Wednesday, June 29, 2011

DuFour Four

It makes my heart happy that we are a family of four!

Kinlee is only nine days old in this photo. More photos of her portion of the photoshoot to come. I am hoping to have a few free moments in the next couple days.

Thursday, June 23, 2011


I got a new toy a couple months ago. Well it is new to me and I love it! I just recently made room for it and can't wait to sit down and make my first project with it.

This was my grandmothers sewing machine that she bought when my mom was a little girl. My mom (who is a rocking seamstress, quilter and master of the sewing machine and has her own blog here) learned to sew on this when she was in junior high.

Isn't it so cute! I love the vintage, retro look!

In all honestly I have not done much sewing in my life. I took home economics and my mom taught me to sew when I was younger but I just never really picked it up as a hobby. Well in the last couple years I have seen some things in the stores that are a small fortune that I think "seriously, I could make that." So I had been wanting one for a while. I let you know what I end up making first!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

brief update

Our little Bean (as we have started to call her) is six weeks old today. I can't believe how fast time has gone and how much has changed and transpired in that time. She is starting to gain some good weight and even has some chubby cheeks. Just tonight we had to move her from newborn PJ's to 0-3, she grew out in length, not width. She is one tall bean! Our eating issues have not resolved the way I would have wanted them to, but I am coming to terms with them. The main issue is she is eating and gaining weight! She still loves to cuddle and will falls asleep so quickly when she is cuddling. She loves to sleep and almost never cries; only when hungry or has some gas struggles. She is a precious addition to our family and she is adored so much by her big brother and her mommy and daddy.
Bubbha is growing so big and it is amazing to watch him be a big brother. He is always wanting to give her kisses, calls her his baby and if she makes a peeps finds a paci and gives it to her. Although he had some issues adjusting, behaviorally (only to mom and dad), to a sister he is starting to do really well. He amazes me with the knowledge that he has. He has learned to spell his first and last name, orally. He is enjoying his summer playing with his friends and going to new spots in SD.
Chris is getting ready to teach a class at our college Alma Mater in the fall. He is very excited. God is working in our family and there are lots of things that are getting ready to change. Right now many things are up in the air and it is hard for me to be patient and not know how all will work. But now we are praying and waiting for God to reveal his plan for our family.