Thursday, March 24, 2011

So Bella is really into stacking her blocks. But she realized that she can have fun stacking other things too, like cans in the pantry. Its neat to watch her concentrating on her building skills.

Some updated pix of Bella

Tuesday, March 15, 2011


Just needed to "blog" about a book/movie I have been into lately. Its called "Christy" by Catherine Marshal. They played the movies on TV, it was made into a miniseries back in the mid 90's, and was recently re-aired on tv. I was so hooked to it, DVR'ed it and keep watching it. I am just taken w/ all the characters. I feel like I have a lot in common w/ her, with her mission and being a teacher I guess. I was so upset w/ how the last episode left you completely dangling! I thought there was more to the series, but found out it did, in fact end with the 19th episode. I couldn't believe it! She is torn btw. two loves, Preacher/ Doctor. I personally liked the dr. best. I checked it out and quickly flipped to the last page, apparently it doesn't really tell you about her future and how it all pans out. I was even more intrigued when I found that the book is based on the author's mother's mission to the Great Smokies of Tennessee. I read more about the real 'Christy', and how she went back to TN after 40 years and how things had changed. Has anyone read/ or seen the movies? What did you think??

Friday, March 4, 2011

How Time Flies . . . .

My how time does certainly fly. Here is Miss Bella on her first birthday (which was Nov. 8). I know, I know, its MARCH now. And I have plenty of other pics to post but its getting closer to my bedtime, so I will do this quickly. We had a wonderful holiday, which we were blessed to spend with family. We are healthy and happy. Chris switched jobs, and is now working for The Local Book. We are still living in Greenville and love our friends here. Bella is now sleeping through the night, which I am so very very thankful for. She is also cutting molars hmmmm, has had several cysts in her mouth during this process, teething has not been so good for her. But she is running around and saying new words and babbling. She says 'mama' dada' 'grape' 'bye bye' 'star' that's all I can think of for now. She loves mama to read to her, and she loves to go to the park. Finally, a little warmer weather for more frequent visits to the park. Well, I'll post more later.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Pumpkin Patch!

Well, today we finally went to the pumpkin patch! We also enjoyed all the animals, including ponies, sheep, chickens, llamas, pigs, donkeys, peacocks, rabbits, ducks, cows and a little goat we rescued. His head was stuck in the fence, and with some gently maneuvering, we were able to set him free :) Our dear friends Eileen and Olivia accompanied us. They also had a kiddie corn maze which was fun. There were hayrides, but those are only reserved for school groups on weekdays. I think Bella enjoyed eating the dirt and hay mostly. Funny girl.

Friday, October 8, 2010

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! This little girl is ready! We tried to decorate our tiny "yard" as best we could. I then tried to get Bella to sit nicely and pose for the camera, but it wasn't happening. These are the best shots I could get. Hopefully soon we will be visiting the local pumpkin patch. I think Bells is ready! She has several cute Halloween outfits.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Fall Things

As I have mentioned before, I love the Fall. Even though the weather hasn't felt much like Fall, I am exited for a change in seasons. I love the colors of fall, and the holidays, esp. Thanksgiving. So, here is Bella in her Fall "attire" I love the smocked pumpkins and flowers! And, thanks to my "martha stewart" mother, look at my beautiful wreath! We got it at Target, and it just had these orange beads, and Mama whipped up something much more enticing complete with bow!! We got the little pumpkins and gourds from Michaels! I absolutely love it!!! Thanks Mama!