Showing posts from November, 2012

For Sarah & Brooke

This is a picture of my cousins holding me as a baby. The older one with dark curly hair is my beautiful and sweet cousin Sarah. Just like this picture she has been this wonderful her whole life. Shining light and kindness to all. Always with a smile. I love this wonderful woman. This last week my cousin’s 18 month old daughter, Brooke, passed away. She aspirated a bean and suffered brain damage. It was a week of faith and many prayers but in the end our prayers turned from those of healing Brooke, to comforting and supporting Sarah and her family. With Brooke’s passing they were able to donate her organs to several families. Sweet Brooke. You can read about it in Sarah’s own tender words here. I don’t know how to thank Sarah for opening up during this time and sharing her thoughts and feelings and asking for prayers. It has truly changed me. I don’t have words to describe all my feelings. But I do believe in an afterlife, I do believe in heave

Clothespin Turkey

UPDATE: This little Clothespin Turkey has become quite popular, especially on pinterest. I have had quite a few people e-mail me having trouble downloading the printable. This post has actual links where you can download. You are also always welcome to e-mail and I can send you the printable. Thanks! Are you looking for a Thanksgiving activity? Look no further my friends. A Clothespin Turkey will solve almost any problem. Except cooking that darn turkey, something I have avoided and will continue to avoid until I die.  Materials: -some cute kids -markers or crayons -scissors -glue stick  -clothespins -Color your turkey. -You could even write what you are thankful for on the feathers. -Cut turkey, feathers and legs out. -Glue the feathers to the back. -Glue the legs to the clothespin. They do stick, just hold the legs on to the pin for a few extra seconds.  And wa-la! And then make your turkey do the turkey trot! Here is your free pr

Baby Nursery Room - Animals

Our sweet baby girl, and third child, was born a few weeks ago. I wanted her room to be decorated in giraffes but once I started drawing animals I couldn't stop. I guess her room is now a safari/zoo theme.  When I was looking for quotes to put with the animal doodles I found this one from Winnie the Pooh. It was perfect.  "Sometimes the smallest things take up the most room in your heart." When I held my baby for the first time I was overwhelmed with how small and perfect she was. Every detail was there, only in miniature size. From the fuzz on her ears, to the creases in the hands and feet.  Truly, how can something so small take up the most room in your heart? If you like any of these pictures I have them available on my etsy shop .  I also stumbled upon this quote from Charles Dickens,  "It is not a slight thing when they, who are so fresh from God, love us."  I never feel closer to Heaven than when I hold a new baby.