Thursday, January 6, 2011

Thermal Tote Sale

I wanted to pass along a Thirty-One Deal to all of my bloggy friends!!

January is Thermal Tote month at 31.  You can purchase our popular Thermal Tote for just $10 or the Small Lunch Tote for $8.  If you would like to personalize the totes it is only $1.50, making your savings between $8.50 and $9.  These are great gifts for Valentine's Day, Teacher Appreciation, Secret Pals, Birthday, anything!!  And you can purchase them in our NEW Spring Fabrics!!  Don't let this great deal pass you by.  Plus if you order by tomorrow 1/7/11, and order 4 or more totes I will give you FREE Shipping on your order!  You will need to come back here and leave me a comment so I can make the price adjustment for you.  When you place your order it will have the total amount-but the adjusted amount will post to your card on 1/8/11 when I place the order.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Sunday Snapshot {Where have we been}

Where have we been? Nowhere really except in the land of BUSY!!! Life is busy with 3 little ones to keep up with, not to mention the little ones we both keep up with at school. So needless to say I have neglected my blog once again. But I am here today with a quick update. Thought I would just update on all three of the kiddos and let you know that his momma is is doing good. My new 31 business is being blessed by leaps and bounds and we are so grateful!! We have needed that extra income, but it has kept me busy. But, at the same time I have gotten to make some new friends, and reconnect with old friends so it has been a blessing in more ways than one. Now onto my sweeties, youngest first.

Sweet Ainsley is growing and changing so much. She is starting to say some words: bye-bye, nite-nite, more, mama, daddy, and she tries to say Ethan and Charlotte but those are hard. Oh, and bunny-she LOVES her bunny. We would be lost without him, so I hope we never lose him. She is walking and running, and letting us know when she does not get her way. She has a little bit of a temper, I tell you, she KNOWS what she wants and when she wants it. I have no idea where she gets it from. Here are some recent shots of our little Ainsley-boo. Oh and to my mom's delight, I am pretty sure her eyes are changing and are going to be green. My mom has green eyes so she is THRILLED.

So Charlotte has started taking dance class and LOVES it.  She practices at home, and looks forward to Fridays so much.  She is also really starting to progress in her speech.  She is starting to leave spaces between words and syllables which makes it so much clearer.  She is working on isolating sounds and the it is starting to improve everyday!  She can write her whole name-bad mommy gave her such a long one.  She can identify all of her upper case letters and loves to play on the computer.  We still have our struggles and some days are better than others but she is going to be OK, I know.  It just takes lots of work and lots of love.  And when I think of how far she has come in her 3 years at home, it really is incredible.  I think I missed posting about Gotcha Day, we celebrated 3 years on November 5th.  The time has gone by so quickly, but I don't remember life without our sweet girl.

And finally, our oldest Ethan!!  As you can see he is all about soccer, soccer, soccer!!  He just tryed out for a travel team and made it!  We are very proud of him, he works really hard to be the best he can be.  He is a especially great Goal Keeper!  Besides his success on the field, he also made all A's the first nine weeks of fourth grade and is just the best big brother around.  He is just a super kid-we love him-lots!!

And so there you have it a little about where we have been....just busy!  Hope you all have a wonderful Christmas. I will be back soon with our year in review.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Big Give-away at Ni Hao Ya'll

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Sunday, October 31, 2010

Sunday Snapshot {She is starting to GET it}

So the questions are beginning....she wants to look at her China books all the time now. Wants to know who those ladies are, where we are in her Gotcha pictures. She asked if we had to call the police to find her when she was lost in China, and then we got her. We answer her questions, on her level and keep an open dialog. We want her to understand everything about being adopted but on her level and with what her 4 year old mind can process. She knows that Ainsley was in mommy's tummy but she was not and that God told mommy and daddy when it was time to come to China and bring her home. She knows she came home on an airplane. And just this week she finally made the connection that some China Girls live in orphanages and she did too. She told her daddy this week, "Daddy, I want to go to China and hug all the babies. I want to tell them that I love them and that their mommys and daddys are coming soon!" Melt your heart right. She also tells me that when she was in China she couldn't wait for me to come and bring her home. So much to process for such a sweet, innocent, little heart. Such a legacy to bear, but we are so honored that God chose us to be a part of His story and Charlotte's story.

And we will help her the best we can, every step of the way!!

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Sunday, October 10, 2010

Sunday Snapshot {1 year Portraits}

Enjoy my sweet girl!!

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Sunday, September 19, 2010

Sunday Snapshot {My Baby is 1-what?!?}

I can't even believe it at all, it really makes me kind of sad.  But, my baby girl is 1 already!!  I tell people all the time if Ainsley had been the first and all the babies after her were like her we would have a house full-ha!!  She is just a sweet tempered thing, usually entertains herself, and loves to cuddle.  A girl after her mommy's heart for sure.  We celebrated her 1st Birthday with family and her very own cake.  I was picturing her just digging in-but she was very lady like and just took small bites.

Our sweet Birthday Girl!

I think Charlotte was more excited than Ainsley.  She helped blow out the candles.

He loves his baby sister so much!!  A great big bro!

Tried for good pic of girls, but too much excitement :(

That cake is all for me?

Okay I will try a little!

Mmmm that was good, need more!

Love the icing covered lips!

Uh, Oh-foot in the cake.

She looks like I caught her doing somethng in this one!!  Lots of fun with our sweet girl on her 1st birthday!

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