Monday, June 28, 2010

Happy Birthday Kiara & Kaylie

opps.....I'm a little late posting this
June 28, 2002 the day after Josh.

Kaylie & Kiara

Kiara Josette 12:01 a.m.

Kaylie Lenore 12:03 a.m.

These two goofy girls came into the world early because Little Kaylies' heart rate went sky high. An emergency c-section ... 10 days in NICU

Now healthy and HAPPY
Praise God!

Kiara is just like her Mom so sometimes I call her Little Keela.

Kaylie told me I can call her Miss Lenore.

Kiara was named after her other Grandmother and Kaylie was named after my Mom.

These two are so much fun to be with. Always happy and smiling.

Kiara (the older sister) sometimes is in charge. A little bit taller than Kaylie. She loves to play the violin and does

a cartwheel when entering the living room.

Kaylie (the baby of the family and plays the part very well). A little bit shorter than Kiara. Loves to take care of her

doll Finn. She has had him for years and we even celebrate his birthday

several times a year.

They are both different and so much alike.

Love you girls. Don't grow up too fast.

Enjoy being 8 years old.

Coulottes, Coulottes and more Coulottes

It's time for Junior Camp at Winkler Road Baptist Church. Emily and Sarah wanted new coulottes to wear. They've grown so much in the last year. Tabitha, Emily, Sarah and I went to the fabric store and they got some to make their coulottes. I love the color choices.

7 Pairs.

Beautiful Sisters

Their Goofy too!!!

Your Welcome girls. I loved sewing them for you.

Thanks for cutting them out for me. :-) you too Tabitha.

Look how tall they are getting.
I love you Emily and Sarah.
Have Fun at Camp.
Make decisions for the Lord.
Remember who you are.
Love you both.

The Way I Start My Day, Psalm 100

Breakfast, mmm, hot tea, fresh orange juice, my glasses, my two phones,
and the most important Bible.
I like to start my day with God's word.....reading my Bible. Usually I read out on the back patio on my swing. (one of my favorite places). But now days it is way to hot. Sometimes it's 90 degrees by 8:30 so now I read in the kitchen...air conditioned kitchen. :-) I wish I could say that I read it every day but no I'm ashamed to say that I don't. Sometimes I'm to rushed or have company or on vacation or something...but really those are not valid excuses. It should be my top priority...the top of my list....first thing in the morning. Praise God that he is a forgiving God and I can start fresh everyday.

I always read a chapter in Proverbs that coincides with what day it is, like today is June 29th so I read Proverbs 29. It's amazing how when you read each chapter there is something that has to do with what you are going through or speaks to your heart about a certain situation.

Then I read Psalm 100. This is memorized but I always read it. It's one of my favorite chapters in the Bible.

Then I read whatever I am studying for the month. Some years I follow the reading for "Read Through Your Bible in a Year" and I read whatever goes for that day.

Whatever you do, read your Bible....everyday. Get closer to God.

I guarantee your day will go better.

My 2nd Quilt of 2010

This is my second quilt. Not sure who this one is for yet.
I just love picking out a favorite and then matching more fabric.

I started with the lady bug fabric then the polka dot.

After I made the squares I decided to put some sashing between.
That way the blocks will stand out more.

I thought it needed something else so I added strips for the border.

And now it's finished!

The binding is the red polka dot. I love this binding.

And this is the back. I think I will always add a strip or quilt block to the back of the quilt.

And here it is!! I named this one,

"Lady Bug Picnic"

Now we can use it for the bed or take it on a picnic.


Thursday, June 24, 2010

Kings Kids Awards Night

Mark and Tabitha are in charge of our Kings Kids Program at Winker Road Baptist Church. I am so proud of the good job they do. They make it fun to memorize scripture and reward the kids for the important things. They have fun games and exciting weekly themes.
In this picture is Mark with the Feed My Lambs group.
Logan Ty Bryce Anna Lauren Carter

This is Taylins' first year teaching the Feed My Lambs group and she is doing a great job and really enjoys it. Patty is the helper.

This is the older kids group. They have completed many books, passed sections and memorized a lot of scripture. Good Job!!

Here are the rest of the leaders and helpers. Keep up the good work. Praying for all of you.

My First Quilt of 2010

I love to quilt. This is the first one I finished for 2010.

I decided to machine quilt it between the stitching.

This is me sewing on the binding. It is so relaxing. Yale and I watch a movie while I'm sewing.
I am so thankful for a supportive husband who encorages my hobby. Thanks Honey.

