In retrospect this week was pretty wonderful. [these photo’s are not in consecutive order but I didn’t feel like fixing it. Time is of the essence right now!]
Ava is crawling! And this is how she’s starting to sit up. She’s got a cute little lean going on. 🙂
A pretty wonderful and candid picture of us.
One of the rough days.
More than usual Ava Leigh has things in her mouth. We’re keeping an eye out for that first tooth!
Yesterday morning, Jameson and I had a date and headed to Jacksonville to spend a few hours with my good friend Erica and her two boys! We swam, we played and we talked some good heart stuff. I am so so thankful for her heart and honesty.
I will forever remember this day as a tipping point for me as a mom and just as a woman in general. Seeing my great. great need for a Savior. This is why I say the week was good in retrospect. It’s never enjoyable to be stretched and convicted and refined. It’s never enjoyable to go through the fire, even for a short time. But the outcome is always strong and beautiful.
Seriously, how cute is this little diva?
We got to enjoy a short but sweet visit from our friends the Pflugi’s! John is so stinking cute! And it was adorable the way they all played together!
I love her so much! I can’t wait to meet Miss Paisley!
Jameson and Ava’s first bath together!
We always enjoy time with the Newby’s. Even the hard times. Love you guys ❤
Lots of Bible journaling this week!
Ava Leigh is somehow SIX months old!!!??!
Time flies when you’re having fun!
This last month has been such a surprising blessing. Luke and I both spent a lot of time in previous months talking and praying over my talents and where I need to use them, how it can benefit our family, how to spend my time and which to focus on the most. As far as a hobby that earns us money, I have decided to focus all my efforts on calligraphy. Everything that will fall under this will be making signs of different sorts and maybe if I gain enough skill, addressing envelopes for weddings, miscellaneous invites, etc. The plan was to get enough practice and work behind me to eventually open an etsy shop.These were all things we discussed. Once the decision was made, I started nonchalantly posting things on Instagram and Facebook. Different quotes I had scribbled with pen and a few things I brush lettered on wood and canvas. Within days I had over a dozen people texting and emailing me asking how they could go about getting pieces made. It has continued every single day. I am so happily overwhelmed. This is such an incredible answer to prayer. And what a confirmation that I’m going in the right direction!
Thank you to everyone who is placing orders and thinking about doing so. You can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss your ideas! 🙂
Here are a few peeks of things I’ve been playing around with. Most of these are just impromptu pictures taken with my phone. I’ll post better ones soon!
These first two, and a few others were written with a pointed pen and dipped ink. Actually writing with it is easier than I expected although I have SO MUCH PRACTICE to put forth in order to be where I’d like with this skill. It’s fun in the meantime. 🙂
For signs, I always practice out my sketches and almost never like what I first come up with. These are a few pictures of rough drafts.
Here’s a few fun little signs I made on scrap wood.
A canvas piece.
A letter to a friend.
The beginning of the biggest piece I’ve ever done! I’m pretty proud of how it turned out. I’ll post that another day. 🙂
And these are a few calligraphy pieces I just did a few days ago for some friends at church. Just written out on scrap cardboard.
So, that’s where I’m at today. I can’t wait to see where I’m at a month from now!
So, we gave peas a try the other day.
Needless to say, he was not a fan.
No post here. Just pictures really. I was thumbing through Lightroom and found these hidden pictures of our New Years Eve sleepover at our best friends house. And believe it or not, we grownups actually made it to midnight!
So, have a Happy New Year, ya hear?