Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving

For Family Home Evening last week we made a grateful garland. I had Brian print pictures of things that we are grateful for and we talked about each one with the kids. It was fast and simple and had a gospel message. We are so grateful for all of our many blessings and all of our family.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Burp Rags

I made Burp rags for my one of my girlfriend's baby showers the other day and was commissioned to make some for another friend. She was going to give themas a gift as well. The first ones I ever made I had given this friend and she said that they were the best she has used. I was so pleased. So I added them to my store.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Ellie's Firsts

The other day Ellie went to the dentist for the first time. She did great!

Then last week Ellie got her big girl bed and put herself to bed for the first time. My heart about broke when she told me that she didn't need me or Brian to tuck her in. "I do it myself." oh boy...I made Brian take a picture of her sleeping that night.

She did fall out of the bed the next morning. I have since rolled up a blanket and put it on the edge. That has seemed to have kept her from falling since.

Sunday, November 21, 2010


I was looking through pictures and just wanted to share a couple that I really love right now. These photos also make me grateful for my family. I am grateful that my children get to know their Great Grand Parents. I was lucky enough to know all but one of mine and I got to have my Grandma Betts until I was an adult.

I love this one! It is so sweet! I love that Brian captures great moments.

This one makes me crack up.

This is my Grandpa Robert Doty. My mother's father. I see him in Mikey sometimes. I know that Ellie and Mikey might not remember this but I am glad we have pictures. I hope My family is around for my children until they are adults.

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Learning to Love Michigan

Like I said before we are finding ways to love Michigan. Also like I said before one of the cool things of Battle Creek are the balloons.

We were switching bedrooms around and I heard a very familiar sound. I heard the roar of a balloon engine (that is probably not what it is called but oh well). I hollered  for Brian and he and Ellie ran out side. Boy we get excited easy. Right away Brian put the kids in the car and we were off for a balloon chase. That is fun. Ellie was so excited and was always looking for the balloon. We followed it all the way until it landed.

Fun times!!!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Cheap Entertainment

We love cheap entertainment! Ellie and Mikey love the pony ride at Meijer. It is still a penny like when I was a kid. I love Mikey's smile! All of my children bring me great joy (amongst the craziness).

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Shopping with Mom

Today I took Ellie and Mikey to the store. They were so cute. We got a lot of compliments on how cute they are. What can I say?

This is Mikey most of the time. 
Then he realized I had the camera on him and had to cheese it up.

Then Ellie climbed the STOP sign. I am saving this one for later. She cracks me up and is still so tiny.

Thursday, November 11, 2010


On Monday we made a table square for the Thanksgiving holiday. I thought it would be nice to have as our family grows and fun to watch it change.