Monday, June 30, 2008

Trip pictures...

I had a fun time on my trip, but am glad to be home again!

I went to Ocean Shores, Washington, for a couple of days before heading down to Oregon for the annual national Bible quizzing competition. It was a nice, fairly relaxing week. The beach was beautiful!

I love being able to enjoy the beauty of God's creation!

And now, back to the busyness! =)

Monday, June 16, 2008

Going away....

I am leaving this week for a trip to the National quizzing Competition. I'll be gone for a week and a half - and I'm leaving my poor husband home to fend for himself while I'm gone. I'll have a busy next couple of days as we hold our pre-k graduation at school, and while I get everything ready for me to go away.

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Sweet Things....

We have a nice collection of baby things going...most of which have been given to us by family. =) Babies get the sweetest things....

We purchased a high chair a couple of weeks ago, because we found a darling one at Ikea that we had to have. =)

We also purchased the fabrics I'll be using to make the baby's crib quilt.

I have a feeling I'll have plenty to keep me busy this summer!

Friday, June 6, 2008

An Unexpected Blessing

It's amazing how much of a blessing things can be, even if they may seem to some to be small things. A couple of weeks ago I was sitting at church, when a lady there asked if I had a minute to look at something, to which I said yes. She brought in a piece of fabric from her car and was telling me how she had found it at the store with the thought that she would use it to make a dress. She asked if I liked it, and when I said I did, she gave it to me, saying that she thought it might work for me to wear during my pregnancy. I was so surprised and blessed by her kindness, especially since I had just been thinking earlier in the day that I might need to go out and look for some more clothes that I would be able to wear. It's so fun to see the ways God can use people to be a blessing!

The dress was super easy to make, since it was the kind of fabric that you can buy that is gathered along the top, for the bodice part, and finished on both edges, so that all you have to do is sew a seam up the back, add straps, and you have a dress. I had made a dress like this before, so I knew what to do. This time it took me a little longer, though, since I chose to make my own straps, rather than just use ribbon like I did last time.

I will certainly be able to put this to good use! =)

Monday, June 2, 2008

Dinner on the water....

We enjoyed dinner the other night in a waterfront cafe. The food was good, although a little more expensive that we had anticipated. It's nice to go out every once in a while, though. And it was a nice evening, so we had a lovely view!