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October 31, 2008

S&S epatterns

Check out this cool new feature from Sense and Sensibility patterns!! Jennie Chancey now offers epatterns at a much lower price than her regular patterns. Read all about it here!

You can see things that I’ve made from these patterns here and here

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October 26, 2008

And I Quote

“Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying ‘I will try again tomorrow.’” ~MaryAnne Radmacher

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October 25, 2008

Here kitty, kitty...


My mom took these pictures yesterday of my cat, Autumn, helping me sew a new Civil War era reenacting dress for my middle sister, Moriah.


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October 19, 2008

And I Quote

“Excellence is not a singular act, but a habit. You are what you repeatedly do.” ~Shaquille ONeal

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October 12, 2008

And I Quote

“More people would learn from their mistakes if they weren’t so busy denying them” ~Harold J. Smith

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October 07, 2008

Great Grandma Holsinger

My Great Grandma Dorothy Holsinger went to live with Jesus on Sunday, September 21, 2008. Click here to see her obituary

My cousin and I sang part of this song at her memorial service.

My 11 year old sister wrote the following, all by herself to read at Great Grandma’s service:

Dear great Grandma,

I know you had the BEST Sunday service ever, listening to your Lord and sitting at the feet of your very best friend Jesus. The day you left you left behind your 3 daughters who love you and are going to miss their time and talks with you. You also left behind 8 grandchildren that loved you very much. You also left behind 19 great grandchildren and I was very proud to be one of them.

My favorite part of going to see you was your comforting, loving voice that I heard when I came through the door, asking how I was and how my family was doing. I also loved your giraffe collection and was excited to bring you a wooden one from Africa last year.

There are so many more people who miss you, but I know that there is one person who will miss you the most. He took care of you when you fell, he held your purse when you could not, he loved you ‘till your last breath and he can’t wait to see you again. He was true to his word when he said “I do” and “I love you” and that’s why you were with him 62 years. It would have been even longer, but the One who had loved you before you were born and died for your sins wanted you even more and knew it was time for you to go to Him forevermore.

Now you’re in paradise and we’re still down here on earth. You’re wanting us to be there with you-to dance and never get tired, to be happy and never need to cry or be sad, And most of all to listen to our Savior, to look face to face at our Lord, to see the scars of Jesus and to hail God King of Kings and Lord of Lords.

I love you and I will miss you so much, but I’m glad to know you’re with your best friend.

Love, Moriah

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October 06, 2008

Hannah Elizabeth

Hannah Elizabeth came into the world on September 19, 2008. She was born a bit prematurely via C-section, but was expected to be healthy. Hannah’s family lives outside of Tucson, and we’re pretty much the only family they know in Tucson. While Hannah and her mom were staying the hospital, my mom visited them a few times. As soon as I found out what her name was I started to create sort of a nameplate for her. I included the meanings of her name as well as the flowers that symbolize those meanings. I also included a few flowers who’s meanings were special to her unique situation. I was still working on the picture and deciding which flowers to include when we got a call on Wednesday. Hannah Elizabeth had gone to live with Jesus.

I immediately decided to finish the picture, but to change a few flowers. You can see the finished product if you click “continue reading” below…

Continue reading "Hannah Elizabeth"

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2nd annual Tucson Barn Dance

I promised to post about the second annual Tucson Barn Dance. We had loads of fun! Elissa was there with her dad—I met her online a while back and we met in person for the first time at this year’s AFHE homeschool conference. Pictures of the dance can be seen at her blog and here, on the official Tucson Barn Dance website

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October 05, 2008

And I Quote

There are people who make no mistakes because they never try to do anything.” ~Goethe

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