Monday, August 27, 2007

Fleeting Summer

We've been soaking up the last days of summer around here. A recent trip to the Hands-On-Museum with me in my wheelchair, children on my lap and a wild-driving husband has given me even more appreciation for the free use of my legs.
The countdown is on for my knee surgery. Pooooooooooor me!!

I can never believe it when summer is "over." Life moves so fast...we learned we need to pinpoint "dates" with our friends, especially the ones that don't live right across town.

We've done a great job this summer of getting together with many of our beloved friends, some of whom we don't see on a regular basis. Here's a shout out to Rob and Julie, and darling Jackson who we finally had a chance to meet yesterday! We love you guys!!!

Daddy and Wynter swinging

Here are the kids just hanging out while we enjoyed a end-of-summer mommy lunch before one of my teacher girlfriends starts back to work without me tomorrow!! I feel we've enjoyed summer and created memories that help shape our children into the little people they are and who they are becoming.

Tuesday, August 21, 2007


Here is a sneak peek of one of my sets for the very exciting Joel Dewberry Launch that starts Thursday. My set has been completed by the lovely Winipoo jewelry, as well as the amazing bows from Jamie (JJBB) . We've even had the opportunity for Joel himself to pop onto our launch board, how cool is he!!!??? His fabrics are amazing and this launch is going to rock the Ebay world with the amazing talent I've been so honored to work with.....fighting the weather here for pics, but here is a sneak peek!!! Check back Thursday for the link to this auction!!!

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Boho Pony

What little girl doesn't like ponies! I added a very fall look to this classy pony set by pairing it with some embroidered denim. Click HERE to see the listing!! Thanks!

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Home is Where the "Art" Is

(Below) Islamic Art; Inspired by my
husband's travels around the middle East. He actually did
some excavation work around the pyramids in Egypt.
Since this silly knee
injury, I've had more time to look around and appreciate the art inside our humble walls. My husband and I both had a severe traveling bug before we got married, and we each had the opportunity to do some world travels, much to the dismay of our bank accounts. We had some amazing travels both together and apart, and we went with the "do it while you can" theory as much as we could! With
both of us still
and forever

(right) Scroll made by a friend in Japan who gave me weekly calligraphy lessons when I lived there. This was a gift before I left Japan. It is in our entrace hallway.

(Below)We got this in Peru near the
Andes mountains in our
travels together. It hangs in our living room.

having student loans both from our undergraduate and Masters degrees, traveling may never have been the wisest financial choice....but we will always have the memories of our years and years of worldly travel. I thought I'd share some pieces around our home that are beautiful to us and represent fond memories of people and places that have shaped us.....

Handmade by my FIL
for our wedding gift in 2000

My husband did this stone work above our
fireplace. This is an 11-foot ceiling. He has
an eye for doing this even though this was his first
time doing stonework. I love our "hands"
photograph. is missing one little
baby hand as we thought at that
our family was complete! Wrong!
I painted this mural in Kaden's room before we moved in last year.

Kaden's artwork on our

wall. Can't forget the artistic expression of a 2-year old.

This incredible Japanese fabric was given to me by some friends who traveled to our wedding from Japan. My husband had it matted and framed for my birthday some years ago.

Yes, this does constitute

art in our home.
Little treasures are the best and
stir up fond memories when displayed
as art pieces in the home!
This is a simple "coke"
bottle from my travels with
friends in Thailand.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

ain't nothin gonna break-a my stride...

" ....ain't nothing gonna slow me down, whoa-oo, I've got to keep on movin...oooooo"

O.K. well maybe this does break my stride. And slows me down. And has certainly made me less fun. Here we are on vacation...which usually includes hiking, kayaking, beaching it, running after children....and most of these things are happening...without me!! I had a little "meniscus tearing" incident occur just a few days before we left, and has left me on crutches for 7-10 days!!!

We're still having fun though. I borrowed a wheelchair which has allowed me to get pushed at great speeds around the campground by my husband who is forced to entertain himself by all of this. The kids enjoy getting turns riding in the wheelchair and I can pick things up with the crutches when anyone drops things. I am served like a queen instead of being the one doing everything for everyone at all times! And I'm most certainly the brunt of all family jokes here all of a sudden.

Soooo, here's hoping for a speedy can't just be a gimpy queen forever now can she??

Cousin Hunter taking good care of Wynter for mommy!

Who's gonna wash me??? Not mom!

Tie-dying Tee-Shirts with Aunt Jacki