Friday, November 29, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!

Our thanksgiving day candy turkeys!

In their gift bags!

Thanksgiving table!

My thanksgiving handprint

A kitchen full of helpers!
Our turkey fruit and veggie appetizer.

At the table with our neighbors the Kodankos!

A thanksgiving feast - we are so blessed!

After lunch football game with the kids!

Thanksgiving Dessert - apple pie and pumpkin pie

Margo and her ice cream

Margo drawing her thanksgiving hand print!

Craft-making our thankfulness!

Playing tug-o-war!

Around Clarksville and Ft. C!

Loving the massage chair at Bed Bath and Beyond

Margo's purchase from Walmart with money that Grandma sent for Thanksgiving!

Carolina relaxing!

Attending the Thanksgiving service at Liberty Chapel

Margo loved the hand bells and the choir

Karate Testing and Awards

Standing in line!

Getting her new belt from her Sensei

Posing for a photo with Margo and Sensei Brandt

She was so proud!

Running laps

Doing punches!

Margo in her new belt!

Let it Snow - sort of! :)

First snow flurries

Getting to go outside and see the accumulation!

Grabbing some snow and ice to put in a baggie to keep in our freezer. :)

Chattanooga Strong Bonds Retreat

Our nice two room hotel!

Our second room!

Decorations at the hotel

Margo and Baby Emily ready to go to childcare - she was such a big helper! :)

Jim teaching at the marriage conference.

Resources table!

Date night dinner at Ruth's Chris!

Sunday morning kid's lesson!

Doing the "message plane" - making a paper airplane and then tearing it in half to reveal a cross.

One of our little friends, Noah (picture by Margo)!

Swimming in the hotel pool!

Walking through Fresh Market

So much candy to look through!

Dinner at Maggiano's!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Back to craftiness

 I haven't been up for making many things lately due to time and not really having anyone I had to make anything for.  Then I was asked to make a few things for a new baby and her older brother so I went to Hobby Lobby and got a few extra things to try out too! It's gotten my creative juices flowing so I may be posting crafts a little more -just to give you warning! :)

Fabric for some Christmas dresses I'll be making for Margo and (if it turns out well) her cousins too!

Ruffled bottom! I found a tutorial online and love these cute little ruffled bloomers came out!

The front.

Bloomers with the dress (it's a pink Gamecocks pattern)

And a tie t-shirt for the big brother too!

Christmas owl dress for Ms. Riley - Margo was so excited to help me make something for her little cousin!