Wednesday, December 28, 2011

something new

Hello Friends,
I wanted to share with you an exciting new venture in my life.  I have been busy putting together a portfolio and working on the website and it's finally ready...introducing Kitestrings Photography.  Thank you to all of my sweet family and friends for encouraging me in this new endeavor.  
If you ever need photos taken...I'm your gal :).  Also, "like" Kitestrings Photography on facebook to stay up to date on my latest work.  

Much Love,

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas Friends!  
May your hearts be full with the love, joy, and peace of Christ Jesus! 

On a side note: a big thank you to Beth and Britta from Snail Mail Designs for designing our Christmas card this year!  We are so happy with how it turned out :).

Tuesday, December 20, 2011


Here are tidbits of our life as of late:
1. Sweet potato fries: a delicious side!  I was even able to prepare these while Earnest napped.  Most days I still wait for the husband to come home before I start dinner.
2. A Date: We went out for dinner last week and had a splendid time.  I also only called the babysitter once (would have been three times if it weren't for the urging of my wise husband to just relax and enjoy the evening).
3. Advent Calendar Tradition: December days have been flying by. We've been recalling Christ's goodness and grace by reading Scripture or singing Hymns each day.  Do you have any Christmas traditions?
4. Curly Girl: Gemma found my sponge curlers from when I was a little girl!  She had to try them out of course...and this was the result!
5. Hello Handsome: Little Mister loves laying on his back and "talking".
6. Christmas Baking: I love the smell of Christmas cookies baking in the oven, don't you?
7. Mini Peanut Butter Cup Cookies: recipe soon to come :)
8. An Early Celebration: My little sister and her fiance will be in Wyoming for Christmas so we celebrated early with the family. 
9. A New Home: We helped Justine and Zach move some things into their soon-to-be first home.  They will only be 4 blocks from us!

Wishing you all a wonderful pre-Christmas week!

Friday, December 9, 2011

Isn't she lovely?

This past weekend my friend/sister-in-law Britta 
co-hosted a bridal shower with me for my little sister.  
Below is a photo of Justine.  

Isn't she lovely?
 Here are other snapshots of our brunch-style shower:
 hand-made corsage by Britta
 We made our own coffee creamer!  It was good :).  Find the recipe here.  
I'd recommend the pumpkin spice.

 Beautiful Britta

Earnest was all tired out after the days festivities!

I can't wait for her wedding in January!

Sunday, December 4, 2011

four months

Thanks for checking out a few favorites of mine!
Maybe next month I'll really enjoy taking longer naps? :)