Thursday, January 06, 2011

Top 10 of 2010

Here are some of my favorite photos of 2010 (many have been seen on this blog already)....

Rock's birthday

first smile, 3 days old

June 2010

Cow appreciation day
(Homemade outfit)
August 2010

Dada reads to Rock, Oct 2010
Lookin up to grandaddy, Oct 2010

Leaves, Oct 2010

Fuzzibunz, Nov 2010

First time on piano, Nov 2010

Family (my lil sister and niece)
Dec 2010
But from eternity to eternity
the LORD's faithful love is toward those who fear Him,
and His righteousness toward the grandchildren
of those who keep His covenant,
who remember to observe His instructions.
Psalm 103:17, 18 (Holman)

Sunday, January 02, 2011

Trying New Things

Last night (it was a quarter til midnight) I finished the ball for rock... note to self for next one... if free hand drawing pattern make narrow football shapes... if they are plump footballs you get a round ball... like this:
 But at least my lil monkey doesn't mind (and i don't either).... He was very happy to receive something mama made just for him.

I will just have to make sure my next football has narrow sides!

Rock learned to clap New Year's Eve... he now frequently stops just to clap his hands. He even did it a few times today during church... like during prayer, and the sermon :P

It is so much fun watching him try new things and even greater to see the joy he has when he accomplishes something by himself. Earlier today he walked with his walk/ride toy (with a little help). He also likes to push it while on his knees... it is really cute. See:

He hasn't figured out how to turn yet and the hallway is pretty short but i still absolutely love watching him!
(sorry for poor quality, it is a camera phone video)

I also made my own egg noodles for dinner tonight. That is the first time i have ever made my own noodles... I am excited that they were so tasty and i can have noodles anytime... I'm a noodle-fanatic :P

I used a really simple recipe from (sorry don't have exact link to recipe)
It was:

   Homemade Egg noodles

   2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
   1 pinch salt
   2 eggs, beaten
   1/2 cup milk
   1 tablespoon butter

   Directions: In a large bowl, stir together the flour and salt. Add the beaten egg, milk, and butter. Knead dough until smooth, about 5 minutes. Let rest in a covered bowl for 10 minutes. On a floured surface, roll out to 1/8 or 1/4 inch thickness. Cut into desired lengths and shapes.
   Allow to air dry before cooking.

I was moving recipes i was wanting to try to a word document and decided i NEEDED to try this one now! I'm glad i did.

Only 9 more days till i no longer have internet at home.

But don't let it faze you. Stick with what you learned and believed,
sure of the integrity of your teachers—why, you took in the
sacred Scriptures with your mother's milk!
There's nothing like the written Word of God for showing you the way
 to salvation through faith in Christ Jesus.
Every part of Scripture is God-breathed and useful one way or another—
showing us truth, exposing our rebellion, correcting our mistakes, training us to live God's way.
Through the Word we are put together and shaped up for the tasks God has for us.
2 Timothy 3:14-17 (The Message)

Saturday, January 01, 2011

Rock's First Christmas

First....Our Christmas Decor included:
A door of Christmas cards
 A few trimmings of Pine, Candles, and ornaments on the table
And our Veggie Tales Nativity Scene

That's it.. no lights or big Christmas tree... not a ton of presents... just basic simple decorations.

Christmas Eve is when we did our gift opening in which Rock got a few basic items like books, clothes and simple toys. Then on Christmas morning we went to a friends house and Rock got a couple more toys. Here are a couple photos of Rock with his Christmas presents (not all clothes are pictured)
 My mom mentioned that she would like a photo of her grandson in a similar pose each Christmas so I took one of him next to the Christmas bear she sent... she loved the photo and said she will probably send a bear for his first five Christmases (now i just need to remember to do the photos each year lol)

Nothing major really to tell about this Christmas. Rock enjoyed the boxes and wrapping paper more than the gifts like most babies usually do at this age. I made my hubby a hat to give him for a little Christmas gift. Rock pretty much got everything I was wanting to get him from the Christmas-list. I didn't make any collage for grandparents but instead sent out letters with photos and postcards to some other friends and family. I also got the cookie plates finished and delivered to neighbors a few days before Christmas.

I had two different versions of my Christmas letter. One was a crossword puzzle and was written out but it was something like this:

News from the _ _ _ _ _ _ family in 2010

As you already know, (Insert baby real name here) _ _ _ _ became a part of the family on April 2nd this year. Now at almost nine months he is crawling and cruising along the furniture. It won’t be long before he will _ _ _ _ and run, too. It has been so rewarding watching him grow and learn. (HUBBY) is a grill _ _ _ _ at Bob Evans while I get to stay home with (ROCK). I love being a mom and look forward to another year of new experiences.
_ _ _ _ _ you for the Christmas greeting and enclosed gift. We hope you are blessed with the gifts of peace, love and _ _ _ this holiday season and all through the year.
Merry Christmas and Happy _ _ _ Year!

I drew in the crossword puzzle and had a little image on it of rock in a santa hat. The second leeter was like this one: (like because i edited names and such)

I don't remember where I got the idea for this card but it was really a good idea so i tried to remember what it said. The original idea had like 20 reasons but i thought 5 was sufficient. A couple of the Christmas postcards looked like this:

I added hand written notes on the back and sent them off... I just hope everyone that i sen tthem to received them in fairly good condition (they were just printed photos set up on the back to "look" like a postcard)

Not really much else to say... We prayed and worshipped in the new year at home with just the three of us Then we konked out at around one in the morning. It was a great start to a new year!

One more thing... here is our pup, Shadow... with a little editing he makes a great Rudolph!

I hope everyone has a blessed and wonderful New Year!

Sing to Him a new song;
Play skillfully and shout for joy.
Psalm 33:3 (NIV)

Goodbye Internet

So... ten days and we will be turning off our internet. That means I will be on the computer a lot less lol

We are doing it to save some money but i think we will find out we will be saving a lot of time as well. I know when i was pregnant i had tons of time because i just sat around the house with no tv or computer. I was able to sew and crochet and get so much accomplished. So i am in the process of transferring some patterns and tutorials i would love to try into files saved on the computer. I will only be online when i get to the library starting the 11th.

More crafting less procrastinating!

Here are some projects i am currently working on while getting ready for the switch:

I am in the process of sewing a welders cap for my landlord... still working on the hat band (will probably make another, too, once i have it figured out... all hand sewn btw)

And also a Football for Rock and my nephew who will be here in a couple days out of this lovely fabric (it used to be a very misproportioned toddler shirt)

I also am really loving this Pillow Buddy Tutorial... since this was one of the top gifts of last year i may need to pound some out and gift to some nieces and a nephew :)

Just a quick post :)
Ummm... i also will be doing another post sometime soon about Rock's first Christmas