Thursday, July 30, 2009

Vacation and some exciting news

Patrick and I are enjoying ourselves with his family on a vacation in the West. We flew into Seattle on Saturday and since have been visiting with different family members and have made our way down into Oregon. We have taken a ton of pictures (which will be posted when we get back home to our computer).

Speaking of pictures, Patrick and I have decided to venture our way into t
he world of photography. Here's what we are thinking... We want to help fellow seminary students (or whoever) get cheap good pictures of thier kids/babies/families. We both really love photography and think it will be fun to see where this goes.

Here are the details:

  • One hour sessions
  • Full rights to 25 edited photos on a CD
  • Price is negotiable
Here are a few photos from a "just for fun" session I had with a friend's kids. Patrick edited them.

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Saturday, July 18, 2009

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Fresh off the Press Machine

Last night I made this cutie patootie bib for my sweet niece Claire. I hope she likes it:)

I used this fabric

While sewing, Patrick kept me company by digging into his foot.

Monday, July 6, 2009

I'm finally 21!!

This weekend was full of birthday celebrations.

Bekah and Matt came up to spend the weekend.

We had friends and family over to Patrick's parents house to have dessert and play games. It's always so much fun for me to be surrounded by so many of the people who mean so much to me at one time.
Here are a few of my gifts
We went to Lynn's Paradise Cafe (a Louisville special) for a late lunch/ brunch. Afterward we hit some of the local thrift stores and found some little treasures.
We then headed downtown to visit the Louisville Slugger Museum and decided we didn't want to spend $40 for the 4 of us so we looked around and hit some balls in the batting cages and then headed home.
For dinner we had some more friends over for burgers and then headed over to Lang's Uncle's Round House for fun and fireworks. It was a good fourth...despite all the nasty rain.

Look at how prego Bekah's belly is

Sunday: (my birthday)

We went to church and heard Dr. Moore speak on adoption from Romans 8. Patrick and I worked nursery in the second service while Matt and Bekah went to our sunday school class. For lunch we went to F.A.B.D. Smokehouse for some good BBQ with friends. Then it was back home to say goodbye to Matt and Bekah and then to the Schreiner's house for presents. Patrick and I walked in the door and there was this beauty.

Yup thats right... I now have my very own SEWING MACHINE!!! I was so excited I cried. This was really the best birthday present. I've been looking for one on craigslist for like the last 5 months. Patrick did great! I'm so thankful for him.

It was a great weekend with friends and family...just the way I like it.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


June 30th 2009 my mom turned 49. We have something in common... we're both youngins.:)

Here's a little of what she has taught me:

~how to be super silly and always ready for a good laugh (that may or may not make you wet your pants). Get my mom going and she's hard to stop. If she is around her sister or any of my sisters I can garauntee you she is letting out a flambouyant laugh with her hands over her mouth and legs crossed trying to not to wet her pants.

~how to be faithful and content with what you have. Growing up we didn't live in excess. We had what we needed but sometimes not much more. I never heard my mom complain and she always made it work.

~how to serve. Mom stayed at home with all of us while Dad worked his tail off to provide for our family. I know that many days we were probably about to drive her nuts but she continued to love us and serve not only all of us kids, but Dad as well. Mom counted us and our desires more important than herself. Despite our lack of gratitude, Mom often sacrificed for us.

~how to cook. (Patrick is thankful for this one:) My Mom is an awesome cook and was kind enough to let me help...even though sometimes my helping meant taking over and pushing her out of the way. Mom made the kitchen (and the rest of our home) a happy place to be. I will always love cooking with her!

~how to pray. Having five kids and some extras usually tagging along, meant Mom spent a lot of time cooking and cleaning. I have learned that these times can often be great opportunities to pray. Sit in the living room while Mom is in the kitchen doing dishes and you'll hear a faint whisper of a prayer. Mom is a woman of prayer that I am very thankful for.

~how to love one man. Mom and Dad no doubt had their fair share of disagreements but their love and committment for one another always won out. My parents have been married for almost 30 years and are still very much in love.

~how to love one God. Both of my parents are believers and have raised us to fear the Lord. My Mom loves the Lord and His word.

~last but not least, my Mom has taught me how to be a great Mom.