Archive for November, 2009

Mmmm. . .

For Thanksgiving I made one roast turkey, two turkey breasts, candied yams, orange-cranberry sauce, sausage stuffing, mashed potatoes, drippings gravy, yeast rolls, two pumpkin pies, two pecan pies, one deep-dish french apple pie, and vanilla whipped cream. And we had seventeen family members around the table to eat it all. Happy, happy. 🙂

Today is the best day of the year.


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Two Things

1. If you have a spare $10 or $20, consider Miss Lydia, who is eleven, and trying to raise $20,000 by tomorrow so that her family can bring home a baby sister with Down Syndrome from a children’s home in Eastern Europe. My friend Renee is part of her family’s Down Syndrome support network.  This is one super cool eleven-year-old.

2. Please pray for Micah today. It’s his second Thanksgiving in the hospital. Last year he was fighting a collapsed lung and was diagnosed with Spinal Muscular Atrophy. This year he’s fighting to breathe again, for reasons the doctors haven’t quite figured out yet. We love the Marshall’s, and lots of hearts are hurting and praying with them.

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Sad Days

Sometimes I think it would be easier to just run away and say no goodbyes whatsoever.

At least there’s Facebook.

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Plan? What Plan?


And the move date is officially December 11th, and it looks like we will, indeed, be renting a truck and taking everything with us. Well, not everything everything. You know. So as of December 14th, Jason should be in Austin, and the kids and I should be in Lufkin. Hopefully he will have a job lined up by then. Or at least an interview. Jason rocks interviews. Pray for us, please!

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Creative Lunching

The kids are making animals out of bananas, pretzel sticks, and peanut butter. Totally accidental combination on my part! Meanwhile, I am working in peace. Love it.

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Pure as the Yellow Snow

The kids just couldn’t wait for the deep powder. They named him Messy Bob:

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Today’s Randomness

This is the purple batik sling I made for a friend in town, who just became a grandma. She asked specifically for purple, which was so fun to shop for, escpecially in batiks, and gave me an excuse to order online rather than rely on the little stash at the fabric shop. It’s my favorite sling fabric yet– just the right weight and strength when you double it up. I’m partial to batiks anyway, but this is so yummy. It’s made by Avlyn. Good stuff.


This is Anna (8) reading to Ella (1). Gets me every time.


This is another new grandma sling from earlier in the fall. I had to stick to the fabric shop, so I ended up with babyish prints, which I wasn’t thrilled with. It was the best I could do in a sky blue scheme, given the circumstances. Whodathunk Grandmas would be slinging? Although now that I think of it, that was EVERY grandma we ever saw in China. I guess we’re just catching up! Someday I will join the worldwide ranks of Babywearing Grandmas, should I tarry, and should my daughters ever leave home and marry and reproduce. That’s a nice thought. 😉



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