How can anyone not love newborn babies.  I want another but alas that is not in the plan, that I know of anyway.  This is my new niece, C that was just as tender and loving with her as could be, tired new daddy holding my youngest, and radiant new Mama.  Just love every one of them to pieces!  We are all looking forward to seeing them again soon!  Off to cook dinner after a fun, long day and then off to bible class!


She’s here!

I think it is a little ironic that I decided to blog about baby S. shower last night and I just got a call from my brother to say she is here!!  She and Momma are healthy which is a blessing.  She is 8 pds 2 oz. and 19 inches long. She is the same size as my middle baby. 

Grant woke up this morning and walked downstairs.  He looked outside and said, “hmm, it’s kind of misty (translation-foggy).” I said, “Yep.” His reply, “I think it will brighten up!”  If we could all have the outlook of a child each day!  I hope  your day is bright no matter what the weather is!

I will post a pic of baby tonight!

Little S. Shower

Just snapped a couple pictures of the shower set up before everyone got there.  I didn’t get alot of the details on camera but oh well!  Everyone had a good time and Mommy got alot of nice things! Baby S. (my niece) should be coming in about a week!  Mommy is in my prayers for a safe and healthy delivery!  Can’t wait to get the call that she is born!  My Mom made the cake for the shower.  I gave her a picture from an old issue of Martha Stewart baby and said please make this but change, xyz and she had it happen for me!  Thanks Mom!  

How is your week going?  Tomorrow is our first day of excursion and everyone is excited!  I can’t forget to take a picture of Grant for his first excursion trip!  Got in some discussions today about why we are homeschooling.  What made you decide the route you took when education your children?  I will give my thoughts on this later!  I am finishing little teacher gifts for the three other teacher Grant will have this year.  What fun!  I feel like we are getting the best of both worlds!  

ETA: So after much thought and some reading I have come to the conclusion that my answer to this question will be…”this is what is right for our family right now.”  If someone really wants to discuss it I will but I think the answer is all that is needed.  Thoughts? 

Have peaceful dreams!


BTW:Yes, I did notice that the tablecloths were not the same height but by the time I saw it my wonderful DH had wiped off all the crystal plates and had set all the place settings.  It is one of those things that you just overlook because you are so thankful that he helped that you would never criticize how the job got done.  DH was amazing that whole weekend with the amount of help he gave me!  I am SOOO blessed that God gave me him for my everything!

Fabric Card-Candy Cane Christmas or not?

Hi Peeps!

Another busy and crazy day here at the L household.  Did get to see my good friend Melissa today and the kids, which was a blessing for us!  School is done for the day…thankfully!  Guessing at words is not reading son.  😦  Ahh, tomorrow is a new day. 

I have my class tonight and this is the other card we will be creating with the new Candy Cane Christmas fabric.  It is not just for Christmas though!  I also made the ribbon flower embellishment out of our satin ribbon, sticky strip and heat gun!  We learned how to do this at convention this past July.  That was so much fun, I can’t wait to go again next year!  Anyway, back to why you are here…the card! 

Enjoy your evening!

The Kindness Quilt

Tonight as we were putting the boys to bed one of the books we read was The Kindness Quilt.  It is a book we got at the library for the boys.  We have been going over the fruits of the spirit so I have been searching for books that relate to the topics of our weeks.  We hadn’t yet read this book until tonight.  I loved it and it totally got the point across to the boys!  They want to make their own kindness quilt which I hope in turn will only promote kindness in our home and to others!   We actually read three good books tonight. The first one we read was Hurty Feelings.  It was cute too.  I teaches how to graciously except compliments by saying thank you.  We practised after the we read.  I started and told the boy one great thing about themself and they were in turn suppose to say thank you back.  G – he is so helpful, C- so thoughtful and W -that he is starting to talk so well!  Then each of the boys was supposed to tell the other one a nice thing to and they were suppose to say thank you to each other.  At the end G says, “Oh wait Mommy, we need to tell you!”  (aww, he is so great!) So he said to me, you are as sweet as a flower.  🙂  They are growing up so fast!  Ok, I said three..the next was The Punctuation Station .  It was a little above the younger two but G was trying to get the point.  It is a great story to introduce punctuation in a fun way!  Just my two cents..We are starting week two of homeschooling and we start our excursion program the week.  I will post pics of that Wed.  We are off to a light house, ferry ride and beach combing!   Have a fun, God filled week!

I’m batty for you.

Here is the Halloween card that I will be doing at my class tomorrow night.  We will also be doing it at stamp camp, so if you want to make it make sure to RSVP to me this week for stamp camp!  The rick -rack on the card it retired but you can make your own rick-rack with the new die  Tasteful Trim in the Holiday Mini catalog!  Have a great week!  It will be a busy one here in the L household! 


Stamps-Batty four You, sanded BG stamp

Ink-Stazon Jet black, versamark

CS-Crumb Cake, Old Olive, Pumpkin Pie, Rich razzleberry

DSP-Wicked Fun Specialty, Love Letter (on the chipboard)

Other: cream felt, lace from holiday mini, rick-rack, crop-a-dile, Big Shot, Black button, thread, needle, 1 3/8 circle punch, 1 1/4 circle punch, Matchbox and table setting bigz xl dies

Quilt Square

Isn’t this a great project Idea for the Big Shot!  It would look great with our new Cany Cane Christmas fabric in the front of an apron!  Maybe I will have to make one to show you all! 


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  • Sizzix Big Shot
  • 5-Point 3D Star Bigz die
  • Scallop Circle #2 Bigz die
  • Background fabric (two 10″ x 10″ squares)
  • 10″ x 10″ square 100% cotton batting
  • Ric-rac (6″)
  • Sewing machine and thread


  1. Die cut four pieces of fabric using Big Shot and 5-Point 3D Star Bigz die. Round off hard edges.
  2. Die cut two large scallop circles using Big Shot and Scallop Circle #2 Bigz die.
  3. Die cut one small scallop circle using Big Shot and Scallop Circle #2 Bigz die.
  4. Insert cotton batting between two squares of background fabric and sew together using sewing machine and thread.
  5. Sew four flower petals (from 5-Point 3D Star Bigz die) to square. Fold large scallop circle in half and adhere to bottom of flower petals.
  6. Fold small scallop circle in half, then fold over part way to create one gather. Adhere to bottom of flower using sewing machine and thread.
  7. Adhere ric-rac stem to square using sewing machine and thread.
  8. Create leaf by cutting large scallop circle in half, then folding inner edge, and sewing each half on square.
  9. Wash and dry to give shabby-chic look.

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