Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Cherry Pie in the sky

I recently saw this lattice pie pocket mold on the williams-sonoma site and had to grab it to make some pretty little pies with Lyla. This mold is so easy to use you just cut out the dough using one side of the mold and then seal the pocket together using the other side. Then bake on a cookie sheet for 25 minutes. It's as easy as Pie!

I wanted to use fresh cherries since it is cherry season, but I figured that would be too much work for Lyla. She thoroughly enjoyed the canned stuff anyways.

I love her face when she is concentrating - Aaron makes the same face when he is concentrating.

Oh so Yummy!!!!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

felt flower headband

I made this felt flower headband using this tutorial from the purl bee to make the flowers.

Then applying hot glue to the bottom side of the headband and wrapping yarn around it.

Then I left the excess thread attached to the flower and simply sewed it to the yarn that was glued on the headband. P.S. I love my new macro lens!

Pretty Little Lyla! I'd like to make these in a few colors - maybe using blues and greens. I really like girly stuff life flowered headbands but in more masculine colors, I guess it's my tom-boy roots that keep springing out.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Toddler Music

I have recently discovered Laurie Berkner and Lyla loves her so much. It's so cute she runs around the house singing her songs - I love the sound of Lyla's sweet voice when she sings. I recommend The Best of Laurie Berkner if you are looking for fun music for your kids to sing along to.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

july 4th photos

I made this little flag banner for july decoration to hang under my mantel, which has become my seasonal decoration spot. I used this tutorial and I love how vintage all american cute it came out.

Then of course I had to take 4th of july photos of my girls in front of my homemade banner in their very cute matchy but not too matchy jean dresses. I would like to make this a yearly tradition. Can't wait to scrap these!

Beautiful Sage's first 4th of July!

Monday, July 5, 2010

7 years of Love

Today marks seven years since Aaron and I committed our lives to each other. Marriage has truly been one of the most amazing things that has happened in my life. Not that it hasn't had it's trying times but when I sit and think over the past 7 years I can truly say it has been an adventure beyond my wildest dreams and I am more in love with Aaron today then I was on the day I said I would spend the rest of my life with him.

So to my love - I have truly loved the past 7 years being your wife, best friend and mother to your children and I still look forward to growing old with you!
- Pokey

Aaron did a photo journey for our anniversary last year so I wanted to do one this year. Here is our story (the short version) in picture form. I'm also including my favorite songs that remind me of us.

On our DTS outreach in Laos
Vietnam at Angkor Wat
Saying goodbye at the airport before we came back on staff with YWAM
Our crazy hair stage
Our honeymoon to the Florida Key
Kunming, China
Adventuring in China
You and me plus baby Lyla makes 3
Our trip to Savannah this year
Our family of 4

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