Happy 4th

We had our church picnic sunday and I got some cute shots of Seamus. The other 2 were too busy running around to stop for photos. I need to get some fast action film to get their photos. (p.s. – I added some photos of the quilt on the last post (here) — this is pre-quilting; I still need to layer it and quilt it)

I’m really struggling with finding enough time in the day to do all of the things I want to do (do I hear nods of understanding??) I’m insane-o with the “how-to” books from the library: how to take good photos, how to sew, how to design for print… yadee yadee yadee

On top of that I have bible study and my usual daily bible reading.

Oh, and the kids. I do have three of them and they need my attention.

This is an area that needs serious prayer. I want to learn it all, but I can’t. My kids need me. That is my priority during the day. But I have this internal drive to create too.

So, I’ll be praying for wisdom. What does God want me to create? How does he want me to use my time daily.

Did you realize that the same power that rose Christ from the dead is available to us daily to get through our days??

I’d be crazy not to take advantage of that.



… the past two weeks have gotten away from me!¬†We’ve been enjoying the warm weather and going to the pool is our daily activity. Abbie is back to where she was last summer: jumping in and swimming underwater – she is our water bug. Quinn is enjoying the water, but prefers to just sit on the steps. With Seamus, it is harder for Quinn, because he can’t jump into my arms like he did last summer. Seamus just falls asleep – the movement of the water rocks him right to sleep.

I’ve been working on my first BIG quilt. It looks really nice so far. I had to hand measure and cut all of the squares. They are sewing together really nicely. (The corners are lined up well!) I’ve never sewn anything this big! It’s exciting. Abbie has told me she wants it for her bed.

I had training monday night at the Hope Clinic for Women and feel so blessed from my time there. I can’t wait to begin volunteering there. I’ll have more details in the weeks to come. It’s a beautiful place with a beautiful, eternal mission.