Friday, October 29, 2010

My baby turns nine, and other weekend goods.

It is Claire's 9th birthday!!! My little darling is old. I mean, for me to have a 9 year old means,
I am old too. I will always be exactly 20 years older than her.
Yes, that does mean I had Claire when I was just 20.

The day Claire was born, was the most beautiful, stormy autumn day.
That night I lay in the hospital with my new little "toad" I remember praying to God thanking him over and over again for this beautiful present in my hands.
I couldn't believe I was lucky enough to have her.
Such a beautiful, perfect creature.
Now that beautiful, perfect creature still is becoming more beautiful and learning many of life's lessons. Actually we are doing it together, and I have loved every step of the way.
Happy birthday to my toad.

Also, a few other mentionables:

1. Jordan Ferney at Oh Happy Day is offering her husband's talents to you.
Paul Ferney, is an amazing artist. He paints breath-taking scene's with glorious color.
Now he is offering his artwork for you. Go here for more information.

Here is Nicholas this past summer. I love it so much. I kind of want a portrait of every child. Except a little birdie told me that if you want this, you have to act NOW,
his calender is filling up.

The Lower Lights.
If you love calm gospel themed music, then you NEED one of these discs, better yet you NEED to rent out this beautiful band to play at your next big party, or something. (Christmas work party). With names like Mindy Gledhill, Sarah Sample, and Scott Wiley, and sooo many more all involved in the band, it will knock your socks off.
When I first heard the Lower Lights sing at a private family concert this past July,
I cried through the whole thing. It was inspiring and beautiful.
Check out here to see a video.
(Jed Wells amazing work)
Click here for your own button.
And here for more information.


Kurt Knudsen's beautiful star giveaway on his etsy shop.
Well, Mr. Knudsen himself has picked a winner.
Amer5b- You are the winner!! Congrats!
Kurt picked you becuase of your amazing e-mail here:

Kurt told me about her response: "More than her comment, the fact she has 5 boys age 9 and under is reason enough to give her a gold star (or red or green or purple or...)"

Thank you to everyone who purchased a star in October, 20% of the proceeds will go to the Maricopa Burn Center in Phoenix. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
By the way, there is still a few days left in October, go buy your own star now. Here.

(Amy, go to the Kurts esty site and convo him your information)
Last, but not least,

Another call for the Matthew Mead calender featuring yours truly.
I am so excited about this new magazine, I can barely stand it. Go here to buy your own.
And check out here to read a little holiday question and answer I had with one of the editors.

Happy Halloween!!!!!