Monday, September 26, 2011

busy hands

Here is another one of our busy hands creations for our time in the kitchen!

We always have music playing, typically we are listening to a veggie tales station on Pandora.  Rylee loves listening to all sorts of new music & sounds, and she loves to bop, bounce, and dance along. 

For the longest time she has been rolling around this big clunky container of popcorn kernels, there is where I found my  inspiration.

Rylee is always playing with our Tupperware & plastic containers, so I used this one that happened to be in her drawer!

I figured the time she'd learn to pop off the lid would be the time I put popcorn kernels in the container, so hot glue was a must.

We have made several variations of this, I made several using old bottles (at least she's getting some use out of them!) I also used pinto beans. She loves playing with all of them, and especially when I have the music going she shakes & rattles right along to the Mozart? perhaps.

until next time,

Friday, September 23, 2011


Well if you haven't seen it yet, go and look right now! Jeremy's oober talented sister has added one more thing to her list of awesomeness, she and a heap of crafty peeps have created Mache (an online magazine about all things entertainment, food, & survival)

We were so excited to have Ry's circus party make debut in the fall issue (page 76) ! I hope you'll peek in & see what other cool stuff they have to share with you!

until next time,

its that time again

It's cross country time! Thanks to some crafty scheduling we have had the opportunity to travel to LCU's two previous meets. The first was in Abilene & one last Friday in Lubbock.

It has been fun to go and watch the ole Alma mater compete, but at the same time it has been hard because part of me wants to be toeing the line and battling it out on the course rather than yelling on the side lines.

Despite my nostalgic feelings we have had so much fun getting to watch the teams race and cheer them on! We are looking forward to seeing what is in store for the teams this season, great things I have no doubt.

Good Luck to all the runners this season!

until next time,

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Rylee and I have started back to school! I am going to be teaching two days a week this year at a children's day out program. While I am teaching on those days Rylee will go with me and get to be in her own classroom!

I am really excited for Rylee to be able to enjoy a little more social interaction with kiddos her own age, and I am also excited that I will be getting to step back into a classroom for a couple days a week!

The first week has been an adjustment: waking up to an alarm clock, not seeing Rylee for 5 hours durring the day, packing a lunch, etc. Despite the struggle to get out of bed in the morning I think that this will be a good opportunity for both of us! 

We were both still very sleepy 

 but very excited

and Rylee has her own backpack!

I am excited to see what this school year has in store for us!

until next time,

still here!

Apologies.  My computer and I have not been spending much time together lately. We have made an effort to have an earlier bedtime and have been the usual busy, which means my one on one with the PC is limited.

The flip to August/September has brought on the usual hustle and bustle of school time activities for our ministry and Rylee and I have added some items to our weekly schedule as well!

I have some fun pictures to share! (....soon!)

until next time,