I just wanted to post a picture of canvas #1 of 4 that I was lucky enough to win on Brandie's blog at Dream CustomArtworkabout a week or so ago. I just absolutely love it!!! Brandie does a fabulous job and is one fabulous person. Go check her out!! She told me she already has ideas for my spring canvas... Sooo excited and can't wait. (By the way, sorry about the nasty glare :-)Thanks again Brandie!!! I loved the giveaway!
Here is the newest addition to the Jones family. His name is Bentley. Jason and I have been really hesitant about getting a puppy for the house, but Olivia really wanted one & we felt like she needed a companion, so we gave in. He is a 10 wk old Shih~tzu and he is just precious. When we went to pick out a puppy, Jason and I spotted this adorable little brown puppy, but Olivia's heart was set on Bentley, and afterall, it was HER puppy, so we let her pick him out and we are glad we did. He has been wonderful. He has been here since early afternoon yesterday, and we have only had one accident (that I blame myself for.) Anyway, he didn't bark or whine last night, and is soooo playful. Here is a funny story for ya too. Today I walked into the living room to find Olivia holding Bentley by his front paws, swinging him around in circles through the air dancing with him!!! I about passed out!! I am surprised his legs didn't come off. He is so TINY!!! I will have to supervise a little more carefully from now on.
By the way, if you are wondering what is wrong with Olivia's eyes, she has the pink eye. She woke up last night crying with her eye hurting and then when she got up this morning, the left eye was swollen almost shut.. Bless it! She is home from school with me today. The reddish/brown mark on her nose,,, that's fingernail polish!! :-)
Nice outfit huh?? We are just lounging around the house today :-) She is gonna kill me when she gets older and sees this picture. Teehee!!
So yesterday was Olivia's first day of gymnastics and she loved it. I guess I will be investing in some leotards. I didn't want to buy any until I was sure she was gonna like it and she did. One thing she DID NOT like was the slide. They have a big slide there that is closed in and Olivia has NEVER liked those things. (Nope, not even the one at McDonald's). Anyway, when it was time to jump in the balls and climb the steps and go up to the slide, she looked at me and started crying (or tearing up I should say). Bless it. Our friend Angie that we went with told me that as soon as we got there, she looked at her and said, "I'm not going down that slide!" Hahahaha.. Too funny. Well, she didn't either! After gymnastics we went out to eat at Cracker Barrel (Olivia's favorite place to eat) and then came home. A wonderful day!
After lots of begging, I decided to break down and take Olivia out to play in the snow. I must admit, I love the outdoors, but I DO NOT like the outdoors when it is cold. As a matter of fact, I HATE it. But, I can't hold Olivia back from things she may like, so I sucked it up and took her outside. She was ready to come in before I was.. Teehee :-)
I prayed for this child, and the LORD has granted me what I asked of him.
---1 Samuel 1:27
Livie and Mom
July 11th, 2009
Livie and Daddy
The Gift of Life
I didn't give you the gift of life,
But in my heart I know.
The love I feel is deep and real,
As if it had been so.
For us to have each other
Is like a dream come true!
No, I didn't give you
The gift of life,
Life gave me the gift of you.
We witness a miracle every time a child enters into life.
But those who make their journey home across time & miles,
growing within the hearts of those who wait to love them,
are carried on the wings of destiny and placed among us
by God's very own hands.
--- Kristi Larson