Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Almost hump day!

This past weekend was so busy, I was kind of looking for Monday to rest at work. Haha But Saturday was Victoria's shower. It went really well, but it wore me OUT! She and Josh got a lot of things and should be set for Madison's arrival. I can't wait to meet the babygirl!!

Victoria and Addy/Aggy( Ican never tell them apart)
Sunday was the breast cancer walk. I look forward to it every year because it holds a very special place in my heart. This is us and Brody man at the walk. Next year I hope to start raising money early so I can make a contribution to the cause and not just walk. But this year was a little busy! :)

I finally finished Brody's trick or treat bag. The writing isn't the best but it wasn't easy to paint on felt. I should have gotten one of those paint pens, that probably would have made it a lot easier!

Victoria's diaper bag and changing pad. It was so fun to learn how to quilt for the changing pad but the diaper bag...I have to admit made me mad a few times. That's ok I learned a lot from the project and look forward to many more sewing projects!

Erin's bday present. This was an idea I saw somewhere like a year ago, but of corse when I wanted to make one I couldn't locate it. So I had to come up with measurements on my own. I was really proud of how it turned out though. Looked super cute on the birthday girl too! :)
I am looking forward to this weekend because it will be Brody's first trick or treat!!! This week is going by so slow because I am so excited. Haha What am I going to do when it gets close to Christmas!?

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Super Long Post!

*I want to start by saying I am sorry about the length of this post. I have so much to share and haven't had a chance to update my blog!

~*~*~*~ HAPPY BIRTHDAY ERIN!!!! ~*~*~*~
So much to update you all on. First off, we went to the doctor this past Tuesday and found out, we are having a GIRL!
Savannah 19 weeks
We are so excited and have named her Savannah Marie Dawkins. For those of you who don’t know Savannah is mine and Hubby’s favorite place to visit and Marie was my sister’s name, so we have had the name picked out for a long time. We are both so excited to have a boy and a girl, but Tee is already worried! Haha J we are due March 12, 2011 but more than likely she will be born the first week of March. I cannot wait for her to get here and to see how Brody reacts to her.
On another note, I didn’t get to post a picture of Brody’s pumpkins from this year. We had such a great time carving and crafting with him for Halloween, I am looking forward to taking him trick or treating and starting to really get into the festive spirit next month. Daddy carved a warewolf for Brody and Mommy and Brody made a Bat-o-lantern. The craft was interesting because Brody wanted to eat everything, but I think he really enjoyed his first craft project with Mommy.
Painting the wings
Brody's Bat-o-Lantern
Daddy carving it out!
Ta DA!
Brody is so proud :)
We went to the pumpkin festival with some friends, and met some more there. Brody had a good time riding around looking at all the people, spending time with friends and we painted a pumpkin (well sort of). Haha but most importantly Brody enjoyed seeing his girlfriend :) Next year will be much more fun because he will be running around and I will have Savannah …ahhhh cant wait! :)
Painting Pumpkins
Brody also got to attend his first birthday party this past weekend. It was SO cute and Brody had a great time. Even though he didn't have a nap alllll day he was able to hang with the big dogs (2 year olds at the party) and we got to color and play with balls. Brody LOVES the balls that go into ball pits...he doesn't know it but he has one coming for Christmas and I cannot WAIT to see him playing in it!
I am working on a new craft project for my cousin’s upcoming baby shower this weekend!! I’m so excited because I have been wanting to make some girl stuff but haven’t had a chance to…but now that I am co-hosting a baby shower for my cousin who is having a girl, I have an excuse to make some girl stuff!! AND now that we found out Savannah is on the way…I’m going to be making girl stuff LIKE CRAZY!! Dresses, shirts, pants, bags, purses….I’m getting excited just thinking about it!
We are looking forward to this weekend, there are so many fun things coming up. Friday night, while Daddy is at football, Brody and I will be helping Gammy prepare for Victoria’s shower. Saturday is the shower, that I am super excited about by the way! Saturday night we are supposed to go on a ghost tour in Monticello. My parents have lived in Monticello for over five years and we STILL haven’t done the ghost tour! Then Sunday is the Breast Cancer walk in Southwood. I have been going for the past…how long Erin?...three years I think, and cannot wait to go again this year! Next year I will really get my work out with the double stroller ;)
We are officially underway in the lawsuit regarding our sinkhole situation…to keep from depressing everyone and boring everyone I wont go into details, I just ask that you continue to pray for nothing but good news for us and we really appreciate the love, support, and prayers from our family and friends!
Hopefully next post will come sooner rather than later, right Tam!?!?! ;)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Brody's First Pumpkin

Before we talk about the pumpkin, I have to share Brody's first camo outfit!! So cute, if I dont say so myself! :)

This past Sunday we went pumpkin shopping. After a lot of searching by mom and dad, because Brody didn't seem to care which pumpkin. We finally found the perfect one! We had to get a family pumpkin, a big one to carve, and then a small one for Brody to do his craft. I found a cute "bat-o-lantern" craft idea that I have been counting down the days to begin with him. We are still working on the bat-o-lantern but I thought in the mean time I would share our pics from the pumpkin hunt!

Finally found the perfect one!

Saturday, October 2, 2010

October is finally here!!! : )

I have been waiting for October for MONTHS. I love it when October finally gets here, one because I get to start it off with my birthday :) and two because it means that my favorite time of the year is slowly starting to make an appearance...FALL!! I love the holidays, the chilly nights, the beautiful skies, all the craft shows, and everything about fall.

For my birthday Friday night we went to Olive Garden with friends and family. It was almost PERFECT, minus my hubby :( Great food, good laughs...a relaxing evening! Hubby was coaching but we celebrated when he got home.

Today, mom and I met one of her friends at the Bead Show. I thought I would go with mom but didn't think I would find anything I wanted. I was wrong! I found a green stone (cannot remember the name of) mom is going to make into a ring for me, 4 beads I made a bracelet out of, and a antique watch face...I am still searching for the perfect idea for that!

This is what the watch face looks like. It is pretty big and I want to use it for something that I will actually use because I love the story behind it and I thought it was amazing! I will be searching online for ideas also. If you have any ideas please post them!

In searching for ideas for my watch face I have found several blogs that have inspired me to try to be a better blogger. There are people that blog about EVERYTHING! I want to try to do that, keep my camera with me take TONS of pics and blog like a mad woman! :) We shall see how that goes ;0