Monday, August 3, 2015

Doll Mini-Quilt from Child Art

After Lilly saw the doll quilt I made for Iris, she quickly sketched up a picture and asked me to make her one. I was touched by her enthusiasm and her repeatedly telling me how awesome I am, so I got right to work. I chose brighter, more modern fabrics to complement her hip self. I used to spend a lot more time sewing, and I really miss it. I enjoyed these two small projects, and feel good about completing them this summer. Now, back to work and school we go!

Friday, July 31, 2015

Parents Only

I gave Dan a hotel stay in San Diego for Father's Day, and I'm happy to say he decided to take me with him! It was very relaxing, and all for him. We visited many breweries (Balast Point, Bottle Craft, Modern Times, and Black Market), a hip lumber yard, ate tons of yummy food, saw the Beach Boy movie "Love & Mercy," and went to bed early! When we woke up the next day, we went to a local coffee shop in Little Italy and then headed over to Balboa Park. We have been to San Diego with the kids at least 5 times, and have never visited this gem. Words can not describe how amazing the park is! We went to an art museum, had lunch, took in the beautiful gardens, listened to music, and planned our next adventure when we go back with the kids. 

My mom decided to take the kids to Big Bear while she was babysitting, so we had a chance to be alone in our own house, such a treat! The next day, we drove up there to meet the kids and spend time with the Henry family. We went to the lake with my sweet mom before she drove home alone. Then met our dear friends at the famous Alpine Slides. We had so much fun, especially Lilly who learned that she was too old to ride with mom and dad! She balked at first, a bit fearful (poor girl) because she even had to ride the lift along, but she overcame and wound up having a blast. I was so proud of her; she really is growing up!  

Sunday, July 26, 2015

For King & Country


The girls and I went to see For King & Country a few weeks ago. I wasn't sure if it would be too late or too loud, but Dan encouraged me to go for it, and I'm so glad I did! Their music was tight, just as good as their recordings. Their message was strong. They love Jesus, sharing the Gospel, and have super generous hearts. We had a great time. Lilly got picked out of the crowd and was given a necklace. Two band members popped up behind us to play one song. We sang, danced, and cheered. I got a little misty loving my girls, and realizing soon enough it won't be me they go to concerts with. Growing up is hard, but oh so lovely.

Friday, July 17, 2015

God Bless America!



We love hosting the 4th of July! Family, yummy food, games, water play, bounce house, BBQ, popsicles, fireworks, and friends. What more could we ask for? Hope your day was super fun too.