Saturday, September 27, 2008

I'm back!!!

Well, we finally got our compuer back this past Wednesday, but I'm just now getting around to blogging. We've got a busy day today, but it's quiet right now while Natalie naps. Michael picked up our Angel Food order this morning in Mineola, then it was off to a birthday party in Canton. On the way home, we stopped at The Dairy Palace...YUM!!! Later this evening, we have a fish fry at the church with our Fun After Fifty-five group from church, then it's off to the church's softball games. Not sure if Nat and I will make the games since I still need to make breakfast for the youth in the morning.

Two weeks ago, we went to Sherman for Michael's 10 year high school reunion. Talk about feeling old! Friday night, we went to the football game while my in-laws kept Natalie. We were supposed to spend the afternoon at the park, but Ike decided to change our plans. That night, we had a couples event at Austin College. Luckily, there were a few people there that I have adopted from Michael as my friends over the past 5 years. Here's a few pictures. The couple in the second picture are our friends, Shelley and Craig. We had a good time visiting family and friends.

Here's possibly the most adorable picture of our little "Indian!" My friend, Jennifer, monogrammed the onesie. It looks so cute! You should see her all decked out. She even has orange, black and white socks to match! I'll have to take a picture at the next football game.

It's really crazy when you realize how much your children are like you! Natalie loves to watch t.v. and movies. She loves to chill out on her couch (like Michael) and cover herself with a blanket (like me). Here, she was chilling out with Michael. She's such a mess!!!

I had the energy to paint somemore trim earlier, but I'm sure Natalie will be up soon, so I may not have time. Oh'll happen some day. Probably later than sooner, but at least it will get done.

Tuesday, September 9, 2008

Sugar Pies

This week has been a busy week for Natalie and I (considering we don't usually go places during the day). Yesterday we started Mom's In Touch. There are some mom's who get together every Monday morning and walk around the track and thank God for His blessings and pray for the needs of the schools, teachers and students. Natalie plays at the nursery at church while I walk and pray. Today, we had our second ladies' Bible study from 10 to 12 and then we went to lunch with a few friends afterwards. We are studying the book Prodigals by Ruth Bell Graham. I am really enjoying the bible study and meeting with the ladies. Tomorrow we start MOPS since last week was cancelled. We haven't gotten much done at the house, but we have certainly had a wonderful week so far.

Looking back at where God has placed us, I am totally blessed and amazed! I absolutely love being here at MSBC. I have made so many wonderful friends and so many people who love my daughter and treat her as if they are her own. If you don't know my part of the story as to how God called us here, ask me sometime. It's amazing and only God could have done it. Glory be to God for all His blessings!!!

Last night about 7, I got a craving for some sugar pies. My mom makes these wonderful mini pies filled with sugar, butter and vanilla. As you bake them, the sugar carmelizes. They are wonderful! Natalie helped me make them. Unfortunately, nothing is as ever good as when your mom makes it, but they turned out okay.

We are shipping off our computer tomorrow to get it fixed. So, it will probably be a week or so before I post again. Then again, that's nothing new. :)

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Totes, Dolls and Labor Day

I am so proud of myself! I finished my tote bag last night! I was very impressed bcause I didn't really have any problems. I did call mom a few times to ask questions, though. Here's what the finished product looks like. I changed the original pattern just a little bit. I made the straps a little longer, but next time I won't make them so long. I also added a cell phone pocket on the inside and a flap over the top. I make the flap a little too long, so I'll probably cut it off some. I want to put a button closure on it so I can kinda close the top of my bag. It looks more like a tote than a purse, but that's okay.

Grammie and Grandpa came to visit for Labor Day. They brought Nat a new baby doll. She hasn't put the thing down for very long. It came with all sorts of stuff-bottles, bib, extra clothes, spoon, fork, bowl, diaper, washrag, paci, and even a change of clothes! She even talks baby talk! Earlier this morning I noticed Nat made her talk and then started talking baby talk back to her. Here's a picture of one of her other babies. We had to move her carseat to the other car and it ended up inside in the process. At least she knows what it's for. :)

Here are a few pics from our exciting Labor Day. We just hung out with Grammie and Gramps because the weather was starting to get yucky from Gustav. Somehow, Grammie always avoids the pictures. We'll have to work on that. Nat loved swinging with daddy, smelling the roses with mommy and sharing gatorade with Grandpa. She's definitely a Grammie's girl eventhough you can't tell from the pics. Nat won't have much to do with me when Grammie's around, but that's what grandmas are for.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Our Lives

Well, now that school has started things are beginning to get busy around here. The ladies at our church had our first Bible study this morning. Nat went with me since it was just the intro. The other ladies didn't mind her running around, giggling and getting into everything, but she wore me out! She crashed as soon as we got in the car to come home and slept for 3 hours! Tomorrow we start our MOPS groups. I'm really excited to meet some new moms. You can check out MOPS at

Have I mentioned that Natalie loves to feed her pig??? Well, it's actually a small pink piggy bank. She's so adorable! Anytime she gets change she loves to go feed her and then she kisses her on the nose.

I tried my first sewing project without a pattern. I thought these two pink bandanas would make an adorable dress for Nat. Well, the picture is deceiving. It looks like a tent on her! And since it practically fits me, I'm afraid she won't be wearing it anytime soon. At least I had fun making it.

I have another project I'm hopefully going to start sewing tonight-a tote/purse. The pattern doesn't look too terribly hard. I've added a few things to it. I have almost all of the prep work done so maybe I can actually start the fun part tonight-sewing! I'll let you know how it turns out and if it doesn't look too bad I may post a pic of it.