Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Zeke's 3rd birthday

So Zeke had his third Birthday this year.

here are some pictures of another beautiful day.

Zeke got to decorate his own cake. 
He looked though a cake book and decided he wanted a butterfly. 

I took him to walmart to see if he liked another cake and NOPE- he wanted a blue butterfly. So we bought some candy for it. 

The sun was in his eyes AND melting the icing!

The kids had a blast playing on the play structure.


 more pictures:

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Carmen's Cancer Comfort Quilt

A friend from my Sunday school class was recently diagnosed with breast cancer. In fact, I was the last person she was talking to in the dr. office before she got her test results back. They were not worried since she was 36 and it didnt look like something she had to be too worried about so we were laughing and joking about things in the waiting room. 

She got the news that it was cancerous. 

I started planning. (and shopping!)

I knew I wanted to make a quilt for her and I knew I wanted to involve people from church. What better way than a signature quilt. 

I started researching. I ened up using the Sharpie "Stained" fabric markers as they didnt bleed as much and they stayed pretty dark after washing a bunch of times. 
(before washing- and I forgot to take an after)
 I also started playing with the layout.

I got people to sign the quilt blocks with messages of comfort, healing or prayers or scripture.

We had to be sneaky as I didnt want her to find out about it! We met in empty sunday school rooms without her knowing, I had people sign blocks when she wasnt at the wednesday night programs. After her mastectomy I was able to get a lot of people after church to sign blocks since it was a combined service!

I had wanted to give it to her before she started chemo, but life got in the way and she started last Wednesday. 

The front- 80 squares, all signed

My dedication block. I didnt sign it as I usually do and filled in a block instead.
we even had kids sign

My long arm quilter had this lovely pattern for an awareness ribbon with the flower in the center. - matches perfectly!

the back, another 8 squares signed

Love the binding- has a bit of sparkle

I gave it to her today (Sunday)

When I said I had a present for her, she pulled it out and said something along the lines of "I thought it would be a quilt"

But then she noticed the signatures and was blown away.

covered in love

Our thoughts and prayers are with you Carmen!

Monday, October 22, 2012

Night Photography!

One of the Scavenger Hunts past topics was Long exposure. I have never done it before and my shot really did suck.  I have learned a lot since then. 
We were at Myrtle Beach this past weekend and I decided to try my hand at it again. 
I brought out my tripod (and should have worn more than just shorts and a t-shirt- burr) and +Dave DeBaeremaeker and gave it a go. 

here is what I came away with. 
one of the nights was on the beach outside the condo in North Myrtle Beach
the other was at Barefoot Landing in Myrtle Beach. 

Please take a look and see what you think. 

(my S100 only does 15 sec i think, taken on the TV setting)

 at Broadway on the Beach

The Beach at night- thats Myrtle Beach in the distance.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

First food

I have been a bad blogger as I havent been blogging a lot lately.
here is one reason why.

This is a picture heavy post of my 5 month old trying her first food.

here we go


Zeke wanted to eat supper by her. 

 she likes it!


slightly boring video here but Dave was in the hospital for flipping off his bike and I wanted to share it with him.
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