Friday, September 5, 2014

Not only is summer almost over . . .



But Lincoln has finished his first month of kindergarten! Where has the time gone?

There were so many stories from the summer that I wanted to blog about, but time ribbons thru my hands. Let's see if I can recap a few things that happened: I got peed on by our billy goat while I trimmed our whether's hooves, our poor kitty Trill disappeared, after filling up our pool constantly we found three holes in the liner, we have mowed our grass like three times all summer, and Zaidey won the baby contest at the fair. I am sure there are a million things I have forgotten.

Zaidey has started to babble at seven months old! She started pulling up on things around six months old, and I swear she has been army crawling since four months. She loves when her daddy chases the dog with her and pretends she is riding the dog like a horse. She looks up to her brother and sister already, and she is at this point a confirmed momma's girl.

Trinity started pre-school this year. She is one of the older kids in her class because I held her back (whole day kindergarten scares me for a young five year old! I would rather she be a bit older. . . ), and by chance she is in the same class as two distant cousins of hers! She goes two days a week, three hours a day just like Lincoln did. I love that she is learning both Bible stories and school basics. She also just started gymnastics again after a break over the summer, and we are trying a different facility which so far has been great! She loves it so much I think we are going to stick with it for awhile.

Lincoln has really taken to kindergarten. I am so proud of him. Adam has been taking him to school every morning (which Link loves!), and it started because I was not looking forward to dropping off my baby boy so Adam volunteered to do it for me. What a help that was! I don't think I could have let Lincoln walk in by himself, but Adam did. And it was for the best because I think it really helped his confidence. I have been volunteering in his classroom once a week and I eat lunch with him too. The day really is not that long, but it is so nice to share a little time with him during school.

Looking forward, I recently started taking phone calls for the business, so I now have control of Adam's schedule! ::wink:: I plan for Adam to take a week vacation the first week of October, which is part of Lincoln's fall break. Hoping he can work some on our house, but we will see how it goes.


Monday, July 7, 2014

My birthday

                                   


Happy birthday to me : ) I am now 32! Life has never been better. I am so thankful to have my quiver full with three sweet children and a man beside me who is the love of my life. It's been a crazy few days but that seems to be how it goes around here. Zaidey is starting to crawl (4 months and two weeks we noticed the start of it, and now at five months she is all out crawling-pulling herself on her belly with one arm and pushing with her feet).  Trinity started having "accidents" in bed so she is back to wearing a diaper at night-hopefully this only lasts a week or so! She peed on the top step upstairs by her room a couple nights ago because she couldn't make it to the bathroom in time, and then went back to bed. That was not a pleasant surprise to step into the next morning! But I know she can't help it. And then my oldest, Lincoln, broke a HUGE crock that I absolutely loved. I used it in the living room to hold blankets, which is how he knocked it over. He tried to pull a blanket out and ended up pulling the crock over. Momma was not too happy about it. I really want to cherish these years with the kids but it seems like such a roller coaster ride at times. There are such good days, and then there are VERY stressful days. Days where we laugh and play, and then days where they are about to send me to the nut house. Please, God, help me to cherish the time I have, and help me to be more patient. I love my children and husband so much-help me to show them that love even when I am angry. Help me to be an agent of joy in my home. Amen!

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Lincoln at five and a half

 My oldest, Lincoln I am so proud of you. Already I can see that you are going to be a great man. You care for your sisters with all your heart and have genuine concern for others. You are very strong and determined, and use your vivid imagination to get all the bad guys. Even though you are strong you would rather sleep in our bed at night, and one of your favorite things to do is play on the computer with your dad. You love the color green and the Hobbit movies, and most of all Jesus. I love you.



















Trinity at three almost four years old

Trinity, my second oldest, you are my sweetheart. You always help when I need you and you always have a laugh to share. You love to eat cookies, and play quiet with your dolls. Purple and pink are your favorite colors, you love to tell stories and use funny words, and you seem to love being an artist already. You love your baby sister, and even when you're in trouble have a smile on your face. I love you.














The many faces of sisterhood
















My first Etsy listings


Well, I finally listed a few things in my shop! I hope you will take a minute and check them out. 

https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheAlwaysBlueStudio?ref=shopdash_view_shop



    

Monday, April 7, 2014

Some recent photos

I have been debating about how to continue with this blog. I am not sure if I should keep it personal, or also use it for information in a side business. I just painted several pendants I hope to sell on Etsy, and I have my blog listed as my web address, but if all I post are personal pictures maybe I shouldn't advertise. My hope was to use this blog to promote my art and DIY projects, but I don't have time to do much of that. I don't know what to do at this point! Hmm . . . Well for now enjoy these sweet pictures!