Friday, November 26, 2010

So Many Things….

There are so many things I want to blog about!  If I had time, I would sit down and write a separate post about each and every one of these things.  But today I do not have time, and I do not see myself having extra time for about a week because I have so many orders to keep up with for my business {Insert Here: HUGE BLESSING!!!} and my dear friend Tara and I have a booth at our church shopping fair next weekend.  So, any time in the next week that I have to spare will be spent in my “sweat shop” creating masterpieces!!

If I had time to sit and blog lengthy paragraphs about the delicious and sometimes goofy details in my little life, here would be some of the subjects:

* The amazing date night Brandon and I were blessed with (Thanks to Bubbie!) last weekend – One word: Houston’s! 

* All of the blessings in my life that I am thankful for…this list is too long to count!

* Our {very memorable} Thanksgiving Day – Side note: Addie is never going without a nap again! LOL!

* The delicious chipotle gouda and havarti mac and cheese that Brandon and I made together on Thursday

* The utter joy and trickiness of decorating for Christmas this year!

* Experiencing Addie’s awe of our lighted Christmas trees (especially the mini-tree in her room) and the appearance of “home” from the curb.

* Remembering as I decorate that the gift of Jesus is why we celebrate Christmas

* How much I have missed my little four year olds over the break! 

* My brother, Brian is doing great in rehab and I would love your continued prayers for his healing.

*And finally, our annual family fall photo shoot! We have the most wonderful photographer. We took pictures in downtown McKinney on Tuesday.  You can visit her site by clicking HERE.   I am trying to wait to show all the pictures until I pick a few for our Christmas card, but I am IN LOVE WITH THIS ONE and could not resist posting it!!! Oh, and if you happen to click on her link, you may see a few more!!!  She is so talented! 

Addie 

This little girl MELTS. MY. HEART. 

Friday, November 19, 2010

Sweet Landry’s Dedication

We were so blessed to attend our sweet little Landry’s dedication at Fellowship Church last Saturday night!  He was absolutely ADORABLE in his little argyle sweater and newsboy hat.  Hillary and Brad were so sweet to take us all out to dinner at Salerno’s (one of my VERY favorite Flower Mound local cuisines) after the service where we celebrated sweet Landry’s life and this monumental day!  Thank you Lairds for including us!  We had a great time and are so happy for your family!

Sweet Landry,
Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight. ~Proverbs 3:5-6
We love you SO MUCH!
~Uncle B, Aunt Chelle, and Addie B.

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Sunday, November 14, 2010

I’ve been TAGGED!

I’ve been tagged!

And if you are reading this, you have been too!
Here we go!

8 things I look forward too
1. Growing old with my hubby!
2. Seeing Addie every time she wakes up
3. Vacations! Going to the beach
4. Weekends
5. Having another baby (or two?)
6. Christmas
7. Pedicures
8. Girls Trips


8 things I did yesterday
1. Had lunch with the Cannons
2. Attended and celebrated sweet Landry’s dedication
3. Sewed, sewed, sewed!
4. Held hands with Brandon
5. Talked to my mom
6. Played with Addie on the floor
7. Updated my etsy shop
8. Wore my fun black boots

8 things I wish I could do
1. Sing
2. Run
3. Be a good baker
4. Be good at a sport – any sport!!
5. Be good at photography
6. Have one more conversation with my father in law
7. Live closer to Mom and Carol
8. Have a date night once a week

8 shows I watch
1. Grey’s Anatomy
2. Private Practice
3. Quints by Surprise
4. So You Think You Can Dance!
5. 19 Kids and Counting
6. Any food network show
7. Imagination Movers LOL
8. Mickey Mouse Clubhouse LOL

And I am tagging….

All of my friends who read this blog! Email me your list or post it on your blog!!! I love reading about each other!

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Chelle Belle Baby Holiday Line 2010

If you have a minute, I would love for you to check out the fun things I am sewing up this holiday season by clicking HERE.

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Love to all!

