Thursday, March 15, 2012

A Long Time Coming...

So back several years ago, I got the idea to open an ETSY shop.  I came up with a name I liked and a friend of mine designed some graphics for me.  I claimed the shop name on ETSY and set up my shop.  I never put anything in it though.  So for years (yes, years) my poor shop sat there empty.

 However, on Tuesday that changed because I listed my very first items.  The listing is for Resurrection Sunday inspired door/wall hangers.  If you are interested in one, head on over to my shop and check it out.

I also set up a link on my sidebar if you can't get it to work in the post.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Some Fish and Some Horses...

This past weekend, my DH had to go out of town so we decided to travel with him and make a little weekend trip out of it.  I took Judah and Magdalene to the aquarium in Dallas to occupy us for the afternoon.   

After some shoe sizing/shopping for the kiddos and dinner, we went to the hotel to play, get ready for bed, and wait for my DH to get in. 

We had dreary, cold, and wet weather the whole time we were there.  But, thankfully that didn't keep us from doing what Judah wanted to do most, which was ride a train.  We took the train from Grapevine to the Ft. Worth Stockyards.  Judah had an absolute blast.  We brought along a few train books to read and he was just tickled to get to go to the snack bar to get some cookies.

My serious cowboys waiting for their dinner.
The weather kept the live horses from being out to ride, but Judah was content just riding the mechanical ones.

On the ride back to the station, both of the kiddos took a snuggled up nap while my DH and I got to chat.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Catching Up...

Life over the last few months have been extremely busy for me.  I am still learning the ever changing balance of being a wife, a mom, a daughter, a friend, a crafter, and most importantly a child of God.  

Since my last blog post a lot of stuff has gone on (obviously I haven't quite figured out where blogging fits in).

My DH finished his dissertation late last summer, defended it in October, and graduated with his PhD in December.  Praise the Lord that chapter of our life of done!
My little boy turned two in October.  We celebrated in style (true Texas style) with a vintage cowboy birthday party.  He had a total blast and we have been listening to "yee-haw" music ever since. 
We traveled to Florida for Thanksgiving this past year.  

We hosted Christmas at our own house for the first time.  We didn't do any traveling except to see Christmas lights (which we did quite often).

Magdalene has gone from being a snuggling newborn to a precious girl who is crawling and has started pulling up.

We spent most of January and February praying about where our church home should be.  After five years, God has led us away from what was our church home.  Now, we are prayerfully seeking where he wants us next.

I have started the Beth Moore study of Esther with a friend.  

Through out the time of prayer of the last couple of months, God has been showing me a lot of neat things for my life and what being the wife and mom He has called me to be looks like in a practical way.

It is amazing what all can happen in just a few months isn't it???