Monday, August 31, 2009

new places

I haven't been using this for a long while have I? After we moved I started a flickr site to share pictures as I found the blog too time consuming when I have so many other things I should be doing. I just looked at this blog again after almost a year and noticed that there are still some people who check it. Well...surprise, surprise there's a new post! My sister Alisa and I have started a blog together, just recently, to record our crafting and homemakering (is that a word?) adventures.

My flickr is: http://www.flickr.com/photos/clothedinpurple/

and our blog: http://makingmorewithless.blogspot.com/

We'll see you there!

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Birthday Party

On the Tuesday between Anneke and Lukas' birthday's we had a party for all three kids. Lots of fun to have all their friends over, even if a little crowded. I made a "pizza" cake that was so easy and fun.

(click on the picture to get a good look at the cake - pretty authentic isn't it?)






That's it for birthday's for a while - I think we've had enough cake to last a few months!
What a change it will be for us to celebrate a birthday in December!

Happy Birthday Tessa!

Yesterday our little girl turned two! Our beautiful, sweet and stubborn girl. She understood that she got cake and opened presents but for the most part the day went by as normal. So, she got her presents in the morning and later Michelle, Aidan and Ben came by one more time for cake.




The pictures of her blowing out her "canles" are still on the camara. I'll put them on later...maybe :)

Happy Birthday Lukas!

This past Sunday was Lukas 4th birthday. Our little boy is not so little anymore but still so cute (I'm allowed to say that right?). Uncle Jeff and Aunt Michelle and boys came for cake again and Mommy's Opa and Oma came for coffee after second service. A special day for a special boy.






Saturday, May 17, 2008

Happy Birthday Anneke!

Today Anneke turned 5! I can't believe it's been 5 years already but at the same time I've been thinking of her as 5 for a long time already. Hopefully this coming year goes alright for her with our big move and going to Kindergarten in the fall.

We had a nice day starting with opening her presents, then having cake with Uncle Jeff and Aunt Michelle and family, going to the pool this afternoon, and lastly, pancakes for supper.

Here are a few pictures...
And just because there are lots of pictures of Anneke already, here's another one with a shirt that I made for her.

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

We're moving!

Yes...Conrad got a job in Edmonton! Wow. It hasn't really sunk in and I'm not sure when it will - maybe when we start packing? It's all very exciting and the next few months will be busy, but it will be very hard to leave here. When we moved here almost 6 years ago it was just the two of us and now we're a family of 5! We have some great friends and a wonderful church community that we have to leave behind. One wonderful thing though, belonging to a federation of churches, we know we'll be immersed in a familiar church community in our new place.

Next week Saturday all the birthday fun begins. Anneke and Lukas really understand what's going on and are counting down the days on the calender. Should be fun!

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Waiting and pictures

So Conrad had his two interviews last week and now we wait...and wait some more. Hopefully we'll know soon what the Lord has in store for us.

Lot's of pictures to share today!
Here is the bag/purse I made for a friend. It was a lot of fun to make - very rewarding. I even put a zipper pocket in it!

I cut Anneke's hair last week and it looks so much nicer. She never keeps anything in it all day (usually because she wants to bike and her helmet isn't comfy with it in) and ends up looking like a "rag-a-muffin" as my Mom would say. So short it is again and now if the ponytail comes out it doesn't look so bad. And see the missing tooth! She's only 4 yet - isn't she too young for this?
Here are the kids having some sort of tea party on Sunday afternoon. It's not that often you see all three playing the same thing together. Tessa's getting older though and she's starting to get what playing together is.
And something very exciting...I finished the top of Anneke's quilt! Yea! I still have a long way to go in layering and quilting it (I'm a bit nervous about the quilting part) but it's very exciting to have it this far and I love it!
Recognize the corner fabric Jennifer?