Category Archives: Girlie

I’ve Been Making Stuff {1}

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All kinds of fun projects have (somehow) been appearing around my house. I’ve been having a trial trying to find clothes that I like and that are appropriate without spending a ton of time and money. So, I tried making some. And I’ve loved it! I don’t have a lot of time (obviously), so I don’t know how long this will continue. But I am enjoying it right now. My skills are pretty limited, but it’s really fun to try, and most of my mistakes can be fixed if I’m patient enough. I made a high-low skirt that I think is super fun! I used some of the instructions from this blog post, but made it a little less full and poofy. I really love this fabric, it’s light and airy and colorful!

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I also tried some more sewing with knits, and made a yoga-waistband skirt. Y’all, this is the easiest, and most comfy skirt. There are tons of tutorials all over the internet, but here’s the one I used.

An exciting facet of sewing clothes is that I can make MATCHING mama and girlie clothes! So baby girl got a super simple shift dress. I just kind of made the pattern for her dress up, using a onsie for the sizing around the neck. We wore our skirt and dress to church on Mother’s Day, and I had so much fun with my matching baby girl.

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For me, making stuff is so refreshing and satisfying, and then getting to wear and enjoy them is even better! I love that the Lord made me to be creative, and gives me opportunities to produce things that are useful and pretty.

A Weekend in May

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Bret & Luke
We have had a weekend of fun celebrations. We celebrated Bret’s birthday on Friday. He got special food and unique, one-of-a-kind art. I am so thankful that the Lord has given us this man to guide and shepherd our family. He is so patient, gentle, content, and kind. What a blessing!
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Bret and Anna
Our sweet girlie turned 10 months old on Saturday. Even though we don’t do anything special for month birthdays, I do want to remember. She is pulling up, crawling some and army crawling a lot, eating everything in her path. She even knows where crumbs collect and goes searching for them. Talk about motivation to keep the floor clean!
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She certainly has opinions, from delight in any animal she sees to anger at not getting something she wants. She is very willing and able to share them very audibly with us. She loves her brothers and daddy and always grins and starts excitedly babbling at them. She is sweet and happy for the most part, and such a delight to mother.
My girl
Our church had it’s 8th anniversary picnic on Sunday. I didn’t get to go because several of us were under the weather, but I did enjoy reflecting on all that the Lord has done to build up, purify, and grow His people together. I give thanks to God for the people of our church and His grace towards us shown through each other.

Anna {6 Months}

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I can’t believe my sweet girlie is 6 months old! Anna is such a beautiful, happy gift from the Lord to our family! Baby girl lights up when she sees her brothers and daddy; and the boys always run up to give her “hugs and tisses.” They like to sit with her and show her books or toys when she’s having tummy time, or they get their blankies to come cuddle together.

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Our Anna Rae weighs 15 lbs, 8 oz and is 25 inches long. She’s petite, but very healthy, and we give thanks to the Lord for that!

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She’s learning to sit up, can roll over from front to back, and do some pretty good push-ups. She just got big enough for the jumper, and loves to bounce in it! She also loves peek-a-boo, and often pulls her blankie over her head to start a game.

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She has two teeth and is working on a few more. Anna had her first bites of food on her 6-month birthday, and handled that pretty well. I think she was surprised, but didn’t really mind. She’s definitely interested in food and cups and will reach for mine with her whole body. I am so very thankful to the Lord for my sweet Anna Rae!

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Anna {4 Months}

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I can’t believe my sweet girl is already 4 months old. She is such a precious gift to our family! She is happy and easy-going. I think if she smiled any more or any bigger, she might explode into happiness glitter or something.

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She always smiles the biggest for her daddy and big brothers. They delight in her, and I’m always finding them talking to her or cuddled up next to her. Levi especially like to make sure she has a dolly to hold, even when she’s in her crib asleep. I’m glad that kid can’t turn door handles yet.

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She coos to us, laughs a bit, and loves to be wherever we are. She grabs anything she can reach and puts it straight in her mouth. She’s noticing colors and textures and likes to feel different things. Anna is discovering her feet, and I love to watch her trying to grab them. She’s rolled over a few times, but I don’t think she does it on purpose yet. Image

Anna is growing so fast! She now weighs 13 pounds 10.5 ounces and is 24.5 inches long. I’m so thankful to the Lord for my sweet girl, and for the gladness she adds to our family.