Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Molly's Summer Hair Cut

Yup, this was the best picture I could get, she is such a stinker!!!
I know a few of my friends wanted to see Molly's haircut, we got 5 inches off! It is SO much easier, I had them cut it all to the same length in the back now. For the past year Molly has sort of had a giant comb over in the back, where her longer hair has covered the area underneath that had been shaved for surgery. And, as the hair in the back grew out, the top layer sort of dipped in and laid funny. But now, it is ALL the same, and lays great!!! YEAH!!!!

Friday, May 27, 2011

Rag Quilt!

I was so excited with how this rag quilt for my girls turned out. Tuesday night after they went to bed, I got busy, and whipped this baby up. Seriously, they are SO fun and easy to make. All I had to pick up was the pink flannel I wanted to use on the back. The other squares are bits and pieces of leftover fabric from projects. Molly LOVES it, and hasn't stopped using it since Tuesday!

Here is a closer look at the fraying and the fabrics. The favorite fabric is definitely the pink minky, the girls love how soft it is. I used 9 inch squares, which made it really quick to cut the squares, and to sew up. If you have any questions about how I made my quilt, or how to make your own let me know. They are VERY fun to make, thanks for teaching me how Grandma. :)

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Picture Recap!

The last two weeks have been filled with busy fun, and also lots of wrapping things up for the year. Molly finished 3 year old preschool, gymnastics and Sunday School. She has learned so much this year, and I can hardly believe it is time for summer break already!

Randal has been in Texas for work this week, and we have definitely started celebrating summer vacation. We made it to Fredrick Meijer Gardens with great friends from preschool, went to the zoo with our cousins, and even made it to the Children's Museum today! Busy, but SO fun!

Here are a few pictures highlights. I don't have pics of everything, but I did catch a couple shots of the girls this week. :)

Here is Molly with her teacher on the last day of preschool. Molly painted a flower pot with chalkboard paint, and we put a Gerbra Daisy inside, and a Panera gift card. It was so hard to figure out a good teacher gift, what have you guys given or received?

Molly with Mrs. Janet, her amazing gymnastics teacher on the last day! I can't believe how much she has improved! Gymnastics has been great for Molly's balance and coordination issues. :)

Ms. Mary and Molly on the last day of Sunday School. Ms. Mary has been such a blessing, and we are so grateful she was a part of Molly's life this year!

The girls enjoying the kite festival with dad. It was SUCH a great day, and amazing whether! Molly and Nora loved watching all the different kite shows.

Sweet Nora playing in the water at Fredrick Meijer Gardens. We had the BEST time with our great preschool friends!

And with a few really warm days last week, we've been doing a lot of playing in the water!

Hum... I had to step in here and explain to Molly that Nora is not a puppy. However, Nora thought drinking out of a bucket would be great!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Menu Monday!

After a busy week with Tulip Time and Molly's last week of Preschool, we are back to a more normal schedule this week. So I'm looking forward to having a few nights to all eat together. :) Here is what we are planning:

Monday- Leftovers
Tuesday- Quick Taco Salad - YUM
Wednesday- "Healthified" Chicken and Broccoli
Thursday- Taco Sloppy Joes - So easy!
Friday- Tortilla Bake - Favorite
Saturday- Niece's Birthday Party!!!

For more great Menu Plans, visit orgjunkie.com and you can see all my old Menu Plans HERE.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Dutch Costumes!

The girls came to watch me Dutch Dance tonight and I got a chance to get some pictures of them in their Dutch Costumes. This is one of my busiest and favorite weeks of the year, it is Tulip Time in Holland, Michigan. LOVE it! Here, Here, and Here are some of my older posts from Tulip Time.

My 3 year old Dutch girl!

My 1 year old Dutch girl!

Molly was so proud to wear wooden shoes like mom. She even took them to show and tell at preschool.

Molly practicing her dance!

And Nora waving to EVERYONE, like usual. Her favorite thing to do. :)

Monday, May 9, 2011

The Will of God

The Will of God (author unknown)

The Will of God will never take you
Where the Grace of God cannot keep you,
Where the Arms of God cannot support you,
Where the riches of God cannot supply your needs
Where the power of God cannot endow you.

The Will of God will never take you,
Where the spirit of God cannot work through you
Where the Wisdom of God cannot teach you
Where the Army of God cannot protect you
Where the hands of God cannot mold you.

The will of God will never take you
Where the Love of God cannot enfold you,
Where the Mercies of God cannot sustain you
Where the peace of God cannot calm your fears
Where the authority of God cannot overrule for you

The will of God will never take you
Where the Comfort of God cannot dry your tears,
Where the word of God cannot feed you,
Where the Miracles of God cannot be done for you,
Where the Omnipresence of God cannot find you.

Over the past few weeks I have been having some crazy depression/anxiety issues and haven't been sleeping. So with Molly's MRI last week, it was just a hard time. But after reading this on my friend Lynette's blog, I felt a real sort of relief. I just really wanted to share it with all of you.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Happy Mother's Day!!!

Happy Mother's Day...

To my Mom!

My Mother-in-law!

And my two beautiful girls who call me Mom!

And to all of the amazing women I know who are either mothers, hoping to be mothers, have a great mother in there lives, or a memory of there mom. Happy Mother's Day to you all!