"LORD, you have assigned me my portion and my cup; you have made my lot secure. The boundary lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; surely I have a delightful inheritance." Psalm 16:5-6

Ours is a story of what God can do with two silly teens, starting off with no clue;

And baby thrown in, just for good measure. We didn’t know that God would increase our treasure

With four added on in rapid succession, filling our lives with joy and hard lessons.

We’ve had our share of valleys and hills, of times of abundance, and unpaid bills.

We once thought success would bring us bliss; we’ve learned that loss does a better job of this,

As we lean on our Savior, Who always delivers, regardless of the size of our quiver.

Although we’re grateful for the times of ease, the hard times are useful for learning to please

Our Heavenly Father, learning to walk in His Truth, of which we often talk.

May the Lord help us humbly and faithfully serve, staying mindful that the next generation observes.

Prop up your feet and grab a cup of coffee or tea while I open up

The book of my life, without further ado, and narrate the musings of my heart to you.

Friday, June 1, 2012

Pillowcase Dress

Remember my friend who trusts my skills? (Bless her heart. What a sweetie.) Well, she asked me to make a pillowcase dress similar to one she had seen on Pinterest. She plans for her little Cutie Patootie to wear it on July 4th (I think. Her birthday, maybe?). Details.

Anyway, many thanks to Amy for directing her readers to this tutorial. I love a quick, easy project to make me feel like I'm checking things off, despite my ever-growing list of not-quite-as-easy items.

I should have had this in the mail already, BUT I'm still trying to figure out the best way to embellish it. Here's my current brainstorm: (Kelly likes it, which means it's a keeper. I just need to decide how best to attach it. I'm probably making it more complicated than it actually is.)

Ew! Check out that heat stain on the ironing board! Time for a new cover.

Embellishments aren't my forté. I'm a big-picture kind of gal, even in the kitchen. I like to see big progress and leave the details to others. My children chop, slice, and spread. I like to bring the dishes all together. I'm thinking that Caelyn should attach this ribbon flower for me... or maybe I'll just stretch myself a bit.

This was such a fun project that I'd love to make more. (I'm even considering a morphed version that functions as a summer top for me.) I'm super thankful for friends who insert little people into my life to fill that ever-present desire to do little people stuff. I pray that the Lord will bless our family with oodles of grandchildren one day, as I can't imagine ever getting over my desire for children (nor would I want to).


  1. I think it's super sweet and cute with the embellishment.

  2. It's perfect and the embellishment is just the right thing!!