Saturday, February 12, 2011

{Love} is all you need

We have been busy today making Valentine's for Ava's friends at school. I must admit I think mommy has enjoyed this a little too much. Oh well , what's a girl to do with some cute little {vintage} printable Valentine's! I just could not help myself. 

Ava was quite the little helper gluing these little cuties together. I love days like this with my sweet girl. Go {here} for a cute selection of printable Valentines!

We ventured out to a few garage sales this morning and enjoyed breakfast together at the donut shop. And heavens can my little girl pack away some donuts!! {it must have something to do with the fact that they are pink with sprinkles on them!!} .....oh and as a side note: Is it sad when your 3yr old wakes up on a Saturday morning and asks to go garage sailing?? I thought kids were suppose to like Saturday morning cartoons not garage sales!!! ......oh well I happen to think it is quite darling!!!

I hope you all are enjoying this season of {Love}. What a great reminder of our Saviors unfailing love!

"But I trust in your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in your salvation." Psalm 13:5

"The LORD loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of his unfailing love." Psalm 33:5

Thursday, February 10, 2011

: Giddy :

Do you have something in your house that just makes you kind of Giddy when you look at it?? You know what I am talking about .....something that is just constant eye know that feeling you get when you are  looking at your new Pottery Barn catalog or when you are browsing through your new Country Living issue??

Well.................I have something that just tugs on my heart strings ( other than my precious Ava)

I found these lovely curtains during one of my browsing adventures at Tuesday Morning......{yes I go on many browsing adventures! } I have been wanting some curtains for our bedroom, but I was not sure what to put in there. I will be honest, I am easily intimidated by curtains. I knew that I wanted some sort of print but I did not want anything too bold. I saw theses and I knew these where the ones I had been searching for! They are Waverly and are retailed at a whopping 180.00 for the pair and I scored them for 39.99!!!

I think they compliment our room nicely! 

You know what else is just making me giddy right now? This precious little girl

Meet Exie Jo Kramer, born Jan 31. Isn't she beautiful! My sister has the most beautiful babies. I am so trilled to have another precious niece! 

Okay I am on my way out to the farm to love on this sweet little angle!

Monday, February 7, 2011

~These are the moments~

I am learning as a parent there are little moments in life that are worth pausing for.

As sad as it may seem sometimes it is just plain hard to stop folding the mounds of laundry, and sweeping the crumbs off the floor to admire the beauty of our children doing something .....or nothing. 

I know that one day I will miss these little feet that pitter patter across the house to wake me from my deep slumber.

I will miss the sweet little voice that ask for juice or milk a million times a day. 

I will miss wiping the little nose that seems to constantly run between the months of Dec and Feb!

I will miss the sweet little voice that sings praise and worship songs in the back seat of the car.

And I will for sure miss our crazy little bedtime routine that Ava has come up with!! goes a little something like this....~butterflies, noses, kisses, hugs, sweets ( where she rubs our cheeks) , ears ( where she pulls our ears) and foreheads  ( where we rub our  foreheads together) ....and then kisses again! Whew!.....yes she does this everynight and has done so for about 1year or so! I am determined to get it on video one day soon to savor as a sweet memory. 

I will for sure miss watching these little hands put puzzles together.

I suppose I might even miss walking into Ava's room and finding surprises like this! 

Oh the joys of parenting!