Monday, October 25, 2010

Dedication to the Lord

My son, Brantley is 2 months old. We dedicated him to the Lord at church yesterday. What an awesome and powerful day. We just made a huge commitment to raise him in a Christian home. It is our job to be Godly parents and to raise Brantley to love the Lord. We made this same commitment when our daughter, Madison, was about 4 months old.

When my daughter was dedicated, I asked my grandmother and mother to sew a dress for her.  It was beautiful. I wanted Brantley to have a handmade outfit as well, but I didn't want to ask them to sew it since I didn't decide to do it until 2 weeks ago.  So, I chose a simple  dedication bubble.  I used the Creations by Michie pattern #126.

I learned a lot while making this bubble. I had never before sewn tucks or a Madeira trim.  The placket was new, as well as hand embroidery. The cross is hand embroidered using a padded satin stitch.  The small dots are called French knots.  This bubble definitely contains its fair share of flaws, but I am proud of it anyway.

Following church, our family went to lunch. There we were able to meet our niece who was born on the same day as Brantley.

Check out my husband's haircut....I did that!  He trusted ME to cut his hair.  I thought it turned out pretty good!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Happy Birthday, Madison

Happy birthday to my beautiful, sweet daughter, Madison. I love you so much....more than you will understand until you have your own children. Thank you for three fun filled years! I can't wait to see what the next 60 years will bring us.

Sorry for the dark pic. We are at Chick-fil-a and she was too busy to pose in a good spot for lighting.

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Thursday, October 7, 2010


We took our 2 (almost 3) year old to the circus for the first time last night. We didn't attempt to take Brantley.  Madison loved it!  I'll have to admit, we enjoyed it too.  She even rode a pony.  I couldn't believe it.  We can't even get her to ride a pony on the carousel at the mall. She always chooses to ride in the carriage....but, hey, the princess belongs in the carriage anyway.  :) When you look at the pic of her on the pony you will see that she wasn't in her comfort zone.

My brother, Josh, and my niece, Sophia, joined us.  Actually, we joined them. It was their idea!  Thanks for the invite.  My sister-in-law, Elizabeth, wasn't able to join us.  We missed you!

The pony ride!

They had so much fun!  I enjoyed watching them watch the performers and the animals.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

What am I reading?

I am finally reading, The Power of a Praying Parent by Stormie Omartian. My mother-in-law loaned this book to me YEARS ago (sorry, Ms. Sandra-I will return it soon!). My BF, Kelli, recently reminded me that Omartian's books regarding the power of praying were great books. So, I am finally reading them, starting with The Power of a Praying Parent. I have only read the first chapter at this point, but I have already gotten several valuable reminders. My favorite so far is, "Prayer is much more than just giving a list of desires to God, as if He were the great Sugar Daddy/Santa Claus in the sky...It's seeking the presence of God and releasing the power of God which gives us the means to overcome any problem." I already knew this, but sometimes it is good to be reminded.

Next, I plan to read to read The Power of a Praying Wife.

Have a blessed week!

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