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Tuesday, December 28, 2010


It is so hard to believe that we are about to enter 2011. Is it just me or does that sound so strange? It is that time of year that we begin to reflect on the past, looking forward to the future and what it holds. I know I have so much to be thankful for. The arrival of Maryn Rae Romine on November 11th. tops the list. So hard to believe that last Christmas Missy and Tyler told us that they felt that God was shutting the door on having a baby and after much prayer they had made the decision to adopt. They had begun the process of adopting from Ethiopia. Their home studies had already been completed but God had other plans for them. We all feel so blessed with this amazing gift! I am so grateful . Tyler and Missy are both amazing parents. I know that I will never, ever forget the day Maryn was born . The faces of Missy and Tyler are forever in my memory.

And, next Christmas we will have another little one to welcome into the family. Jason and Leonda are due June 21st. Just in time for Jason's 38th birthday! Can't wait. I love that our family continues to grow!

This was probably one of my favorite projects to work on for someone. I had a call a few weeks before Christmas from a girl that wanted to share her grandmother's vintage earrings with her cousins. I made 10 rings that she gave to them. I loved the whole thought that went into this gift. And the earrings, instead of being packed away in the back of a drawer are now being loved and enjoyed by grand-daughters. What a special gift packed with memories.

nathan and jessa.....will always be close to their mother's heart with this sterling necklace.

This was another fun piece to work on. This client had someone that was very special in her family's life. She asked me to create a necklace with items that represented things she loved.
Family, mermaids, birds, playing dominoes, etc.

Such a fun piece to work on! I hope that she enjoys it.

Grandma found a coupld of hats while in Columbus. I thought they were so sweet...

this is made out of felting and it has a little bird on the side.....

I have LOVED this part of the holidays.....FAMILY...........

This is a piece that I decided to surprise a friend with at the last minute. This hymn was played at her Mother's funeral and holds a special place in her heart.

Christmas was special this year because of this little girl. We celebrate on Christmas Eve morning with our kids with a brunch. I loved the time with them. No rush to get somewhere else. Very layed back.

Miss Molly grabs grandpa's chair when he gets up!

Can never get enough of this face.

Sara....Happy Birthday baby girl!!!!

What a handsome couple! I know women are suppose to glow when they are pregnant...but, I swear, Missy has the afterglow! She radiates!!!!

Maryn and her auntie Sara

And as time is winding down on this year.....we are stilling enjoying those last days of 2010. Sara is here until the 29th. Which means we have been to the movies twice (Little Fockers....ummm you can pass on this one...and True Grit............SO GOOD!)

We are eating, watching old movies, eating and playing games.

Wrapped up watching old movies Christmas day.....Sara checking her text..........lots of birthday wishes!

Looking forward to July when this beautiful couple will marry. My niece Lauren and her guy Kraig. This is an amazing couple. They have been together since high school. They are a neat couple. And our family continues to grow.......

Tonight, will probably be another phase 10 challenge to establish this years "Grand Puba" (this is our title for winner).

maybe watching another old movie. We still have not pulled out "Holiday" or "Christmas Vacation" (did I hear a gasp??)
And there will probably be a little more eating....what is more comforting this a rice krispie treat?

Looking forward to 2011 and what it holds. I have so much to be thankful for this year. God has brought us through another year.....and our blessings are many! Have a very blessed New Year!


Beth said...

Can't wait to see Little Fockers and True Grit. Both on my movie list!!!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

could that baby be any cuter??? looks like you had a fabulous holiday- i am happy for you! stay warm!

Jen Kershner said...

Congrats on your ever growing family. What a blessing that new baby is! I love to hear a story like that. And those pictures with the hats absolutely melted my heart. Who could ever say no to that angel?