Sunday, February 27, 2011


I recently took H to his 15 month appointment and he is one big boy! Particularly in terms of height, he is almost 3 feet tall and in the 91st percentile for height! His head width is in the 86th percentile and in weight he is in the 63rd percentile! What a big boy. Recently, I find myself staring at him in disbelief that he is so big already! Here are some pics of him I've taken this week.

Cuddling with Daddy

He's been sticking out his tongue a lot lately.

H's first taco night. Venison tacos no less! He loved them.

I love this kid...

What a climber! He can already reach the table and counter tops!

Weekend Review

We've had a super fun and relaxing(ish) weekend! I chaperoned my first high school event and it was actually kind of AWESOME! I took a small group of girls to the It's A Girl Thing Conference Friday night and all day Saturday.

I invited some of the girls on my caseload, so it was really good to spend some time with them outside of school talking about things that are important to them and giving them God's perspective on things like sex and self esteem. One of my girls told me after the event was over, "This was the most fun I have ever had!". I feel really blessed to get to love and encourage these girls in their academics and in their lives.
The worship leader was Jami Smith and her new album is straight from scripture. It so blessed my heart to worship with her this weekend! You need this CD!

I've also been working on some crafting projects that I wrapped up this weekend. We are going to my cousin's wedding in Oklahoma in a couple weeks and so I wanted to make H something to try and keep him seated and happy for an hour or so. I saw this awesome tutorial over at Serving Pink Lemonade and was like "PEEEERFECT!" That is why I so love my fellow bloggers. You all are so talented and have such great ideas that I don't need to have any original ones, I just copy yours!

Here's my take on the airplane tray cover!

Complete with peek-a-boo door, zipper, ball to throw, crinkle heart, car and road! I'm hiding it from him until our trip, so let's hope this keeps him in his seat and not screaming!

I've also been wanting to make a wreath for Spring. I've combined a couple of other people's great ideas to make my own. I LOVE the yarn wreath look like this one from my friend Melissa and I also came across this felt flower tutorial that I LOVED. So I combined the two to make my own spring wreath.

The flowers turned out really pretty! Jeff says I can't wear them in my hair though...they are a little large.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Belated V-Day!

I took pictures to post on Valentine's Day... I even took them the day before... but here I am just now posting them.

H had his first Valentine's Day party at school! It was fun to make little pink cupcakes for his class!

My sweet husband got my car detailed for V-day (it is what I wanted) so no more cheerios and trash - for at least a week or so? And to top it off he let me buy a way too expensive purse! The Kate Spade sample sale is going on this week and they are having huge sales!! I haven't bought a purse since before we moved to Iraq so I really wanted to get a new one. This was obviously more than my monthly 'allowance' (I use quotes because I tend to spend more than 'allowed'), but hubs agreed to let me pay it off in installments and won't even charge me interest. Right, hubs? He was a little vague on that point... =)

Isn't it beautiful? Happy Valentine's Day to me. I got hubs some socks... he really wanted them? I know... he wins, or do I? I like to think of it as a win win.