Monday, August 30, 2010

Uncle Jordan

We have been so busy in August, and it has been a blast!! I will start with Uncle Jordan's visit.
Maya loves Uncle Jordan!! He lived in Colorado for a short time, so Maya has probably seen him more than any of my other family members.

We had to eat outside, because Colorado evenings are the best!

We took Maya to the fountains and Uncle Jordan loved playing with her!

We met Brett at the park, he was having a fun day at work.

Maya's friend Mia was at the park, look how brave she is!
We went for ice cream at josh and jons

We went to the zoo and Maya got to feed the giraffes!

and feed the birds
Maya saw her friend Zane at the zoo, she didn't want him to leave

love my little girl

Uncle Jordan we loved having you, come again!!
more August fun coming!

Friday, August 20, 2010

And the Winners are...... plus some new headbands

After randomly drawing names out of a bowl with the help of my mom, the 2 winners for the headbands are.....

Janelle Bolin
Emily Shurtleff

Emily & Janelle, please Email me at with your shipping address. Also let me know if you have a preference on which of the 2 headbands pictured above. Thanks for participating!!

I have made a few new headbands that I will be adding to my etsy shop here are a few photos

Also here is my Etsy shop link for anyone who is interested

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

a Giveaway, why not!?

As most of you have seen on facebook I have been crafting away at making headbands. It has been really fun and for me working on crafts, it is like "getting away" just a chance for me, my thoughts, and some creativity! Especially lately, I have been craving just some alone time, to process..
Here is some photos of me at work!

Recently some of my friends, the Spahns used my new heaband work in a photo shoot of their one year old daughter Taysen. They used an amazing Photographer, Sara Joy Photography who has awesome work!! Check out her blog and the photo shoot of Taysen 1 year

So I thought, I should have a give-away to people who read my blog!! What fun!! I am giving away 2 headbands, each separately. All you need to do is

1) leave a comment on my blog!
2) Wait 1 week for me to announce the 2 free give-away winners ( you have until 8/18/2010)
3) winners will be selected at random and announced in a blog post

Here are photos of the 2 headbands I will be giving away!

Thanks for reading!!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

the Spahns

I love including friends in blog posts ( I hope they don't mind). We have lots of wonderful friends here in Colorado, the Spahns included.

The Spahns have been in our small group for years, but we have gotten to know them a lot better this summer, especially since they have a little girl, Taysen, that Maya loves to play with. The Spahns are so fun and what we love best is that they like us too!! They are so good at inviting us, and including us and really making us feel like great friends. And when we are together it is easy, natural, not awkward and always fun. Just a bonus is the fact that we all love Old Chicago!

Heather, is my personal favorite Spahn ( I love Chris and Taysen too) but Heather I can relate to most. She would do anything in a heartbeat for me, even though she has the craziest, busiest schedule out of anyone I know. She usually calls me weekly and is so great at keeping up with people ( a quality I wish I had). She is honest, totally organized, continually learning and seeking the Lord and she is a wonderful mother (just to name a few).

Just recently, knowing that I needed some girl time, Heather treated me to a pedicure. It was another reminder of they great support and friendship we have had after loosing our baby. After our pedicure we decided to take the girls up to the Childrens Museum in Denver with the boys.

The Childrens Museum is a great place for toddlers. The girls has so much fun! They got to go inside a fire truck, play in children's land, shop in a miniature grocery store, play in a bubble room, do art, and have a dance party. Everything was set up for their age. We will be back again. Of course the day wouldn't have been complete with out some ice cream.

Here are some of the photos from the day.

Our little train conductors.
Maya kept saying "All Aboard"

Mini Whole Foods Grocery Store
Maya's Favorite

Blowing Bubbles
Bubbles! Bubbles!

My little artist
Little Dance Studio

Taysen is a Daddies girl

Great ending to a great day

what a short video of Maya dancing