Monday, August 31, 2015


Just a few moments captured with my fujifilm, from our camping trip last week:
(Hiwassee River, TN)

Monday, August 24, 2015

Monday Things...

(iPhone pics)
Isaac and Bo this morning:
 Savannah and Birdie:
Why does she look so grown up?
3rd grade reading:
 Jane, (a friend from church), gave us these beautiful flowers from her garden:

 I met the sweetest lady at the fabric store and she gave me advice on hand-stitching. Isn't it great to meet people like that?

Happy Monday, Friends!

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Good Morning

Good morning from these two! A girl and her cat = true love. May you be as happy as Savannah is with her animal friends :)

Monday, August 17, 2015

1st Day of School 2015!

The first day of third grade is in the books. As you can see, we take our learnin' pretty serious around these parts...
And after I asked him for a more serious face...

Friday, August 14, 2015

Summer of Making

Our table is covered in text books and school supplies, and the red desk is empty for now, as I try to organize books and plan activities for the coming school year. The first day of 3rd grade starts Monday. Eeek. The summer was so long and so short all at once.

The summer of 2015 has been a summer of making. Making memories with friends and family, including a trip (not pictured here) to the Mississippi delta to see my Papaw. Making new crafts. Sewing, knitting, candle making, honey harvesting, etc.

 We kicked off summer break with a tea party.
 Proper ladies.
 Picnic and hike at Natural Bridge, AL.

Isaac collected rocks along the way.
 Vacation Bible School!
 Cake with summer berries. Does this need an explanation?
 Our first honey harvest. I thought the uncapped comb was pretty.
honey honey honey.
Swimming at a friend's pool! It's been a hot summer.

 I taught Savannah to finger/ hand-knit like I did when I was her age. She picked it up quickly! This is one of her first rows. I am so proud of her - she taught her friends in our homeschool group to hand knit. She brought her box of yarn to show one of her friends and then everyone wanted to learn!
And speaking of knitting, I've wanted to learn for years and finally decided, why not now? So this summer I've taught myself to knit.....(thank you, youtube).  I need lots of practice, but am really loving it!
 This is one of two quilt tops I'm working on.
 And here is my beautiful girl helping out with the candle making. I used lavender from my herb garden and lavender essential oil.

I hope all of you are having a lovely summer!