All finished and on the bed. It's a twin size. This is the back.

This is the back of the quilt.

I love the soft colors.

I finished this one in February 2010.

I named this one "Springtime"

Jonathan's Awards Night

We were beaming with pride at Dunbar High School when Jonathan received his award from Microsoft for completing nine (that's 9) Microsoft Certifications.

Keela with one of her babies. She was one proud Momma. :-)

Look how handsome he is. A nice young man. Wait did I just type man?

We were all cheering for him.

Great job Jonny!!! I know how hard you work. Keep up the good work.
Love you

Thursday, June 17, 2010

My Canada Trip

I had a great time in Canada. We did so many fun things that it would be to hard to post everything. So here are a few pictures and things that we did.

Josh so willingly gave me his bed to sleep in while I was there. For two weeks he slept on a big twin size cushion on the floor in the doorway between Josh & Silas room and Elisabeth and Brennas' room. Thank you Josh. BUT, Silas also sleeps in that room and he was ready to get up and play at 5:30 in the morning. I didn't mind though, I wanted to spend as much time with him as I could. When he would wake up he would get in bed with me and I would get him a cup of milk. Sometimes he would go back to sleep and other times he was ready to talk or play. :-) One morning I was pretending to be asleep and thought he was too, when I opened my eyes, he was stareing at me and roared and laughed. :-)

J.E.&B. wanted to sleep out in the yard in the tent, so we did. We had SO much FUN! But it got really really cold in the middle of the night. Patrick hooked up a tiny portable heater to keep us warm and Josh piled and piled and piled the blankets and quilts on top of us. I don't think Elisabeth or Brenna could move they had so much on them. We stayed really warm. We knew that at one point Patrick would try to scare us so we were prepared to get him. We bought some water guns at the dollar store and hid them in the tent. We played games and had snacks and talked and laughed and laughed. Around 11 p.m. someone came yelling (Patrick) and trying to scare us. But J.E.&B. got the water guns and soaked him good. Way to go guys.

First Family photo of seven. At first I & white ???? for a first family photo. But that's what Kami wanted. Taylin sent Callie the cutest little black jumper that was Chloe's with a white onesy and she looked so adorable in it. I love the family photo.

We went on lots and lots of walks. The weather was gorgeous. And the woods, the trail and the valley were perfect places to go walking.

Callie Grace is such a good baby and sooo cute. Love this picture. She looks older than 3 weeks.
Origianlly I was suppose to be there before she was born but she decided to come a little early.

In this picture Elisabeth and Brenna are standing on their tip toes. I can't believe how much taller they all are. Soon they'll be taller than me. :-)

Kami & Callie at church Sunday Night. Except for being tired Kami felt really good after the birth of Callie. We got to do a lot of what we had planned even a sewing day and site seeing too.

The flowers were gorgeous and tulips were in full bloom. Beautiful.

Callie & Kami. Callie looks so much like Kami when she was a baby.

Josh & Patrick putting together motorcycles from a kit.

Brenna & Elisabeth got this dollhouse for Christmas and so many accessories to go with it.
We had so much fun playing dollhouse. We even had a horse show. :-)

Kami & Patrick studying French. They studied so much and thier teacher came to the house the first few weeks after Callie was born. She was very nice and said they were the best students she ever had. I never realized how hard it was to go to a country and not know the language. To be somewhere and not understand what they're talking about. I even had to take Brenna to McDonalds with me to translate. Thanks Bren

The first night I was there we had French foods, they were different but delicious. Kami is an excellent cook and all the kids (&Patrick) have their specialties they make that were also delicious. Elisabeth made us breakfast one morning, I want the recipe to the puffs and the apple butter. Brenna made homemade cole slaw. Yum Yum......Patrick even does dishes now. :-)

I exchanged my American money for Canadian. Their money looks weird.

This is down in the valley. J.E.B.S. and I would go for walks while Kami and Callie were napping/resting. We had a fantastic time. While in the valley we would wade in the creek. It was very refreshing. Sometimes we pretended we were Indians. It was beautiful there, between two hills. reminded me of Tennessee.

It was gorgeous there.

Silas loved it too. One day Josh took his Giga ball and floated down the creek inside it.

Callie Grace looks so tiny and cute in this photo. I love it.

This hat went with the dress but she didn't like the hat. Sometimes she looked like Elisabeth and sometimes like Brenna, but I think she mostly looks like Kami when she was
a baby. :-) Don't grow up to fast Callie. Love and miss you already.