Friday, November 28, 2008

{Opening up Shop!}

Dogwood Designs
We are now open. Close to you!!!{through your screen}
We have a few items up, with more to come. Check back often!!!
Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Giving Thanks most of all to the Lord our Provider

Monday, November 17, 2008

O is for Orrin, O is for One

We had Orrin's birthday party a couple of weeks ago when my parents were still in Ohio. Our little house was full of friends and family in every room.
This is as close as I'm going to allow on Orrin's cake.
It was a sad flop but it still tasted good

[Here is my pride coming out]
This is what the cake was suppose to look like with a few more boyish accessories.
[Cakes from Arabella's first birthday]

Cupcakes for our Guests

Treat bags for the children filled with old fashioned candy and animals

Orrin is One!Cousins waiting for some action

Birthday Boy with his cake!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Orrin is ONE... and PRAYing for our children.

Happy Birthday Dear "Buddy-Buddy" as Bella calls him.

It really is so hard to believe that it has been a year!!

Our sweet baby Orrin
a few hours old.

Orrin's Birthday Breakfast

Cream of Wheat with blueberries

[poor Orrin with his diet restrictions, no french toast for him]

Figuring out ( after the fact) the blowing out the candle part!
Made me laugh!

Trying out Orrin's big boy car seat that came in the mail today.
and it seems GREEN was the color of the day.
Pictures of Orrin's party are still to come ...I have been having technical difficulties and time issues.
Hopefully soon.
Praying specific prayers for our children has always been something that I have felt the need and had the privilege to do. So I was thrilled when Angie @ Bring the Rain (link is also in side bar) made a great example for us as Christian parents by challenging us to pray 7 times a day for 7 days, connecting to activities to remind us to do so. Please take a look and consider joining her in this. All that we do for our children is nothing with out HIM, our LORD. Pray!
Some birthday prayers for Orrin William as he grows from 1 to 2
Father God,
May Orrin feel your presence always
The LORD replied," My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest. Ex 33:14
May Orrin learn to praise you with song from his mouth and have a thankful heart.
The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trust in Him, and I am helped.
My heart leaps for joy and I will give thanks to him in song. Ps 28 :7
May Orrin learn that in obeying his Papa and Mama he is obeying
and glorifying YOU our GOD.
(and may I as his mother not allow him to continue in sin even
when I think they are "little, not going to matter sins". Whining is sin.)
Orrin, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord. Col 3:20
Lord, May Orrin learn the value of sharing with his sister and friends
Give to everyone who asks of you, Orrin, and if anyone(Arabella, etc.) takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back. Luke 6:30
Father, We give Orrin back to you. Help us , mold him into the young boy you want him to be. Praising you our Heavenly Father,
your children t&b

Monday, November 3, 2008

Fall Leaves {and an end of an "era"}

Our big helper
sorry a little blurry, she was working so fast!

Orrin wasn't too sure about the leaves but Arabella thought they were great

{wreath taken off of my parents door of their "home" in Ohio}
After 5.5 months my wonderful parents went to their real home in California, marking the sad "end of an era." We immensely enjoyed the time with them and are hoping to be with them again around Christmas time. Arabella and Orrin are going to miss their "in person" grandparents. I have said from the beginning of moving away, that we as adults can still maintain our relationship across the miles but with the children you miss out on the daily growth and little things.
{Which has been the whole point to this blog, for all of you to peek in our everyday lives.}
So Grandpa and Grandma check in on us anytime! We miss you already!