Monday, June 30, 2014

Baby Shower Highlights

Here are some pictures from the baby shower I helped give last weekend.  There were 50 to 60 people there! 

Saturday, June 21, 2014

A Baby Shower For Baby Jake!

Here are a few decorations I have been working on for Baby Jake's baby shower which is tomorrow.  The colors for the shower are blue and green with a Monster's Inc. theme.

Here's a name banner I made with bows on each end and twirly ribbons hanging from the ceiling.  One of the food tables will be in front of these decorations.

A onesie and baby washcloth bouquet:

A four wheeler made from diapers, a sippy cup, baby dishwasher basket, baby socks, and bib:

Here are a couple of pictures showing the process for making the four wheeler.

The internet is such a wonderful resource for finding directions for all kinds of things.  Directions for all of these things can be found on You Tube and Pinterest.  I even learned to make the bows shown above.  Those are the first I've ever made!

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Turn around and you're a young wife with babes of your own.....

How can it be that my first born is 34 years old? It happened while I wasn't looking. It reminds me of that old song: Turn around and you're tiny. Turn around and you're grown. Turn around and you're a young wife with babes of your own....

She was tiny.

A young wife with babes of her own.
Her youngest babe.

Her oldest babe.

Happy Birthday dear daughter!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014


The sun has been rising beautifully at the farmhouse.  Yes, lately I  have been outside at the moment the sun breaks the horizon, which happens at about 6:05 where I live.  I love getting up early.  This morning I first woke at 2:30.  I didn't really get up until about 5:00 though. :o)  The older I get, the earlier I rise.  When I retire, I expect to stay up later and maybe will be able to sleep later.  That's a few years away, so for now, early to bed and early to rise is the rule around here.

Here are some samples of the sunrises during the last two weeks.

The farmer left the tractor here overnight.  This year soybeans have been planted in our surrounding fields.

This grain bin is pretty far off in the distance, so I cropped the picture to show more detail.  I need a different lens to capture it better
Maybe I'll go out and get some pictures of sunsets soon.  There are trees between our house and the sunset, so I would need to walk down in the field behind our house to get the shot.

I can't help but think of what an awesome world our Lord has provided for us.  The list of amazing things could go on and on.  But, the sun is so beyond my understanding.  Without it we would die.  45 minutes before it rises, it starts to get light outside.  Once it breaks the horizon, it moves very quickly up into the sky. I am just in awe of it.  Need to learn more facts about this thing that we live with every day!

Glimpses of Home - HOOKS!

Now that's an exciting title, isn't it?  HaHa  While working around the house the other day I realized that I have a lot of over t...