Monday, July 19, 2010

I have a new website! :)

So I had to let my website go a couple of years ago when business was so slow, but of course after I did, I started getting busy again! I have mostly been selling on Etsy and Ebay, but I stumbled upon Wix, a great little site where you can design your own website for FREE. Of course you can always upgrade to a paid site with more features, but until I see how busy I will be, I think the free site will suit me just fine! :) I even got to design it that! You can use one of their templates and just add to it, or you can design it from scratch which is what I chose to do. it is! :) send me a message and let me know what you think! :) ( keep in mind that it is still a work in progress! ;) )

Pied Piper Originals

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

So yea...Ava Grace is 2 now!! ;)

Her birthday was in February, but I wanted to share her big day. The child is an absolute NEMO fanatic. Do you know how hard it is to find NEMO party supplies these days? I did score some paper goods from ebay, but other than that, I was on my own. We didn't get to spend her first birthday with her, Her adoption party was a celebration of her 1st birthday and a welcome to the family party combined, even though she was over a year old. I just needed those 1st birthday pictures for her baby book, we weren't too far off..she was 14 months old. Hard to believe that she is already 2 and been with us for over a year time flies.

( we had a bubble machine, she loved it)
The party table

blowing her candles out, she didn't quite get it. :)

My sister and I stayed up all night making her cake
it was great together time..I loved it, she is still in FL
so it was nice to spend that time being creative together!

I don't normally like character clothes, but I wasn't going to deny my sweet pea a NEMO outfit for her special day. My intention was to applique it all, but time got away from me so I ended up painting it instead. I made her a hairbow, necklace, bracelet and shoes to match it and we were good to go..she loved it..and I love there ya go. ;)

It was a good day..lots of love shared, lots of tears shed..happy tears..Well, I can't go now without sharing the story..I was a bit teary all day, just kept pinching myself y'know? this is really my daughter, I am really throwing a 2nd birthday party for MY daughter..those kinds of things. I thought I had myself composed by the time we started to sing Happy Birthday. Terry was on one side of her and I was on the other and as we were singing, she reached out one hand to Terrys face and the other to mine, stroked our cheeks and said " MY MOMMY, MY DADDY" in the most loving little voice. well..I dont have to tell you that the tears started flowing, not just from Terry and I, but I looked up and everyone around us was crying. People that listened to my fears that she didn't really know that I was her mommy because for so long she called everyone she saw mommy. In that moment, all of the confusion was gone....Indeed, it was a very, very good day!! :)

Monday, June 21, 2010

So, it's been a while

Oh goodness, I promised many more posts after our adoption, because of course I had to brag and show her off, what I didn't realize is how limited my time was about to become. I can't believe it's been almost a year since my last post!! I would say life with 3 kids is amazing, but what I NEED to say is, life with FOUR kids is amazing! :) No, we haven't adopted again, but we did decide to still foster, something we thought we would not do anymore after adopting Ava Grace, we did take a year long break and decided that it's just who we are, it's what we do, and as happy as we were, we just missed it..meeting all of those precious little people who have changed our lives in so many different ways..I came to realize that I needed them, as much as they needed me, and so here we are..I believe right back where God intended for us to be and who knows.. I may be putting another adoption announcement up again in the future ( don't tell my husband I just said that! ;) ) and so we are lucky enough to have been trusted to raise 8 month old baby "K" for a while. I can't post pictures of him, but trust me when I say he is simply scrumptious!

Alot has happened this year, our first Christmas with Ava Grace was wonderful, I think we all had more fun watching her than we did anything else! :) something wacky is going on and I can't seem to load pictures, I will get to that tomorrow because you simply MUST see how the kids are growing! ;) and there is some crafty goodness going on in my house too!