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Born In A Stable – Christ Our Ark – For All To Be Reborn!

Merry Christmas! We love you all! Love, Nik, Laura, Ellie, and Marko For this Christmas, I’m so glad to be able to share with you (with permission) this song, written by my dear friend Martha Mac Iver.  She hopes that … Continue reading

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September Sewing: Ellie’s Birthday Dress (and I develop a new obsession)

Well, I seem to be on an every-two-week posting schedule around here.  Hopefully one of these days I’ll find the time to be a real blogger again! We found this fun Amy Butler print (and the solid pink) while on … Continue reading

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April Sewing: Matchy, Matchy for Babies

Back in April, I went on a bit of a baby blanket sewing frenzy.  For these four blankets, I made matching little pouches to go with them.  Two of the blankets were for second-born babies, one was for a third-born, … Continue reading

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2009-2014 Sewing: The Project That Just Refused to End

Back in 2004, I decided to sew the names of all my nieces and nephews (plus my honorary niece and nephew) in cross-stitch.  As of 2008, I had finished three of them, finally got them framed, and gave them as … Continue reading

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Up From The Grave He Arose!

Up from the grave he arose; with a mighty triumph o’er his foes; he arose a victor from the dark domain, and he lives forever, with his saints to reign. He arose! He arose! Hallelujah! Christ arose! Happy Easter! Love, … Continue reading

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Pi Day Celebration! (FAIL)

I have to admit that often I think, “Oooo, we should do this for the blog.  It would be funny.” Sometimes it works, like when I get the kids to sing a cute song.  Other times, it fails miserably and … Continue reading

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Off To Alaska! (Part 3 of 3)

Here’s Part 1 and Part 2. Finally, I present to you a few videos from our trip, full of cute children doing cute things.  How could you not want to watch them all? #1: I interview the girls about their … Continue reading

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Off To Alaska! (part 2 of 3)

Here’s Part 1. We didn’t see the older cousins very much (you know, school attendance being important and all that) but we did get to hang out with them a bit.  Alex made the coolest little mouse out of the … Continue reading

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Off To Alaska! (part 1 of 3)

The second week of December, I took my kids on a plane to Alaska by myself (I’m crazy, I know) to visit my family.  It was a bit of a spontaneous trip (i.e. we only bought our tickets in the … Continue reading

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Handmade Christmas 2014: A Baby Bird For A Brand New Baby

As is my custom with my nieces and nephews, I sewed a little baby bird (using this tutorial) for my newest niece, Annika, who was born the middle of November.  This is the first time I’ve had the chance to … Continue reading

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