yesterday, we did bubbles and sidewalk chalk for almost an hour. He loves to help me water the plants and fill our bird feeder. He also helps his daddy mow the lawn. We enjoy watching the robins, finches, chickadees and squirrels eat in the front yard every morning. Oh and we have a nest of baby birds on the back porch. We went on a little trip to the Amish country this weekend. Trey was so excited to see all the barns with cows, and horse and buggies. It was beautiful. We're going back in a couple weeks to pick our own strawberries.

Well, I guess that's about all I've been up to lately. (That's all?!- What am I saying? That's quite enough,) No really, I have been busy, but in a good way! There will be more to come later, but for now, I must run. The children and I are off to play outside! Blessings to all!


Anonymous said...

so glad to read all this happy news, sweetie! you're too kind to say sweet things about me. . . we both know the real truth! hahaha!!

love you and miss you!

Anonymous said...

No need to apologize about the reading group! Posting isn't a requirement. I'm glad to know that you're reading TEW, though, and will look forward to your thoughts when you have the time.

Ashley said...

I'm glad you updated us! I am planning (in the back of my head) a trip for me and Kurt to Amish country. I am fascinated with that culture. Also, I have a blue and white toile apron that I bought when we got married. I say, "bring back the retro aprons!!!"

Penless Thoughts said...

Very nice, newsy post. I like #2!!! So glad you are stepping forward as God is calling you to new things:o)

Denise said...

You have been missed sweetie. Thanks for the update, love you.