Friday, January 25, 2008

C'mon get CRAFTY...

So, I saw an idea the other day on eBay and thought, I can make that...and for WAY less than $20 PLUS shipping...

Valentine's Shoes for Puckey

Ande's first whole day home from California was yesterday, and this is how he spent much of the day.

Hangin with Daddy

Little did we know that Puckey's extra-snuggliness (I know that's not a word, so sue me) was due to an apparent allergic reaction to an antibiotic she had taken for an ear infection. Now the poor kid is covered in spotchy red marks.

Poor Sick Puckey

Then, I found out that my cousin was having her baby shower tomorrow (Saturday). Being that we don't have a lot of $$ to spend, I decided to drag out the sewing machine and make some stuff...

Girlie ones for Mom to use...

Some basketball themed ones for when Daddy's holding her....

Hopefully my cousin will like them. I was feeling pretty crafty after getting them done (and to think, I didn't even start them until today. It's amazing what I can do when I set my mind to it...)

Thursday, January 24, 2008


I'm posting this for anyone who has ever experienced a loss in their life. Well, really it's good for anyone to hear. This little boy has some serious insight. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE check this out!! You won't regret it.

I came across this video on another blog, The Merritt Family. I love how God just keeps bringing me to these different blogs so that I can see Him working in other families that I might not know anything about! It's the same thing with Nate, Tricia, and Gwyneth... There are SO many families out there who are living through things I could never even imagine! It's really enriched my prayer life and given me a lot more focus on things to be able to read about these families.

Please read a little about Julian Avery below as well. Thanks.

For Julian

On a few of the other blogs I read, there have been some posts about a little boy named Julian Avery. He battled cancer for about a year. He passed away the other day, and his funeral was this morning. I recently went back and read more about Julian. He was a strong and feisty little boy, who almost always had a smile on his face. His parents have praised God for giving them the time they had with young Julian, which was all too short.

In reading a letter written by Julian's mom the other day about her requests for the funeral, I thought it was really neat that she asked everyone who came to wear yellow, in honor of Julian (yellow was his favorite color). In support of Julian's family today, I decided to dress myself, Puckey, and The Jib in yellow shirts. I'm sure the Avery family could use all of the prayers they can get today and in the coming days, weeks, and months. I just read a new post that brought me to tears...

So, in memory of Julian, hug your kids a little closer today, and keep his family, the Averys, in your prayers. Thanks.