Friday, February 26, 2010

Colonial Day

I had a fun sewing project a couple weeks ago that I thought I'd share. My friend got to participate in Colonial Day at the Oklahoma State Capitol and needed special attire, so we put this together for him. Pretty handsome colonial dude, huh?

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Virginia "Phyllis" Parnell

My sweet Granny passed from this life on Thursday, February 11. We celebrated her life yesterday at her home church in Porter, OK. She taught me so much, and I'm very thankful for the precious times my children were able to spend with her. Thanks to my friends for your love and prayers. I am CONFIDENT in God's salvation.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

I do still sew...See?

I've slowed down on sewing a lot, so I haven't been posting many pics of stuff I've made. Here are some pictures from Christmas, though. I found these fun bags at "Tar-Jay," a classy place to buy Christmas presents, if I do say so myself....I digress...Each gal got their bag monogrammed in their own color. If you know my sisters & mom, you know that the colors are perfectly suited to each personality.

Hot pink & lime green for Misty & Jo

Red & turquoise for Addi & Jala

Thanks for modeling, girls!

Saturday, February 6, 2010

What To Do

I think I'm suffering from a vitamin D deficiency. I need warm sunshine!!

In the meantime, we're trying to find fun ways to spend our time indoors. Here's a list of a few websites a teacher at Sonshine School put together. Some are old favorites, but a few were new to us. Leave a comment if you have some other kid-friendly sites to add. (tab at the top for games & activities)

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Pray for Granny

My Granny was admitted to the hospital last night. She's fighting her second round with breast cancer. Please pray for two specific things:

1. For her comfort and health--Of course, we want her to be healed, although we know physically this is unlikely. But we also want to ask that she gets relief from the pain.

2. That she might be willing to come spend some time in Edmond--This is a biggie. She really could use someone with her around the clock at this point, and my mom is in a great position to do that. For a variety of reasons, it would be much more difficult if my mom has to go to Porter. But we're prepared to set up a special living space for my Granny downstairs at my parents' house, and she has lots of friends and family here that could be a huge boost of fun & encouragement. But Porter is home, and might be a tough sell. Please pray that she'll consider spending some time at my mom's house over the next couple of weeks.

On a lighter note, the kids and I are getting ready to head up to Tulsa to visit her today. My kids want to "pack up" for every place we go, which essentially means they're going to cram as many toys as possible into their tiny little backpacks, baby diaper bags, etc. Then scatter toys around the car and leave them until Mom cleans them out or engages in a whiny battle to have them do the clean up. So they're "packing up" this morning, and I break the news that they won't be able to take all that into the hospital with them. They can each take one bag inside with us. Corben's random reply: "You know what else they won't let you take into the hospital?...Donkeys." Yes, Son. You're right. They are not going to let you take donkeys into the hospital.