My kids


Quilt Top In a Day

Posted on June 6th, by Amy in My kids, work in progress. 11 comments

I know, I surprise myself too! Sewing with 4 little ones running around can be challenging. I just have to plan ahead for naptime and I sew at the kitchen table. This is a blessing and a curse. A blessing because I can be in the midst of my kids while working on little bits. A curse because I have to pack everything up constantly. Oh well, it’s what God has on my plate for now – so I make the best of it!This quilt will be for my shop – finally! Joe still needs a quilt, I am reminded often, that he is the only one in our house without a personal quilt. But he is a lot more particular on fabric choice, so it’s a bit tricky. … Read More »


Birthday Girl

Posted on June 1st, by Amy in My kids. 7 comments

Our Sophia is 3! She has become such a big girl, in the last year she — became a big sister.- had her first haircut.- was potty trained!- has loved being a mommy to her baby dolls.Sophia is a sweetheart, she loves to snuggle and build forts with her sisters. Sophia means wisdom, and she has proven very smart this last year too! I love you Sophia! I am so thankful that God choose to make me your mommy, may He continue to bless you!


Finished Quilt

Posted on May 28th, by Amy in finished quilt, My kids. 8 comments

So yesterday I sat off and on when possible to finish the binding by hand on Emmalie’s quilt. By late afternoon I had finished – my hands were numb at that point so it was a good thing! It went straight to the wash, for the puckery finishing touch. I took it up to Em as she was trying to go to sleep – she looked at me with huge smiles, “I love my quilt – thank you mommy.” She melts my heart everytime =) We had a photo shoot with the quilt this morning -A few of my favorite details . . .One happy little girl!


Did I tell you. . .

Posted on May 27th, by Amy in My kids. 4 comments

Owen is walking?! Last week he had his 11 month milestone and it seemed to be the day he decided to walk. He has been practicing for at least 3 months – one, two steps here and there, occasionally a third. Then it turned into five and six steps at a time – until finally this last week he has been walking across rooms!My girls all walked by their first birthday but Owen has been a bit early in the movement department in relation to them. Either he really wants to chase them or he just has a bit more coordination and muscle. He’s just too much fun. Of course he is happiest when I am sitting in one spot so that he can play with me watching on. So here’s a few … Read More »


What a Weekend

Posted on May 26th, by Amy in My kids, work in progress. 1 Comment

We have been in party mode around here. First, my birthday was a great day, family, fun and shopping! The three greats. I went to the outlets and got all stocked up for summer. I had been thinking back to last summer and remembered that I spent it indoors, in sweats with a newborn. So the summer duds were very timely =) Second school is out – hooray! Ella is already looking forward to 3rd grade with a couple of best friends. We am so happy that she loves school, it makes getting her out the door much easier. So now to fill up the days with all 4 at home, and work around the nap schedule! It all will work, we just need a few more art supplies, and another … Read More »


Monday, Monday

Posted on May 19th, by Amy in gardening, My kids. 1 Comment

Usually I feel a little whiny after a long Monday – not today! The sun was warm and bright and it was the last Monday of the school year. Just writing it makes me smile, no more Monday alarm clock, no more pestering Ella to get ready before school, we just have to make it through 3.5 more days! That is totally doable.

Yesterday I purchased dirt. My raised bed for vegetables was looking a little low, and it is warm enough at night now to support veggies – yeah! So I dumped the couple of bags I bought and mixed the compost all over and I felt like a kid playing in the mud pies we made on occasion growing up. (Washington, on the Olympic Peninsula is very rainy.) I probably wasn’t nearly … Read More »


Complete Quilt Top!

Posted on May 17th, by Amy in My kids, work in progress. 2 comments

Hi there! Just a quick post to show you the completed top. I loved putting this together – it was so fast and simple. It measures 52×78″ – not quite twin, but I am happy with it! My plan now is purchase backing fabric and batting – then get to quilting. Until then I think I will be practicing new forms of quilting – I am ready to move past the straight line quilting I have done thus far.Hope you are having a great weekend -Blessings – Amy


Birthday Girl

Posted on May 14th, by Amy in Celebrations, My kids. 5 comments

Happy Birthday Ella! I am so proud of my Ella girl. She is a great big sister, a super student, a good friend, and a big helper to me.

At 8 years old I can hardly believe where the time is gone! I have learned so much about being a mom with Ella, and so much about myself. I have learned that the main purpose of our children is to grow and learn in the process. So even though I don’t always do everything right, my ability to learn on the go, and God’s strength, helps me through this season of life. I love you Ella! May God continue to bless you in the coming years.Yes that is a bb gun in her hands! She enjoys the great outdoors with her daddy … Read More »


Mommy Moments

Posted on April 27th, by Amy in give away, My kids. 1 Comment

I have been catching up on all the posts I missed this week with my parents in town. One of the first posts I found – after yours, of course! – was a photo contest in honor of mother’s day. Over at 5minutesformom you can get all the details to enter too! $1000 Amex gift card – from Eggbeaters. Why not enter – right?

Two pictures – I had to post the second. We all know that “imitation is the highest form of flattery.” And this is one moment where it paid off for me. You always hope and pray that they pick up the good stuff from you not just the bad! Owen was two months old at the time this picture was taken – just waiting for me while I got the girls ready for bed. As … Read More »


Fun with Grandpa, Grandma AND Paint!

Posted on April 24th, by Amy in My kids. 3 comments

So it goes without saying this has been a busy week. I have so many blogs to catch up on – but find myself here for a few minutes and thought I would give you a few snipets of what has been going on!

Our girls love Grandma & Grandpa – they always bring presents! Yesterday Emmalie had to help Grandpa get something out of the trunk of his rental car. She was barely able to control herself when she saw a brand new princess bike – just what she “always wanted.”She had a blast riding her bike off and on – as adults would go outside with her. Grandpa even outfitted her with elbow and knee pads – just in case. Now once summer is in full swing (one more month of school) we … Read More »


Getting Thicker

Posted on April 8th, by Amy in My kids. No Comments

We had haircuts the other day for the girls. Emmalie and Sophia are both working on growing lots of hair – my Owen, only boy has more hair than my girls. They were bald until 2 usually and then it takes a good 3 years to get real hair – opposed to the super fine baby hair.

Sophia

Emmalie – loves posing!Ella needs a trim too, but Owen woke up from his nap before I could get to her. Soon enough!


Spring Break =)

Posted on April 7th, by Amy in bracelets, My kids, work in progress. No Comments

Ella is home this week for Spring Break – unfortunately we woke up to snow falling this morning, again. (big sigh) My girls weren’t at all excited. Ella had hopes of riding her bike and scooter outside all day – it is spring break, I had thought about getting bubbles and watching them blow and blow. But once again it is too cold. In the Utah mountains, we get snow off and on through May even a bit in June if we’re lucky, but it has been a really long winter with lots of snow and we are really ready to move on.

On the bright side – I was able to complete my quilt! It was too dark all day to take pictures – I will try tomorrow. I love … Read More »





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