Friday, November 12, 2010

Phases and Stages…

First of all, let me just say that this little face….

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brings me more joy than I ever thought humanly possible.  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE being her momma and spending my days with her.  She never fails to turn a bad day around for me with a simple “Hi!” or a kiss or a hug for no apparent reason.  I also love that the trash truck makes her giggle beyond measure and that, too reminds me to stop and smell the roses.

However, as a first time mom, I am thinking the phase we are in right now – approximately 19 months – is one of the most frustrating times I have seen with her and it was not something I was expecting!  Here is why:  She is still a baby in so many ways, but she is a toddler in so many ways.  She understands how to do the right thing and how to do the wrong thing, but she doesn’t always understand the logic behind the discipline.  It’s impossible to reason with a 19 month old, especially when her safety is at risk.  When I tell her it is not ok to stand on the coffee table, she thinks I am so mean – but I want her to understand that I am just trying to protect her from falling. I realize that the day will come when she understands this, and STILL thinks I am so mean…but at least in my heart I will know that she understands.   Anyway, she is trying us more and more but we are sticking to our toddler curriculum, and constantly aiming to “begin as we mean to go,” however, some days it is just a little more trying than other days.  It sure is a good thing she is so darn cute, isn’t it?

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So tell me, all of you experienced moms out there in blogland:

whether your baby is 15 days old or 15 years old, what phase or stage are you facing right now?  I know I can’t be alone!  Let’s encourage one another!  Email me at harmon0323@yahoo.com or leave a comment here so others can see too!

Loads of love,

Addie’s BLESSED Momma

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The Hunt!

This is one of Addie’s daily adventures these days and this morning I caught the series of events on camera!

Addie’s thought process:

“Marshmallows, marshmallows, where are you?”

Digging…Digging…

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“Found them!  How fast can I run with them?”

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“Maybe if Mom doesn’t see me I can eat the whole bag in a corner somewhere!?”

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“I will just set them here to figure out how to open them…”

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“DANG!  I need help opening them!”

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“Thank you Mommy!”

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“Ahhh..Life is good.”

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Monday, November 8, 2010

My First Show!!

This past weekend my precious friend Cat hosted a Holiday Open House to benefit the March of Dimes and she invited me to be a part of the event by hosting a booth!!  It was so much fun and I received several orders!!  I am working on item descriptions for my holiday “line” and will be posting them on my etsy site and Chelle Belle Baby blog very soon!  Here are a few pictures of my little corner of her home during the Open House. 

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My Embroidery Fonts Display (Thanks Alyson!!):

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And the bags in the photo below are made by my sweet mother in law, Vivian.  They are great little tote bags for just $25 and can be personalized for an additional $5 if you are interested!

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Such a wonderful learning experience for me and Chelle Belle Baby! 

Thank you Cat for giving me {us} this opportunity!!!

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Thank You Amanda!

I have this friend named Amanda and she is one of the sweetest people I’ve ever known!  We have such a great time with her and Rylee!  AND, she is always there for Addie and me, when we get in a pickle and need help.    The most recent way she saved the day was by watching Addie on Friday morning so that I could sew for the show on Saturday. I was starting to panic a little about all I still had to do!   Her little girl is Rylee, who I always say is Addie’s BFF.  These two girls were born about 2 weeks apart and have so much fun together.  Addie loves Rylee very much and tonight she said her name about 25 times.  I had to explain that Rylee was at home with her mommy and daddy.  The cutest part is that Amanda says Ry does the same thing, so much that now Rylee will say to her, “Addie…home…”  Smile  So cute!!  Anyway, Amanda planned a Thanksgiving craft for the girls to do together, fed them breakfast, and even loaded them both up in the car to take them to a playdate.   She is an amazing friend and Addie and I are so blessed to have her and Rylee in our lives!  Here are some pictures Amanda took of their morning together.  Thank you Amanda!  You are a gem! Addie loves being at your house as you can tell from the pictures!!

BTW, you can check out Amanda’s blog by clicking here.  It’s a super cute blog!

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