Wednesday, November 16, 2016

leaf art

You know that project you do with wax paper and leaves? Well I changed it up a little by using clear contact paper and adding some lace and a paper doily. Pretty cute and easy :) 
 

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Beautiful November


Skye and I had a gorgeous walk today....absolutely perfect weather and color! 

Getting ready for art class! It's all about the humble turkey :) 


Basketball season! I'm so proud of my boy!! (Number 22) he's on the varsity team this year even though he's still at a junior varsity level - he's sitting on the bench but learning a lot. 


Wil just had his first orchestra concert -love that  guy and his cello :) 


Love this guy too :) 

Can't forget this cute face! 


Then there's my mini-me :) 


Cozy kitchen 

 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 

Monday, November 7, 2016

embroidery + inspiration


Just when it starts to get cold outside I like to start stitching :) this was fun - the little ones are great because you feel so accomplished when you finish it fast ! 

I think I've found my inspiration for 2017!! MATTHEW 5, 6, & 7 for 2017!!! I LOVE all three chapters and feel like they encompass the whole of a Christian life. Will have to think of a way to showcase these chapters --write on chalkboard wall ?? Maybe a passage at a time - we could divide the chapters up amongst the 12 months. 2017 is going to be wonderful. I can feel it...



 

Friday, November 4, 2016

overdue for an update !!






It's been forever since I've given a proper update!! I'm going to try and do this really fast because (unfortunately) I have no patience for blogging any more :( BUT! I know that I'll really be happy in the future if we have a record of what's going on. Oh boy, here goes....

In January we enrolled Wes in a Christian school close to our house...it was a hard decision at first because we've loved homeschooling, but he just was at an age (or stage) where he needed more than I could give him. We have loved our decision and we love the school!! The teachers and administration love the kids and it's been a great place for him. Wil is going to go as well as soon as he gets into high school next year (9th grade). 

It's been a good transition for us and now I see how nice it is for them to be there for high school. It's also nice that we will ease ourselves slowly out of homeschooling and not all at once !! 

So we are going in several different directions all at once - Wes' school, Wil and Skye homeschool, then other stuff that goes along with it. 

So thankful for God's constant leadership in our lives and showing us which way to go!! HE is so kind!! 

The pictures up there: we switched the boys room with the school room!! So our school room is smaller and downstairs - the boys are upstairs with the weight set and foosball table (it makes more sense that way) 

We are so enjoying running races with the boys!! A color run this summer, and a race in Greenville this past week. Dave ran a half marathon and the boys and I, 5k. 

Oh dear, this doesn't do several months of our lives justice ...there was camping and concerts and who knows what else !! Maybe this will convince me to blog short and regular :) 






 

Sunday, July 31, 2016

Dave + Sara [17 years!!]
















Happy 17 years to us!! So thankful for our marriage :) God is sooo kind to us and has blessed our union. We are more in love and closer to Jesus today. Here's to 50 more :) 

Thursday, April 7, 2016

Art Day!

Chalkboard Labels

Little canisters, jars, and containers, how I love you :) Chalkboard labels make you even cuter! 

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

C A M :: raleigh (contemporary art museum)

Ready for another great Raleigh destination?! This was from our field trip last week and the same day we visited lucettegrace (previous post) ...notice the theme - yellow ! :) 

To be honest, I had high expectations for this museum. Looks fun from the outside, and the location is great (warehouse district)...so I was the tiniest bit disappointed - but ONLY because the current exhibits weren't my favorite. They had about 4 artists' work on display and it just wasn't my thing necessarily...but, the museum itself is a great space filled with light and possibility. The kids really enjoyed the classroom where you could create your own works of art using a ton of supplies on hand. (I've learned that the boys are older now and they will scoff and complain about something for about 10 minutes - then enjoy it and get involved. Which is what happened in the classroom when Skye and I took our time and worked on some art. They eventually joined in and made some funky stuff ) 

I will be keeping my eye out for upcoming exhibits and next time bring a skateboard ! ((If you bring a skateboard you get in free:-)) 

On that same day in Raleigh we also saw an iMax movie about the national parks which was gorgeous. (There you go, Monica...more places to visit :-)) 

Monday, April 4, 2016

lucettegrace::raleigh




I'm blogging from my phone (amazing, right!) so I can't leave a link, but if you google it, you'll find the French bakery Lucettegrace. 

The kids and I went last week during our spring break while we were enjoying downtown Raleigh. We are having fun searching out the gems while exploring our "city of oaks" :) 

It's a bit pricey, so we picked out 3 desserts and split them all 4 ways. My fave was definitely the salted caramel brownie. But the passion fruit tart and creamsicle pie were good too. (And adorable)

It was all so cute...I'm loving  yellow right now!! I also love the window "mannequin" up there :)