Monday, January 30, 2017

I see you project

Most New Years resolutions are geared around fitness, drinking less, quitting smoking, etc. All great and worth pursuits. Often these resolutions are short lived. True lifestyle changes usually are better made gradually over a long period of time. Terry is on day 30 of a detox diet, consisting mostly of juices and smoothies made from fresh fruits and veggies....and for the most part he has stuck with it and has lost about 15 pounds. Me, I didn't really put much weight into a resolution, more like a life goal that I have been thinking about that has been evolving over many months designed to help me to have a more positive experience in this life. I realized that when I am unhappy, that feeling is usually related to or focused on a person. So my goal is to see you (all people I encounter) not through my eyes, but through my Heavenly Father's eye.....to see past your circumstances, your gender, religion, your race, your culture, your words, your life style choices, your sexuality, your disability etc. To see you in the raw and perfect form that God designed you with unlimited potential. I am trying to see past your temporal choices, the things that I might not like or agree with. I am trying to love everyone, even when they aren't easy for me to even like. I am trying to judge less, understand and help more, and just be at peace.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Been a bit busy....

....because we have a new baby in our family!
I am still not getting full night sleeps three weeks later, a harder transition than Andre's. Caleb is 17 months old, and the kids are loving having him....mom and dad too.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

I probably should have...

Just posted these on here, but it is kind of different than just our regular family blog so I started a new blog: http://livingoncents.blogspot.com/
This blog is about coping with all of the allergies Andre has and how we are adapting things for him and saving a ton of money while doing it too! It is all about frugal living and doing things for yourself. I have a lot of posts already planned and I wanted all of these ideas in the one, same place so I can go back and reference them without sorting through all of the other stuff I post about in this blog even though a lot of it overlaps.

Friday, June 8, 2012

Bitter Blue Bobble Booties

This free pattern is available for personal and charitable use only, and is only for the booties. Patterns for the rest of the set may be made available at a later date. You do not have permission to sell this pattern or items made from it, if you would like to sell items made from it please contact me to obtain permission and consider making a donation to our adoption fund. These booties are designed to fit a new baby, but can be made slightly larger or smaller by using finer or thicker yarn or adjusting your needle size.

Guage is 15 stiches and 20 rows in stockinette equals approximately 3"x3"

Made using sport weight yarn and US size 3 needles.



co 30 sts in french blue

k1 p1 across then change to chocolate and rib 5 more rows

stockinet for 6 rows

eyelete row *k1, yo, k2t* across

p across
k across
p across
k10, k1, m1, k4, m1, k4, m1, k1 turn

p13 turn

k13 turn

p13 turn

k13 turn

p 13 turn

k3, work bobble on stitch 4, k5, wor bobble, k3

p13 turn

k13 turn

p13 turn

k6, bobble, k6

p across
k across
p across
k, pick up an knit 7 stitches on side, then k10 to end of row

p30, pick up an purl 7 stitches on side then p10 to end (47 stitches)

k across
p across
k across
p across
k across
p across
k across

sole

k k2t k14 k2t k9 k2t k14 k2t k

k k2t k13 k2t k7 k2t k13 k2t k

k k2t k12 k2t k5 k2t k12 k2t k

k k2t k11 k2t k3 k2t k11 k2t k

k k2t k10 k2t k1 k2t k10 k2t k

bo all stitches

sew up seam and make a 10 inch icord as the tie or use ribbon weaved through the eyeletes. Use basic embroidery to accent booties with a feminine touch.

Make two alike.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Family of 7 portrait!

Our first family portrait as a family of seven! It was a hectic day battling to get everyone ready, but in the end it worked out....can't believe it is possible that in a few months we could be doing this again as a family of nine!