Tuesday, August 25, 2009

I have tried to sit down to write a new post for a week now. I have a million things to write...to tell you...to report...new pictures to show you...it's such a beautiful day I am going to the pool with my two youngest boys...I will try again tomorrow...I know you understand.

Sunday, August 9, 2009


You know those people that have that gift. The gift of touching you with their life and words...

that would be my sis!

I am in awe of you!!!

Check out her blog!

Friday, August 7, 2009

Autumn Surprises

"Everything that is new or uncommon raises a pleasure in the imagination, because it fills the soul with an agreeable surprise, gratifies its curiosity, and gives it an idea of which it has not before possessed." - Joseph Addison

This summer has been a fun preparation for new fall designs..."a pleasure to my imagination." This week as I was packing up a big box of caps for a boutique order, I found my self enjoying the caps because they are new and fresh for fall. New pictures are coming. Nellie and I are very excited to take new photos and can't wait for you to see them. But, the photo shoot must wait for a short time because there are more important surprises awaiting my amazing photographer who is preparing for her precious new surprise due Aug 26th. This baby is a long awaited gift and we can't wait to meet him or her.

Until then, I thought it would be fun to "gratify your curiosity" with some photos from this box.

There's more to come....

Saturday, August 1, 2009

A Son Is....

It's 4 am and I just finished baking a birthday cake. I love this quiet time to catch up, to reflect, to pray.

Tonight, I am catching up and preparing for my oldest son's birthday celebration. It will be a busy day of celebrating with our family...celebrate his life we will. I can remember his birth like it was yesterday. Sweet Michael, we love you and are so proud of you. Watching you grow, and moments spent with you are pure joy. I love watching you build legos, shoot hoops, draw a picture, play soccer, love your brothers and sister, read a book and explore the world around you. I appreciate and applaud your organization because you certainly didn't get that from me. My heart is filled to the top with love for you! For you I wish this...

A son is...
a baby who is wished wondrous love;
a child who is wished endless joy;
a boy who is wished understanding and ever-widening circles of knowledge and friendship.

a teenager who is wished strength in any surroundings, courage in every circumstance, and a recognition of the wonders that await his tomorrows.

and a man, with paths to walk, with bridges to cross, with mountains to climb.

A son is an amazing combination of all of these things, and he's quietly thanked everyday of his life, for the priceless joy he brings. - Douglas Pagels

We love you son! Happy 8th Birthday!!!!

Pictures are once again taken by wonderful Nellie...see www.nellie-photography.com