Wednesday, December 17, 2008
this little sticky was waiting for me this morning. i'm so blessed to have michael as my husband. he's the sweetest:)
speaking of sweet... isaiah made this gingerbread house at school. he's quite the artist. i think he even has that "artist" look on his face (making such art is serious business).
and michael brought home some sweet treats from his "secret santa" at work. we have enough hot cocoa mix to last us through may. maybe.
and a little glimpse of our christmas decor. it won't be long and all this will be packed away. hmmm. christmas is approaching way too fast.
and another owl stamp that i carved...
Saturday, December 13, 2008
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
excuse me, ma'am... is that felt??
Sunday, November 30, 2008
isaiah took the baby jesus out of his manger and placed him in mary's arms. it was sweet:)
i hope you're as inspired as i am... and that this season is one of family, friends, and love.
i'll post pictures soon!!
Saturday, November 22, 2008
Saturday, November 01, 2008
sarah the spider! (the first picture was taken last week right after we bought her costume... she wanted to put it on, so i got her picture. she was proud!)
it was a fun night for the kids. we trick-or-treated with some dear friends who are about to move to dallas. this is the 3rd year we've done halloween with them, so we're very sad that next year they won't be around to trick-or-treat with.
tonight texas tech plays ut. a big game to begin with, but add on the fact that both teams are 8-0, and espn practically moved to lubbock for the weekend (and have been broadcasting all day from the stadium). so much attention is being put on this game. it's really amazing that we're getting so much attention. the student section is filled as "first-come-first-serve" and so all week the students have been lining up in order to get in to the game, thus creating "raiderville", a tent city. the population grew to over 2000 students. crazy!!
Thursday, October 30, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
but things are beginning to slow down just a tad. i'm super excited because i just joined an online class by the oh-so-talented elsie. i'll have lots of new things to share along the way and i'm really looking forward to that!!
i've been creating lots of things lately, and haven't gotten any pictures of any of it. sorry for that! i think this class i've signed up for will force me to document my creations a little more diligently. my creative chops ARE still in tact, and as time allows i'll make the effort to get pictures taken of things i've made:)
halloween this year will be so much fun... isaiah chose to be anakin skywalker this year, which works out really well for him because he looks a bit like anakin. sarah mentioned a while back that she wants to be a spider for halloween. so we found a great spider costume for her, and she loves it! i've already got a few pictures of her in her costume, and i'll share them with you later.
hope your last week of october is fantastic!!
Thursday, September 25, 2008
if you don't already know who he is, this is a guy by the name of donald miller. he's written several books, two of which are searching for god knows what and blue like jazz. both books i have read and completely shook me up... revolutionized and strengthened my faith. i also had the privelege of seeing him speak at a conference at willow creek. he's the real deal if you haven't read his books, start with blue like jazz. it's truly amazing.
anyway, donald miller gave the convocation at the democratic national convention. a seemingly bold move. i was really encouraged to hear that he's "there". and to find this video and hear his statements on why he's supporting obama. not completely surprised though. from the beginning i've really liked barack obama. i like his style. yes, he's a good speaker. he's also a good leader. and his wife, michelle... she seems to be amazing.
but i'm surrounded by people who support mccain. in a town like lubbock, tx if you claim to be a christian you're expected to vote republican. period. but i've chosen to go to the "dark side".
recently i found a website called votesmart.org. this website is a comprehensive record of all candidates. you can go through lists of how those candidates have voted on issues, statements they've made... etc. it's a great research tool. i encourage you to do what i did... instead of blindly supporting a candidate (which i was), do your research. know why your supporting a candidate. i did that and i feel even stronger that barack obama should be our next president.
Friday, September 19, 2008
Friday, September 12, 2008
a while back michael came home from work with one of those laser pens. as sarah was finishing her dinner, he hid behind her and made the light dance all around her. the first time he did it she didn't know quite how to react... she kept calling it a ladybug ("laggy bug") and proceeded with lots of giggles and "awww's". then we decided to get her reaction on video. the first reaction was a bit more dramatic, but it's funny to see isaiah get in on the fun...
Tuesday, September 02, 2008
and lookie what i picked up at ikea... i adore them.
Monday, August 25, 2008
i'm really proud of him today. not sad at all... just proud.
Monday, August 18, 2008
Friday, August 08, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
that white loveseat was my grandmother's. it was passed down to me after she died. i remember her letting us sit in it when we were kids... but only if we were in our "sunday best". we define sunday best a little different than she did:)
i also want to brag on melanie. she's so great with kids! she's started her own photography business, melanie pittman photography... go check her out!
happy monday, evan