November 30, 2013

Church Advent Calender

One year ago I had never heard of an Advent calender. Now I know too much about Advent calenders. For an example, the tradition of the Advent calender started in Germany in the 19th century as a way for people to count down the days until Christmas. A couple of weeks ago I agreed to create an Advent calender for our church's Sabbath school program. I did some research and decided to recreate a calender from The Land of Nod. Each day 1-24 has its own pocket. I made the pockets extra large because it was for a church program (church program + lots of kids = a need for large pockets). I'm happy with how this project turned out, and maybe...maybe...after I recover from the frustration of cutting and sewing 25 pockets I might make myself a calender for my family. :)

November 28, 2013

Thanksgiving with the Harrison's

Happy Thanksgiving ya'll. 

My mom has a Thanksgiving tradition where every year we write what we are thankful for on a table cloth. This tradition started long ago, and has continued to this day. As I sat down for Thanksgiving lunch, I saw my clumsy seven year old handwriting scrawling across the table. I was thankful for my dog Honey, my pony Bambie and for my family. Later, while indulging in a delicious slice of chocolate pie topped with a slice of pumpkin pie I read another entry on the table where I was thankful for new opportunities. This entry was dated November 2007. I was in college and I was having a rough year. So what am I thankful for now in 2013? 

I am thankful for my family. 
I am thankful for our home. 
I am thankful for our friends. 
I am thankful for our parents - who guide us with their wisdom. 

November 23, 2013

Song of Solomon 3:4

After months of planning and preparing, I finally took the plunge and started this project.  I haven't painted on canvas since high school. I'm not naturally artistic, and I can't draw to save my life. However, I did not let my lack of artistic talent deter me from creating this fine piece of art! As much as I love 1 Corinthians 13:4-7, its been done. I wanted something unique, especially for my bedroom. I chose Song of Solomon 3:4 because it truly expresses how I feel about my husband. He is my soul mate, one of my greatest blessings and the best thing to have ever happened to me. 

November 21, 2013

it's fall ya'll

With cozy sweaters and fuzzy boots, warm drinks and pumpkin pies, fall is my favorite time of the year. About a month ago I stumbled across (on pinterest...of course) some cute fall activity to-do lists for the family. This inspired me to create my own list for my family. Now that Lucas is older, he is able to enjoy and participate in our family outings which adds to the fun! So without further adieu ado here is my list...

1. final trip to the San Diego Safari Park....

....go to a pumpkin patch....

....have a photo shoot in a leaf pile....
it was the best I could do

....Pumpkin Carving....

....Halloween Costume Photo Shoot/Preparing for Trick-or-Treaters/Waiting for Auntie's and Muncles....

....bake fall cookies....

....attend a fall concert....

....attend LSUC fall festival....