Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Halloween 2012

I have been Pinteresting (is that even a word) a lot and love finding new crafts, ideas, games, etc to do with the kiddos. One thing I found was a cute way to photograph Jordan as a baby in a pumpkin. Little did I know that Jackson would insist on wanting his picture made in it too. I see a Senior page picture all ready to go.

It wa so much fun to dress the kiddos up this year for Halloween. I tried to conquer making my first ever Halloween costume. I must admit I didn't end up finishing myself. My dear friend, Lori Westbrooks, did most of the work due to time. However, next year I would love to try and do it again. I already I have in mind what I would like to do for Jordan.

This year Jackson had two costumes. He was Captain America with his Daddy the day before Halloween because Marty had a superhero night for the youth were they went door to door encouraging people to attend the Hallelujah Festival at the church the next night on Halloween. As you can see from the picture these two were a hoot.

On Halloween night Jordan was a pumpkin (homemade and it turned out so cute), Jackson was Buzz Lightyear complete with helmet (not pictured) and Maddy was cat woman. They were all just precious.

The fourth picture is of Jackson on his first Halloween as a frog. My how he has grown.

Thankful for so such wonderful memories.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

End It

Tomorrow I disappear from social media, in honor of the 27 million who have disappeared into slavery. 2/27/13 #enditmovement

Saturday, January 26, 2013

Valentines Canvas Craft

I tried my hand at a little Valentine's Day craft. This past year I have been trying to do a craft involving the kiddos and making sure that the craft was something I could use for years to come as a keepsake. For Valentines I took a canvas I already had and used Jackson's handprint and Jordan's feet to make two of the letters "o" and "v". Then decided to write the verse 1 Corinthians 13:4-8a all around the word LOVE. I messed up on the first part so it is a little darker than the rest. However, all in all I love how it turned out.

Thursday, December 27, 2012

Monday, October 8, 2012

Maddy's Homecoming

Maddy attended her first homecoming dance this past weekend and it was a great success. It's hard to believe that our baby girl is growing up. She was the most beautiful girl I have ever seen and was truly radiant. It was so special to spend time with her that day getting ready for the dance at the house. My sister came down and took Maddy to get her manicures and pedicures and took her to lunch and that was a real treat for Maddy. Afterwards a good friend came by the house to do Maddy's hair and makeup. The day went by so fast! Maddy and her date, Chris, a wonderful young man from our church went to Inokos for dinner. Marty and I had our very first date there 10 years ago. Just a fun tidbit I had to add. Maddy's words were that the night was "magical" and I am so glad she had a such a great time.

Sunday, August 12, 2012


Ready for finger food?

Jordan decided to take Mommy's bagel and ever since has been eyeing our food so we have started her on puffs and melts. Yummy!