ok, so it's been awhile since i last posted here. i got reeeeeeeally busy around the holidays with orders and preparing for christmas and then afterwards i always just want a break........from everything. so here goes, really quick:
breakfast picnics by the fire are the best. please ignore my dusty stash of books in the background. time for a bookcase in my room? i think so.
whenever the cousins come into town it's ds time at night. they all look forward to it and it's actually kinda funny to see eight or nine of them lined up in chairs and playing. (my sisters-in-law don't think so but i do.)
i love this one. more cousins and my littlest nephew is already trying to get it figured out. he thinks he's one of "the guys" when he's playing.
valentines day came and went and who wouldn't want a special valentines day breakfast?
chocolate covered oreos and prayer rocks for chase's class on valentine's day; both found on pinterest. and i'm such a horrible blogger right now; if you just go to pinterest and type in "prayer rocks" and "chocolate covered oreos" it will pull them right up, i'm sure.
soooooooooooo.........after about six years of looking like a boy and 12-15 years of not wearing makeup, i went a little bit crazy, do you think? naaaaahhhhhhhhhh.....i LOVE my new makeup. it's just fun. if you get a chance look up makeup geek on the net. marlena has awesome videos. again, i have no link for you. how horribly lazy am i tonight???
ok, so we did this TOTALLY fun thing with chase's class last week. we went to a place called n2 pottery and for $6-$20 you can choose a piece to paint, paint it, get it glazed and fired and then go back to pick it up. isn't that awesome?? totally a great idea for moms on rainy or super hot days. and this place is going to start putting out their christmas stuff in october, including christmas ornaments. can you say handmade inexpensive christmas gifts?? yes, please.
aaaaaaand, it finally snowed last week. good grief, crazy winter. it's been a weird one. the boys loved it and our new rottie seemed to love it even more. i have a video of him just running around and playing in it, jumping, stalking, rolling around, and eating it. crazy mutt. and the boys thought it was hysterical.
here's our attempt at frosty. one of my children refused to smile so he wouldn't sit for the picture but the other two are as happy as can be. all we did for two days was go out and play in the snow until we were so cold we couldn't stand it, come in and take everything off and set it out by the blazing hot fire, and then make yummy hot cocoa and drink it. the kids loved the routine. i'm sure they're praying for snow again soon.
and who wouldn't want a snowflake breakfast on such a beautifully snowy day such as that?
lastly, i was recently asked to create some necklaces for an annual event that goes towards supporting a local burn foundation. these are the tags that are halfway done. i used my newest "poetry" font and i'm super excited to see how they turn out. the font give them a classic look and i couldn't be happier with that : ) i'll post pics once they're all done and ready to ship. promise! i will be on here more now.
i know that a lot of you are waiting to hear adoption news. well, so am i. the latest is (and who knows if this is true) all dossiers waiting at the minister's office will be transfered to the orphanage to try to be matched but if they're not matched within a certain amount of time your file will be closed. i'm truly at peace with whatever decision is made. i'm completely leaving it up to God and figure that if it doesn't happen it was never meant to be. i do wish we could get some of the thousands we spent back from the us government and the homestudy agency but what can you do. it is what it is and it's not over yet!
have a great weekend!