Thursday, September 27, 2012

Finding Nemo 3D

 Lil Gs favorite Movie is Finding Nemo
I dont know who was more excited....
me or her.....


She loves to talk whale "Dory style".
its pretty cute!

Taking Lil G to the movies proves to be 

Quite an adventure~
I really do need an extra hand or two.

The adventure gets interesting
 when it requires 3D glasses over hers!

We had the theater all to ourselves

Making sure the seat doesnt close on her

Was fun!!!

 despite her sensitivity to noise

she clapped at the end!

Brabo Brabo! (bravo for those that dont speak "lil G")

I think it was a success.
I mean,
she did thank God for Nemo at prayer time!

Monday, September 24, 2012

A visit to the Beach!

Lil G took her first trip to the beach.
Im so thankful for weather that allows her to get outside to play.

......Because a rainbow scarf goes with EVERYTHING!

okay this is NOT what I expected!
 Lets go HOME!

she kept signing cake, sand...    

hey this isnt too bad!

I especially love crashing Papas creations!

Im not so sure about the water.....

let me sit on the edge and I am fine.

All the way home she said happy, signed sand ,
and sang along with her favorite tunes!
Some days not eating dinner till 8:30 is so worth it!

Saturday, September 22, 2012

It's time for a change......

I loved autumn, 
the one season of the year 
that God seemed to have put there 
just for the beauty of it.” 
― Lee Maynard

"What are your favorite things about Autumn?"
Hummingbirds and monarch butterflies migrating.

enjoying hot tea, chai ,and hot chocolate

cool weather-
lil G doesnt sweat so its been a long hard summer.
beautiful moments with my family.


Friday, September 21, 2012

studio sneak peek

I havent been home this past week so 
I thought I would post what I had done 
that was creative and artistic......

We went to the pumpkin farm.
It was raining so most of the people were leaving
just as we were getting there.
The lighting wasnt too harsh either.
these havent been tweaked but I still wanted to join in.

I gotta crop the water bottle out of this one.......

each time I see this one I am filled with emotion......
my parents.

(shes getting her groove on...... any shoes are her dancing shoes!)

(Mom, you are cracking. me. up!)

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Thursday, September 20, 2012

Yarn Along and a book review

Please don't fall over,
I am actually posting.
I know......Such a shock.
This is a post that should have been written and posted two weeks ago.
It seems like it takes so much energy to keep things going lately
Blogging just had to wait.

I cast off on the beautiful baby blanket I've been knitting.
With much humility I will admit there are two rows where I messed up the seed stitch pattern
Near the beginning,
I had wrestled with ripping out weeks of work,
After getting off to a bad start - an error I found on the pattern nonetheless!
I am sure the error is no longer an issue because I was given a copy to be a test knitter
Not sure if you remember when I cast on, the border was meant to be garter stitch 
I decided to use seed stitch.
I think I needed a healthy dose of humility.
the mistake in the beginning caused problems in the end.
The seed stitch didnt line up. Im not sure how a seasoned knitter wouldve fixed it.
Im wondering if adding a stitch where it didnt line up would have been the best option?
if Id known it would be a problem in the end as well.
I mightve gone on ahead and ripped.

If you've read this far you will now have the treat of reading a book review!
I was elated to be chosen by Bethany House Publishers to review "Full Disclosure" by Dee Henderson. 
I've not done a review on a book yet to be published ~
much less an author I adore as much as I do Dee Henderson.
 When my daughter was a teenager we read all of Dee Hendersons books many times over together.
with her living so far away and all the changes we have gone through 
it was neat to read a book I knew she would enjoy receiving in a care package!
 This author does such a beautiful job of developing realistic characters and situations to keep the readers attention. Her attention to detail surpasses many of the authors I have read over the years. 
I am so glad that she has broken the haitus- its been 5 years since her last book! 
This book started with intense action from the first page and didn't stop until the very last word .
 I loved that The author brought in the characters we had read about in her other books. 
This caught me off guard and was such a pleasant surprise. 
If you are familiar with her stories Im sure you will enjoy this as well
 but its not necessary to enjoy or understand the plot.
As I've mentioned many times before when reviewing a book, I love when a story is unpredictable. 
This novel did not leave me disappointed. 
I did guess one part of the story which did leave me awfully proud of myself,
 but there was so much more that kept me on my toes.
This is a book that I would highly recommend to anyone that has time to spare
 to get caught up in a fictional world full of suspense and drama.
If youd like to read the first chapter or see the trailer go to this link.
I would give it 5 out of 5 stars!
Id like to thank Bethany House publishers for the early release copy that I recieved for review purposes.
This review is my own personal opinion.