Saturday, May 29, 2010

Strawberries and Cream

After a year of care (and sometime anxious watching) our strawberry plants are bearing fruit!

Every day Kyle brings in about a quart of berries. Our plan was to freeze some, but so far they haven't lasted that long! We've been enjoying them on oatmeal and cereal, as well as a fresh strawberry shake! Yum. We'll see if any get preserved or not. ;-)

In case you're wondering, no, we didn't get cows. My "cream" in this post is the ivory and brown in a 1805 period dress I just finished.

I saw this lovely semi-sheer 100% cotton fabric a few years ago, and someone in the family was kind enough to give it to me for my birthday.

At the time, I planned to make it into a meticulously accurate reproduction, complete with period underthings.

Three and a half years later the plans had changed and I wanted an old fashioned dress I could wear while pregnant or nursing an infant!

It's still a pretty accurate "apron front" dress of the period, but it has more of an eye to simplicity and comfort in it's construction. ;-)

So here I am, enjoying something old fashioned and feminine which fits comfortably at six months pregnant!

Oh yes, one more thing. Our wild roses are blooming.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Special Company

What fun to get a visit this week from our friends Samuel and Jenebu O.! It was a special treat to have them in our home and to introduce Alaina to them. It brought back some precious memories for us all.

Early in 2007 Kyle visited with them in Nigeria and did some work on the school they run. Unbeknown to him, their family began to pray that God would send him a wife, and that she would be waiting for him when he got home to America. Well, I first met Kyle the weekend after he came back from Nigeria and got to hear him share in church about his trip. Months later, when we were already courting, I was able to meet Samuel and Jenebu, and they told us of how they had been praying for Kyle. It was definitely a goose bump moment! Their visit made us reflect on the many good things God has done for us these past few years.

It's neat to be the answer to someone else's prayers. :-)

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Hippo Hype

Summer is here, all 95 humid degrees of it! Perfect time to get out the long awaited Hippo Pool (Thank you Nanna & Grandpa!)

Dropped my sunglasses - now what?

I guess I'll stick my hand in.

Maybe I'll even stick myself in! Boy, this feels good.

What do you mean, smile for the camera? Can't you see I'm playing?

Summer is fun!

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Identification, please.

Does anyone recognize these little cuties?

We're right on a migration route, so we're seeing Baltimore Oriels, Indigo Buntings and other exotic beauties at the moment.

This is one little visitor we don't recoginze. Do you?

Thursday, May 20, 2010

What's so exciting?

It looks like there's something fascinating going on!

It's Daddy's Amazing Giant Bubble Machine!

Nothing like a little homemade fun!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Pictures on a Sunday

Just a few, everyday pictures we snapped a few weeks ago.

Us girls. Oh, how I love to hear her call me Mama in her cute little voice!

"This is my elbow."

Mommy and Son. I feel a little bigger this time around, but I think my height still hides the bump a bit.

Her favorite man in the whole wide world.

Little Sparkle.

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Mother's Day Munchies

Loooong time, no post! A trip up to my folks and some large house projects have kept me pretty busy for . . . well . . . quite a while I guess!

For Mother's Day our local chief cooked up quite a meal, and presented it in very lovely surroundings! We're getting lettuce and spinach out of our garden these days - tasty!

It was a little chilly, but the flowers and sunshine made it worthwhile.

Thank you my sweeties! I'm so grateful for you!