Sunday, November 27, 2011

The Case

About a month ago, Mike and I found little Michael sleeping in his pillow case. Not for warmth, but for snuggle... He is obviously a child who still loves to cuddle, so when I asked him if he wanted me to make a Michael case for him, he assuredly said, "YES!" Off to the fabric store I went (kicking and screaming!):)and found some cute super hero fabric, I mean, super manly, super hero fabric!! I sewed up a Michael case in under an hour, and my baby boy has been smiling from ear to ear, everytime he is in his case... This of course caused case envy, so I undoubtedly needed to make one for Kayden, so back to the fabric store I went!! (YIPPEE!) This blog post is a few pictures from tonights adventures in our storage room... Sewing 101 has never looked so manly!! :) Enjoy!
Oh, and please disregard the cowboy hat, for some reason in tonights game of tag, the person wearing the cowboy hat was the good guy... I guess the good guy feeling was cozy for sewing, so the hat stayed. Yeah for sewing accesories! :)

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Lotte World

We have had a busy Veterans Day weekend with Mike home. We enjoyed our first 3 consecutive days together since we arrived in country over a year and a half ago. We enjoyed waking up to daddy making breakfast, having him around to play games, and I enjoyed listening to the children giggle while being thrown up and down, in the sky, on the couch, and over his shoulders.. Daddys make for more enjoyable days and extremely tired children. One of the things that we had a chance to do with daddy was head to Lotte World amusement park for a fun filled Friday... This is Kayden and Michael's favoite place and get ANNOYINGLY high pitched when we tell them where we are going there. Which brings me to my next point....

Sorry I haven't posted recently, but the camera has been dead since this trip and has been left in the car day after day after day, because it was in the trunk with some Christmas presents that the children couldnt see... Needless to say, I havent been able to get in the trunk with the kids around.... And crazy thing about these kids, THEY ARE ALWAYS AROUND!! I do like it that way, but it makes for a lonely camera and a blog hungry momma... Anywho, the camera has been rescued and is now in the warm and safe home of its charger! WHew!

Back to the point! Here are some pictures of that trip... Enjoy!!!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

My Family!

I love these people!

Monday, November 7, 2011

My Mom

Another year has passed without my mom. November 4th was 15 years since I last saw her radiant smile and heard her contagious laugh. November 4th, 2011 was the first year that will pass where I have spent more time without her than with her. My mom died when I was 14. A far cry from the 29 that I am today, but the pain that accompanies that type if loss is one that will sting no matter how much time has passed. I wish she was here to meet my husband, to see my beautiful children, and to know that all the work that went into raising a strong-willed, stubborn child was not without its reward. As I think about my life since her passing, I shed a tear at how much she has missed.. I shed a tear at how much wisdom I have missed.. She is all I hope to be.. An amazing mom, a wonderful wife, and woman who loved the Lord. . I know one day, in the Glorious Heaven, with our God, we will be together again.... Until then, I will remember her like this...........

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

A treat from my kiddos!

The kids were extra quiet this morning when they got up. So quiet in fact that when I woke up they had secretly colored and hid special treats for me to find. Kayden was the mastermind behind it all and asked Michael and Lily to draw pictures for me and then wrote down his brother and sister secret messages to me on sheets of paper. They sent me on a scavenger hunt shouting clues as to where the gifts were hidden. When all was said and done, I found 4 pieces of paper, 2 notes and 2 drawings, all from my sweet children. What a way to start my day!!! I was happy to know that while I slept that were working together on a sweet gift and not up to trouble!! Maybe, after all, we are doing something right!!! :0)

I like you mom and a drawing of a queen from Michael!

I love you mom and a beautiful piece of art from Lily!

Lily working on school. She is mastering some fine motor skills!

She's so stinkin cute!