Take a moment to daydream with me. Think back to the time when you were in kindergarten or maybe at the park. You see the expansive playground before you. Children of all ages are running around you. Then, it's like a light from heaven is shining towards the center. You look up and see the monkey bars standing above you. You climb the three steps up the ladder and stand there. The task is a little daunting. The five feet across suddenly looks like miles. Finally, you take a breath and reach out for the bar in front of you. You grab tight with both hands. Suddenly, you find yourself making another decision.
Do you let go and swing to the next one?
Do you climb back down the ladder and save it for another day?
At 24 years old, I can honestly say I do not remember a time I have ever successfully completed the monkey bars. I would make it about half-way and give up. My feet would drop to the ground, and I would always feel defeated. Now, it's way to easy to cross them. All I have…
If you've been following this blog for a while, you may remember the adult turban style ear warmer/headband pattern I shared. If I am remembering correctly, I believe it was the first pattern I shared on here.
Well, I have had several friends have baby girls recently. I was looking for headband patterns that were different and really did not come across many that I liked. So, I decided to write a pattern for a baby turban style headband. I love the fabric-knotted ones. Why not create one out of my favorite medium?
This pattern comes in three sizes (Newborn, 3-6, & 6-12). I honestly just haven't had time this week to figure out the toddler size yet. As soon as I do, I will edit this post to include it. Here we go! Baby Turban-Style Headband
Materials needed: Worsted weight yarn in
any number of colors (I would do no more than 5) Hook size: US J (5.5
mm) Yarn needle Abbreviations: CH - chain ST - stitch HDC - half double
crochet YO - yarn over BLO - ST in back loops
only. Skills needed…
Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, for his steadfast love endures forever. (1 Chronicles 16:34, ESV)
Over the past few weeks, I have become increasingly aware of how many reasons I have to be truly grateful. I'm not talking about saying thank you and being polite. I'm talking about truly being humbled by the things I have and the people that speak into my life. Each day has brought a new reason to look to the Lord and truly feel overwhelmed by the blessings that are in my life.
I'm not going to lie. Last week was a tough one. I had reason after reason to want to give up. I really wanted to throw in the towel and be done. The only thing that go me through was the scripture above and this one from Romans,
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to His purpose. (Romans 8:28, ESV)
If I did not believe both of those with all my heart, I don't know how I would have made it through.
When I was little, I had the reputation of being a hypochondriac. Basically, if anyone had anything, I would soon decide that I had it too. When I was three or four, one of my uncles had a heart attack. I apparently walked around for weeks afterward telling everyone I was having one. HYPOCHONDRIAC. I haven't been accused of being one in a long time. I'm also not as attention seeking as I was when I was a small child. That being said, I have recently diagnosed myself with something. BRF…. For the sake of this blog and wanting to keep it as clean as possible, I'm going to call it Angry Resting Face. If you want to know the term pop culture has given it, it shouldn't be hard to deduce from the acronym. However, Google is a useful tool as well. This picture could serve as an example. When I'm not smiling, apparently I look angry, annoyed, frustrated, etc. Honestly, I can't really help it. I am a happy person. I enjoy my life. I am content. My face just does not always …
About a year ago, I was able to take some beautiful engagement pictures for my Uncle and his beautiful lady. I was not able to share them as I didn't have a blog then. Here are just a few.
I had so much fun shooting these. It was also the first time I got to use my beautiful camera. They gifted it to me a couple of months ago because I took these and their wedding pictures. I have never had so much fun at a wedding. Even though it was small, it was amazing. I tried hard to only pic a few photos to share. I hope this is enough to capture the essence of the day.
I have been so blessed over the past several months to be a part of documenting little Ayden's journey to earth. I cannot tell you how amazing it has been to be a part of something so special and to be able to experience something like this along side my best friend Laura B and her husband.
Welcome to this world Ayden Lee!
(Gaelic) Little Fire
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. (Psalm 139:14, NIV)