Tuesday, March 11, 2014

And we're back! .....In 3, 2, 1.....



Isn't this exciting??



Keep checking on us,
We'll get there,
It's almost time,

HURRAY!

No, really, please, contain your excitement....
;)


See ya soon!
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Friday, May 11, 2012

For now...


Well, for now I am putting this blog to rest.

I have blogged for YEARS and it has been wonderful!  There were times when I had a bunch of littles that this blog was a peaceful blessing in my day ~ a great way for me to vent & share & work out my thoughts on life, God, motherhood & marriage.

But now, with the kids getting a bit older, with my 6th lil' one arriving in 8 weeks or so...I just need a break.  No pressure to blog, no guilt.  There are wonderful blogs out there that I still love to visit, so I'll still be checking in with y'all :)

Perhaps this blog will be resurrected in the future.  Not sure?!  Who knows what life will look like in a year, 5 years?  If so, I hope we'll meet again!



If you want to stay connected, I am on FB and update fairly regularly (I love it that some of my "bloggy" friends are now some of my "FB" friends too!).


So goodbye for now y'all ~ this blog needs a nap!!
Simply,

Lori

Monday, April 9, 2012

Pool, Park & Painting....oh my!



Nothing special going on around here ~ just everyday life, which I guess is pretty special in it's own right!


My son, playing his first ever game of pool.....he *almost* beat his Dad :)
(*Just another reason I LOVE Dorsey House ~ the upstairs!*)

We've been working on school (kids finishing up the next few months, me planning curriculum choices for next month ~ but THAT will be another blog post of its own), Dean is still trying to find a full-time job (all the while working a ga-gillion part time gigs to get us through), I'm crocheting a lot and...well...making a baby :)  26 weeks along now ~ I am getting very excited!!


We are also enjoying the spring weather (which is ever-so-slowly joining us with warmer temps).  Kids playing in the backyard, Isaac learning how to bait his own fishing hook & even take the fish off ALL ON HIS OWN (which is quite the feat for this not-so-country boy - he's gettin' there!), bike riding & even a park day this past weekend.


Micah Dean, lovin' the BIG slide ~ a great Saturday afternoon at the park!

Selah playing hopscotch ~ and yes, she was using our new
Hopscotch Bean Bags

Elijah, enjoying a treat of a juice pouch ~ we don't get 'em that often, so he was lovin' it :)
This park has LOADS of playground equipment, an awesome bike path & a couple covered picnic tables!

A cool teeter-totter the girls were enjoying!

Mostly Isaac just rode his bike around & around & around the bike path
~through this lil' grove of evergreen trees.  Great planning on the county's part ~ it's beautiful!

We are *finally* going this week and purchasing the first few gallons of paint to start the "Painting & Reorganizing Upstairs Project of 2012"!!!!  (this is a big deal around here).  Unfortunately, with Dean working so many part-time jobs and simply not making a lot of money, our painting fund is *sorely* lacking. Therefore, I have made it my current goal to sell as many crocheted items as I can, as quickly as I can, through my Etsy shop (I'm got a lil' mini-etsy widget in my sidebar over there ----> check it out!).  I've finally made enough for this first shopping trip!

We've got an OB appointment this week, which also happens to fall on our 13th wedding anniversary (13 YEARS?!?  How did *that* happen? :)  We're gonna head on over to Home Depot and grab some supplies ~ the boys' room is first - and it's HUGE!!  It's gonna be OHIO STATE all the way, baby!  (yes, I know we live in Michigan.....;)

Once that room is done, the boys can move back into it, opening up the girls' room for painting - then the girls will move back into their room, opening up the spare/music room for painting - then the bathroom, followed by the HUGE "game/play" area & hallway.  I am *so* wanting to finish this huge project up before lil' baby Gideon arrives, but as the days slip by and our painting fund wanes....well, I'm gonna keep up the hope for now!!

Lastly, here's a recent crochet project.  It's not even something I have for sale in my shop, although I guess I could.  Just some sweet lil' owls, handmade for playtime!  Adorable :)


Aren't these lil' owlets adorable?!

I found a pattern HERE and then changed it a bit as needed (they are *tiny*)
I've been enjoying crocheting lil' cute, stuffed animals for the kiddos!

Now it's time to get my house clean!
(well, picked up and somewhat clean....maybe....okay, but I GOTTA clean the toilets!)

Simply,
Lori


Thursday, March 22, 2012

Spring in your Kitchen

Why have square, boring, plain ol' dishcloths??

100% Cotton Dishcloth Duo ~ Aren't they cute??


So much better than my plain ol' square dishcloths.

I'll eventually use 'em, but goodness...they're just so CUTE!
(check out my etsy shop for this & other spring items)

When I have the time (and the motivation, both of which I have been lacking lately), these types of projects are exactly what I need.  They are practical, beautiful and make me smile!  They make my house feel like a HOME and I feel happy in my role of 'keeper of the home'.

It's amazing how such a simple item can change so much....

Simply,
Lori





Wednesday, March 21, 2012

A Springtime "First"

~Taking a Ride~

First lawn mower trailer ride of the season!

Elijah wasn't in the picture 'cause was too busy playing by the firepit ~
That boy has a bit of "pyro" in him, I'm telling ya....;)

Micah finally got the nerve up to let go on the trailer & wave!
Fun times with Papa!!


A ride around our lil' 5-acres, having a quick fire in the firepit, fishing for a few hours in the afternoon, watching the frogs jump into the pond as you walk by....simple ways to enjoy this early springtime weather...

Luv it.

Simply,
Lori



Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Hopscotch Fun

*HOPSCOTCH BEAN BAGS*

It's Springtime & time for some outdoor fun!

So I whipped up a few Hopscotch Bean Bags ~ for the kids & for the shop!

Stop on over & check 'em out ~
and be on the lookout for more springtime items.....


**I got this FREE pattern over at tangledhappy.com ~ she simply has the best patterns, so check out her site!



Saturday, March 10, 2012

Time to Recharge!

As way of explanation for my lack of posts these past few days, I claim dead batteries!!




Dead batteries in my camera & my energy level.

I'm gonna snag some batteries this weekend, so hopefully that will lead to some better blog pictures post.  I'm also gonna head on over to a friend's home tonight for a much-needed "Mom's Night Out" ~ with some great ladies from my home school support group:  CHEBWA (Christian Home Educators of the Blue Water Area).

In the mean time, he's some cute pics of my latest birthday kids:

My Elijah Rock, who is now FIVE!

Luv this pic of him ~ it is *so* true to form!

My Selah-Belle ~ who is now NINE!

~Beautiful girl~

My Micah Dean ~ who is now THREE!

Wearing his Daddy's socks & trying his best to be a  "Big Boy"!
Don't grow too fast, lil' man....



Now, it's time to go recharge!


~Lori