A sneak peek…

Homeschooling — Bentley now knows A, B and we have been working on C this week.

Baby Mum mum — Marseille loves to eat Baby Mum mum and that’s it! No solids yet.

What I’ve been up to the yesterday and today…

Homemade fabric covered buttons… covered buttons bring a little happiness to my heart!


Panga suit giveaway

Here is an interesting bathing suit. I like the idea of it. The Rubber Punkin is giving one away if you would like your chance at winning one!

*S*N*O*W* YAY!!! and the Olympics

Yesterday afternoon the snow began to fall and fall and fall. We were a little more than excited. I had been praying that it would snow, because we have been out of town every single time it snowed here this winter.

I took Bentley outside as the snow was just beginning to fall and he loved it. This morning, however, he wasn’t quite as sure. It was a lot harder to walk because there was so much snow! We are so excited and thankful that we got to experience some real snow this winter. It was very powdery snow. It’s starting to melt really quickly though!

The snow was falling into the evening so we decided to eat by candlelight with the windows open to see the snow! It was a lot of fun. Even Bentley thought it was exciting. We had hot pastrami sandwiches and white bean dip, both recipes out of my Food Network Magazine for celebrating the Olympics. I love the Olympics!!

Danny and I did watch the whole opening ceremony! It was pretty interesting, but nothing with top Beijing’s opening ceremony for the 2008 Summer Olympics. Poor people had a flawless ceremony until the lighting of the torch! They must have had a good dress rehearsal :)

This morning, Marseille woke up around 6AM and I nursed her and put her back to bed, did my morning reading and then went out for a walk in the delicious white snow. It was so peaceful and quiet. I couldn’t help but praise God for creating it! I grabbed my camera and took pictures as the son was coming up. It was beautiful!

When I got Bentley up and told him there was snow, he was so excited! He loves to eat the snow… and that is about it! He laughed at Danny and me as we were running around throwing snowballs at each other. I made a snow angel and tried to get Bentley to make one too but he didn’t want to lay his head back. Danny and I put him in the snow and moved his arms and legs back and forth for him.

After Marseille woke up, we all went on a walk in the neighborhood. It was great to see all the kids out… there are a lot more kids in our neighborhood than I thought! Tonight is our date night… we moved the date night that we go out to Saturday so that way Danny can’t run late :)

It’s our B date, so we are going to Brixx, Barnes and Nobe and Bath and Body Works! It should be fun :)

Here are some pictures of last night and this morning:

Okay, that’s all the pictures for now. I’ll try and put all the pictures I took on a slide show :)

Project 52: Date Nights

I began to plan our date nights at the beginning of January, and while collecting ideas on the Romantic Vineyard I came across a post for Project 52. Check it out! We are so excited about our 52 date nights this year. This is what we have in store. It’s fun planning dates on a tight budget.

We have dates pick out for each week of the month. Thursday is our date night, but we think we might be switching it to Saturday because Danny doesn’t run the risk of being late!

Week 1: Cozy Coffee Shop — decaf coffee and books what could be more romantic!
Week 2: ABC Date — this is our only date out and it’s themed to a letter of the alphabet
Week 3: Game Night or Movie Night
Week 4: World Travelers — this night will be themed to a destination: food, music, and looking through books about set country.

So… Janurary’s dates:
Week 1: Planning dates together
Week 2: A — We went to Atlanta Bread to eat, then played Arcade gamed and Air Hockey at Frankie’s Fun Park.
Week 3: Movie Night — I believe we watched Iron Man
Week 4: United States– We were in FL so we walked around Winter Park’s Park Ave and ate Ice Cream!

February’s Dates:
Week 1: We read Don’t Waste Your Life… by John Piper because we don’t have a fictional piece to go through yet! Don’t Waste Your Life isn’t a monthly read!
Week 2: B — Burgers, then get a Book at Barnes and Noble, go to Bath and Body Works for lotion for a Back Massage! Who doesn’t love a good excuse for a back massage!
Week 3: Card games – Phase 10 and a couple other new ones that we got!
Week 4: Canada — Celebrate the Olympics! I’m a huge fan of the Olympics!


Cool Koi Pond down one of the allies to a really fancy restaurant!

Project 52: Date Nights logo

Pick one spot

My sewing room: It’s almost finished, just a few more things to put on the walls and then we will be done. Sort of! When we get more funds… than it will be complete! But isn’t that always the case :) Now, if I can just find some time to sew!

It has even changed some since this picture…

We are supposed to be finishing tomorrow, so hopefully I’ll be able to add some new pictures this weekend!